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Th e Voice of Tr uth in Perilo us Tim es Iss ue No. 8

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SAH Issue No. 8 — In this issue:

Ron Spear

Spiritual Formation in the Church

Why Does God Allow Suffering?
The story of Job is at once an extremely interesting picture of God’s allowing Satan almost free rein in a man’s physical life, and a profound lesson ...

Corla Rankin


Hope for the Hopeless
Help with our growth in grace.


Ellen G. White

The Foundation of All Graces
“…Temperance alone is the foundation of all the graces that come from God, the foundation of all victories to be gained.”—Temperance 201

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Ellen G. White

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Bible and Spirit of Prophecy Quiz
Compiled by the Editor

The Cook’s Corner
Preserving & Canning Berries

Subscriber Submission John N. Loughborough

Words From Our Pioneers
Do our actions show we believe Christ is “even at the door?” Are we venturing all?

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Why We Cannot Join
What position should Adventists take in relation to the ecumenical movement?

F. D. Nichol

The Apocrypha
Jean Handwerk

These semi-historical Jewish moral stories contain historical and doctrinal errors.

Jesus Exempted from Human Passions?
M. L. Andreasen


If God should exempt Christ from the passions that corrupt the natural descendants of Adam, Satan could claim that God played favorites, and the test was invalid.

The Augsburg Confession - Re: Sabbath
Condensed from Vance Ferrell’s upcoming publication on the Book of Revelation. What did Martin Luther, Melancthon, and the German princes believe about the Sabbath?

Keeping the Sabbath Holy: Potluck Perils
Divine counsel regarding fellowship meals.


Ellen G. White


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Dear Readers of Second Advent Herald,

From the Editor’s Desk

n 2001 the General Conference leadership voted to bring spiritual formation, contemplative prayer and the emerging church into all of our educational systems in the thirteen divisions. Spiritual formation was invented by Ignatius Loyola in the 15th century. He started the Jesuit Society of Jesus, responsible for killing millions of Christians during the Dark and Middle Ages. At the Vatican Council in 1960-62, the papacy decided that Ignatius Loyola had developed a plan where they could bring the whole Protestant world under their control. Today the majority of Protestants have yielded to this diabolical system, including the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Andrews University now offers a PhD degree in Spiritual Formation. During the past eleven years, all our colleges and universities around the world have been graduating students who do not understand the great pillars of the faith of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Where were the watchmen on the walls of Zion who allowed this satanic system of spiritualism to enter our educational system? Spiritualism in all its forms is the most dangerous weapon that Satan has ever invented. The tragedy that has come upon the Seventh-day Adventist Church is that of leaning on the guidance of leaders—pastors that have not been grounded in the pillars of our faith and that have no close connection with Jesus. Many of our pastors today “cannot successfully resist spiritualism. They have nothing wherewith to shield their flocks from its baleful influence. Much of the sad result of spiritualism will rest upon ministers of this age; for they have trampled the truth under their feet, and in its stead have preferred fables.” 1T 344. “The leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.” Isa 9:16 “Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD…. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” Jer 17:5-7. “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” Isa 58:1. The danger of those involved in spiritual formation equals that of King Saul, who sought counsel from the witch of Endor. Of this act, Ellen White wrote, “In his (King Saul’s) peril he dares to approach God, to inquire whether he shall make war with the Philistines. But as God has left him, he seeks a woman with a familiar spirit, who is in communion with Satan. Saul knew that in this last act, of consulting the witch of Endor, he cut the last shred which held him to God. He knew that if he had not before willfully separated himself from God, this act sealed that separation, and made it final. He had made an agreement with death, and a covenant with hell. The cup of his iniquity was full.” 1SP 375-7 For the last decade, the young people graduating from our educational systems around the world have been deprived of the great messages that God gave to our Seventhday Adventist Church. How can they share them? How many Go to Table of Contents


can be retrieved from this satanic system which destroys all the pillars of our faith, the soon coming of Jesus, the three angels’ messages, and the sanctuary message? Once captivated by this devilish system, very few will be interested in escaping their danger. God warned our Seventh-day Adventist church that the omega of apostasy would be of a startling nature: “Be not deceived; many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. We have now before us the alpha of this danger. The omega will be of a most startling nature.” 1SM 197. The leadership was divided over Harvey Kellogg’s book, The Living Temple. Ellen White’s vision of the iceberg was presented to that committee and it solved the problem. The church leadership took a strong stand against Kellogg’s pantheistic ideas and the church was saved. Will the leadership handle this current problem? The church will go through, but not until it is shaken and purified. “The church may appear as about to fall, but it does not fall. It remains, while the sinners in Zion will be sifted out—the chaff separated from the precious wheat. This is a terrible ordeal, but nevertheless it must take place. None but those who have been overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony will be found with the loyal and true, without spot or stain of sin, without guile in their mouths. We must be divested of our self-righteousness and arrayed in the righteousness of Christ.” 2SM 380. Ellen White wrote, “To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few—this will be our test” (5T 136). This test is now before the leaders, pastors and laity of our remnant church. “All who occupy positions in our institutions will be tested. If they will make Christ their pattern, He will give them wisdom and knowledge and understanding; they will grow in grace and aptitude in Christ’s way; their characters will be molded after His similitude. If they fail of keeping the way of the Lord, another spirit will control the mind and judgment, and they will plan without the Lord and will take their own course and leave the positions they have occupied. The light has been given them; if they depart from it, let no man present a bribe to induce them to remain. They will be a hindrance and a snare. The time has come when everything is to be shaken that can be shaken, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.” 7T 219. May God help us during this crisis hour not to lean on men, but to be guided by the Holy Spirit. Ω

Ron Spear continues to add to his 55
years of active service in the Lord’s cause as preacher, editor and author. He and his wife Carmen reside in Washington state and travel wherever he has speaking engagements.


who was. under Christ’s rulership.” 1Peter 5:8. 4 Go to Table of Contents . told God at this “committee meeting:” “Sure. Job would be angry with God and would choose to curse God. took over the claim of the whole world! In verse 7 of Job 1. one that feared God and eschewed evil. and Satan came also among them.” What’s this all about? Is this possibly a “committee meeting” of the representatives of all the worlds? Who would be the representative of this world? We know Adam was given dominion in this world (Genesis 1:28). and under appointment only. one can see the play and counterplay in the great controversy between Christ and Satan.” etc. as he (Satan) is. and then. and lose everything!” In other words. After that time. he serves you! You reward him well for it. and no better. than Satan is. who also authored the first five books of the Bible. So we can deduce that the story of Job is very old. in front of all the representatives of the other worlds. which happened during the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. In reality. Verses 2 and 3 describe his wealth and end by saying that “this man was the greatest of all the men of the east. The Lord next asked Satan if he had seen His servant Job. and no other people were to officiate in the role of priest except from the tribe of Levi. Let’s now look at verse 6: “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord. and that he was exercising his “right” to travel all over it. when God asked Satan where he came from. Satan acknowledged that God’s hand was over Job. seeking whom he may devour. He also was saying that if God took away all of Job’s motivation (according to Satan’s selfish mind. being the usurper and presumptuous person that he is. He claimed that the only reason Job was serving God was because God was protecting and enriching him. true to his typical excuse-making and seeking to evade the truth. offering sacrifices and burnt offerings in behalf of his children. tabernacle and so forth was initiated. chose Satan. why wouldn’t he serve you? You protect him and bless all that he has! Why. This tells us that this story unfolded before the Jews were chosen as God’s people. Does this not demonstrate that Satan was claiming that it was his territory. Job lived in Uz. Satan was challenging God in that committee meeting. we believe that it was written probably by Moses. whom did Adam and Eve choose? They. as a roaring lion. by choosing to disobey and go against what God had told them not to do. A concordance defines “eschewed” primarily as “turned off. and exercising his “right” to run things according to his will—as far as he was allowed to? “Be sober. (verse 8). and was “perfect and upright.” Verses 4 and 5 describe his assuming the role of priest of the family. really. and thus before the system of priests. for your adversary the devil. Let’s look at the first chapter of Job to see what we can learn.” “leave undone. be vigilant. protecting him from Satan’s ravages. walks about . a servant of the Lord who maintained a righteous character in spite of being in Satan’s world.T Corla Rankin and Satan. Basically. he’d be a fool not to serve you. This story also clearly demonstrates the necessity on the part of God to watch over and protect us from Satan. According to chapter 1. in fact.” “decline. he answered that he had been going to and fro in the earth and walking up and down in it. verse 1. and a profound lesson of God’s ability to keep His own. in spite of Satan’s worst behavior. who trust Him. Observed closely. Job’s motivation was all of his possessions). in fact. Satan was saying that all men are selfish. so why was God treating Job so well when he was no better than Satan? He also was saying that Job can be made to disobey God’s law found in Exodus 20:1 and to he story of Job is at once an extremely interesting picture of God’s allowing Satan almost free rein in a man’s physical life. Then Satan. specified persons were priests.

harsh one. Remember also that God allowed his character to be on trial so that all would clearly see who was right in this great controversy between Christ and Satan. then “fire of God”—really fire of Satan—fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants watching them. note that the Bible clearly puts the blame on the cause of Job’s suffering in verse 7: “So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord. The Lord gave.) Let’s look very closely at the next verses. Satan again comes to present himself to God. and to tell you that Satan had so masked his own character that until he put Christ to death. It is true that there are consequences to wrong-doing that one suffers as a natural result of wrong-doing. sustaining him and keeping him from yielding to evil. dominion and power.” Job 1:21. Now Satan wants to go still further in his smiting Job. on trial before the entire universe. that was holding Job up and helping him not to sin. as most others would have done? NO! He said “I was born without anything. describe the disasters Satan brought upon Job: First the oxen and asses were stolen by the Sabeans under Satan’s temptations. That said. he is in thine hand [Satan’s]. Job in the Hand of Satan the various worlds—meeting with God. Satan is “the accuser of the brethren.” See Revelation 12:9 & 10. be glory and majesty. have all believed that if you were afflicted.” Now. we can spot the counterfeit. nor had it been. But this Jewish belief of affliction being caused because of sin on the person’s part is evidence of one of the lies that Satan has told and promulgated about God. many situations in relation to Satan’s accusations versus God’s true character. “Behold.’” God answers Satan’s challenge by saying.” Jude 24 and 25. Verse 22 records the wonderful words. but save his life. This story is recorded for several reasons. then the Satan-inspired Chaldeans stole the camels and killed the servants guarding them. and lastly. to the only-wise God our Saviour. Now. Job sinned not. and here is a replay of the sons of God—the committee members. and asking her if people receive only good from God. and he says: “Skin for skin. Amen. When God punishes Greater Suffering for Job If God didn’t take Satan’s blows first. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Satan again responds that he has been going to and fro in the earth and has been walking up and down in it. all that a man has will he give for his life. What did Job do? Did he succumb to the temptation to blame God. only upon him (himself) do not put your hand.” At this point even Job’s wife. of course. and not also evil. She says in verse 9: “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!” But Job still refuses. as we discussed before.” The realization of this principle will help you to understand many. God was holding Job up. The character of God was..” Romans 6:23. we go the chapter 2. A principle to realize is this: “God is said to do that which He allows. and I will not have anything to keep when I die. and one of the reasons is that it shows us that it is Satan that delights in afflicting people.” So. nor “attributed folly to God. or representatives of Go to Table of Contents Not All Suffering Is Because of Sin 5 . smite] all that Job has. both now and forever. (Remember. a great wind (created by Satan) blew down the house that Job’s children were in and killed them all. Truth and the error lie very close to one another in this matter. and Job would curse God to His face. it’s Satan! Satan knows that he himself will be afflicting Job. if we let it.. yet he has so long accused God of being the arbitrary. all that he has is in thy (Satan’s) power. not God. “In all this.choose Satan as his god. saying to her that she is speaking as one of the foolish women would speak. and God’s keeping power was on display to the whole universe! Earth’s earliest people. and even the Jews throughout their history. as Satan desires. let’s go on. but. as evidenced by the Jews’ mindset.” Now. They thought you were being punished by God.’put forth thine hand and touch his bone and flesh and he will curse you to your face. in the face of all the representatives of the other worlds! It would be fair to draw back the curtain between this world and the eternal one. that he will continue his course even in the face of God! And. and which will help us. inspired by Satan. the true nature of sin and of his (Satan’s) form of government and of Satan himself was not clearly seen. verses 11 and 12 of Job 1: Satan is speaking and he challenges God to “put forth his hand and touch [strike.” Job 2: 1-6. ‘Behold. and the Lord has taken away. though Satan has succeeded in getting God to allow Satan to afflict him for no reason. and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. observe how God replies: “And the Lord said unto Satan. The Lord allows us to suffer those consequences because He loves us and wants us and/or others to learn that “the wages of sin is death. who is “touching” Job? It’s not God. and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown [head]. and allow only that which we can stand. “Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling. verses 13 through 18. Job 1. it was because of some great sin or sins in your life. (Verse 10) It was not natural human strength. enters into tempting Job. we would be destroyed. God then asks him if he has noticed that Job is still perfect and upright. Job’s will was surrendered to God. and I am so thankful that if we study carefully. and the Lord again asks Satan where he came from. and is hanging onto his integrity.

