Manuscript Releases, vol. 10 [Nos. 771-850]
MR No. 790—Possession of the Battle Creek Tabernacle
I wish to say to you and to the leading men in the church, and to the trustees of the Tabernacle, that light has been given to me very distinctly that Elder A. T. Jones has taken a position that divorces him from the privileges of the use of the Tabernacle. He does not know what spirit is leading him. Efforts are being made in an underhand way to get possession of the Tabernacle. 10MR 62.1
Brethren, be on guard. Keep burnished for action the weapons of your warfare, which is the Word of God. Pray, believe, and walk humbly with God, and let all your prayers be without ceasing, that God shall be glorified. Make a most earnest effort to call to Battle Creek the very best ministerial talent, men of experience in the early days of the message, men who will give the trumpet a certain sound. Hold the fort. Do not let it be taken by those who have placed themselves decidedly in a position of opposition to the truth which God has given us for these last days. 10MR 62.2
Our call is Come out from among them, and be ye separate, and the Tabernacle should be set apart decidedly to those who are true and loyal. 10MR 62.3
Those who have denied their faith, and who would now tear down that which in past years they have labored to build up, should understand that they have no lot nor part in the faith that has firmly held the people of God in unity. You do not know how earnestly they will work to get possession of the Tabernacle. But this must not be permitted. In no case should a decidedly opposing element be permitted to hold forth in the Tabernacle.—Letter 354, 1906, pp. 1, 2. (To G. W. Amadon, September 19, 1906.) 10MR 62.4
Washington, D. C.,
May 12, 1980.