Courtesy (Separate page)

     Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word  .  .  .

                  C o u r t e s y            ( 11  RELATED  PHRASES )               

       This  word  appears  869  times  in  the  writings  of  Ellen G. White       See page from original website

        +    Act of Courtesy   ( 3 )      >    Acts of Courtesy    ( 10 )  

        +     Appears  like  courtesy  (  )  >

        +     Courtesy  is  . . .   (  )

        +     Bible courtesy  (  )          see favorite  below

        +++     Christian Courtesy  ( 171 )    ( see true Christian courtesy below )

        +    True Courtesy  ( 106 )   >   Illustration of true Courtesy  (  )    
                                                     +++   True Christian courtesy  (  ) 

     Related word:     +    politeness  (  )    --     Kindness and Courtesy    ( 74 )

How dare any one bar the way of God’s servants by unjust, unfeeling speeches? But this has been done, and thereby laborers have been discouraged, and many souls lost who might have been saved. Those who do this work are not prompted by the Spirit of God, but by another spirit. Scornful criticisms and discourteous remarks are wholly of Satan. If ministers, teachers, and people would practice Bible courtesy, they would find hearts open to receive the truth, and God would be glorified. { RH July 4, 1907, par. 9 }


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    The  word   Courtesies  appears x x x  times in the writings of Ellen G. White

       +     Simple Courtesies   ( 7 )     >    Little Courtesies  (  )                                                                      



                                           C O U R T E o u s                                                             


       +    courteous  (  )     >    truly courteous  (  )

       +    courteous demeanor  (  )   >

       +++    Christ was courteous  ( 9 )     [ see true courtesy ]


            --    U n c o u r t e o u s        ( 171 ) 


                       +    uncourteous  ( 171 )    >

                          discourteous  ( 43 )   >    discourteous word  (  )

                       +    rude   ( 187 )     >   Christ was never rude  ( 9 )


     My  personal  favorites

If real politeness were practiced by all the followers of Christ, if obedience to the golden rule were made one of the corner-stones of Christian character, we would see fewer church-trials, less hardness and animosity between brethren. There would be no harsh, thoughtless words, no strife for the highest place. God's people will be tested.  Every one will be exposed to the fierce fire of trial and temptation. If we would not be consumed as dross, we must have the love of God -- the gold that has been tried -- abiding in us. Now is the time to soften and subdue our rough, harsh traits of character. We must cherish kindness, forbearance, Christian integrity. Ungenerous criticism, hard speeches, questioning the motives of another, or magnifying his faults, open the door to Satan's temptations, and lead many away from God. The Holy Scriptures give us a safe and profitable rule for thought and conversation. "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." If we would have our children practice kindness, courtesy, and love, we ourselves must set them the example.  {ST, May 25, 1882 par. 13}  {ST, July 1, 1886 par. 12}


There are many true Christians, not of our faith, with whom we come in contact, who live according to the best light that they have, and they are in greater favor with God than are those who have greater light, but who have not improved it by showing corresponding works. At one time the disciples found a man who was doing a work in Christ’s name, and John, relating the matter to Jesus, said, “We forbade him, because he followeth not us,” but Jesus rebuked this spirit, and told his followers that “he that is not against us is on our part.”( Mark 9: 40 )The Way, the Truth, and the Life, will be clearly revealed in the words, the spirit, and the deportment of those who believe in and learn of Jesus. Parents and teachers should manifest the tenderest interest and sympathy for those who are not believers in the truth. They should never, either by word or action, wound a soul, the purchase of Christ’s blood. If the older ones manifest a cold, harsh, unsympathetic spirit, the children will manifest the same, and their characters will not be moulded after the divine model. We must patiently educate the children and youth to feel that they are required of God to be missionaries, that they are not to be selfish, narrow, and bigoted, but broad in their ideas and sympathies. If all work in love and manifest Christian courtesy, they will be winners of souls, and will bring precious sheaves to the Master. { SSW January 1, 1889, par. 9 }​

Courtesy, also, is one of the graces of the Spirit and should be cultivated by all. It has power to soften natures which without it would grow hard and rough. Those who profess to be followers of Christ, and are at the same time rough, unkind, and uncourteous, have not learned of Jesus. Their sincerity may not be doubted, their uprightness may not be questioned; but sincerity and uprightness will not atone for a lack of kindness and courtesy.   Prophets and Kings, page 237.2  Read entire chapter 19


  Those who are appointed to guard the spiritual interests of the church should be careful to set a right example,  giving no occasion for envy, jealousy, or suspicion, ever manifesting that same spirit of love, respect, and courtesy which they desire to encourage in their brethren. Diligent heed should be given to the instructions of God's word. Let every manifestation of animosity or unkindness be checked; let every root of bitterness be removed. When trouble arises between brethren, the Saviour's rule should be strictly followed. All possible effort should be made to effect a reconciliation; but if the parties stubbornly persist in remaining at variance, they should be suspended till they can harmonize.  {5T 241.2} Testimonies, Vol. 5, page 241.2


The apostle teaches that while we should manifest Christian courtesy we are authorized to deal in plain terms with sin and sinners; that this is not inconsistent with true charity. "Whosoever committeth sin," he writes, "transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him."  {AA 555.1}


Those who work for Christ are to be pure, upright, and trustworthy, and they are also to be tenderhearted, compassionate, and courteous. There is a charm in the intercourse of those who are truly courteous. Kind words, pleasant looks, a courteous demeanor, are of inestimable value. Uncourteous Christians, by their neglect of others, show that they are not in union with Christ. It is impossible to be in union with Christ and yet be uncourteous.  {3SM 237.1}



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