This quarter the lessons have promoted a worldly, political, and unsanctified practice of dividing people into classes. Nowhere in the Gospel are different groups seperated out - in fact the Scriptures state that we are all one in Christ. What a shock then to find out our church believes some people to be "BOTTOM DWELLERS" (Lesson 7). Unfortunately the editors and contributers to the quarterly seem to have ignored the Gospel to fulfill the words of Jesus "These people draw near to Me with their mouth, andhonor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men" (Matt. 15:8, 9).
e. j. waggoner
Read these three Waggoner articles as a supplement to this coming weeks Sabbath School Lesson.
1. Resting in God 2. The Rest that Remains 3. A Practical Talk about Sabbath-Keeping
Whoever reads the Bible with care will notice that there is never any suggestion of the possibility of doubt as to which day is the Sabbath. The whole burden of the Scripture is as to its nature, and the manner of its observance.
He is Redeemer because He is Creator, and redemption is creation. It is a complete and perfect work. Christ’s last words on the cross were, “It is finished!” The cross of Christ brings those who accept it into the condition in which man was at the close of the sixth day of creation, when God saw everything that He had made, “and behold it was very good.”
God is calling the minds of men back to the beginning. He is calling for a return to the Sabbath of the Lord, which a church, spoiled through philosophy and vain deceit, thought to do away with and replace by a day of its own appointment.