My dear Brethren: Grace and peace through our Beloved Master!
In accordance with our established custom, we attended the LHMM Philadelphia Convention over Labor Day – an experience we consider a privilege, although it contained the usual sad observations, even as we “suffer it to be so.” The usual Insults, rudeness and Levitical impudence were evident; but such characteristics are minor in comparison with the ever-increasing perversions of the Truth that are pyramiding in these last days of “perilous times.” (2 Tim. 3:1,9)
On Sunday morning R. G. Jolly spoke for about one and one-half hours on Psalms 23, the first half of which would gain praise for him from any one who has received “the love of the Truth.” His initial comments were of such quality that we began to entertain the fond hope that this might be at least one occasion since he was abandoned to Azazel in October 1950 that he would “quit himself like a man.” But such an expectation proved quite premature on our part; we were expecting much too much from one who has perverted so much Truth (Azazel means Perverter) since Brother Johnson’s demise.
LEVITICUS 12 AGAIN
In unwarranted digression from his elevating subject, he embarked once more on his favorite perversion of “Campers Consecrated,” offering profuse comment on the 40 and 80 days of Leviticus 12; but his remarks on this type were no more pertinent to Leviticus 12 than was Leviticus 12 to Psalms 23. And, as is so often the custom with those who pervert the Truth, he also violated the principles of the Truth by direct falsehood in some of his statements, one glaring instance being his charge that none of the “sifters” had ever given an analysis of Leviticus 12 in their attempts to refute him. All who have given even cursory notice to our papers know full well that we have treated this Leviticus type a number of times, but we shall now offer clarification once more for emphasis. (This charge by R. G. Jolly may be true of “cousin” Krewson, whom he labels as a sifter; but neither the charge, nor the name “sifter” are true as respects JJH.) The cleansing of the mother for 40 days after the birth of a son types the cleansing from all error of the Little Flock developing Truths by the Parousia Messenger from 1874 to 1914; and the 80-day cleansing of a mother after the birth of a daughter types the purification of the Great Company developing Truths by 1954. Let us not forget that the purifying of the Truth for the Little Flock is for the developing of the Christ Class; while the purification of the Great Company developing Truths also includes the cleansing Truth for the crown-losers, as well as for developing them in their standing as “daughters” after their cleansing (2 Cor, 6:17,18). “Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.” (Jas. 4:8) The sons (Little Flock) keep pure hearts and their garments unspotted – that is, the spots do not accumulate and contaminate their characters; the Great Company lose their standing in the elect Christ Company because their hearts become impure, and they allow their garments to remain spotted and wrinkled until “great tribulation” forces their cleansing. So the purifying Truths for this secondary class are not only for their development in their class standing as “daughters,” but are also to cleanse them from the character defilements brought about by their revolutionisms and perversions. Thus, this explanation of Lev. 12 by Brother Johnson we accept without reservation; but we observe once more that there is not one word in this type that even hints of Campers Consecrated, or the termination of entry into the Youthful Worthy Class.
Again we quote from E-4:342 regarding Youthful Worthies: “If our dear readers will keep in mind that The Tower’s denial of Tentative Justification during this Age is the foundation of its rejecting the Scriptural doctrine that those faithful consecrators from 1881 until Restitution sets in, for whom there are no crowns available..... will be the Millennial Associates of the Ancient Worthies in reward and service, they will be able by Scriptural, reasonable and factual thinking completely to overthrow every argument that the article under review presents to defend its thesis.” (And we can say as much for the presentations of the “cousins” as to ‘‘Campers Consecrated” and “Quasi-Elect Consecrated”; if they use the Scriptural and reasonable, and factual, arguments presented herein, they will be able to completely overthrow their theories – JJH) Leviticus 12 treats solely of New Creature developing Truths during the Harvest time. And, as stated, we have offered this explanation on numerous occasions in previous papers; therefore, when R. G. Jolly declared his blatant falsehood to the contrary, we would advise him – and all who follow in his steps – that they will do well to consider the warning in Rev. 22:14,15: “Without the city are they who love and make a lie.” Let him consider this part of Rev. 22 when he makes further comment on Rev. 22:10,11. Let him also fit his present contentions re no more Youthful Worthies since 1954 with Brother Johnson’s clear statement in E-4:342 that entry into the Youthful Worthy Class and Tentative Justification are inseparable. When no more Youthful Worthies can be won, then Tentative Justification will cease to operate forever toward newcomers, as Brother Johnson clearly states on p. 114 of Epiphany Volume 10.
