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Copyright 1911
MRS. E. G. WHITE

Entered at Stationers' Hall

All Rights Reserved

1941

PACIFIC
PRESS

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PRINTED
IN U.S.A

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PREFACE

In all the ages of earth's sad, contradictory career, God has had His witnesses. In the physical earth, grass and flower, shrub and tree, valley and plain, hill and mountain, river and lake, sea and land, have borne witness to His knowledge and skill and goodness.

The heavens above have borne witness to His power, His wisdom -- His Godhead. Flaming orb and glittering star have with tongues of light declared the glory of God, and revealed to men the beauty of His handiwork.

For centuries His blessed, living, written Word has told the story of His creative and redeeming love, and earnestly entreated men to come to Him and find righteousness, peace, and rest.

Pre-eminently, there stands out through the ages the Faithful and True Witness, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God incarnate, the Fulness of Jew and Gentile.

Next to the divine Son, and greater even in direct influence, is the manifestation of the life of our Lord in men. God delights to take the imperfect human and make it to “the praise of the glory of His grace.” This He did in a super-eminent way following the resurrection of our Lord. God's witness in apostle and evangelist was the witness of a regenerated, re-created, enlarged manhood. To the fisherman, to the scribe, to the student, to the physician, to the tent-maker, had been revealed visions of God; and these visions, in the power of Christ, made men who feared God, and did not tremble before the face of man-made men who moulded subsequent ages.

To her wonderfully instructive volumes in this series, “Patriarchs and Prophets," "The Desire of Ages,” and “The Great Controversy,” the author has added "The Acts of the Apostles," a record of God's witnesses subsequent to the life of our Lord.

By this Spirit-aided book a flood of light is thrown upon the apostolic church and its momentous meaning to us of this time. The church militant demands the church triumphant. Through all her warfare, her trials, her defeats, she has seen the vision of victory. Above all the discordant noises of earth, she has heard the ringing, cheering voice of her Captain. He who suffered for her children is choosing them to reign with Him. He who came in humiliation to die, the Suffering One, is coming again in glory, the Regnant One forever.

The publishers are pleased to be privileged to give to the waiting, longing souls, to the earnest, working souls, and to the great public who long for the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, this helpful book, this story of God's witnesses.

THE PUBLISHERS.

CONTENTS

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17
25
35
47
57
70

77

I

GOD'S PURPOSE FOR HIS CHURCH
II THE TRAINING OF THE TWELVE
III THE GREAT COMMISSION
IV

PENTECOST
V

THE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT
VI AT THE TEMPLE GATE
VII A WARNING AGAINST HYPOCRISY
VIII BEFORE THE SANHEDRIM
IX THE SEVEN DEACONS
X THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MARTYR
XI THE GOSPEL IN SAMARIA
XII FROM PERSECUTOR TO DISCIPLE
XIII DAYS OF PREPARATION
XIV A SEEKER FOR TRUTH
XV DELIVERED FROM PRISON
XVI THE GOSPEL MESSAGE IN ANTIOCH
XVII HERALDS OF THE GOSPEL
XVIII PREACHING AMONG THE HEATHEN
XIX JEW AND GENTILE
XX EXALTING THE CROSS
XXI IN THE REGIONS BEYOND
XXII

THESSALONICA
XXIII BEREA AND ATHENS
XXIV CORINTH
XXV THE THESSALONIAN LETTERS

87
97
103
112
123
131
143
155
166
177
188
201
211
221
231
243
255

XXVI
XXVII
XXVIII
XXIX
XXX
XXXI
XXXII
XXXIII
XXXIV
XXXV
XXXVI
XXXVII
XXXVIII
XXXIX
XL
XLI
XLII
XLIII
XLIV
XLV
XLVI
XLVII
XLVIII
XLIX
L
LI
LII
LIII
LIV
LV
LVI
LVII
LVIII

APOLLOS AT CORINTH
EPHESUS
DAYS OF TOIL AND TRIAL
A MESSAGE OF WARNING AND ENTREATY
CALLED TO REACH A HIGHER STANDARD
THE MESSAGE HEEDED
A LIBERAL CHURCH
LABORING UNDER DIFFICULTIES
A CONSECRATED MINISTRY
SALVATION TO THE JEWS
APOSTASY IN GALATIA
PAUL'S LAST JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM
PAUL A PRISONER
THE TRIAL AT CÆSAREA
PAUL APPEALS TO CÆSAR
'ALMOST THOU PERSUADEST ME”.
THE VOYAGE AND SHIPWRECK
IN ROME
CÆSAR'S HOUSEHOLD
WRITTEN FROM ROME
AT LIBERTY
THE FINAL ARREST
PAUL BEFORE NERO
PAUL'S LAST LETTER
CONDEMNED TO DIE
A FAITHFUL UNDER-SHEPHERD
STEADFAST UNTO THE END
JOHN THE BELOVED
A FAITHFUL WITNESS
TRANSFORMED BY GRACE
PATMOS
THE REVELATION
THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT
SCRIPTURE INDEX

269
281
291
298
309
323
335
346
359
372
383
389
399
419
428
433
439
447
461
469
485
489
492
498
509
514
529
539
546
557
568
578
593

605

GENERAL INDEX

609

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