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Healthful Living, Page 271

Chapter 40—Medical Missionary Work

The Present Need

1135. The prosperity of the medical missionary work is in God's order. This work must be done; the truth must be carried to the highways and hedges.—Special Testimony, Series A 10:30.

1136. Why has it not been understood from the word of God that the work being done in medical missionary lines is a fulfilment of the scriptures? “Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.... Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.”—The Review and Herald, May 25, 1897.

1137. The educational work in medical missionary lines is a great advance step toward awakening man to a sense of his moral responsibilities.—Unpublished Testimonies, January 11, 1897.

1138. As religious aggression subverts the liberties of our nation, those who would stand for freedom of conscience will be placed in unfavorable positions. For their own sakes they should, while they have opportunity, become intelligent in regard to disease, its causes, prevention, and cure. Those who do this will find a field of labor anywhere. There will be suffering ones, plenty of them, who

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