Ellen G. White Writings

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Selected Messages Book 2, Page 30

with Jesus; they are not in Christ, and Christ is not abiding in them. They need a thorough conversion before God can accept their labors.

The truth of heavenly origin never degrades the receiver, never leads him to the least approach to undue familiarity; on the contrary, it sanctifies the believer, refines his taste, elevates and ennobles him, and brings him into a close connection with Jesus. It leads him to regard the apostle Paul's injunction to abstain from even the appearance of evil, lest his good should be evil spoken of.—The Review and Herald, November 10, 1885.

[For further references to early fanaticism see Life Sketches, 85-94; Testimonies for the Church 1:71-73; Testimonies for the Church 8:291, 292; Gospel Workers, 316, 317.]

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