Next we analyze Eph, 4:11-13. The five classes of servants here named – the twelve Apostles, the Prophets (49 Star Members), the Evangelists, Shepherds and teachers – for the work of the ministry, etc., are given to the Church for two specific reasons: (1) “Till we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, (2) to a full grown man, to the measure of the full stature of the Anointed Ones.” (Dia.) So we ask first, What is meant by “the unity of-the faith”? If any are inclined to believe it means understanding the entire Bible, then we must admit that Brother Russell and Brother Johnson never came to the ‘unity of the faith,’ because they freely admitted they did not understand the entire Bible – nor does any one else yet understand it, so far as we know. But, if we define “unity of the faith” to be a clear and harmonious understanding of the “ten strings of the Harp of God,” then we must conclude Brother Russell and all who came into, and clearly understood Harvest Present Truth indeed came to “unity of the faith.”
That this is the position God wishes His people now to accept is shown in Isa. 52:8, “Thy watchmen.... shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.” Note Berean Comments on this: “In the harvest of the Gospel Age, Clearly, Harmoniously.” It was Brother Russell’s Stewardship Doctrine centering about Restitution that brought “unity of the faith” for the first time in history to God’s people as a collective group. It is true that St. Peter preached Restitution (Acts 3:19-23); and it is true that St. Paul was “caught up into Paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter” (2 Cor. 12:4); but it is also true that the General Church of that time had not come to the “unity of the faith,” had not come to a clear understanding of Restitution. Note the Berean Comments on verse 4: “unspeakable words” (the message of Present Truth) – “it is not lawful” (because not yet due). Thus, Brother Russell is in agreement that, though St. Paul himself may have arrived at “unity of the faith,” he made no attempt to convey that knowledge to the General Church then. In support of this, note 2 Tim. 2:18, where some were “saying that the resurrection is past already”; also 1 Cor. 4:8, where some apparently thought they were already “reigning” (as Papacy claimed). Certainly, in these two instances there could have been no clear concept of Restitution – no “unity of the faith.”
This “unity of the faith” may be summarized tersely as a general good understanding by all in the Parousia movement of the Great Plan of the Ages, involving the Two Salvations – for the Elect and the Non-elect – described in Rev. 15:3 as “the Song of Moses and the Lamb.” All who accepted Harvest Truth were reasonably clear on this much of the Truth, the same being true also of the Truth section of the crown-losers (not then manifested), of the tentatively justified and true even of the “mixed multitude” who liked the Truth, but not sufficiently enough to give themselves wholeheartedly to its practice and spread. Such a situation had never before existed In the Gospel Age.
Therefore, a “Prophet” (a Star Member – Brother Russell) did accomplish the first of the two purposes for which the servants of the Church were appointed – “till we all attain to the unity of the Faith.” And we in Epiphany Truth believe he also accomplished the second of these purposes – “the measure of the full stature of the anointed one.” When the last one was begotten of the spirit in September 1914 – when they had all come to antitypical Mount Horeb – there also for the first time was reached “the full stature of the anointed one” In that the Body was then fully and irrevocably complete unto that unity which “every joint supplieth, to the effectual working in the measure of every part.” (Eph. 4:16) And, be it noted that once the “unity of the faith” and the “full stature” had been reached, neither Brother Johnson nor a hundred more Star Members could add one Iota to that “full stature.” Therefore, when it be argued that Eph. 4:11-13 teaches a Star Member must be the final Saint, we answer there is nothing in this text to support that contention; all the requirements of the text were met by the time Brother Russell finished his ministry.
We remind our readers that the large majority of the Saints received no personal ministry from a Star Member after Brother Russell’s death, as Brother Johnson himself so freely and often admitted. However, those who attached themselves to Brother Johnson did receive growth in knowledge, and opportunities of service, not given to those in the various Truth groups; but it did no more for them than just that – they all maintained their place in the completed Christ regardless of their locale of activity. The Little Flock developing Truths were all presented and cleansed of all error by October 1914; all the Saints had come into Present Truth by Passover 1916 – which then brought them all Into “unity of the faith,” although they were not then, or by October 1916, or at any time on earth thereafter, endowed with the same degree of knowledge. It is well to note here, too, that the composite Body members never at any time after 1916 reached a “unity of the faith” in the least comparable with that “unity” which they had under Brother Russell. After Brother Russell’s death, and the resultant confusion, they no longer mentioned “unity” of purpose insofar as their work was concerned. Instead, they once more went into a “dis”-unity of the faith.
