New Light (Separate page)

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

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        The phrase  'New Light'  appears  277 times in the writings of Ellen G. White          See page on Original site

    Related Phrases:    New Revelation  - -  New ideas  -  -   New Truth    -  -   New Theories   - -    New Message
                               - -   More Light  >  Receive more light  >  give you more light  ( 6 )  >  No more light

          Meaning and Purpose of New Light

          +      Meaning of New Light  ( 23 )      >     Purpose of New Light

          +     New Light and New Truth   ( 9 )

The written testimonies are not to give new light, but to impress vividly upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed. Man’s duty to God and to his fellow man has been distinctly specified in God’s word, yet but few of you are obedient to the light given. Additional truth is not brought out; but God has through the Testimonies simplified the great truths already given and in His own chosen way brought them before the people to awaken and impress the mind with them, that all may be left without excuse. The Testimonies are not to belittle the word of God, but to exalt it and attract minds to it, that the beautiful simplicity of truth may impress all.  { CCh 92.1} 

 

                                                                                           Have   New   Light                                                                                                    

                  Claiming to have new light   ( 9 )   ►   Professing to have new light  ( 8 )  

             +      New Light will appear    ( 3 )         ►     Accept the new light    ( 1 )  

             +      Receive New Light    ( 3 )     ►   Receives New Light   ( 3 )   >   Received   (3 )

                                   >    Receive more light  

                 Responding to New Light    ( Title of Section )

             +     Ray of New Light    ( 4 )

 

                                                                                         Seeking   New   Light                                                                                         

                  Discern New Light   ( 5 )      

                  Seeking New Light    ( 4 )

                   More Light   ( 138 )       ►      No more light   ( 20 )     
                                                      more light is another way to say new light

The question has been asked me, "Do you think that the Lord has any more light for us as a people?" I answer that He has light that is new to us, and yet it is precious old light that is to shine forth from the Word of truth. We have only the glimmerings of the rays of the light that is yet to come to us. We are not making the most of the light which the Lord has already given us, and thus we fail to receive the increased light; we do not walk in light already shed upon us.  {1SM 401.2}

 

                                                                               New  Light  Shines                                                                                          

            +     New Light shone upon  ( 7 )     ►    New Light will shine upon  ( 9 )
                                                                       ►   New Light continually shines  ( 2 )
                                                                             > new light has been continually shining
                                                                       ►   New Light is shed on . . .    ( 13 )

            +     In a New Light   ( 37 )                    ►    See in a New Light    ( 6 )

                            ►   Presented in a New Light    ( 4 )

                            ►    old truths in a new light   ( 4 )

           +     New Light Revealed   ( 7 )    +     New and clearer light is shining   (  )

Of the people in his day Christ said: “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” The Jews willfully closed their eyes and their ears, and barred their hearts with prejudice, lest they should see a better way, and be aroused from their dream of security. The people of the present generation are pursuing a similar course. New truths are constantly unfolding; new and clearer light is shining upon the pathway of God’s people. But the great mass of mankind are satisfied with their present condition, and are unwilling to exchange error for truth. But we are to be sanctified through obedience to the truth. For want of this Bible sanctification, the soul of many a professed Christian has become a desecrated shrine, the haunt of hollow formalism, of selfishness and hypocrisy, pride and passion. { ST January 28, 1886, Art. A, par. 4 }

 

               New  Light  from  God

             +    New Light from Jesus  ( 6 )

             +    New Light from God    ( 9 )        >    New Light that came from heaven  ( 2 )

The different parties of professed Advent believers have each a little truth, but God has given all these truths to His children who are being prepared for the day of God. He has also given them truths that none of these parties know, neither will they understand. Things which are sealed up to them, the Lord has opened to those who will see and are ready to understand. If God has any new light to communicate, He will let His chosen and beloved understand it, without their going to have their minds enlightened by hearing those who are in darkness and error.  {EW 124.2}

 

                                                                          Warnings  about  New  Light                                                                                                       

                 +    When New Light is presented to the church   ( 7 )

                 +    Warnings about New Light   ( 20 ) 

                        ►  Caution in receiving new light   ( 11 )    >   Think he has New Light  ( 2 )

                +      New Light contrary to the established faith   ( 10 )

                +      Not new light    ( 7 )      >     Not as New Light     ( 2 )

For more than half a century [i.e., since 1844] the different points of present truth have been questioned and opposed. New theories have been advanced as truth, which were not truth, and the Spirit of God revealed their error. As the great pillars of our faith have been presented, the Holy Spirit has borne witness to them, and especially is this so regarding the truths of the sanctuary question. Over and over again the Holy Spirit has in a marked manner endorsed the preaching of this doctrine. But today, as in the past, some will be led to form new theories and to deny the truths upon which the Spirit of God has placed His approval.  Upward Look, page 199.4
 
'New Light' also appears 20 times in the Biography of EGW written by Arthur White. Most of these are not included in this section.   About 230 of the 277 texts appear in this section.

