Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 17 (1902)


Lt 270, 1902

Kellogg, J. H.

Elmshaven, St. Helena, CA

January 15, 1902

Previously unpublished. Not sent.

Dr. Kellogg

Dear Brother:

There are tests before you and your indomitable desire will be to make a great show. All the cautions and warnings given you will not be heeded and will not restrain you. The Lord is good to you and merciful, but beware lest He shall turn His face from you because you choose to follow your own wisdom, a course He has not given you but has forbidden you to desire and to follow. All your documents you suppose needful in the controlling of your brethren, to bind them to your terms, create dissension in the place of love. 17LtMs, Lt 270, 1902, par. 1

Your brethren have no more confidence in you than you have in them and this will be brought around. For years you have been presented to me as oft under temptations and you have swerved away from truth in order to do works that will exalt J. H. Kellogg. Your works will become more and more objectionable to God until He will say, “He is joined to his idols, let him alone.” [See Hosea 4:17.] You can choose if you will to be wholly the Lord’s. The words were spoken: Isaiah 8:9-22. 17LtMs, Lt 270, 1902, par. 2