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Lord Gave The Word:
Was The Company of Those That Published It"
prompt and zealous response to the urgent appeal which we broadcast by letter
sometime ago, to come up to the help of the Lord against the mighty, by securing
names for the literature, was a deep gratification, not only to us here at the
center of the work and to you in the field, but certainly also to the angels
above, at the very source of the work! Just
think, Brethren, of the glorious opportunity of having a part in the work in
which angels share--the unmatched privilege of helping "to raise up the
tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel," by gathering
their names and addresses!
privileged to engage in such an exalted endeavor should constantly fire the one
so honored, to put forth ever-increasing zeal in his efforts.
And this seems to have been the experience of most Present Truth
of the supreme worth of the work at stake, and the shortness of time in which to
accomplish it, we therefore address you at this time to encourage you anew to
continue, and even step up if possible, your enthusiastic support of the
Name-Ingathering campaign. Cling to
the Lord's promise: "So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth:
it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."
Isa. 55:11. Let this be your
faith, and in the Kingdom you shall certainly look upon the fruits of your
labors, and rejoice with an everlasting rejoicing!
glad to report that your zealous efforts have compelled the Circulation
Department to increase its facilities, and that it is now equipped to handle
many additional names. So be not
satisfied until you have swamped us with the names and addresses of S.D.A.'s.
(Keep in touch with your prospects, and if you learn of anyone's moving
from his reported address, or of something pertaining to any one of them which
would be of interest to the Circulation Department, please inform us
renewed effort be a more fervent attempt than ever before to reach every one of
the honest in the church, so that the "servants of our God" may
quickly be called to their post of duty, the
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set up, and the light spread to the uttermost parts of the earth.
Then "many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the
mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of
His ways, and we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law,
and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem."
none of us should feel that our work is finished until every soul has received
this message and has had opportunity to take his stand with it, and the great
ingathering has been completed, let us, therefore, with renewed vigor and zeal,
push forward, and still forward, permitting nothing to discourage us or to turn
us aside from our goal. Especially
now since never in the annals of the church has there been an internal struggle
the like of that which is rapidly developing throughout the rank and file of
Laodicea--the church's seventh section, and the last in which the tares are
commingled with the wheat. This
struggle, which began in 1929-1930, and which is unlike all others in its major
aspects, is destined to bring sin in the church to an end.
How imperative, then, that each have the opportunity to know to a point
of moral certainty that he is on the right side!
in the days of Christ, the leadership on each side, believing that it bears the
charter of revealed Truth, is set to command the Pilot wheel of the Old Ship
Zion, so as to take it safely into the haven of eternal peace.
The older command of the ship is determined that the younger neither set
hand to the wheel nor be heard by the passengers aboard, though "the facts
concerning the real condition of the professed people of God, speak more loudly
than their profession, and make it evident that some power has cut the cable
that anchored them to the Eternal Rock, and that they are drifting away to sea,
without chart or compass."--"Christ Our Righteousness, pp. 50, 51.
this struggle is swiftly gathering in intensity, as a result most recently of
the Name-Ingathering campaign, is witnessed by the swelling chorus of voices
from both sides. And now that all
may know for themselves as to which side "sing for the majesty of the
Lord" (Isa. 24:14), we herein place both before you, beginning with a few
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SPURNED AND DESTROYED
literature you send to this address finds its way to the furnace.
I do not choose to be annoyed by it any longer.
There is no light in your publications for this family.
We refuse to let you think for us or lead us.
I have no confidence in your movement.
discontinue sending any of your tracts or letters to our home as we are not
interested and all such are put into the fire.
We are well satisfied with the "Truth" as taught by the
Seventh-day Adventist denomination and want none of the Shepherd's Rod
know you people are the Shepherd's Rod we'll thank you to leave our name off of
your list. Everything you send us
goes straight into the stove so be governed accordingly. Everyone in -------- knows who you are--using the good
Seventh-day Adventist name to deceive and defraud. Why don't you dopes wake up and go straight.
Every one else here that you're trying to mislead says you've got fine
paper--for a good warm fire starter. Let's
not hear from you again!
you would please keep this junk to yourselves.
I don't want it. I use it
for paper to start a fire and I don't need it because I have plenty of paper to
start a fire with.
know who sent you my address but you might tell them they surely made a mistake.
EVEN TO INVESTIGATE
to the booklet you sent to me and to all other literature you have been sending
to me, they get no farther than the stove, and are not wanted and are not
appreciated, so please do not send any more to me.
If I receive any more of your literature I will notify the Post Master
General, Washington, D.C. This is
the first and last warning.
just addressing you that the pernicious literature that you are sending my wife
is of no avail for it goes in the fire as soon as it arrives.
You can advise the person that gave you my wife's address of the fact.
If you have so important message you ought to give it to the people of
Babylon, for the gospel is to the people that are in Babylon, for the S.D.A. is
rest assured I received all your tracts and all of them go immediately, without
being opened, into the fire. I am
asking you as a favor, do not send any more.
I won't read them. I am a
true member of the Seventh-day Adventist church
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intend to remain so. I do not
intend to backslide.
paid no attention to any of the tracts, and furthermore am not at all
interested. I am in full harmony
with the denomination and do not care for any more of your literature. Please do not send any more literature.
be good enough not to send us any more of your literature as we are not
interested in same. It would be
better to give them to someone who would read them.
we don't want anything to do with the Shepherd's Rod or anything connected with
continue to bother us with this literature, I shall be forced to write to the
Post Office Department.
you several weeks ago about sending me your literature and I told you I did not
want any more of it. Now I mean
just that. I don't expect to change
my mind about it. Now where you get
the authority to use the heading of these letters and books as Publishers of
Present Truth Series in the Interest of The Seventh-day Adventist Denomination
is beyond me. There is no
connection between the two. I told
you before I just burn them as fast as they come without reading them now so
please obey my wishes.
OTHERS MAY SEE FOR
please scratch my name from your mailing list.
I not only do not care to read your literature but I destroy everything
you send me so that no one else will read it.
UPON CONFERENCE MEN:
husband is too busy to bother with such evil as this, I am writing for him.
