Testimonies Archive

Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 359-368 Day 177

Paul commanded Titus: “These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.” There are ever those who will despise the one who dares to reprove sin; but there are times when reproof must be given. Paul directs Titus to rebuke a certain class sharply, that they may be sound…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 349-358 Day 176

Korah and his company, who in their self-confidence aspired to the priesthood, even took the censers and stood in the door of the tabernacle with Moses. Korah had cherished his envy and rebellion until he was self-deceived, and he really thought that the congregation were a very righteous people and that Moses was a tyrannical…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 339-348 Day 175

Chapter 31 – The Great Rebellion Korah, Dathan, and Abiram rebelled against Moses and Aaron, and so against the Lord. The Lord had placed special responsibilities upon Moses and Aaron in selecting them for the priesthood and in conferring upon them the dignity and authority of leading the congregation of Israel. Moses was afflicted by…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 329-338 Day 174

Reproofs always hurt human nature. Many are the souls that have been destroyed by the unwise sympathy of their brethren; for, because the brethren sympathized with them, they thought they must indeed have been abused, and that the reprover was all wrong and had a bad spirit. The only hope for sinners in Zion is…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 319-328 Day 173

We have a right to refer to the past, as did the apostle Paul. “And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 309-318 Day 172

Brother and Sister A, while among your brethren you have too frequently made it a practice to make arrangements agreeable to yourselves and to take a course to gather attention to yourselves, without considering the convenience or inconvenience of others. You are in danger of making yourselves a center. You have received the attention and…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 299-308 Day 171

He, therefore, had been trying this new policy. He carried out his natural temperament by yielding to the wishes of the people, to save dissatisfaction and preserve their good will, and thereby prevent a rebellion, which he thought would certainly come if he did not yield to their wishes. But had Aaron stood unwaveringly for…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 289-298 Day 170

Bold, defiant, and determined in her idolatry, she declared to Ahab that Elijah should not live. That night a messenger aroused the weary prophet and delivered the word of Jezebel, given in the name of her pagan gods, that she would, in the presence of Israel, do to Elijah as he had done to the…

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Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, pp. 279-288 Day 169

The Sacrifice on Mount Carmel Elijah demands a convocation at Carmel of all Israel and also of all the prophets of Baal. The awful solemnity in the looks of the prophet gives him the appearance of one standing in the presence of the Lord God of Israel. The condition of Israel in their apostasy demands…

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