THE SYMBOLIC CODE
VOLUME 10 -
PREPARATION FOR ALL-
FEAR OFLIGHT REAL TRAGEDY-
INTERVIEW WITH FIELD WORKER
REVEALS ADVANCEMENT -
OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME-
FOR CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP -
THE MAIL BAG-
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Printed in the united States of America
MT. CARMEL CENTER
P.O. Box 450
PREPARING FOR ALL-
The Hunting Campaign launched last year initiated and heralded a new electrifying and progressive advancement of present Truth.
Now again, with even greater emphasis toward reaching her goal, Mount Carmel Center makes the following announcement to all faithful Davidians who will realize that this good news is perhaps nothing short of a sign. Mount Carmel Center, by commencing to first sell its excess propert, the the whole is symbolically leading the way to the program that is outlined by the Bible and the Spirit of Porphecy, in the words:
“ Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found , he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath and buyeth that field.” Matthew 13:44, The Lord himself is leading the way.
“ …Jesus has made it possible for you to accept His love, and in happy co-
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“ Would you make your property secure? Place it in the hands that bears the nail-
“ I saw that if any held on their property, and did not inquire of the Lord as to
their duty, He would not make duty known, and they would be permitted to keep their
property , and in the time of trouble it would come up before them like a mountain
to crush them, and they would try to dispose of it, but would not be able. I heard
some mourn like this: ‘ The cause was languishing, God’s people were starving for
the truth, and we made no effort to supply the lack; now our property is useless.
Oh, that we had let it go, and laid up treasure in heaven!’ I saw that a sacrifice
did not increase, but it decreased ad was consumed, I also saw that God had not
required all of His people to dispose off their property at the same time, but they
desired to be taught, He would teach them, in a time of need, when to sell and how
much to sell. Some have been required to dispose of their property in times past
to sustain the advent cause, while others have been permitted to keep theirs until
a time of need, Then, as the cause needs it, their duty is to sell”-
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“ Spiritual prosperity is closely bound up with Christian liberality. The followers
of Christ should rejoice in the privilege of revealing in their lives the beneficence
of their Redeemer. As they give the Lord, they have the assurance that their treasure
is going before them to the heavenly courts. Would men make their property secure?
Let them place it in the hands that bear the marks of the crucifixion.”-
We see each passing day more and more that God requires His people to gladly support
His cause. First by their tithes and offerings, (Malachi 3:8-
It now becomes very obvious that the time is short, the he who would be ready for the “great super” and for his eternal home, will have his eyes open to truth and his heart set on his eternal welfare. God will direct him day by day.
Certainly then this move could be a signpost to both Davidians and to Laodiceans
that the eleventh-
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Be it, therefore, known that part of Mount Carmel property is being subdivided for high class residences beginning at the old peach orchard near the Mount Carmel entrance.
The wise do not consider it a gamble to sell all they have in order to make the kingdom their own. They know that they are getting a bargain, that such an investment will make them rich. Both the man that bought the “field” containing the great “treasure,” and the man who bought the “pearl of great price” sold everything they had in order to close deals. But even though it took everything, they both had enough to buy what they had set their hearts on.
The wise do not consider it a gamble to sell all they have in order to make the Kingdom their own. They know that they are getting a bargain, that such an investment will make them rich. Both the man that bought the “field” containing the great “treasure,” and the man who bought the “pearl of great price” sold everything they had in order to close deals. But even though it took everything, they both had enough to buy what they had set their hearts on.
Then who knows, but the Lord, that this heart stirring example may soon turn into a sounding alarm and be followed by every faithful Davidian believer throughout the land. Even now, the Lord’s example to raise funds by disposing of His possessions, is a loud cry to every Davidian to awake to the fact that he in privileged to join the campaign with faithful tithe and offering at first, and at last to swell the funds by giving everything so that the work may be finished and the saints be gathered home!
