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    DEVELOPMENTS AT VERGENNES, MICHIGAN

    The appointments for the above meetings were in Jackson, Battle Creek, Bedford, Hastings, and Vergennes. The last-named place proved to be the one where the woman lived of whom Mrs. White had the view in the vision given at Tyrone. June 11 we drove forty miles to reach Vergennes. Our first meeting was to be held the next morning, two miles farther on from our lodging; and the woman described in the vision lived three miles still farther on.PGGC 63.2

    At eleven o’clock, June 12, our meeting was opened. Mrs. White sat at the left end of the rostrum; I sat next to her; Elder M. E. Cornell sat next to me; and Elder White was at the right of the rostrum, speaking. After he had talked about fifteen minutes, an old man and a young man came in together, and sat down on the front seat, next to the rostrum. They were accompanied by a tall, slim, dark-complexioned woman, who took her seat near the door. As these persons came in, Mrs. White looked at them steadily for a minute or two, then raised her fan, and in a low whisper asked the writer if he noticed the persons who just came in. Said she: “Those are the ones the vision is about. When my husband closes his discourse, I will relate the vision, and you will see whether they are the ones.”PGGC 63.3

    After a short discourse from Elder White, Mrs. White arose, and quoted the text, “Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.” She said it is not the Lord’s order to call a woman to travel about the country with any other man than her husband. Finally she said plainly: “That woman who sat down a short time ago near the door, claims that God has called her to preach. She is traveling with this young man who just sat down in front of the desk, while this old man—her husband, God pity him!—is toiling at home to earn money, which they are using to carry on their iniquity. She professes to be very holy—to be sanctified—but with all her pretensions to holiness, God has shown me that she and this young man are guilty of violating the seventh commandment.”PGGC 64.1

    As Mrs. White bore her testimony, there was an anxious looking toward Mrs. ---, the woman reproved, to see how she received it, and what she would say. Had she been innocent of the charge against her, it would naturally be expected of her to rise up and deny the whole thing. If guilty, and grossly corrupt, she might be none too good to deny it all, even though she knew it to be true. Instead of this, she did just what the testimony said she would do when reproved: she slowly rose to her feet, while every eye in the house was fixed upon her, and, putting on a sanctimonious look, said, “The Lord knows my heart,” and sat down without saying another word. She had said just what the written testimony said she would say, and said it in the same manner. In the practical working of the gift of prophecy this case compares, in kind, with that of Hazael before Elisha.PGGC 64.2

    We have now made a comparison of Mrs. White’s visions with fifteen points mentioned in the Bible respecting the visions of God’s prophets and their practical working, and conclude that as “the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,” and as “like causes produce like results,” the results manifested in this case are a substantial proof that these visions are from the Spirit of the Lord, and are a token of the Lord’s care for the remnant church, which He is gathering out of the world in these last days.PGGC 65.1

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