A. SEYMOUR’S SPIRITUAL WRITINGS
FROM THE APOSTOLIC FAITH, 1906–08
INTRODUCTION
The following letters, sermons, and teachings were written by Seymour or
preached as sermons and then stenographically recorded by Clara Lum and
others between 1906 and 1908. They provide rich insight into Seymour’s
theological thinking and social views. Several of the sources are unsigned
by Seymour but there is no doubt that he wrote, co-wrote, or dictated them
and/or agreed to their content. While I have included all of his extent letters
and spiritual writings, they do not represent all of the documents he au-
thored in the newspaper because his writing style and syntax is also evident
in other unsigned sermons and newspaper editorials, but since I cannot de-
finitively prove he wrote them, I have not included them.
1. LETTER FROM WILLIAM J. SEYMOUR TO WARREN FAYE CAROTHERS
(July 12, 1906)
Los Angeles, Cal.
July 12th, 1906.
Brother Carothers:
Dear Brother in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace from God our Father and
Christ our Redeemer be with you all saints. Amen. Dear Brother Carothers:
We are having victory every night for 3 months. People are getting saved
three times a day, justified, sanctified, Baptized with the Holy Ghost and the
gift of tongues as a witness. Praise be Lord, Amen. Dear Brother Carothers,
please send me my credentials for Bro. Parham said he was going to have
them by the first of April. I was not at home, so I want you to please send it
to me so I can have to show to get [railroad discount] rates. We have workers
gone to India. God paid their way since they got the baptism with the Holy
Ghost. Some going to Jerusalem—about 4 workers; their fare is paid. Some
are going to Africa, some to China. The Lord is working mightily. God bless
you all. I hope you will send me 100 [unreadable] for the workers. How is
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