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FEAR OF LIGHT REAL TRAGEDY
“ We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the Light. – Selected.” This quotation from the “Review and herald” of August 12 154, p. 15, contains more truth than fiction
In view of the obstinate fearfulness of the Seventh –day Adventist ministry toward the “shepherd’s Rod message we may well paraphrase the statement to read: “we can easily forgive a layman who is afraid of dark. The real tragedy of life is that the ministries are afraid of the Light.”
Now, if the leading brethren would only make a practical application of this statement by ceasing to “beat the air” in their fight against the “Shepherd’s Rod” message and stop blocking the way to keep the laity from studying the additional Light to the Church, how quickly the atmosphere of “fear of being deceived” and “watch out for the Rod” would disappear from the whole Church reform.
We can be grateful to the Lord that He is now using His eleventh-
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INTERVIEW WITH FIELD WORKER REVEALS ADVANCEMENT—WITH OBSTACLES TO OVERCOME
One of the field workers, who recently returned to Mount Carmel after five months
of survey travel, has consented to give us a condensed idea of the “pulse rate” of
the church in general attitude being that: “The message, their general attitude being
that : “The General Conference has investigated and found error and these men who
are smarter than I am should be able to recognize error.” However, the ministry was
not complacent but greatly concerned over the inroads the “Rod” message is making
among the S.D.A. laity-
The ministry were consistent in parroting the Adam’s brochure that the “Rod” was
teaching “The Seventh-
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When this field worker asked one minister if he believed the Seventh-
Another minister indulging a “holier than thou art” attitude claimed “that a man at Waco” has no education. When asked how much formal education sister White had, and if she was not used mightily by God, he had no ready answer and could pursue no other course than to change the subject.
In dealing with the laity it was found, generally speaking, that those in the smaller churches were more cordial and receptive than those in the larger congregations. Since the ministry is not at an receptive to the additional Truth, whereas a fairly good percentage of the laity are, this shows that the eyes of all the people have not been closed.
The biggest stumbling block to the laity
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Those who are accepting the Message report that they are enlightened on the Scripture as never before. Furthermore, they enlightened on the Scriptures as never before. Furthermore, they assert that the Message has given them fresh zeal and determination to come up on all points themselves and to spread the good tidings of the Kingdom to their brethren.
Although the purpose of this five-
The field worker, who received this cross section view of the reactions of the church, is convinced that God will have 144,000 first fruits from His church for His Kingdom. Moreover, the promises of His Kingdom. Moreover fail to materialize; the promises of His Word never fail to materialize; they are all sure.
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YOUR NEED FOR CERTIFICATE OF FELLOWSHIP
All Davidians whose certificate of fellowship has promptly expired are requested to promptly communicate their desire for renewal of the same.
Those who have recently accepted the Davidian Truth and are supporting the timely message and living out its principles, should request the Davidian Association to send them an application blank for fellowship. A certificate of fellowship will be granted upon satisfactorily filling out the application.
The applicant must be striving to be an overcomer-
I the applicant is unable to comply in full with all the requirements of the Message, then to his application he must attach a satisfactory statement of explanation.
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THE MAIL BAG
Excerpts from letters
“Dear brother and Sister Houteff:
“ I went to the Seventh-
“ His text was on: The Pearl of great Price.’ Several weeks ago he preached on the
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Need of a change of heart, a new heart , so I have written several letters, I am
mailing the letters to several Seventh-
“ Now I want to brief my text letter to the members around today’s sermon on the
alarming condition of the Seventh-
“ It seems like the Seventh-
“ I gave Sister -
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“ Dear Brethern:
“Sabbath morning we went to church in-
“A few weeks ago at camp meeting in South Lancaster, Mass., I spoke to quite a
number of church members about the ‘Rod’ message and passed out a good number of
tracts. Elder -
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And the “Testimonies” and gave tracts to those who would accept them. I then asked if he believed in practicing religious liberty.”
“Dear Brothers and sisters:
“We took God at his Word, if you go right to work in the name of the Lord in a humble way doing what you can to teach the truth, God will vindicate you’ and ‘everyone is required to work to the extent of his ability. Every worldly consideration should be laid aside for the glory of God.’
