Should an Adventist go on a pilgrimage to Israel?

Q: Should an Adventist go on a pilgrimage to Israel? — Geoffrey, from Kenya

Geoffrey, although visiting Israel can certainly be inspiring, as Adventists we don’t need to go on a “pilgrimage.”

‪There’s a beautiful statement in the book “The Desire of Ages” that says: “Many feel that it would be a great privilege to visit the scenes of Christ’s life on earth, to walk where He trod, to look upon the lake beside which He loved to teach, and the hills and valleys on which His eyes so often rested. But we need not go to Nazareth, to Capernaum, or to Bethany, in order to walk in the steps of Jesus. We shall find His footprints beside the sick-bed, in the hovels of poverty, in the crowded alleys of the great city, and in every place where there are human hearts in need of consolation. In doing as Jesus did when on earth, we shall walk in His steps” — page 640.

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