Ellen G. White® Estate: The "Shut Door" Documents
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I felt very, very sad. It was then I had a view of Jesus rising from His mediatorial throne and going to the holiest as Bridegroom to receive His kingdom. They were all deeply interested in the view. They all said it was entirely new to them. The Lord worked in mighty power setting the truth home to their hearts. Sister Durben knew what the power of the Lord was, for she had felt it many times; and a short time after I fell she was struck down, and fell to the floor, crying to God to have mercy on her.
When I came out of vision, my ears were saluted with Sister Durben's singing and shouting with a loud voice. Most of them received the vision, and were settled upon the shut door. Previous to this I had no light on the coming of the Bridegroom, but had expected Him to this earth to deliver His people on the tenth day of the seventh month. I did not hear a lecture or a word in any way relating to the Bridegroom's going to the holiest. To Joseph Bates, July 13, Loughborough under date of August 24,Ellen White stated: It was on my first journey east to relate my visions that the precious light in regard to the heavenly sanctuary was opened before me and I was shown the open and shut door.
We believed that the Lord was soon to come in the clouds of heaven. I was shown that there was a great work to be done in the world for those who had not had the light and rejected it. Our brethren could not understand this with our faith in the immediate appearing of Christ. Some accused me of saying that my Lord delayeth His coming, especially the fanatical ones. I saw that in '44 God had opened a door and no man could shut it, and shut a door and no man could open it.
Those who rejected the light which was brought to the world by the message of the second angel went into darkness, and how great was that darkness. Loughborough writes of a conversation he listened to a year earlier when James White and H.
Carver were discussing the shut door doctrine. Many brethren who have learned that I was with Bro. White in Marion, Iowa, in July,have questioned me concerning a certain conversation at the house of H. In response to their inquiries I would say: I have read the statement of H.
Carver concerning a conversation between himself and Bro. White, in July,concerning the shut door and the visions of Sister White, in which he says Bro. White made the following statement: Considering her youthfulness at the time, and her faith in the shut-door doctrine, and her association with those of the same faith, it should not be considered singular if these things should give a coloring to the vision not warranted by what she really saw.
Words were said somewhat similar to what is quoted, but what was said before and after those words, gives them quite a different bearing from what he gives them. The question came up, that evening, whether Sister White believed in the doctrine of the shut door after the time passed in White, in response to this question, "Bro.
Carver, I will make an admission to you, which, of course, I would not make in public to a sharp opponent. She did believe it. And so, as you know, did nearly all the Advent people. In her visions, she had views of an open as well as a shut door; and she did not at first distinctly understand what this open door meant. Many brethren opposed her views, because she told them there was an open door.
White said, "Considering her youthfulness, and her belief in the shut door, and the views of the Advent people, it would not have been considered very strange, if her vision had received a coloring, in writing it out. White, for a moment, to convey the idea that her views colored the vision, but that they did not; and that, for this reason: White went on to show that it was the visions that led them out of the extreme view of the shut door.
Immediately after this vision, they labored for some who had made no profession beforewhich was directly contrary to the practice of those who held the extreme view on the shut door. This vision was repeated again, as he showed, at Oswego, N. And I will here state, that, so far as I can learn from those who were living where this vision was given, instead of its leading them to the extreme shut-door view, it had the opposite effect, to lead those who received it, out of it.
At the Albany Conference, which convened April 29,Miller, Litch, Bliss, and other Millerite leaders adopted a report of ten principles on which they could unite. One of these was that preaching must continue to all men until the end. The Advent Herald summarized a portion of William Miller's address to the conference as follows: After the seventh month, he felt for a time that his work was done.
But when he commenced his lectures at Albany, all his darkness was gone. Therefore brethren, he said, where you find a door open, enter upon that field of labor, and labor until the Master shall tell you to stop.
As yet he has given you no such command. Go, labor in the vineyard, and you will still find souls willing to listen to the glad tidings.
Froom, Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers, vol. I have no confidence in any of the new theories that have grown out of that seventh month movement, viz.
In his Apology and Defence, Miller made a distinction between his message preached from to and the "midnight cry" of the summer of The latter no longer held any significance for him. The lines were drawn clearly now between two groups of Adventists. Most of the Millerite leaders rejected the October 22 date and advocated an open door. These were the "open door" Adventists. A smaller group held that prophecy was fulfilled on October 22,and advocated a shut door. These were the "shut door" Adventists.
