Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663]


MR No. 650—Dangers of Pantheistic Speculation

I beseech you by the mercy of God to be on your guard. To you and to other ministers and teachers, the Lord says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith.” The world is full of speculation and false theories regarding the nature and character of God.—Letter 230, 1903, p. 1. (To E. J. Waggoner, October 2, 1903.) 8MR 425.1

I was instructed that there was danger of Dr. [J. H.] Kellogg becoming unsettled in regard to the truth, that he was not standing firm upon the true foundation. He has labored so hard to make the medical missionary work the whole body that he has lost sight of the spirit of the message.—Letter 214, 1903, pp. 2, 3. (To P. T. Magan and E. A. Sutherland, October 9, 1903.) 8MR 425.2

All through the book The Living Temple, passages of Scripture are used, but in many instances these passages are used in such a way that the right interpretation is not given to them. The message for this time is not, “The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these.” (Jeremiah 7:4.) Whom does the Lord receive as vessels unto honor?—those who cooperate with Christ; those who believe the truth, who live the truth, who proclaim the truth in all its bearings. 8MR 425.3

There are those whose minds will be taken up with smooth words and fair speeches—put into language that they cannot understand or interpret. Precious time is rapidly passing, and many will be robbed of the time that should be given to the proclamation of the messages that God has sent to a fallen world. Satan is pleased to see the diversion of minds that should be engaged in the study of the truths that have to do with eternal realities.—Letter 211, 1903, pp. 3, 4. (“To the Teachers in Emmanuel Missionary College,” September 22, 1903.) 8MR 425.4

Released October 26, 1978.