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Manuscript Releases, vol. 1 [Nos. 19-96], Page 228

bringing the message of salvation through Christ to the attention of a large class of people who can be reached in no other way. Those from the higher walks of life will come to our sanitariums for treatment, and when they go away, they will tell others of the benefits they have received. Thus others will be induced to go. It is God's design that our sanitariums shall act an important part in giving the message of Christ's soon coming to those in the highways and byways.—Manuscript 30, 1905, 3. (“A Visit to Redlands,” March 6, 1905.)

In new fields, where the work of God has yet to be established, medical missionary work is to be done. This work removes prejudice, and prepares the way for the proclamation of the third angel's message. It is the means by which doors are opened for the entrance of the special truths for this time. Medical missionary work and the gospel are one. If united, they make a complete whole. Letter 92, 1902, p. 2. (“To Brethren in Responsible Positions in the Medical Work,” April 8, 1902.)

God's purpose in giving the third angel's message to the world is to prepare a people to stand true to Him during the investigative judgment. This is the purpose for which we establish and maintain our publishing houses, our schools, our sanitariums, hygienic restaurants, treatment rooms, and food factories. This is our purpose in carrying forward every line of work in the cause.—Manuscript 154, 1902, 4. (“Instruction to Men in Positions of Responsibility,” October 24, 1902.)

The sanitariums that shall be established are to be God's memorials, agencies in the conversion of many souls.—Manuscript 33, 1901, 2. (“Diary,” April 19, 1901.)

Our sanitariums have been established for the purpose of preparing a

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