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March 5, 2007

Where Character Is Developed With Intellect

THE APOSTLE PAUL was not illiterate. He was a highly educated man, able to stand up in debate against the cultured men of Greece. But the Apostle Paul was conscious that he knew “only in part.” While our graduates have completed the course of study prescribed at Toccoa Falls, vast worlds of knowledge are yet to be acquired.

Our school slogan is, “Where Character Is Developed With Intellect,” and we have tried to instruct by precept and example. We sincerely believe that to know Christ is superior to any other knowledge, and I would rather a student be well saved than well educated if it were impossible to have both.

What we have tried to give at Toccoa Falls is a well-rounded beginning, upon which one may build intellect. The most important thing is that we “follow on to know the Lord.” We learn to know Him better each day, first by absorbing His Word, and next by frequent occasions of “coming apart,” in order that He might make Himself known to us. It would be hard to introduce others to Christ unless we know Him intimately for ourselves.

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

(Excerpt from Dr. R.A. Forrest’s message to the Class of 1948. Taken from the book: Leaves From the Tree God Planted © 2006 by Toccoa Falls College, p. 40-41)