We also quote from the Epiphany Messenger from E-12:319,320, where he is discussing the Ransom: “It is next to God’s character of perfect wisdom, power, justice and love... It conditions, as just shown, every doctrine of the Bible (although it does not ‘condition’ any false doctrine – “Strange Fire” – not taught in the Bible –JJH), and gives it its proper setting in relation to God’s plan...... and disharmony sets in between it and all other Bible doctrines, and immediately contradiction and confusion sets in with an intricate puzzle, if its main feature is distorted, or any of its parts is misshapen (Such as “spreading the merit” into the Camp for Restitutionists while the elect are still in the CourtJJH). And because it is such, we present it as our sixth general proof that the Bible is a Divine revelation.... as the radiator, dominator and grounder of every Bible doctrine, as the conditioner of its very teaching, as the touchstone of every-truth, as the exposer and refuter of every error, as the meritorious cause and the efficient means of election and free grace.....” (p. 320) (Nor can any perversion be introduced – such as Jonadabs, quasi-elect consecrated or Epiphany Campers Consecrated – without producing disharmony with the RansomJJH)
THE REAL PARALLEL
The false parallel by R. G. Jolly on this subject becomes readily transparent when we give attention to the real parallel. Although Brother Russell gave all the Little Flock developing Truths by September 1914, these were much clarified and elaborated by Brother Johnson to the wholesome edification of all those Priests who gave heed thereto. But in no instance did Brother Johnson produce any completely new developing Little Flock Truth during his ministry. And by the same analogy all the Great Company developing and cleansing Truths (for the spots on their robes) had appeared by 1954 – no new ones having been presented since that date (and no new ones needed), although we have correctly elaborated much on some of those Truths in the past ten years – just as did Brother Johnson with the Little Flock Truths. And this we did with brotherly interest in the spiritual welfare specifically of R. G. Jolly – which efforts on our part would have gained for him much spiritual respectability, had he heeded them. Had he done so, he would not now need to ‘‘make lies his refuge’’ in his ministry to God’s people.
And, while there is a clear and marked similarity in both parallels, there is also a decided contrast in the conduct of those persons involved therein. All the Little Flock in the Epiphany Movement gave ready accord and diligence to their Truths, thus perfecting that ‘‘Holiness without which none shall see God” (although they were not “made perfect” in character until they faithfully applied such Truths to themselves for their necessary development over a varied period of time); but so far as we know – not one Great Company leader anywhere at any time since 1954 has declared his acceptance of and obedience to the Great Company cleansing and corrective Truths. In R. G. Jolly’s counterfeit “Brother Russell’s Epiphany Parallels” (that were administered to his ego by “cousin” Krewson), his No. 1 subject – had his “parallel” been genuine – would have been his declaration and elaboration of the Abandonment Process for Azazel’s Goat as set out in E-15 and in E-4 so clearly by the Epiphany Messenger – just as the confession of Christendom’s sins upon Azazel’s Goat was a primary factor in the Little Flock’s Attestatorial Service from 1914 to October 1916. But what do we see of him? We find just the reverse: A direct denial – in act, if not in actual word–of that primary Great Company developing and cleansing Truth – a Truth that he, and others of his kind, must recognize and faithfully apply to themselves if they are to attend the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. And R. G. Jolly may consider himself very clever as he hoodwinks “the unstable and the unlearned” of his henchmen; but he may be sure there must eventually come a “looking to of judgment and fiery indignation” (Heb. 10:27) to all who “run greedily after the error of Balaam for reward” (Jude 11) – the same being a type of those who teach error for profit. (See Berean Comment on 2 Pet. 2:15; Rev. 2:14)
There is another feature of the real parallel we do well to note. Our Lord gave the admonition, ‘‘Work while it is day; the night cometh when no man can work.” (John 9:4) This had special application to the reaping feature of the Harvest work, which was overtaken and stopped by “the plowman” in the closing months of Brother Russell’s ministry. Subsequently, there has been a great concentration of effort to win the fourth element of the elective classes; namely, the Youthful Worthies. And, the real parallel here – which will bring a clear end to that work – will be when it, too, is stopped by “the treader of grapes,” bringing also a “night” wherein no man can work, and no more can be won to Tentative Justification, as stated in Rev. 22:10,11 (See E-10:114).
