SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 4 (EGW)

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Hosea

Chapter 4

17. A Dread Mark Placed—By continual resistance the sinner places himself where he knows nothing but resistance. When he disregards the calls of God's mercy, and continues to sow the seeds of unbelief, the dread mark is placed over his doorway, “Ephraim is joined to his idols; let him alone” (Letter 51a, 1895). 4BC 1174.5