“ Of course it was a sacrifice on our part and also on my husband’s part for he batched while I was gone and worked every day and others sacrificed something also. Some of our good brothers and sisters filled our thank with gasoline while others gave us cash which we only used for expenses while we were gone.
“ We had many interesting experiences and gave 42 studies while gone. It is not always pleasing to ourselves to live in other homes
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But our Lord left, his home in Glory and came down and lived with the people where he found them. I know He often must have been homesick for home but he could not go back until the supreme price was paid. How dare we think of our convenience at a time lie this!
“We encouraged all present Truth believers to send in their first and second tithes, and get their certificate of fellowship and start studying the home Bible doctrine course and fit themselves to help to finish our job.
“ I will close and I pray we may each be found doing what he wants us to whenHe somes to make up jewels.
Your sister in
“I have been studying with one of your workers for sometime. I enjoy these studies very much, and I am very thankful that I was not one who closed my door on this wonderful message.
“ I have seen your side of the picture and I have also seen the side which most of the ministers believe and I am very sure that your message is of God. I therefore believe that
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My tithe and offerings should be used to speed this message so I am enclosing -
“may the Lord’s blessings be with you.
Yours in Christ, “
(Editor’s Note: the following encouraging communications are exerpts from letters which were received from foreign lands.)
“Mr. V. T Houteff
Mount Carmel Center
“With much pleasure I write this letter to you. I went to -
“we shall not perish because in the midst of the brethren, God raised a wonderful prophet to show the house of Judah their transgression and the house of Jacob their sins. Isaiah 58:1.
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“Send me lectures. Send the light here in Africa. Come over and help us. I want to do the work in God’s vineyard.
Your faithful servant”
“I have the honor to announce to you that for some months I have been registered for your Bible Correspondence course. (NOTE: apparently meaning he has been on the mailing list.) I will explain to you that I do not know the English language, but all the same you have sent some English lessons. The arrival of these lessons caused great impediment to the spiritual advantage. I am going to find your former student to give me some explanation, but that will not be sufficient since this lack will still keep me from getting a good understanding of the light that shines from the Holy Writings.
“I am certain and sure that for a single sinner living upon the earth Jesus Christ would still have abandoned His glory and come upon the earth to give His life as a ransom for that one.
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“ So I beg of you to be good enough to go to the trouble of getting the lessons or books by Minister Houteff in French. I say this because the good Lord did not send the Light only to the English but for all the world.
“ After having received this letter, your favorable response in the first or second mail will cause me much joy.
Very truly yours,”
“ we learned that Elder -
“After his opening remarks, the district pastor told the people he wanted to introduce
two other leaders who were present also. Then he asked -
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And he wanted all of them to know us. He pointed to us and told them that we were
sitting near to Sister-
“After the meeting we went up to speak with Elder-
“he told me that I would have to acknowledge that the main theme of our teachings
is the literal slaughter of Ezekiel 9 and then the loud cry of the third angels’
message. I gave him quotations to explain: ‘testimonies,’ Vol. 5, p. 212, and Early
Writings,’ p. 85. He said that was easy. One was a troublous time and the other a
time of trouble when the seven last plagues are poured out. He really began to play
upon the words. Then I told him clearly, emphatically, and boldly: ‘Look here Elder-
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tinct message of the church. It’s the slaughter of Ezekiel 9 and the Loud cry of the third angel’s message. We can sustain our points from the Holy Word of God and the ‘Testimonies.’ And we want you to know that whether you brethren hear or forbear, we are going to give the message to the laity.’ All the local men who were present looked astonished and surprised. They wondered that we two young girls were able to speak to him in the way we did. Many of them think he is sacred and holy. They regard him with great awe and reverence.
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“ There was a few present , and if any of them were honest hearted and fair minded, I’m sure they’d have seen the Truth that night.
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We didn’t reach home that night till nearly midnight.’
“ Dear Sir:
“I am in receipt of your esteemed favour and the contents therein were paragraphically gone through. I was very glad when I received your letter and I want you to add my name on your mailing list.
“ I was one of the members of the Voice of Prophecy Bible Correspondence courses taken at Ibadan, and furthermore I have received their certificate in Bible and they were the party who directed me to you.
