Thursday, January 17, 2013

A "Thus Saith the Lord"

Here's a brief compilation of statements by Ellen White on the place of the Bibleits authority and how it is to be used:

"Before accepting any doctrine or precept, we should demand a plain 'Thus saith the Lord' in its support." GC 595

"We take a 'Thus saith the Lord.' Here we stand. A doctrine that has not a 'Thus saith the Lord' may be accepted by the whole world, but that does not make it truth." TMK 357

"In all the sermons and in all the Bible studies, let the people see that on every point a plain 'Thus saith the Lord' is given for the faith and doctrines which we advocate. This was the method of Christ's teaching." Ev 153.

"There is always safety in presenting a 'Thus saith the Lord.' We must put our trust in a 'Thus saith the Lord' and be well established in the faith." 2MR 186

"Walk by faith in a 'Thus saith the Lord.' . . . Be loyal and true to a 'Thus saith the Lord,' and stand fast." UL 337

"And to her [the church who are obeying a 'Thus saith the Lord'] was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white; for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." GCDB 3-7-1899

"The enemy of all good . . . has insulted Jehovah by refusing to obey a 'Thus saith the Lord.' " RH 4-17-1900

"Those who disregard a plain 'Thus saith the Lord,' are casting off their allegiance to God, and exalting human power in His stead. . . . There is no justification for those who, having the light, close their eyes and their ears to a plain 'Thus saith the Lord.' " ST 11-22-1999

"The prosperity that often for a time attends those who turn from a plain 'Thus saith the Lord' to follow a way of their own choosing, is not an assurance of divine approval. . . . Let all learn a lesson from Solomon's experience. Notwithstanding his violation of a plain 'Thus saith the Lord,' riches and worldly honor poured in upon him, and seemingly he was greatly blessed. . . ." RH 1-18-1906

"A 'Thus saith the Lord' is not to be set aside for a 'Thus saith the church' or a 'Thus saith the state.' " AA 68

"In my books, the truth is stated, barricaded by a 'Thus saith the Lord.' " CM 126

"But there are those who refuse to accept a 'Thus saith the Lord.' . . . They make rigorous human enactments in opposition to a 'Thus saith the Lord.' " TDG 84

"The plain 'Thus saith the Lord' is put aside for the 'Thus saith' of men." SDABC vol. 7A, p. 471

"They place the sayings of men where a 'Thus saith the Lord' should be." COL 110

"If they ignore a plain 'Thus saith the Lord,' and pluck from the tree of knowledge that which God has forbidden them to have, which is a knowledge of disobedience, their transgression brings them into condemnation and sin." FE 449

"They should not exclude themselves from visiting families, talking with them, praying with them, exhorting them, encouraging those who need encouraging, and presenting a 'Thus saith the Lord' to meet every case of deficiency." Kress Collection p. 157

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