Revealed by God's Prophets
Surely the Lord God will
do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Before the entrance of sin, Adam enjoyed
open communion with his Maker; but since man separated himself from God by
transgression, the human race has been cut off from this high privilege. By the
plan of redemption, however, a way has been opened whereby the inhabitants of
the earth may still have connection with heaven. God has communicated with men
by His Spirit, and divine light has been imparted to the world by revelations
to His chosen servants. "Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the
Holy Ghost." 2 Peter 1:21. . . .
The Infinite One by His Holy Spirit has
shed light into the minds and hearts of His servants. He has given dreams and visions,
symbols and figures; and those to whom the truth was thus revealed, have
themselves embodied the thought in human language.
"Surely the Lord God will do
nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets." Amos
In His providence the Lord has seen fit
to teach and warn His people in various ways. By direct command, by the sacred
writings, and by the spirit of prophecy has He made known unto them His will.
In ancient times God spoke to men by the
mouth of prophets and apostles. In these days He speaks to them by the
Testimonies of His Spirit. There was never a time when God instructed His
people more earnestly than He instructs them now concerning His will and the
course that He would have them pursue.
Of special value to God's church on earth
today--the keepers of His vineyard--are the messages of counsel and admonition
given through the prophets who have made plain His eternal purpose in behalf of
mankind. In the teachings of the prophets His love for the lost race and His
plan for their salvation are clearly revealed.
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