To walk in the Light To the Holy City, “
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Requests are continuing to come, especially from the foreign fields, for suitable clothing and shoes for our brethren.
All the articles sent to Mount Carmel Center should be in a clean, orderly condition
and so worn out that It would be a waste of postage to re-
Ship in secure well-
WELOME THE SYMBOLIC CODE
The readers of “The symbolic Code” will be pleased to see “The Code back in print again. In 1943, its place was taken by other publications, and now we are glad to welcome “The Code” back.
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Vol. 10 THE SYMBOLIC CODE No.2
OCTOBER 26, 1953 TO OCTOBER 24, 1954
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HISTORY DAY AT MOUNT CARMEL
Each October 25, Mt. Carmel pauses from its work
While residents and visitors for the occasion gather in the Chapel to hear read the most significant developments in the work and among Davidians both on Carmel and afield, and to enjoy and accompanying program. This is History Day or the beginning of days at Mt. Carmel. As such it is appropriately known as the Days of Days.
Although only a relative few visiting Davidians were able to present for the Day this past October 25, we know that all would dearly have liked to be. So it has seemed good to make the most interesting and edifying part of the history available to all in this Special issue of the Code.
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October 26, 1953 to October 24, 1954.
Once again we stand at the threshold of the beginning of Days, solemnly looking
back in perspective upon what we have been hopefully looking forward in vision to
what we may become. Day of reckoning that it is, yet of thanksgiving to God for His
love and mercies, and of rejoicing hope and faith for victorious, redemptive progress
Though each passing year has brought its
Swift successions of events of present and historical significance, certainly none more that that now spending has packed its months with soul stirring news and action to every Davidian, impressing all with the lateness of the hour in which we live; with the urgency of the task before us; and with the consequent gravity of our responsibility and duty before God and man.
And now as in retrospect we come again down from the event-
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In His many mercies and blessings upon us, grip our hearts with a great gratitude and fill us with new faith and courage to meet tomorrow and tomorrow – triumphantly!
During an entire week in November, a special series of meetings, with Bro. Oliver hemanson in charge, were held by the active Hunters on short leave from the field.
Principally for the benefit of ministerial students and prospective Hunters, these sessions were designed to give them practical demonstrations of how to overcome some of the obstacles in approach, tactics, and special objections which are encountered in the field. Through trial and error, much valuable experience was gained in the filed work by the early Hunters. This practical knowledge was passed on to those who were soon to follow in the hunting campaign.
The highlight of this educational series was an unexpected address by Brother
V.T. Houteff, who spoke to the gathering for about forty-
Out in the Caribbean, the five-
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It was while conducting hall and street meetings in the islands of Grenada and
St. Lucia that brother Bingham found, from the hundreds of Catholics and Anglicans
who eagerly crowded in to hear, that there is power in the Message to reach the multitudes
of Babylon. On both islands these second-
In Compton, California, Paul Philips, who is now a full-
In the East, Elder C-
Several weddings took place in Mt. Carmel’s Chapel during the year. The preface to the ceremony which was used for the last two and which may become the model for future weddings is as follows:
“Since marriage is in reality an extension of creation, the means of upbuilding the Kingdom of God, it must be entered into intelligently and in the fear of the Lord if it is to have God’s.
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Blessing and if the home is to proper. A present-
“ Even the Civil authorities recognize that premature marriages are inadvisable,
and for that very reason the state governments are of God (Rom. 13:1-
During the week ending February 20, the postal inspector of Salem, Alabama, requested the Mt Carmel Office to send him the names of all our
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Contacts in that area. The inspector discovered an appointment card with defamatory remarks addressed to a Hunter, and he wanted to find out who wrote on the card and to warn the offender of his illegal use of it.
As Brother Bingham was unable to remain in the Bahamas (Brother Holme’s native land) until the hunting job was finished there, Brother Warden’s transportation from Mt. Carmel to Nassau and back if he would go there with his car. So arrangements were made for brother Warden to go, and he left on February 28, where he remained until April 30. Through this combined effort more than a dozen souls embraced the Truth.
