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Manuscript Releases, vol. 20 [Nos. 1420-1500], Page 223

MR No. 1470—Doctrines to Be Investigated; Unity to Be Sought

(Written May 24, 1910, from Sanitarium, California, to Elder and Mrs. S. N. Haskell.)

I have been waiting for the time when there should be an investigation of the doctrines that Brother Daniells and others have been advocating. When is this to be?

If Elder Daniells thinks that some of the interpretations of Scripture that have been held in the past are not correct, our brethren should listen to his reasons, and give candid consideration to his views. All should examine closely their own standing, and by a thorough knowledge of the principles of our faith, be prepared to vindicate the truth.

We must not be inconsistent in this matter. God requires clean hearts, pure minds, and an intelligent belief in the truth. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” At present there is not that unity that should exist among our brethren, and the Lord says, “Come together.” This should be done as soon as possible, for we have no time to lose.

Is not the present a favorable time for you and others of our ministering brethren in this conference to meet with Elder Daniells for a thorough examination of the points of faith regarding which there are different views? [Isaiah 11:1-16; 12:1-6, quoted.]

I am directed to write these Scriptures for the consideration of those who shall assemble for the purpose of blending together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples.” A special work now rests upon us of solemnly investigating these matters, and in the name of the Lord to unify.—Letter 50, 1910.

Ellen G. White Estate

Silver Spring, Maryland,

September 14, 1989.

Entire Letter.

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