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Healthful Living, Page 25

77. The moral powers are weakened because men and women will not live in obedience to the laws of health, and make this great subject a personal duty.—Testimonies for the Church 3:140.

We Reap What We Sow

78. The Lord has made it a part of his plan that man's reaping shall be according to his sowing. And this is the explanation of the misery and suffering in our world, which is charged back upon God. The man who serves himself, and makes a god of his stomach, will reap that which is the sure result of the violation of nature's laws. He who abuses any organ of the body to gratify lustful appetites and debased passions will bear testimony to the same in his countenance. He has sown to fleshly lusts, and he will just as surely realize the consequence. He is like a hunted being; he is a slave to passion, the chains of which he is unwilling to break. And at last he is left of God, without conviction, without mercy, without hope, to destroy himself. He is left to the natural processes of corrupting practises which degrade him beneath the brute creation. His sinfulness has ruined the mechanism of the living machinery, and nature's laws, transgressed, become his tormentors.—Unpublished Testimonies, May 19, 1897.

Control of Will

79. Satan knows that he cannot overcome man unless he can control his will. He can do this by deceiving men so they will co-operate with him in transgressing the laws of nature, which is transgression of the law of God.—Unpublished Testimonies, January 11, 1897.

Satan Taunting God

80. The results which Satan has, through his specious temptations, brought about, he uses to taunt God with. He presents before God the appearance of

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