Manuscript Releases, vol. 13 [Nos. 1000-1080]
MR No. 1061—Additional Light for God's People
(Written January 18, 1889, from Battle Creek, Michigan to R. A. Underwood)
You seem to be surprised that I look at matters in the light that I do. You speak of the resolution that you thought ought to have passed at the General Conference. What did that resolution comprehend? It virtually said that nothing should be taught in the college but that which had been taught during the past year.... 13MR 334.1
I stated that I was a stockholder and I could not let the resolution pass, that there was to be special light for God's people as they neared the closing scenes of this earth's history. Another angel was to come from heaven with a message, and the whole earth was to be lightened with his glory. It would be impossible for us to state just how this additional light would come. It might come in a very unexpected manner, in a way that would not agree with the ideas that many have conceived. It is not at all unlikely, or contrary to the ways and works of God, to send light to His people in unexpected ways. Would it be right that every avenue should be closed in our school so that the students could not have the benefit of this light? The resolution was not called for.—Letter 22, 1889. 13MR 334.2
Washington, D. C.,
May 17, 1984.