Wrong (Separate page) Wrongs

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

                 W R O N G            (  40  RELATED  PHRASES )                      

      The  word  'Wrong'  appears  6,282  times in the published writings of EGW          See page on Original site           Wrongs  ( see below )

         +    Wrong act  ( 60 )   >   every wrong act  (  )    >   wrong course of action  ( 137 )

         +    Wrong-doing   ( see below )

         +++  Wrong decision  ( 7 )

         +    Wrong example  ( 61 )

         +    Wrong method  (  )    >   wrong methods  ( 14 )

         +    Wrong principles  ( 114 )

        ++   between right and wrong ( 178 )   >   Discern right from wrong  ( 6 ) 

        +++   every wrong  ( 141 )    +   right every wrong  ( 17 )   >   make right every wrong  ( 4 )

       +++    great wrong  ( 75 )   >   no great wrong  ( 3 )

        +++   in the wrong  ( 292 )   +   in the wrong direction  ( 145 )   >   in the wrong way  (  )

         +    Reprove wrong  ( 24 )    >   courage to reprove wrong  ( 7 )   >  courage to condemn wrong ( 3 )

                  >   reprove and rebuke wrong  ( 10 )     >   wrongs must be reproved  ( see wrongs )

                  >   correct the wrong  ( 19 )

         +   Sanction wrong  ( 4 )   >  sanction wrong doing  ( ) 

              >   Overlook wrong  ( 1 )   >  overlook the wrong  ( 1 )  [  excuse wrong ]

         +    Wrongfully treated  ( 3 )    >   wrongfully accused  ( 8 )



                                        W R O N G     D O I N G                                                                                            

      +    Wrong-doing  ( 104 )      also     Wrong doing  ( 114 )

      +    Persist in wrongdoing  ( 8 )

      +    Wrong done  (  )    >   wrong done to the church   ( see favorites )

      +    Wrongdoers    >   wrongdoers need counsel and reproof  ( 2 )

      +    Wronged your neighbor  ( 2 )   >  hating your neighbor  ( 3 )


              W R O N G  S          (  3  RELATED  PHRASES )                     

               The  word  'Wrongs'  appears  1,034  times in the published writings of EGW

       +++    correct wrongs  ( 16 )

         ++    excuse wrongs  ( 5 )

       +++    Search out wrongs  ( 2 )      [ see searched out ]

           +    Wrongs must be reproved  ( 5 )

           +    Wrongs of individuals  ( 8 )


      My  personal  favorites

     It is one thing to assent in a general way to the agency of the Holy Spirit, and another thing to accept His work as a reprover calling to repentance. Many feel a sense of estrangement from God, a realization of their bondage to self and sin; they make efforts for reform; but they do not crucify self. They do not give themselves entirely into the hands of Christ, seeking for divine power to do His will. They are not willing to be molded after the divine similitude. In a general way they acknowledge their imperfections, but they do not give up their particular sins. With each wrong act the old selfish nature is gaining strength.  {COL 48.2}   Read entire Chapter 2



The spirit that instigates accusation and condemnation in the church which results in uprooting those that are looked upon as evil-doers, has manifested itself in seeking to correct wrongs through the civil power.  This is Satan's own method for bringing the world under his dominion; but the Lord Jesus Christ has given us no such example for thus dealing with the erring. God has been misrepresented through the church by this very way of dealing with heretics; he has been represented as the one who empowered the church to do these wicked things.  {RH, January 10, 1893 par. 8}



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  When Peter, at a later date, visited Antioch, he won the confidence of many by his prudent conduct toward the Gentile converts. For a time he acted in accordance with the light given from heaven. He so far overcame his natural prejudice as to sit at table with the Gentile converts. But when certain Jews who were zealous for the ceremonial law, came from Jerusalem, Peter injudiciously changed his deportment toward the converts from paganism. A number of the Jews “dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.” This revelation of weakness on the part of those who had been respected and loved as leaders, left a most painful impression on the minds of the Gentile believers. The church was threatened with division. But Paul, who saw the subverting influence of the wrong done to the church through the double part acted by Peter, openly rebuked him for thus disguising his true sentiments. In the presence of the church, Paul inquired of Peter, “If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?” Galatians 2:13, 14.  { AA 197.3} 


  None of the apostles and prophets ever claimed to be without sin. Men who have lived the nearest to God, men who would sacrifice life itself rather than knowingly commit a wrong act, men whom God has honored with divine light and power, have confessed the sinfulness of their nature. They have put no confidence in the flesh, have claimed no righteousness of their own, but have trusted wholly in the righteousness of Christ.  { AA 561.1 } 


     To those who have been injured without cause these words of Scripture apply, “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” [Romans 12:18] Their failure to live at peace with all men is not due to the course they themselves have pursued, but to the envy,  jealousy,  and  evil surmising of those who have been in the wrong.  A division is caused. How shall it be healed? Shall the man that has been sinned against, misjudged, and maligned, be called to give an account?  Shall he seek for something in his past course by which he can humiliate himself?  Shall he acknowledge himself in the wrong for the sake of making peace? — No.  If he has tried to do his duty, and has been patient under abuse, he is not to humble himself to acknowledge that he is guilty. He does the offenders great wrong thus to take the guilt upon his soul, admitting that he has given them occasion for their course of action. This is very pleasing to those who have done the work of the enemy; but heaven’s books record the facts just as they are. Concessions that are not true from the one who has been wrongfully treated gratify the feelings of the carnal heart. The wrongdoers interpret their position as zeal for God, when in truth it is zeal to do the work of the adversary of souls. They do not dig out of their hearts the root of bitterness, but leave the fibers to spring up when Satan shall stir them again to active growth. { RH January 16, 1900, par. 8 }  


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