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Evangelism, Page 519

True Medical Missionary Work—The lesson that we need to learn is, What is true medical missionary work in practical gospel lines? Let us keep before the people everywhere the terms of eternal life, as given in the Word of God. Those who obey this Word, reverently giving God the honor that is due Him, will show in their practice that they have a knowledge of what constitutes true medical missionary work. Self is to be humbled, not exalted.... It is of great consequence that all who claim to understand gospel medical missionary work, teach the principles of truth.—Manuscript 126, 1905.

Relationship to Gospel Ministry

Makes Evangelism Twice as Successful—Some utterly fail to realize the importance of missionaries being also medical missionaries. A gospel minister will be twice as successful in his work if he understands how to treat disease.... A minister of the gospel, who is also a medical missionary, who can cure physical ailments, is a much more efficient worker than one who cannot do this. His work as a minister of the gospel is much more complete.—Medical Ministry, 245 (1901).

Not to Be Divorced—Medical missionary work is in no case to be divorced from the gospel ministry. The Lord has specified that the two shall be as closely connected as the arm is with the body. Without this union neither part of the work is complete. The medical missionary work is the gospel in illustration.—Testimonies For The Church 6:240, 241 (1900).

The Lord's Plans for a United Work—But the world's need today cannot be met fully by the ministry

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