"Conviction is showing a man that he is guilty. Condemnation is the putting of the sentence upon him. We are already under condemnation, because of transgression. "Now the Lord comes to us and convicts us by his Spirit, but when He has brought us to this place where we are convicted and acknowledge the fact that we have sinned and are worthy of death, just there the Lord comes in and takes away the condemnation. He carries us to that point, and then the sentence is remitted." Ellet J. Waggoner
"Whether the slight be real or fancied, it is certainly the lamest excuse for unbelief that was ever invented; and when any man wants us to give a hearing to his new ideas, he must not make, as a cause for holding them, the statement that he has been slighted by the church."
"Such are the fulfillments of history, which identify the power designated by the remarkable symbol introduced in Revelation 13." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Do not say that the message of God cannot be understood. God’s words are not idle talk, and He does not send men messages they cannot understand. Do not treat it as a matter of indifference." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Let the mind grasp the thought that the same Spirit that convinces of sin also convinces of righteousness. It is always a Comforter." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Human nature is the same in all ages. The natural man is a fighter. If he be a religious man, still unredeemed from the state of nature, he will love religious strife." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"What, then, about the "hope of righteousness" for which we wait through the Spirit? Notice that it does not say that we through the Spirit hope for righteousness. Rather, we wait for the hope of righteousness by faith, that is, the hope, which the possession of righteousness brings." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
"Christ is the life, and He is, therefore, our righteousness. The law written on two tables of stone could not give life any more than could the stones on which it was written. All its precepts are perfect, but the flinty characters cannot transform themselves into action." ~Ellet J. Waggoner
He who rejects salvation today, rejects it forever. “Today” may seem to be a very long day, but be sure that the night is coming.
"But, it being true that the promised Messiah was known from the time of the fall, the supposition that Christ, between his crucifixion and his resurrection, went to preach the gospel to those who lived before the time of Abraham, or before the flood, amounts to nothing." ~Ellet J. Waggoner