Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with . . .
D E S I R E ( 10 RELATED PHRASES )
This word Desire appears 7,380 times in the published writings of EGW See page on Original site
+ Desire ( )
+ Great Desire ( )
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The phrase Desire to . . . appears 3,365 times in the published writings of EGW
Desire to be . . . ( 427 )
+ Desire to be Christian ( )
+ Desire to be free > Desire to be freed from doubt ( 3 )
+ Desire to be first ( 25 )
+ Desire to be in harmony ( 5 )
+ Desire to be reconciled to God ( 3 )
Desire to be like . . .
- - Desire for . . .
+ Desire for power ( )
|Balaam "loved the wages of unrighteousness." 2 Peter 2:15. The sin of covetousness,which God declares to be idolatry, had made him a timeserver, and through this one fault Satan gained entire control of him. It was this that caused his ruin. The tempter is ever presenting worldly gain and honor to entice men from the service of God. He tells them it is their over conscientiousness that keeps them from prosperity. Thus many are induced to venture out of the path of strict integrity. One wrong step makes the next easier, and they become more and more presumptuous. They will do and dare most terrible things when once they have given themselves to the control of avarice and a desire for power. Many flatter themselves that they can depart from strict integrity for a time, for the sake of some worldly advantage, and that having gained their object, they can change their course when they please. Such are entangling themselves in the snare of Satan, and it is seldom that they escape. Patriarchs and Prophets, page 439.5|
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|God never asks us to believe, without giving sufficient evidence upon which to base our faith. His existence, His character, the truthfulness of His word, are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason; and this testimony is abundant. Yet God has never removed the possibility of doubt. Our faith must rest upon evidence, not demonstration. Those who wish to doubt will have opportunity; while those who really desire to know the truth will find plenty of evidence on which to rest their faith. Steps to Christ, page 105.2|
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