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Healthful Living, Page 118

Chapter 21—Dress

General Statements

521. Our words, our actions, and our dress are daily, living preachers, gathering with Christ or scattering abroad. This is no trivial matter.—Testimonies for the Church 4:641.

522. Turn away from the fashion plates, and study the human organism.—Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene, 91.

523. Christians should not take pains to make themselves a gazing-stock by dressing differently from the world. But if, when following out their convictions of duty in respect to dressing modestly and healthfully, they find themselves out of fashion, they should not change their dress in order to be like the world; but they should manifest a noble independence and moral courage to be right, if all the world differ from them. If the world introduces a modest, convenient, and healthful mode of dress, which is in accordance with the Bible, it will not change our relation to God or to the world to adopt such a style of dress. Christians should follow Christ and make their dress conform to God's word. They should shun extremes.—Testimonies for the Church 1:458.

524. In dress we should seek that which is simple, comfortable, convenient, and appropriate.—The Review and Herald, June 15, 1886.

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