Brother Bingham returned to the States in February after spending one year to
the day in British Guiana and the British West Indies, where about 40 Seventh-
Early in March, Brother Nobrega arrived at Mt. Carmel from Portugal, and told of the encouraging progress of the Message in hat country.
As the expansion of the work necessitated more office space, March 23 became a moving day. The Correspondence department moved over to the northeast end. Much of the Mercantile stock was removed to store rooms in other buildings to make more room for all these departments. With this move completed and the floors repolished, the office was far more attractive.
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Brother and Sister John C. Campbell left for Salem, South Carolina, in the latter part of April to take administrative charge of the Davidian rest Home there.
Brother Samuel Mambu of Indonesia, our Davidian representative there, was married
May 6, to Sister Mary Buwalda, who is a worker in the Seventh-
In the Dominican Republic, Brother Willmore began to launch a one-
Word was received from, New Orleans that the members of the colored Seventh-
A Seventh Day Adventist brother from Litchfield, Maine, wrote in an experience he had with the Northern New England Conference men and wanted our advice. Incidentally this was our first time hearing from him, showing that there
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Are many who have not fully made up their minds, but who have more confidence in the Davidians than in the Denomination. Here follows his unfortunate experience with the Denomination: They agreed that if he willed everything he had to the Conference, they would take care of is burial expense and provide him a monument. Later, though, they gave him a receipt to sign for the monument, and left him a copy. He had signed it in confidence, but after they left, he examined it more closely. Later he discovered, he wrote, that it was not payable on demand!
On May 29, a special meeting was held in Salem Carolina, for field workers and
Davidians in that area. It was held shortly before the field workers left for Pennsylvania
and other eastern points. Davidians came from considerable distances to attend, and
recordings were made of the meetings. According to the recordings and other reports,
we have learned that the gathering was profitable and especially for those in Salem,
among whom a long-
By the efforts of two young ladies, Jemmy Rohoman and Beulah Logie, the first Davidian company was established in Cumana, Trinidad. In July, officers of the newly organized group were elected.
Now these two “Ruhama hunters” are busily and courageously engaged in strengthening and expanding the work in Trinidad, as is evidenced
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By the following letter written by Sisiter Logie:
“ We are continuing to hold the fort here, and through the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we are daily receiving strength from on high to stand against the fiery darts of the evil one.
In spite if the working of the enemy all around us, we are glad to state that everywhere God’s honest sheep are hearing His voice, the Rod (Mic. 6: 9 ).
“ The battle is rating more and more against us here, as the leading brethren and church members are getting to realize that they are not merely fighting against two young ladies who might appear very small in their eyes, but rather against God’s Truth and his judgment message to the people of God at this time.
“The more we are misjudged, and the more evil that is spoken of us and our work falsely, the more evidence we have that this work is of God and will triumph in the end.
“ The Lord has been surely good to us during our stay here, and through His help we have been able to give the Message to hundreds of Adventists, and have distributed thousands of pieces of literature.
“The Shepherd’s Rod message is now confronting every S.D.A. in Trinidad, and little
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“It is our sincere hope that you and the other brethren will continue to remember us before the throne of grace, as the harvest indeed is plenteous, but the laborers few.”
Still ringing in the ears of Mt. Carmel was the starting announcement in July,
telling of the beginning of the sale of Mt. Carmel property and of the preparation
for an all-
It was brought to our attention that with every passing hour it is being made clearer to all Davidians that the Lord expects His people gladly to support His cause, first by their tithes and offerings, and then by selling all, if they would enter into life eternal. It was stated that he who faithfully meets the first of His requirement, tithes and offerings, will at last, with joy, go all the way by selling all when God gives the command. Thus may he joyfully buy the field with great treasure.
The sale of Mt. Carmel property was pictured as being a move that should awaken
all to the fact that the eleventh-
This announcement was carried to the field in printed form by The Symbolic Code.
