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“ ‘At times those who have no knowledge of God aside from that which they have received under the operations of divine grace have been kind to His servants…

‘Heaven's plan of salvation is broad enough to embrace the whole world… And He will not permit any soul to be disappointed who is sincere in his longing for something higher and nobler than anything the world can offer. Constantly He is sending His angels to those who, while surrounded by circumstances the most discouraging, pray in faith for some power higher than themselves to take possession of them, and bring deliverance and peace.’ (PK. 376-378)

The significant thing, after all, is how we relate to truth. ‘Our standing before God depends, not upon the amount of light we have received, but upon the use we make of what we have. Thus even the heathen who choose the right as far as they can distinguish it are in a more favorable condition than are those who have had great light, and profess to serve God, but who disregard the light, and by their daily life contradict their profession.’ (DA 239)

According to Ellen White, salvation is possible for those honest in heart who have never heard the name of Christ. However, she does not say that they can find salvation through their own religions. The fact that she says that the honest in heart can find salvation even though they have never heard the name of Christ indicates God's presence among all the people in the world. His efforts are not limited and circumscribed, but universal. No barrier of language, culture, or religion can stop the Holy Spirit in His efforts to reach the human heart. Among those asked to sit at the right hand of His throne are those who have done good to the needy and oppressed, though they may have never heard Christ’s name.”
(Sakae Kubo, The God of Relationships, 136-137)

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