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Schools Should Be Established

For each church

“In all our churches, and wherever there is a company of believers, church schools should be established, and in these schools there should be teachers with a true missionary spirit, for the children are to be trained to become missionaries. It is essential that the teachers be educated to act their part in instructing children of Sabbath-keepers not only in the sciences, but in the Scriptures. These schools, established in different localities, and conducted by God-fearing men and women, as the case demands, should be built upon the same principles as were the schools of the prophets.”—P.C., “Need of Church Schools.” PH140 23.2

“I say, again, establish schools for the children wherever there are churches; where there are those who assemble to worship God let there be schools for the children. Work as if you were working for your life to save children from being drowned in the polluting, corrupting influences of this life.”—Idem . PH140 23.3

“If people would encourage the church in which they are members, and establish small, humble school buildings in which to do service for God, they would accommodate their own children within their borders.”—P.C. PH140 24.1

If not more than six children

“Therefore, in localities where there is a church, a school should be established, if there are no more than six children to attend. A teacher should be employed who will educate the children in the truths of the Word of God, which are so essential for these last days, and which it is so important for them to understand. A great test is coming: it will be upon obedience or disobedience to the commandments of God.—Idem . PH140 24.2

For every company

“There should be schools established wherever there is a church or company of believers. Teachers should be employed to educate the children of Sabbath-keepers.”—December 15, 1897. PH140 24.3

“In all our churches there should be schools, and teachers of those schools who are missionaries.”—Idem . PH140 24.4

Several churches unite

“Wherever there are a few Sabbath-schools, let the parents unite together in providing a place for a day-school, where the children of the various Sabbath-keepers can come together. Let them employ a Christian teacher, who as a consecrated missionary shall educate the children in such a way as to lead them to become missionaries themselves. Work while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work.”—P.C. February 2, 1894. PH140 24.5

“We should have private schools in different localities to prepare our youth for our higher schools.”—Sp. T. to M. and W., No. 6, p. 58. PH140 25.1