"The cross is and always has been a symbol of disgrace. . . . The offense of the cross is that it is a confession of human frailty and sin, and of inability to do any good thing. To take the cross of Christ means to depend solely on Him for everything, and this is the abasement of all human pride. Men love to fancy themselves independent. They have no objection to any goodness that they themselves can do. One might preach "morality" to a band of robbers, or to any heathen, and it would be well received, so long as they were exhorted to get it by their own efforts. Indeed, they would feel flattered, rather than otherwise, for such preaching would imply that they were already righteous in themselves. But let the cross be preached; let it be made known that in man dwelleth no good thing, and that all must be received as a gift, and straightway somebody is offended." The Glad Tidings, p. 211. —E. J.Waggoner
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In 1900, a systematic weekly study, covering the great book of Galatians, was published as Quarterly Lessons. These lessons were divided up into three quaters--the first lesson beginning in the 3rd Quarter on July 7, 1900 and the last lesson in the 1st Quarter of 1901 with the final review of Galatians on March 2, 1901. There are a total of 35 lessons.
The Book of Galatians is a timeless and pivotal protion of Scripture that details the Gospel and lays bare the condition of the church - in every age, and always in the present. It is part of the Third Angels Message.