“In order to be co-workers with God, in order to become like Him and TO REVEAL HIS CHARACTER, WE MUST KNOW HIM ARIGHT. WE MUST KNOW HIM AS HE REVEALS HIMSELF.
“A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation. It is this alone that can make us like God in character.
“This is the knowledge needed by all who are working for the uplifting of their fellow men. TRANSFORMATION OF CHARACTER, PURITY OF LIFE, EFFICIENCY IN SERVICE, ADHERENCE TO CORRECT PRINCIPLES, ALL DEPEND UPON A RIGHT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. THIS KNOWLEDGE IS THE ESSENTIAL PREPARATION BOTH FOR THIS LIFE AND FOR THE LIFE TO COME.” — Ministry of Healing p. 409
“The sanctification of the soul is accomplished through steadfastly beholding Him by faith AS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD, full of grace and truth. The power of truth is to transform heart and character. Its effect is not like a dash of color here and there upon the canvas; the whole character is to be transformed, the image of Christ is to be revealed in words and actions. A new nature is imparted. Man is renewed after the image of Christ in righteousness and true holiness.” — Lt2a-1892.6
“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.” — AA 475.1