The world over, cities have gotten hotbeds of vice. On each hand are the sights and sounds of evil.All over the place are enticements to sensuality and dissipation. The tide of corruption and crime is frequently swelling. Day by day brings the document of violence,—robberies, murders, suicides, and crimes unnamable. Nation Residing 5.5

Life within the cities is fake and synthetic. The extreme ardour for cash getting, the whirl of pleasure and pleasure searching for, the thirst for show, the posh and extravagance, all are forces that, with the nice plenty of mankind, are turning the thoughts from life’s true goal. They’re opening the door to a thousand evils. Upon the youth they’ve virtually irresistible energy.CL 6.1

Probably the most refined and harmful temptations that assails the kids and youth within the cities is the love of delight. Holidays are quite a few; video games and horse racing draw hundreds, and the whirl of pleasure and pleasure attracts them away from the sober duties of life. Cash that ought to have been saved for higher makes use of is frittered away for amusements. CL 6.2

By way of the working of trusts, and the outcomes of labor unions and strikes the circumstances of life within the metropolis are consistently turning into increasingly troublesome. Severe troubles are earlier than us; and for a lot of households removing from the cities will turn into a necessity. CL 6.3

The bodily environment within the cities are sometimes a peril to well being. The fixed legal responsibility to contact with illness, the prevalence of foul air, impure water, impure meals, the crowded, darkish, unhealthful dwellings, are a number of the many evils to be met. CL 6.4

It was not God’s goal that individuals must be crowded into cities, huddled collectively in terraces and tenements. To start with He positioned our first mother and father amidst the attractive sights and sounds He needs us to rejoice in at present. The extra practically we come into concord with God’s authentic plan, the extra favorable will likely be our place to safe well being of physique, and thoughts, and soul.—The Ministry of Therapeutic, 363-365 (1905). CL 6.5

Withdraw to the Freedom of Rural Areas

The time is quick coming when the controlling energy of the labor unions will likely be very oppressive. Repeatedly the Lord has instructed that our individuals are to take their households away from the cities, into the nation, the place they will elevate their very own provisions; for sooner or later the issue of shopping for and promoting will likely be a really severe one. We should always now start to heed the instruction given us over and over: Get out of the cities into rural districts, the place the homes should not crowded carefully collectively, and the place you’ll be free from the interference of enemies.—Letter 5, 1904. CL 9.5

Keep away from Get together Strifes

Males have confederated to oppose the Lord of hosts. These confederacies will proceed till Christ shall go away His place of intercession earlier than the mercy-seat, and shall placed on the clothes of vengeance. Satanic companies are in each metropolis, busily organizing into events these against the legislation of God. Professed saints and avowed unbelievers take their stand with these events. That is no time for the folks of God to be weaklings. We can’t afford to be off our guard for a second.—Testimonies for the Church 8:42 (1904). CL 10.1

Labor Hassle Forward

The trades unions will likely be one of many companies that may convey upon this earth a time of hassle equivalent to has not been because the world started.—Letter 200, 1903. CL 10.2

Conflicts Between Commerce Confederacies and Labor Unions

The work of the folks of God is to organize for the occasions of the long run, which is able to quickly stumble upon them with blinding power. On the planet gigantic monopolies will likely be shaped. Males will bind themselves collectively in unions that may wrap them within the folds of the enemy. A number of males will mix to know all of the means to be obtained in sure traces of enterprise. Trades unions will likely be shaped, and those that refuse to hitch these unions will likely be marked males.—Letter 26, 1903.CL 10.3


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