the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort,
be unfailing in patience and in teaching. 2 Tim. 4:2, R.S.V.
the Sunday laws will but strengthen in their persecution the religious zealots
who are seeking to enforce them. Give them no occasion to call you lawbreakers.
If they are left to rein up men who fear neither God nor man, the reining
up will soon lose its novelty for them, and they will see that it is not consistent
nor convenient for them to be strict in regard to the observance of Sunday.
Keep right on with your missionary work, with your Bibles in your hands, and
the enemy will see that he has worsted his own cause. One does not receive
the mark of the beast because he shows that he realizes the wisdom of keeping
the peace by refraining from work that gives offense, doing at the same time
a work of the highest importance.
devote Sunday to missionary work, the whip will be taken out of the hands
of the arbitrary zealots who would be well pleased to humiliate Seventh-day
can be used for carrying forward various lines of work that will accomplish
much for the Lord. On this day open- air meetings and cottage meetings can
be held. House-to-house work can be done. Those who write can devote this
day to writing their articles. Whenever it is possible, let religious services
be held on Sunday. Make these meetings intensely interesting. Sing genuine
revival hymns, and speak with power and assurance of the Savior’s love.
Speak on temperance and on true religious experience. You will thus learn
much about how to work, and will reach many souls....
for the observance of the first day of the week is the production of an apostate
Christendom. Sunday is a child of the Papacy, exalted by the Christian world
above the sacred day of God's rest. In no case are God's people to pay it
homage. But I wish them to understand that they are not doing God's will by
braving opposition when He wishes them to avoid it.
scenes are opening before us; and at this time a living testimony is to be
borne in the lives of God's professed people, so that the world may see that
in this age, when evil reigns on every side, there is yet a people who are
laying aside their will and are seeking to do God's will--a people in whose
hearts and lives God's law is written.