” This was the keynote of Job’s life. We have nothing worthwhile to lose by choosing God. and which will help us. the only way we can be changed and made pure is by the afflictions foisted upon us by Satan. he would obey God (in God’s strength. as at the flood... might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. So with us. fashion me. and he hasn’t succeeded in getting Job to curse God. Next. God must allow Satan to have his way. we would be destroyed. I can assure you. Then Job voiced his misery and wished that he had never been born. 9. but Christ will effect the surrender in us if we will ask Him to help us. I suppose. that He may do His work. He was afflicted. though it be tried with fire. or whether we have to have some hard times to teach us. Job tried to defend himself. and enjoying every minute of it. leading. then Satan is allowed more access to us. if their sympathies are misdirected.” Sympathizers Can Do Much Harm Full Surrender is Freeing God our FATHER 6 Go to Table of Contents . There is a story of a boy that had done something quite naughty. Because we have chosen to do wrong. unChristlike self…. Gold or other precious metals must be heated in the furnace in order to be he wished he was asleep in the grave in peace. my weak. we need to understand that there is a perfect balance between His justice and His mercy. and bring to pass His act. He doesn’t ask us to blindly trust Him without evidences in our lives that He has been working. if we let it. Yes. He will be by our side throughout anything we have to pass through. “That the trial of your faith. you will see by reading Job 2:11 and onward that since Satan isn’t allowed to go any further in afflicting Job’s body. If we cry out to Him. Unfortunately. The Bible says. He was the one afflicting Job.” 1 Peter 1:7. If we have to have the hard times. that God does not forsake us. whether or not the person really had an understanding of whom he was choosing to listen to. and lose eternal life. as at Sodom and Gomorrah. and I do not regret anything I have had to give up to Christ. Mold me. If we will allow Him. for I cannot keep it for Thee…. He knows whether mercy will melt our hearts. If God didn’t take Satan’s blows first. Next. it is your own. He shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon. which God knows. His strange act. guiding and protecting us and seeking to lead us to a closer walk with Him.. See Job 3:1-26. To understand God.. You created me. If we look back. “Take my heart. We cannot surrender self of ourselves. “Lord. it is Satan causing the misery. We have sinful. “In all afflictions. Save me in spite of myself. His strange work. We choose whether we will allow God to make us pure and holy and safe to save. there followed sentiments from his “comforters” to the effect that there must be some great sins in Job’s life. we may be called upon to give up things that we think we value very much. but most of the time. we have been only winners! The surrender of whatever it is has only freed us from bondage of the will. That is a perfect portrayal of God’s character. receiving the end of your faith. In other words. for I cannot give it. being much more precious than of gold that perishes. stating he had not sinned and brought this upon himself. One of the most powerful scriptures in this book which evinces Job’s trust in God is found in Job 13:15: “Though He slay me. or whether we refuse this process. which is Satan’s way. of course) and trust God to make it come out all right. and you paid an infinite price to rescue me…. because his character is just what he demonstrates in this story.” Isaiah 63:9. but buffered and filtered by God first in order to make us pure.” Do we ever get sympathizers? Yes! And they can do more harm than anyone else. Lord. we tie God’s hands when we deliberately choose wrong. and Satan does not want you to know that. and allow only that which we can stand. however. lift me up where the rich currents of Thy love can flow through my soul. Keep my heart pure.” God does deal with sin and punishes. and his challenge comes down through the centuries and ages to us: Will we put our trust in God. but down the road. anyway. to a greater or lesser extent—depending on. as Satan desires. In short. we can see His hand. and as He will do at the end of the world. he next sends Job some “sympathizers.. even the salvation of your souls. choose our own way. or had died at birth so he could escape all this affliction that has been brought upon him. many times. God invites us to begin to know Him. regardless of what circumstances occur? Job had gotten to know God on such an intimate level that he realized that no matter what happened to his outward existence. carnal hearts that choose sin over good unless we allow God to help and change us. Having given it to Jesus. First. it is called His “strange work. The extent to which His hands are tied depends on our heart. Rest assured. “He [God] does not afflict willingly [from His heart] nor grieve the children of men.” See Isaiah 28:21: “For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim.” Lamentations 3:33. and for a punishment had to spend the night in the barn. we will be able to look back and see that anything that we are asked to surrender would only have hurt us. make me willing to be made willing!” is the keynote of my life. He will help us. yet will I trust in Him: but I will maintain my own ways [of obedience to God] before Him. as well as of the mind and body. The dad felt so bad that he spent the night in the barn with his son. they sought to win Job’s confidence and trust in them by displaying kindly sympathy. and other times when He has directly intervened by serious and deadly punishment.

along with 7 sons and 3 daughters.. I encourage each one to search for wisdom and comfort and truth in those verses of Job. and that He was upset with them.” Next. Job 42:16. which make for VERY interesting reading if you would know the greatness... and to have Job pray for them.” the Lord intervened in Chapters 38 thru 41. After enduring all of the mistaken ideas and accusations of his “friends. yet will I trust in Him. The Lord actually talked out loud with Job. and his sons’ sons for four generations. He rebuked the friends of Job—Eliphaz. and saw his sons. regardless of what circumstances occur? Job Rewarded on Earth as he had had before. Job lived another 140 years. This incredible story is worthy of even deeper study and reflection.. After that.” Will we put our trust in God. She lives in Montana with her husband.the Lord turned the captivity of Job when he prayed for his friends. wisdom and power of God and the puny-ness of man and his wisdom. let’s look at the ending of the story of Job. The Bible in Job 42: 10 says that “. Bildad and Zophar—and told them that they didn’t speak correctly about God’s servant Job. 7 . Ω Now. God gave Job TWICE as much Go to Table of Contents Corla Ranki n is the secretary for SECOND ADVENT Herald.“Though He slay me.. They were told to go to Job and offer up a sacrifice for their behavior.

You see. 8. the more we shall see to esteem in the infinite purity and loveliness of our Saviour. One word can frame the goal. it is fatal to look down. W hit e et the wicked forsake his way. the earth reels and sways beneath you. thy transgressions. and discouraged.” “… Look up. the more faulty you will appear in your own eyes. Author U nknow n 8 Go to Table of Contents One step must start each journey. The mighty Helper is nigh to bless. This is evidence that Satan’s delusions have lost their power. love. One heart can know what’s true. and your indifference and unconcern are passing away. and will bless and save you …. and your imperfections will be seen in broad and distinct contrast to His perfect nature. .. Isaiah 55:7. It is your thought that your mistakes and transgressions have been so grievous that the Lord will not have respect unto your prayers. Ω One song can spark a moment. for your vision will be clearer. it is unmistakable evidence that we have not had a view of the beauty and excellence of Christ. look up. One smile begins a friendship. But do not be discouraged.Hope for the Hopeless L E. God does not deal with us as finite men deal with one another... neither are your ways my ways. His thoughts are thoughts of mercy. G. A view of our own sinfulness drives us to Him who can pardon. One hope will raise our spirits. For my thoughts are not your thoughts. but if we do not see our own moral deformity. One word must start each prayer. But the sinner must look up. for he will abundantly pardon. the most sinful. The soul that is transformed by grace will admire His divine character. and encourage the most erring.. and to our God. . If you look down. THE POWER OF ONE One voice can speak with wisdom. The less we see to esteem in ourselves. and there is divine aid for every climber. “He will abundantly pardon. and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord. “I have blotted out. you who are tried. One tree can start a forest. One vote can change a nation. No deep-seated love for Jesus can dwell in the heart that does not see and realize its own sinfulness. One flower can wake the dream. saith the Lord.. One life can make a difference. The closer you come to Jesus. One bird can herald spring. One laugh will conquer gloom. if they will look to Him by faith. One star can guide a ship at sea.” He says. One candle wipes out darkness. One sunbeam lights a room. as a thick cloud. But heaven above you is calm and steady. One handclasp lifts a soul. nothing is sure. and tenderest compassion. The hand of the Infinite is reaching over the battlements of heaven to grasp yours in its strong embrace. It is ever safe to look up. lift up. it’s up to you. One touch can show you care. and he will have mercy upon him. tempted. that the vivifying influence of the Spirit of God is arousing you.

One special point of preparation was their practicing useful phrases in the native languages. and. and influence. talk about. Temperance in eating. Nothing that concerns the health of the human agent is to be regarded with indifference. 9 “Whether therefore ye eat.” CC 249. Self has to do with the lower nature. work. that they may keep their animal propensities in subjection. the foundation of all victories to be gained. For this reason temperance finds its place in the work of preparation for Christ’s second coming. The appetites and passions must be held in subjection to the higher powers of the mind. purchases. … of all victories to be gained.The Foundation of All Graces “…Temperance alone is the foundation of all the graces that come from God. will be our requests for the Holy Spirit. is often paired with. strength. child-rearing—in their homes. too. self-discipline.” CE 166. and the pride of life.—that they might be kept from yielding to the temptations they would meet on every hand….” CG 394. recreation. What was not considered is that knowing how to ask the question is useless unless one also knows how to understand the answer! So. “Christ prayed for his disciples. though. of subjection of the lower to the higher nature. or drink.” 1 John 2:16. having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. “Will not the inducements presented before those who are running in the Christian race. not that they should be taken out of the world. It is denial of the demands of the carnal nature. and dressing is one of the grand principles of the religious life…. W hit e T he family was eager to begin their European vacation. of the surrender of self to the service of God and man…. the lust of the eyes. “Temperance in all things of this life is to be taught and practiced. happy influence in our homes. lead them to practice self-denial and temperance in all things. which is amenable to God. Our eternal welfare depends upon the use we make during this life of our time.” —Temperance p.” CC 271. keep under the body.” we must understand what temperance is. This self-discipline is essential to that mental strength and spiritual insight which will enable us to understand and to practice the sacred truths of God’s word. Those who are temperate “abstain from fleshly lusts. God’s people will therefore differ noticeably from the world in their diet. their efforts accomplished nothing. We want a cheerful. 201 E. and must instruct them in the things of God…. “Where is the bakery/restroom/bus stop?” “How much does this cost?” Other than to build anticipation. if we cannot discern His voice because our minds and hearts are dull because of intemperance. 174. which war against the soul. “…It is the result of self-discipline.” 1 Peter 2:11. Go to Table of Contents Temperance resists the “lust of the flesh. or whatsoever ye do. rest. It has to do with. in the writings of Ellen White. self-control. Tourist guidebook in hand. such traits as self-denial. and hope for. sleeping. G.” CD 84. drinking. conduct and worship— in what they look at. wills. dress. the “animal propensities. but that they should be kept from evil. We want houses where the Godgiven sunlight and the pure air of heaven are welcomed. the higher nature recognizes the righteousness of God’s principles and sets itself to follow them. think about.” “… We want temperance at our tables. and control the appetite and lustful passions? Then can they be partakers of the divine nature. listen to. “All who would perfect holiness in the fear of God must learn the lessons of temperance and self-control. We must cultivate useful habits in our children. What Exactly Is Temperance? Since temperance is “the foundation of all the graces that come from God. .” and obedience to the higher nature. they’d ask in the foreign tongue.