Anything in the way of reading matter you may send us will go in the
stove without being opened....We rely fully on our men at the conference, as we
know that they are led by God.
following remark was written on an envelope:)
opened it to get the address to send it back, and I have it now so if you send
any more it will come back without being opened.
Your booklet went in the stove without being read.
And this is coming back without being read, so please do not send any
more. I have no time to be
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TO KNOW NO MORE
know where you got my name to send your lies to.
And may I take this opportunity to say you might save your postage, or
perhaps I should receive it and destroy it saving someone else the time and
perfectly satisfied with the original and final organization of the S.D.A.
church. I have no intentions of
been receiving literature for sometime. I
have read some and I find it differs to my belief. I feel I have the truth and
am satisfied with nothing else, so please do not waste any more literature on
do not send us any more of your literature.
We have the Bible and all the testimonies and have realized the blessings
He has promised for over fifty years.
UTTER LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
your dope at home. The Bible is
good enough for us. Your tracts are
away behind the time we are living in now.
WITH BAPTISMS RATHER THAN TRUTH
there is so much truth-filled literature printed by our organized S.D.A.
denomination it indeed would seem foolish to accept the statements printed by
you. May I ask into what church you
baptize your members? How many did
you baptize in 1940? There is only
one S.D.A. church, and that with headquarters at Washington, D.C., and not at
Waco, Texas. I am studying for the
ministry and I shall do my utmost to expose your underhanded methods. Kindly save your literature for some one who might be ready
PREPARED FOR ADVANCED LIGHT
the Bible tells us that we should love all men, I address you as
"Friend." Your recent
letter, the date of which you failed to specify, reminds me of a story
concerning a shop where they manufactured cane furniture.
Above the door was a sign, "Expert Twisting and Turning Done
Here." You seem to be expert
at twisting Scriptures and Testimonies out of their original settings, to
harmonize with your preconceived notions.
really have such an important message as you claim to have, why don't you come
down to a most severe climate such as ours, and jeopardize your life in the
giving of it? It seems that you
prefer to locate in a most ideal climate, where you can
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comfort and hatch out your brain-children.
we all need reform in our lives. However,
I find it rather difficult to live up to the light I have already.
When I am able to live up to the light I already have, I shall be glad to
give consideration to this "advanced light" of yours.
Until then, you may save the postage required to mail your enlightening
material to this Union, and use the money saved to buy more oil for your lamp.
Incidentally, the booklet you planned to mail me on "extra oil"
need not be mailed at all. Let me
also point out that the name of our union is the "Caribbean Union,"
not the "Cribbean Union" as you had it on the envelope. I have
observed that a number of your so-called "reformers," would do well to
take a few lessons in spelling.
very illogical assortment of quotations arrived in the mail this morning.
to express in words what I think of people who represent themselves as
Adventists, obtain the names of Seventh-day Adventists through devious ways,
then try to mix them up by a collection of statements taken from their original
setting, to appear that they mean something entirely different from what the
author of those statements intended--I say if I expressed what I thought of such
as you it would be very harsh.
I am not
alone in my feelings for other people who receive the same type of spurious
information are either returning it, refusing it, or sending it to the waste
basket. Should you be so bold as to
send more, the last will be the fate of such nonsensical jumbles of words and
do not waste any more of your foolishness on me, nor take my time to throw it
unopened into the waste basket.
BELIEVERS "VENERABLE LIARS"
all the Atlantic Union Conference notice has been given of the underhanded
methods of apostates trying to obtain names.
Venerable liars. Satan uses
means in his work that God cannot sanction.
Am instructing all members of my local church in regards to The
letter received and I am returning it to you.
For fifteen years I have been in the Third Angel's Message, and a
Seventh-day Adventist, which I am still, and I am one with a whole heart, not
part, if you get what I mean. I do
not intend to dabble with something I know is like a hog--wallow in their own
dirt and eat it.
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do not send any more literature, as I think it cost you money, and you'll need
that later on. Please keep your
letters and papers out of our church. We
have enough paper.
you people work so sneakily? We
know that no true Seventh-day Adventist in good standing would put out such
that other man who sent me a circular from Waco that it smelt like a polecat,
but I believe snake would be more fitting name.
Why do you quote from the Spirit of Prophecy? It was given to the Seventh-day Adventist Church--not to any
Shepherd's Rod or any other offshoot, so your usage of the writings are
thievery. You people are all alike,
sneaky, thieving....Read the history of these shoots, they've all died out and
so will the Shepherd's Rod thing.
REFUSES TO ADVANCE
remove my name from your mailing list. I am a stand pat Seventh-day Adventist
and I do not care for your "side issue" or "offshoot"
organization whatsoever. You are
just trying to disrupt the most wonderful organization in the world and I fail
to see why men and women are so weak to leave our church and follow the
Shepherd's Rod outfit.
in your paper so the people can see what I have to say about it, because I
notice you love to print testimonials in your little magazine.
ROD WITH GARBAGE
Shepherd's Rod ram-rod. I read your
paper a long time ago, and in the light of reason, and good common sense, I will
frankly tell you what I found. I
found the most God-denying, Heaven-defiling heresy that I ever read. I wrote you and that old J.R. alike. You and he are a great team.
Only this, of the two he is on top, because he does not attack the Great
Second Advent Movement. I am
returning one wine container. The
rest go to the garbage and ashes where you will end at an early date with all
to ask a favor of you. Please keep
your dyed-in-the-wool heresy to yourself. It
will be burned to ashes with its sponsor. Hell
Jaws are yawning. No friend,
MEET PAYER OF "SCRIP"
rest assured that no one outside of your immediate little mining camp believes
this. [The writer refers to the
letterhead caption: "Publishers of Present Truth Series in the Interest of
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Adventist Denomination."] I
know you'll say you are being punished "for Christ's sake," but only
because you bring it upon yourselves. You
have no grounds for your unbelief.
no use sending this literature. I
do not believe it will be very many months until your leader will leave with
everything you own. I understand he
pays you with scrip and buys your groceries, etc. You can show this to him.
