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Testimonies for the Church Volume One : Page 1

1. Contents

Page The Background of Volume One ....................................... 5

Biographical Sketch

1. My Childhood ................................................... 9 2. MY Conversion .................................................. 14 3. Feelings of Despair ............................................ 21 4. Leaving the Methodist Church ................................... 35 5. Opposition of Formal Brethren .................................. 44 6. Advent Experience .............................................. 48 7. My First Vision ................................................ 58 8. Call to Travel ................................................. 62 9. Vision of the New Earth ........................................ 67 10. Withholding Reproof ............................................ 71 11. Marriage and Subsequent Labors ................................. 75 12. Publishing and Traveling ....................................... 87 13. Removal to Michigan ............................................ 97 14. The Death of My Husband ........................................ 105 Testimony 1 (1855) Thy Brother's Keeper ............................................... 113 Time to Begin the Sabbath .......................................... 116 Opposers of the Truth .............................................. 116 Parental Responsibility ............................................ 118 Faith in God ....................................................... 120 The Messenger Party .......................................... 122 Prepare to Meet the Lord ........................................... 123 Testimony 2 (1856) The Two Ways ....................................................... 127 Conformity to the World ............................................ 131 Wives of Ministers ................................................. 137 Testimony 3 (1857) Be Zealous and Repent .............................................. 141 The East and the West .............................................. 146
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Testimony 4 (1857) Young Sabbathkeepers ............................................... 154 Church Trials ...................................................... 164 "Take Heed" ........................................................ 168 The Rich Young Man ................................................. 170 The Privilege and Duty of the Church ............................... 178 The Shaking ........................................................ 179 Testimony 5 (1859) The Laodicean Church ............................................... 185 Houses of Worship .................................................. 196 Lessons From the Parables .......................................... 197 Surety for Unbelievers ............................................. 200 Oath Taking ........................................................ 201 Errors in Diet ..................................................... 204 Testimony 6 (1861) Slackness Reproved ................................................. 210 Duty to Children ................................................... 216 Systematic Benevolence ............................................. 220 Our Denominational Name ............................................ 223 The Poor ........................................................... 224 Speculations ....................................................... 225 A Dishonest Steward ................................................ 227 Fanaticism in Wisconsin ............................................ 228 Concealing Reproofs ................................................ 233 The Cause in Ohio .................................................. 234 Entire Consecration ................................................ 240 Personal Experience ................................................ 244 The Cause in the West .............................................. 250 A Question Answered ................................................ 251 Testimony 7 (1862) The North and the South ............................................ 253 Great Distress Coming .............................................. 260 Slavery and the War ................................................ 264 Perilous Times ..................................................... 268 Organization ....................................................... 270 Duty to the Poor ................................................... 272 Power of Example ................................................... 274
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Consecration ....................................................... 287 Philosophy and Vain Deceit ......................................... 290 Testimony 8 (1862) Family Religion .................................................... 303 Jealousy and Faultfinding .......................................... 311 Unity of Faith ..................................................... 323 Northern Wisconsin ................................................. 326 The Power of Satan ................................................. 341 The Two Crowns ..................................................... 347 The Future ......................................................... 353 Testimony 9 (1863) The Rebellion ...................................................... 355 Dangers and Duty of Ministers ...................................... 368 Wrong Use of the Visions ........................................... 382 Parents and Children ............................................... 384 Labor in the East .................................................. 389 Testimony 10 (1864) Dangers of the Young ............................................... 390 Walk in the Light .................................................. 405 The Cause in the East .............................................. 409 The Prayer of David ................................................ 422 Extremes in Dress .................................................. 424 Communications to Elder Hull ....................................... 426 Unconsecrated Ministers ............................................ 438 The Minister's Wife ................................................ 449 Patent Rights ...................................................... 455 Testimony 11 (1867) Reform in Dress .................................................... 456 Our Ministers ...................................................... 466 The Health Reform .................................................. 485 Testimony 12 (1867) Address to the Young ............................................... 496 Recreation for Christians .......................................... 514 The Reform Dress ................................................... 521 Surmisings About Battle Creek ...................................... 526 Shifting Responsibilities .......................................... 528
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Proper Observance of the Sabbath ................................... 531 Political Sentiments ............................................... 533 Usury .............................................................. 534 Deceitfulness of Riches ............................................ 536 Obedience to the Truth ............................................. 543 Life Insurance ..................................................... 549 Circulate the Publications ......................................... 551 The Health Reformer .......................................... 552 The Health Institute ............................................... 553 Health and Religion ................................................ 564 Work and Amusements ................................................ 567 Testimony 13 (1867) Introduction ....................................................... 569 Sketch of Experience ............................................... 570 Laborers in the Office ............................................. 585 Conflicts and Victory .............................................. 592 Response From the Battle Creek Church .............................. 609 "Cutting and Slashing" ............................................. 612 Danger of Self-Confidence .......................................... 621 Be Not Deceived .................................................... 628 Testimony 14 (1868) Publishing Personal Testimonies .................................... 630 The Health Institute ............................................... 633 Sketch of Experience ............................................... 643 Ministers, Order, and Organization ................................. 645 Further Labors ..................................................... 653 The Case of Hannah More ............................................ 666 Healthful Cookery .................................................. 680 Books and Tracts ................................................... 687 The Christian's Watchword .......................................... 690 Sympathy at Home ................................................... 694 The Husband's Position ............................................. 707 Appendix ........................................................... 713