we can rise higher and still higher. The passions are to be controlled by the will. The voice of God is addressing us. they are to be controlled by the Spirit of God. and deportment. they do not rest in Jesus. The kingly power of reason. Christianity proposes a reformation in the heart. “There seems to be a mist before the eyes of many. Intellectual power. man may stand conqueror of himself. and word. All the cruel taunts of the murderous throng who exulted in His humiliation and trial in the judgment hall could not bring from Him one look or word of resentment or impatience. Hence it is that the adversary of souls directs his temptations to the enfeebling and degrading of the physical powers…. galling yoke is manufactured for your neck. daily difficulties. But many become the sport of the enemy. Christians are not to be the slaves of passion. for we are to gain strength to bear greater difficulties…. He would not have revealed Himself to the wife of Manoah.” Our Redeemer met insult and mockery with uncomplaining silence. and so make stumbling blocks for ourselves and others. for when He 10 “We should preserve the strictest chastity in all to the glory of God. How much better to have the oil of grace in the heart. for they fail to discern spiritual things. and allow them to irritate and vex us. Obeying His Word. conqueror of … ‘the rulers of the darkness of this world.” CD 35. conqueror of his own inclinations. and do not recognize the workings of Satan to entrap their souls. What Christ works within. God’s plan with you is to begin at the very seat of all difficulties. No mere restriction of your diet will cure your diseased appetite…. and bear all things with Christlike meekness and forbearance…. by divine grace. we fall under them. He was the Majesty of heaven. and then from out of the heart will issue the principles of righteousness. “Out of the Heart” “The body is to be brought into subjection to the higher powers of the being. Men will never be truly temperate until the grace of Christ is an abiding principle in the heart…. But if the Lord had no care for these things. physical stamina. “Temperance is exalted to a high level in the Word of God. and in His pure breast there dwelt no room for the spirit of retaliation. We make failures in our little. ‘Be ye therefore perfect. but if they are not cherished. will be worked out under the dictation of a converted intellect…. Jesus’ Self-Control Our Example “The highest evidence of nobility in a Christian is selfcontrol. There are thoughts and feelings suggested and aroused by Satan that annoy even the best of men. Temperance Exalted by God “Many make the subject of temperance a matter of jest. He reviled not again. Is not this sufficient evidence that He does care for these things?” CG 407.’ and of ‘spiritual wickedness in high places. Let us remember that God sets our secret sins in the light of His countenance.” 1 Cor 10:31. Then come words of retaliation.’” CC 249. Through obedience to these laws.. is to bear sway in the life. But blessings of the greatest importance are to result from the patient endurance of these daily vexations. even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect’ (Matthew 5:48)…. for all these bitter words will come back in a baleful harvest to your soul…. What harm is wrought in the family circle by the utterance of impatient words. if Go to Table of Contents . but worry themselves out of His arms…. and the length of life depend upon immutable laws. The advantage to be gained by temperance is laid open before us all through the Scriptures. sanctified. for the impatient utterance of one leads another to retort in the same spirit and manner. but “committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. They claim that the Lord does not concern Himself with such minor matters as our eating and drinking. because when temptation comes.. words of self-justification. The danger of intemperance is specified. the heart. giving her definite instructions and twice enjoining upon her to beware lest she disregard them. but only for pity and love. to be able to pass by all provocation. We should copy the example of Jesus. O that we might control our words and actions!. “Those who would work in God’s service must not be seeking worldly gratification and selfish indulgence…. and it is by such words that a heavy. which is itself to be under the control of God.” RC 154. the reformation will be outward as well as inward. was reviled. “The body is a most important medium through which the mind and the soul are developed for the upbuilding of character.

must be kept before the people. should give short talks upon the principles of temperance.’ Here the importance of temperance is brought to our notice…. They fail of doing the work which God has appointed them. we must be regulated by the knowledge which it is our duty to obtain that we may. place ourselves in right relation to life and health.” Te 245-6. and prevent divine truth from impressing the mind. he might become strong to overcome appetite and passion and might be victor on every point.” CTBH 39. which destroy the health.” OHC 69. you are just as much doing the work of God as in holding meetings. I John’s Temperance to Be Ours Ministers. if followed. and bringing to the minds of the people the responsibility resting upon them as God’s purchased possession to make the body a holy temple. disease. t is impossible to work for the salvation of men and women without presenting to them the need of breaking away from sinful gratifications. yet “when you take time to cultivate your garden. The Redeemer of the world came from heaven to help man in his weakness. many sins that are now carelessly committed would cease from among us. True religion and the laws of health go hand in hand.they are repulsed as hateful. the soul is not contaminated with guilt. to whom God has intrusted sacred truths to present before the people. By precept and example they must hold their perfect standard high above Satan’s false standard. O that we each might become a savor of life unto life to those around us! the people are remiss in their duty. debase the soul. in work. Step by Step Heavenward “‘Beside this. continual reform. 1909. fit for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Let the poor have the gospel of health preached unto them from a practical point . the people will become interested in Bible doctrine…. add to your faith virtue. “… If all had a realization of the solemnity and weight of the message. who labor in word and doctrine. For many. And the same principles of temperance which John practiced should be observed by those who in our day are to warn the world of the coming of the Son of man. As this instruction is given. January 14. God desires His light bearers ever to keep a high standard before them. degradation. It is impossible to work for the salvation of men and women without presenting to them the need of breaking away from sinful gratifications. in regular hours. Those ministers or doctors who do not make personal appeals to Go to Table of Contents 11 “Reform. and to knowledge temperance. in the power which Jesus came to bring him. and by our example we must enforce our teaching.” CH 125. and no other is defiled by their influence. and prevent divine truth from impressing the mind. to prepare the way for the second appearing of Christ. This work should commence at our tables and should be strictly carried out in all the concerns of life. giving all diligence.” TMK 139-40. in healthful exercise. which destroy the health. “A man who is intemperate … cannot be a patient man. debase the soul.” GW 240. and to virtue knowledge. through earnest endeavor. that. Doctors to Instruct on Temperance “The great end for which Christ endured that long fast in the wilderness was to teach us the necessity of self-denial and temperance. John “was a representative of those living in the last days. In food. and at once put away those things that cause an unhealthy condition of the body and thus cast a dark shadow over the mind . which. So temperance is a round of the ladder upon which we must plant our feet before we can add the grace of patience. Men and women must be taught to take a careful view of every habit and every practice. will lead to misery. “church work” dominates the life. Let those who have obtained a knowledge of how to eat and drink and dress so as to preserve health impart this knowledge to others.” RH. thus gaining the exercise needed to keep the system in good working order. in raiment. showing that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. and death for both body and soul. Intemperance Blocks Entrance of Truth “In our sanitariums our ministers.

that I do. not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body. peaches. but are not willing to endure toil. “Enemies of the Cross” Reject Health Reform 12 Paul also wrote of those who refused to be temperate: “(For many walk. so that the workings of Satan and his snares may not be interpreted to be the providence of God. “Do Less Cooking” “It would be well for us to do less cooking and eat more fruit in its natural state. Paul’s Experience Paul.” T Unimpaired Intellect.of view.) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me. but we an incorruptible. apples. that they may know how to care properly for the body. We are coming to the time when recipes for cooking will not be needed. that the intellect may be unimpaired.” 7T 137. always using glass instead of tin.” 21MR 286. Let us eat freely of fresh grapes. It is only through obedience and continual effort that we shall overcome as Christ overcame. Many desire the final reward and victory which are to be given to overcomers. “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. wrote. which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. “… God will give His people ability and tact to prepare wholesome food without these things [flesh meat. His solution: “In the hope of impressing vividly upon the minds of the Corinthian believers the importance of firm self-control. in accordance with the directions God has given. blackberries.” AA 309. privation. “For I know that in me (that is. in Romans 7:18-19. so that the workings of Satan and his snares may not be interpreted to be the providence of God. in my flesh. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not. Let these be prepared for winter use by canning. for God’s people will learn that the food God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for keeping the body in a sinless state. oranges.” 21MR 286. pain. if they had conquered on this point. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown. of whom I have told you often. And as we near the close of time. the perceptive powers clear. and denial of self. and now tell Go to Table of Contents . as did their Redeemer. continual transgression of man for six thousand years has brought sickness.” 1 Cor 9:25-27. the perceptive powers clear. strict temperance. Clear Perception vs. that the intellect may be unimpaired. not as uncertainly. they would have had moral power to gain the victory over every other temptation of Satan. 3T 491. when. and all other kinds of fruit which can be obtained. A similar passage ends slightly differently: “By precept and example make it plain that the food which God gave Adam in his sinless state is the best for man’s use as he seeks to regain that sinless state. cream]. he appetite and passions should be restricted and under the control of enlightened conscience. Let them preserve the health and increase the strength by avoiding the large amount of cooking which has filled the world with chronic invalids. The appetite and passions should be restricted and under the control of enlightened conscience. butter. when I have preached to others. but how to perform that which is good I find not. and death as its fruits. and unflagging zeal in the service of Christ. “The Ruin of Thousands” “The controlling power of appetite will prove the ruin of thousands. I therefore so run. so fight I. Let our people … discard all unwholesome recipes and learn how to live healthfully. eggs. I myself should be a castaway. The “Those who overcome as Christ overcame will need to constantly guard themselves against the temptations of Satan. Satan’s temptation to indulge appetite will be more powerful and more difficult to overcome. Paul in his letter to them made a striking comparison between the Christian warfare and the celebrated foot races held at stated intervals near Corinth…. But those who are slaves to appetite will fail in perfecting Christian character.” 7T 135. and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means. Let them impart this knowledge as they would Bible instruction. milk.

White. where they can receive instruction on the preparation of wholesome food and on other important subjects. public but exemplified at our tables. Tragically. When we study this question in the fear of God. away from the indulgence of appetite and passion. On the subject of temperance they should be in advance of all other people. that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice. Whenever possible. “The Lord has a message for our cities. in order to move wisely in this matter. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it. but also on other appropriate Bible subjects. Te 248.” CDF 69. to observe simplicity in diet. “Let Him Deny Himself…” “Then said Jesus to his disciples. which is your reasonable service…. Nature’s laws are not to be resisted. But if they follow the leadings of God they will accomplish His purposes. who mind earthly things. Let us patiently study this question.)” Phil 3:18-19. let him deny himself. and whose glory is in their shame.” Romans even weeping.” MM 273. is the temple of the Holy Ghost. 1902.’ As in our meetings the subject of temperance is presented. and also through our publications. The question of how to preserve the health is one of primary importance. At our camp-meetings there should be men who devote themselves to the work of rescuing those held by Satan in the slavery of appetite. and the blind. “To make plain natural law. ‘Bring in hither the lame. “Medical missionary work … is to be done everywhere. both for our physical health and for our spiritual advancement. many opportunities will be found to sow the seeds of the gospel of the kingdom. In addition to this. and lost his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mat 16:24-6. holy. If any man will come after me. by the mercies of God. whose God is their belly. and urge the obedience of it. we shall learn that it is best. Arrangements should be made to hold meetings in connection with our restaurants. They will not be like the world. the halt. is the work that accompanies the third angel’s message. but obeyed. and will yield their will to His will. a decided impression is made upon the community. We need knowledge and judgment. This study was compiled from the Word of God and the writings of Ellen G. to prepare a people for the coming of the Lord. Christ will dwell in the heart…. It is truth exemplified that becomes a power. not only on health and temperance topics.” Mar 118. and this message we are to proclaim in our camp-meetings and by other public efforts. brethren. Preserving Health of Primary Importance Practical Work Effective “Seventh-day Adventists are handling momentous truths. those who reject the divine principles of health reform place themselves in this group.” 7T 115.” 20MR 353. and they are desirous to cooperate. convicting and converting souls. But it does not stop here. The people whom God is leading will be peculiar.” PUR. let a room be provided where the patrons can be invited to lectures on the science of health and Christian temperance. that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction. We have found that where strict temperance is not only held forth in discourses before the Go to Table of Contents 13 . Your body. and follow me. if he shall gain the whole world. As the people are taught how to preserve physical health. “Providence has been leading the people of God out from the extravagant habits of the world. November 6. acceptable unto God. and take up his cross. and by them the message of temperance is to be proclaimed. God says. “I beseech you therefore. angels of God pass through the congregation. Ω Teaching Reinforced by Example “Precept and practice make impressions because precept and practice are a power when not divorced but combined. For what is a man profiteth. to take their stand upon the platform of self-denial and temperance in all things. hygienic restaurants are to be established in the cities. says the apostle. In these meetings there should be prayer and singing and talks.

