Ever since the fall, men could enter the gates of righteousness at any time they chose. Thus it will be until probation ends.
"The law came from the Son as well as from the Father, for they are one. But grace, as well as truth, came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:17). By His divine, creative power all things are given to us that pertain to life and godliness." Ellet J. Waggoner
"‘This message, understood in its true character, and proclaimed in the Spirit, will lighten the earth with its glory’" —MS 15,1888. (Olson, p. 296).
The Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious message to His people through Elders Waggoner and Jones. —TM p. 91.
Never is it safe to depend on any man - let alone men in a group.
Instead of attacking their error and combating it with hard argument, the apostle begins with an experience, which illustrates the case in hand. In this narrative he shows that salvation is wholly by faith for all men alike, and not in any degree by works. As Christ tasted death for every man, so every man who is saved must have Christ's personal experience of death and resurrection and life. Christ in the flesh does what the law cannot do. Galatians 2:21; Romans 8:3,4
When will Christians learn that in times of darkness they are to look up and not down. Though cast down, they are not forsaken. Ellet J. Waggoner
Even the darkest, saddest life is endowed richly with the Divine mercies. Ellet J. Waggoner
"To say that God is reconciled to a sinner, is to say that God was once opposed to the sinner, but that He has now come round to the guilty one’s position, and agrees with him. This is monstrous." ~ Ellet J. Waggoner
Ellet J. Waggoner
The Spirit is life because of righteousness. This, then, is that birth of the Spirit, which makes one entirely new; it makes the sinner righteous by making him a keeper of the law of God.