Chapter 19: Light Through Darkness

think about...

1. What striking illustration is given of the truth that men whom God uses as His instruments to do a special work, often have but a limited conception of His purposes? 344:2, 3 [394:2, 3]

2. Aside from the natural limitations of the human mind, what condition has frequently led to a failure, even by God’s servants, to comprehend His messages? 345:1 [395:1]

3. Note the following parallels in the experience of the disciples and those who, prior to 1844, preached the message of the Second Advent: (1.) similarity in message; (2.) based upon two portions of same prophetic period; (3.) minds blinded by long established errors; (4.) though correct in time, misapprehension of nature of event; (5.) fulfilled the will of God; (6) disappointment; (7) overruled for good; (8.) through prayer and study, led into the light and understanding. 345:1 – 352:3 [395:1-403:3]

4. In what ways did the Advent message and the disappointment test and purify the church? 353:1-354:2 [404:1-405:1]