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12MR 395)? 15 .” The upcoming feast was Pentecost. He “bade them farewell. does that mean angels eat manna? When Satan and his angels were expelled from heaven. but who is the “mother of us all. and part of the “angelic host” (Ms 101. the Holy Place.73) but was not permitted to? Does the heavenly sanctuary have a courtyard? Did the sanctuary priesthood end at the cross? Who supplied and who wrote upon the first two tablets of stone.” meaning the spiritual “mother” of all Christians? 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 What are the individual names usually given to the three woven curtains at the entrance to the courtyard. so that not one massive stone was left atop another? On what occasion did Satan want to rain down fire (“lightning” RH 9. built after the return from Babylon. he was also without resolution to stand boldly for the right. and what is another name for the Book of Psalms? Q U E S T I O N S Eve is the “mother of all living” (Gen 3:20). 1897).” the “highest of all the angels” (Ms 111. And he sailed from Ephesus. Convicted though he was of the value of the counsel given by [the prophet]. Satan will be permitted to “make fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. if God will. the “Michael the archangel.30. called “Herod’s temple”? Revelation 13:13 tells us that in the very last days. Gen 22:11-18). and as a consequence he advanced steadily in the wrong direction”? Where now is the ark of the covenant that used to be in Solomon’s temple? In the “final coronation of the Son of God” as He sits on His throne “far above the city” of New Jerusalem after it has descended from heaven onto the earth. since feast days had met their antitype in Christ? If Jesus “took not on him the nature of angels” (Hebrews 2:16). 1897. Why would Paul want to keep a feast.” On what occasion does Scripture record his already having doing that? Go to Table of Contents 30 Acts 18:21 speaks of Paul. I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you. saying. and the second two? What does the word “Ecclesiastes” mean in the Hebrew? Which two authors wrote the most in the New Testament? Which Bible book and chapter enumerates the qualifications for ministers and deacons? What group of the dead will not rise in any resurrection? How did Solomon know the divine pattern for building the Temple? If “man did eat angels’ food” (Ps 78:25).1 2 3 Who wrote the psalms? What does “psalm” mean. and the Most Holy Place? Who writes the names in the Book of Life? 18 19 20 21 22 23 Who knocked down the walls of temple in Jerusalem. where were they sent? What claim of divinity did Satan make to Jesus during the temptation in the wilderness? In Solomon’s Temple. he had not the moral stamina to obey. how many cherubim guarded the ark in the Most Holy Place? 24 25 26 27 28 29 Of what person does Inspiration record this unfortunate character assessment: “With no fixed purpose to do evil. then how could He be the “Angel of the Lord” (Ex 3:2. who is it that places a crown upon the head of Christ? What book mentioned in the Bible contains “the history of all ruling powers in the nations … from the beginning of earth’s history to its close”? What was in the Most Holy Place of the temple built after the captives’ return from Babylon? Does anything of the second temple remain? What occupies the site where the temple once stood? Why is the second temple.

The Lord revealed the pattern to King David. and delivered them into chains of darkness. if thou wilt forgive their sin—. PK 457-460.’” ST 1.” Ellen White wrote.2. Mt. David was also permitted to gather the materials for the temple’s construction. “following a divine revelation. which states that Jeremiah.” RH 8. to be reserved unto judgment…. 1st Timothy 3. 34:1. Satan told Jesus that he (Satan) “was the angel that stayed the hand of Abraham as the knife was raised to slay Isaac…. Because of his fear of public opinion. claiming to be the preincarnate Christ. It was “after the expulsion of Satan and his angels [that] ‘the Father consulted Jesus in regard to at once carrying out their purpose to make man inhabit the earth. With mourning and sadness they secreted the ark in a cave. but cast them down to hell.” Ibid. It’s the earth. but not to build it. the ark. Four. or otherwise involved with the psalms. I Kings 6:2338. Preacher (Solomon.80. out of thy book which thou hast written. in the creation of the earth and its inhabitants. and the veil. It has never been disturbed since it was secreted. emphasis supplied. and . the second. “God cast the apostate angels out of his presence into that … blackness of darkness… where they will be forever banished from the light of his countenance….” ST 1. and was to be no more restored to them. Peter has adapted a word and not adopted a [pagan] theology.” In the Greek. 2 Peter 2:4: “For if God spared not the angels that sinned. for by the time ‘creation’ week had begun. 21 MR 66. 19. See EW 276. he went off to the mountain which Moses climbed to see God’s inheritance [i. “Among the righteous still in Jerusalem … were some who determined to place beyond the reach of ruthless hands the sacred ark containing the tables of stone…. and Moses. The book with seven seals. Zodhiates. along with Asaph. See 1 SP 399.” PK453. Clarke. and the altar of incense. Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament. Ex 32:15-16. Ethan the Ezrahite. They were the authors or contributors. God supplied the first set. It was transferred to the heavenly sanctuary at the ascension of Christ. he found a room in a cave in which he put the tent. the door. when fire assumed to be from God consumed Job’s sheep and shepherds.e. “‘Man did eat angels’ food. And the LORD said unto Moses. “When God the Father set forth the true position of His Son” in heaven before the angels who were becoming confused or disaffected by Satan’s lies.15. God Himself wrote on both sets. who wrote it out for Solomon. Sacred song.” Gal 4:26.” S. PP 297. PK 150. Job 1:16.79. food provided for them by the angels. and the Psalter. By chains of darkness we are to understand a place of darkness and wretchedness. Exodus 32:32-33: “Yet now. In the first Temple the visible presence of Jehovah showed itself in the cloud of the Shekinah above the mercy seat covering the Ark of the Testimony. It is part of the realm of death designated in Scripture as Sheol … and Hades….. the gate.” Satan “knows that the exalted position of this angel might have been his. During the challenge of Elijah to the prophets of Baal on Mt. Commentary. On either side Go to Table of Contents “Jerusalem which is above. Nebo].” PP 36.9.4. Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed by the Babylonians. Hence Creation week may have begun very soon after Christ’s 25 16 Gabriel. Respectively. I pray thee. “an angel of lofty stature and majestic presence. Jeduthun. The only possibly historical reference to the present location of the ark is found in the 2 Maccabees 2:4-5.’ that is.74 “…Satan was. Not necessarily. as well as divine Wisdom speaking through him). Gabriel is called ‘the brightest and most exalted of the sons of the morning [who] heralded… [Christ’s] glory at creation.83. . N S 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 No. king of Judah. hell in this usage (Strong’s 5020) means “a subterranean abyss of Greek mythology…. Heman the Ezrahite. being of faith. then he blocked up the entrance. Angels of God. made of olive wood overlaid with gold. Creation week had not yet occurred. Moses. “Christ was still to exercise divine power. too. the sons of Korah. as are her “offspring. Four angels also accompanied the ark of God in all its travels on earth. compilers. Whosoever hath sinned against me.” A.A 1 2 3 4 David. ordered that the tabernacle and the ark should accompany him. 1 Chron 28:10-12. 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Those whom God mercifully permits to be as if they never were. Two on the ark. That sacred ark is yet hidden. and two larger ones on the floor. When Jeremiah arrived there. consigned or cast into Tartarus..” The earthly Jerusalem of the Jews was “in bondage with her children” because it and they came to trust in works of the law for salvation. Solomon. That Jerusalem is free. Revelation 5:1-5. in effect.4. Paul and Luke.” Yes.” GC 669. and if not. blot me. on both sides. him will I blot out of my book.” ST 4. where it was to be hidden from the people of Israel and Judah because of their sins. interview with Satan. musicians. Zedekiah.. Carmel. from which it is impossible for them to escape. God does.

” Ibid. but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham.” The Mishnah states: “After the Ark was taken away. were derived from Angels and the Unseen Conflict by Donald and Vesta Mansell (Pacific Press. which “textual evidence may be cited” for its omission. of the Shekinah were the outspread wings of the cherubim. did the second temple exceed the first in glory. excepting 23 and 25. Not once did Paul express his disappointment over not keeping the feast. The Shekinah no longer abode between the cherubim in the most holy place. All that we need for our salvation has been provided. 17). the NASB. 7 of the SDABC.” AA 269. these were not divine commands not to go. He promptly met with the elders in Jerusalem. and in this alone. On the Day of Atonement the high priest placed the censer between the staves of the ark. do not diminish the integrity of God’s Word. SOP does affirm. (He built a different temple to the goddess Roma about the same time in Caesarea.” The NIV reads. 407. and perhaps others. possible positive association with outpouring of Spirit on previous Pentecost). no mention of keeping any feast day. a stone lay there from the time of the early Prophets and it was called Foundation. “the second temple … [was not] hallowed by those visible tokens of the divine presence which pertained to the first temple. When a verse seems to contradict another or others. the RSV. which Paul would not have disobeyed. Again. Religious worship and temple rituals continued during the reconstruction. but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. No fire from heaven descended to consume the sacrifice upon its altar. He was taken from the temple by an angry mob of Jews and saved by Roman soldiers. 389 (verse 16) in the commentary (large gathering of Go to Table of Contents Herod lavishly renovated and expanded the second temple and the surrounding temple mount. The Islamic Dome of the Rock mosque. 2000). the mercy seat. however. when Paul arrived in Jerusalem (v. 597. verse 16. The commentary for Acts 18:21 says that “textual evidence favors the omission of the words ‘I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but. The only substantial structure remaining from this time period is known as the Wailing Wall. Questions and Answers for numbers 13-26. The ‘Desire of all nations’ had indeed come to His temple. who put him into chains until they could determine what the cause of the tumult. Possible reasons are given on p. who had heard of the spread of the gospel in Asia.). We note.W E R S 26 27 28 29 30 Acts 20:16 tells us Paul “hasted …to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost. “For indeed He does not give aid to angels. It was three fingerbreadths high” (Yoma 5:2). the New English Bible.” The NASB reads. one can learn the truth of the matter by deeper study. Despite warnings not to go there because of danger (Acts 21:4. making a more efficient distribution of the relief offering he was taking there. This he did.’” Although those words are also retained in the NKJV. Also.” The Bible does not record just why Paul wanted to be in Jerusalem for the feast. they are in fact properly omitted in the NIV. But in the Temple of Herod there was neither Shekinah nor ark. “For assuredly He does not give help to angels. so the high priest rested his censer on a large stone called the “foundationstone. The commentary explains that they perhaps were inserted because of the information in chapter 20. Paul must have felt compelled to go. when the Man of Nazareth taught and healed in the sacred courts. the ark. 10-14. Ω 17 . that in chapter 21. though.. They (perhaps unwisely) advised Paul to perform a purification ritual in the temple. p. and “study to show themselves approved. and is considered the holiest place in the Judean world. “For surely it is not angels He helps.” PK 596. In any event. in order to quell divisive rumors about him. “in being honored with the personal presence of Christ during His earthly ministry. There was no manifestation of supernatural power to mark its dedication. Only those who “search” the Scriptures. The addition of words in Acts 18:21 and elsewhere.” will gain the solid understandings necessary to preserve them when the evil one attempts to weaken their faith and their confidence in God’s Word.) It is a mistranslation of Hebrews 2:16. “keeping the feast” was not necessarily his reason. and the tables of testimony were not found there. because he went anyway. that Paul was on his way to Jerusalem to “attend an approaching festival. no mention is made of his keeping the feast day there. Nevertheless. Jewish Christians from all over Palestine. but Abraham’s descendants. The NKJV reads. No cloud of glory was seen to fill the newly erected sanctuary.” See Vol.

