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Battle Creek Letters, Page 37

Re-copied July 15, 1928 B—106-1900 V. E. R.

“Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, 1900

Officers of Medical Missionary Association
and the Battle Creek Sanitarium
To Those Whom it May Concern:-

How shall we advance the work of God, Shall we say to the ministers, We are ready to dismiss you. We will carry forward the medical missionary work according to our own ideas. You do not work as we desire you to, and we want none of your counsel.

Has the Lord given medical missionaries the work of disparaging the ministry and exalting their own work in contrast? We wish all to understand this. The Lord does not design His work to be done after the manner in which it has been carried forward for years in America. The unworthy and the unrighteous have received advantages which should have been given to others. The work has been swayed in wrong lines. Shall it continue thus? Shall there be no change? God says, Set things in order, and connect with Me. God has the salvation of the world before Him, not the salvation of those in one or two places. The gospel must be preached in all the world, for a witness to all nations; and then shall the end come.

Many are asking me how I regard the ministry of the gospel with reference to the medical missionary work. These two lines of work should blend. They both help to compose the body. The genuine medical missionary work should not be exalted above the gospel ministry. Some are in danger of regarding the medical missionary work as the body, when it is only the arm and the hand.

God has given Dr. Kellogg every encouragement to believe that the heavenly angels would be by his side if he would pursue a right course. But notwithstanding the warnings and reproofs which have been given him, he has persistently followed his own way. He is now demonstrating the truth of the warnings which have been given him. He has not done what he might have done as God's steward to build up the work in solid lines, that it might in the highest degree represent Christ. He has been diverted from the right way. He has deceived himself and those who are associated with him. I would warn him again of the danger of the road over which he is traveling. God has given no mortal man license to judge his delegated ministers in the way Dr. Kellogg has judged

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