As R. G. Jolly’s program stands now, he is dividing the merit of Jesus between the Faith Age and the Works Age – a manifest and ridiculous impossibility. As Brother Johnson has so ably stated, When these people fall into the clutches of Azazel, they talk all sorts of nonsense. Just think of it: The merit imputed during the Gospel (faith) Age has not yet been freed, yet R. G. Jolly now has his Campers Consecrated coming under that merit for the Works Age Class as he spreads it into the Camp here in the end of the Gospel Age! This is an identical twin to the error of some in the Dark Ages who preached the Revelation text (Rev. 22:17), “The spirit and the Bride say, Come, whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” “The water of life” could not possibly be available until “His Bride hath made herself ready.” Thus, their message was gross error because it was several hundred years before there really was a “bride.” Note the case of Cornelius: A man who was earnestly seeking God in prayer and righteousness, yet even he – in the Faith Age – could not be tentatively justified until the “key” was turned in the lock by St. Peter. This is Brother Johnson’s clear and correct teaching on this matter.
EXTENT OF EMBARGO ON JESUS’ MERIT
In this connection, R. G. Jolly offered quite pronounced foolish jeering at the thought that the merit of Jesus will be embargoed until the last Youthful Worthy has finished his pilgrimage of this “present evil world,” so we now give what Brother Johnson has to say about it in E-12:315,316,318:
“Not only the Bible teaches the amputative use of the merit for the elect, but facts prove it; for if the ransom had been actually given justice for, and then had actually been given to the elect, they would have been made actually perfect in body... Most wise, just, loving and powerful, therefore, has been the elective use of the ransom; and the same will be true of its non-elective use when it is due to be made. After the three elect classes of the present (Little Flock, Great Company and Youthful Worthies – JJH) will have left this world, and thus will no longer need the imputation of Christ’s ransom-merit, then it will be free to be used for the actual purchase of Adam and his race of the unbelief class. Divine wisdom arranged for that use of the ransom, which, by way of distinction from its use in an imputative or reckoned purchase, we call its application or actual purchase. (pp. 315,316) It proves the Second Advent, the judgment day, the resuscitation of the dead and future probation to be objects of the Kingdom for the blessing of the non-elect, since the ransom has in this life been used for the benefit of the elect alone.” (P. 318) (We realize, of course, that the Tentatively Justified – in the Court – who did not go on to full consecration – received some benefit while faithful thereto; but in the end of this Age, when all who fail to consecrate for elective purposes, are ejected from the Court, their Tentative Justification lapses and they cease to be of the Household of Faith altogether – even though they are faithful in the character development received while in the Court; They no longer have opportunity for consecration during the Faith Age. See E-4:405, 406. This teaching is in harmony with the Ransom, and with the teachings of both Messengers, despite the false statement of R. G. Jolly at this Philadelphia Convention that Brother Johnson taught Epiphany Campers Consecrated – JJH)
And here is substantiation from That Servant on the same issue: “It is our thought that with the closing of the ‘door’ of this Gospel Age there will be no more begetting of the Holy Spirit to the spirit nature. Any afterward coming to God through consecration, before the inauguration of the restitution work, will be accepted by Him, not to the spirit plane of being, but to the earthly plane. Such would come in under the same conditions as the Ancient Worthies who were accepted of God. The Ancient Worthies came in, no call being opened to them – the High Calling not being yet open, and the restitution opportunities not open. But they freely gave themselves up to God without knowing what blessings their consecration would bring, except that they had the intimation that they would, in the future life, have a “better resurrection” than would the remainder of the world.