 

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The momentous issues at stake through neglect of the word of God should be carefully considered. The study of he Bible is worthy of the best mental effort, the most sanctified ability. When new light is presented to the church, it is perilous to shut yourselves away from it. Refusing to hear because you are prejudiced against the message to the messenger will not make your case excusable before God. To condemn that which you have not heard and do not understand will not exalt your wisdom in the eyes of those who are candid in their investigations of truth. And to speak with contempt of those whom God has sent with a message of truth, is folly and madness. If our youth are seeking to educate themselves to be workers in His cause, they should learn the way of the Lord, and live by every word that proceedeth out of His mouth. They are not to make up their minds that the whole truth has been unfolded, and that the Infinite One has no more light for His people. If they entrench themselves in the belief that the whole truth has been revealed, they will be in danger of discarding precious jewels of truth that shall be discovered as men turn their attention to the searching of the rich mine of God's word.  {CSW 32.1}

 

 

Of the people in his day Christ said: “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.” The Jews willfully closed their eyes and their ears, and barred their hearts with prejudice, lest they should see a better way, and be aroused from their dream of security. The people of the present generation are pursuing a similar course. New truths are constantly unfolding; new and clearer light is shining upon the pathway of God’s people. But the great mass of mankind are satisfied with their present condition, and are unwilling to exchange error for truth. But we are to be sanctified through obedience to the truth. For want of this Bible sanctification, the soul of many a professed Christian has become a desecrated shrine, the haunt of hollow formalism, of selfishness and hypocrisy, pride and passion. { ST January 28, 1886, Art. A, par. 4 }

 

If we only knew what is before us, we would not be so dilatory in the Lord's work. There are ministers and workers who will present a tissue of falsehoods as testing truths, even as the Jewish rabbis presented the maxims of men as the word of God. These are given to the people as meat in due season, while their souls are starving for the bread of life. Even now there seems to be a burning desire to get up something startling and bring it in as new light. Men are presenting as important truth that which is only fable and falsehood. This imaginary food which is being prepared for the household of God will cause spiritual consumption, decline, and death.  {MC 69.1}
 
The Reformation did not, as many suppose, end with Luther. It is to be continued to the close of this world's history. Luther had a great work to do in reflecting to others the light which God had permitted to shine upon him; yet he did not receive all the light which was to be given to the world. From that time to this, new light has been continually shining upon the Scriptures, and new truths have been constantly unfolding.  Great Controversy, page 148.4  Read entire chapter 8

 

     New  Message

"It is our individual duty to walk humbly with God. We are not to seek any strange, new message. We are not to think that the chosen ones of God who are trying to walk in the light compose Babylon. The fallen denominational churches are Babylon. Babylon has been fostering poisonous doctrines, the wine of error. This wine of error is made up of false doctrines, such as the natural immortality of the soul, the eternal torment of the wicked, the denial of the pre-existence of Christ prior to His birth in Bethlehem, and advocating and exalting the first day of the week above God's holy and sanctified day. These and kindred errors are presented to the world by the various churches, and thus the Scriptures are fulfilled that say, 'For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.' It is a wrath which is created by false doctrines, and when kings and presidents drink this wine of the wrath of her fornication, they are stirred with anger against those who will not come into harmony with the false and satanic heresies which exalt the false sabbath, and lead men to trample underfoot God's memorial."  {TM 61.3}

 

The natural stubbornness of the human heart resists the light of truth. Its natural pride of opinion leads to independence of judgment and a clinging to human ideas and philosophy. There is with some a constant danger of becoming unsettled in the faith by the desire for originality. They wish to find some new and strange truth to present, to have a new message to bring to the people; but such a desire is a snare of the enemy to captivate the mind and lead away from the truth. . . . The Lord would have those who understand the reasons for their faith rest in their belief of that which they have been  convinced is truth, and not be turned from the faith by the presentation of human sophistries. . . . In these last days we need a large and  increasing faith. We need to be established in the faith by a knowledge and wisdom not derived from any human source, but which is found only in the riches of the wisdom of God. . . .  {HP 349.3}

 

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