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“THE INSTRUCTION WHICH GOD GAVE TO MOSES FOR ISRAEL IS FOR US TODAY: …” (The Review and Herald, June 25, 1901 issue, article title: “A MESSAGE TO BE BORNE,” par. 14, by Ellen G. White)

“Where shall we find laws more noble, pure, and just, than are exhibited on the statute-books wherein is recorded THE INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO MOSES FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? THROUGH ALL TIME THESE LAWS ARE TO BE PERPETUATED, that the character of God’s people may be formed after the divine similitude.” (Special Testimonies On Education, p. 18, by Ellen G. White)

“The light given me is that we are to study more than we do the instruction igven to Moses by God after He had proclaimed the law from Sinai. … AFTER THE GIVING OF THE LAW, GOD GAVE MOSES SPECIFICATIONS REGARDING THE LAW. These specifications are plain and explicit. No one need make a mistake. IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WE SHALL BE ASKED WHETHER WE HAVE LIVED IN HARMONY WITH THESE SPECIFICATIONS.” ([Australasian] Union Conference Record, March 25, 1907, pars. 3,4, by Ellen G. White)


“God has a message for the sinners in Zion, and the bearing of this message is the work before Seventh-day Adventists. The warning must be given. ‘Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet.’ Be earnest and decided. Make no concessions to transgressors. Bear the message to all peoples, nations, and kindreds, telling them that God has a law which is as high above man-made laws as heaven is above the earth. Let not the truth languish upon your lips. Let not your words be words of peace and safety. Say not to the transgressors, It does not matter what you believe. Say to the people, as Christ said to Moses, ‘Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord.’

“A message of eternal importance is to be borne to those nigh and to those afar off. Let God’s messengers form no confederacy with those who, after hearing the message, refuse to search the Scriptures to see whether or not these things are so. God’s servants are to deal with evil as He has directed. They are to make no covenant with the world. THE INSTRUCTION WHICH GOD GAVE TO MOSES FOR ISRAEL IS FOR US TODAY: ‘Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee.’ Satan works through those who do not acknowledge God as their Ruler. ‘Ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: for thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.’

“The message God sends through His servants will be scorned and derided by unfaithful shepherds, who tread down with their feet the feed of the pastures, giving the flock as food that which they have defiled. ‘Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.’ No outward nearness to God will screen from divine wrath those who trample under their feet the law of Jehovah. God will render to every man according to his deeds; ‘to them who by patient continuance in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life: but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath. . . . As many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; for not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.’” (The Review and Herald, June 25, 1901 issue, article title: “A MESSAGE TO BE BORNE,” pars. 13-15, by Ellen G. White


“If the mind is set to the task of studying the Bible for information, the reasoning faculties will be improved. Under study of the Scriptures the mind expands, and becomes more evenly balanced than if occupied in obtaining general information from the books that are used which have no connection with the Bible. No knowledge is so firm, so consistent and far-reaching, as that obtained from a study of the word of God. It is the foundation of all true knowledge. The Bible is like a fountain. The more you look into it, the deeper it appears. The grand truths of sacred history possess amazing strength and beauty, and are as far-reaching as eternity. No science is equal to the science that reveals the character of God. Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, yet he said, ‘Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons.’

“WHERE SHALL WE FIND LAWS MORE NOBLE, PURE, AND JUST, THAN ARE EXHIBITED ON THE STATUTE-BOOKS WHEREIN IS RECORDED THE INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO MOSES FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL? THROUGH ALL TIME THESE LAWS ARE TO BE PERPETUATED, THAT THE CHARACTER OF GOD’S PEOPLE MAY BE FORMED AFTER THE DIVINE SIMILITUDE. The law is a wall of protection to those who are obedient to God’s precepts. From what other source can we gather such strength, or learn such noble science? What other book will teach men to love, fear, and obey God as does the Bible? What other book presents to students more ennobling science, more wonderful history? It clearly portrays righteousness, and foretells the consequence of disloyalty to the law of Jehovah. No one is left in darkness as to that which God approves or disapproves. In studying the Scriptures we become acquainted with God, and are led to understand our relation to Christ, who is the sin-bearer, the surety, the substitute, for our fallen race. These truths concern our present and eternal interests. The Bible stands the highest among books, and its study is valuable above the study of other literature in giving strength and expansion to the mind. Paul says: ‘Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.’ ‘But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou has learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.’ ‘For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.’

“The word of God is the most perfect educational book in our world. Yet in our colleges and schools, books produced by human intellect have been presented for the study of our students, and the Book of books, which God has given to men to be an infallible guide, has been made a secondary matter. Human productions have been used as most essential, and the word of God has been studied simply to give flavor to other studies. Isaiah describes the scenes of heaven’s glory that were presented to him, in most vivid language. All through this book he pictures glorious things that are to be revealed to others. Ezekiel writes: ‘The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him. And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot; and they sparkled like the color of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides, and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.’ The book of Ezekiel is deeply instructive.

“The Bible is designed of God to be the book by which the understanding may be disciplined, the soul guided and directed. To live in the world and yet to be not of the world, is a problem that many professed Christians have never worked out in their practical life. Enlargement of mind will come to a nation only as men return to their allegiance to God. The world is flooded with books on general information, and men apply their minds in searching uninspired histories; but they neglect the most wonderful Book that can give them the most correct ideas and ample understanding.” (Special Testimonies On Education, pp. 17-21, by Ellen G. White)


“I wish to say that all over the fields, there is not among the laborers that humiliation of soul, that sanctification of the Spirit of God, that there should be. Of what use is it for us to say that we have the grace of Christ unless this grace is revealed in the daily life, in the thoughts, the words, and the actions?

“Our only hope is to remember that we are little children–God’s little children. ‘Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance.’ We are inclined to exalt self. But God wants no self-exaltation in His work. He wants us to labor in simplicity and humility, as His little children, learning daily of Him. We must bring His Word into the practical life. We talk the truth, we preach the truth, but we do not live the truth.


“IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WE SHALL BE ASKED WHETHER WE HAVE LIVED IN HARMONY WITH THESE SPECIFICATIONS. It is because we do not carry out these specifications in all our dealings, in our institutions, our families, and in our individual lives, at all times, and in all places, that we do not make greater advancement. It is by the directions that God has given that we shall be judged at the last day.

“Have we studied these specifications? I heard them one night some weeks ago. It seemed as if they were being given to Israel, and there was the same solemnity that there was when they were given. I thought, This is given to me that I may tell our people that we must study these specifications. When the directions that God has given are followed, our institutions will be pure and clean, free from all selfishness and covetousness. The tenderness of Christ will come in. His love will fill our hearts. A sense of God’s goodness will make us weep, and sing, and praise God. Then we shall be living channels of light, prepared to do His will.” ([Australasian] Union Conference Record, March 25, 1907 issue, article title: “Words of Counsel,” pars. 1-5, by Ellen G. White)