Butler wrote in We next present an extract from a statement written by Marion C. Truesdail, and signed by herself and five others: White visit to Paris, Me. She smilingly replied, 'God never has shown me that there is no salvation for such persons.
It is only those who have had the light of truth presented to them and knowingly rejected it. In a letter dated September 27,James White wrote: Bless God, dear Brother, there are many in Maine, who stand firm on the truth, unmoved, fixed, that we have had the "True Midnight Cry," and of course the Bridegroom has come, and the door is shut; if not, a true Midnight Cry has told a lie.
Our trials increase, but we have a good number of Calebs and Joshuas, who are continually crying to the children, "We are well able to go up. While the Spiritualizers are pouring in one side, inducing some to "deny the only Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ," on the other hand, Brethren J.
Clemons, have given up the shut door, and are doing all they can to drag others to outer darkness. Of late, the "hope within the Veil," has turned a short corner, and I am glad of it; for the Editor and the Publisher, some weeks before the change of views, denied their faith, in being published for marriage.
We all look upon it as a wile of the Devil. The firm brethren in Maine who are waiting for Christ to come have no fellowship with such a move.
We are looking for redemption in the Morning. In James White stated: It is well known that many were expecting the Lord to come at the 7th month, That Christ would then come we firmly believed. A few days before the time passed, I was at Fairhaven, and Dartmouth Mass.
At this time, Ellen was with the band at Carver, Mass. Her view of Jacob's trouble was entirely new to us, as well as herself. I frequently hear from popular Adventists, expressions of deep sorrow on account of the divisions which have severed the Advent bands. And generally they express a strong desire that we should come back and be united with them again, and revive the former state of feelings which used to exist among us.
I do not now doubt their sincerity on this point, for there seem to be great rejoicings among them when one returns back unto them.
But can the advance party retreat except they turn traitors to King Jesus? I feel that I cannot. Since the "shut door" question divided the valiant 10, the little ones have advanced even to doing our Lord's least commandment.
Have the nominals advanced one inch since the 23d of Oct. Himes preaches an open door the same as before the 10th of the 7th month '44, yet his works seemeth not to harmonize with his preaching. Soon after the passing of the 10th of the 7th month '44, I saw Bro. Himes at the office in Spruce St. He was overhauling his old plates which had been used for the purpose of making the vision plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
I said to Bro. O no, said Bro. But, said I, will you not want them again? He briefly summarized Ellen's activities, including her message as she visited the advent bands. He insisted that he knew what he was talking about, because Ellen had made his home her headquarters for the previous eight months. The key portions of Nichols's unedited letter are as follows: Within is a part of the vision of E.
I fully believe them to be from heaven. The manner and circumstances attending is unlike anything I have seen or read of since the days of the Apostles. I would ask you to lay aside prejudice and suspend judgment untill you have read and compared them with the scripture and present truth. Her calling was most remarkable only 17 years of age sick with a dropsical consumption and confined to the house for most of the time for 5 years and been given over by physicians to die.
In this state God called her and told her to go out and tell the flock what he had revealed to her--that she should have grace and strength of God as she needed--that an angel should [p. At the time she first went out to deliver her message Jany she was scarcely able to walk across the room and could not speak with an audible voice, but she had perfect faith in God and was carried in this state a few miles to deliver her message and when she came to speak her voice was nearly gone but God fulfilled his word: Her message was always attended with the Holy Ghost, and wherever it was received as from the Lord it broke down and melted their hearts like little children, fed, comforted, strengthened the weak, and encouraged them to hold on to the faith, and the 7th month movement; and that our work was done for the nominal church and the world, and what remained to be done was for the household of faith.
Those that rejected her message very soon fell into the world and a nominal faith, and those that did receive her testimony as from the Lord and afterward denyed it, calling it mesmerism or an unholy thing, are many of them like those that are given over to strong delusion and working of satan--a ship without a helm or anchor and driven by every wind, thus causing the way of truth to be evil spoken of. What I have here written I have a knowledge of and think I can judge correctly.
