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Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663], Page 350

MR No. 624—Make No Human Being Your Criterion

[Ellen G. White speaking:] Sister White has not had meat in her house or cooked it in any line, or any dead flesh, for years and years. And here is the [basis of some people's] health reform: “Now I have told you Sister White did not eat meat. Now I want you not to eat meat, because Sister White does not eat it.” Well, I would not give—I would not care a farthing for anything like that. If you have not got any better conviction—you won't eat meat because Sister White does not eat any—if I am the authority, I would not give a farthing for your health reform. What I want is that every one of you should stand in your individual dignity before God, in your individual consecration to God, that the soul-temple shall be dedicated to God. “Whosoever defileth the temple of God, him will God destroy,” Now I want you to think of these things, and do not make any human being your criterion.—Manuscript 43a, 1901, p. 13. (“Talk of Mrs. E. G. White, Before Representative Brethren, in the [Battle Creek] College Library, April 1, 1901.)

Released June 21, 1978.

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