Thus again the Code had an important role to execute in carrying this and other vital
news to Davidians world-
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The Code has not been in print for eleven
Years, its place having been temporarily filled by other publications. The first
issue, dated September, 1954, Vol. 10, No. 1, was welcomed by all Davidians far and
near, and as it rolled from the presses to the Post Office, and finally into the
homes of the people, it was found to contain timely articles of specific and general
interest, along with a lively mail-
On August 11 the clearing and landscaping of the new sub-
The other streets may be named after the first twelve pioneers and the others lying at rest with Sister Charboneau.
On August 19, the name “Lake Shore Hills” was selected from among a number of
names submitted for the new sub-
This select residential addition, opened up by Brothers Fayne and Vaughn Worth, is already the cite of nine attractive homes, representing attractive homes, representing five Davidian builders.
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Yes, with the City coming to our very doors, the peach orchard must go. The
peach orchard! What memories it brings of low-
All this happened before the drought came. Now the tress are old, half withered,
and barely alive. But why should we mourn? They served well their purpose for the
time that we needed them. Now the land will be sold at a profit and the means used
to search out and save the lost sheep of the House of Israel. Good-
An unusual report came to hand that a Davidian sister of Florida was baptized
at a Seventh-
A number of new Mt. Carmel correspondents in August included one Mrs. -
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Sister Player, who us in charge of foreign relief, has been shipping suitable clothing and shoes to the needy brethren in foreign fields almost as fast as it is received here at Mt. Carmel. Requests are continuing to come for help.
During the weeks in August and September four fires occurred on Mt. Carmel, very evidently purposely set. The last two resulted in costly damage, one to a warehouse adjoining the machine Shop, the other to adjoining the Machine Shop, the other to a warehouse adjoining the machine Shop, the other to Helm’s garage. Because of so many fires occurring in so short a time, the State Fire Marshall was asked to make an investigation of the cause of them. The final report is still pending.
A recent and major event of this year was the commencement of the new ministerial
class. It is composed of serious-
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Throughout the nations and after their assimilation by the gentiles, prophecy then
disclosed the subject of the gathering of the first-
“ This is the reason,” he explained, “that these students have enrolled in this class.”
Thus it was that Monday was that Monday, September 13 the door of the ministerial; class opened again, and upon bended knees and with bowed heads the class petitioned the Master Hunter and pleaded with Him that he be with them as they prepare for His service in the vineyard.
“Today we stand faulty and defective, many with ‘rough and uninviting exteriors’ ,” declared the instructor, “but erelong through the grace of God, as we remain faithful, we shall appear ‘fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners’ (Cant. 6:10, going ‘forth into all the world, conquering and to conquer’ (Prophets and Kings, p. 725). What a hope!”
One important aspect of this ministerial class that differs from the previous
one, is the increased number of students attending from Seventh-
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This is indeed an encouraging development, for it discloses that young men ad women are now embracing the Message and are coming forefront, making ready to lead out for the Message as they are “disclosed” to view. (see Early Writingss, page 277 and Testimonies, Vol. 5, pages 80,81.)
