Archive for October, 2008

465 Veterans at Walla Walla College, 1948

October 30, 2008

The Youth’s Instructor, June 1, 1948

WALLA WALLA COLLEGE

Lincoln, Nebraska *

DARRELL WINN, Reporting

Perhaps none more nearly fulfill the Master’s commission to go the second mile than do the 465 veterans of World War II who are attending Walla Walla College this year. They served their country in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany, the islands of the South Pacific, and where- ever American troops were engaged. Now they are enrolled in a Christian college preparing for that second mile of service to God and country.

Fox-hole surgeon Duane Kinman, who turned down offers of scholarships in the medical school of a famous university, is taking the pre-medical course in this Seventh-day Adventist college of his choice. On the field of battle Duane saved the life of a’ fellow soldier by performing an emergency tracheotomy under the most adverse circumstances. Using a jackknife to make an incision in the badly mangled throat of his fallen, comrade, Duane inserted a fountain pen barrel into the trachea, making possible the flow of air to the man’s lungs.

Keith Argraves, paratrooper, would like to forget most of his first mile of service. Those days of torture and hunger in Italian and German prison camps, interspersed with dangerously thrilling attempts to escape to freedom, seem like a horrible nightmare to Keith. He is now enrolled as a history major in Walla Walla College, preparing for that second mile of service.

The most extensively decorated veteran at Walla Walla College this year is Warren Runyan. He received two purple hearts and clusters when he was wounded twice, once in North Africa and once in France. The silver star was awarded him for capturing twenty Germans in Cherbourg, France. This was the more, remarkable because he took the captives while he himself was totally unarmed. His only weapon was the voice that God had given him. At another time Warren received the bronze star for bravery demonstrated by successfully removing several wounded soldiers from the battlefield under heavy fire from the enemy. Finally, because of loyal and heroic achievements, he was awarded a citation from the general of the Ninth Army. Now he is at Walla Walla College taking a course in business administration.

Dick Roberts went his first mile of service in the Navy. When he came to school he was a Methodist. To the warning that Walla Walla College might make a Seventh-day Adventist of him, Dick replied, “I’ll take rny chances.” He took his chances, and became a Seventh-day Adventist. Now he is studying for the ministry, preparing to go the second mile for the Master he has learned to love.

Ralph Winslow was a sincere Catholic. Why he came to Walla Walla College no one knew. But he is an honest youth, and before very long he began to see new light. He was converted, baptized, and is now a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Veterans who choose to attend Walla Walla College find a personal friend and helper in Prof. Kenneth A. Aplington, (Continued from page 73) Walla Walla College director of the office of veterans’ affairs at the college. This office was set up by the administration to serve as a clearing center for the veterans. Knowing that they have their own headquarters, where their individual problems can be considered, supplies them with a sense of security in college life, Professor Aplington says.

The Veterans’ Club of Walla Walla College operates a commissary from which our veterans may purchase merchandise at cost prices plus a small service charge. The club proposes to build up a fund to use for veterans’ emergency relief. The Veterans’ Apartments, located three blocks from the campus, provide comfortable living quarters for fifty-six men and their families. This housing is made available at rent rates considerably below the prevailing prices.

Veterans attending Walla Walla College feel, almost without exception, that they are getting maximum benefits from their opportunities.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/YI/YI1948-V96-22/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=13

* This location error shows up in the online document.

Duane Kinman, Foxhole Surgeon

October 30, 2008

Facing the draft when he came to the minimum age, eighteen, Duane Kinman, of College Place, Washington, en tered the Medical Corps with his well-formed determination to become, sometime, “not just a physician, but a first-class surgeon.” It was September, 1943, and the Allied cause was looking up. Italy surrendered that month; Nimitz and MacArthur captured the Japanese bases in upper Borneo, and turned north. Perhaps new recruits .would never come to the battle line.

But in pursuit of his training and by his request, Duane was sent to a surgical technician’s school at Camp Barkeley, in Texas, where through a stiff, fast-flying course, with demonstrations, he stored up information that was to stand him in good stead on the battlefield.

