“I am glad that I am a Seventh-day Adventist, that I belng to this church. It is more than a word “church” usually suggests; it is a church on the march. It is a movement- the “advent movement,” we call it. It is a church that is going somewhere, a church that has a definite aim.
Some years ago, in Germany, a gentleman stood on the edge of the big tent and watched the Sabbath morning service, a rather stirring service. He came to me in the aftermeeting. He was a stranger, a patient in our sanitarium. He said, “I am a Catholic, and I must not say much, but I see that your church is different. You have an aim, an objective.” Ah, he had caught the thought! We do have an aim. We have an objective. We are in a movement that is going somewhere.” (Loughborough; Heavenly Visions, pg. 82)
.......And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Gen 1:2)
“The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God’s government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him.” (White; Desire of Ages, pg. 22)
“Despite the many sovereings to whom men profess allegiance, all mankind are serving one of two masters--the Prince of light or the Prince of darkness.” (White; Signs of the Times, Nov. 3, 1881 par.14)
"Not a sigh is breathed, not a pain felt, not a grief pierces the soul, but the throb vibrates to the Father's heart" (White; The Desire of Ages, pg. 356)
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else" (C.S. Lewis)