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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

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

F. C. Gilbert, 1867-1947

October 26, 2008

It is assumed that even fewer Jews than Native Americans comprise North American Adventism. One person was responsible for Seventh-day Adventists first paying special attention to Jews: F. C. Gilbert, a London-born Jew, who in 1889 converted in Boston to Seventh-day Adventism. For half a century .Gilbert, as secretary of the Jewish Department and then field secretary of the General Conference, pleaded for more work to be done for the Jews. Gilbert wrote articles in the Review and Herald and many tracts for fellow Jews. From Gilbert’s time to the present, the denomination has published a special magazine for Jews, now called Shabat Shalorn. Still, so few Jews were ever converted, the Foreign Department never even kept figures of how many North American Adventists were Jews.
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/EthnAdv/Baker1/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=20

Essays and Books by Fred C. Gilbert:

A Scriptural Exposition of H-T-Mid, The Daily, Daniel 8:11-13
http://adventistlegacy.com/gilbert/daniel8.htm

Ministry Magazine, 1928-1941

EVERY person whom God calls to this light must remember that his business primarily is not to make money, or acquire real estate, or engage in banking, or anything else; his business is to see to it, under God, that this message is a living power in his own soul, and that he is doing all he can to help it get into other people’s souls. That is our work.— F. C. Gilbert.
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1928-12/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=8

The Meaning of “Jealous”
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1931-03/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=30

Work for the Jews
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1932-05/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=24

Dating the Sixty-Nine Weeks
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1932-07/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=27

WHY JEWS DO NOT INCLUDE DANIEL AMONG THE PROPHETS
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1933-01/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=14

JEWISH MISCONCEPTION OF THE INSPIRED WRITINGS
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1933-08/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=5

WHY THE JEWS REJECTED JESUS AS THE MESSIAH
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1933-12/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=14

THE ANOINTING OF THE ANTITYPICAL MOST HOLY
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1934-08/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=3

Use and Abuse of Religious Titles
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1936-08/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=19

HEBREW EXPRESSIONS IN GENESIS
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1937-03/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=7

THE MISFORTUNE OF ADVERSE CRITICISM—No. 1
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1937-07/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=12

MISFORTUNE OF ADVERSE CRITICISM—No. 2
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1937-09/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=14

MISFORTUNE OF ADVERSE CRITICISM—NO. 3
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1937-10/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=17

Personal Tribute to Ellen White
http://www.adventistarchives.org/docs/MIN/MIN1941-06/index.djvu?djvuopts&page=20

Books

FROM JUDAISM to CHRISTIANITY
by F. C. Gilbert (A Hebrew Christian)
An autobiography

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
BY F. C. GILBERT, A CONVERTED HEBREW, 1902
http://www.sdarm-socal.org/DH/PRACTICAL_LESSONS_F.C.GILBERT.pdf

Messiah in His Sanctuary
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

For Sale
http://www.messiahsmansion.com/Store/messiah_in_sanctuary.html

OTHER

THE FESTIVALS AND THE FEASTS
http://www.bereabaptistchurch.org/articles/GilbertFC/FestivalsandFeasts.html

An Interview with Sister White at St. Helena, June 8, 1910.
http://www.gospel-herald.com/fc_gilbert/egw_interview.htm

Gilbert’s Letter to Washburn Introducing this Interview
http://www.gospel-herald.com/fc_gilbert/washburn_note.htm

(I am assuming the Gospel Herald.com has been faithful in providing a reliable source.)