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Narrative of Sojourner Truth - Entry #23 and #24, The Matthias Delusion and Fasting Summary & Analysis

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Entry #23, The Matthias Delusion: Isabella met Mr Pierson and was attracted to his spirituality. When Pierson met Matthias, Isabella was allowed to sit at the table with them as they discussed spiritual matters. Isabella was starved for this type of discussion. As Matthias became more delusional and felt he was getting more and more direct communications from God, his family refused to join him. He found other followers. Isabella was one of them. Since Mr. Pierson did not believe in attending a regular church or to having any guidance from ministers, he was easily led by Matthias. Matthias informed his group that he was God on earth and Pierson was John the Baptist. Of course the two of them should work together.

Matthias shared his religion which claimed that the only heaven was...

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