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Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with . . .
16  Phrases  related  to   Government
+    Rules of Government    ( 3 )     >    Rules of God's Government  ( 2 )
+    Self-government    ( 32 )
+    Government of Israel   ( 23 )
Government  of  God
       Presentation on the Government of God by Dr. Phil Mills.  Read Transcript of Video
+      Government of God   ( 212 )    
                   ►   Foundation of the government of God  >  Foundation of His Government
                   ►    Against the Government to God   (  )
                                                    >  Opposition to the government of God   ( 7 )
God's  Government
+     God's Government    ( 165 )     >   Plan of God's Government                                                  
                                                              >    Principles of God's Government   (14 )
                                                              >    Foundation of God's Government   (  )
                                                              >    God's Government in heaven  ( 19 )
             ►   His Government  (  )     >   Obey the rules of His government  ( 3 )
                                                             >    Foundation of His government in Heaven  (  )
+     divine government
+     God's method of government

               My personal favorite
The earth was dark through misapprehension of God. That the gloomy shadows might be lightened, that the world might be brought back to God, Satan's deceptive power was to be broken. This could not be done by force. The exercise of force is contrary to the principles of God's government; He desires only the service of love; and love cannot be commanded; it cannot be won by force or authority. Only by love is love awakened. To know God is to love Him; His character must be manifested in contrast to the character of Satan. This work only one Being in all the universe could do. Only He who knew the height and depth of the love of God could make it known. Upon the world's dark night the Sun of Righteousness must rise, "with healing in His wings." Mal. 4:2.  {DA 22.1}  {RC 23.3}
No error accepted by the Christian world strikes more boldly against the authority of Heaven, none is more directly opposed to the dictates of reason, none is more pernicious in its results, than the modern doctrine, so rapidly gaining ground, that God's law is no longer binding upon men. Every nation has its laws, which command respect and obedience; no government could exist without them; and can it be conceived that the Creator of the heavens and the earth has no law to govern the beings He has made? Suppose that prominent ministers were publicly to teach that the statutes which govern their land and protect the rights of its citizens were not obligatory -- that they restricted the liberties of the people, and therefore ought not to be obeyed; how long would such men be tolerated in the pulpit? But is it a graver offense to disregard the laws of states and nations than to trample upon those divine precepts which are the foundation of all government?  Great Controversy, page 584.1   Read entire chapter 36
An illustration of this truth is found in the history of ancient Babylon. To Nebuchadnezzar the king the true object of national government was represented under the figure of a great tree, whose height "reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: the leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all;" under its shadow the beasts of the field dwelt, and among its branches the birds of the air had their habitation. Daniel 4:11, 12. This representation shows the character of a government that fulfills God's purpose -- a government that protects and upbuilds the nation.  Education. page 175.3
For a thousand years, Satan will wander to and fro in the desolate earth to behold the results of his rebellionagainst the law of God. During this time his sufferings are intense. Since his fall his life of unceasing activity has banished reflection; but he is now deprived of his power and left to contemplate the part which he has acted since first he rebelled against the government of heaven, and to look forward with trembling and terror to the dreadful future when he must suffer for all the evil that he has done and be punished for the sins that he has caused to be committed.  Great Controversy, page 660.2
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