Stand Alone = “We must learn to stand alone = . . . the sooner we learn this the better!" EW 105,120-GC 142,395.- R& H Dec.18,1888.

That’s why EGW left the GC SDA Church in 1902:

“The time is coming (which is now) when we shall be separated and scattered, and each one of us will have to stand without the privilege of communion with those of like precious faith.”
----CWE 42. -R& H 1:379. -T5:463.
“We must learn to stand alone = . . . the sooner we learn this the better!" EW 105,120-GC 142,395.- R& H Dec.18,1888.
"We are not saved in GROUPS! ”The work of preparation is an individual work!” ---GC409.1884GC315.

EGW LEFT THE GC SDA SYSTEM STATEMENT:

"I have but very little confidence that the Lord is giving these men in positions of responsibility, spiritual eyesight and heavenly discernment. I am thrown into perplexity over their course; and I desire now to attend to my special work, TO HAVE NO PART IN ANY OF THEIR COUNCILS, AND TO ATTEND NO CAMP MEETINGS, NIGH OR AFAR OFF. My mind shall not be dragged into confusion by the tendency they manifest to work directly contrary to the light that God has given me. I AM DONE. I will preserve my God given intelligence.

My voice has been heard in the different conferences, and at campmeetings. I MUST NOW MAKE A CHANGE....

I SHALL THEREFORE LEAVE, LEAVE THEM TO RECEIVE WORD FROM THE BIBLE,...THIS IS THE LIGHT GIVEN ME AND I SHALL NOT DEPART FROM IT.”

EG White Letter W-186, 2. Dec. 1902 to Edson &Willy White Pg 4-5.
-Complied by Anonymous

Now the church is militant, now we are confronted with a world in midnight darkness, almost wholly given over to idolatry.THE REVIEW AND HERALD December 17, 1908

In the night season many things are passing before me. The Scriptures, full of grace and richness, are presented before me. The word of the Lord to me is: “Look on these things, and meditate on them. You may claim the rich grace of truth, which nourishes the soul. Have naught to do with controversy and dissension and strife, which bring darkness and discouragement to your soul. Truth is clear, pure, savory. Avoid all council meetings where there is dissension, and where men will neither credit My words and obey My lessons nor heed your counsel. Speak the truth in faith and love, leaving the result with God. The work is not yours, but the Lord’s. In all your communications, speak as one to whom the Lord has spoken. He is your authority, and He will give you His sustaining grace.”
My sons, I would have you firmly united as brothers in the flesh and as brothers in Christian fellowship.
I have a work to do, and I am now making decisions. I must remain away from conference meetings. I must not attend camp meetings. The spirit of drawing apart, as the result of judging one another, has become so common, and the churches are becoming so leavened with this spirit, that I have no desire to attend these meetings. After returning from them, it is often weeks before I am able to take up my neglected work.
Because those in positions of responsibility have for years left the Southern field unworked, notwithstanding the most decided testimonies urging them to take up this work; because they continue to neglect this field and use every manner of device in trying to uproot the confidence of the people in those who have done the hardest and most self-sacrificing work in the South, I have but very little confidence that the Lord is giving these men in positions of responsibility spiritual eyesight and heavenly discernment. I am thrown into perplexity over their course; and I desire now to attend to my special work, to have no part in any of their councils, and to attend no camp-meetings, nigh nor afar off. My mind shall not be dragged into confusion by the tendency they manifest to work directly contrary to the light that God has given me. I am done. I will preserve my God-given intelligence.MANUSCRIPT RELEASES, VOL. 17 [NOS. 1236-1300], PAGE 64

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