SOME PERTINENT TYPES
We now proceed to a consideration of the Zechariah type of 2 Chron. 24:20, 21. Zechariah was High Priest in Israel; therefore, he was a link in the continuation of a Tabernacle type – and it should be emphasized at this point that every type pertinent to the Tabernacle service had to continue until its antitype appeared. This was true of all the Aaronic types that centered in the Tabernacle – chief of which was the office of High Priest. In the strict sense, Israel had only one High Priest – just as Spiritual Israel has only one “Apostle and high priest of our profession” (Heb. 3:1). Aaron was the only High Priest directly called of God and directly anointed into the Priest’s office by God through Moses (Ex. 29:7) – just as Jesus was the only one selected to fill His office, and – “no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God as was Aaron” (Heb. 5:4,5). All the High Priests that followed Aaron came to that office by sucession, as a matter of birth – just as the ruling monarchs of England reach their position as a matter of birth. Thus, some of them were weak – as was Eli; and some were sinful – as was Caiaphas. But all of them were probably reasonably accurate in their performance of the Atonement-Day service and similar ceremonies; and, so far as we can recall, none of them ever lost their priestly anointing – the type continued unbroken until the antitype appeared; none of them ever died for improper “sprinkling of the blood” on the Atonement Day each year.
It should be observed, too, that the Aaronic Priesthood was the only all-inclusive type of the Gospel-Age Priesthood. All other types pertinent to the Christ had certain limitations – lacked some one or more of the features to be found in the Aaronic order. And just as Aaron was the special eye, hand and mouth of Moses (Ex. 4:10,17; 7:1) – Moses typing Christ – so also was each priest that followed Aaron the special eye, hand and mouth of God in Israel. (See Berean Comments on Jn. 18:13) Reasoning back from the antitype, had any High Priest violated his anointing, he would have been forever rejected from the priesthood, just as all who lose their priestly anointing in the Gospel Age are barred forever from returning to that office, or of exercising the powers of that office. Losing their anointing is identical to losing their crowns; and any who attempt to exercise the office of eye, hand and mouth of the Lord, once they lose their priestly anointing, would simply be power-graspers of the worst order. We present this detail to demonstrate the extreme folly of any crown-loser who would attempt to set himself up as Pastor and Teacher before the Lord – especially one who has been schooled in Epiphany Truth, and admits he is a crown-loser. Saul typed the crown-lost leaders up to Armageddon; and once Saul had been rejected by the Lord, “the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by urim, nor by prophets.” (1 Sam. 28:6)
It is stated Zechariah was “stoned in the court of the house of the Lord”; and Jesus said this occurred “between the temple and the altar” (Matt. 23:35). Certainly, this addition by Jesus was not without purpose. We know the brazen altar in the court types the humanity of the entire Church. And Zechariah was slain between the altar and the temple. Thus, while it is logical enough to conclude that Zechariah types the last eye, mouth and hand (the last Star Member of the Church), it is clear enough from this type that he would pass from the picture while some were still in the sacrificing condition (the brazen altar), with others already in the glorified state (Solomon’s Temple). Therefore, instead of this type proving antitypical Zechariah would be the last Saint, it proves just the reverse – that there would still be some sacrificing Saints after he had gone. It proves also, that those Saints remaining after antitypical Zechariah’s death would never again be served by a special eye, hand and mouth – that God would “supply all their needs” through other sources by His Word and Providences.
