France and South Africa

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Once an Ad­ven­tist group on duty in France was placed in a lo­cal mil­i­tary prison, where they were beaten re­peat­edly, forced to run for an hour with heavy weights on their backs and chests, and given two weeks of soli­tary con­fine­ment on a bread-and-wa­ter diet. In South Africa the early re­fusal in 1914 by a Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist draftee to drill on Sab­bath re­sulted in a prison sen­tence.96

France and South Africa and most other coun­tries’ sit­u­a­tion is sim­i­lar to Amer­ica. But their in­ten­tion in the war was to try to bring world peace. Still there ex­ists for Ad­ven­tists a con­sci­en­tious prob­lem con­cern­ing the com­mand­ments. They were not bad as Ger­many.

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