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Manuscript Releases, vol. 21 [Nos. 1501-1598], Page 442

MR No. 1595—Words of Instruction Regarding Camp Meetings, Soul Winning, and Truth-filled Books

(Diary entry, August 8, 1901) 21MR 442

God has sent His message to the churches. Every means possible is to be used to arouse those who claim to believe in Christ yet do not keep the commandments of God. The medical missionary work is to be so conducted that it will maintain a holy, exalted standard, moving steadily onward and upward, presenting God's claims to those who have never heard the truth for this time. Medical missionary work is to be to the third angel's message as the right hand to the body, increasing its usefulness and efficiency. 21MR 442.1

The truth is not to languish. Medical missionary work is not to be done only in the slums of our large cities. It is possible to sway the work so heavily in the line of working for the hopelessly degraded that the fields ripe for the harvest will be neglected. Yet this work is not to be neglected. At our camp meetings there should be men who devote themselves to the work of rescuing those held by Satan in the slavery of appetite. God says, “Bring in hither the lame, and the halt, and the blind.” In the meetings the subject of temperance is to be presented. Angels of God pass through the congregation, convicting and converting souls. 21MR 442.2

At our camp meetings medical missionary work is to be carried forward by workers free from fanaticism. At these meetings the truth is to be taught in clear lines. The sword is to cut both ways. The third angel's message is to find its place in the world. Daniel is to stand in his lot and in his place, bearing his message that the time of the end is near. May the Lord give His people wisdom. 21MR 442.3

The means and talents God has given His people must not be wasted in desultory efforts. Decidedly and earnestly God's people must carry forward His work. 21MR 442.4

There are those in the world who are longing for truth and who, when converted, will be helpers in the Lord's great vineyard, serving the cause of God intelligently. By their faith and works they will show that the labor put forth for them has not been in vain. 21MR 442.5

In the seventeenth chapter of John, Christ tells His people that it is by their unity that the world is to be convinced of the genuineness of Christianity. It is God's plan that His 21MR 442.6

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