E. G. White's Quotations
GOD’S PLAN: “The only means which God has ordained to advance His cause is to bless men with property. . . . He gives health and ability to acquire means. . . . In turn He would have men and women show their gratitude returning Him a portion in tithes and offerings.”—5T, 150.
“IN THE DAYS OF THE APOSTLES, plans were especially laid that some would not be eased and others burdened. Arrangements were made that all should share equally in the burdens of the church of God according to their several abilities.”—lT, 192.
SURPLUS PROVIDED: “God Himself originates the plans for the advancement of His work, and He has provided His people with a surplus of means, that when He calls for help, they may cheerfully respond.”—CS, 45.
RAPID ADVANCE: “If they will be faithful in bringing to His treasury the means lent them, His work will make rapid advancement.” PURPOSE: “Many souls will be won to the truth, and the day of Christ’s coming will be hastened.”—CS, 45.
THE KEY: “The Lord does not propose to come to this world to lay down gold and silver for the advancement of His work. He supplies men with resources, that by their gifts and offerings they may keep His work advancing.”—CS, 36.
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE: “God calls upon His people to awake to their responsibilities. When these are met, by giving the Lord His own in tithes and offerings, the way will be opened for the world to hear the message that the Lord designs it to hear.”—CS, 36.