In fact I would like to meet him!
leader has only a racket.
INTERESTED IN "STUPID"
your circular letter bearing date of May 12 and have the contents. I cannot tell you what literature I have received, but you
may as well cut me off your mailing list as I am not interested.
stop sending your stupid publications.
these few lines to inform you that I do not want any more of the Shepherd's Rod
tracts, etc., sent to my address. I
destroy all that comes.
I have received all the tracts you have sent me, but I am not interested.
They have all gone into the waste basket.
You need not trouble yourself in sending any more.
It will only be a wasted effort on your part.
literature and a letter continue to be left in my mail box although I wrote you
and asked you to cease sending it to my address.
If any more comes I shall have to report the matter to the Postal
authorities. I do not wish for
anything that comes from your publishing house to be put in my box.
I trust that I shall not have to take this up with the authorities.
CONFIDENCE IN LEADERS
I am an
isolated believer in the present truth. I
have not had opportunity to talk this matter over with our workers, but I am
convinced that your work is a plan of Satan to draw believers away from the
organized work. I have great
confidence in the leadership of the S.D.A. church, and it is through this organ
that the work is to be accomplished.
I am not
interested in the literature you desire to send me. I recognize it to be The Shepherd's Rod doctrines and know
all I desire to know of it.
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confidence in both the ministry and the S.D.A. teaching remains unshaken and am
not interested in literature that has as its purpose tearing down what means
everything to me.
THE LINE LEST HE
Sir, do you know what I did? Well,
I started out to get people to accept Jesus, and I think when a person fully
does that, they won't be bothered about the bait you speak of, or at least I am
not. For if a person swallows bait,
hook, and line, he will have to either cut the line or swallow the Rod.
So I have been afraid of baits.
understand there are about one hundred of your baits here in Loma Linda.
I have only been here four months. You
must have a very good outfit here.
your money; you will need it a little later for to buy bread. Don't send me any more bait.
"SHOT" AT ROD
suppose that I am wasting a few minutes of precious time, a perfectly good sheet
of paper and envelope and a three-cent stamp in writing you, but I may be wrong.
Please do not write to me about your wonderful new message when you
resort to the crooked skul-duggery that you and your people practice in carrying
on your work of tearing down the work of the Third Angel's Message.
You are wasting what little talent you have on a lost cause.
But that will be your bill to pay.
were writing to a man that understood the first principles of honor, I would
gladly sign my name to this shot at you, but under the circumstances I will not
do so. Make the best of it.
APPEARS AS DARKNESS
been receiving your nefarious literature for sometime. Whoever sent in my name had no right to do so whatsoever.
Did it without my knowledge or consent.
I want you to drop my name from your list.
No use to argue with you, for you know perfectly well your cult are
fulfilling prophecy when you commence denouncing the brethren and misapplying
Sister White's Testimonies. You are
just one of the "offshoots" and will sooner or later pass into
oblivion as other "offshoots" have done.
My prayer is that you will come to your senses ere it is too late.
I have read your literature to some extent and I see no light in them
whatever so please quit sending your literature to me or to
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You are surely taking a terrible responsibility upon yourselves to try to
lead away from the true S.D.A. faith. Your
last booklet I received, Hear Both Sides of the Controversy, is the most
lifeless insult I ever read and to think it is to the most exalted association
on earth. Think seriously of the
harm you may have done to some but as for me you have only increased my faith in
the General Conference and in this blessed Truth.
publish this letter as one of your testimonies received.
LONG LIFE AND POWER TO "LUNATIC"
of your "good (?) sisters" were instructed how to use underhanded
methods to get addresses of loyal S.D.A. people in our field and soon a flood of
your trash and letters from a certain "once was" elder began to
arrive. Well, all the people can be
fooled part of the time, and some of the people can be fooled all of the time,
but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
That is what Lincoln said, anyway. We
have been told that the Third Angel's Message constitutes the bread of life to a
famishing world. Please, where are
you breaking this bread? It is
broken at your own table and that is as far as it goes, to my knowledge at
least. Talk about reprobate
leaders. You should hang your heads in shame.
in your organization there is a lunatic. May
he live long with you and have much power for he surely is subverting much of
the artifices of the Devil.
HIMSELF WITH CONTEMPT
have received them all, and have written to you about them, and your refusing to
sign your letters, and your trick to corral S.D.A.'s. You call me on this graph, "Dear Believer."
Don't you think it for a moment. I
think your stuff is all trash and bumcombe.
"All we are interested in is to renew the love of the truth in the hearts
of God's people." No. This is
not true. And you will bite the
dust like all who have gone before you.
trying to get a lot of soreheads like yourself.
There is absolutely no Christianity in your work.
Universal is your Publishing Assn.?
begrudge the stamp on this mail. Send
me back one.
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deeply regret that our Laodicean brethren are angry with us, we nevertheless are
greatly encouraged, rather than disheartened, by such hostile opposition as
voiced in the foregoing criticisms. For
were our efforts fruitless, our opponents would not be aroused to such
bitterness, going so far even as to tear up or scorch the literature, and then
return it through the mails, with sarcastic remarks. And were our message false and refutable, they would not be
so busy and so careful to forbid, on penalty of disfellowshipment for
disobedience, anyone to read our literature.
On the contrary, they would urge the laity to read and to see for
themselves the falsity of the Rod, if such were the case.
shows on the one hand that those who are standing on the side of wrong are
fearful of and even scornful toward any literature that claims to carry more
light than what they already have. Only
those who are wrong and who can give no answer to the advancing Truth, get angry
with its (SKIP AHEAD TO [CONTINUE NOW WITH THE PREVIOUS PARAGRAPH}
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FOR LIGHT, IT CAME
very glad to testify for the Present Truth and the wonderful promises of God.
This past summer I prayed for a closer walk with my Lord and for more
light. A few months later I
received this precious Truth. It
has brought increased temptations and trials and has separated us from friends,
but God has added grace to endure.
reading of Tract No. 7 brought conviction to me that the message is the truth
and not error. My husband's former
interest in the symbolisms of the Old Testament riveted his attention to the
message as he saw it unfolding their mysteries.
certain believer kept on after me and would not let me alone. I thought he was crazy, but finally I decided to listen to
his doctrine. Now I am about as
crazy as he is over the Truth. The
message is rich, and God is good to me to give me the promise of never dying.
