Ellen G. White Writings

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Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346], Page 269

September 24, 1885—Attended early morning meeting. “If any man thirst let him come unto Me and drink.” I had the burden to speak of the different nationalities and the necessity of union and harmonizing in their efforts, that Italians, Germans, French, Swedes, and every tribe and nation have, not six paths, but only one model to copy, and this one mould to receive—Jesus Christ the perfect example.—Manuscript 16a, 1885, pp. 23-27. (Diary, “The Journey to Europe,” July 7 to September 24, 1885.)

I present that my brethren shall understand just how I treat this matter....

The law of God was the great subject of controversy in heaven. It is the great subject of controversy ever since the fall of Satan and will continue to be the great test question showing the loyal and the transgressors in two parties.—Manuscript 22, 1885, 6, 9. (Diary, Torre Pellice, Italy, circa November 30, 1885.)

November 20, 1885—I have a conversation with Elder Whitney. He presents before me that necessity of our speedily visiting Italy. They need help at this time.

November 23, 1885—Have conversation with Elder Whitney. He read letters from Brethren D. and A. C. Bourdeau, urging our going to Italy, and Daniel urges us come around through Geneva. But this will cost time and money, and as our tickets take us on that route in returning we decide to go direct to Italy, leaving Basel next Thursday morning, which will bring us

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