_______ March 9 ______
A WARNING FROM THE LORD
“Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.”__2 Corinthians 6:17__
The Lord will cut His work short in righteousness. The earth is corrupted under the inhabitants thereof. Disease of every kind is now afflicting the human family. The misery created by the corruption that is in the world through lust is developing in a startling manner in the commission of crime of every description. Robbery, murder, sensuality, and the cruelty of satanic pow. ers, these and many other evils are seen on every hand. We are surrounded by unseen dangers. …
I am instructed to say that, if meat-eating ever was safe, it is not safe now. Diseased animals are taken to the large cities, and to the villages, and sold for food. … Such a diet contaminates the blood and stimulates the lower passions.
To parents who are living in the cities, the Lord is sending the warning cry, Gather your children into your own houses; gather them away from those who are disregarding the commandments of God, who are teaching and practicing evil. Get out of the cities as fast as possible.
Parents can secure small homes in the country with land for cultivation, where they can have orchards, and where they can raise vegetables and small fruits, to take the place of flesh-meat, which is so corrupting to the life blood coursing through the veins. God will help His people to find such homes outside the cities. (Manuscript 133, October 30, 1902).
Atheists, infidels, and apostates oppose and denounce God’s law; but the results of their influence prove that the well-being of man is bound up with his obedience of the divine statues. Those who will not read the lesson from the book of God are bidden to read it in the history of nations. (The Great Controversy, 285)