A year later he was across the Atlantic, with Patton’s Third Army, in the second front. Released like an arrow from a bow, Patton’s army shot across France, flanking and forcing into flight the German divisions confronting him. In November, 1944, lie was striking for Metz. Kinman was the sole first-aid man for a heavy machine-gun platoon of the Third.

A cold, murky day, November 10, out on the front, with machine-gun fire sweeping the field, Kinman was busy band aging the torn chest of a sergeant, when he saw a rifleman some fifty feet ahead fall into the mud, frantically clutching his throat. Racing to his side, he discovered that the soldier’s windpipe had been slashed; and as he fought for air, his face turned blue with suffocation. The medic swiftly examined the wound, then whipped out his pocketknife. Time ticked its seconds, equipment was nil; but a tracheotomy must be per formed there on the spot. Now. a tracheotomy is an operation for an experienced surgeon, in a hospital, under floodlights, and with keen, sterilized instruments and retractors for holding open the wound. It is not for a medical corpsman in the mud and under the murky skies of a blitzed battlefield. But though he had never even seen a tracheotomy performed, Duane remembered the description in one of his lectures. Here was the need: here, the man; never mind the other details.

“I don’t like to do this, Mac,” said Kinman to the strangling man, “but it’s the only way you’re going to live.” Crazed by his plight, the man fought wildly. A lieutenant, Edwin M. Eberling, came to the medic’s aid, and held down the patient, while with a swift motion Kinman slashed a one-and-a-half- inch cut in the man’s throat below the shrapnel wound; then, slipping his finger behind the trachea to protect the jugular vein, he opened the windpipe. Suddenly a gush of air swept into the man’s lungs, renewing his slender hold on life. Snatching a fountain pen from his pocket, the corpsman punctured the top of the cap, and inserted it in the cut.

“You can’t breathe through your nose or mouth,” he warned the wounded man, “but your lungs will work. Twiddle the pen around and keep the hole open. You’ll pull through all right.”

The man’s breathing improved. The color returned to his face. And in a few minutes Private Henry Roon was able to stand, and, supported by his two rescuers, to walk to a near-by tank, which moved toward the rear. Arrived at battalion aid the medic helped his patient into the station, where doctors and assistants stood open-mouthed at the astounding front line operation. They sent him on to the clearing station, where a tracheotomy tube replaced the fountain pen, and the man in time recovered. Through the phrase-making genius of newspaper correspondents, the case went winging over the wires and through the newspapers and on the radio networks as the amazing achievement of the “Foxhole Surgeon.”

Surgeon General Norman Kirk, Major General LeRoy Irwin of the Fifth Division, and several other Army authorities wrote their appreciation and commendation to the young corpsman. From overseas America the president of Western Reserve University offered a free medical course to the young man; and his alma mater, Walla Walla College, gave him a three-year premedical scholarship. Through the rest of the war went the young corpsman, thrice wounded, last at the Battle of the Bulge, where his pack was sliced from his back and a bullet laid him low. But he was saved through all the perilous service of his calling by the protecting hand of Him under whose wings he had come to trust. After the war he buckled into his courses, resolved, as ever, not to be just a “foxhole surgeon,” with a jackknife and a fountain pen, but a first- class surgeon/”

Sources cited:

Verona Montanye in Youth’s Instructor, March 19. 1946
Time, Dec. 11, 1944, p. 67
Newseek, Dec. 11, 1944, p. 80;
Reader’s Digest, February, 1945, p. 94.

Spalding, Arthur W. Origin and History of Seventh-day Adventists, Vol. IV, Christian Servicemen, page 292-296

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/OH/OHSDA-4/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=292

War Heroes Meet at CME

Two Seventh-day Adventist World War II heroes met for the first time recently when the travels of one took him to the Loma Linda campus of the College of Medical Evangelists.