Sister E has been a resident in my family much of the time for about 8 months. I have never seen the least impropriety of conduct in her since our first acquaintance. God has blesd our family abundantly with spiritual things as well as temporal since we received her into our family. The spirit of God is with her and has been in a remarkable manner in healing the sick through the answer of her prayers; some cases are as remarkable as any that are recorded in the New Testament.
But prejudiced and unbelieving persons find it just as convenient to call it mesmerism and ascribe the power to the devil, as the unbelieving Pharisees did Mat Is not this a sin against the Holy Ghost?
The "Shut Door" Documents
That power which is manifested in her, as far exceeds the power of mesmerism as Moses did the magicians of Egypt. I speak because I know what I am talking about. For more than forty years I have stood in the desk proclaiming salvation to sinners, and my heart has yearned over them. God has opened before me the glory of Heaven, and I have obtained a sight of the majesty and glory of my Redeemer.
I have obtained a sight of the angels in glory. I was very young when the physicians said, "You must die, you cannot live more than three months. I could hardly stand. I had not spoken aloud for weeks, but when I stood before the people, God's power came upon me.
Voice was given me and I talked from two to three hours with clearness. But when I had finished, my voice again was gone.
I traveled for three months in this way and then the pain of the lungs ceased, and ever since I have been doing the work which the Master has given me to do. I have traveled and labored and God has given me strength to continue unto this day.
This statement by Ellen White does not place her in the company of the open door Adventists. Her comment about "proclaiming salvation to sinners" is in perfect harmony with the Otis Nichols letter.
He states that her message was to the "household of faith" which was then, and is now, composed of sinful men and women.
As she visited the various advent bands in New England, she was preaching "salvation to sinners. In the autumn ofshortly after their marriage, James and Ellen White began to observe the Bible Sabbath. Testimonies for the Church, vol. On April 7,Ellen had a vision of the tables of the law in the heavenly temple, with a halo of glory about the fourth commandment. Concerning the Sabbath she wrote: I saw that God had children, who do not see and keep the Sabbath.
They had not rejected the light on it. And at the commencement of the time of trouble, we were filled with the Holy Ghost as we went forth, and proclaimed the Sabbath more fully. This enraged the church, and nominal Adventists, as they could not refute the Sabbath truth. And at this time, God's chosen all saw clearly that we had the truth, and they came out and endured the persecution with us.
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Here I must differ with you; for God shew me that this class were professed Adventists, who had fallen away, and "crucified to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. You also think, that Michael stood up, and the time of trouble commenced, in the spring of The Lord has shown me in vision, that Jesus rose up, and shut the door, and entered the Holy of Holies, at the 7th month ; but Michael's standing up Dan.
This, will not take place, until Jesus has finished his priestly office in the Heavenly Sanctuary, and lays off his priestly attire, and puts on his most kingly robes, and crown, to ride forth on the cloudy chariot, to "thresh the heathen in anger," and deliver his people. White Letter 2,p. That Jesus rose up, and shut the door, and came to the Ancient of days, to receive his kingdom, at the 7th month,I fully believe.
But the standing up of Michael, Dan. His rising up inwas to shut the door, and come to his Father, to receive his kingdom, and power to reign; but Michael's standing up, is to manifest his kingly power, which he already has, in the destruction of the wicked, and in the deliverance of his people. It is now about two years since I first saw the author, and heard her relate the substance of her visions as she has since published them in Portland April 6, Although I could see nothing in them that militated against the word, yet I felt alarmed and tried exceedingly, and for a long time unwilling to believe that it was any thing more than what was produced by a protracted debilitated state of her body.
I therefore sought opportunities in presence of others, when her mind seemed freed from excitement, out of meeting to question, and cross question her, and her friends which accompanied her, especially her elder sister, to get if possible at the truth. During the number of visits she has made to New Bedford and Fairhaven since, while at our meetings, I have seen her in vision a number of times, and also in Topsham, Me.
And I thank God for the opportunity I have had with others to witness these things. I can now confidently speak for myself. I believe the work is of God, and is given to comfort and strengthen his "scattered," "torn," and "pealed people," since the closing up of our work for the world in October, Luke shows clearly that after the door is shut, those that are outside will begin to knock, and when they are denied admittance, they will tell of the wonders which they have wrought, and still the reply will be "I know you not.
