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Camp-Meetings Their Object, and How to Conduct Them, Page 44

have learned of Him. They will represent Christ, and eternal things will be the theme of thought and conversation. The realities of eternity will be brought near. They will watch for souls as they that must give an account. To watch for souls means much more than many seem to think; it means to go out and search for the lost sheep.

Objects for Which Funds Should be Raised at Camp-meeting

At our camp-meetings the standard is to be raised, the ensign of our faith and practice, inscribed, “Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”

None are to take advantage of these occasions when the greatest number of people may be reached, in order to introduce special interests or to raise means for the various benevolent objects that are becoming so numerous. The work of God in the ministry of the Word, the promulgation of the truth in the regions beyond, the great interests of educational work in new fields, and the establishment of Sanitariums in connection with the work of the gospel ministry,—these are objects that should be presented to the people in our camp-meetings.

Results of Camp-meeting Work

A great work is to be accomplished by our camp-meetings. The Lord has specially honoured these gatherings, which He has called Holy convocations. To these meetings come thousands of people, many merely from curiosity to see and hear some new thing. But as they hear the message of truth, and come in contact with those who believe it, many are impressed. They see that this people are not what they have been represented. Their prejudice, opposition, and indifference

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