Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck, 1930-12-31
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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Albert Bjorck in Woodgreen, Salisbury, England. Pendleton has received Bjorck’s letter of December 10th and agrees with Bjorck’s assessment of Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer’s ideas. Pendleton is wary of individuals in the Church, claiming to have become celestial in the process of their regeneration, being set up as inerrant teachers. Pendleton is worried that Pfeiffer’s ideas border on celestialism; He writes, “I cannot otherwise interpret his insistence on . . . a claim that there are men who are enabled to draw the doctrine of the church unerringly because from the Lord, and that the doctrine so drawn has Divine Authority.” Pendleton has loved to think of the Oylers and the Bjorcks together in Woodgreen, and he is sad to see the circle there being broken up. Pendleton thinks it is a good idea to keep in touch with the Bristol Circle as something may open up in that direction.
From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet
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