Feelings, and Drugs
thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Ps. 119:104.
There are many restless spirits who will not submit to discipline, system,
and order. They think that their liberties would be abridged were they to
lay aside their own judgment and submit to the judgment of those of experience.
The work of God will not progress unless there is a disposition to submit
to order and expel the reckless, disorderly spirit of fanaticism from their
and feelings are no sure evidence that a person is led by the Lord. Satan
will, if he is unsuspected, give feelings and impressions. These are not safe
guides. All should thoroughly acquaint themselves with the evidences of our
faith, and the great study should be how they can adorn their profession and
bear fruit to the glory of God. . . .
time he [a patient at the Battle Creek Sanitarium] had thought he was obtaining
new light. He was very ill, and must soon die. . . . Those to whom he presented
his views listened to him eagerly, and some thought him inspired. . . . To
many his reasoning seemed to be without a flaw. They told of his powerful
exhortations in his sickroom. Most wonderful views passed before him. But
what was the source of his inspiration? It was the morphine given him to relieve
contained in many so-called remedies create habits and appetites that mean
ruin to both soul and body. Many of the popular nostrums called patent medicines,
and even some of the drugs dispensed by physicians, act a part in laying the
foundation of the liquor habit, the opium habit, the morphine habit, that
are so terrible a curse to society.
blessing that those who claim to be sanctified have received, leads them to
rely upon some particular emotion, and they declare there is no need of searching
the Scriptures that they may know God's revealed will, then the supposed blessing
is a counterfeit, for it leads its possessors to place value on their own
unsanctified emotions and fancies, and to close their ears to the voice of
God in His word.
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