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FROM THE PLOW TO THE PULPIT
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. __Revelation 3:3__
In all fields, nigh and afar off, men will be called from the plow and from the more common commercial business vocations, that largely occupy the mind, and will become educated in connection with men who have had experience—men who understand the truth. Through most wonderful workings of God, mountain of difficulty will be removed and cast into the sea. …
There is to be, at this period, a series of events which will reveal that God is master of the situation. The truth will be proclaimed in clear, unmistakable language. Those who preach the truth will strive to demonstrate the truth by a well-ordered life and godly conversation. And as they do this, they will become powerful in advocating the truth and in giving it the sure application that God has given it.
In the name of the Lord do not permit yourselves to be held when the spiritual atmosphere is poisoned with skepticism and falsehood. … Where falsehoods, regarding the Word and work of God, are reported as truth is no place for [those} who are preparing for the future, immortal life. We are seeking heaven, wherein can enter none who have changed the truth of God into a lie. …
Human interpretations, the reception of fables, will spoil your faith, confuse your understanding, and make of none affect your faith in Jesus Christ. … Why repent?—Because there have come in faults in the form of theories so subtle that by the influence of mind upon mind—through the agency of those who have departed from the faith—the wily foe will cause you imperceptibly to be imbued with the spirit that will draw you away from the faith. (Letter 230, July 5, 1906)
Every follower of Christ has a part to act to bring men to accept the blessings heave has provided. Let us closely examine ourselves and see if we have done this work. Let us question our motives and every action of our lives. Are there not many unpleasant pictures hanging in memory’s halls? (Testimonies for the Church, vol.5, 610)