“ ‘For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost’ ” (Luke 19:10, NKJV).
“The adversary of souls is not permitted to read the thoughts of men; but he is a keen observer, and he marks the words; he takes account of actions, and skillfully adapts his temptations to meet the cases of those who place themselves in his power.”
–Ellen G. White, Selected Messages, bk. 1, pp. 122, 123.
“Just as surely as we have a personal Saviour, we have also a personal adversary, cruel and cunning, who ever watches our steps, and plots to lead us astray. . . . Wherever the opinion is entertained that he does not exist, there he is most busy. When we least suspect his presence, he is gaining advantage over us. I feel alarmed as I see so many of the youth yielding to his power while they know it not.”
— White, Sons and Daughters of God, p. 79.