Book and we find a complete atonement made for every man, and that every rational descendant of Adam is a free moral agent, to think, to act, to choose and decide for himself. That Salvation is offered to everyone, and everyone can accept the free gift of God and be everlastingly happy, or reject the gra cions offer and be tormented forever. These are Bible truths, but the connecting links have swagged beneath the water, and beyond the comprehension of finite minds. I liked this illustra tion of the dear old brother and father in the Gospel, better than any I had heard up to that time. I loved Brother Jesse Hart well, for he was one of the purest men and most consecrated Christians I ever knew; but I was not entirely satisfied with the illustration. I went on reading, meditating and praying for light on the subject about thirty years more. Then I heard read the following words, from the New Testament: Added to the Lord. I had read that Scripture often, but it made a different impression upon me then to what it had before, it seemed to have a meaning as never before. There seemed to be a halo of light thrown over it that came from the throne of the God of Light. My impressions were, thank God! He has at last heard my prayers, and now I see, I see it! God did elect, choose, pre destinate and foreordain a certain people, for certain purposes, and gave them to Christ, and had their names registered in the Lamb's Book of Life; and that all who believed, in time were added. Glory to God and the Lamb forever! Yes, and their names added to the Lamb's Book of Life. I obtained this in 1870, and I have found nothing in the Bible conﬂicting with this theory, but much to sustain it; and, believing it to be the true theory, I have been presenting it to the public, from the pulpit, twenty-two years, and have not met with opposition to amount to much. Many good ministering brethren have said, after hearing me preach on the subject, that they always knew that it was somehow that way, but that they could never get it linked up like I had it. I have had brethren from different states solicit me to write a book on the subject, and at the Ministers' Institute, in Nacogdoches, in October, 1891, a number of good ministering brethren earnestly repeated this request, when I consented.