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God's people are His chosen instrumentalities for the enlargement of His church in the earth. They are to seek the counsel of God. Worldly amusements and entertainments are to have no place in the life of the Christian. In following the way of the Lord is to be the strength of His people. Their faith in the gift of God's only-begotten Son is to be manifest. This will make its impression on the mind of the worldling. He who takes his position as separate from the world, and strives to become one with Christ, will be successful in drawing souls to God. The grace of Christ will be so apparent in his life that the world will take knowledge of him that he has been with Jesus, and has learned of Him.  {FE 514.2}

 

There are other quotes where she states that there are places that angels will not go. Please let me know your thought based on the SOP and not your opinions. Thanks!!!!!

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Probably... after all you have asked a question in the subject and answered it in the body. What else needs to be said?

As the Bible teaches. "All" the people of faith "confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth" (Heb 11:13)

God's people will be "strangers" in the world. They will be in  the world but not "of it", although I think this means more than many professed Christians are willing to accept.

 

Stewart

 it difficult in the world we be living in to say entirely  u cant go to a amusement park for the angels wont go??   I would be very careful saying this for it dangerous to say where God will send His Angels and where they wont go. , 

 GODS protective hand is even over the foolish to  keep their life safe from harm is it not?  Their be decisions we may make that not the  best choice  but God is not going to abandon u altogether  for out of love  he is still  their

 well now again it depends on your definition of amusements too..  is i t a sin to swim in the ocean? is it a sin to go fishing in a boat?  is it also a sin to go wind sailing too. Are they not all  amusements of some sort  and methods of relaxation? .   Iseen little children  playing in  the streets  all the while protests against goverment leaders were in process  and  troops were sent in  are u  then saying these little children have no guardian  Angels about them to protect them ? , 

 YOU seem to be implying all amusements we  get involved in for relaxation are of the devil  and anyone that participates in these are doomed to hell fire and damnation. .

 WOW!! Seems  anyone that  needs a break from a heavy work schedule and finds a method to relax and enjoy things a bit are dommed  an God is  against them  and that is a pity for  the n we are judged unworthy of  love and the stress we have in life will send many to a early grave out of fear the Lord will abandon them  is that what  u are wiling to promote here?

I am so amazed that you have knowledge regarding Amusements and Sports with the back up of Ellen G. White writings...personally I believe that to avoid it is the right thing to do...as the Bible says, "Do not be equally yoke with unbeliever."

 

but we must also understand that reading that one should be accompanied with balance mind...and because it comes from God through our prophet Mrs Ellen G. White...we must read and study it thoroughly and carefully and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit...

 

Thoroughly and carefully by considering...

-its context

-reason why the author wrote that way or say it that way...

-the culture, place, and time of the author...

 

it's good to read the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White...but careful interpretation and study  should be made so that we will not be mislead and push to being extreme...

 

I hope and pray that this will not offend you, but rather will help you to be more diligent in studying the Word of God and His prophet's writings...

 

God bless...

 

Jierd.

I chose not to go to amusement parks or sports events.   There are lots of places that as Christians we should not go.
Competition is always sin, as well as wasting money.  Recreation in nature is not sin because it re-creates and restores us the way God wants us to be.  The more artificial the amusement, as well as the more addicting and exciting (enervating) the more dangerous it becomes.
So guys what do you consider a form of amusement? like riding in a ferris wheel, riding a bike, fishing and what about running/jogging with dogs? Where do we draw the line?

This is the sort of question that is asked, and will continue to be asked by persons who don't understand that justification is by faith alone. But I thank you for the question because there are many others who haven't asked the question and also don't understand the basis of salvation.

In John 14.15, Jesus is recorded by the Apostle as saying, If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Unfortunately, many versions do not yield a correct translation of the Greek, and by omitting the words "you will", promulgate the false doctrine that loving Jesus is conditional upon keeping the commandments. They are not led to believe that keeping the commandments is a consequence that takes place as we develop our love for Jesus.

In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a parable concerning the coming judgement; the sheep and goats are separated. the sheep being the goodies, and the goats being the baddies. Jesus tells the sheep that judgement has been passed upon them already because they fed the hungary, visited the sick, and clothed the poor, etc. The intersting thing about this is the goodies had no recollection of ever performing these good deeds. This absence of memory was not due to age, Alzheimers, or dementia, but simply because these deeds were a consequence of their love and belief in Jesus. The goats on the other hand can be likened to those church goers and pew warmers described in Matthew 7: didn't we do this in your name and that in your name, Lord? "Depart from me; I never knew you." How sad.

To get back to the question. When one believes in Jesus and loves him, the heart will dictate what to do and what not to do. Commandment-keeping, going to amusement parks, etc will be determined by the heart.

If one believes that The Spirit of God used Ellen G White to Prophesy in all her writings,then this council stands to be accepted by all His other children, remember what is the Spiritual mechanics of actually being a Son of God - "as many as are led by The Spirit of God,they are the sons of God' - Rom.8:14
People go to amusement park to get the feeling of being happy or as something to do but I think we should be happy as we are not needing of other things other than the companionship of others to bring our joy to the fullest.It sounds like something anyone in the world would go to( no pun intended)When you go and swim,Jog.walk the dog you are exercising your body and mind as you see nature and the things around you which can help you meditate on God.
Sometime riding rickshaw is amusement other time it crazy town

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