“Our thought is that whoever under such condition as these will make a full consecration to the Lord, leave all to follow His ways, and will live up faithfully, loyally, to that consecration, may be privileged to be counted as a similar class to those who preceded this Gospel Age. We know of no reason why the Lord would refuse to receive those who make a consecration after the close of the Gospel Age High Calling and before the full opening of the Millennium.” (Sept. 1, 1915 WT, Reprints 5761, col. 2, pars. 1,2)
From the two citations aforegoing, it is clear enough R. G. Jolly doesn’t hesitate at all to ridicule both Messengers in his desperation to proclaim his “strange fire” (false doctrine) of Campers Consecrated. “Let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall”! (1 Cor. 10:11)
THE HEAD VS. THE HEART
During the latter part of his discourse on Psa, 23 R. G. Jolly also presented confusion extreme, as he applied Little Flock comments to crown-losers – one such being that he is so thankful God does not consider his head, but only his heart. This is certainly true of the Fully Faithful; but it is decidedly false of those in Azazel’s clutches. We present one simple question: Does not God give specific attention to the “fleshly minds” of crown-losers? From R. G. Jolly’s contention, one might wonder if R. G. Jolly is so befuddled by Azazel that he believes their “fleshly minds” are in their feet rather than in their heads.
Here again we present the case of Uzziah in 2 Chron. 26:16-21, a king who attempted to meddle into priestly matters, and was stricken with leprosy in his forehead, the same being a type of those who become unclean (spiritually “leprous”) through perversion of the Truth. And, just as in the type, Uzziah could not himself see his terrible condition without looking into a mirror, yet was clearly visible to all who looked upon him, so in the antitype, many who have become leprous and teach error, do not see their real condition (nor do others see it who are afflicted with the same malady – and are spiritually blind); yet it is clearly visible to others – to those who because of their faithfulness have clear spiritual vision. All such “lepers” would be well advised to look into the mirror of Truth if they do not wish to remain a leper unto the day of their death, as was true of Uzziah.
The Apostle James (Jas. 1:15) states this matter quite clearly: “Lust, when it is conceived (in the mind) bringeth forth sin; and sin when it is finished (in the heart) bringeth forth death.” Thus, the matter may be clearly summarized, “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation” (by rejecting malice, envy, hatred, etc., from his mind). The Fully Faithful do this, or failing therein, immediately seek the help of their Beloved Advocate to maintain that standing before God that does assure them He still considers them among “the pure in heart.” The Measurably Faithful fail to do this in more or less brazen manner, which causes them to lose their saintly standing and transfers them to the class Scripturally designated “Sinners,” and are eventually abandoned to Azazel (See E-15:525). Thus, the call by St. James, “Cleanse your hands, ye Sinners, and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.” (Jas. 4:8)
“THY ROD AND THY STAFF”
This analysis of R. G. Jolly’s discussion of Psa. 23 would be not properly inclusive if we did not note his remarks on the last clause of verse 4: “Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” Here again he proceeded as though there were no distinction in new creatures regarding the “rod’s” application – and this he did despite our oft-repeated reference to Brother Johnson’s emphatic line of difference between the Little Flock and Great Company as outlined in Vol. 15. The “staff” refers to the precious promises upon which God’s people lean in their journey up “Zion’s Hill” -just as a footman leans upon his staff in his journey over rough and hilly country; and the “rod” refers to chastenings from the Lord, of which there are two clear distinctions – even in the Fully Faithful: First, punishments for evils committed, and, second, pressure upon good qualities to refine and make such qualities even better and more fruitful in good works. This latter is so clearly and beautifully stated in our Lord’s picture of the vine: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.... every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it (by benign chastisement – just as the owner of a vineyard prunes ‘suckers’ any dead parts from his fruitful vines), that it may bring forth more fruit.”
