Manuscript Releases, vol. 1 [Nos. 19-96]


MR No. 90—Miscellaneous Items

Statements for a Document on the Use of Drugs

[Release requested for document on “The Use of Drugs.”]

The Saviour is present in the sick room, in the operating room; and His power for His name's glory accomplishes great things.—Manuscript 159, 1899, 5. (“The Privileges and Duties of a Christian Physician,” December 13, 1899.) 1MR 387.1

It is our privilege to use every God-appointed means in correspondence with our faith, and then trust in God, when we have urged the promise. If there is need of a surgical operation, and the physician is willing to undertake the case, it is not a denial of faith to have the operation performed. After the patient has committed his will to the will of God, let him trust, drawing nigh to the great Physician, the Mighty Healer, and giving himself up in perfect trust. The Lord will honor his faith in the very manner He sees is for His own name's glory. “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength” (Isaiah 26:3, 4).—Manuscript 67, 1899, 6, 7. (Untitled Manuscript, April 25, 1899.) 1MR 387.2

Christ is the greatest medical missionary that ever lived. He never lost a case. He understands how to give strength and guidance to the physicians in this institution. He stands beside them as they perform their difficult surgical operations. We know that this is so. He has saved lives that might have been lost had the knife swerved a hair's breadth. Angels of God are constantly ministering to those for whom Christ has given His life. 1MR 387.3

God gives the physicians of this institution skill and efficiency because they are serving Him. They know that their skill is not their own, that it comes from above. They realize that there is beside them a divine Watcher, who gives wisdom to His physicians, enabling them to move intelligently in their work.—Manuscript 28, 1901, 9. (“Talk Given by Mrs. E. G. White at the Battle Creek Sanitarium,” March 27, 1901.) 1MR 388.1