A careful study of early church history reveals that the Church Fathers in the first and second centuries advocated the strictest adherence to high standards of conduct, dress, morality, recreation, and temperance.
IN VISIONS of the night, representations passed before me of a great reformatory movement among God's people. . . . Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families and opening before them the word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest. On every side doors were thrown open to the proclamation of the truth."—Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 126.
IS IT possible to be a minister's wife and a Bible instructor at the same time? Ask Mrs. O. J. Bell of Keene, Texas, that question and she will reply, with a twinkle in her eye and an affirmative nod, that she has been at it for better than twenty years!
DEAR JESUS, help me to be sweet and kind and good!" This lovely prayer came from the lips of my five-year-old niece. It was not just a one-time prayer, but an everyday request that made a deep impression on me. . .
WHEN I was asked to share something of my personal part in my husband's ministry, I thought, What do I really do to help him that is worthy of mention? There are countless things that every minister's wife probably does that are hardly significant enough to recount, like being his secretary, housekeeper, cook, et cetera. Are any of these my greatest contribution to his ministry?
What is wrong with young, single Bible instructors? Plenty! I think I am well qualified to know, for I was one of them. (I am thankful God doesn't expect us to be perfect before He calls us to His work.) My problem was that when I entered the work, fresh out of college, I was too inexperienced to know all these sound reasons for my not being able to do the job.