Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346]


MR No. 305—Foot-Washing and Fanatics

The excited man kneeling before Ellen said, “The Lord tells me, Sister White, that I must wash your feet.” 5MR 192.1

“The Lord tells me,” Ellen retorted quickly, “that you have no business with my feet at all. When my feet are washed, it will be by a sister, not by any man.”—Interview with E. G. White in Document File 733c, p. 4. (Portion of narrative related by Mrs. E. G. White.) 5MR 192.2

At first women and men washed [each other's] feet, and we felt that was not the right thing to do. I never could do it.—Interview with E. G. White in Document File 733c. 5MR 192.3

Released July 20, 1972.