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Battle Creek Letters, Page 72


“Elmshaven,” Sanitarium, Calif.

August 4, 1903

Dear son Willie,

I wish to address a few lines to you. I am instructed to say that all the preliminaries connected with the management of the medical missionary work are not to proceed from Dr. Kellogg. It is the deceptive power of the enemy of all righteousness that leads Dr. Kellogg to endeavor to bring all our medical institutions under the control of one organization. Certainly such an effort is not inspired of the Lord. The medical missionary work is God's work, and in every church we are to take a decided stand against every phase of this kind of proceeding.

After I received the letter in regard to the excellent meeting of confession and unity that had been held in Battle Creek, I was writing in my Diary, and was about to record the thankfulness I felt over the fact that there was a change, when my hand was arrested, and there came to me the words: “Write it not. No change for the better has taken place. The Doctor is ensnared in a net of specious deception. He is presenting as precious the things that are turning souls from the truth into by and forbidden paths—things that lead human agents to act in harmony with their own inclination and to work out their unsanctified purposes; things that result in destroying the dignity and the power of God's people, because these things obscure the light that would otherwise come to them from God through His appointed agencies.”

The doctor is endeavoring to bind the medical institutions fast in accordance with his word, as Satan worked in the heavenly courts to bind up the angels who he induced to unite with his party to work to create rebellion in heaven. Who has authorized him to lay all these plans to try in one way, and then in another way, and then in still another way, to bring about his purpose. These sanitariums are not his at all, and yet he desires to tie them all up in some way so that they will be under his control.

Let every cord now be broken. Let our sanitariums refuse to be tied up with the Sanitarium in Michigan.

This selfish, underhand work I was going to bring out in Oakland, but I thought we would give the Doctor another chance. But I have been instructed to write to him no letters that he would have in his hands to use; and to have no conversation with him; for he would not remember what I did say, because a deceptive power is controlling his whole being.

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