Norwich Seventh-day Adventist Church

July 2009

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July 2009
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TOPIC: Warning women inviting flirtations of men.
 
      "Men who are doing God's work and who have Christ abiding in their hearts will not lower the standard of morality, but will ever seek to elevate it. They will not find pleasure in the flattery of women or in being petted by them. Let men, both single and married, say: "Hands off! I will never give the least occasion that my good should be evil spoken of. My good name is capital of far more value to me than gold or silver. Let me preserve it untarnished. If men assail that name, it shall not be because I have given occasion to do so, but for the same reason that they spoke evil of Christ - because they hated the purity and holiness of His character, for it was a constant rebuke to them." - 5T (E.G. White), p. 595.
 
      "Women are to often tempters. On one pretense or another they engage the attention of men, married or unmarried, and lead them on till they trangress the law of God, till their usefulness is ruined, and their souls are in jeopardy.....If women would only elevate their lives and become workers with Christ, there would be less danger through their influence; but with their present feelings of unconcern in regard to home responsibilites and in regard to the claims that God has upon them, their influence is often strong in the wrong dirdection, their powers are dwarfed, and their work does not bear the divine impress." - 5T (E.G, White), pp.596-597.