OUR EXAMPLE MAY LEAD MEN TO CHRIST
“I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” 1 Corinthians 1:10.
“Union is strength; division is weakness. When those who believe present truth are united, they exert a telling influence. Satan well understands this. Never was he
more determined than now to make of none effect the truth of God by causing bitterness and dissension among the Lord’s people.
The world is against us, the popular churches are against us, the laws of the land will soon be against us. If there was ever a time when the people of God should press together, it is now. God has committed to us the special truths for this time to make known to the world. The last message of mercy is now going forth. We are dealing with men and women who are judgment bound. How careful should we be in every word and act to follow closely the Pattern, that our example may lead men to Christ. With what care should we seek so to present the truth that others by beholding its beauty and simplicity may be led to receive it. If our characters testify of its sanctifying power, we shall be a continual light to others – living epistles, known and read of all men. We cannot afford now to give place to Satan by cherishing disunion, discord, and strife.” –Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, p. 77.
Questions to think about:
What will be the result if the truth is presented in a united way?
Do we realise that the last message of mercy is now going forth to transform our characters?
Do our characters testify that the sanctifying power of our Saviour is working in us?