Dole sells a variety of fruit concentrates to enhance the flavor of canned fruits without adding further sweetener: Mountain Cherry. currants. It is in cakes and biscuit-making that hydrogen peroxide as a substitute for other leaveners appears to be at its best. one can puree some peaches and use the puree instead of another sweetener. The peroxide is the sole leavening agent…. June berries. Nov/Dec 1991 HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS A LEAVENING AGENT This may take a bit of experimentation. preferably dark. I found that all his symptoms matched ‘jungle fever’ exactly. They neither ferment nor spoil. Source: Country Cabin Cooking by Allison and Emily Waters. To sweeten canned peaches. Here’s how: Check over the berries. ETC. Then they are baked in the usual way. While they were getting ready to leave. spot. BLACKBERRIES. My husband and I did all we could for him with herbs. He had been back only about a week before he became deathly ill. The salt won’t flavor them. The man became enraged. BOYSENBERRIES. MULBERRIES. picked up our son. Most readers are aware of the many benefits of lemons to human health.” MH 300-302. When ready to be used.959). If problems in baking with hydrogen peroxide are experienced.178. All but the pineapple juice should be diluted with water and/or apple juice. FREEZE SOME LEMONS Lemon peels contain far more vitamins than lemon juice itself—and most of us have been discarding the peels! From now on. and that was well over a year and a half ago. carried him out to the van. he got bitten by mosquitos. but unreliable electricity). In a few minutes he was sleeping. According to the same source. He called to tell me what was going on. put into storage in any available. YET ANOTHER USE FOR LEMONS A testimony: “My son went to Guyana as a missionary bush pilot. it is not recommended for soft-skinned or large berries such as raspberries.) Seal it. It does NOT work when canning vegetables. strawberries. He never has had a relapse of jungle fever as most people do. but he kept drinking a gallon of lemon/lime water a day for three weeks. I went to the computer and searched online for some answers. Salting 1 teaspoon per quart is excellent for storing berries anywhere remote. so when they got to the hospital at midnight. and will keep indefinitely. Put the firm ones DRY into quart bottles. “I called my husband’s cell phone while he was driving to the hospital and told him my findings. so he took him into our local little hospital. freeze some washed.pdf TIP FOR QUICK CANNING OF FRUIT If the canning jar you use is hot. and nutrients lost) or dehydrating (time-consuming. he would do nothing for our boy. Well. 1937: “… Mixing the dough with a little bit of hydrogen peroxide will make it rise just like yeast or baking powder. I had remembered that in the book ‘Back to screw on the outer ring. STRAWBERRIES. and when the jar is opened.)—any berry that is fairly small with firm skin—are prime salting subjects. “My husband. putting side any broken. CANNING RASPBERRIES. is adequate. After the dough is formed. He simply put him in a room on a table and left him there for a while. It leaves no residues. 3% commercial grade hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) ( NOT 35%) can be used to raise a batter instead of baking soda or powder. or regular-size grapes. the hydrogen peroxide is added to the water or milk with which the dough is prepared. and plain water. However. In cake and biscuits the difference in taste is not so noticeable…. so I was ready for them by the time they arrived. and the upside-down position will prevent any air from getting in or out. and extra sweetening won’t be needed.” God’s simple methods of healing really work. and turn it upside down to cool. which you’ve covered with a hand-held cloth. Orchard Peach. This system works with fruit only. till you hear a hiss of released air. to relieve the pressure. or else carefully and slowly unscrew the lid.” This process was patented in 1939 (#2. White said that although God has blocked mankind’s access to the tree of life. my husband knew our son was dying. my husband told the attending physician that the boy had jungle fever. then all you need to do is immediately put the hot jar lid on. One can also use unsweetened pineapple juice or grape or apple juice concentrates as sweeteners. use ½ teaspoon. Always stir it in gently and allow it to act (raise the batter) before baking. if stored where the temperature changes from hot to very cold. canning (hot work. The heat will seal the jar. one can find trouble-shooting advice in the patent’s text. He has given us the lemon tree to prolong life and health. with uneven success)? Here’s a tried-and-true method dating back well over 100 years: salting! Yes. While there. salt not only preserves meat and vegetables. Without further shaking. “… Comparative tests on breads made with yeast in the usual way and with hydrogen peroxide … found that the peroxide bread has as good a grain and fully as good a volume as the yeast bread. In decomposing it gives off oxygen. hand-tightened.” The solution: If it is warm inside but has been previously freezing. An article about how to use hydrogen peroxide in baking appeared in the Berkeley Daily Gazette. I began making him a gallon of lemon/lime water at a time. Unfortunately. I came home with 20 pounds of lemons and 18 pounds of limes. or blend with ½ can of apple juice concentrate mixed with 6 oz. “We all went to bed. and in the morning I left for town to buy lemons. and headed back home. which causes the bread to rise. however. but over-the-counter. blending them in a quart of hot water. Just fill the jars with berries and smash them down tightly to remove any air space. after hearing some talk in the hall between the doctor and a nurse. not having had much to do with doctors for a long time. they need some time in the canner. we learned the hard way that you don’t TELL a doctor what is wrong with you. In taste. the bread was inferior to the yeast bread. ORGANIC (unsprayed) lemons and simply grate them on top of every dish you wish. as it is very detrimental to the liver. Use them just as you would fresh ones. sweeten 1 pint berries with 2 ripe bananas and blend until smooth (bananas keep them from being too runny). since they can be left with no worry about weather changes. Ω 18 Go to Table of Contents .google. a screw-top lid. which “causes inflammation of the stomach and often poisons the entire system. (If using pint jars. I gave it to my son to drink. and Country Raspberry. “The amount of hydrogen peroxide necessary is small. dated October 28.’ Jethro Kloss says to use lemons for malaria. bruised or over-ripe juicy ones for immediate use. I am thankful for the power of the lemon. whole. The mission failed due to misinformation he had received before going. lightly shaking to settle down and leaving about one inch of headroom. and a better texture. The berries will create a small amount of juice but remain firm. water and 2T of Clear Jel or similar product. A nurse who cared for Ellen White in her declining years stated that Mrs. which can be found at www. the contents will “explode. Add one teaspoon of salt to the berries and agitate gently. Raspberries and similar soft berries can be canned conventionally without any sweetener. In two days he was on his feet helping his father with construction. and if the fruit you put in the jar has been brought to the boiling point and then is immediately put into the hot jar. so I used our last 5 lemons. but the third night. but also fruit. it is put in pans and the loaves are allowed to stand until the dough rises. for we are told by the servant of the Lord that quinine should NEVER be used. wild cherries (perhaps even gooseberries and very small varieties of grapes—ed. just enough to work the salt down through. Colored glass should be used unless they can be stored in a completely dark area. From Backwoods Home Magazine. so within 3 weeks he was home again.THE COOK’S CORNER PRESERVING BLUEBERRIES Want a way to preserve blueberries without freezing (fast. let the bottles cool outside a few minutes before opening. pressure in the jar will build up. In making a loaf of bread. You will not need to put the jar into the canner at all.

“‘According to thy faith be it unto thee’ had been sounded before the time the steamer was expected. madmen. and a consecration of all to God. it may be.’ There is a leaving all that I never dreamed could be seen. Some. and let them float off.Venture Now & Venture All Excerpted from The Great Second Advent Movement: Its Rise and Progress. by strong faith that gives glory to God. and is attended with a demonstration of the Spirit. such as I never witnessed. ‘shall lose his life. such as I never witnessed when the cry was ‘1843. and venture out upon it. Many venture out to the rock. 10. and feel that to indulge in doubt about it would be to offend God and bring upon myself ‘swift destruction. and none will venture upon it but such as dare to be accounted fools. the same prudence would dictate now that they do not let their boats float away till they are certain that they are not mistaken in the approaching vessel. dare venture all.’ “ Go to Table of Contents 19 . farmers leave their farms. Loughborough Words from Our Pioneers “Go Ye Out to Meet Him” I Storrs’ Flat Rock In the Midnight Cry of Oct.’ ‘Look not behind you. and they look after it no more. but are watching for the arrival of the steamship.’ ‘Remember Lot’s wife. or Lot to leave Sodom. under the heading “Go Ye Out to Meet Him. cut the rope. “The steamer arrives at the rock. We must have the same state of mind that we would have if we knew we were to die upon that day. but now it is too late to let go their boats without being discovered. 1844. a lukewarm church. the same entire consecration to God and deadness to the world. “…The present strong cry of time commenced about the middle of July. ‘Go ye out to meet him. The day arrives. through grace. intend to cut their boats loose.’ or by a fear to venture out on this truth. ‘Escape for thy life. We have fancied that we were going into the kingdom without such a test of faith. with their crops. or the children of Israel to stand all night waiting for their departure out of Egypt. and has spread with great rapidity and power.… called by the Adventists. and a weeping or melting glory in it that passes all understanding except to those who have felt it. “Storrs’ Flat Rock:” “How shall we be ready for that day?--Believe God’s truth. when they are safe on the rock. But they would be ‘wise’ and not run too great a risk. was an article written by George Storrs. by John N. and besides. When this cry gets hold of the heart. This last truth brings such a test. or sleeping virgins are disposed to heap upon them. but I am satisfied we are not.’ It is now literally. They have no doubt of the truth of the promise. 1844. I. The prudent ones. and their craft with which they came there drifts away from them. the following. and risk all upon it. It appears in sight. Now it comes so near that they cannot possibly cut loose without being discovered. ‘What is the evidence that you had implicit confidence in the promise of the arrival n the periodical [Midnight] Cry of October 3.” in which he said. to a glorious country. in the same degree. Once more would I cry. Others who come there think it is enough that they are on the rock. if they see the steamer coming. from the pen of George Storrs.’ It requires the same faith that led Abraham to offer up Isaac. or the three Hebrews into the fiery furnace. There is a confidence in this truth such as was never felt in the previous cry. there appeared. A promise is made by a glorious and mighty prince that at a given time he will send a splendid steamer to carry all persons whom he shall find there with the evidence that they fully credited his word. by indulging in an ‘if it don’t come.’ where this cry has been fairly made. or for Daniel to go into the lions’ den.’ I am satisfied that now ‘whosoever shall seek to save his life. There is a strong crying with tears. “I cannot better illustrate what I mean than to suppose a large flat rock in the midst of the ocean. or anything else that antediluvian Sodomites. or Noah to build the ark. “On this present truth.

and ‘behold. The commander asks. many disposed of their worldly possessions. and there was a great mourning in the land. It produced everywhere the most deep searching of heart and humiliation of soul before High Heaven. Venture now. You made provision to return.’ ‘You made provision for the flesh. my heart is pained for you. ‘did you. and in a manner which can be accounted for only on the supposition that God was in it. but there seemed to be an irresistible power attending its proclamation. make haste before the ‘sign of the Son of man appear. ‘if it don’t come. and a turning unto the Lord with fasting and weeping and mourning. then. 1844. It swept over the land with the velocity of a tornado.’ so saith Jesus Christ.H. the New York True Sun. and so doubted my words? According to thy faith be it unto thee. and their wives apart. N. 20 The first is that of a believer who lived in New Ipswich. and made no special sacrifice for the work. we might have something with which to get back to land. when the great day of God should be at hand.) Eagle. and venture all. angels came and ministered unto him. “you may want them. and now you must reap the fruit of your unbelief. the potato crop was almost a total loss from the Go to Table of Contents . a breaking down before God. Make haste. power. As God. and various other public journals.‘Get thee hence. one on each side of the question. and have floated away from us. as may be learned from the Claremont (N. or you are lost. awful state of despair! “Cut your ropes now. Satan. and it reached hearts …Worldly Possessions Disposed of in different and distant places almost simultaneously. The evidence is against you. It is now the last trial and temptation. yea. His neighbors were anxious about them and came to him offering to dig them and put them in the cellar for him free.” we gain a correct idea from the words of N. for ‘whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it.’ “Those who had kept their boats made fast to the rock now crowd around and strive to get on board the steamer. and penitent. it produced a rending of hearts and not of garments. Southard.’ Then it will be too late. or supplying the wants of the needy.. so that we could not possibly get to land. ‘We thought we would be prudent. if he would let them. by Joel.H.’ That ‘if’ will ruin you. 31. so that if the steamer did not arrive. thus giving to the world the best evidence of their sincerity and earnestness. O make haste! Let go every boat by which you are now calculating to escape to land. ‘What mean those boats I see made fast to the rocks yonder. by the name of Hastings.’ O. It caused a weaning of affections from the things of this world. editor of the paper from which we have previously quoted-the Midnight Cry. such confidence shall not be disappointed. Do as our Lord did with the last temptation of the devil. Hastings. In the copy dated Oct. brethren. Then the devil leaveth him. for it is a rock where no other vessel ever passes. or whose ropes have only been cut since I arrived in sight?’ They answer. By way of illustration I will give two instances. It caused self-abasement and prostration of soul. using their substance in sustaining the public speakers in their labor. ‘come on board. they looked to him whom they had pierced. “I am going to let that field of potatoes preach my faith in the Lord’s soon appearing. push off that boat.” A Potato Field Under the stirring proclamation of the advent doctrine. don’t dally.’ ‘So they could not enter in because of unbelief. As God said by Zechariah.” said they.’ cries the commander of the steam vessel. commanded. and must have perished if the steamer had not arrived. and effect of the message of the “midnight cry. then. our Lord and Judge. a spirit of grace and supplication was poured out upon his children.Rapid Work of the Midnight Cry of the steamer?’-’Our boats are cut loose.” That fall. once more I entreat you. and those who were looking for the Lord afflicted their souls before him.’ said he. while those who clung to their earthly possessions. or scattering the printed papers and tracts. every family apart. which prostrated all before it. let your boats float out of sight. O. who had a large field of splendid potatoes which he left undug. “for.’ cries the commander. a confession of wrongs.” As to the rapidity. broken-hearted supplications to him for pardon and acceptance. were marked by the worldling as not really believing what they professed. a healing of controversies and animosities.” “No!” said Mr. he says: “At first the definite time was generally opposed.’ ‘That is enough. such as we never before witnessed.’ So will it be with you when you have gained this triumph.