But the “rod of love” (the pruning knife) as applied to God’s Fully Faithful is in clear contrast with the “rod of affliction” wielded against the Measurably Faithful. Note now some comments by Brother Johnson in E-15:523 – “Since the Great Company’s willfulness makes them unamenable to moral suasion (the rod of love –JJH), the Heavenly Father uses for their recovery, first the rod of affliction, and that in two forms: First, He withdraws restraints from persons who oppose the partly good and partly evil work they do (as has been so clearly evident in the conduct and works of R. G. Jolly since October 1950 – JJH).... The second form with which He applies the rod to them is unfavorable circumstances.” These two forms of the rod are nowhere in the Bible even hinted as being “the rod of comfort” for the Fully Faithful in Psa. 23. Note now Brother Johnson’s conclusion of the matter on p. 525: “As in none of the Great Company do these two forms of “the rod” (of affliction) prove sufficient.... He delivers them over to Satan, called in Lev. 16:8 Azazel (averter, perverter).... and they come into such a condition as the priests disfellowship them, and thus withdraw all brotherly help and favor from them.... temporarily abandons them, and lets Satan buffet them (with the “rod of affliction” as contrasted with the “rod of comfort” – JJH).... with great disappointments, troubles, losses, frustrations and sufferings.... which eventually lead them to come to themselves and retrace their steps.”
Certainly, all who read this contrast of the two “rods” without prejudice will readily discern the clear distinction, and will quickly conclude that the comments by R. G. Jolly were sadly lacking in comprehensive teaching. Half truths are often more misleading than whole errors; and this case in question is directly to the point. Our readers will do well to read for themselves what Brother Johnson has given in Vol. 15 on this subject, now so vital to a proper understanding of the Epiphany, which is the special “judgment day” of the Great Company; and if properly understood, the Lord’s people will readily discern R. G. Jolly’s nonsense about his own abandonment in an ‘‘attenuated” sense. Brother Johnson never allowed for such ‘sense’ in the case of the best of the Great Company. See E-15:525.
“THE SHADOW OF DEATH”
R. G. Jolly revealed the same confusion and unclear mind when he treated “the shadow of death” in Psa. 23 as though it were identical to the “shadow of death” given in Psa. 107:10. Even though the Fully Faithful walk “through the valley of the shadow of (Adamic) death,” there is not the slightest hint that they are also in darkness. “If any man follow Me (in full faith and obedience), he shall not walk in darkness” (John 8:12); but it is succinctly stated of those accused of Revolutionism in Psa. 107, that they not only “sit” (not walk) in the “shadow of death” (the second death is meant here), but they also “sit in darkness” (in much error). And directly because of this sullied condition by crown-losers God “brings down their hearts with labor” (the “rod of affliction”), thus to bring “them out of darkness (error) and the shadow of death” (Psa. 107:12-14 – the second death, which casts an ominous “shadow” in their direction during their “uncleanness.”
