The Advent Review, August, 1850, Page 13
LETTER FROM BROTHER LINDSEY.
BROMPTON, Canada East, July 21, 1850.
(Probably Bromptonville near Sherbrooke, Quebec. See maps below.)
To the Saints scattered abroad: …
… We prayed to God to send us help, and he heard our prayers. He sent Brother Joseph Bates, his faithful servant, who gave us meat in due season. He proclaimed to us the THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE, Rev. xiv, 9-12, and proved to us, from the word of the Lord, that we were in the patient waiting time, and that ” here is the patience of the saints, here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”
He showed to us that the commandments of God are his ten commandments, that he with his own finger wrote on two tables of stone, and that the faith, or testimony of Jesus [see Rev, xii, 17] embraces the requirements introduced- by the gospel of Jesus Christ. He proved to us that the Sabbath of the Lord our God, is binding on us to observe; that God had not changed it to the first day, but the Pope had, and that observing the first day of the week is the mark of the beast mentioned in Rev. xiv, 9.
At Melbourne, (C. E.) (further north on highway 55) we had a joyful time. There is about twenty, within a few miles around, are strong in the truth. Brother and Sister Lothrop of Eaton met with us. They are also strong in the truth. We had one meeting in Hatley, and had a precious interview with Elder Warden. We hope that he will soon be sounding the third angel’s message. There is a waking up to the present truth in Canada East, and we trust that the brethren there will be faithful, and patiently and perseveringly present the light to those who have an ear to hear.
Adventist Review, August, 1850, page 15
The Advent Review
Extra, September, 1850
AN APPEAL TO THE LAODICIAN CHURCH by Hiram Edson
“… But when Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab: Ahab said unto Elijah, ‘Art thou he that TROUBLETH ISRAEL’ So also it is now, when we urge the keeping of all of the commandments of God, we are charged with troubling Israel, and sowing discord, and causing divisions, &c.
Some notices of this character have appeared in the ‘Advent Herald,’ and the ‘Advent Harbinger.’
The most prominent Advent preacher in Canada West, said to Br. Holt when we were there, ‘I wish you would not present this suject here, (referring to the Sabbath question,) for it will make me so much more LABOR and TROUBLE.’
But we will answer them in the language of Elijah to Ahab. We ‘have not troubled Israel: but thou and they father’s house, in that ye have FORSAKEN THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD, AND THOU HAST FOLLOWED BALAAM,’ (the Pope.) The commandments of God, then was the message of Elijah when he came out of the wilderness. His work was to restore the keeping of the commandments of the Lord, which constituted the true worship of the true God.
By remembering these former things of old, declaring the end from ancient times, the things now being done, we learn our present position, present duty, and the work before us…”