Too Promptly in Organizing

29 October 1861

The stage had been set, and now the believers in most states moved rather promptly into full organization.

The October 29 Review and Herald expressed James White's concern over the peril of inexperienced persons attempting to lead out in organizing local churches. He closed his editorial with these words:

The question has been Shall we organize? That question being answered in the affirmative, the question now is How shall we organize? Beware, brethren, of moving hastily in this matter. By hard tugging, our experienced ministers may be induced to take hold of this work, and not leave it for novices in the faith to make still greater confusion by meddling with the organization of churches (RH, Oct. 29, 1861).

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