The foregoing observations are by no means all; but we allow our readers to judge for themselves what merit attaches to our recitation of them. In his remarks at the Question Meeting R. G. Jolly stressed that the “sifters” are present, and they make notes of “every little thing” for purposes of criticism. Clearly enough, he himself considers his perversions of teaching and practice as “little things” – and In this he seems to have the present approval of the great bulk of his adherents; but we would remind him – and all: ‘‘Be sure your sin will find you out.” (Num. 32:23)
“Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:13,20,21)
Sincerely your brother,
John J. Hoefle, Pilgrim
LETTERS OF GENERAL INTEREST
Dear Brother Johnson:
I feel that I should report conditions as I find them here in Cleveland, Ohio, where I had the privilege of serving the friends in two meetings today, numbering in attendance 15 and 26 respectively. The brethren had mailed announcements of our meetings to some of the Society friends, whose addresses they had, and were wishing they could get word to the rest, when the Society Elders came to the rescue, mimeographing and mailing the following letter to their adherents in general:
“Dear Brother or Sister:
The Apostle says, ‘In the last days grievous wolves shall enter in, not sparing the Flock,’ and it is to protect the Lord’s sheep against such that the following is brought to your attention: There has been a meeting advertised for next Friday afternoon and evening, at the Labor Temple, the speaker to be ‘Pilgrim Brother Jolly.’ He is working against the Watch Tower Bible & Tract society, and this meeting is not being held under the auspices of the Cleveland Ecclesia of the I.B.S.A. For your guidance in the future, all notices of meetings will be signed by the Secretary, C. T. Gilchrist, or announced from the platform at the B. of L.W. Furthermore, in regard to literature, please note that all our reading matter bears the name of the International Bible Students Association, or The Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society (Not so the Golden Age). With Christian love, your brethren,
‘‘Board of Elders, Cleveland Ecclesia.” (Dated April 22nd, 1924)
By means of this letter, in which the Adversary overstepped himself, at least three Society friends came to our meeting; one saying that she proposed to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ had set her free, another speaking of the Catholic-like actions of the elders in the Society Class, and another saying that when he got the elders’ letter telling him not to come, he thought-that was just the reason why he should come and see what it is that the Society friends are so afraid of. He rejoiced in the “pure truth” he heard, and from which others had been trying to turn him, and handed me $5 for the Lord’s work, also promising carefully to study any Truths we might send him. The others also expressed deep interest. But what astounded me the most, dear Brother, was the truly Papal spirit, which, like its pattern – the Catholic Channel – this Little Catholic Channel is more and more showing. They capped the climax by posting “spies” at our door to warn friends not to come into our meetings, and to spot those who did so. Different ones came in reporting how three Society deacons (one in the afternoon and two in the evening) had tried to persuade them not to attend our meeting. I sent a brother out to invite them to come in. (QUITE A DIFFERENCE IN R. G. JOLLY’S ATTITUDE WHEN HE HAD THE TRUTH ON HIS SIDE: HE SURELY DOESN’T SEND ANY ONE TO INVITE THE “HOEFLEITES” OR THEIR ASSOCIATES INSIDE TO LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS TODAY; HE KNOWS HE NOW STANDS IN THE POSITION TOWARD THEM AS DID THE SOCIETY LEADERS TOWARD HIM IN 1924 WHEN HE WAS UNDER THE BENEFICENT INFLUENCE AND RESTRAINT OF BROTHER JOHNSON. – JJH) The one in the afternoon railed against us, calling the brother a Judas and adding that he was there to warn friends against us, and that he did not think we would have much of a crowd. No doubt they succeeded in scaring some away. But some who recognized that “the spirit of fear” (We would here instance R. G. Jolly, Fred Blaine, et al when they flee from the face of JJH. They don’t have the “spirit of fear” – Oh, No! They, too, claim to be protecting their flock – JJH) is not the spirit that the Lord hath given us, but comes from Satan and is one of his best tools (used in the spirit by the society today, as by the Catholics in the Dark Ages) to keep others in subjection and bondage, broke through the Society guards and later testified that the Lord had blessed them with Truth as a result. It almost seems impossible, dear Brother, that Truth friends could fall so low as to resort to the spirit of fear and intimidation and to such methods of the Dark Ages, in an effort to hold their flock. (Note: This is R. G. J. talking before he