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Some 230 articles of spiritually and historically important counsels from the Lord.
Back in the 1890’s there was published a series of twelve pamphlets that bore the title, Special Testimonies to Ministers And Workers. These pamphlets, with multiple E. G. White articles each, became known as Special Testimonies, Series A. At nearly the same time—during the decade which followed the 1888 General Conference session held in Minneapolis, Minnesota,—important messages came from Ellen White to the Central Church at Battle Creek, to the General Conference Committee, and to other responsible men at the heart of the work. These messages, much more abundant than Series A, were printed and distributed in tract form as Special Testimonies to the Battle Creek Church and Special Testimonies to Ministers and Workers. This group of messages became known as Special Testimonies, Series B.
Inspiring messages from the Lord’s servant, and important counsel to specific individuals and groups are to be found in this little known collection. These comments and admonitions were directed to leadership during the tumultuous years of the issue of righteousness by faith at the 1888 General Conference Session; the 1901 General Conference Session with its reorganization of the Church; the loss by fiery judgment of both the Battle Creek Sanitarium and the Review and Herald Publishing House; the apostasy of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg with the final loss to the organization of the rebuilt sanitarium; the move of the General Conference headquarters to Washington D.C., and the establishment of Loma Linda and multiple other sanitariums. See the Preface and the Historical Foreword to Testimonies to Ministers for further background information regarding these important times of church history.
Some of the tracts have more than one version—a, b, and even c. This is because, at times, a publisher would print a later version with different articles but with the same name. On one occasion, two different publishers printed a tract with differing articles but each publisher gave their tract the same name that the other did. All versions of the tracts are in this publication.
“To Brethren in Responsible Positions,
“BRETHREN IN RESPONSIBLE positions, you are in danger. I lift my voice in warning. Beware. Unless you watch, and keep your garments unspotted from the world, Satan will stand as your captain. It is no time now to hide your colors, no time to turn traitor, when the battle presses sore. It is no time to lay down or hide our weapons, and give Satan the advantage in the warfare. Watchmen on the walls of Zion must be wide awake. Call to your fellow-watchmen in no sleepy terms, “The morning cometh, and also the night,” If no response is made, then know that the watchman is unfaithful. It is no time now to relax our efforts, to become tame and spiritless; no time to hide our light under a bushel; to speak smooth things, to prophesy deceit. No, no; there is no place for sleepy watchmen on the walls of Zion. Every power is to be employed wholly and entirely for God. Maintain your allegiance, bearing testimony for God and for truth. Be not turned aside by any suggestions the world may make. We can make no compromise. There is a living issue before us, which will be of vital importance to the remnant people of God, to the very close of this earth’s history; for eternal interests are here involved. We are to look constantly to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Captain of our salvation. . . . In all he did, he was working out the will of his Father, so that his life on earth was a manifestation of the divine perfection. The union of divinity with humanity in Christ, was to reveal to us God’s purpose to bring men into the closest connection with himself. We cannot possibly be happy without him.”
SpTA01b – An Appeal to Our Ministers and Conference Committees (1892)