Following are some of the comments made by a representative section of the student
body. They reveal their hopes and aspirations for world-
“Since my arrival at Mt. Carmel, I have had the privilege of meeting many fine,
interesting people who have all the appearance of being a dedicated group. At my
first introduction to the religious activities of Mt. Carmel, I was impressed with
the number of earnest young people present, in comparison with the young people of
the mother church, who many times possess a subversive attitude toward their church
activities. My purpose here at Mt. Carmel is to attain not only a thorough knowledge
of present Truth doctrines but also a spiritual foundation and experience that will
fit me to give the Message to the church and the world-
“The impression I received when I arrived at Mt. Carmel was of a people with a Christlike spirit, who are striving to enter in at the strait gate; a people who praise God, the rod did arrive to reform and revive; a people who are making
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Their calling and election sure by setting their affections on things above. My goal,
hope, and aspiration is to ‘study’ to shew [myself] approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of Truth.’ My hope is built
on nothing less than Jesus, blood and righteousness. I desire to remain faithful
and to continue to strive to enter in at the strait gate, and be among those who
will stand with the Lamb on Mount Sion.”-
“My impression of Mt. Carmel at the present is not exactly what when I lived here
as a child. This is partly because I am older and more serious and partly because
the work on Mt. Carmel has changed. I like the people of Mt. Carmel as a whole, very
much. It is very encouraging and heart-
“While visiting here for the first time, one of the believers took my mother, two sisters, and myself out near the Mt. Carmel dam. On our way out there, she told us that a highway was being built to the Kingdom. All sorts of ideas came into my mind concerning this highway, but now I can understand more clearly what it all emant. Several weeks ago I received a letter
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From Mt. Carmel, stating when the ministerial class would begin and what the requirements
were. Just then I made up my mind to enroll. Now I am here, and I firmly believe
it is the Lord’s will. My greatest ambition is to take the course, make success of
it, and go out and preach it to our Laodicean brethren—those who are seeking present
Truth. My greatest hope is to gain many souls for God’s Kingdom and to help and power
of the Lord.”-
“I am greatly impressed by the things I have seen and heard about the building
up of Mt. Carmel in the early days and the progressive selling off of land tracts
as its purpose is fulfilled. I am also impressed with the need of setting an example
to all believers to do likewise, as the Lord shows the way. My interest was further
aroused by the several sightly buildings, also by the huge amphitheater which seats
thousands of people and which ca be made ready for use in a few days. The reason
I was impressed more by these things than by anything else was that I did not expect
to find them, but it has proven to be another vivid witness to me that the Lord’s
hand is directing His work from this point.”-
Refreshing rains in early October have been quickly drunk up by the parched ground
and have brought a slightly darker shade of color to trees and shrubs-
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Carmel is grateful the Lord has supplied our minimum water needs.
The Circulation Department reports that most encouraging to them this year was the large orders received from the Hunters for the different states and foreign countries and the ingathering of names, and that between the two they have been kept more than busy.
The file cabinets have swelled to overflowing, and Brother Berolinger has built
two new card-
The finishing touches are being placed on the new printing building, and before
long it should be ready for occupancy, thus giving more needed office space in B-
The Hunting Campaign inaugurated two years ago has been steadily expanding. The states covered during the entire campaign to date are: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, parts of New York, all of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and South Carolina.
States that are not yet completed but are still being worked by the Hunters, include: Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
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Those states which have been covered since last October 25th are: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina, thus showing that the hunting efforts have been largely concentrated in the South during the last twelve months.
An increased number of foreign Hunters and workers who have come to the forefront
during the last year, include: brother J.J. Kondlo-
A sample of how the Message is making its way in the Adventist strongholds in the islands an is causing large concern among Laodicean officials, id found in a recent report from Sister Rohoman on the island of Trinidad. She writes:
“They fear that if we gain a strong footing here in Cumana [Trinindad], Pastor
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They are now going about confessing, after the Bible Scholl held in Mancas at the
College here in Trinidad that they erred in the matter about the Jews. Elder G-
Thus again the fact is revealed that not forever will Laodicea be able to escape humiliation over cracking and crumbling of untempered mortar and the consequent gaping holes opening up in its theological walls.
During this hunting season, nearly a half million miles were traveled by the Hunters in the States alone.
In recent months the nation and the world listened in and looked via radio and television upon the phenomenal rise of six notorious sisters to terrifying prominence. But as carol, Dolly, Edna, Florence, Gilda, and Hazel, the horrific hurricane sisters from the tropics, pillaged and plundered and ravaged their wanton way through
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The western hemisphere, taking their heavy toll of life and heavier toll of property, not one Davidian was injured by or suffered from their depreciations. Even more remarkable was the fact that though Carol, Edna, and Hazel wrought great havoc in areas where Hunters were at their task, not a one of them received so much as a bruise or a scratch. Brethern Bingham and Custer found themselves caught in Carol’s fury, with giant trees fallen before and behind them and with high voltage lines lacing the distance between. It was with the added strength, energy, and will of a slightly scared axman that Brother Custer cut their way out of the impass, while Brother Bingham lent his moral support and sage advice! But both praised the Lord for hours and days to come for deliverance from Carol’s crushing blows. Others of the Hunterswere also caught in clutches of some of the danger.