In support of this conclusion, we have Brother Johnson’s analysis of Rev. 19:1,2, as given in E-3:132-134. In vs. 1 it is stated John “heard a great crowd in Heaven”; and the words in verse 6 are substantially the same – “heard the voice of a great crowd.” Brother Johnson says verses 1 and 2 refer to the Great Company in the Society smiting Jordan the second time; and at the bottom of page 133 he says: “Whenever John is said to hear this or that the reference always is to the things transpiring at the time of hearing.” Then on page 134: “Therefore, the John Class hears the message of the Great Company delivered while the Little Flock is yet in the flesh” (emphasis by Brother Johnson). Either Brother Johnson is wrong in his analysis of verses 1 and 2; or others are wrong in their conclusions re verses 6-9. John “heard” the message of the Great Company in verses 6-9. Therefore, both messages must occur while the John Class is in the flesh if we accept Brother Johnson’s teaching on this. Let us emphasize, too, that Brother Russell and Brother Johnson both taught that this message would be delivered by the “great crown” after Babylon’s fall. (See Berean Comment)
It is well to keep in mind here, too, that the Apostle John was on the Isle of Patmos, where he received the entire vision of Revelation. Patmos means ‘suffering, mortal’ and is used to symbolize the suffering and mortal condition in which the Church lives while in the flesh. In the January 1950 Present Truth Brother Johnson said that just about the entire book of Revelation had become clear to him that he intended to give us that book in the near future. This he was unable to do his death preventing it. But where are the notes he left on that Interesting book? We are painfully forced to conclude that they have been craftily concealed by some one – or perhaps through a conspiracy of more than one. And what would be the motive for such concealment? Here again we are forced to conclude that the publication of those notes would annihilate the present contention that there are no more saints on earth. We know of our own knowledge that great pressure has been brought to bear on those who were with Brother Johnson during the final months of his Illness to refuse to discuss this subject of the Revelation and Brother Johnson’s teachings on some of it; and some of them have grossly and brazenly told falsehoods about It. “This thing doth the Lord hate.... a lying tongue” (Prov. 6:17); so we need not expect the Lord’s favor to rest upon such persons.
Brother Johnson had believed that his would be a violent end; If he were to be the last Saint this would come logically enough. The first “righteous blood” to be shed occurred in the violent death of Abel; and the last “righteous blood” – specifically described as such by Jesus – came through the violent death of Zechariah. The last righteous blood actually to be shed violently in pre-Gospel-Age times was John the Baptist; and Brother Russell accepted that as a concluding type of the Gospel-Age priesthood in his belief that the last ones would come to a violent end. For Gospel-Age purposes the first righteous blood to be shed was that of Jesus – also violently poured out – just as St. Paul’s blood likewise was violently “poured out” (2 Tim. 4:6, Dia.). And the Scriptural teaching seems clear and indisputable that the last righteous blood of this Age would be violently poured out – as instance, 1 Thes. 4:17: “We which are alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds.” Brother Johnson’s comment on this in E-6:581 follows:
“The anarchists will terribly persecute spiritual Israel, as indicated by Elijah’s whirlwind ascent, and by the last ones being ‘violently seized by clouds’ – the literal translation of the Greek rendered in the A.V. of 1 Thes. 4:17, ‘caught up in the clouds.’“
The foregoing is exceptionally clear; and cannot be explained away by a mere fractured type. Let RGJ – and all others who claim the Saints are no more – give their explanation of the above, in harmony with their present position.
Companion to the foregoing Is Brother Johnson’s statement in E-6:630 on Zech. 8:10 “The ‘no hire’ for man or beast of Zech. 8:10.... is to occur after the foundation of the church beyond the vail was laid, but before the glorified temple would be completed. Hence it evidently refers to the time of Anarchy after Armageddon.”
Here again is some more doctrine that must be discarded if the fractured type of Zechariah is to prevail. It will be noted that all the types we have presented support the doctrine; and Brother Russell stresses that “a type must not be used to teach a doctrine, but merely to illustrate one that is already taught In plain terms” (See Berean Topical Index, p. 25, top),
In further support of our statement that Zechariah could type the last Star Member, but not the last Saint, we offer the Moses type wherein he types the Star Members. Moses did not complete the march of Israel into Canaan, which shows clearly enough that it would not be a Star Member in the end of this Age who would complete the march of spiritual Israel into the Heavenly Canaan.
CONCERNING OCTOBER 22, 1950
Shortly after Brother Johnson’s interment the “proof” was produced in the Present Truth that the date October 22, 1950 was shown in the Pyramid; but the fact that the date 1950 is nowhere shown in the Bible is unanswerable proof against that date. Isa. 19:19, 20 states that “the altar to the lord in the midst of the land of Egypt.... is for a sign and a witness.” Thus, it should never be regarded as the source of truth and faith, as these are to be found in the Bible; the Pyramid can only be considered as a “witness” to such Bible Truth. Therefore, those who would ‘prove’ the 1950 date from the Pyramid are fundamentally on “sinking sand” before they start. (See E-4:463-464)
Companion to the above is Paul’s teaching in 2 Tim. 2:18, Dia.: “They missed the mark with respect to the Truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened; and they are perverting (Azazel means Perverter) the faith of some.” And as it was in the beginning of the Age, so we find the duplicate now: Some are now contending that the first resurrection is already past (completed), and are also perverting the faith of some, One error usually begets other error, and such has been the case here. It was the first important error to appear after Brother Johnson’s death, and it was but the beginning of many more to follow.
