Chapter 4 - part 2
Sarah," Sam interjected, at last coming back to himself, "what
about the Sabbath question?"
said, "I almost forgot, didnít I? Iíve just about made up my mind
that that doesnít amount to much after all.
amount to much!"
"I mean our
side of it doesnít. It was this way. I took my embroidery and went over,
and made the excuse that neighbors whose husbands are in the same work
ought to be friendly. At first I was so taken with her and the children, I
almost forgot what I came for. And then I was ashamed to start the
subject, she was so nice, and so grateful for the hints I gave her about
cooking and other things. But we got around to religion after a while. We
went over some of the same points you and her husband did; and I confess I
was flabbergasted. I didnít know what to say. How that woman
knows the Bible is a caution. But I remembered the last three points in
our ten, and I brought those up.
"What did she
say to them?"
"She said as
to Godís Spirit and our conscience telling what day is right to keep,
that our conscience tells us to do right, but does not tell us what is
right. Some peopleís consciences tell them that stealing or lying is
right, if they do not get caught at it, but that does not make stealing
and lying right. Our moral judgment tells us what is right, and our
morals are decided by our training, and our training must be based on an
authority. The authority for the Christian is the Bible, and if our
conscience is trained according to that, and it says to keep the
seventh-day Sabbath, then our conscience will tell us to keep the