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The Everlasting Covenant

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    The Gospel contains the Remedy

    That which makes known this deliverance, and which gives even now the joy of it, although grievous trials oppress, is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. The worldly-wise scoff at the preaching of the Gospel as the remedy for the labour troubles of the present day. But the labour troubles of to-day are no greater than they were in the days of Moses; and the proclamation of the Gospel was the only means that God then approved of and used for their betterment.EVCO 172.1

    Do not say that you want some more speedy and practical settlement of the labour problem than the Gospel affords, until you have given it full consideration. It affords absolutely the only practical solution of the difficulties that vex philanthropists and reformers. You want something in the present time, and not in the indefinite future? Well, do you know of any labour scheme that has provided a present remedy for the ills that men suffer? Is not the condition of the poor labouring class worse each year, in spite of Socialism and the host of labour unions? Is there any earthly prospect that by any scheme ever devised by man their condition will be bettered within a few years to come? No; there is not; but the Gospel of Christ provides a perfect and certain remedy, and assures us that this generation shall not pass till all be fulfilled. 1See Matthew 24:31. Within a shorter period of time than anybody has dared fix for seeing any material improvement even by the best of human plans and methods, the Gospel promises the complete establishment of right and justice, and the overthrow of all oppression; and in the time it applies itself most vigorously to the betterment of the poor in every direction, physical, mental, and moral.EVCO 172.2

    When Christ came, the strongest proof of the divinity of His mission was that the Gospel was preached to the poor. Matthew 11:5. He “went about doing good,” but He used no violence in word or deed, and countenanced nothing of the kind. He knew the needs of the poor as no other ever can, and His remedy was the Gospel. There are possibilities in the Gospel that have scarcely been dreamed of as yet. The right understanding of the inheritance which the Gospel promises, together with the possession of the riches of the reproach of Christ, can alone make men patient under earthly oppression.EVCO 173.1

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