World Against God's People
dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of
her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
Christ. Rev. 12:17.
Our people have been regarded as too insignificant to be worthy of notice,
but a change will come. The Christian world is now making movements which
will necessarily bring commandment-keeping people into prominence.
world is to be stirred with enmity against Seventh-day Adventists, because
they will not yield homage to the papacy, by honoring Sunday, the institution
of this antichristian power. It is the purpose of Satan to cause them to be
blotted from the earth, in order that his supremacy of the world may not be
position of truth taken by our people will bear the criticism of the greatest
minds; the highest of the world's great men will be brought in contact with
truth, and therefore every position we take should be critically examined
and tested by the Scriptures. Now we seem to be unnoticed, but this will not
always be. Movements are at work to bring us to the front, and if our theories
of truth can be picked to pieces by historians or the world's greatest men,
it will be done.
individually know for ourselves what is truth, and be prepared to give a reason
of the hope that we have with meekness and fear, not in a proud, boasting,
self-sufficiency, but with the spirit of Christ. We are nearing the time when
we shall stand individually alone to answer for our belief.
be attacked on every point; we shall be tried to the utmost. We do not want
to hold our faith simply because it was handed down to us by our fathers.
Such a faith will not stand the terrible test that is before us. We want to
know why we are Seventh-day Adventists, what real reason we have for coming
out from the world as a separate and distinct people. . . .
of darkness will open their batteries upon us; and all who are indifferent
and careless, who have set their affections on their earthly treasure, and
who have not cared to understand God's dealings with His people, will be ready
victims. No power but a knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus, will ever
make us steadfast; but with this, one may chase a thousand, and two put ten
thousand to flight.
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