"When people begin to imagine that they are slighted, and are not rated according to their abilities, they may be sure that they are thinking of themselves more highly than they ought to think. But whether the slight be real or fancied, it is certainly the lamest excuse for unbelief that was ever invented; and when any man wants us to give a hearing to his new ideas, he must not make, as a cause for holding them, the statement that he has been slighted by the church." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Such are the fulfillments of history, which identify the power designated by the remarkable symbol introduced in Revelation 13. It is seen first to be a symbol of Rome; and then, by its character and work, to designate Rome in its Papal form, —that great spiritual kingdom which was to rule over men with greater power and authority than pagan Rome had known. And this is the power—the “beast”—after which the world wonders, and against which the warning is given." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Let the mind grasp the thought that the same Spirit that convinces of sin also convinces of righteousness. It is always a Comforter. The Spirit does not lay aside one office while it performs another. It does not leave aside the revealing of righteousness while convicting of sin, nor does it cease to be a convincer of sin when it reveals righteousness. It does both at the same time, and herein is the comfort to all those who will take it." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Human nature is the same in all ages. The natural man is a fighter. If he be a religious man, still unredeemed from the state of nature, he will love religious strife."
~Ellet J. Waggoner
"How do we get it? —By faith. How else could we get it? Since it is impossible for any to get righteousness by the deeds of the law, it is evident that it must come by faith, as a gift. And this is in keeping with the statement that “the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Someone says that it doesn’t seem possible that we could get righteousness in this way. But think a moment; “sin” and “righteousness” simply denote our relation to God." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"The expression, “God is good,” is one that is in very common use among Christians, yet we are morally certain that very few receive the benefit from it that they might. To very many the expressions brings more dread than trust, and the reason is that they have an erroneous and limited, idea of what is meant by the term “good.”" ~Ellet J. Waggoner