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Revised February 27, 2013
Precious light is to shine...
age there is a new development of truth, a message of God to the
people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new
truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is
only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the
new."--Christ's Object Lessons, p. 129.
"'Precious light is to shine forth from the
word of God, and let no one presume to dictate what shall or what
shall not be brought before the people in the messages of
enlightenment that He shall send, and so quench the Spirit of God.
Whatever may be his position of authority, no one has a right to
shut away the light from the people. When a message comes in the
name of the Lord to His people, no one may excuse himself from an
investigation of its claims. No one can afford to stand back in an
attitude of indifference and self-confidence and say: "I know what
is truth. I am satisfied with my position. I have set my stakes, and
I will not be moved away from my position, whatever may come. I will
not listen to the message of this messenger for I know that it
cannot be truth." It was from pursuing this very course that the
popular churches were left in partial darkness, and that is why the
messages of heaven have not reached them.' --Testimonies On Sabbath
School Work, p. 65; Counsels On Sabbath School Work, p.