Imagination (Separate page)

        Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

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                 The  words  Imagination  appears  1,115  times in the writings of Ellen G. White             See page on original site                                                       The word  Imagine  appears  1xx times  

            +      Defiled imagination   ( 9 )   >

            +      Own Imagination    ( 24 )       >   Their own imagination  ( 16 )

            +      Purify  the  imagination   ( 4 )     >     Pure imagination  ( 3 )

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            the   imagination

            +      appeals to the imagination   ( 5 )

            +      Deprave the imagination  (  )

            +      feed the imagination    ( 9 )

            +       fevers the imagination   (  )

            +       poison the imagination   ( 9 )

            +       Through the imagination   (  )

 

           imagine

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This is an age when corruption is teeming everywhere. The lust of the eye and corrupt passions are aroused by beholding and by reading. The heart is corrupted through the imagination. The mind takes pleasure in contemplating scenes which awaken the lower and baser passions. These vile images, seen through defiled imagination, corrupt the morals and prepare the deluded, infatuated beings to give loose rein to lustful passions. Then follow sins and crimes which drag beings formed in the image of God down to a level with the beasts, sinking them at last in perdition.  {AH 408.1}

 

Each of these opposing elements was in its own way setting aside the Holy Scriptures and exalting human wisdom as the source of religious truth and knowledge. Rationalism idolizes reason and makes this the criterion for religion. Romanism, claiming for her sovereign pontiff an inspiration descended in unbroken line from the apostles, and unchangeable through all time, gives ample opportunity for every species of extravagance and corruption to be concealed under the sanctity of the apostolic commission. The inspiration claimed by Munzer and his associates proceeded from no higher source than the vagaries of the imagination, and its influence was subversive of all authority, human or divine. True Christianity receives the word of God as the great treasure house of inspired truth and the test of all inspiration.   Great Controversy, page 193.3   Entire Chapter 10
 
Chapter 63 - Imagination
Christ Employed the Imagination.--Through the imagination He [Christ] reached the heart. His illustrations were taken from the things of daily life, and although they were simple, they had in them a wonderful depth of meaning. The birds of the air, the lilies of the field, the seed, the shepherd and the sheep--with these objects Christ illustrated immortal truth; and ever afterward, when His hearers chanced to see these things of nature, they recalled His words. Christ's illustrations constantly repeated His lessons.  {2MCP 587.1}  The word imagination appears 40 times in this chapter.

 

Imagination, lovesick sentimentalism, should be guarded against as would be the leprosy. Very many of the young men and women in this age of the world are lacking in virtue; therefore great caution is needed. . . . Those who have preserved a virtuous character, although they may lack in other desirable qualities, may be of real moral worth.  {AH 51.4}                                       

 

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