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Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:23
"Foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes."

"The time has come when those who are rooted and grounded in the truth may manifest their firmness and decision, may make known the fact that they are unmoved by the sophistry, maxims, or fables of the ignorant and wavering. Without foundation men will make statements with all the positiveness of truth; but it is of no use to argue with them concerning their spurious assertions. The best way to deal with error is to present the truth, and leave wild ideas to die out for want of notice. Contrasted with truth, the weakness of error is made apparent to every intelligent mind. The more the erroneous assertions of opposers, and of those who rise up among us to deceive souls, are repeated, the better the cause of error is served. The more publicity is given to the suggestions of Satan, the better pleased is his satanic majesty; for unsanctified hearts will be prepared to receive the chaff that he provides for them. We shall have to meet difficulties of this order even in the church. Men will make a world of an atom and an atom of a world."1

"The way to dispel darkness is to admit light. The best way to deal with error is to present truth."2


1 Testimonies to Ministers, p. 165.

2 The Desire of Ages, p. 498.