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Peter’s Counsel to Parents, Page 40

Chapter 5—Remarks at the Los Angeles Camp Meeting

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“A child's first school should be his home,” Ellen White said in 1902. But because the spiritual well-being of young children was grossly neglected in most homes, God's servant urged the establishment of Christian elementary schools.

A concise formula for child guidance is offered. Briefly summarized, it consists of instilling four virtues in children: respect, obedience, reverence, and self-control. Then these are to be coupled with an understanding that God watches all we do and think, on the one hand, and a working definition of purity, on the other.

Remarks

I read from the second epistle of Peter: “Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ: grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:1-4).

Establishment of new schools

This scripture is full of instruction for those who are engaged in educational work for our youth. Our brethren in positions of responsibility should give special study to the management of

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