Desmond T. Doss, known for his valorous rescue of wounded men un der enemy fire, and Wayne Kinman, famous “foxhole surgeon” who per formed an emergency tracheotomy with a pen barrel and who is now a resident of San Bernardino, Calif., ex changed experiences when Brother Doss visited C.M.E. after appearing on the television show “This is Your Life.”

The pair attended a breakfast given in their honor, at which Chaplain Horace Walsh of the Loma Linda Sanitarium and Hospital compliment ed them on behalf of the College for their devotion to their country, their church, and medical service.

The wives of the two former U.S. Army Medical Corpsmen and several members of the C.M.E. family were also present for the breakfast. They were given a tour of the campus later that day, on which Brother Kinman was shown a model of the trachea, the part of the anatomy into which he placed his pen.

Lake Union Herald, May 26, 1959, page 5

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/LUH/LUH19590526-V51-21__C/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=5

Australasian Record, March 19, 1945, page 6

“Miracle” Operation ^

LORA E. CLEMENT

It happened last November 10. Major General George S. Patton’s Third Army on the western front was attacking the village of Louvigny in the Metz sector. As the battle raged a nineteen-year-old medi cal corpsman of the Fifth Infantry Di vision, Duane Kinman by name, was work ing under intense shellfire, giving first aid to the wounded, marking their location, and seeing that stretcher-hearers carried them to the clearing station in the rear. While he was bandaging a severe chest laceration for a fallen staff-sergeant, he saw one of his riflemen drop with a mortar shell wound in his throat. Hastily the young medic completed his task and rushed to the side of the stricken rifleman, who was thrashing about in great pain and gasping for breath through a wind pipe which had been crushed.

As Gene Currivan reports the incident by wireless to the New York “Times,” from the Third Army battle front, “Kinman examined the wound and found that in addition to the windpipe cut, the throat muscles had been torn. The wounded man’s face had already turned blue, and he appeared to be suffocating.”

The young man wearing the Red Cross emblem on his sleeve had been a truck driver and a high school student in civilian life; he had neither the technical training nor the instruments to relieve the situa tion. But a year before, during his basic training he had heard one of his lecturers describe the operation that he instinctively knew must be performed—a tracheotomy. Since a life was at stake he went to work with what he had at hand—a pocketknife and the cap of his patient’s fountain pen.

He had no anaesthetic, the light was dim, his table was the deep mud of a bloody battlefield, his assistant was a second lieutenant who also had seen the man fall, and had rushed, to his side through a rain of machine gun and mortar fire. He held the wounded man’s neck still and steady while Kinman «Wok out his knife, said to the rifleman, “I don’t like to dp this, Mac, but it’s the only way you’re going to live,” and proceeded with the operation that many surgeons would hesitate to perform under perfect conditions.

The slightest slip of the blade would have been fatal, for he was cutting close to the jugular vein. But his hand was steady as he felt for the windpipe through the longitudinal opening he had made at point of fracture, cut a one-and-a-half- inch incision and slipped the top end of the fountain pen cap into the trachea. Almost instantly the patient started to breathe regularly again, and the colour came back to his face.

“Now keep the fountain pen cap in your windpipe and you’ll be okay,” the “foxhole surgeon” told him. “You can’t breathe through your nose or mouth, but if you keep your windpipe open with the pen, you can breathe through the cut I just made.”

A few minutes later the rifleman was on Ms feet, walking with the aid of Kin man and the second lieutenant toward a tank which took him to a battalion aid station. The surgeon there marvelled at the surgery, as did his colleague at the clearing station who made the only possible improvement—removed the foun tain pen top and inserted a tracheotomy tube—and passed the “miracle patient” on to the 109th Evacuation Hospital for any additional treatment that might be necessary.