This certain believer and I were baptized into the S.D.A.
church together, and now we hope to be in the kingdom together.
DESTROYING COPY OF ROD
little booklets have been arriving regularly and I have been reading them as
sorry now that I destroyed my copy of the Rod.
I will get both volumes when I can.
To say that I appreciate the booklets would be stating it mildly.
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refuse to look into it, and become exceedingly careful to destroy it because
they do not wish to accept it, or permit anyone else to come in contact with it.
While on the other hand, those who are on the side of right are never
troubled by coming in contact with anything, even if it be error.
And, whether or not they accept its teachings, they are conscience-free,
not fearful, to pass the literature on to others for them to read for themselves
if they wish, just as staunch Seventh-day Sabbath believers, themselves, are
never fearful of coming in contact, or of having others come in contact, with
the Sunday doctrine. Only those who
are right are glad and "ready always to give an answer to every man that
asketh [them] a reason of the hope that is in [them] with meekness and
fear." I Pet. 3:15.
marked contrast to the enraged tumult resounding from the chorus of voices just
heard, now listen to the gentle harmony rising with Christ-like accents from a
few of the many
AND BELIEVES EVERY WORD
interested in the Advent movement and have read the Rod and believe every word
of it. Now can anyone say it's a
lie, when it's taken out of the Bible? I
you please send the Code to me each month, and put my name on your mailing list?
I will be looking for it. So
be sure to answer my questions.
TO INVESTIGATION BY
Spirit of the S.D.A.'s in my home, when some Shepherd's Rod believers came into
the house, convinced me that something was radically wrong. They refused to meet the Shepherd's Rod brethren.
I was then aroused to see and hear both sides, and as a result I found
that the Rod has pure Bible truth that cannot be contradicted.
received your good literature in the past, and love every word of it.
Though we love and appreciate the things contained therein, we are asking
an interest in your earnest prayers to stand for real truth.
We are happy to find the personal testimonies of some of our friends in
your paper, and as soon as we are able, we want to purchase your two volumes of
precious truths. We have the little
books and cherish them all.
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FEARED, NOW LOVES,
writing this to tell you that I love The Shepherd's Rod message more and more
every day. I am reading my Codes
all over again. Some I have read
several times, and yet they are always new.
I am not only reading them, but trying to obey what they say.
I used to be afraid of The Shepherd's Rod people, I now love them and thank God
I met them, and by His grace I mean to be one with them among the 144,000.
LED TO INVESTIGATION AND LOVE OF TRUTH
home from Sabbath School, I met a sister and walked home with her, not knowing
she believed in The Shepherd's Rod. In
a few days my Bible class teacher came to my home, and accused me of being a
Shepherd's Rod believer.
asked the Rod sister what is a Shepherd's Rod.
I began to ask more questions about what some Adventists talked of.
She told me all about the Rod, and I decided that was what I wanted.
I love it, and mean to go through with God's help!
SPIRIT'S ADMONITION TO INVESTIGATE
ago my name was sent to your Association for free literature.
I received a few tracts, and then a questionnaire came.
This I never filled out because of trouble here in the church over The
Shepherd's Rod movement.
years ago when one came forth claiming to have the gift of prophecy, I was very
eager to investigate the claims, hoping for a true prophet. In our local church, a small group of us became interested,
and all were disfellowshipped from the church and treated most shamefully.
I was new in the faith, and the experience was a dreadful shock to me.
It made me feel that I never cared to investigate anything else, but I
have read a little from the tracts sent me, for I know that Sister White
admonishes us to investigate. So I
am going to study carefully and prayerfully.
have the means to send for my own set of books.
I do not know just what it costs, but I am sure this check will cover the
amount, and the remainder if any, may be used for tracts.
BELIEVES, PASSES THEM ON
read your booklets, and I think we believe along the same line as you do.
We might differ somewhat, but I believe you are on the right line.
After reading your books, we pass them on to others to read.
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I am not
able to buy your books, but I like to read them.
I have been studying the Bible for years, and with God's help I am able
to understand much of it. I have
been a Sabbath believer for forty years. We
believe the Bible and love God's Word and are living Christian lives.
If you care to, you may send your books to the inclosed addresses.
CRITICISMS TO MAKE
see anything wrong with any of your publications; they teach the Bible, and that
is what we want now. I have no
criticisms to make.
received a number of your tracts but have missed some of them according to this
slip you sent me to check. I've
been a Seventh-day Adventist for fourteen years, and believe in all of Sister
White's writings. I believe she is
the church prophet. I love to read
all her books, and have quite a number of them, and I will appreciate any and
all of the tracts you will send me.
hope to hear from you often.
BATTLE AGAINST PREJUDICE
message means everything to me. I
am so glad for a message that rebukes and reproves my sins, and at the same time
holds such a promise of hope. To be
one of the 144,000 is certainly worth striving for, and is worth any kind of
persecution I have had to suffer since accepting this message.
there have been times when I have had a terrible battle with prejudice, it has
left me entirely. I am anxious to
overcome all my sins and be sealed. I
want to help bring this sealing message to a close.
SPIRIT OF INVESTIGATION
understand that you are publishing a series of tracts and other literature which
is of special interest to Seventh-day Adventists at this time. I understand it is free, and would be glad to receive the
selections, as I would very much like the opportunity of studying your
KNOW FOR SELF BEFORE
people who have been Seventh-day Adventists much longer than I have been, and
who are better posted on the doctrines than I, tell me not to read and study
this literature you send me. I do not like to condemn anything, though, until I
can know for myself.
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TO ACCEPT MORE LIGHT
as well tell you that I have not been able to understand them and haven't read
them all completely through. I have
been an Adventist four years next month and many of the things you mention have
never been explained to me. When I
read my Bible, I do not come to the same conclusion on these things.
In that I mean, I take the Bible as it reads and not in the symbolic way.
