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Chapter 10

32. See EGW on Luke 22:70. 5BC 1089.3

34 (Luke 12:51). No Peace Because of Rejected Messages—Christ declared, “I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Why? Because men would not receive the word of life. Because they warred against the message sent them to bring them joy and hope and life. 5BC 1089.4

We look upon the Jews as inexcusable because they rejected and crucified Christ. But today the messages that the Lord sends are often received in a manner similar to the way in which the Jews received Christ's message. If the instruction of the Lord does not harmonize with the opinions of men, anger takes control of reason, and men play into the enemy's hands by opposing the message that God sends. Satan uses them as sharp instruments to oppose the progress of truth (Manuscript 31, 1889). 5BC 1089.5