He says, "afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. He answers, I know you not. Why, after the door was shut. Now I ask if the door is not shut before the second advent, unless this knocking afterwards can be proved to be after the change to immortality. And that can be admitted only on the unscriptural ground that the wicked will be also immortal.
But according to Paul's order of the resurrection, a gulf will be between them immediately, and those outside cannot knock for admittance, but we are told that their cry will be for "rocks and mountains to fall on them. Some have attempted to show in Luke xiii, that the 28th and 29th verses were a proof that this knocking would be after the advent. I think it shows the reverse. What does the apostle Paul call an open door? He says to the Cor. Paul's open door, then, was the preaching the gospel with effect to the Gentiles.
Now let this door be shut, and the preaching of this gospel will have no effect. This is just what we say is the fact. The gospel message ended at the appointed time with the closing of the 2, days; and almost every honest believer that is watching the signs of the times will admit it. I know it will be said "why you have, or would close the door of mercy! I have no desire nor wish in my soul to see my worst enemy lost. I think I have made it manifest for the last twenty years, and am still willing to do what I can to save those that will help themselves.
But I am perfectly sensible that it cannot be done only in God's appointed way; and all that will walk under the shadow of his wing will rejoice at the fulfilment of his word, although their hearts may be burdened and pained at seeing the opposite in their friends.
I think I have fully proved this eighth way mark and high heap in our pathway, that the Bridegroom has come, the marriage is past, and the door is shut. Ellen White had a keen interest in the Hastings family.
In a number of her letters she appealed to the Hastings children to give their hearts to the Lord. I often awake myself crying to God's people to get ready, get ready that the cloak of Almighty God may be thrown around them and they be hid in the time of trouble. I shall be deprived of the privilege of meeting with you in conference. I feel the privation, but the will of the Lord be done.
My heart and mind will be there, and my prayers shall be for you that God would work among you. How are the children? Do they feel their acceptance with God? Dear children, do not rest a moment if you do not, God loves to hear the prayers of the young. Call upon Him and make your peace with Him that you may stand in the day of slaughter. I do love you, children, and I want you to be saved in the kingdom and enjoy the beauty of the earth made new. Get ready, get ready, love not this world, love not the wicked, but God and those who have His image.
There were 30 or 40 who met with us. Brother Bates preached the Sabbath to them with strong argument, much boldness and power. My principal message was on Matthew The brethren are strong on the Sabbath and Shut Door. Most all confessed that they gained much strength from the meeting.
Ellen had two visions at the meeting. She spoke to them with power to their comfort. It was thought best to have another Conference at this place [Port Gibson], 60 miles from Volney, to hold August 27 and We hope to have a good time. On our way here we stopped at Brother Snow's in Hanable.
In that place are eight or ten precious souls. In the morning Ellen was taken off in vision and while she was in vision, all the brethren came in. It was a powerful time. One of the number was not on the Sabbath, but was humble and good.
Ellen rose up in vision, took the large Bible, held it up before the Lord, talked from it, then carried it to this humble brother who was not on the Sabbath and put it in his arms.
He took it while tears were rolling down his bosom. Then Ellen came and sat down by me. She was in vision one and [p. It was an affecting time. All wept much for joy. We left Brother Bates with them and came to this place with Brother Edson. This is a dear family. God has blessed us here with them. Here are they who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. My Brother and Sister, here is the standard to rally around. Jesus has left His mediatorial throne.
He is now claiming His new kingdom. Do you believe it?
I hope you do. Well, this is the present "faith of Jesus. These truths will form and keep up the same mark of distinction between us and unbelievers as God made in My chief object in writing to you now is to notify you that the "Outcasts" in Maine are to have a general meeting at the house of Brother S. Howland in Topsham, Maine. Our Conference is to commence October 20 and hold over the Sabbath and Sunday.
In behalf of the brethren and sisters here I extend to you an invitation to come and meet with us. Brothers Bates, Gurney and Nichols are expected from Mass. The principal points on which we dwell as present truth are the seventh day Sabbath and Shut Door. In this we wish to honor God's most holy institution and also acknowledge the work of God in our Second Advent experience.
We do not wish to shut out any new truth, or countenance any of the errors of this dark age. Our object is to do good. We wish to hold up truth and expose error. We would be happy to see any who are seeking for truth in sincerity and humility. The cause in Maine seems feeble, but I know of no case of apostasy.
