Dumb dogs

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

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                  The  phrase  'Dumb dogs"  appears  2  times in the published writings of EGW                See page on Original site                                                              Related Phrases:    false watchman

Here we see that the church - - the Lord's sanctuary - - was the first to feel the stroke of the wrath of God. The ancient men, those to whom God had given great light and who had stood as guardians of the spiritual interests of the people, had betrayed their trust. They had taken the position that we need not look for miracles and the marked manifestation of God's power as in former days. Times have changed. These words strengthen their unbelief, and they say: The Lord will not do good, neither will He do evil. He is too merciful to visit His people in judgment. Thus "Peace and safety" is the cry from men who will never again lift up their voice like a trumpet to show God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins. These dumb dogs that would not bark are the ones who feel the just vengeance of an offended God. Men, maidens, and little children all perish together.  Testimonies, Vol. 5, page 211.2

 

 

 

These "Dumb dogs" is an interesting study.  Consider the "dogs" in Revelation 22: 15

"For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie."   Compare with Revelation  21:8   "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."  

What are "dogs" doing on a list of people who have lost heaven?

The dogs are the watchmen that God has set to watch his church and they do not bark when danger approaches.
The phrase "dumb dogs" is found in Isaiah 56: 10     "His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber."

 

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