Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 19 (1904)

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Lt 179, 1904

Editors of our Periodicals

Berrien Springs, Michigan

May 21, 1904

Previously unpublished.

To the editors of our periodicals

Dear Brethren,—

I am warned that the less our ministers handle the subject of pantheism, the less they will help Satan to present his theories to the people. Let the truth for this time be kept before them. Never, never repeat the spiritualistic sentiments, the strange, misleading theories which have for years been coming in. 19LtMs, Lt 179, 1904, par. 1

The Lord has a message for our ministers to bear, but He does not call them to speak on the subjects upon which the minds of some have been dwelling. Those who do this place in minds seeds that will germinate and spring up to bear fruit. Thus people are educated to catch up the sentiments of Satan and give them publicity. 19LtMs, Lt 179, 1904, par. 2

Let the repetition of Satan’s falsehoods be kept out of our papers. What we need in our papers is the gospel message that will save souls. “O Zion that bringeth good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain! O Jerusalem that bringeth good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength, lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God.” [Isaiah 40:9.] 19LtMs, Lt 179, 1904, par. 3

Keep your eyes fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ, and by beholding Him you will be changed into His likeness. Talk not of these spiritualistic theories. Let them find no place in your mind. Let our papers be kept free from everything of the kind. Publish the truth; do not publish error. Do not try to explain in regard to the personality of God. You cannot give any further explanation than the Bible has given. Human theories regarding Him are good for nothing. Do not soil your minds by studying the misleading theories of the enemy. Labor to draw minds away from everything of this character. It will be better to keep these subjects out of our papers. Let the doctrines of present truth be put into our papers, but give no room to a repeating of erroneous theories. 19LtMs, Lt 179, 1904, par. 4