All seem firm in faith. James White appears to be making the following points: The "shut door" message emphasizes the integrity of the Millerite movement of with its October 22, date. New converts, regardless of their religious background, would be welcome.
Since apostasy is possible, the general close of probation for the whole world has not yet occurred. Belief in the shut door does not exclude new truth. Bates published these Ellen G. White comments two months later. He quotes Ellen White as saying: When Michael stands up this trouble will be all over the earth. Why they are just ready to blow. There's a check put on because the saints are not sealed.
Yea, publish the things thou hast seen and heard, and the blessing of God will attend. That truth is the seal, that's why it comes last. The shut door we have had. God has taught and taught, but that experience is not the seal, and that commandment that has been trodden under foot will be exalted. And when ye get that you will go through the time of trouble. Yea, all that thou art looking at, thou shalt not see just now. Be careful, let not light be set aside which comes from another way from which thou art looking for.
The above was copied word-for-word as she spake in vision, therefore it is unadulterated; some sentences escaped us, and some which we have not copied here. White and Her Critics, pp.
Ellen White was shown a publishing ministry which still lay ahead for the Sabbath-keeping Adventists. Belief in the shut door obviously did not preclude a major missionary endeavor.
The influx of large numbers of new converts is comprehended in this vision. Such a concept is hardly compatible with the idea that probation for the world had already closed. Any notion of a closed door of mercy that the Sabbath-keeping Adventists may still have had must have been fading fast. At a meeting held in Dorchester, Mass. After coming out of vision, I said to my husband: You must begin to print a little paper and send it out to the people. Let it be small at first; but as the people read, they will send you means [p.
From this small beginning it was shown to me to be like streams of light that went clear round the world. On January 17,Ellen White wrote: At the commencement of the holy Sabbath Jan.
On the bottom of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Then I saw that Jesus would not leave the most holy place until every case was decided, either for salvation or destruction. I saw that the wrath of God could not come until Jesus had finished His work in the most holy place, laid off His priestly attire, and clothed Himself with the garments of vengeance.
See also The Present Truth, vol. My faith is strong in God. I am ready to go anywhere He shall send me, knowing He will give me strength. Keep up good courage, my dear brother and sister. God is your helper. A few more days here in toil and then we shall be free. Let us hold fast unto the end. Sabbath, March 24th,we had a sweet, and very interesting meeting with the Brethren at Topsham, Me.
There I was shown that the commandments of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, relating to the shut door, could not be separated, and that the time for the commandments of God to shine out, with all their importance, and for God's people to be tried on the Sabbath truth, was when the door was opened in the Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary, where the Ark is, containing the ten commandments.
This door was not opened, until the mediation of Jesus was finished in the Holy Place of the Sanctuary in Then, Jesus rose up, and shut the door in the Holy Place, and opened the door in the Most Holy, and passed within the second vail, where he now stands by the Ark; and where the faith of Israel now reaches. I saw that Jesus had shut the door in the Holy Place, and no man can open it; and that he had opened the door in the Most Holy, and no man can shut it: I saw that the present test on the Sabbath could not come, until the mediation of Jesus in the Holy Place was finished; and he had passed within the second vail; therefore, Christians, who fell asleep before the door was opened in the Most Holy, when the midnight cry was finished, at the seventh month ; and had not kept the true Sabbath, now rest in hope; for they had not the light, and the test on the Sabbath, which we now have, since that door was opened.
I saw that Satan was tempting some of God's people on this point. Because so many good Christians have fallen asleep in the triumphs of faith, and have not kept the true Sabbath, they were doubting about it being a test for us now. I saw that the enemies of the present truth have been trying to open the door of the Holy Place, that Jesus has shut; and to close the door of the Most Holy Place, which he opened inwhere the Ark is containing the two tables of stone, on which are written the ten commandments, by the finger of Jehovah.
I saw that Satan was working through agents, in a number of ways. He was at work through ministers, who have rejected the truth, and are given over to strong delusions to believe a lie that they might be damned. While they were preaching, or praying some would fall prostrate and helpless; not by the power of the Holy Ghost, no, no; but by the power of Satan breathed upon these agents and through them to the people.
