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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-06-24

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. The Bryn Athyn Assembly has just ended. Pendleton reports that a variety of views were expressed in the papers read, and while the Church remains unified, he believes that there are “indications on the horizon that we may be approaching a period of temptations.” Pendleton then discusses the Hague position at length. In a discussion with Theodore Pitcairn, Pitcairn admitted to Pendleton that the implications of the Hague doctrine lead to a position which breaks from the Academy tradition. The Academy has always opposed all forms of Celestialism, and Pendleton fears that the Hague ideas contain something “approaching an authoritative prophetic deliverance of the internal sense of the Writings, which would assume to dictate the doctrines of the Church discovered through that sense, the result of which would be a more or less spurious transformation of the Writings.”


  • 1930-06-24


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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