This has no reflection on you, I'm just trying to tell you why I can't
understand these difficult things.
believe that our church, as it is now, is lacking in many ways. As I said before, I have been an Adventist four years and
since I was willing at that time to accept this Truth (through the guidance of
the Holy Spirit) I am willing at this time to accept more light if there is more
light to accept. I believe that the
church members who have been in this Truth for years and many who have been
raised in it, are most stubborn about this thing, and are acting as many of the
outside people do when they hear the Third Angel's Message.
STUDY TO BE APPROVED
received your letter and leaflet, and have read all of them.
I don't see anything different from what I already have studied and
believed. I have been a member of
the S.D.A. church for fifty years.
curiosity has been aroused enough to ask, Why are you separate from the original
church? You accept the Testimonies,
Sabbath, tithe, and live in obedience to God's commands.
This is what I do, and live daily for Him, but I would like to hear more
of your teachings. I will read
anything you have to offer. I have
received light myself by study, and the Bible says: "Study to show thyself
approved, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed."
I want to be a workman not ashamed.
is new light from God's Word that we have not found, someone should tell us.
He should be the "watchman on the walls of Zion."
too near the end to be negligent in things pertaining to eternal life.
Let me hear what you have for us.
ROD THE VERY TRUTH NEEDED
been very much interested in the little books.
This is the very Truth we need in these last days.
I appreciate all you have sent us to read.
I only wish more understood the Truth.
AGAINST ROD; FAILED TO STUDY DEEPLY
sometime I have been thinking of writing you in regard to the tracts I have
received from you. At first I did
not understand them, and did
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study them deeply as we had been warned against them.
But when I received the tract, Hear Both Sides of the Controversy, I read
it through, then went back to the other tracts and really studied them, and the
Lord opened my eyes, and things are quite clear to me.
I am an earnest seeker for Truth. I have so often wondered about Sister
White's statement that there would be a great reformatory movement among God's
people, a revival of primitive godliness. I
long to see this revival among God's people, for truly we are in a lukewarm
condition. I long to have it in my own life, for things seem so
different from when I first accepted this message sixteen years ago.
Will be glad to receive more tracts, especially The Harvest.
"TRY THE SPIRITS WHETHER THEY ARE OF GOD"
to your letter, for which I thank you, I am always happy to receive any
information in regards to more light from God's Holy Book.
True it is, as your letter stated, we must try the Spirits whether they
are of God.
be happy to receive any information that you have, and I hope that I may hear
from you soon. Send me any light
that you may have, for I hold a very sacred office in the church to which I
belong. I have been the local elder
for about five years. I hope that I
may hear from you soon, if not by return mail.
OF ROD RESULTS IN AWAKENING
send me more of the pamphlets. You
have sent No. I and No. 6. They are
marvelous. There is nothing in them
contrary to the Spirit of Prophecy, that I can read. The result of the reading is an awakening.
Why have we been so blind? Thank
you so much for them.
TO PRAYER FOR LIGHT
writing this to tell you how thankful I am for the tracts you have been sending
to me, for they came in answer to my prayer for more light on the subject I am
now reading. Thanking you for the
printed matter you have sent me, I ask God's blessing on you and your work.
TURNED INTO WHOLE-HEARTED BELIEF
message of Present Truth first came to us, we were skeptical of its being truth,
largely because of our preconceived opinions of what constituted truth, but the
message was so startling that we knew it to be our duty to examine our position
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so as to
know that we know what is truth, and in so doing we knew we could not be wrong,
for Testimonies on Sabbath School Work tells us that no one may excuse himself
from an investigation of a message that comes in the name of the Lord to His
when we were cast out of the church for asking others to do the same, again we
knew there was something wrong. So
we bought all the Testimonies and studied all winter as we never studied before,
and we have been abundantly convinced that this message cannot be error, for it
is the True Witness Who speaks.
another overwhelming proof of the truthfulness of this message: "These
messages [the Three Angels'] were represented to me as an anchor to the people
of God. Those who understand and
receive them will be kept from being swept away by the many delusions of
Satan."--Early Writings, p. 256.
to be a credit to the cause of Present Truth.
letter came today, and believe me it seemed to be one of the most enjoyable
pleasures I have ever had. I have
no words to express my feelings of appreciation in behalf of your interest.
received the booklet, entitled, Pre-"Eleventh Hour" Extra, and have
read it many times and honestly and truly believe that the Rod is the genuine
thing. I feel so sure of it that I
have visited a number of acquaintances and given them the same message which has
been given to me. Some of them are
Adventists, and some of them are not, but they are all interested the same as I
am and they also believe the teachings contained in the two tracts which I
possess. If those were the last of
those tracts and more could not be obtained I would not consider parting with
them for anything in the world unless I had memorized them word for word as they
are written, and soon I hope to have the price to spare with which to obtain the
two volumes of the books. I shall
send in a list of names of others whom I know also desire literature.
soon as I can I am going to send in to your movement any amounts of money which
I can manage to help further your cause, because I truly do believe that your
work is from God and there could not be anything which could please the Lord any
more than that I should do everything and anything possible to assist in
supporting your work and making it possible for more literature to be published
and sent out to people who are desirous of knowing the real Truth.
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has been a lapse of forty-eight hours since I finished the above lines, and so I
have begun again, and want to say that I have since then received the booklet,
Why Perish? I have read fifty-seven
pages of it since finishing my dinner, and wish I could just finish it before
retiring for the night.
never read anything so interesting and convincing in all my life.
It is difficult to sit down and eat for the strong desire that seems to
have taken possession of me for wanting to read the contents of each book over
and over again.
I wish I
had been acquainted with your people years before now, but since that wish can
never be true, I am certainly going to take advantage of every moment that
presents itself, to learn all that I can possibly crowd into my mind.
The truths which are given by the Rod are the most wonderful and
marvelous things I have ever come into contact with, because for the first time
I feel that I have met someone who really believes in the Word of God only, and
really accepts the Bible as a single standard for their belief.
