Needed by Sabbath keepers
I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as
serpents, and harmless as doves. Matt. 10:16.
practices of the people do not come in conflict with the law of God, you may
conform to them. If the workers fail to do this, they will not only hinder
their own work, but they will place stumbling blocks in the way of those for
whom they labor, and hinder them from accepting the truth. On Sunday there
is the very best opportunity for those who are missionaries to hold Sunday
schools, and come to the people in the simplest manner possible, telling them
of the love of Jesus for sinners, and educating them in the Scriptures. .
Sunday-keeping is not the test. The time will come when men will not only
forbid Sunday work, but they will try to force men to labor on the Sabbath,
and to subscribe to Sunday observance or forfeit their freedom and their lives.
But the time for this has not yet come, for the truth must be presented more
fully before the people as a witness....
that I have is that God's servants should go quietly to work, preaching the
grand, precious truths of the Bible-- Christ and Him crucified. His love and
infinite sacrifice--showing that the reason why Christ died is because the
law of God is immutable, unchangeable, eternal. The Sabbath must be taught
in a decided manner, but be cautious how you deal with the idol Sunday. A
word to the wise is sufficient....
from work on Sunday is not receiving the mark of the beast; and where this
will advance the interests of the work, it should be done. We should not go
out of our way to work on Sunday. . . .
who hear and see the light on the Sabbath take their stand upon the truth
to keep God's holy day, difficulties will arise; for efforts will be brought
to bear against them to compel men and women to transgress the law of God.
Here they must stand firm, that they will not violate the law of God; and
if the opposition and persecution are determinedly kept up, let them heed
the words of Christ: "When they persecute you in this city, flee ye into
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