Wednesday, April 17, 2013

How Important Is It to Know the Truth?

"Our salvation depends on a knowledge of the truth contained in the Scriptures." COL 111

"I saw that the saints must have a thorough understanding of present truth, which they will be obliged to maintain from the Scriptures." EW 262

"All who join the ranks of Sabbath-keepers should become diligent Bible students, that they may know the pillars and ground work of the truth. . . . With what care should everyone come to the study of the Scriptures! With what determination to know all that it is possible for him to know of the reasons of every point of the faith." 10MR 171

"We should exert all the power of the mind in the study of the Scriptures and should task the understanding to comprehend, as far as mortals can, the deep things of God." GC 599

"They need to go deeper and deeper into the study of the things of God." RH April 15, 1915

"We do not go deep enough in our search for truth. Every soul who believes present truth will be brought where he will be required to give a reason of the hope that is in him. The people of God will be called upon to stand before kings, princes, rulers, and great men of the earth, and they must know that they do know what is truth. They must be converted men and women." TM 119

"Our people have been regarded as too insignificant to be worthy of notice, but a change will come. The Christian world is now making movements which will necessarily bring commandment-keeping people into prominence. . . . Every soul will be tested. . . . Every position of our faith will be searched into; and if we are not thorough Bible students, established, strengthened, and settled, the wisdom of the world's great men will lead us astray." 5T 546

"This light should lead us to a diligent study of the Scriptures and a most critical examination of the positions which we hold. God would have all the bearings and positions of truth thoroughly and perseveringly searched, with prayer and fasting. Believers are not to rest in suppositions and ill-defined ideas of what constitutes truth. Their faith must be firmly founded upon the word of God so that when the testing time shall come and they are brought before councils to answer for their faith they may be able to give a reason for the hope that is in them, with meekness and fear." 5T 707, 708

"But there must be earnest study and close investigation. Sharp, clear perceptions of truth will never be the reward of indolence. . . . It is essential for old and young, not only to read God's word, but to study it with wholehearted earnestness, praying and searching for truth as for hidden treasure." COL 111

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