FREEDOM TO WEIGH EVIDENCE
has sent to me your Pre-"Eleventh Hour" Extra, explanatory of the
mysteries of Ezekiel. I did not
immediately observe that it emanated from V.T. Houteff, of whose writings I had
previous knowledge that our S.D.A. leaders had spoken adversely; but even had I
so observed, I would have felt entire freedom to weigh for myself the matter
your offer to send eleven of your tracts, in which further exposition is made,
to those who address you, and I am writing to ask that you favor me with such
opportunity for further examination of your attitude.
I am not
unmindful of the papal methods that often seem to underlie the opposition of our
brethren who in their blindness either ignore or repudiate truth that has been
discovered by others. I, too, have
felt the weight of such opposition, but I have withstood their zeal, and still
retain membership in a church which I myself helped to build up, and which I
served during my active ministry, and when engaged in missionary work here and
in Mexico, as well as while serving as general secretary of the ---------
Religious Liberty Association. So
if, you will send me the tracts you mention, and any other material, from which
I may gauge your leadership, I shall be very glad to give them my attention.
If I find your attitude Scriptural, I shall be glad to send you the
addresses of others.
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EACH POINT; FINDS WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE WITH ROD
indeed glad to receive your letter sometime ago.
Thanks for remembering me. While
the quotations were familiar to me, yet I read and reread them, and how well
they fit the conditions existing in the church today.
coming along slowly, trying to prove each point of this new message, as I go
along. I am becoming more and more
convinced that the weight of evidence is with The Shepherd's Rod doctrine, and
although there are some things which I still do not understand, I am beginning
to think that I will soon have to take my stand with you folk....XXXX
mixed feelings of joy and sadness, dear readers, I have brought to you these
opposed voices--sadness over the spirit of the Adversary manifested by the one,
joy over the spirit of Christ manifested by the other.
you have heard a cross-section representation of expressions both for and
against the message, may you rightly weigh each side and choose the right one,
and may those who are fighting see the folly of their blind hostility and, as
did Paul, turn from it, and seek zealously to advance the message lest He spue
them out of His mouth. And may
those who are standing in its defense now be more deeply than ever rooted and
grounded in the Truth. And finally
may all who read me avoid the pitfalls of the former, the "lukewarm,"
and share in the blessings and holy joys of the latter--those who have anointed
their eyes with heavenly "eye-salve," filled their vessels with
"extra oil," and taken their stand on the side of Truth and Right in
accord with the following Voice of counsel:
eager interest, with fervent prayer, come to the Word of God, that you may know
what is truth, manifesting the same spirit as did Nathanael when he earnestly
besought the Lord that he might know the truth. Light will come to every earnest seeker for truth, as it came
easily was Nathanael convinced! And
with what pleasure Jesus looked upon his sincere, guileless faith!...God never
honors unbelief and questioning and doubt.
When He speaks, His Word is to be recognized and carried out in the daily
actions. And if the heart of man is
in living connection with God, the voice that cometh from above will be
recognized."--"Testimonies on Sabbath School Work, pp. 63, 64.
myself, along with the honest-hearted people, have received grace from the Lord
to know how to speak a word in season, to control my tongue, and to return not
evil for evil, but to overcome evil with good, being always kind to and
considerate of others, and doing and saying unto them what I would VVVV
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have light and truth for me, I want it. Just
the other day a sister received a letter from a conference Bible worker in which
she said, "The Rod doctrines contain so little error, that it is hard to
detect it." I wonder how much
study she has put on it. It is
difficult to think in an entirely different line from what we have been used to,
but I am slowly seeing things differently.
keep our names before the throne of God, with the fervent prayer that we may all
meet around the great white throne and serve God throughout eternity.
CODE'S TESTIMONY RIGHT
them do and say unto me, were our places reversed.
Brethren, "I therefore...beseech you with all lowliness and meekness, with
longsuffering" that you all endeavor "to keep the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace," and "recompense to no man evil for evil.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath:
for it is written, Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore...be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good."
Eph. 4:1-3; Rom. 12:17-21.
grant religious liberty to all, for it is not our duty to demand of others
respect for our religion, but it is our duty in meekness and in fear to teach
the Truth to those who do not know it, never demanding obedience to it.
entreat you all, therefore, by the living God, to depart from dictating terms to
others, and from forcing your religious standards upon them. Do not encroach upon anyone's religious rights or become
angry with those who disagree with your belief, but rather join me in conforming
to the following divine injunction:
that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak,
eateth herbs. Let not him that
eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him
that eateth: for God hath received him.
art thou that judgest another man's servant?
to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him
stand. One man esteemeth one day
above another: another esteemeth every day alike.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." Rom. 14:1-5. Our
duty is not to force, but only to teach obedience to the Truth.
Lord may forgive those who know not what they do, is my sincere prayer.
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TO OUR GOVERNMENT
wrong to salute the flag?
satisfactory answer that can be given to this question, is that which is founded
upon Bible principles:
therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things
that are God's." "Render...to
all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to
whom fear; honour to whom honour. Owe
no man anything." Matt. 22:21;
Rom. 13:7, 8.
"the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel
concerning the kingdom;...they could find none occasion nor fault."
Dan. 6:4. Finding him thus
faultless, his enemies "consulted together to establish a royal statute,
and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man
for thirty days, save of" the king, should "be cast into the den of
lions." Verse 7.
By securing the king's signature on the decree, they sought to effect a
situation that must necessarily involve Daniel in an act of rebellion against
his king. They knew that though he
purposed to render unfailing allegiance to the king, he could not do so at the
price of showing disloyalty to his God. And
since the decree was designed to cause him to turn from God, he therefore was
compelled not to honor it, but to petition his God as he was wont to do, with
the result that he was cast into the "den of lions." But the One to Whom he prayed saved his life from the hungry
there is the notable case of Joseph who, for his unswerving loyalty to the
government of Egypt, was exalted to a position sharing the throne with Pharaoh.
these and other Biblical incidents, we recognize that anyone's loyalty to his
government is his pledge of allegiance to it--a salute to its flag.