The only section from which little complaint is heard. An uncle of mine.” As the fall was mild. but learned from him that he did not wish to sell them.” An eyewitness testified to me that he saw men lay thousands of dollars on the desk before the publisher of the Voice of Truth. Ω This article was excerpted from chapter 10 of The Great Second Advent Movement: Its Rise and Progress. he doesn’t believe a word of it. “Because. and not only to him. none of them rotted. went to this professed Adventist to buy his hogs. urging them with tears to accept their money. as he was going to keep them over till next spring for “store hogs. were obliged to buy seed potatoes of him.” Uncle came to my grandfather. A correspondent of a Philadelphia paper says the potato crop in that State is ruined. and Mr.” said uncle. in the spring. who was an Adventist believer. and who. but even there the crop has not escaped the disease. Loughborough. and were glad to pay a good price for them. “Cannot it be given to the poor?” The answer was the same.” Means Offered Too Late There were men who held on to their means. N. “That man doesn’t believe what he professes. We have hired several power presses to run night and day. is Maine. and in anguish of spirit beg of him to take it and use it. and whose business was the buying and selling of stock. declaring that the frown of God was upon them for their lack of faith. until it was too late to invest It was that of a church-member who had much to say in meeting about the Lord’s coming in the fall of 1844. struggling all the while under the conviction that they should use it to advance the work. “he says the Lord is coming. God turned to a temporal blessing. Hastings. He was a man of considerable property. pages 161.aplib. “You are too late! We have paid for all the printing matter we can possibly circulate before the end.” In distress of mind the men took away their money. by J.” As expressed in the Sun. written in 1905 and republished by Adventist Pioneer Library in 1992 (www.“potato rot. Such came to those engaged in printing the message. The reply was. Consequently he had an abundant supply for himself and his unfortunate neighbors who had been so solicitous for his welfare the previous October. “How painful it is to learn that whole crops of this valuable esculent have been destroyed by the rot. and among other things. “We have made provision for the immediate wants of all such that we can reach. Hastings’s potatoes were left in the ground until November. and said. but to his neighbors also. had a lot of hogs at just the right age for keeping over for the spring market. and the world is coming to an end this fall. we do not want any more money. What they supposed was going to be such a calamity to Mr. Denied His Faith The second instance occurred in my own place of residence. He need not talk to me. who made no religious pretensions. God when it was needed and would have been gladly used. “You are too late! We don’t want your money now! We can’t use it!” Then they asked.168. and for the covetousness which had led them to withhold means from the cause of Go to Table of Contents 21 . but he wants to keep his hogs till next spring.” “Why?” asked grandfather. but the reply was.

But though we should not judge them. Let us operate within the fold of ecumenism. At the heart of the ecumenical movement is the policy to softpedal what its communicants cannot agree on. you can still keep your Sabbath. Let us never forget that most primary fact. which is the prime justification for our existence? If ever there was a people who must stand alone. Pray tell. and so we might go on. then what reason can we give for not yoking up with the ecumenical movement? That is the Go to Table of Contents . God judges men by their motives. that we must be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within us. It is true today in a way that it never was before. but it is doctrinal ideas that set men apart in the world of religion. it is the people who believe in the second angel’s message. But why labor the point? Seventh-day Adventists simply cannot be a part of the ecumenical movement. And it is only as we keep these points of difference clear that we protect against blurring out the edges of Adventism in a disordered world. But we should remember that we are not only to keep the Sabbath but to proclaim it. The Adventist who does not realize that we must stand alone has not really grasped what the genius of the Advent Movement is. God forbid! Someone in the ecumenical movement may say to us. we should not set out on a program of denouncing all who are leaders in the movement. we cannot join them. Really. For anyone to say. If we are not prepared to give good reasons why we should stand alone. Let’s join the ecumenical movement and go along with it until we are forced to leave is really to say. the ecumenical movement is a challenge to us to sharpen and strengthen our reasons for the existence of Adventism as a distinct and separate religious force in the world. the state of their heart. To anyone among us who would say. How else could such a movement gain cohesion or make progress at all? At the very heart of the Advent Movement is the conviction that we should emphasize our distinctive doctrines. Come. we still could keep the Sabbath. join. We all know that the day is coming when Adventists will be denounced for their beliefs. N ichol hat position should Adventists take in relation to the ecumenical movement? First. only as we preach this command and call on men to be obedient can there be any Advent Movement.” Indeed. but let not that denunciation include the charge that we are deceitful. They have said precisely that to us when we have sat as a reporter at their major meetings. and for some indefinite time into the future. and state-of-the-dead-believing Baptists. we would ask: How do you understand the second angel’s message. It is to us an idea abhorrent and impossible that one should be able gradually to move from the Ad- W 22 ventist faith into some other faith. sanctuary-believing Presbyterians. to seek to persuade others to keep it also. Undoubtedly. what else could we do but come out? Political ideas may set men apart in the world of political parties. but let us never forget that it is not our theological points of agreement but our points of difference that justify our existence as a separate people. Let’s join the ecumenical movement. as long as we can.Why We Cannot Join F. a program that is the very antithesis of what that movement stands for.” But at the very heart of the Advent Movement is the command. we hold certain prime Christian doctrines in common with all other Christian people. a message that must be understood in the larger context of Revelation 18:4. But the Advent people are one people—because we have come out. The essence of the ecumenical movement is “Come in. Otherwise our evangelistic preaching would produce only Sabbathkeeping Methodists. Is not this in large part the explanation for our growth? True. That should be transparently clear to every Adventist who knows anything of the real spirit and nature of the Advent Movement. D. a message that is in the center of the threefold message. “Come out.

If God’s Word is true. 12:17). Tobit 12:9 and 14:10-11 teach that works merit salvation­ --specifically. who are uniquely His own as an organized movement.” Isa 8:20. how could they be regarded as a legitimate part of the sacred.” is the name Jerome coined for allegedly inspired writings penned in the period between the Old and New Testaments. They point out that neither Jesus nor His disciples ever quoted or acknowledged in any way any of the books of the Apocrypha. generally speaking. The answer to that question decides our whole religious program for the future. Read the closing chapters of The Great Controversy and let that conviction roll upon you again. inerrant Word Go to Table of Contents S NO CONSENSUS DOCTRINAL ERRORS and yet be “lesser”? Are there degrees of sacred truth? Are some verses somehow less inspired or less true than others? Or. purgatory. are some of these books simply not inerrant? And if that’s the case. For example. and shall purge away all sin. so that the truth cannot be learned in those pages. indeed. They also point out the historical and doctrinal errors in those books. why are they included in any church’s Holy Writ? Jews and Protestants claim the apocryphal books are not part of the Old Testament. In AD 1546. that giving alms is sufficient for forgiveness of sin: “For alms doth deliver from death. though they often regard them as having “lesser status. prayers for the dead. in fact.” However. the Vatican at the Council of Trent declared the Apocrypha to be “Holy Writ” and officially part of the Catholic Old Testament. then the latter are not God’s Word. consider them to be legitimate parts of the Old Testament. in which one can read inaccurate history and such concepts as salvation by works. Nichol (1897-1966) was a minister and author of over 20 books and innumerable articles. an appeal to join one great church? Finally. and error exists in the Apocrypha. And in that conflict we cannot be ecumenical. more honestly. then they have no light. and there is no reason for us to read them. Ω Review and Herald. The end is near. One strong effort he made later in history concerned the apocrypha. or to change their wording by addition or subtraction. The Greek work apocrypha. If these apocryphal writings contain error. March 18. D. Our inspired counsel is. a remnant people (Rev. “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word. And. Orthodox Christians and most Catholics may disagree on the legitimacy of a few of them but. the ecumenical movement should make us more conscious than ever before of the times in which we live. he has been unrelenting in his diverse efforts to either keep the Scriptures from humanity. It is the uniting of the great religious bodies that makes possible the final conflict.question that churchmen would finally ask us. Jean Handwerk THE APOCRYPHA atan’s first attempt to cause doubt or confusion regarding God’s word came in Eden. hath God said…?” Since then. He also served as editor of the Review and Herald for 21 years and editor of the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary. They existed in the Greek Septuagint OT but not in the Hebrew. decides the fate of the Advent Movement. meaning “hidden. or He has not. Those that exercise alms and righteousness shall be filled with life. then why should we stand out against the appeal of ecumenicity. “Yea. If we do not believe that God has called out a people. Either God has called out a special people with a special message in the last days.” “…Manasses 23 . the apocryphal writings have numerous doctrinal errors. 1965 Elder F. They were semi-historical Jewish moral stories. and other pagan teachings. it is because there is no light in them.

who had opened the things that were hid. doing therein very well and honestly. and let her go. Laugh not with him. and how righteousness doth deliver…. and he will bring thee to heaviness. and be disobedient unto thee. lest thou have sorrow with him. who am a sinner. Besides. “For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law. If she go not as thou wouldest have her.” Sirach 31:27 teaches that drinking wine is good for a person: “Wine is as good as life to a man.” How people have lived their lives relative to the law of God is what determines whether they have indeed “chosen life” or death.” Romans 3:23 says. without mention of repentance and confession: “Whoso honoureth his father maketh an atonement for his sins. “All have sinned. the destitute. And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly. hast not appointed repentance for the righteous. and perished. and come short of the glory of God. Betook themselves unto prayer. the righteous Judge. Judas and his company came to take up the bodies of them that were slain. Chastise thy son.” Sirach 30:28-9 contradicts Christ’s call for compassion on the needy. either. neither a wicked woman liberty to gad abroad. as the use had been. It states that obedience to one’s father atones for sins. and beat him on the sides while he is a child. All men therefore praising the Lord. Give him no liberty in his youth. that noble Judas exhorted the people to keep themselves from sin. it was an holy and good thought. and so bring sorrow to thine heart. Now under the coats of every one that was slain they found things consecrated to the idols of the Jamnites. O Lord. Wherefore now. and through her we all die. which is forbidden the Jews by the law. and from women wickedness. the widows and orphans: “My son. lest his lewd behaviour be an offence unto thee. my son. and make sin offerings to atone for their sins: “And upon the day following. for he polluteth himself with other men’s meat: but a wise man well nurtured will beware thereof.” Verse 8 in the prayer of Manassas states that Abraham. and escaped the snares of death which they had set for him: but Aman fell into the snare. lead not a beggar’s life. who did not sin against thee. forsomuch as they saw before their eyes the things that came to pass for the sins of those that were slain. 30:9-13 gives this severe counsel: “Cocker [pamper] thy child. he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering. but thou hast appointed repentance for me.” In II Maccabees. and hold him to labour. The life of him that dependeth on another man’s table is not to be counted for a life. for Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead. Isaac and Jacob were sinless: “Therefore thou. Everyone determines his/ her own eternal destiny. without the accompaniment of faith. and lest thou gnash thy teeth in the end. God of the righteous.” Yet Romans 2:12 teaches. lest he wax stubborn. Then every man saw that this was the cause wherefore they were slain. in that he was mindful of the resurrection: For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again. one reads the doctrine that one can pray on behalf of the dead. and it is a woman who brings shame and disgrace.” Sirach’s hatred of women extends even to 42:14: “Better is the wickedness of a man than a woman who does good. consider what alms doeth.” Sirach 25:24-26 states that one can divorce a wife for disobedience to her husband: “Of the woman came the beginning of sin. And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver. and he shall make thee afraid: play with him.THE APOCRYPHA gave alms. and to bury them with their kinsmen in their fathers’ graves.” Sirach doesn’t seem to have been fond of children. Give the water no passage. if it be drunk modGo to Table of Contents 24 . Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead. Sirach 42:13 teaches that women are evil: “For from garments cometh a moth. for better it is to die than to beg. cut her off from thy flesh. and besought him that the sin committed might wholly be put out of remembrance. and give her a bill of divorce. Bow down his neck while he is young. and wink not at his follies. that they might be delivered from sin. verses 39-45.” Sirach 3:3 also claims that one can be saved by one’s works.

