THE TRUTH MUST NOT BE HID
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.” Isaiah 58:1.
It is at this time that the true Sabbath must be brought before the people both by pen and by voice. As the fourth commandment of the Decalogue and those who observe it are ignored and despised, the faithful few know that it is the time not to hide their face but to exalt the law of Jehovah by unfurling the banner on which is inscribed the message of the third angel, “Here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:12….
The truth must not be hid, it must not be denied or disguised, but fully avowed, and boldly proclaimed. –Evangelism, p. 281.
But this is not a time to haul down our colours, to be ashamed of our faith. This distinctive banner, …is to be borne through the world to the close of probation. While efforts should be increased to advance in different localities, there must be no cloaking of our faith to secure patronage. Truth must come to souls ready to perish; and if it is in any way hidden, God is dishonoured, and the blood of souls will be upon our garments. –Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, p. 422.
Questions to think about:
Is it at this time that the true Sabbath must be brought before the people both by pen and by voice?
Is it now that the truth must not be hidden, must not be denied or disguised, but fully avowed, and boldly proclaimed?
Do we understand that now is not a time to haul down our colours, to be ashamed of our faith?