Manuscript Releases, vol. 1 [Nos. 19-96]
MR No. 55a—E. G. White Quotations from a Manuscript for God's Plan
During the forty years of wilderness wandering, the Lord was true to the covenant He had made with His people. Those who were obedient to Him received the promised blessings. And this covenant is still in force. Through obedience we can receive heaven's richest blessings. Those who claim to be Christ's followers pledge themselves to obedience at the time of their baptism. When they go down into the water, they pledge themselves in the presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost that they will henceforth be dead unto the world and its temptations, and that they will arise from the watery grave to walk in newness of life, even a life of obedience to God's requirements.—Manuscript 80, 1903, 2. (“Whoso Offereth Praise Glorifieth God,” August 1, 1903.) 1MR 222.1
Washington, D. C.,
November 13, 1953.