Editorial – Without Fault

The book of Revelation says that at the end of the world there will be a group of people who will be “without fault before the throne of God” (Revelation 14:5). This is a special group of people in the last generation living upon the earth and the final judgments that are ready to fall on this wicked world are being postponed until this group of people all receive the seal of God (see Revelation 7).

“When Christ came into the world, it was filled with criticism and condemnation of others.” The Review and Herald, August 16, 1892.

“Those only will enter heaven who have overcome the temptation to think and speak evil.” Sons and Daughters of God, 348.

If we are going to enter heaven we must have become perfect in speech, only then can we hope that our characters be perfected (see James 3:2). Below are a few comments on speech in the home and its relation to whether or not we will be in heaven.

“When tempted to murmur, censure, and indulge in fretfulness, wounding those around you, and in so doing wounding your own soul, oh! let the deep, earnest, anxious inquiry come from your soul, Shall I stand without fault before the throne of God? Only the faultless will be there. None will be translated to heaven while their hearts are filled with the rubbish of earth. Every defect in the moral character must first be remedied, every stain removed by the cleansing blood of Christ, and all the unlovely, unlovable traits of character overcome.

“How long a time are you designing to take to prepare to be introduced into the society of heavenly angels in glory? In the state which you and your family are in at present, all heaven would be marred should you be introduced therein. The work for you must be done here. This earth is the fitting-up place. You have not one moment to lose. All is harmony, peace, and love in heaven. No discord, no strife, no censuring, no unloving words, no clouded brows, no jars there; and no one will be introduced there who possesses any of these elements so destructive to peace and happiness.” Testimonies, vol. 1, 705, 706.