When one tries to increase his knowledge by doing mental gymnastics over books without waiting upon God and looking to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, his soul is plainly in full swing. This will deplete his spiritual life. Because the fall of man was occasioned by seeking knowledge, God uses the foolishness of the cross to "destroy the wisdom of the wise.”
― Watchman Nee
How many SDA's have fallen into the trap of Knowledge vs True Spiritual growth and development. Instead of seeking a relationship with Christ they seek a relationship with the rules. This is an unfulfilled Christian experience which leads to anger and frustration. It also paves the way for a judgemental nature. It is imperative for us all to wait patiently for the Guidance of the Holy Spirit both in action and wisdom. It is this path that leads to true fulfillment. Many in this world are seeking a Spiritual Connection but have are confused about method. As Christians we can follow the example of Pastor Nee, and seek the true knowledge of the cross.
Have you read any of E G hites books? I guess not there are 70 of them if you care to?
Her books are not scripture. Her words are not the path to salvation.
Leon I agree E G Whites books are not scripture, but I dispute that you can not find salvation in those, For example "Desire of Ages"
Words of college educated Catholic apologists and heathens is not at the top of my list for consideration. Like Elijah said do you ever read the words of Ellen White and consider them?
lol is such a harsh response. Perhaps you need a little empathy.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
"By faith all the manifestations of God in the believer are operated"
I have heard statements like this before in Pentecostal churches and it always bothered me. It seems disrespectful to the Holy Spirit. It almost sounds like something Kenneth Copeland would say. God is not a utility that someone "operates". God is Holy and the Holy Spirit if anything operates us if we are in tune with "Him". This is why Adventists teach so much on Character development. You should check it out. The false gospel is coming from Pentecostal types and other evangelicals.
Our example is Jesus. Jesus never did anything of himself, he did not operate the Holy Spirit. Jesus did his fathers will. You also seem to never know the difference between fruits and manifestations. Manifestations can be counterfeit that is why the Bible say to look at the fruit.
Hearing and following the substance of the word. This only comes with insight from the Holy Spirit.