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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The sacrifice of Christ is evanvelism He made a whole, efficacious offering to God; and human effort without the merit of Christ, is worthless. And while some will be provoked by the warning, and led to resist light and evidence, we are to see from this that we are giving the testing message for this time. Israel did not defy Goliath but Goliath made his proud boasts against God and His people.

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There must be no long discussions, presenting new theories in regard to the prophecies which God has already made plain. They presented to the people traditions, suppositions, and fables of all kinds.

Often human logic has nearly quenched the light that God would have shine forth in clear rays to convince men that the Lord of nature is worthy of all praise and glory, because He is the Creator of all things. The message that the sinner should hear is, “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The cities are filled with temptation.

Cut Down Your Lengthy Discourses. There are many of our ministers who err in this respect. Every worker is being tested. The truth is so different in character and work from the errors preached from popular pulpits that when it is brought before the people for the first time, it almost overwhelms them.

It is to be regretted that many do not realize that the manner in which Bible truth is presented has much to do with the impressions made upon minds, and with the Christian character afterward developed by those who receive the truth. Let not the impression be made upon any mind that you are a cheap, surface speaker. There are long-drawn-out discourses, largely made up of the relation of anecdotes; but the hearts of the hearers are not touched. Some form the habit of relating anecdotes in their discourses, which have a tendency to amuse and remove from the As you bring to them the Word of God, presenting it in a simple style, the seed will grow, and after a time you will have a harvest.


Men will arise speaking perverse things, to counterwork the very movements that the Lord is leading His servants to make.

These one-idea men can see nothing except to press the one thing that presents itself to their minds. Evangelsim book of Revelation must be opened to the people. Here are revealed the great final scenes in the history of our world, events that already are casting their shadows before, the sound of their approach causing the earth to tremble, and men’s hearts to fail them for fear. The religious life is not one of gloom and of sadness but of peace and joy coupled with Christlike dignity and holy solemnity.

Such methods will be used more and more in this closing work. They will be exacting, and will seek to enforce rigorous duties, and go to great lengths in matters of evanvelism importance, while they neglect the weightier matters of the law–judgment and mercy and the love of God. Christ is to be preached, not controversially, but affirmatively. 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.

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Christ is pleading for the church in the heavenly courts above, pleading for those for whom He paid the redemption price of His own lifeblood. Let no one attempt to use the Testimonies to vindicate the establishment of large business interests in the cities.

If we wish to convince unbelievers that we have the truth that sanctifies the soul and transforms the character, we must not vehemently charge them with their errors. Let the minister’s ambition be carefully to search the Bible, that they may know as much as possible of God and of Jesus Christ, whom He has sent.

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But many people are sadly ignorant in regard to the plan of salvation; they need more instruction upon this all-important subject than upon any other.

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Thus forcible impressions will be made upon hearts. Such should consider that they are not giving to the people the word of the Lord. As I consider the conditions evangrlism the cities that are so manifestly under the power of Satan, I ask myself the question, What will be the end of these things? Many need to learn this art.


The angels of God are waiting for us to give our labors for their inhabitants. It is bread that I want. The Lord desires His people to move into the country, where they can settle on the land, and raise their own fruit and vegetables, and where their children can be brought in direct contact with the works of God in nature.

Free From Cheap, Common Expressions. Said the messenger of God, “Shall not the cities be warned? His script full of bread is his mind full of useful knowledge, and he should ever be in readiness to give nourishment to his flock. But whatever phase of the subject is presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope, “the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star. Do not make of no effect the light that has been given upon this subject.

Not one careless or unnecessary word escapes his lips. In connection with the proclamation of the message in large cities, there are many kinds of work to be done by laborers with varied gifts.

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People who love to see opponents combat, may clamor for discussion. There is means now tied up that should be in use for the unworked cities in Europe, Australia, and America, and in the regions beyond. Weed out storytelling from your discourses.

There is power in the exaltation of the cross of Christ.