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    Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the phrase . . .

                    THE    B I B L E          ( 33  RELATED  PHRASES )                 

      Related Phrases:    Word of God   -  -   the  Scriptures                  See page on Original Website

      ++    Cling to the Bible  ( 7 )    ++   Hold fast to the Bible  ( 2 )

      ++    Confidence in the Bible  ( 16 )   >   Destroy confidence in the Bible  (  )    >   Implicit confidence in the Bible  ( 6 )   

      ++    Faith in the Bible  ( 27 )     >    Undermines faith in the Bible

      ++    In harmony with the Bible   ( 13 )   >  In harmony with the Scriptures  (  )

        +    read the Bible  (  )

      ++    Take the Bible as it reads  ( 5 )   >   Take the Bible as it is  ( 5 ) 

           +   the Old Testament   ( 543 )   >  fulfilled the old testament prophecies  ( 2 )

              Old Testament ( 543 ) Old Testament Scriptures

           +   of the old testament  (  )   ++   prophecies of the Old Testament  ( 19 )   

                                                           ++   importance of the Old Testament  (  )

                ++   in the Old Testament   ( 130 )   >>   recorded in the Old Testament  ( 4 )    >  prophecies in the Old Testament  (  )   

                        >    Old and New Testaments   ( under construction )

       +   the New Testament  ( 351 )   >   English New Testament  ( 6 )

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                                     the   B I B L E    I S  .  .  .       ( appears  705  times )                                


       ++     The Bible is . . .  (  )     ++   The Bible is the great  .  .  .   ( 18 )

                                                     ++   The Bible is the great educator  (  )  

       ++    The Bible is its own expositor  ( 13 )   

                                               -   -   B I B L E   .  .  .                                                                    

     This phrase appears -  xxx  times in the writings of EGW
       ++     Bible History  ( 119 )   >>    Lessons from Bible history  (  )  -

       ++     Bible religion  ( 191 )     [ see  religion of the Bible ]

         +     Bible Sabbath  ( see Sabbath )

       ++     Bible sanctification (  )   ++   This is Bible Sanctification  (  )

       ++     the Bible teaches us  (  )   >>  the Scriptures teach us  ( 4 )

       ++     Bible Truth  ( 790 )    >   understanding Bible truth  ( 18 )   >   teaching Bible truth  ( )

                     (See   truths of the Bible )  

         +     Bible worker  (  )   >   Bible workers  (  )

                                        B I B L E    S T U D Y                                                                          

      +    Bible instruction  ( 53 )

    ++    Study the Bible  ( 219 )    ++    Studying the Bible  (  )

            ++    The Bible should never be studied without prayer

            ++    study of the Scriptures   ( 265 )   >>   diligent study of the Scriptures  (  )

            ++    the Bible teaches us  (  )   ++    Scriptures teach us  ( 4 )

                      >   prayerful study of the Scriptures  ( old site )

      +    Biblical  (  )   ++   Biblical Research  ( 5 )   +   Biblical principle

                                    .  .  .   O F    T H E    B I B L E                                                                        

     +    doctrines of the Bible  (  )

     +    Ignorance of the Bible  ( 3 )   >   Ignorance of the Scriptures

     +    principles of the Bible  (  )    >

   ++    Bible religion  ( 191 )   >>>   religion of the Bible  ( 156 )   >   religion of the Bible is not  (  )

     +    Teaching of the Bible  (  )   ++   Teachings of the Bible  ( 38 )    >   Teachings of the Scriptures  (  )    

   ++    Truths of the Bible  ( 183 )    >   Truths of the Word of God  ( 141 )


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   I want you to read the Bible because you love it, not because you are driven to it, for then it will be an unpleasant task. But if you neglect the reading of the Bible, you will lose your love for it. Those who love the word of God are those who read it most. By reading and searching out scripture references, you will see the chain of truth, and will see new beauties in the word of God. While you make the Scriptures more your study, and become more familiar with them, you will be better fortified against the temptations of Satan. When inclined to speak, or act, wrong, some scripture will come to arrest you, and turn you right. It is not natural for the heart to love the Bible; but when it is renewed by grace, then the mind will feast upon the rich truths and promises contained in the word of God.  {Appeal to the Youth = AY 79.2}
   The Bible is its own expositor. Scripture is to be compared with scripture. The student should learn to view the word as a whole, and to see the relation of its parts. He should gain a knowledge of its grand central theme, of God’s original purpose for the world, of the rise of the great controversy, and of the work of redemption. He should understand the nature of the two principles that are contending for supremacy, and should learn to trace their working through the records of history and prophecy, to the great consummation. He should see how this controversy enters into every phase of human experience; how in every act of life he himself reveals the one or the other of the two antagonistic motives; and how, whether he will or not, he is even now deciding upon which side of the controversy he will be found.   Education, page 190.2


