THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD WORKS TRANSFORMATION OF CHARACTER
“That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10.
And while Christ opens heaven to man, the life which He imparts opens the heart of man to heaven. Sin not only shuts us away from God but destroys in the human soul both the desire and the capacity for knowing Him. All this work of evil it is Christ’s mission to undo. The faculties of the soul, paralyzed by sin, the darkened mind, the perverted will, He has the power to invigorate and to restore. He opens to us the riches of the universe, and by Him the power to discern and to appropriate these treasures is imparted. – Education, p. 28.
The knowledge of God as revealed in Christ is the knowledge that all who are saved must-have. This is the knowledge that works transformation of character. Received into the life, it will re-create the soul in the image of Christ. This is the knowledge that God invites His children to receive, beside which all else is vanity and nothingness.
In every generation and in every land the true foundation for character building has been the same—the principles contained in the word of God. The only safe and sure rule is to do what God says. “The statutes of the Lord are right,” and “he that doeth these things shall never be moved.” Psalms 19:8; 15:5. –The Acts of Apostles, p. 475.
The knowledge of God as revealed in Christ is the knowledge that all who are saved must-have. It is the knowledge that works transformation of character. This knowledge received, will re-create the soul in the image of God. It will impart to the whole being a spiritual power that is divine. –The Ministry of Healing, p. 425.