Reproof ( Rebuke )

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

            R E P R O O F        ( 40  PHRASES )   --   R E B U K E                        

        The word reproof appears 1,577 times in the writings of Ellen G. White         See page on Original site                                      The word 'rebuke'   see below

                   Reproof  ( 1,577 )

              +      Reproof of Sin  (  )

              +      reproof should be  (  )

              +     accept reproof  ( 5 )    >   receive reproof  (  )

                     +     take reproof with gratitude  (  )     +     submit to reproof  ( 2 )    >

                   Burden of Reproof   ( 2 )     >    Burden of reproving  ( 2 )

             ++     giving reproof  ( 19 )   >   manner of giving reproof  ( 2 )

                  words of reproof   ( 76 )    >   reject the words of reproof  ( 5 )   

                  Reproofs contained in the testimonies   ( 6 )

             +     wrongdoers need counsel and reproof  ( 2 )


              R E P R O v e                  


           ++    Reprove sin   ( 32 )      >     Search out and reprove sin   ( 3 ) 

                      ►    reprove their sins   ( 6 )

                       ►    Reproving Sin  ( 23 )    >    Faithful in reproving sin  

             +      Reprove wrong  ( 25 )    ++   courage to reprove wrong  ( 7 )
wrongs  must  be  reproved  (  5  )  

                       ►   reprove and rebuke wrong  ( 10 )             

              +      those whom God reproves  ( 3 )

             ++     reproved by God  ( 8 )


                               R e p r o o f s              ( appears  - -  times )                                

                       +      Reproofs  (  )    >   Special reproofs  ( 5 )

                       +      reproofs and warnings  (  )   >   messages of reproofs and warnings

                       +     warnings and reproofs  (  )

One thing is certain: Those Seventh-day Adventists who take their stand under Satan's banner will first give up their faith in the warnings and reproofs contained in the Testimonies of God's Spirit.  {3SM 84.3}
                     +    reproofs and threatenings  (  )
In bringing to the attention of the temple worshipers, and of the princes and king, the written admonitions contained in the inspired roll, God was graciously seeking to warn the men of Judah for their good. “It may be,” He said, “the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.” Verse 3. God pities men struggling in the blindness of perversity; He seeks to enlighten the darkened understanding by sending reproofs and threatenings designed to cause the most exalted to feel their ignorance and to deplore their errors. He endeavors to help the self-complacent to become dissatisfied with their vain attainments and to seek for spiritual blessing through a close connection with heaven. { PK 435.1} 


                                            REJECT   REPROOF                                                                                                 

                       +     Refuse to receive reproof  (  )

                       +     Reject Reproof   (  )    >    Rejected reproof   ( under construction )

                           reject the words of reproof  ( 5 ) 

                           resent reproof  ( 1 )   >    Resented rebuke  (  )

                       +     against reproof  ( 10 )    ►  rose up against the reproof   ( 7 )  
                                                     >   rise up against the reproof    ( 3 )

                       +     Opposition to reproof  (  )   see favorite below

                       +     Those reproved . . .  ( 17 )    >    those reproved rise up against   ( 3 )

                           Recieve reproof as insult   (  )


                 R E P R O V E R

                  +     Faithful reprover  (  ) 

                  +     Stand as reprovers  ( 7 )   >   stand as reprovers of unrighteousness  ( 4 )   Key


      My  personal  favorites

  The church does injustice to God when it allows to exist as part of itself elements that are bringing dishonor to his cause. In the responsibilities God has laid upon his church, he gives to each individual a part to act, with encouragement to draw upon the wisdom of God for his help. But there are those who depart from the way of the Lord, and who take sides with the tempter and his sympathizers; and there should be those in the church who in the fear of God will act with justice and righteousness and faithfulness in administering reproof. { RH March 19, 1908, par. 17 }


  Sins exist in the church that God hates, but they are scarcely touched for fear of making enemies. Opposition has risen in the church to the plain testimony. Some will not bear it. They wish smooth things spoken unto them. And if the wrongs of individuals are touched, they complain of severity, and sympathize with those in the wrong. As Ahab inquired of Elijah, "Art thou he that troubleth Israel?" they are ready to look with suspicion and doubt upon those who bear the plain testimony, and like Ahab overlook the wrong which made it necessary for reproofand rebuke. When the church depart from God they despise the plain testimony, and complain of severity and harshness. It is a sad evidence of the lukewarm state of the church.  {2SG 283.3}


  In this generation, when God’s servants speak the word of the Lord to reprove wrong-doers, to rebuke those who bring in wrong principles, have they not had an experience similar to that which Jeremiah had? When a course of action to pervert justice and judgment is introduced, the word of the Lord must be spoken in reproof. In this our day we find the very same difficulties that the Lord’s servants found in the days of ancient Israel when they were sent to expose existing evils that were corrupting in their influence (Manuscript 56, 1902). { 4BC 1156.8 }  Note:  Read PK 381.1 to 382.2
  One thing is certain: those Seventh-day Adventists who take their stand under Satan's banner will first give up their faith in the warnings and reproofs contained in the Testimonies of God's spirit.  {3SM 84.3}
  The spirit of opposition to reproof, that led to the persecution and imprisonment of Jeremiah, exists today. Many refuse to heed repeated warnings, preferring rather to listen to false teachers who flatter their vanity and overlook their evil-doing.  In the day of trouble such will have no sure refuge, no help from heaven. God’s chosen servants should meet with courage and patience the trials and sufferings that befall them through reproach, neglect, and misrepresentation. They should continue to discharge faithfully the work God has given them to do, ever remembering that the prophets of old and the Saviour of mankind and His apostles also endured abuse and persecution for the Word’s sake.  Prophets and Kings, page 437.2   Read entire chapter 35


              R E B U K E            (  4  RELATED  PHRASES )                      

         The word 'rebuke'   appears  1,769  times  in the writings of Ellen G. White  

          +     Rebuke Sin  ( 45 )   >   do not rebuke sin  (  )

          +     rebuke wrong  (  )     ►   reprove and rebuke wrong  ( 10 )

        +++     Divine rebuke  ( 8 )

          +    voice of stern rebuke  ( 21 )    >   voice in stern rebuke  ( 5 )

              Rebuking Sin  ( 12 )    >   rebuking transgression  ( 2 )      Key

          +     Rebuke them sharply  (  )     ( see Favorites below )

             My  personal  favorite

   Of all the sins that God will punish, none are more grievous in His sight than those that encourage others to do evil.  God would have His servants prove their loyalty by faithfully rebuking transgression, however painful the act may be. Those who are honored with a divine commission are not to be weak, pliant time-servers. They are not to aim at self-exaltation, or to shun disagreeable duties, but to perform God's work with unswerving fidelity.    Patriarchs and Prophets, page 323.3


  In his charge to Timothy, Paul, writing by the Holy Spirit, says, "Be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine." 2 Tim. 4:2. And to Titus he writes, "There are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers. . . . Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith." Titus 1:10-13.  {COL 248.3}


  Let none speak lightly of the duty of the church to administer censure and rebuke; neither let them criticize the action of the church when this painful task becomes necessary. Christ has given plain instruction regarding the duty of the church toward those who, while professing to be loyal members, are bringing dishonor to the cause of God by their course of action. “Every plant, which my Heavenly Father hath not planted,” he says, “shall be rooted up.” God has commanded that those who prove themselves unworthy of church-fellowship shall be separated from his body. Those who speak against the exercise of this authority, speak against the authority of Christ. { RH March 19, 1908, par. 15 }


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