Ellen G. White Writings

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A Place Called Oakwood, Page 148

Appendix

A. Oakwood Categories

With few exceptions, Ellen White’s statements about Oakwood fit into seven categories: Admonition, Condition, Instruction, Providence, Purpose, Support, and Vision.

1 Admonition:The appeals Ellen White made to the students and workers of Oakwood to be spiritual, evangelize the world and personally develop.

2 Condition:Mrs. White’s portrayal of Oakwood at the time she wrote.

3 Instruction:The heavenly directives Ellen White conveyed about the leadership of the school, its operation, the content of the curriculum, and other matters.

4 Providence:The God-ordained beginnings of Oakwood Ellen White spoke of so often.

5 Purpose:God’s object for Oakwood in the context of Christian education.

6 Support:Ellen White’s almost constant plea for financial, spiritual and missionary support for the fledgling institution.

7 Vision:The picture Ellen White painted of Oakwood’s providential purpose and divine destiny.

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