The aftermath? A letter of commenda tion written by Major Charles Bohrer, of the 30th Field Hospital, praising Kinman’s “early and expert performance of duty under the most perilous conditions”; a premedical scholarship from Walla Walla College (S.D.A.), his home school in his home town, College Place, Washington; and a scholarship covering a full postwar medical education at Western Eeserve University for this resourceful young man who made the best possible use of what he had in his hand.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/AAR/AAR1945-V49-12/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=6

G. B. Thompson, Christ’s Return at Hand, 1907

October 29, 2008

(G. B. Thompson twice assures his readers that Jesus must return in their generation. I have highlighted those assurances. Also, this essay provides a concise summary of the prophecies of Christ’s return.)

Christ’s Return at Hand.

By G. B. Thompson.

THE Lord is coming. This stupendous event, the most sublime of the ages, is near at hand; it hasteth greatly. The second coming of Christ is the great central truth of God’s Word. Without it our hope is vain, and the believers of every nation and all ages are perished. The glorious doctrine of the coming of the King has cheered many a fainting heart, and buoyed up the footsteps of many a weary pilgrim, journeying toward the celestial city.

All the holy seers since the world began have spoken of the coming of our divine Lord. It is upon this tremendous and gJorious event that all the prophecies focus. That we might not err, and might have strong confidence and hope regarding the certainty of this supreme hour, we are prophetically brought down again and again through the rise and fall of earth’s mighty empires till the end. And as the prophets, with unerring pen, describe the passing of the proud and ambitious kingdoms of this earth into the tomb and dust of time, they point us beyond the din of conflict and the dismantling of empires to the everlasting kingdom of our Lord which “cannot be shaken,” but which will stand forever.

The Great Image of Daniel 2.

In Daniel 2 is presented in outline the history of the world from the days of Babylon till the end oftime. The symbol used is that of an image, whose head was of gold, breast and arms of silver, sides of brass, legs of iron, and feet of iron and clay. The image is smitten upon the feet by a stone cut out with- out hand, and broken to pieces, becoming like the chaff of the threshing-floor swept before the wind.

The four universal kingdoms of earth—Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia, and Rome—are here symbolised, beginning with Babylon, 607 B.C., and ending with the division of Rome into ten parts between the years 356 and 483 A.D. The fifth universal kingdom —the kingdom of God—is symbolised by the stone. This kingdom is to be established in the days of ” these kings,” that is, the days of the ten kings, the division of which was symbolised by the mixture of clay and iron.

Where do we stand in this line of prophecy? Babylon, Medo-Persia, Grecia, and Rome have passed away; the dust of ages rests upon their tomb, and for over fourteen centuries the world has been living in the feet of the image, weak and divided, waiting for the stone to smite, and the everlasting kingdom of the Most High to be established. Surely it behooves us to be ready to meet the King of kings.

The Symbolic Beasts of Daniel 7.

In Daniel 7, by means of beasts symbolising earthly governments, we are again taken by the prophet of God through the history of these same kingdoms till the end of human history, to the time when the saints of the Most High take the kingdom. The former outline is filled in with other important specifications. The four divisions of the Grecian Empire, and the terrible warfare waged against the truth and people of the Lord by the Papacy, symbolised by the little horn, are foretold.

But the specifications here foretold by the venerable prophet within the walls of Babylon, have all been filled in. The little horn has fulfilled the terrible predictions. He has spoken the great words against the Most High, worn out His saints, and then while prancing about in the plenitude of power, has dared to place his hands upon the law of God, and sought to change the law which was handed down amid the awful and majestic scenes of Sinai; which was spoken with the voice of God, and traced with His own finger upon the imperishable stone of the mountain.

His temporal dominion has been taken away, and we are waiting for the next event to take place. What is it ? Listen! And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.” For over a century we have been waiting for the saints to take the kingdom to which they are heirs. And, bless the Lord, the waiting period is almost over.

Daniel 8 and 9.

In Daniel 8 and 9, beginning with Medo-Persia, we are again brought down through the history of the world to the judgment—the closing scene connected with the plan of human redemption. Having out- lined the rise and history of these nations once more, the prophet said, ” Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.”

