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Featured Do The SDA See Ellen White As Modern Prophetess Then?

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  1. Yeshua1

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    Same way as Mormons would Joseph Smith? So she would be inspired and only source for what SDA must believe that the Bible teaches?
     
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    Yes after a fashion, though her role and function was much more than a prophet's, yet it included also that role as a prophetess, though she now sleeps in Christ Jesus, awaiting her special resurrection. What remains behind are the testimonies of the LORD.

    No. Apples to Oranges fallacy. The LDS (aka: Mormon), see Joseph Smith as a God, and someone who is from everlasting/eternal (among other things). Ellen G White was simply a messenger of God (like Moses, Deborah, etc), and not God (ever), neither from everlasting.

    When she was alive (meaning breathing, now she sleeps in Christ Jesus, awaiting her special resurrection), she was indeed inspired of the Holy Ghost, just as was Moses, Deborah, Daniel, Paul, John, etc.

    No. The Bible (KJB) is the primary source, Creation (as viewed through scripture (KJB)) another source, Angels, Visions, Dreams, Voices from Heaven, man-kind, even animal-kind, etc are also used by God to communicate, even as through Balaam's Donkey.

    Seventh-day Adventists (true), believe the written word of God (KJB), John 17:17. The written word of God teaches that God may use as many methods of communication as God chooses (as written in the word).
     
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    She promulgated Apostate Chriatianity

    She was a liar and the daughter of satan
     
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    Well, from my humble, submitted, and learned (KJB, history, etc) position, she "promulgated" true Biblical Christianity, which is why I am what I presently am, a Seventh-day Adventist (and not of another designation). Why would I give up such a present position, as I stand upon, simply because you 'said so', without documentation to substantiate your accusation?

    Apostate Christianity is Roman Catholicism (of which I used to be and have internal knowledge and experience of (30 years)).

    2Th_2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    2Th 2:3 μη τις υμας εξαπατηση κατα μηδενα τροπον οτι εαν μη ελθη η αποστασια πρωτον και αποκαλυφθη ο ανθρωπος της αμαρτιας ο υιος της απωλειας​

    More undocumented accusations? Do you really take your position based upon simply because you think so, say so? Circular argument. Aprioric. Not very wise thing to do if so.

    Perhaps, you may consider the following for any replies you may make afterwards (for a studied answer is better than an unstudied one):

    15 (so called) Bible Contradictions from Ellen G. White (PDF)

    7 (so called) False Predictions From Ellen G. White (PDF)

    Plagiarism Charges Proved False – Ramik Report (PDF)

    Doctrine – Critics – Andrews University – Ellen White Answers To Critics And D M Canright (PDF)

    Doctrine – Critics – Francis D Nichol – Answers To Objections Of SDA Theology And D M Canright (PDF)

    Doctrine – Critics – G I Butler – Replies to Elder D M Canright’s Attacks On Seventh-day Adventists (PDF)

    Doctrine – Critics – Uriah Smith – Replies To D M Canright (PDF)

    Doctrine – Critics – Vance Ferrell – The Man Who Boarded The Phantom Ship – D M Canright (PDF)

    Doctrine – Critics – William H Branson – In Defense Of The Faith A Reply To D M Canright 1933 (PDF)
     
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    She renounced Biblical Christianity and started a cult based around herself
     
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    was she just as inpired in her books as the Apostles were in theirs? If you find out that the Bible and her disagree on a major doctrine, whose view would the Sda take? She kept changing her views over time, did prophets ion the Bible do that?
     
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    She taught doctrines not even in the Bible!
     
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    She is exactly same as a Joseph Smith or a pastor Russell, claiming to speak for God but was not!
     
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    Sda claimed all the time that Bible is their last word, and yet they always heed what EW had to say!
     
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    I want to say, you aren't being serious when you make such a statement, but were to I say such a thing, I would be in error, as I most certainly do think you are serious when you say such an ignorant thing, but being serious about something, doesn't automatically equate to being true or substantial in evidence.

    What you define as "Biblical Christianity" merely exists in your own head and aprioric, rather than having any foundational basis in scripture (KJB). Seventh-day Adventists, and thus also Ellen herself, disagree with you, not that they disagree with scripture, but you cannot seem to see the distinction in the two things, as you have made yourself the final arbiter of what is "Biblical Christianity", and anything which disagrees with you, you equate to being in disagreement with scripture (KJB), which is simply not the case. You have conflated the two things into one.

    Simply read the written eulogies of non-Seventh-day Adventists about sister White, and they declare, without question that she was a 'godly woman', a 'christian' through and through.

