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Families should move out of the cities

The time has come, when, as God opens the way, families should move out of the cities." The Adventist Home, p. 139

"Out of the cities, is my message at this time. Be assured that the call is for our people to locate miles away from the large cities." Last Day Events, p. 95

The cities are to be worked from outposts. Said the messenger of God, “Shall not the cities be warned? Yes; not by God's people living in them, but by their visiting them, to warn them of what is coming upon the earth.” Mar 184.5

"'Out of the cities; out of the cities!' -- this is the message the Lord has been giving me. The earthquakes will come; the floods will come; and we are not to establish ourselves in the wicked cities, where the enemy is served in every way, and where God is so often forgotten." Review and Herald, July 5, 1906

Advantages of the Country:

With a Piece of Land and a Comfortable Home—Whenever possible, it is the duty of parents to make homes in the country for their children.1 AH 141.1

Fathers and mothers who possess a piece of land and a comfortable home are kings and queens.2 AH 141.2

Do not consider it a privation when you are called to leave the cities and move out into the country places. Here there await rich blessings for those who will grasp them.3 AH 141.3

Contributes to Economic Security—Again and again the Lord has instructed that our people are to take their families away from the cities, into the country, where they can raise their own provisions; for in the future the problem of buying and selling will be a very serious one. We should now begin to heed the instruction given us over and over again: Get out of the cities into rural districts, where the houses are not crowded closely together, and where you will be free from the interference of enemies. (AH P141)

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