"The intercession of Christ in man's behalf in the sanctuary above is as essential to the plan of salvation as was His death upon the cross" (The Great Controversy, p. 489).
The subject of the sanctuary and the investigative judgment should be clearly understood by the people of God. It is of the utmost importance that all should thoroughly investigate these subjects and be able to "give an answer to everyone that asketh them a reason for the hope that is in them."
The books are opened. Jesus' ministry in the inner compartment of the sanctuary is nearer to completion than when we first believed.