Ellen G. White Writings

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Counsels on Stewardship, Page 335

punishment will in no case be lighter than that which was inflicted upon them. In trying to deceive men, they were lying to God. “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” ...

Those who flatter themselves that they can shift their responsibility upon wife or children, are deceived by the enemy. A transfer of property will not lessen their responsibility. They are accountable for the means which Heaven has entrusted to their care, and in no way can they excuse themselves from this responsibility, until they are released by rendering back to God that which He has committed to them.—Testimonies for the Church 1:528-530.

For Further Study

Wills a Subject of Dissension Among Children, Testimonies for the Church 4:484

Seeking Legal Advice in Making of Wills, That They May Stand Test, Testimonies for the Church 3:117

Shifting Stewardship Upon Children by Legacies, Testimonies for the Church 3:118-120

A Division of Property Among Children Did Not Increase Their Affection, Testimonies for the Church 3:129

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