Not infrequently people base their understanding of the Ellen G. White teachings upon a fragment
of a sentence or upon an isolated statement removed from its setting. Writing
of certain ones who made such a misuse of her writings, she spoke of their "picking
out a sentence here and there, taking it from its proper connection, and applying
it according to their idea."--Selected Messages, book 1, p. 44.
Christ was the only sinless one who ever dwelt on earth; yet for nearly thirty years He lived among the wicked inhabitants of Nazareth. This fact is a rebuke to those who think themselves dependent upon place, fortune, or prosperity, in order to live a blameless life. Temptation, poverty, adversity, is the very discipline needed to develop purity and firmness. Desire of Ages, p. 72.