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Ministry to the Cities, Page 87

of darkness into His marvelous light. They will obey the instruction of Christ, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Every member of the church should learn how to communicate light to others who sit in darkness. Let every one watch for souls “as they that must give account.”—The Review and Herald, June 11, 1895.


Start by Presenting the Gospel as Clearly as Possible.—There is a sacred, solemn work to be done in lifting the standard high among those who have yet to hear the very first call to the gospel feast. Every kind of work is to come in its order. We are to lift the voice and proclaim the message upon the highways, and gather in all who will come to the marriage supper of the Lamb. This we are doing. We are placing our camp meetings in cities and towns where the message of present truth has not been heard. We do not at first proclaim to these souls doctrinal subjects of which they have no understanding. The very first and the most important thing is to melt and subdue the soul by presenting our Lord Jesus Christ as the sin-bearer, the sin-pardoning Saviour, making the gospel as clear as possible.—Letter 4, 1899.

Unveil Truths of God's Word to Those Who Will Listen.—In our towns and cities are souls living in ignorance of the truths of God's word; many are perishing in sin. Some out of curiosity come to our houses of worship. Let every discourse preached be a revelation of the great truths applicable to this time. Unveil the mysteries of redemption before the students in the school and before the congregations who assemble to hear the word. This is knowledge needed by the educated and the unlearned. The highest education will be found in studying the mystery of godliness. The great truths of God's word, if believed and received and carried into the life practice, will result in education of the highest order.—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 398. (1913)

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