Some professed Adventists who had rejected the present truth, while preaching praying or in conversation used Mesmerism to gain adherents, and the people would rejoice in this influence, for they thought it was the Holy Ghost. And even some that used it, were so far in the darkness and deception of the Devil, that they thought it was the power of God, given them to exercise.
They had made God altogether such an one as themselves; and had valued his power as a thing of naught. I saw that Satan was at work in these ways to distract, deceive, and draw away God's people, just now in this sealing time. I saw some who were not standing stiffly for present truth. Their knees were trembling, and their feet were sliding; because they were not firmly planted on the truth, and the covering of Almighty God could not be drawn over them while they were thus trembling.
Satan was trying his every art to hold them where they were, until the sealing was past, and the covering drawn over God's people, and they left out, without a shelter from the burning wrath of God, in the seven last plagues. I saw that the mysterious signs and wonders, and false reformations would increase, and spread. The reformations that were shown me, were not reformations from error to truth; but from bad to worse; for those who professed a change of heart, had only wrapt about them a religious garb, which covered up the iniquity of a wicked heart.
Some appeared to have been really converted, so as to deceive God's people; but if their hearts could be seen, they would appear as black as ever. My accompanying angel bade me look for the travail of soul for sinners as used to be. I looked, but could not see it; for the time for their salvation is past.
White, The Present Truth, vol. The last sentence in Ellen White's description of her March 24 vision apparently puzzled some of her readers, so she took occasion five years later, into explain what she meant by the last two paragraphs of her article. The "false reformations" here referred to are yet to be more fully seen. The view relates more particularly to those who are given over to strong delusions.
Such will not have "the travail of soul for sinners" as formerly.
Having rejected the advent, and being given over to the delusions of Satan, "the time for their salvation is past. This explanation seems reasonable, especially in light of what she had written three months earlier see entry No. The first Sabbath we spent in Topsham [March 24] was a sweet, interesting time. They are designed to draw Christians closer to God, giving them deeper insights into how to live daily in His love and grace.
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Play Read The Desire of Ages.
No one else has had such a profound influence on Planet Earth as Jesus Christ. In this book the author does not set forth the events of Jesus' life in strict chronological order, but she presents Him as the One who can satisfy the deepest yearnings of the human heart.
She presents the divine beauty of the life of the Savior, the love of God as revealed in His Son. New and glorious light flashes from many familiar passages of Scripture. Follow Jesus in these pages from His birth in Bethlehem's stable to His death on the cross, His glorious resurrection, and triumphant return to heaven. Play Read Early Writings. This volume is a comprehensive selection of Ellen G. White's published writings from the s, along with a prologue explaining the historical background of the text.
The autobiographical section of the book describes the author's conversion experience, the Millerite movement ofand the early visions that formed the foundation of her theology and ministry. A second section contains counsel on various matters pertaining the experience of the early Adventist believers. The final half of the book traces salvation history from the fall of Satan in heaven to the final end of sin and sinners. This material forms the core of the later five-volume Conflict of the Ages Series.
Ellen White's bold apocalyptic imagery helped to shape a movement centered on the hope of the Second Coming. This volume bears witness that God continues to reveal Himself through dreams and visions to chosen individuals today. In her writings on this subject, Ellen White was concerned, not with details of curriculum or educational systems, but with great, guiding principles.
The result is a penetrating look at the factors that make up true education in its broadest sense. The reader will find in these pages insights to guide not only parents, students, and teachers, but all who seek true education in the great school of life.
Play Read From Eternity Past. Focusing on the time from creation until the last days of King David, this condensed version of Patriarchs and Prophets delves into the origins of the great controversy between God and Satan, chronicles the battle as it transferred to Earth, and illustrates how God's faithful people have fought the good fight of faith through the ages. As the first of a five-part series, From Eternity Past describes the historical foundation for what we see in our world today and gives principles on how to take a stand for truth even in our day.
This comprehensive handbook on evangelism shows how appropriate strategies and personal preparation of both head and heart empower the Christian to lead people to accept Christ and prepare for His soon return. Play Read Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith alone, but faith is never alone. That is the message of these 18 readings written on the topic of salvation. The gem of the collection is an manuscript, perhaps Ellen White's most definitive statement on justification by faith, written during the theological ferment that followed that Minneapolis General Conference of