The cleansing of the sanctuary synchronises with the work of the Investigative Judgment. They are one and the same. The twenty-three hundred days, or years, here brought to view, mark the opening of the final Investigative Judgment in the heavenly sanctuary, which, when finished, will bring the end of human probation and end the ” mystery of God,” which is the gospel.

This period began with the going forth of the commandment to ” restore and to build Jerusalem ” (Dan. 9:25), and ended in A.D. 1844. Therefore, since A.D. 1844, or for a period of sixty-two years, we have been living in the solemn hour of the Judgment. Since that date the tribunal of the universal Judge has been in session. The supreme court of the universe, from whose decisions there is no appeal, has been settling the destiny of mortals who have lived on this earth. This work can cover but one generation—and that the last. It must therefore soon end, and the fiat from the Judge of all the earth go forth to proclaim the mystery of God finished. It is to such a solemn hour as this that we are brought in this line of prophecy. The next event is the coming of Christ on the cloud, to reap the harvest of the earth.

OUR Lord’s Great Prophecy.

In our “Lord’s great prophecy” as given in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, we are once more brought down to the closing days of the last generation. In answer to the question of His disciples, “What shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world ?” Jesus said, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.” “Then,” said the Saviour, ” shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall, all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matt. 24 : 29, 30.

In Luke we are told further that there would be, as signs of the end, “distress of nations, with per- plexity ; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.” “Then,” He said, ” shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

These signs are all either in the past, or being fulfilled before our eyes. The sun was darkened May 19, 1780; the moon has been turned into the appearance of blood; the stars fell in that remarkable meteoric shower of Nov. 13, 1833; and on every hand we can see the nations distressed, the sea roaring, and men’s hearts filled with fear because of the things which they see coming on the earth. The Saviour declared that the generation who witnessed these signs should not pass away until the Son of man should come in power and great glory. The signs have been fulfilled as our divine Lord foretold, and the end is surely at the door.

Numerous other lines of prophecy might Be cited, had we the space, all of which reach their culminating point in our own time, and speak in the clearest tones that the history of this sinful earth is almost finished, and the Saviour is soon to appear with His fan in His hand to thoroughly purge His floor, and gather the wheat into the garner.

Prophetic Lines in the Revelation.

In the book of Revelation are many lines of prophecy which find their fulfilment in our own time. Wrapt in holy vision, the lonely seer of Patmos is carried down again and again through the history of the church militant until we reach the church triumphant. There are the seven churches, the seven seals, and the seven trumpets, among other lines. A study of each of these shows us to be in the very closing scenes connected with the scheme of human redemption. We are living in the seventh, or Laodicean, period of the church. The great Lisbon earthquake in 1755 announced to all the world that the Lamb had opened the sixth seal. The seventh, when opened, brings us to that period when silence will be in heaven, when Jesus with all the holy angels will come to reap the harvest of the earth. Since 1844 the seventh trumpet has been sounding. And it is under the sounding of this trumpet that the “kingdoms of this world” become the “kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ,” and the saints reign with Christ forever and ever.

The long-drawn-out controversy between sin and righteousness is nearing its close, and the waiting church of God is soon to receive the reward to be bestowed when the Lord shall come. May the glad day hasten.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/STAUS/STAUS1907-V22-07/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=5

F. C. Gilbert and the G.C. Committee, 1910-11

October 28, 2008

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SIXTH MEETING, GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, December 1, 1910

JEWISH WORK:

F.C. Gilbert presented a paper speaking of present efforts, and appealing for further effort for the Jewish people.

VOTED, That the Jewish work be place under the supervision and fostering care of the North American Foreign Department, Elder F.C. Gilbert to act as leader of the work for
this people,

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ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-SEVENTH MEETING, GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, DECEMBER 2, 1910

The Committee met at 8:30 A.M. After prayer, the work of Elder F. C. Gilbert was further discussed.

