This lesson was originally published during the time of Ellen White and the pioneers in the year 1895 and it take us through a study on Religious Liberty. It consists of questions and Bible answers, which makes it an ideal Sabbath School study guide. The lessons have been redesigned into a convenient booklet format with easy to read fonts and a pleasant design.
The subject of religious liberty is a great subject, we might say, an almost inexhaustible one. Neither has any attempt been made to make an application of even all the principles brought out to the present-day movements, and bring matters, so to speak, “up to date.” The idea has been rather to set forth clearly the principles themselves from a Bible standpoint, thus giving the student a good foundation upon which to build. The application of a principle is not difficult after the principle itself is once thoroughly understood. The student will find it highly profitable and greatly to his advantage during the study of these lessons to read the work by Elder A. T. Jones entitled “The Rights of the People; or Civil Government and Religion.” This is “Civil Government and Religion” revised and much enlarged.
“Our Sabbath-schools are nothing less than Bible societies, and in the sacred work of teaching the truths of God’s Word, they can accomplish far more than they have hitherto accomplished. The Sabbath-school, when rightly managed, possesses marvelous power, and is adapted to doing a great work, but it is not now what it may and should be. The influence growing out of Sabbath-school work should improve and enlarge the church; but in no case should it ever be allowed to divert from the interests of the church. There is a most precious missionary field in the Sabbath-school, and if there are now omens of good, they are only indications and beginnings of what may be done.” TSS 29.1