we must make a smoke thereof before the man or the woman.” In Tobit 6:1-8. 1966 ed. And when the young man went down to wash himself. ‘Touching the heart and the liver. Furthermore. the young man does what he is told. archeologists are continually discovering that once-doubted historical references in the Bible are indeed true.) says in its introductory comments that “these stories [Tobit. and put them up safely. Researchers cite up to fourteen historical errors or unsupported facts in the chapters of Judith as related to people in and the geography of Assyria. being good. details a few more questionable or erroneous historical statements in Judith: HISTORICAL ERRORS: 25 . and he shall be healed. ‘Take the fish. Then the angel said unto him. and the party shall be no more vexed.” Scripture says Azarias was son of the high priest Zadok. had they been included in the Hebrew sacred canon. Yea rather.biblequery. but the angel tells Tobit he is “Azarias. there a little. for they were identified as parables and. son of the great Ananias…. 602. understood to be intended to make a single.” (p. they did eat it. by the very nature of parables. The website http://www. ‘Open the fish. if a devil or an evil spirit trouble any. then they both went on their way. and the deuterocanonical portions of Esther] treat history and geography with a good deal of freedom. here a little. the writer speaks of an angel of God who lies to Tobit. Even the Catholic Jerusalem Bible (p. and would have devoured him. and the angel bound him. and “the which smell when the evil spirit had smelled. Babylon. which blindness had been caused by a sparrow’s excrement falling into his eyes as he lay on the ground in the evening. … The Book of Judith in particular shows a bland indifference to history and geography. Persia. I came into a body undefiled. As for the gall. till they drew near to Ecbatane. and Israel. “The author seems deliberately to have defied history to distract the reader’s attention from the historical context and focus it exclusively on the religious conflict and outcome. any inaccuracy in any of the apocryphal books would tend to do the same. but for its story. ‘Brother Azarias. direct point without correcting any other doctrinal misunderstandings among the listeners. it is good to anoint a man that has whiteness in his eyes (cataracts). and when they had roasted the fish. where the author identifies King Nebuchadnezzar as king of the Assyrians in the city of Nineveh. This lying angel teaches Tobit’s son Tobias how to use magic associated with fish organs to ward off evil spirits and heal diseases: “And as they went on their journey. to what use is the heart and the liver and the gall of the fish?’ And he said unto him. he fled into the utmost parts of Egypt.’ So the young man did as the angel said. that carelessness in detail certainly would confound the counsel to search the Scriptures “precept upon precept. To whom the angel said. He burns the fish parts. How curious is the reasoning that error in one aspect would make truth in another aspect more compelling. Then the young man said to the angel.” In fact. Judith.htm.” The fish gall is said to have healed father Tobit’s blind eyes.” But then the excuse is made that Judith wasn’t written for historical purposes.) Such disregard of historical accuracy can be found in the very first verse of Judith. and drew it to land. the writer claims he was born without taint of the fallen nature: “For I was a witty child.AHPYRCOPA EHT erately: what life is then to a man that is without wine? For it was made to make men glad. The writings identify the angel as Raphael. and take the heart and the liver and the gall. whose listing of errors this article greatly utilized. they came in the evening to the river Tigris.’” In chapter 8. and had a good spirit.” In Wisdom anyway.’ And the young man laid hold of the fish. line upon line. and they lodged there. 603) However. And would it not be sacrilege to deliberately put misleading material within the sacred canon? (The same charge cannot be applied to Jesus’ parables. a fish leaped out of the river. The Go to Table of Contents Jerusalem Bible says.

sometimes these deceptive books are included. The Moabites and Ammonites were descendents of Lot. but Sargon II (Tobit 1:15). Tobit 1:4-5. In Tobit 1:14. 2. 8K [thousand] Seleucids plus 4K [thousand] Macedonians did not destroy 120. Neither Balbaim nor Cyamon have ever been found.” Additionally. and to choose to live thereby. he was deported to Nineveh with Naphtali (740 B. In 2 Maccabees 8:20. Nicanor wanted to pay 2. in more recent times. which Daniel killed by feeding it balls of pitch and hair and fat. 26 Go to Table of Contents .” These errors in II Maccabees were also revealed by the same website: In verse “8:10.THE APOCRYPHA “1. Nobody has ever found a city with towers called Bethulia on the plain of Esdraelon near Dothan. 6.” as in Deuteronomy being the “second book of the law.000 Galatians in Babylonia. Rather. and for which his life was demanded by the Babylonians and forfeited by the king. 7.000 talents to the Romans [but] the Seleucids were not under the Romans. Apocryphal words within the two extra chapters added to Daniel (Daniel 14:23-30) include a fanciful story about a living serpent/dragon god named Bel whom the Babylonians worshipped. not a Macedonian (additions to Esther). a new term that is more ecumenically acceptable has been coined: deuterocanonical. Nebuchadnezzar and Ahasuerus did not destroy Nineveh. but not themselves (unlike later Romans and Persians). Haman was an Agagite. Habbukuk predated Daniel and was never in Babylon. The Babylonian and Assyrian rulers wanted people to worship their gods. However. In modern Bible translations. Baruch 6:2 says the Jews would have to remain in Babylon seven generations. and a light unto our path. This contradicts the regular part of Esther (additions to Esther).C. so they did not need to go to the river to go east. which contradicts Jeremiah’s prophecy of seventy years of captivity. 3.” 2 Cor 6:14. 5. 10. where he was fed by Habbukuk and ultimately delivered seven days later. sure lamp unto our feet. means “an ecclesiastical rule or law enacted by a council or other competent authority and.000 soldiers.” Christ has no “concord … with Belial. 4. able to resist 132. 5.C. they are thus presented as officially approved and trustworthy—a “second Bible.C. Daniel was then thrown into a lion’s pit. 9. and never a part of the Assyrian Empire. although they were taken forcibly to Egypt from Jerusalem. Mordecai taken by Nebuchadnezzar (617 B. they were not Canaanites. However. as defined by an online dictionary.” canon. 2. In Tobit 6:1.” in other words. We have reason to give thanks to God for preserving His Word through translations that are free from these efforts to confuse its sacred teachings or diminish its majesty. Babylonian General Holofernes and his massive campaign in Palestine are unknown to history and archaeology. with a blatant error: “These are the words of the book written in Babylon by Baruch…. they contain all that is needed to understand God’s plan of redemption for this lost race. Nebuchadnezzar never sacked the cities of Ecbatana or Ragae. The Jews had not returned from exile in the time of the Assyrians or Babylonians.” By referring to the Apocrypha as deuterocanonical.” But there is no scriptural evidence that either Baruch or Jeremiah were ever in Babylon. approved by the pope. the city of Rages was a part of Media. The inerrant Bible has no “fellowship … with unrighteousness.” Light has no “communion … with darkness. and then east to Rage. Deutero means “two” or “second. The term apocrypha then served to make a needed distinction between those questionable writings and true.) yet he only lived 102 years.). 8. REASON TO GIVE THANKS In fact.) 2nd year of Artaxerxes court (~130 years later). in the Roman Catholic Church. it is likely Babylon had not risen to power during Habbukuk’s prophetic ministry. 3. Nineveh is on the Tigris River. inspired scripture. and 14:1-3 say Tobit saw the revolt of the northern tribes (997 B. Ω Jean Handwerk writes from Washington on health and biblical topics. Jerome came to accept only the Hebrew originals as divinely inspired. or an additional one. the Book of Baruch begins as Judith does. Assyrians and Babylonians did not rely predominately on their cavalry. but Nabopolassar the Babylonian and Cyaxares the Mede destroyed it centuries before (Tobit 14:5). Sennacherib was not the son of Shalmaneser. 1:11-13.” That same website reveals several historical or geographic errors in Tobit: “1. The Bible has no fellowship with the non-canonical books. they went from Nineveh to the Tigris River. His Word is a safe. 4. The canonical books of the Bible are consistent and can be trusted.

God was not moved by Satan’s challenge. By dying on the cross He further enforced the law by paying the penalty required for its transgression. love. a kind of no-man. hunger. God had decided upon His course of action. and completely contrary to what Go to Table of Contents 27 When it became evident that God intended to send His Son and in Him demonstrate that man can keep the law. Satan could claim that God played favorites. etc. excused. mingled with sorrow. sorrow. even from eternity. but includes all man’s emotions as mentioned above. He was different from other men.” To appreciate the import of this assertion. grief. to exempt him from all temptation. and done under the same conditions to which men are subject. released. in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin. The least deviation from this rule would invalidate the experiment. clear or excuse from some restriction or burden. and condemned sin in the flesh. joy. According to the terms of the covenant He was not to receive any help from God not available to any other man. and effectively destroy all hope for man. “All men have sinned.” Temptations are the character building ingredients of life for good or ill.Jesus Exempted from Human Passions? M . it is not confined to these meanings nor to passions of the flesh only. This was a necessary condition if His demonstration was to be of any value and His work acceptable. which Markham calls a “brother to the ox.” says Paul. it includes.” Passion is an inclusive word. Christ did not condone sin in the flesh. for long before. in fact. we need to define “exempt” and “passions. the false statement in Questions on Doctrine. free. He condemned it.” Webster’s New World Dictionary.… Exemption implies a release from some obligation or legal requirement. and in so doing upheld the power and authority of the law. obligation. the agony and sufferings of Jesus during the crucifixion or during the period following the Last Supper. which binds others. and what no one has ever done. Noah. W The College Standard Dictionary defines “exempt:” “To free or excuse from some burdensome obligation. Satan’s contention has always been that God is unjust in requiring men to keep the law. but all failed to come up to God’s high standard. a shadow man. and the test was invalid. p. a non-entity. none of whom is so exempt.. as man reacts to them. pity. Accordingly. as well as anger. void the covenant. asking no favors and receiving no special consideration. set free as from a rule which others must observe. nullify the agreement. and upheld the infliction of its penalty. and doubly unjust in punishing them for not doing what cannot be done. David— all were good men. when the time came. Job. By paying its demand He was now in position to forgive without being accused of ignoring the law or setting it aside. His claim is that God ought at least to make a demonstration to show that it can be done. While originally it has reference to sorrow.” E READ with astonishment and perplexity. To take these emotions away from a man. especially when others are not so released. Romans 3:23. Passion usually implies a strong emotion that has an overpowering or compelling effect. fear. that Christ was “exempt from the inherited passions and pollutions that corrupt the natural descendants of Adam. results in a creature less than a man. and that he must overcome Christ or perish. One thing greatly . Satan knew that this would constitute the crisis. College Edition defines exempt: “to take out. Abraham. God sent “His own Son. release … freed from a rule. all temptations that incite men to action. If Christ was exempt from the passions of mankind. suffering. excuse. agony. Such teaching is tragic.” Romans 8:3. deliver. “Passion” is defined: “originally suffering or agony … any of the emotions as hate. An dreasen If God should exempt Christ from the passions that corrupt the natural descendants of Adam. Christ came as a man among men.” Seventh-day Adventists have always taught and believed. L . 383.

