“Back Page” American Sentinel 14, 49, p. 784.

ON another page we print an article showing why the example of Nehemiah as an enforcer of Sabbath observance is not to be followed by the nations of the world to-day. There is a vast difference between the theocratic government under which Nehemiah lived, and the “powers that be” at the present time. The claim is made by some who want a theocracy set up to-day, that “the preachers are the successors of the prophets,” and ought therefore to define and enforce what is right as Nehemiah and others did in ancient times. But a man-made theocracy, with self-appointed rulers in the place of the prophets anciently appointed by the Lord, is not what this or any other country needs to promote its welfare to-day.

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