was abandoned to Azazel in October 1950; and before he was aware he was a crown-loser – JJH) Surely the darkness hates the light. Not being able to refute the Truth, they fear it. They have good reason to fear it, and to fear a loss of their members who might investigate it, and see how it puts to flight their many errors; but how can they so fall from grace as to use the same methods and tactics that Satan has always used, and which methods the Lord never used nor instructed His people to use? Alas! How are the mighty fallen! Now I long for the time when all our Little Flock brethren who are now languishing in such surroundings, shall be delivered! No doubt all of them, not knowing amidst the maze of so many Truth sects and divisions, where to turn to find the Lord’s green pastures, just stay where they are, crying to the Lord for deliverance. Thank God, He will hear the cry of every one of them in His own time and way! Your brother in His love and service,
(SIGNED) R. G. Jolly
The foregoing is a reproduction of R. G. Jolly’s letter in the June 1924 Present Truth, to Brother Johnson, which we copied and sent to him at the Chicago Convention last year, with the following note from us:
To R. G. Jolly: A good letter by you – a very good letter, indeed! But it is truly sad in the extreme to note that after a full forty years of character trial you now have retrograded to the identical technique toward me and mine that you so clearly exposed during the “good fight” under the supervision of the Epiphany Messenger. I remind you of this in keeping with Heb. 3:13, “Exhort one another daily, while it is called today (the Gospel Age “day” of salvation for the Elect); lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” And with this cones my prayer for you personally that you “be not hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
(SIGNED) John J. Hoefle
We refrained from publishing this sooner in the vain hope that R. G. Jolly might recover himself somewhat from his present evil course; but such hopes have been sadly unrealized. Thus, we now make it public in the hope it may benefit some of our readers,
Dear Brother Hoefle:
Greetings of love in the Master’s Name from Sister ------- and myself. Yours of the 24th was gladly received. Thanks for the address; also Brother, for the answer to Mr. -------
Sister ------- and myself are pretty well at present. Sister ------- is much better, but not quite alright yet. It is Sister ------- at St. James that is now in bed, suffering with high blood pressure...... She asks that you make mention of her in your prayers.
We are glad to learn that you both are preparing to attend the Philadelphia Convention. I understand that Bro. ------- from Trinidad will be there. You met him at Bro. Roach’s funeral. I notice you will be having a meeting at New Jersey at the home of some dear faithful brethren. We pray the Lord’s blessings upon it. ............ I would say they are bringing in the Restitution before the time, in that they claim Rev. 22:11 has met its fulfillment in the year 1954. So there is no more opportunity to enter the Tentatively Justified state for Gospel-Age purposes, as no one can go higher than his then position after 1954; and those in the Court condition, prospective Youthful Worthies who did not consecrate, were placed back into the Camp condition with the truly repentant and believing Jews and Gentiles – where they are now being consecrated. If they are not consecrating for Gospel Age purposes, the only conclusion one can come to is that they are consecrating for Restitution purposes. “My Lord delayeth”!
Our loving regards to the dear ones with you, with our prayers
Yours by His Grace........... (TRINIDAD)
Dear Brother Hoefle: – Greetings in the name of our Lord!
For a long time you have been due a letter from this house. First, the Memorial report: We had with us three friends. So we were 5.... One time during the last 16 years we had only the two of us...... We used your nice letter written just before Memorial as a part of our service, and it was very well received. Thank you for remembering us at that time. It added to our blessings.
How fast the old ones are leaving us! And they most surely will be missed. Even though we know that they must go, the news that they are gone comes to us as a shock. Then, too, it very forcefully reminds us that we, too, are nearing the. time of departure. What a consolation we have in the Truth at such times!...... We knew of Brother Roach only what appeared in your papers. We know, from experience, what it meant to break with some of the dearest Levite friends. Now he can rest.... Surely when that day comes we will all rejoice greatly together.
And we are still looking for you to come by here to see us. We could talk & talk. Give our love to all those whom you may contact in your travels. To you and yours, our love and best wishes,
Brother and Sister ------- (LOUISIANA)