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Manuscript Releases, vol. 13 [Nos. 1000-1080], Page 323

MR No. 1058—How to Meet Temptation and Controversy; the Importance of Unity

(Written July 3, 1900, from “Sunnyside,” Cooranbong, N. S. W., to Elder and Mrs. S. N. Haskell.)

I shall venture to write a few words to you, though I cannot think as clearly as before my illness.

There is a matter which I wish to present to the Illinois Conference. I donated $1,000 to the Chicago Mission when Brother Starr was in charge. I hear that they have recently received a donation, and that they propose to use this money to pay a certain man who has been laboring in New York City to come to Chicago and meet a man there who is a smart opponent.

From this time on to the end men will spring up, men who are remarkably sharp, with whom those who have not an intelligent knowledge of the truth or who do not have special help from God, can in no way contend. Some human agents will be imbued with the spirit of the great fallen angel, who will be present in every meeting to help the human agent to voice his words and to speak in such a manner that many will be deceived—if possible, the very elect.

Our only safety every day and every hour is to be on watch. We cannot become indolent and careless. I tell you that God would have His people to

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