Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663]


MR No. 659—No Excuse for Sin

Another night of restlessness and suffering has passed. I welcome the coming of five o'clock in the morning; for then Emily Campbell builds my fire, and I can be dressed. 8MR 450.1

I will not allow my mind to dwell on the dark side. Jesus has light and comfort and hope and joy for me. I want to face the light, that the brightness of the Sun of Righteousness may shine into my heart, and be reflected to others. It is the duty of every Christian to shine,—to shed abroad the light of the grace that Christ imparts. God would have me, even in my pain, praise Him, showing that I realize that His presence is with me. “Being justified by faith, we have peace with God.” (Romans 5:1.) “This is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” (1 John 5:11.) Whatever else the sin of Adam did, it did not give human beings an excuse for transgressing God's law.—Manuscript 33, 1892, 8. (Diary, June 21, 1892.) 8MR 450.2

Released October 26, 1978.