Testimonies Archive

Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 59-68 Day 269

In this way you may save a soul from death, and hide a multitude of sins. A glance, a word, even an intonation of the voice, may be vital with falsehood, sinking like a barbed arrow into some heart, inflicting an incurable wound. Thus a doubt, a reproach, may be cast upon one by whom…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 49-58 Day 268

Your connection with the church, the manner in which your brethren regard you, will be of no avail unless you believe in Christ. It is not enough to believe about Him; you must believe in Him. You must rely wholly upon His saving grace. Many of you at Battle Creek are living without prayer, without…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 39-48 Day 267

They enter upon a path that is full of danger without the protection and support of religious principle, because they think it will be difficult or unpleasant to carry their religion with them to the schoolroom, the playground, and into all their associations. Thus they lay bare their soul to the shafts of Satan. Where…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 29-38 Day 266

But the teacher should not be expected to do the parent’s work. There has been, with many parents, a fearful neglect of duty. Like Eli, they fail to exercise proper restraint; and then they send their undisciplined children to college to receive the training which the parents should have given them at home. The teachers…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 19-28 Day 265

Study the word of God. Let all at this meeting make a covenant with God to put away light and trifling conversation and frivolous, unimportant reading, and, for the coming year, diligently and prayerfully study the Bible, that you may be able to give to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 5, pp. 9-18 Day 264

Number Thirty-One—Testimony for the Church Chapter 1 – Camp Meeting Address, Boulder, Colorado, September 25, 1881. Dear Brethren and Sisters Who Shall Assemble at the Michigan Camp Meeting, I feel a deeper interest in this meeting than in any other that has been held this season. Michigan has not had the labor which she should…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 649-657 Day 263

Grave responsibilities rest upon those who reside at the great center of the work, where are important interests to be sustained. Those who choose their homes at Battle Creek should be men and women of faith, of wisdom, and of prayer. Hundreds of youth of various dispositions and of different education are associated in the…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 639-648 Day 262

While none were compelled to adopt the reform dress, our people could and should have appreciated its advantages and accepted it as a blessing. The evil results of an opposite course may now be seen. At the sanitarium, physicians and helpers have greatly departed from the Lord’s instructions in regard to dress. Simplicity is now…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, pp. 629-638 Day 261

As Christians, we ought not to engage in any employment upon which we cannot conscientiously ask the blessing of the Lord. Do you, my sisters, in the needless work you put upon your garments, feel a clear conscience? Can you, while perplexing the mind over ruffles and bows and ribbons, be uplifting the soul to…

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