"We need to go back to the instruction given in 1888, which we scorned. We need a reform in organization that will not permit a few to direct every move made anywhere in the world. We need a reform that will not permit a few to handle finances. We need a reform that will not permit the spending of millions on institutions not authorized by the vote of the constituency. We need a change in the emphasis that is given to promotion, finances, and statistics. We need to restore the Sabbath School to its rightful place in the work of God. We need to put a stop to the entertainments and suppers that are creeping in under the guise of raising money for good purposes. We need to put a stop to announcements in church that are merely disguised advertisements. However, while all these things are important, they are only minor things. We need reformation and revival most of all."—M. L. Andreasen, August 1959
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Milian Lauritz Andreasen (1876–1962), was a Seventh-day Adventist theologian, pastor and author. He served as president of the Greater New York Conference, president of Hutchinson Theological Seminary, dean of Atlantic Union College, dean of Washington Missionary College (now Washington Adventist University), president of the Minnesota Conference, president of Union College, Nebraska, and field secretary of the General Conference. He taught at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary (now located at Andrews University) from 1937–1949, and was recognized as a leading denominational scholar on the Sabbath, atonement, and related topics.