Thus while on the one hand, one's disloyalty to God is a sin against Him;
on the other hand, one's disloyalty to his government is a sin against it, and
indirectly against God also: for disloyalty to one's government is disobedience
to the Lord's express command: "Render...unto Caesar the things which are
Caesar's." "For there is
no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God:
and they that resist
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receive to themselves damnation." Rom.
flag is not an idol or a fetish, but a symbol--a standard--the salute to it is
not idol worship, as some think, but rather public confession of one's loyalty
to his government, just as baptism is one's confession of loyalty to the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
command of God, the Israelites, according to their tribes, made standards
(flags), and for no other reason than to be loyal to that for which the flag
stood. (See Numbers 2.) Clearly, then, to attribute idolatry to one because of his
saluting the flag, would be to accuse God of forcing idolatry upon His ancient
every, Christian, if he would be obedient to God's commands, must be loyal to
the country in which he lives. Wherefore,
as Christians in America, devoted to God, and consequently loyal to the just
principles of this free "government under God," we "pledge
allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for
which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
And so long as Old Glory unfurls itself as the emblem of the inviolate
principles of its constitution, so long is our pledge of allegiance to it an
TOO LATE TO GET INTO NET?
among us one who is teaching that since the net was drawn ashore (Matt. 13:47,
48) in 1930 (when The Shepherd's Rod was published), those who were not in it at
that time, (that is, were not then members of the S.D.A. church), cannot hope to
be of the 144,000. If true, then
why, in the face of it, should such a one even think, let alone attempt, to come
in now rather than to wait for the Loud Cry?
Or if already in the message, why should he continue striving to live up
to it if his efforts are bound in futility because he missed the dead line?
parabolical act of drawing the net to shore (the Lord's momentarily intermitting
His work), does not, in the figurative connection, bar any from getting into it
(the church) if they put forth the necessary effort: for though in the literal
setting, the fish cannot swim into the net after it is drawn ashore, in the
figurative setting, the people can, if they will, get into the church up to the
close of probation.
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then, the dead-line idea is specious, and is designed to discourage those
affected, causing those already in the message, to rationalize their way out
because of the futility of staying in, and justifying others in not making the
necessary effort to get into the net of salvation when the opportunity presents
itself. Indeed, it even forces them
to wait for their opportunity until it is forever gone! Says the Spirit of God: "Today if ye will hear His
voice, harden not your hearts." Heb.
KINGDOM OF GOD IN OUR HEARTS
according to Luke 17:21, "the kingdom of God is within" us, how, then,
can it be in a certain land?
the kingdom of God is established on this earth, it must be formed within us, to
qualify us to dwell in it. Accordingly,
"the kingdom of God...within," is within all who embody the principles
of its rule while they are subjects of the kingdoms of the earth.
In fine, then, "the kingdom of God...within" is a moral and
spiritual regimen of life--the indispensable condition of admission to the
been told that the Rod teaches that the throne of Isaiah 6 is a train pulled by
a locomotive belching forth smoke, and that it is not the permanent throne of
God. Will you send me your
literature on this subject?
assure the questioner that he will not find any such idea set forth in the
teachings of the Rod, and that he may verify the fact by a careful reading of
the literature which we have been glad to send him.
The word "train" is quoted from the Scriptures, and whatever it
may be, it is propelled by the wings of the cherubim.
(The smoke did not come from the throne.)
As the prophet saw the "train" go into the temple, the truth is
evident that whatever it is, it is mobile--a truth which the cherubim's wings
plainly confirm. And that this
throne and the one which Ezekiel saw are two different ones, is clearly seen
from the fact that each of the four living creatures (which he saw also) has
four wings, whereas each of the seraphims of Isaiah 6, has six wings.
This, you will find, is what the Rod teaches.
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not show a lack of faith to pray for the sick, and then seek to cure them?
praying for one who is sick, without doing anything for him, can only mean, in
the last analysis, that the suppliant is more righteous and pitiful than God,
and is therefore trying to convince the Lord to do something for the sick, as
though He did not want to.
pray for others, we are not acquainting God with anything with which He is not
already infinitely better acquainted than are we. Therefore since He knows all
about the matter, the reason we pray is not to convince Him that someone needs
His help, but to ask His blessings upon what we may be able to do for the needy
one. The Levite and the priest did
not do anything for the wounded, and were condemned for their pitilessness,
whereas the Samaritan did, and was commended for his humanitarianism.
Whether, therefore, we pray for others or for ourselves, we are praying
for the Lord's blessings upon our feeble efforts.
NAMES SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE BAPTIZED?
not the given names of the Trinity used in baptizing?
Scriptures give several names for the Father and for the Son (and none for the
Holy Ghost), and as we are not told which of these to use in baptizing, we must,
therefore, take Him at His word and baptize in just the way He commands:
"in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
Matt. 28:19. Moreover the
names given in the Scriptures are not absolute names, but rather
titles--equivalent to the names Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
further, even if the absolute names of the Trinity were known, their use would
lead to irreverent address. For
example, suppose the Father's name is George; the Son's, Thomas; and the Holy
Ghost's, William. Could any
God-fearing human being even dare think of its being reverent to say, I now
baptize you in the name of George, Thomas, and William!
Let us therefore comply with the Lord's command: "Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of be Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Ghost." Matt.
28:19. (For further light on this subject, study our Tract No. 11.)
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CREDENCE TO HEARSAY
told that The Shepherd's Rod has misrepresented to the government of the United
States the position held by the regular body of Seventh-day Adventists in regard
to conscription. Will you please
tell us what you did?
statement made to the government by the believers of The Shepherd's Rod, is
found on page 11 of the January-June issue of the Symbolic Code, together with
the government's reply, which, it will be noticed, is addressed to THE
SHEPHERD'S ROD SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Headquarters, Waco, Texas, not to the
Seventh-day Adventist Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Our statement to the government was made in the name of The
Shepherd's Rod Seventh-day Adventists, which certainly cannot be misrepresenting
the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, if it is misrepresenting anything.
only that which you read for yourselves, not that which you hear, and you will
have no trouble with the Rod.
NOT THE HOUR
Shepherd's Rod, Vol. 2, through the study of the flood, draws the conclusion
that the Lord will come on a Wednesday night, and Early Writings, p. 285, states
that God will announce the day and hour of His return.