It is indeed a “coincidence” of no trifling sort that we have two sets of crown-losers at the very beginning of the Gospel Age introducing into the true faith some revolting errors that now find exact duplication here in the extreme end of the Age by two sets of crown-losers - these crown-losers playing such a prominent part, we cannot overlook them. Nor could St. Paul overlook those in his day. He uses some of his best sarcasm against the one group at Corinth who were contending the “Kingdom had already been established”: “Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us! and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.” (1 Cor. 4:8) There is an exact duplication of that error now being promulgated by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who also claim the reign is here, and that their “dedicated” adherents will go right through Armageddon and never see death. Note the Berean Comment on this text: “You imagine that somehow the reign of Christ is in progress.” Could more fitting description of the Jehovah’s Witnesses be offered respecting this situation today? Their deluded followers “imagine that somehow the reign of Christ is in progress.”
The second set of crown-losers at the outset of the Age were advocating that the Resurrection was already past: “The word of Hymenaeus and Philetus doth eat as a canker.” (2 Tim. 2:16,18) The margin says, “doth eat as gangrene”; and the Diaglott says, “doth eat as a mortifying sore.” It would be difficult to find more acerbic words than these to define that error; and now in the extreme end of the Age we have another crown-loser (a self-admitted crown-loser, who claims he is the chief of all crown-lost leaders, and he asserts there are no saints here to dispute his claim) – the Executive Trustee of the Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement – saying also, “that the (First) resurrection is now past already” (fully accomplished). Note also the Berean Comment on verse 17: “Forerunners of the Papacy.” Yes, history is indeed repeating itself in our very presence! And once again we say, What a “coincidence”!
Much stress is also placed upon the Zechariah type by some; but the interpretation certainly did not materialize as had been expected, so we quote once more from E-5:42 (40), respecting such interpretations:
“In all cases of unfulfilled types and prophecies we hold to our Pastor’s thought as the one along whose lines we look for their fulfillment’s. And as he in many cases rejected a former interpretation of a type or prophecy after its fulfillment proved that he misunderstood it, e.g., the deliverance of the Church, the restoration of Israel, the (complete) destruction of organized evil in the world and the establishment of the earthly phase of God’s kingdom at certain times; so only after a type or prophecy is fulfilled differently from his understanding, would we attempt to set aside his interpretation.... Like him, we do not believe him to have been infallible.”
And these are exactly our sentiments respecting Brother Johnson: We do not believe him to have been infallible, so that, when the time has come and long since past concerning his predictions that did not materialize for 1954-56, we also look to other sources for the correct understanding of them.
Once more we stress Brother Johnson’s teaching that ONLY Revolutionism (the Sixth Slaughter-Weapon Man of Eze. 9:2) can be the touchstone to determine any one a crown-loser:
“It is revolutionism or its partisan support against the Truth and its arrangements, and ONLY revolutionism or its partisan support against the Truth and its arrangements, that manifests crown-losers as such..... We earnestly exhort the brethren to take heed to the thing that manifests Leviteship, and we earnestly caution them against making character blemishes the ground of declaring brethren to be Levites.... The Lord alone - the heart-searcher – is competent to give such a decision. We have no right to judge any one to Leviteship.” (E-4:132) If the foregoing is still PRESENT TRUTH and we do accept it as such – then those who point out crown-losers on any other basis are once more themselves revolutionizing against a clear Epiphany truth.
Be it noted here, however, that many in our day go to the other extreme and contend it is gross error to declare any one at all to be a crown-loser. This, they say, is “judging before the time.” Such contention is based upon mere sentiment, and nothing else, as evidence the clear statement of St. Paul in Heb. 4:12, Dia.: “The Word (the Truth) of God is living, and energetic, and more cutting than any two-edged-sword.. and is able to judge the thought and intentions of the heart.” According to the words of Jesus, “By their fruits you will discover them” (Dia.) This conclusion is true of all who come into the Household of Faith. Thus, 1 Jn. 5:16, Dia. says, “There is a sin unto death; I do not say that he should ask concerning that.” And the Berean Comment on this text states this: “Eventually manifesting itself outwardly.” From these Scriptures and from Brother Russell’s statement – it is very evident that we are warranted in reaching certain conclusions from what we see physically and with the “eyes of understanding.” Note the Berean Comment on Matt. 7:16: “Some people, like thistles, are always scattering seeds that cause trouble; false doctrines, evil surmisings, errors.” And “the pure in heart” are able to see this just as readily as they are able to see actual thistles growing about them.