in man’s behalf. Elder Andreasen was considered one of the foremost authority in that field. not considered by God capable of resisting and conquering the passions which He asks men to overcome. If this were not so. that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest … for in that He Himself hath suffered. Satan believed he might overcome Him. Hutchinson Theological Seminary. and author. in that very act He disqualified Him for His work. 117. (Emphasis supplied.” The Desire of Ages. if it had not been possible for Him to fall. for if He had. Minnesota Conference. therefore. He could not be our example. 31. Our Saviour took humanity with all its liabilities.” Ibid. His temptation and victory tell us that humanity must copy the Pattern. he could claim that God played favorites. He stood in the strength of perfect manhood. 1890. affirming that Christ could not have had the same nature as man.” The Temptations of Christ . He took human nature. educator. subject to the weakness of humanity. 30. From 1956 until the time of his death in 1962. He permitted Him to meet life’s perils in common with every human soul.” Hebrews 2:17.concerned him. Only thus could He rescue man from the lowest depth of his degradation. The denomination is now called upon to decide. “Letters have been coming in to me. April 25. Seventh-day Adventists Answer Questions on Doctrine . patent [obvious] to all. His special area of interest was the doctrine of the sanctuary. Christ “vanquished Satan in the same nature over which Satan obtained the victory.. being tempted.” The Youth’s Instructor. There can be no heresy more harmful than that here discussed. possessing the full vigor of mind and body…. 1901. of course. It was a solemn reality that Christ came to fight the battle as man. “When Adam was assailed by the tempter. The power of the Saviour’s Godhead was hidden. If God should exempt Him from the passions that corrupt the natural descendants of Adam. It has taken away the Savior I have known and substitutes for Him a weak personality. “Many claim that it was impossible for Christ to be overcome by temptation. none of the effects of sin were upon him. He could not have been tempted as man has been. 18. He was reconciled with the church leaders only on his deathbed. This is the privilege of all. If He was not a partaker of our nature. Oct. If God extended special favors and exemptions to Christ. If Christ had been exempt from passions. men must become a partaker of A Savior who has never been tempted. “The temptations to which Christ was subject were a terrible reality. and Union College. It is not the kind of Savior I need.” who “though He were a son” never learned obedience by the things He suffered. This strained relationship led to the revocation of his ministerial credentials. he was at odds with the church leadership over the contents of the book. It is. a helpless babe. In the following quotations we have God’s answer: “God permitted His Son to come. Then He could not have been placed in Adam’s position…. relying upon God for power. He could not be our helper. To accept the teaching of Questions on Doctrine necessitates giving up faith in the Gift God has given this people.” The Youth’s Instructor. behoved Him “in all things to be made like unto His brethren. 117. that no one can claim to believe the Testimonies and also believe in the new theology that Christ was exempt from human passions. 18. and bore the infirmities of the degenerate race. 49. in mental power. Feb. never has had to battle with passions. D. the divine nature. He is able to succor them that are tempted. If He did not have man’s nature. and the test was invalid. “Christ bore the sins and infirmities of the race as they existed when He came to the earth to help man…. If it were not possible for Him to yield to temptations. One who has never struggled with passions can have no understanding of their power.) Ω Milian Lauritz Andreasen (1876-1962) was an administrator. The enemy was overcome by Christ in His human nature. who has never “offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him who was able to save Him from death. would Christ come to this earth as a man with the limitations. For four thousand years the race had been decreasing in physical strength. It was not thus with Jesus when He entered the wilderness to cope with Satan. He could not have been tempted in all points as the human family is tempted. but was “exempt” from the very things that a true Savior must experience: such a savior is what this new theology offers us. to fight the battle as every child of humanity must fight it. in moral worth. It is one thing or the other. 28. He would have been unable to understand or help mankind. It. nor the world. and Christ took upon Him the infirmities of degenerate humanity. He would have fallen under similar temptations. He overcame in human nature. 28 Go to Table of Contents .C. He then taught at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary in Washington.” The Review and Herald. He held administrative positions successively as president of the Greater New York Conference.” The Desire of Ages. He took the nature of man with the possibility of yielding to temptation. weaknesses and infirmities which men had brought upon themselves because of excesses? If so. As a free agent He was placed on probation with liberty to yield to Satan’s temptations and work at cross purposes with God. 1899. at the risk of failure and eternal loss. nor has he ever had the joy of overcoming them.

There Luther was left behind because he was an outlaw. neither in the Gospels nor in Paul is it declared that the Sabbath has ceased. But the Church [of Rome] has changed the Sabbath into the Lord’s day by its own authority. 1533. pp 63-64. “The Sabbath is commanded many times by God. to the Decalogue. 1530. ruled 1519-1556) had called on the princes and free territories in Germany to explain their religious convictions.and the Sabbath. “Of Ecclesiastical Power.” in his Sammtliche Schriften. 20. regarding Revelation 3:1-2. the leading Catholic orator and debater against Luther. 29 *Definition in this context: something said or written in defense of a cause. It will be included in his upcoming book on the Book of Revelation. as it seemeth. Vol. “But of this question ours [our side. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500Go to Table of Contents ------Augsburg Confession (1530). Luther wrote these significant words: “… Indeed. must be kept holy. Luther rejected Karlstadt’s discovery of the Bible Sabbath and remained with Sunday sacredness. the doctrinal change from Sunday back to the Bible Sabbath never occurred.” ----Johann Eck.’ etc. according to the Diet of Worms. art. six days shall you labor and do all your work. i. vindication. Martin Luther was trying to dig his way out of a great pile of papal error. justification. The rest reached Augsburg on May 2. They allege the change of the Sabbath into the Lord’s day. It was written both in German and Latin. as was showed before. The Creeds of Christendom. concerning which you [Protestants] have no scripture [in support of your Sundaykeeping]…. “Besides these things. sporadic and eventually almost unending war by Catholics against Protestant began and continued until the Peace of Augsburg in 1648. the Protestants] do thus teach: that the Bishops have no power to ordain anything contrary to the Gospel. if Karlstadt were to write further about the Sabbath. 3. he did not grasp all the truths of the Bible. The Augsburg Confession is the fourth document contained in the Lutheran Book of Concord. The Augsburg Confession became the primary confessional document for the Lutheran movement. Vol. and Luther approved it.. because it hath dispensed with a precept of the Decalogue. On April 3 the elector of Saxony and the reformers started from Torgau and reached Coburg on April 23. 148. but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. Ω . not long after this gathering. in an attempt to restore religious and political unity in the Holy Roman Empire and rally support against the Turkish invasion.” The Augsburg Confession is the primary confession of faith of the Lutheran Church and one of the most important documents of the Lutheran reformation. the German princes acknowledged that the seventh-day Sabbath was the correct worship day. nevertheless the Church has instituted the Lord’s day through the tradition. and in the process. In the following remarkable statement.The Augsburg Confession Regarding the Sabbath T he following condensation comes from Vance Ferrell’s (Harvestime Books) research on the Book of Revelation. 7. 1558. wrote a book of objections to Protestant teachings and practice which others could use in debates. Thus. Johann Eck. Handbook of Common Places against the Lutherans. Sunday would have to give way . and they have no example more in their mouths than the change of the Sabbath. and was presented by a number of German rulers and free-cities at the Diet of Augsburg on June 25. col. An apologist is one who writes or speaks thus. On the journey. “The Scripture teaches ‘Remember that you sanctify the day of the Sabbath. His influence in this matter affected millions of Christians throughout later centuries.” ---. They will needs have the Church’s power to be very great.” Philip Schaff.Martin Luther. Part 2.e. there is a controversy whether Bishops or Pastors have power to institute ceremonies in the Church and to make laws…. “Wider die himmlischen Propheten. Unfortunately. Saturday. Melanchthon worked on an “apology”* (afterward called the Augsburg Confession) and sent his draft to Luther at Coburg on May 11. contrary. In one somewhat sarcastic comment.

During warm weather. “If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath. and often drowsy. and partaken of in less quantities. honourable. The sick and suffering require care and attention upon the Sabbath. Such have no truly devotional feelings upon the Sabbath. it is unnecessary labor to heat food.” “ The fourth commandment is virtually transgressed by conversing upon worldly things or by engaging in light and trifling conversation. it is no violation of the fourth commandment to make them as comfortable as possible. Taken with meals. as well as of justice. and shalt honour him. 3 30 Obey divine health reform counsel. In such instances. and it may be necessary for their comfort to prepare warm food and drinks upon the Sabbath. and the diet upon that day should be more simple. some suffer with headache. from doing thy pleasure on my holy day. Those who choose not to follow divine health reform may supply their own liquids. unless it is needful to do so for the sick and suffering. Isaiah 58:13-14 says. because we do not have that exercise upon the Sabbath that we have upon the other days of the week. and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. but rather. Every deviation from right brings us into bondage and condemnation. We are to guard those sacred hours as a “delight. and of fewer varieties. the holy of the LORD. nor finding thine own pleasure. than upon the six laboring days. he following counsel from the Spirit of Prophecy can guide us in keeping the Sabbath holy during Sabbath afternoon fellowship meals. “The Sabbath of the Lord is a day of rest from labor.KEEPING THE SABBATH HOLY: 1 T Eat less food on the Sabbath. “Many make a mistake in drinking cold water with their meals. not doing thine own ways. holy unto the Lord.” CCh 263. and call the sabbath a delight. and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth. let those of understanding and compassion lead in upholding the beneficial counsel. as well as upon the other six days of the week. Do not tempt others by serving drinks with the meals. The great Lawgiver is a God of compassion.” POTLUCK PERILS 2 Our Sabbath conversation must be holy. Many have erred in not practicing self-denial upon the Sabbath. By partaking of full meals. water [or any other liquid] diminishes the flow of the salivary glands. they are stupid.” 1SP 226. Go to Table of Contents . Talking upon anything or everything which may come into the mind is speaking our own words. as on the six laboring days. nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD. and the blessing resting upon the Sabbath does not prove a blessing to them. their minds are beclouded.

but Ellen White also warned that increasing disease in animals would make (ed. drunk with meals. and we must give strict attention to our physical well-being. 1884. for the liquid must first be absorbed….” Letter 69. 1899. 19:10). no drink is needed with meals.] Families should stay together. “I have been instructed that the students in our schools are not to be served with flesh foods or with food preparations that are known to be unhealthful [such as TVP and meat analogs. “The Lord has been teaching His people that it is for their spiritual and physical good to abstain from flesh eating. I appeal to old and young and to middle-aged. which contain excitotoxins which kill brain cells]…. After a while the children become weary and go out of doors. He had traced the matter from cause to effect. but on coming to the ground. but those in charge of the grocery said that the cheese had been bought with the consent of Brother -----. 1896. the higher faculties are overborne by the lower passions. 31 . the greater the injury to the stomach.4 and the colder the water.. [The only exception was “cottage cheese. the more difficult it is for the food to digest. and besides.” CCh 234. and indeed. He and some others objected to this. W h it e 5 Go to Table of Contents “It was decided that at a certain camp meeting. These things are an offense to God. Thus the Sabbath has no sacred significance to them.” RH. 1901. The whole body is the property of God. The more liquid there is taken into the stomach with the meals. Doctor Kellogg found to his surprise that a large quantity of cheese had been purchased for sale at the grocery.” a soft cheese. cheese should not be sold to those on the ground. Hot drinks are debilitating. that they may make it a delight. 3SM 291.” CD 369. and leave them to amuse themselves the best they can. lest there be a lessening of spirituality. 3SM 290. and engage in play or some kind of mischief. Whatever we do in the line of eating and drinking should be done with the special purpose of nourishing the body.” CD 368. Ω (1827-1915): The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that when the tests of a true prophet are applied to Ellen White. 12:17. July 29. and the older members of the household take themselves away from the younger children. Doctor Kellogg asked the price of the cheese.” Letter 83. Her inspired writings continue to clarify and uplift the Word of God. Ice water or ice lemonade. February 13. I have seen many families where father. parents should give all the time they can to their children.” BEcho. for the religious life is closely related to physical habits and practices. and are the cause of a decline in spiritual life…. were very injurious. mother. When meat is made the staple article of food. they confirm beyond doubt that God bestowed upon her the promised gift of prophecy. and that they could not afford to lose the money invested in it. Elle n G. parents paying special attention to children on this day. Rev. and knew that some foods generally thought to be wholesome. will arrest digestion until the system has imparted sufficient warmth to the stomach to enable it to take up its work again.: has made) eating dairy products unadvisable. Nor should cheese be served. and allow the saliva to mingle with the food. “On the Sabbath. That gift is one of two prominent characteristics of His church in the last days (Rev. “Eating the flesh of dead animals has an injurious effect upon spirituality. Serve the Lord by sacrifice. her prophetic gift was instrumental in the establishment of Seventh-day Adventism. Deny your appetite of those things that are doing you injury. There is no need to eat the flesh of dead animals. and bought the whole of it from them. Food should not be washed down. Upon this. those who indulge in their use become slaves to the habit. as well as provide invaluable health counsel. Eat slowly. that we may serve God to His name’s glory. 6 “Cheese should never be introduced into the stomach. Animal flesh is not to be served.

but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.” Marquis de V auvenargues “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon earth and be an atheist. and a door a carpenter.“As a house implies a builder.” A braham Lincoln . and a garment a weaver. so does the existence of the universe imply a Creator.

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