JEWISH WORK:

VOTED, That in view of the relation that the work of F. C. Gilbert sustains to the General Conference, and the field at large, the General Conference assume his salary and expenses after January l, 1911, with the understanding that in the gathering of funds, money taken up in camp-meetings or work among our churches shall pass to the General Conference treasury through the regular channels, and that funds which may be gathered in work among outsiders shall be reported to the treasury.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/GCC/GCC1910/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=180

ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-NINTH MEETING, GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, DECEMBER 4, 1910

F. C. GILBERT:

VOTED, That the rate of F. C. Gilbert as leader of the Jewish work be fixed at $17 per week.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/GCC/GCC1910/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=184

TWO HUNDRED ELEVENTH MEETING, GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, MARCH 25, 1911

JEWISH DEPARTMENT:

The amount required by the Jewish Department was fixed at $2,240, this providing for the salary of F. C. Gilbert at $18 per week, and other departmental expenses. It was agreed that the Concord Jewish home should not come under the department, but be continued for the present by its board of trustees, and supported by products of the farm and by gifts to be solicited from outside parties and popular churches, not from our own churches.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/GCC/GCC1911/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=24

F. C. Gilbert, Pictures

October 28, 2008

Books by F. C. Gilbert

October 28, 2008

JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY, Two Outstanding Religions (1942)
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/JC/JC1942__B/index.djvu

FROM JUDAISM to CHRISTIANITY, An autobiography (1920)
http://www.temcat.com/Gilbert-Bio/Contents-Judaism.htm

THE JEWISH PROBLEM
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/JP/JP1940__B/index.djvu

PRACTICAL LESSONS FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF ISRAEL FOR THE CHURCH OF TODAY (1902)
http://www.sdarm-socal.org/DH/PRACTICAL_LESSONS_F.C.GILBERT.pdf

MESSIAH IN HIS SANCTUARY (1937)
http://www.gospel-herald.com/fc_gilbert/messiah_sanctuary/mhs_index.htm

http://maranathamedia.com/start/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=292

DIVINE PREDICTIONS FULFILLED (1922)
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/DPEGWF/DPEGWF1922__B/index.djvu

The Bible a Twentieth-Century Book (1927)

The Cure for Crime (1926)

F. C. Gilbert and Christ’s Object Lessons, 1902

October 28, 2008

The Union Conference Record (Australia), September 15, 1902

EXPERIENCES OF A CONVERTED JEW

THE following experiences in the sale of ” Christ’s Object Lessons ” by Pastor F. C. Gilbert of South Lancaster, Massachusetts, U. S. A., are so good, that we take this method of passing them on for the edification and encouragement of others :—*

“Some two years ago, soon after the testimony was written with regard to” Christ’s Object Lessons,” it was read to us at a conference at South Lancaster. It impressed me very much, and I felt that I had a duty to perform in connection with it.- I told my wife that the Lord had sent a ” test ” to His people in this book, and by the grace of God I proposed to stand this test. I kept right on in my work of the ministry, and at the same time sold the books; so that in a short time I had disposed of nearly one hundred copies.

How I do rejoice to see the testimony of God confirmed. I then began to visit some of the churches in the New England Conference with other brethren, and the Spirit of the Lord witnessed to the labors with power, and I saw in the early part of this effort a scene which fulfilled to the very letter that statement which said that the book “Christ’s Object Lessons” would unify the churches. One of the older churches in this conference had been broken up for years, in a measure, on account of an old grudge which had been harbored by brethren ; even being transmitted to posterity. And I had the pleasure of seeing these brethren and their wives sit down at the same .table, eat of the same food, and embrace each other, and offer to loan money to pay for the books, because one of them was too poor to do it. My soul rejoiced and magnified the name of the Lord for His blessed and precious Word, and the means He has by which to accomplish His own work.

Soon after the General Conference last spring I again enlisted in the work, to help finish the quota in our conference, and here again I saw the “testimony” wonderfully fulfilled.