A GENERAL RESUME
We present this analysis of The Last Saint for such as care to receive it; but we caution our readers against abusing those who do not agree with us. Such a course would simply place us in the same uncleansed condition as those who malign and denounce such as do believe our presentation; thus, our condition would be no better than theirs – a state to be devoutly avoided. We ourselves do not wish to come under the curse of Luke 17:1, 2: “It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him through whom they came! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” If others wish to incur this risk, that is their concern. However, we wish to emphasize that our thoughts herein deal only in generalities; we do not contend that all who say, “Lord, Lord,” will enter in. That is a matter between the Lord and the individual claimants – and we are content to leave it there. If any belie their claims by their “bad fruits” (by gross and persistent Revolutionism against Parousia or Epiphany Truth, or Arrangements), we shall be ready enough to conclude that such are crown-losers; but we shall be equally ready to observe the “good fruits” of those who still retain their saintly hopes. Nevertheless, it should be clearly understood that we here do not charge Revolutionism to any who have mistakenly classified themselves as crown-losers because of Levitical pressure and perversion after 1950, if they continued to maintain their integrity in a “good and honest heart.” As we said previously, mere opinion changes the status of no one – any more than the strong cryings and fears of Jesus in Gethsemane detracted one whit from His final destiny.
In this connection, we believe it well to note the striking similarity in the technique of Azazel from first to last of the Gospel Age. Jesus had said, “Simon, Simon, behold, the Adversary has asked for you, that he may sift you like wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith may not fail.” (Luke 22:31, Dia.) Here is a clear statement that Satan would attempt to destroy the Christ Company at its very outset by snaring the one to whom was committed “the keys of the Kingdom.” And what was his modus operandi? Why, he used “a certain maid-servant” (Luke 22:56, Dia.) in his attempt to topple over and destroy Peter; but he failed because Jesus had specially prayed for him that his “faith fall not.” And in keeping with his attempt against the first members of the Christ Company at the beginning of the Age, he proceeded in identical fashion at the end of the Age by using a “handmaid” (Joel 2:29) – a Great Company member – to “bruise the heel” of the Body in an effort to destroy the grand Plan of the Ages. This same “handmaid” is actually typed by a maid in his Pilgrim office under That Servant (which office he lost in the Epiphany when manifested a crown-loser):
“The foregoing fourteen brothers, the Sunday pilgrims, saw things of God’s plan through Brother Russell’s eyes..... and there were three other Sunday pilgrims scheduled on the Tower’s last page, who, however, were not members of the Bethel family, but resided at their own homes, the last two doing secular work week days, Bros. (1) Jolly, (2) Stevens and (3) Woodworth (three daughters).” (E:14-282)
All just happenstance, you think? Yes, Satan (Azazel) is a wile deceiver; and “we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11) “lest he should get an advantage of us.”
Perhaps it should be stressed here that the saints were directed very pointedly to the faithful course of the Ancient Worthies as an incentive for them to follow faithfully in their footsteps. (Heb. 12:1) And to that “great cloud of witnesses” enumerated by St. Paul in Hebrews 11 we today could add a second great cloud of witnesses, the same being the saints of this Gospel Age. They, too, have been “examples of the believers,” models for us all to emulate. But, is there any such exhortation anywhere in the Scriptures that we should follow the steps of crown-losers? Does the Bible anywhere tell us we should emulate the course of Israel’s King Saul? At the present time there is but one leader in any of the groups who openly admits he did go the way of Saul, that he is no longer in that Elect Company of the “more than conquerors.” Would he advise any one even his pseudo Campers Consecrated – to follow the same course he did? It is sage worldly wisdom that we should seek counsel on any facet of finance, science, economics, etc., from those who have made a success in their respective endeavors, and not from those who have made shipwreck of their chosen occupation. This would be equally true with respect to matters pertaining to the Truth. The race isn’t always to the swift, but that’s the place to look for it; nor has total victory always been attained by the Saints, but that’s the place to look for it!