The Davidian church at Meadows of Dan was crowded to more than capacity to accommodate the visitors who went from as far as new York and Pennsylvania. Others attended from South Carolina, Tennessee, and various parts of Virginia.
The major theme of the meetings centered about the prophetic Scriptural studies
on the Kingdom. Emphasis was placed on the scarlet-
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Colored beast federation and the evidences in the world that its likeness is looming on the international horizon.
Brother Stoy Proctor was in charge of arrangements for the meetings, and the other speakers included Brother Oliver Hermanson, Brother Fred Campbell, Brother L.W. Nations, Brother O.O. Richardson, and Brother Wm. O. Cockran.
Sister Ida Rainey sang the Kingdom song-
Those attending were pleased to have Mt. Carmel represented at the meetings and the Mt. Carmel group stated that Virginia southern hospitality was very much in evidence.
Since the Mt. Carmel youth comprise an important part of Mt. Carmel, and since the Davidian Youth Society plays a part in the lives of the Youth as well as of all others on the hill, the history of Carmel would not be complete without a report by the Society.
During the past year, two young people have served terms as President of the Davidian Youth Society. The first was John Campbell, and when he was transferred to Salem, South Carolina, to operate the Association’s rest Home there, all the youth were sorry to see him go. Faith LaHey was elected to take over the Presidency, and she has admirably filled her office.
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For some time. Friday night Young People’s meetings have been conducted by the Davidian Youth Society with as many young people as possible taking part. Since the ministerial students have been given the responsibility of picking out speakers among themselves for each Friday evening. They are doing an excellent job, and the D.Y.’s are happy to see so many young men thus preparing for their places in the Lord’s work.
Each Sabbath evening a goodly number of Carmelites assemble in the Chapel for Vespers, which is also sponsored and planned by the Society. These short services just before sundown provide a happy and fitting close to the Sabbath day.
This month the D.Y.’s Social Committee has organized a Etiquette Class which meets only once every two weeks so that all the youth and particularly the ministerial students will be able to take time out to attends One hour out of every 336 should not be too much time for anyone to spend in learning the basic principles of culture, and surely if anyone should be cultured and refined, Davidians should be. This project is a very important one, for it is designed to create a more friendly and courteous atmosphere on Carmel before next History Day rolls around.
The Society is now also starting a music-
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music leaders will be available for the religious meetings. Other projects meetings since this time last year the Davidian Youth Society as well as other Carmelites are especially proud; Wayne Golf returned to Carmel last December and attended the Ministerial for Class for several months. Now he is engaged in field work and is very happy to have a part in the upbuilding of the Kingdom. Jack Knipple, Jr. returned this September to resume his studies in the ministerial classes, and he is diligently studying and preparing to be a “Hunter.” Thara Ann Campbell returned last October, though she spends most of her time in Waco where she is taking a nurse’s training course in preparation for a place in the missionary work of administering to the physical needs of God’s children. Georgia Glynn has been living at her home in Oregon during the past year during which time she has completed her high school courses; her diploma was presented to her last June. Since then she has been working very hard so that she too an return to Carmel. She should be arriving here anytime now to fill the position which is awaiting her in the Office.
Now for this Day of days at Mt. Carmel Center have come visitors from nine states, with nine coming from California, seven from Wyoming, six from Texas and six from Arizona, three from South Dakota and one each from Florida, Louisiana.
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Colorado, and South Carolina, totaling thirty-
And so ends the reading of the History for Davidians October 25, 1953 to October 24, 1954.
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WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
I asked the guard above the watchman’s gate, tell me of the night.” The watchman said, The hour is getting late; O’er in the east I see the gleams of light. The ordered constellations of the stars, Give certain proof the day is soon to break. But, lo!! I se portentous signs of wars, The preparations that the nations make.” The watchman paused, his eyes were filled with pain, “The morning comes, “he said, “but also night. The morning comes to bring to some great gain, But darkness like a pall hangs o’er earth plight!” I thank you, watchman, for revealing fact; I’ll be a wise man who knows truth, and acts.
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