   The Old and New Testaments are linked together by the golden clasp of God. We need to become familiar with the Old-Testament Scriptures. The unchangeableness of God should be clearly seen; the similarity of his dealings with his people of the past dispensation and of the present, should be studied. Under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, Solomon wrote, “That which hath been is now: and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.” Eccl. 3:15  In mercy God repeats his past dealings.  He has given us a record of his dealings in the past. This we need to study carefully; for history is repeating itself. We are more accountable than were those whose experience is recorded in the Old Testament;  for their mistakes, and the results of those mistakes, have been chronicled for our benefit. The danger-signal has been lifted to keep us off forbidden ground, and we should be warned not to do as they did, lest a worse punishment come upon us. The blessings given to those of past generations who obeyed God are recorded that we may be encouraged to walk circumspectly, in faith and obedience. The judgments brought against wrong-doers are delineated that we may fear and tremble before God. This Scripture biography is a great blessing. This precious instruction, the experience of ages, is bequeathed to us.  { RH April 20, 1897, par. 14 }
   Satan had urged on the papal priests and prelates to bury the word of truth beneath the rubbish of error, heresy, and superstition; but in a most wonderful manner it was preserved uncorrupted through all the ages of darkness. It bore not the stamp of man, but the impress of God. Men have been unwearied in their efforts to obscure the plain, simple meaning of the Scriptures, and to make them contradict their own testimony; but like the ark upon the billowy deep, the word of God outrides the storms that threaten it with destruction. As the mine has rich veins of gold and silver hidden beneath the surface, so that all must dig who would discover its precious stores, so the Holy Scriptures have treasures of truth that are revealed only to the earnest, humble, prayerful seeker. God designed the Bible to be a lesson book to all mankind, in childhood, youth, and manhood, and to be studied through all time. He gave His word to men as a revelation of Himself. Every new truth discerned is a fresh disclosure of the character of its Author. The study of the Scriptures is the means divinely ordained to bring men into closer connection with their Creator and to give them a clearer knowledge of His will. It is the medium of communication between God and man.  Great Controversy page 69.2   Read entire chapter 4


    The Bible was held as the foundation of faith, the source of wisdom, and the charter of liberty. Its principles were diligently taught in the home, in the school, and in the church, and its fruits were manifest in thrift, intelligence, purity, and temperance. One might be for years a dweller in  the Puritan settlement, "and not see a drunkard, or hear an oath, or meet a beggar."-- Bancroft, pt. 1, ch. 19, par. 25. It was demonstrated that the principles of the Bible are the surest safeguards of national greatness. The feeble and isolated colonies grew to a confederation of powerful states, and the world marked with wonder the peace and prosperity of "a church without a pope, and a state without a king."  Great Controversy, page 296.3
    The Bible is the great lesson book for the students in our schools. It teaches the whole will of God concerning the sons and daughters of Adam. It is the rule of life, teaching us of the character that we must form for the future life. We need not the dim light of truth to make the Scriptures comprehensible. As well might we suppose that the noonday sun needs the glimmering torchlight of earth to increase its glory. The utterances of priest and minister are not needed to save men from error. Those who consult the divine Oracle will have light. In the Bible every duty is made plain. Every lesson given is comprehensible. Every lesson reveals to us the Father and the Son. The word is able to make all wise unto salvation. In the word the science of salvation is plainly revealed. Search the Scriptures, for they are the voice of God speaking to the soul. {8T 157.2}


    The Bible was not written for the scholar alone; on the contrary, it was designed for the common people. The great truths necessary for salvation are made as clear as noonday; and none will mistake and lose their way except those who follow their own judgment instead of the plainly revealed will of God. { CE 57.4 } 
   I saw that God had especially guarded the Bible; yet when copies of it were few, learned men had in some instances changed the words, thinking that they were making it more plain, when in reality they were mystifying that which was plain, by causing it to lean to their established views, which were governed by tradition. But I saw that the Word of God, as a whole, is a perfect chain, one portion linking into and explaining another. True seekers for truth need not err; for not only is the Word of God plain and simple in declaring the way of life, but the Holy Spirit is given as a guide in understanding the way to life therein revealed. { EW 220.2} 


    "The spirit in which you come to the investigation of the Scriptures will determine the character of the assistant at your side. Angels from the world of light will be with those who in humility of heart seek for divine guidance. But if the Bible is opened with irreverence, with a feeling of self-sufficiency, if the heart is filled with prejudice, Satan is beside you, and he will set the plain statements of God's word in a perverted light." - GW 127.


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