We offer here one more quotation from Brother Johnson (E-8:706): “The end of the Epiphany will end the Priestly part of the journey (from antitypical Sinai to Paran).” Is RGJ now contending that the Epiphany ended in 1950, or is this just one more Epiphany teaching against which he is revolutionizing?
May the Spirit of Grace and understanding abide with each one; may each be blessed with that “wisdom from above, which is without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”
Sincerely your brother,
John H. Hoefle, Pilgrim
LETTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Each month I read your magazines. They give inspiring and spiritual information on various texts. I first got acquainted with your literature when I found one of your “Herald of the Epiphany” in a bus here. I picked it up, and to my amazement it contained various profound answers to many questions. Thank you for forwarding me your magazine.
Please may I have a copy of each of the seven booklets: (1) Where are the Dead? (2) What is the Soul? (3) The Resurrection of the Dead, (4) The Three Babylons, (5) Two Distinct Salvations, (6) God’s Great Sabbath Day, and (7) The Great Reformer.
Thank you and may God bless you richly!
Sincerely yours ------- (CALIFORNIA)
Dear Brother Hoefle: Loving Christian Greetings in Jesus’ dear Name!
Please excuse me for waiting so long before writing. All is quite good here. I have had one of those sorts of flue-type colds, but am pretty well recovered by now. I enjoyed the August paper – also I was noticing in Present Truth, June 1, 1945, page 96 (answer to 2nd question, page 95) Brother Johnson speaks of faith justified (after their faith justification lapses at extreme end of Age) being remanded to the Camp. Also page 182 and top page 183, E. Volume 11 is good. You may have noted this. I just send them along as I notice them.
I hope you are all well. Please remember me to Sister Hoefle (Thank you, Sister, for your nice note at end of letter) – also to Sister Moynelo (and I hope she is more recovered from her operation) and Sister Dunnagan.
With Christian love to you all from
Your sister by faith ------- (CALIFORNIA)
Dear Brother Hoefle: Grace and peace be multiplied!
Your good letter is received, and as always we are very glad to hear from you. Indeed we are very glad to be able to help in the great work in which we are engaged. It is truly the Lord’s work, as you have stated.
As we have said before, your monthly letters are so good, so encouraging and strengthening, and stimulating to Holiness. You say so much in a few lines that is so helpful, and it means so much to us. We are truly with you, dear Brother Hoefle, in your every effort to serve the dear Lord and the brethren. And be assured of our prayers on your behalf, that God will give you the strength to carry on this great and good work. Thank you very much for the contribution to the paper you are preparing. I feel very honored. We thought that statement by our dear Pastor was so timely today.
Sister and I are quite well, and we trust you both are the same. Be assured as we approach the Throne of Heavenly Grace we always ask Him to especially bless you both, and all at Mount Dora. Sister joins with me in sending warmest Christian greetings. God bless you!
Your brother and sister, ------- (NEW JERSEY)
Epiphany Bible Students Ass’n
Mount Dora, Florida
Dear Sirs: Probably two months ago some one gave me your Special Edition of “The Herald of the Epiphany,” the subject, “Where are the Dead?” It is very interesting! What about Enoch and Elijah? And Moses who appeared at the transfiguration of the Lord Jesus? Where was and is he?
A copy each of the following will be appreciated: No. 2 – What is the Soul? No. 5 – Two Distinct Salvations – and No. 7 – The Great Reformer. Thanks.
Sincerely ------- (CALIFORNIA)
Epiphany Bible Students Ass’n
Mount Dora, Florida
Dear Sirs: I received some reading of the Resurrection of the Dead, and I am very much interested. So would like to receive additional copies of What is the Soul? Where are the Dead? and The Three Babylons. I thank you!
Mrs. ------- (OKLAHOMA)
Dear Brother Hoefle: Greetings in our Redeemer’s Name!
We received all the books you sent, and all in good order. The money will be sent to you through Sister ------- as usual. It is not true that some of the friends are going back to the other class. Although they sent programs to a few of us during RGJ’s visit, no one attended.
Sister ------- did not get your letter. I forgot to mention in my last letter that the elderly Sister who is sick partook of the Memorial with her daughter who cares for her, as it was not possible for her to join us.
The brethren join me in sending warm Christian love to you, Sister Hoefle and the friends there.
Your sister by His Grace ------- (TRINIDAD)