Revealing God’s Character
The importance of living Christ’s message to the world
By Ellen G. White
God chose Israel to reveal His character to [humanity]. He desired them to be as wells of salvation in the world. To them were committed the oracles of heaven, the revelation of God’s will.
In the early days of Israel the nations of the world, through corrupt practices, had lost the knowledge of God. They had once known Him; but because “they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, . . . their foolish heart was darkened” (Rom. 1:21).
Yet in His mercy God did not blot them out of existence. He purposed to give them an opportunity of again becoming acquainted with Him through His chosen people. Through the teachings of the sacrificial service, Christ was to be uplifted before all nations, and all who would look to Him should live. . . .
God’s glory must be revealed, His word established. Christ’s kingdom must be set up in the world. The salvation of God must be made known in the cities of the wilderness; and the disciples were called to do the work that the Jewish leaders had failed to do.
The passage is taken from The Acts of the Apostles (pp. 14-16). Seventh-day Adventists believeEllen G. White (1827-1915) exercised the biblical gift of prophecy during more than 70 years of public ministry.