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Child Guidance, Page 312

Chapter 53—The Church's Responsibility

The Church as a Watchman—The Lord would use the church school as an aid to the parents in educating and preparing their children for this time before us. Then let the church take hold of the schoolwork in earnest and make it what the Lord desires it to be.1Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 167.

God has appointed the church as a watchman, to have a jealous care over the youth and children, and as a sentinel to see the approach of the enemy and give warning of danger. But the church does not realize the situation. She is sleeping on guard. In this time of peril fathers and mothers must arouse and work as for life, or many of the youth will be forever lost.2Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 165.

God's Law Must Be Upheld—The church has a special work to do in educating and training its children that they may not, in attending school, or in any other association, be influenced by those of corrupt habits. The world is full of iniquity and disregard of the requirements of God....

The Protestant churches have accepted the spurious Sabbath, the child of the Papacy, and have exalted it above God's holy, sanctified day. It is our work to make plain to our children that the first day of the week is not the true Sabbath, and that its observance, after light has come to us as to what is the true Sabbath, is a plain contradiction of the law of God.3Testimonies For The Church 6:193.

Skilled Workers Must Be Trained for Christ—As a church, as individuals, if we would stand clear in the judgment, we must make more liberal efforts for the

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