When Ellen White died in 1915, she left her manuscripts and letters in the custody of a small group of ministers and administrators in the Seventh-day Adventist church whom she had appointed to serve as trustees of her estate. As the years passed, these trustees and their successors became increasingly aware of the potential usefulness to the church of this gold mine of unpublished materials. Procedures were developed whereby church entities, or even individuals, could request the “release” Of specified excerpts from Ellen White’s writings for use in books, articles, class lectures, or sermons. For details of the release process the reader is referred to the preface to Manuscript Releases, vol. 1.
As in the earlier volumes, materials currently available elsewhere in published form have not been included in the present volume. In a few cases materials under consideration and assigned a release number were not processed. And the number was not reassigned. Until 1983, only the excerpts requested for public use were “released.” Starting with Manuscript Release no. 970, the White Estate began “releasing” entire letters or manuscripts, so far as possible, even if only particular paragraphs were requested.
Copy for this volume has been sent to the publisher camera-ready, which means that any typographical mistakes or other inaccuracies which may appear are the responsibility of the White Estate, not the publisher.
We take pleasure in making these materials available in this form, and trust that the counsels, warnings, and principles put forth by the author will bring a blessing to every reader.
The Trustees of the.
Ellen G. White Estate.
|A Word of Explanation|
|1186||Wrongdoing To Be Condemned; Righteousness To Be Exalted||1|
|1187||The Power of Angels; Cooperate With Christ in Doing His Work||15|
|1188||Establishing a School at San Francisco; The Value of a Soul; Christ’s Object Lessons to Provide Funds for Schools||20|
|1189||High Praise for Site of Melrose Sanitarium; Appeal for Funds for the Sanitarium||26|
|1190||A Vision Received in Oswego, New York, January 26, 1850||30|
|1191||The Church and the Gospel Commission||36|
|1192||Progress of the Three Angels’ Messages in Cooranbong; The Helpful Medical Ministry of Sara McEnterfer||39|
|1193||An Appeal To Be Faithful Stewards of Money and Other Talents; Also to Follow Christ in Humility and Self-Denial; A New Believer Faces a Crisis over Sabbathkeeping||45|
|1194||The Value of Health Reform in Our Homes and Institutions||57|
|1195||By Deeds of Mercy Christians Are To Be God’s Helping Hands||68|
|1196||Evangelism in Norwich, Connecticut, and Lynn,Massachusetts; Concern for Those Who Unsettle Faithin the Testimonies and Misinterpret the Scriptures||76|
|1197||A Suggestion that Christ’s Object Lessons beUsed to Help Lift Debt from Schools; The Need forImproved Spirituality at Battle Creek; Christ’sHumiliation in the Wilderness Temptation||84|
|1198||The Teacher Sent from God||89|
|1199||The Simplicity of Christ’s Teaching||97|
|1200||The Need for Love in the Church, and An Appeal toHeed the Message to the Laodiceans||100|
|1201||Christ’s Mission to Earth||115|
|1202||Diary Fragments—July to October, 1907||126|
|1203||SDA Institutions To Be Staffed by Talented WorkersWho Are Seeking to Improve Themselves||136|
|1204||The Church in the Home||143|
|1205||Travels and Meetings in Oregon and Washington||149|
|1206||Selection of the School Land at Cooranbong||152|
|1207||Opponents To Be Treated Courteously; Gifts From Menin High Places Not To Be Refused||157|
|1208||A Dream of Angels, God’s People, and Salvation||171|
|1209||Counsels to our Colporteurs Regarding Carefulness in Diet||173|
|1210||Statement on the Day and Hour of Christ’s Coming||174|
|1212||Beginning the Work at Washington, D.C.; Counsel on Home Life||185|
|1213||Each Follower of Christ is Called to Work; All Are to Copy Christ, the Pattern; Harmony to Prevail||188|
|1213-a||E.G. White Material Appearing in A. T. Jones: From 1888 to Apostasy, by George Knight.|
|1214||To the Church in Brother Hastings’ Home||206|
|1215||Report on Meetings and Other Special Work in Oregonand the Washington Territory||210|
|1216||Experience Following the 1888 MinneapolisConference; The Danger of Legalism; EmphasizingReligious Liberty||212|
|1217||A Message of Comfort, Pointing to Christ ourRighteousness||242|
|1218||Counsel to Provide Adequate Facilities for WaterTreatments; Eliminate Use of Poisonous Drugs;Reforms Needed||245|
|1219||The Marketplace and Cathedral in Colonge||250|
|1220||Holding Meetings in Colonge; Dogged by Illness||251|
|1221||Counsel to Sow Seeds of Faith, Not Seeds of Skepticism||254|
|1222||The Wise and Unwise Use of Money||256|
|1223||The Parable of the Ten Virgins||267|
|1224||The Church is the Bride of Christ||277|
|1225||Church Leaders to Respect One Another, and Work forSouls||278|
|1226||Giving Exposure to Differing Doctrinal Viewpoints; Disapproval of D. M. Canright’s Actions||281|
|1227||The Use of Natural Remedies in the Treatment of Illnesses; Challenging the Church to Reach the Entire World with the Gospel||287|
|1228||Dependence on God||295|
|1229||An Appeal to A Self-Centered Wife to Repent and Reform||301|
|1230||Cooperation with God and Fellow Workers Necessary for Success in Fulfilling Gospel Commission||316|
|1232||Health Teachings Not to Replace the Third Angel’s Message||332|
|1233||Earnest Labor To Be Bestowed on the Erring||338|
|1234||An Appeal to Evangelize the Iowa Conference||340|
|1235||Processed as Manuscript Release No. 1253.|
(Written from “Elmshaven,” St. Helena, California, October 4, 1903, and sent to a number of leading workers.)
I have a message to bear to those who occupy responsible positions as physicians. My brethren, the Lord has committed to each of you a work which is plainly outlined in His Word.
Those who walk with God are prepared to call wrongdoing by its right name. Sin is sin, whether practiced by ministers, teachers, medical missionaries, or other workers in the Lord’s service. Those who discern unChristlike traits in professed Christians occupying positions of responsibility must use great plainness of speech in pointing out these evils, instead of apparently continuing in fellowship with erring men because they are standing in high places. It is on account of the positions of trust that these unChristlike workers occupy that I am instructed to say to our physicians, Great plainness of speech is required. Those who, though occupying positions of grave responsibility, are Christians only in name are not to be sustained and upheld and strengthened by their brethren, for Satan works through the sinners in Zion to bring in strife and contention and difficulties, which make God’s people a reproach and a shame to Christ Jesus.