But Christ says: "...of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not
the angels of heaven, but My Father only." Matt. 24:36.
of The Shepherd's Rod is not setting time, for though Christ may come as
expected on the mid-day of the week, yet no one knows on which Wednesday night
that may be. The Rod does not claim
to know that day or hour. And Early
Writings is also in perfect harmony with Matthew 24:36, for Christ does not in
this scripture preclude the possibility of the day and hour of His coming ever
being made known. For although the
Scriptures say that the angels know not the hour, yet if they are ever to ready
to start out with the Son on His second advent, it is evident that they must
someday beforehand know the time. So
it is with the saints, although the Bible says that neither do they know the
hour, yet when the Father sees fit to proclaim it, then, and not until then,
will they know.
this secret coming of Matthew 24:36, may be another than that commonly
understood as "the second coming."
(For further study on this subject, read our Tract No. 9, Revised
Edition, pp. 80-86).
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OR ABOVE "FIRMAMENT"?
No, 9, p. 20, makes the statement that the sun's rays shone through the water
above the firmament and thus warmed the earth evenly in the beginning, but the
Bible says that the Lord set the sun, moon, and stars in "the firmament of
the heaven." Gen. 1:14-17. Now,
if the sun was placed in the firmament and the water was above it, how could the
sun's rays which came to earth have shone through the water that was above the
already established facts that the earth's firmament (atmosphere) is
comparatively only a few miles in thickness, whereas the distance between Earth
and sun is 93,000, 000 miles, makes it self-evident that the firmament in which
the Creator placed the heavenly luminaries is not Earth's.
Moreover, it is beyond the realm of reason even to think that the Creator
would, for no reason at all, lift the water over 93,000,000 miles from Earth and
place it above the sun.
though in verse 8 of Genesis 1 the firmament which the Lord called
"Heaven," is the atmosphere surrounding Earth, yet in verse 17
"the firmament of the heaven," in which the Lord placed the
luminaries, is the space above the atmosphere and between the heavenly bodies.
Accordingly, then, while in the one instance the term
"firmament" applies to the atmosphere, in the other instance it
applies to space beyond.
ACCORDING TO LIGHT
I am not a member of the S.D.A. church, yet since I have the light on Ezekiel 9
and the 144,000, will I fall under the slaughter if I do not fully accept and
live up to the light? And,
conversely, will I be subject to enjoy the privileges of the 144,000 and be one
of them if I obey all the light of this message?
though you are not a member of the church, still you will be held accountable
for the light of the truth which you have received on the subject of Ezekiel 9,
just as will any S.D.A. who has received the Rod.
same token of logic, no matter whether you have come into the message only
recently or sometime ago, you are eligible for the society of the 144,000 if you
live up to the message that is to purify and seal them.
Whether or not absolutely, however, you shall be one of them, you will,
it is certain, if you remain faithful to the message, at least be one with them.
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FLEES TO MOUNTAINS?
people are in the kingdom during the Loud Cry, how can they be put in prison or
driven to the mountains during that time, as the Spirit of Prophecy states they
after the first fruits are sealed and stand, during the Loud Cry, safe with the
Lamb on Mt. Zion (in the kingdom), therefore both those who find refuge in the
mountains and those who are put in prison, must be of the second fruits--those
who accept the message during the Loud Cry, but who have not as yet reached the
kingdom. (See our Tract No. 12, pp.
THE CODE SAY?
the Code say that no one is fit to teach the message, whereas Jesus commands:
"Go ye therefore and teach all nations," and "sow beside all
waters"? Moreover, "if we
confesss our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins."
Why, then, can we not go and teach God's Word?
does not intend to convey the idea that no one ever will be qualified to teach,
for such a static condition, on the part of God's people, would make them
forever unfit to gather in the first and second fruits.
Clearly, therefore, what the Code did say, is merely that no one was at
that time qualified. Our unfitness,
however, rather than disheartening and causing us to sit idle, should, as the
Code intended, encourage us to prepare for service. We should, therefore, diligently study the message and
faithfully comply with all its requirements, and while we are thus making
ourselves ready, we can be helping others to do likewise.
believers think they have a message, why are they not content to go their way
and let others go theirs? Why
should they agitate their message in our church?
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the history of God's church down through the ages, we find that if all had taken
the same position as the questioner, the advancing Truth would never have
reached the church. If God's
messengers in different periods had failed to agitate their messages in their
own churches, how, then, would the various reformatory messages have reached His
people? Is He not more interested
in them than He is in the heathen? John
the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles, all sacrificed their lives in order to
take their messages to their own church. Why,
then, should not the Rod believers do likewise?
these men (Wycliffe, Huss, Luther, Tyndale, Baxter, Wesley), persecution raged
with relentless fury; yet they ceased not to declare the truth.
Different periods in the history of the church have each been marked by
the development of some special truth, adapted to the necessities of God's
people at that time. Every new truth has made its way against hatred and
opposition; those who were blessed with its light were tempted and tried."
The Lord gives a special truth for His people in an emergency.
Who dares refuse publish it? He
commands His servants to deliver the last invitation of mercy to His church.
They cannot shirk this responsibility, except at the peril of their own
souls. (See The Great Controversy, p. 609.)
ROD OF MY SON"
explain the "rod" as mentioned in Ezekiel 21:8-15.
Israel is "the rod" of His son, is evidenced by Psalms 74:2; 110:2.
The Israelites were God's rod for punishing the heathen, just as Assyria
was God's rod for punishing Israel (Isa. 10:5).
So the rod is an ensign of power and government, as well as an instrument
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conference meetings in Los Angeles in the spring of 1934, it was unanimously
adopted that every Friday evening at the appointed hour (5 P.M. Pacific Standard
Time; 6 P.M. Mountain Standard Time; 7 P.M. Central Standard Time; 8 P.M.
Eastern Standard Time) believers every-
of being defrauded of means as has already unfortunately occurred with some
brethren by certain ones masking as teachers of Present
Correspondence Department solicits your reaction to the card-letter stationery
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