Ellen G. White Writings

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Life Sketches Manuscript, Page 102

are to be shown in a dignified way.

An old gentleman, who had heard me speak, made a request for an interview with me. During our talk he said, “Miss Harmon, do you advocate the creeping position?” I said, “I do not. I have plainly stated that this action is a dishonor to God. A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world.”

During this interview, a sister whom I loved as a Christian came into the room on her knees. Said the old gentleman in clear, distinct tones,

“If man was made to walk erect,
The serpent made to crawl,
Why imitate the odious thing
That introduced the fall?”

The false impressions of these fanatics might have turned me from my duty, had not the Lord previously shown me where to go and what to do. Although so young and inexperienced, I was preserved from falling into the snare of the enemy, through the mercy of God, in giving me special instructions whom to fear and whom to trust. Had it not been for this protection, I now see many times when I might have been led from the path of duty.

Instruction Whom to Trust

On this occasion a talented minister came to me and said he would accompany me to Portsmouth, for he wanted my message to be given there. He was one of those who were indulging fanatical fancies, and I had been warned to be afraid of all

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