Selected Messages Book 2


Casting Lots in Selecting Church Officers

I have no faith in casting lots. We have in the Bible a plain “Thus saith the Lord” in regard to all church duties.... 2SM 328.5

I would say to the members of the church in_____, “Read your Bibles with much prayer. Do not try to humble others, but humble yourselves before God, and deal gently with one another. To cast lots for the officers of the church is not in God's order. Let men of responsibility be called upon to select the officers of the church.”—Letter 37, 1900. 2SM 328.6