Parent Category: Ellen White Books (G-M)
Category: Gospel Workers
The Lord desires our ministers, physicians, and church-members to be careful not to
urge those who are ignorant of our faith to make sudden changes in diet, thus bringing men
to a premature test. Hold up the principles of health reform, and let the Lord lead the
honest in heart. They will hear and believe. Nor does the Lord require His messengers to
present the beautiful truths of healthful living in a way that will prejudice minds. Let
no one put stumbling-blocks before the feet that are walking in the dark paths of
ignorance. Even in praising a good thing, it is well not to be too enthusiastic, lest you
turn out of the way those who come to hear. Present the principles of temperance in their
most attractive form.
We must not move presumptuously. The labourers who enter new territory to raise up
churches must not create difficulties by attempting to make prominent the question of
diet. They should be careful not to draw the lines too closely, for impediments would thus
be thrown in the pathway of others. Do not drive the people; lead them.
Wherever the truth is carried, instruction should be given in regard to the preparation
of wholesome foods. God desires that in every place the people shall be taught by skilful
teachers how to utilise wisely the products that they can raise or readily obtain in their
section of the country. Thus the poor, as well as those in better circumstances, can be
taught to live healthfully.