Public Apology To JR Cofer

“Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
False speaking in any matter, every attempt or purpose to deceive our neighbor, is here included. An intention to deceive is what constitutes falsehood. By a glance of the eye, a motion of the hand, an expression of the countenance, a falsehood may be told as effectually as by words. All intentional overstatement, every hint or insinuation calculated to convey an erroneous or exaggerated impression, even the statement of facts in such a manner as to mislead, is falsehood. This precept forbids every effort to injure our neighbor’s reputation by misrepresentation or evil surmising, by slander or tale bearing. Even the intentional suppression of truth, by which injury may result to others, is a violation of the ninth commandment. PP 309

These who profess to be one of us, [who] take advantage of the situation and exert an influence against those who are connected with the church and the office by the reports they carry away, should have no second trial without unmistakable evidence of thorough conversion. There is so great a lack of principle in this gossip and tale bearing, [that] it should not be tolerated for a moment, but meet the sternest rebuke. If there is nothing said, nothing insinuated, but truth, [even] then it is out of place ever to repeat things that take place in connection with the office and families and the church. But these who are free to talk of these things are seldom content to stop at barely the truth; they exaggerate words and transactions and color them so that a wrong impression is carried and very great harm is done to those whose reputation should be held sacred as their own. When selfishness exists in the heart, it will lead to strange developments.  Ms 5, 1880  

ESPECIALLY should the MISTAKES of MINISTERS who are engaged in the WORK of GOD be kept within as SMALL a CIRCLE AS POSSIBLE; for there are MANY WEAK ONES who will take advantage if they are aware that those who minister in word and doctrine have weaknesses like other men. And it is a MOST CRUEL thing for the FAULTS of a MINISTER to be EXPOSED to UNBELIEVERS, if that minister is counted worthy to labor in [the] future for the salvation of souls. NO GOOD CAN COME OF THIS EXPOSURE, BUT ONLY HARM. The Lord FROWNS upon THIS COURSE, for it is UNDERMINING the CONFIDENCE of the PEOPLE in THOSE whom HE ACCEPTS to carry forward his work. The CHARACTER of EVERY LABORER SHOULD BE JEALOUSLY GUARDED by BROTHER MINISTERS. God says, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. GW92 94.2

Video explaining Gossip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvpTK-u_S0I

Video Explaining Gospel Order: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfFC2UbgiXg&t=348s

Video showing that Missionary Schools are to be in the Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu-IGpbtUiE&t=756s

In tender compassion God himself is speaking to an impenitent world through judgments; and he will continue to speak in this manner. For many years we have known that the great cities would be visited with divine judgments because of long-continued disobedience. In no uncertain words the Lord has warned us not to establish large institutions in the cities. “Out of the cities; out of the cities,”—this is the message that has often come to us. And this is one reason why the Lord has been opening the way so wonderfully for our publishing houses and sanitariums and schools to be located in country places.  R & H July 5, 1906

“Out of the cities; out of the cities!”—this is the message the Lord has been giving me. The earthquakes will come; the floods will come; and we are not to establish ourselves in the wicked cities, where the enemy is served in every way, and where God is so often forgotten. The Lord desires that we shall have clear spiritual eyesight. We must be quick to discern the peril that would attend the establishment of institutions in these wicked cities. We must make wise plans to warn the cities, and at the same time live where we can shield our children and ourselves from the contaminating and demoralizing influences so prevalent in these places. R & H July 5, 1906

The instruction is still being given, Move out of the cities. Establish your sanitariums, your schools, and offices away from the centers of population. Letter 26, 1907.

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