Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 6 (1889-1890)


Lt 55, 1890

Jones, A. T.

Battle Creek, Michigan

February 17, 1890

Previously unpublished.

Dear Bro. A. T. Jones,

I wrote a letter to Brother Smith. In response I received a letter from him, containing statements that I wish to present before you. 6LtMs, Lt 55, 1890, par. 1

I commenced a letter to you, but did not finish it, in regard to statements that I heard you make that there were no conditions implied in our receiving the righteousness of Christ. Now whatever may be your position in this, please withhold the statements of this character for it does confuse the mind. There are promises on condition and when one such statement may be incautiously made, then a capital is made out of it. 6LtMs, Lt 55, 1890, par. 2

It is stated [what] you said before the class to which you were speaking some things. Elder Smith quotes it. He says, “I always say to one and all, Examine the question before you and take only such a position as to you seems satisfactory. I [have] never yet said to anyone, (‘I have got the truth and you will have to come to the same position in the end,’ nor that ‘When you have examined the subject as much as I have, you will come to the same conclusion.’)” This is claimed to be your words that are enclosed in brackets. [Letter unfinished.] 6LtMs, Lt 55, 1890, par. 3