Testimony for the Church, Number 26 (1876)

The purification of the people of God cannot be accomplished without their suffering. God permits the fires of affliction to consume the dross, to separate the worthless from the valuable and let the pure metal shine forth. He passes us from one fire to another, testing our true worth. If we cannot bear these trials, what will we do in the

time of trouble!

If prosperity or adversity discover falseness, pride or selfishness in our hearts, what shall we do when God tries every man's work as by fire, and lays bare the secrets of all hearts!

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