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Adventism—The Reflection of Ellen G. White
Seventh-day Adventism is a reflection of its prophetess, Ellen G. White. It is inseparably united to her writings, which are considered to be an authoritative source of truth. The Adventist church recognizes that it is indebted to and dependent upon Mrs. White's writings.

Mrs. White's writings are affectionately called, "The Spirit of Prophecy" by most Seventh-day Adventists. It is believed that her prophetic gift within the Adventist church is one of the proofs that it is the "remnant" church which "keeps the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus . . . the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 12:17;19:10

In the book, The White Truth published by the church in 1981 as a response to the recent discovery of Mrs. White's plagiarism, author John J. Robertson clearly sets forth the importance of Mrs. White's writings in the Adventist community. Robertson states:

"The influence of the spirit of prophecy is woven into the warp and woof of Adventist faith, life and organization . . . What we are as a church is a reflection of our faith in the divine authority evident in the writings of Ellen G. White."

The same year The White Truth was offered as a public defense of Mrs. White's writings, the church met in General Conference session and reworked its statement of beliefs. In what has come to be known as the "Dallas Statement" we see a clear expression of the extraordinary role Mrs. White's writings have in the church.

"One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is prophecy. This gift is an identifying mark of the remnant church and was manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White. As the Lord's messenger, her writings are a continuing and authoritative source of truth and provide for the church comfort, guidance, instruction, and correction. They also make clear that the Bible is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested." Statement 17 (emphasis added)

The church also claims that the writings of Mrs. White:

  • Are Inspired Commentary on the Bible
  • Are Not of Human Origin
  • Have Doctrinal Authority
  • Are Unquestionable

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Predictions of Ellen G. White

Mrs. White claimed that the future events were revealed to her. "As the Spirit of God has opened to my mind the great truths of His word, and the scenes of the past and the future, I have been bidden to make known to others that which has thus been revealed." The Great Controversy, p. xi

Mrs. Ellen G. White made the following predictions during her ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist church. They must be tested and honestly faced in the light of God's Word.

Mrs. White's prophecies which are clearly wrong:

  • Jerusalem's Future: Mrs. White will be alive when Jesus returns
  • England will attack the United States (1862)
  • The Civil War is a sign Jesus is about to return
  • In 1850's Mrs. White said Jesus will return "in a few months"
  • Adventists living in 1856 will be alive when Jesus returns
  • Mrs. White saw Enoch on Jupiter or Saturn

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Mrs. White claims that her prophecies are infallible and do not contradict the Word of God. However, on closer examination, Mrs. White does on numerous occasions contradict the Bible.

Mrs. White said: The tower of Babel was built before the Flood
The Bible Says: The tower of Babel was built after the Flood

Mrs. White said: God sent and angel to converse with Cain
The Bible Says: "Then the Lord said to Cain" Genesis 4:6

Mrs. White said: We should never say we are saved
The Bible Says: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved . . . " Acts 16:31

Mrs. White said: The atonement was not finished at the cross
The Bible Says: " . . . but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time . . . " Hebrews 10:12

Mrs. White said: Satan bears our sins
The Bible Says: " . . . and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross . . . " 1 Peter 2:24

Mrs. White said: We are saved through grace plus works
The Bible Says: "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourself, it is a gift of God, not of works, that no one should boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

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Mrs. White also made many additions to the Scriptures. Below are just a few:

Satan was offered a pardon in heaven Adam was crowned king of Eden
Eve wandered from Adam's side Angels would have died for man
Angels communicated with Adam after the Fall Adam kept the Sabbath
Some races are a mixture of man and beast Jesus died for angels
It takes seven days to get to heaven Angels have golden access cards

Yet the Bible says, "I testify to everyone who hears the world of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book." Revelation 22:18-19

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Mrs. White not only contradicts the Bible but also contradicts herself:

  • Deity "did" and "did not" sink and die
  • God "does" and "does not" love children who do wrong
  • The door of salvation "is" and "is not" forever shut
  • Pork "should" and "should not" be eaten
  • There "is" and "is not" consciousness after death
  • The plan of salvation existed before eternity and only since Adam's fall
  • The atonement "was" and "was not" complete

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The teaching of Ellen G. White and the Adventist Church message stand or fall together.

It is interesting to note that on Aug 14, 1883 Review & Herald made the following statement: "Our position on the Testimonies is like the keystone of the arch. Take that out, and there is no logical stopping place till all the special truths of the message are gone . . . Nothing is surer that this, that this message and the visions belong together and stand and fall together."

Mrs. White says of her work: "This work is of God, or it is not, God does nothing in partnership with Satan. My work . . . bears the stamp of God or the stamp of the enemy. There is no halfway work in the matter. The testimonies are of the Spirit of God or of the Devil" Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, p. 230.

A decision for you

Please view the full version of this work or have the printed version sent to you by mail. It clearly lays out the principles just touched on above. The criticisms of Adventism are laid out using the writings of Mrs. White herself and the doctrines of the Adventist church. We pray that upon reading this work you will make a decision about the validity of Adventist teaching in light of the Word of God.

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