I started to visit and to assist some of our churches again, and especially the Haverhill Church. While here, I was impressed to attend one of the Baptist churches in the place, their prayer meeting. The minister had inquired of me before, as I had once spoken in the place at the laying of the foundation stone of the Jewish Synagogue. Perhaps you may be aware that I was born and brought up a Jew, and lived in that faith till some fifteen years ago, and thirteen years ago the blessed Lord Jesus revealed Himself to me, and saved my soul. Since then the blessedness of salvation and the glories of the Third Angel’s Message have filled my soul with joy and gladness. For nine years I have been devoting my energies and strength in preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified, seeking to show to men what a wonderful and most blessed redeemer is Jesus.

So at this time the minister wanted to know of some one if I ever came to the city, and if so, he wanted to see me. Hence I was impressed to go this particular evening to his prayer meeting, and to my surprise received an invitation to speak. The people became so interested in the Word of God that they wanted me to speak the next Sunday, though there were other speakers to take the service, Then a new field opened up to me, and since that time, a little over three months, I have had the privilege of speaking between twenty and thirty times to some twelve to fifteen different churches and denominations, and selling hundreds of copies of ” Christ’s Object Lessons.” At least six ministers of these different denominations have made public announcements from the pulpit concerning this book, and have invited me to finish what they could not say. They have given me the names of some of their best people, and I have visited these people in their homes, and many have become deeply interested in the peculiar points of our faith.”

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/AAR/AAR1902-V05-13/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=6

F. C. Gilbert, Business Attitude

October 28, 2008

FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING
GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
October 29, 1905

PRESENT:

A.G. Daniells, G.A. Irwin, I.H. Evans, G. B. Thompson, K. C. Russell, J. E. Froom, W. A. Spicer, and Elder F. C. Gilbert.

G.A. Irwin in the chair.

F. C.GILBERT:

The meeting was called at the request of Brother Gilbert, who asked counsel as to his work in behalf of the Jews. He explained the plan of work, the New England Conference paying his salary and traveling expenses in local S. D.A. church work, but his general traveling expenses, however, in work over the country and among outside churches being paid by contributions gathered.

The question came up as to how this work should be operated to avoid the plan of having funds sent to private individuals to be expended on individual judgment without accounting to a recognized body.

It was, agreed that it would be proper for Brother Gilbert to ask the Atlantic Union office to handle the accounts and to make provision so that he will be able to account to the Union for all money received, and expended, thus avoiding giving opportunity for any criticism.

http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/GCC/GCC1905/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=81

F. C. Gilbert, Review and Herald Articles

October 27, 2008

1901

THE RELATION OF THE LAW TO THE GOSPEL.
Paper read at a Hebrew-Christian convention in Boston, Mass., May 21-24.
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/RH/RH19010709-V78-28/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=4

F.C. Gilbert, Autobiography Digest

October 26, 2008

From Judaism to Christianity
http://www.sdadefend.com/Ad-history/Gilbert-Bio/Contents-Judaism.htm

Chapter One Parentage and early life

Chapter Two A Jewish home

Chapter Three Youthful education

Chapter Four Jewish Confirmation and beginning to work

Chapter Five Failing health and leaving home

Chapter Six On the shores of America

Chapter Seven God works in a mysterious way

Chapter Eight How God led me to the Saviour

Chapter Nine A call to work for the LORD JESUS

Chapter Ten My experiences as a colporteur

Chapter Eleven A fitting for the work

Chapter Twelve Beginning to labor for my Jewish brethren

Chapter Thirteen Ten years in Gentile evangelistic work
Chapter Fourteen Reconciliation with my mother and family

Chapter Fifteen Where is the LORD God of Elijah?

Chapter Sixteen A great burden for my Jewish brethren

Chapter Seventeen How God led in opening our first Jewish mission

Chapter Eighteen Arousing the Christian people in behalf of the work among the Jews

Chapter Nineteen Interesting experiences in working among the Jews

Chapter Twenty Some seed falling on good ground

Chapter twenty-one What to do with the outcasts of Israel

Chapter twenty-two The persecution of the Jews

Chapter twenty-three The prospects for the future