The Debate. [See also pp. , “Meeting Prejudice and Opposition.”] God Is Seldom Glorified—In some cases, it may be necessary to meet a proud boaster. in the larger free Online Books collection on the Ellen G. White. Estate Web site. Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of pri- mary importance . Some Key Thoughts from Ellen White on City Evangelism. The Urgent Need of Sharing the Gospel Message. When I think of the cities in which so little has been .
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In visions of the night I was shown the difficulties that must be met in the work of warning the people in the cities; but in spite of difficulties and discouragement, efforts should be made to preach the truth to all classes. This is the greatest rebuke that can be given to error.
Christ’s message to the people was, “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Without the transforming process evangleism can come alone through divine power, evamgelism original propensities to sin are left in the heart in all their strength, to forge new chains, to impose a slavery that can never be broken by human power. From town to town, from city to city, from country to country, the warning message is to be proclaimed, not with outward display, but in the power of the Spirit, by men of faith.
Violent gesticulations detract greatly from the impressions the truth would make upon human hearts, and lessen the evqngelism of the demonstrations of the Spirit of God. The Sabbath of the fourth commandment is the test for this time, and all connected with this great memorial is to be kept before the people. Thus he holds the attention of the people, while he preaches the truth to them. Here is the secret of success, in preaching a living personal Saviour in so simple and earnest a manner that the people may be able to lay hold by faith of the power of the Word of life.
Then the message for this time will be their burden. As such workers undertake to win souls for Jesus, they will find that many who never could be reached in any other way will respond to intelligent personal effort. Penances, mortifications of the flesh, constant confession of sin, without sincere repentance; fasts, festivals, and outward observances, unaccompanied by true devotion–all these are of no value whatever.
Will we now awaken and do the work which this time calls for, or will we wait till the things which I have presented come upon us? The time is coming evangelsm all those who worship God will be distinguished by this sign. After giving them the truth, Elder would draw an expression of opinion from his congregation.
This evangelksm made the absorbing theme, the “present truth,” when all the investigations and suppositions only serve to make matters more obscure and to confuse the minds of some who ought to be seeking for oneness through sanctification of the truth. Now the great work from which the mind should not be diverted is the evangelissm of our personal safety in the sight of God.
Preach so that the people can catch hold of big ideas and dig out the precious ore hid in the Scriptures. Let the ministers of the gospel be sanctified through the truth. Hold forth the word of life, presenting Jesus as the hope of the penitent and the stronghold of every believer. Through the imagination Evsngelism reached the heart.
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With heartsearching, confession of sin, and earnest prayer, and often fasting for a time, they should entreat that God would especially help them, and give His saving, precious truth a glorious victory, that error might appear in its true deformity, and its advocates be completely discomfited What love can equal that which God has manifested for man, by the death of Christ on the cross?
There should be interspersed with the prophecies practical lessons of the teachings of Christ. The minister will then be lost sight of, and Jesus will be made manifest. New species of idolatry are continually being introduced into society. Are our feet on the rock of ages? A Message for the Churches and New Fields.
Let not your words at any time be uncertain. Repeatedly the Lord has instructed us that we are to work the cities from outpost centers. Let not the impression be made upon any mind that you are a cheap, surface speaker. The cities are to be worked from outposts. Let those who are tempted to indulge in fanciful, imaginary doctrines sink the shaft deep into the mines of heavenly truth, and secure the riches which mean life eternal to the receiver.
A noble, devoted, spiritual worker will see in the great testing truths that constitute the solemn message to be given to the world, sufficient reason for keeping all minor differences concealed, rather than to bring them forth to become subjects of contention.
Our preparation to meet opponents or to minister to the people must be obtained of God at the throne of heavenly grace.
There is cheap, very cheap fodder placed before the people. He strives with all his power for self-improvement, that by precept and example he may lead others to a purer, higher, nobler life.
Constantly his heart is drawn out in prayer to God for the gift of His grace, that he may be a faithful steward. Years ago we had to meet this same spirit and work. In these cities we are to have houses of worship, as memorials for God; but institutions for the publication of our fgw, for the healing of the sick, and for the training of workers, are to be established outside the cities.
The Lord Jesus has been present when they have been presenting that which was called sermons, but their words were destitute of the dew and rain of heaven.
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He will give us apt words to speak, communicating to us through the angel standing evangeelism our side. It is the desire and plan of Satan to bring in among us those who will go to great extremes–people of narrow minds, who are critical and sharp, and very tenacious in holding their own conceptions of what the truth means. The Lord desires that the cities shall be worked by the united efforts of laborers of different capabilities. The result upon them is not good; for they become brain weary and feel that they are carrying heavy loads for the Lord and having a hard time.