    Canright (the apostate, x2) stated:

    "...he [D. M. Canright] began to tell about Mrs. White.

    “He said, ‘I knew her very well. For some time, as a young man, I lived in her home, and for eighteen years was intimately acquainted with the White family. I want to say to you that I never met a woman so godly and kind and at the same time so unselfish, helpful, and practical as Mrs. White. She was certainly a spiritual woman, a woman of prayer and deep faith in the Lord Jesus.’

    “I asked him what he thought would happen to people if they followed the Testimonies of Mrs. White.

    “He answered, ‘Anyone who follows her writings, the Testimonies, as you call them, in prayer and faith will certainly get to heaven. She always exalted Jesus, and she taught true conversion and genuine sanctification as few others have. I have known a great many men and women who claim to be extraordinary in their imagined divine calling and gifts. I have always found them more or less arrogant and proud, eager to be recognized and often arbitrary and harsh in judging others. With Mrs. White I found the exact opposite. She was reserved and modest and seemed to have no desire at all to call attention to herself as someone great or to her authority.’

    “Some months after these visits, at the funeral of Mrs. White in Battle Creek, I met D.M. Canright again. There were six of us men who stood as a guard of honor while the people passed through the tabernacle to view Mrs. White as she lay in her plain casket. I noticed Mr. Canright as he came down the aisle toward the rostrum. He stopped at the casket and looked at Mrs. White quite a while. He reached down and took hold of her right hand, which had done all that immense amount of writing. “Later I asked him, ‘Now that she is dead, what do you really think of Mrs. White?’

    “He replied, ‘She was a most godly woman All her life she lived near to Jesus and taught the way of living faith. Anyone who follows her instructions will surely be saved in the kingdom of God.’ ”—L.H.Christian, quoted in “Fruitage of Spiritual Gifts,” pages 51-53. ..." - The Man Who Boarded The Phantom Ship, by Vance Ferrell, [PDF] page 27, far right column. - http://sdamaranathachurch.org/wp-co...Who-Boarded-The-Phantom-Ship-D-M-Canright.pdf

    Paul Harvey in later years said:

    "... On September 25, 1997, Paul Harvey, the popular radio personality, announced on his nationally syndicated program:

    “Women have been honored on American postage stamps for more than 100 years, starting with one woman who was not an American, Queen Isabella, in 1893. Since then, 86 women have been honored, ranging from Martha Washington to Marilyn Monroe. Also many women authors like Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickenson, Willa Cather, and Rachel Carson. But I can name an American woman author who has never been honored thus, though her writings have been translated into 148 languages. More than Marx or Tolstoy, more than Agatha Christie, more than William Shakespeare. Only now is the world coming to appreciate her recommended prescription for optimum spiritual and physical health."
    During these few minutes, millions of Americans who had never before heard of Ellen White had been introduced to the historic author and speaker.

    Paul Harvey concluded, "Ellen White: You don’t know her? Get to know her!” The purpose of this website is to help you do just that — to introduce you to the life, ministry, and writings of Ellen White, a remarkable woman whom too few people have even heard about. ..." - Someone You Should Know | Ellen G White Truth

    Others (non-Seventh-day Adventists), at the time of her death, in California, said as much in print also, in obituaries.

    "... She was a Godly, Christian woman. Matter of fact, at the time of her death, a person who was not a member of the church wrote in the obituary, the Mount View Register Leader, this is July 23rd, 1915, in Mountain View, California, ‘Mrs. White’s most enduring monument, aside from her Godly life and conversation’ -- conversation means your behavior -- ‘was her published works which tend to be the purest morality, lead to Christ and to the Bible.’..." - Messenger for a Movement | Here We Stand | Amazing Facts
    You can find other such statements here - Ellen G. White: The Later Elmshaven Years: 1905-1915 (vol. 6)

    You can also read the Memoriam here, and who was in attendance, etc - In Memoriam - Mrs. E. G. White : F.M. Wilcox : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

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    You ought worry about who will be at your funeral and what will be said about you in afterwards by those who knew you best, including what angels and God has written of you.​
     
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    Their testimonies are irrelevant

    Bottomline, Scripture says- No scripture is of private interpretation, yet she redefined Xhristianity on her own terms.

    She denied to sufficiency of Scripture, the sufficiency of Christs atonement (binding others to fulfilled OT Scripture - denying Faith Alone), denied (indirectly) Grace Alone (mans efforts are required to please God) and established her own so called teachings on a par w Inspired Scripture. So yes, she is a false teaching heretic
     
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    Really?, what then of yours, written over 100 years later?

    Your 'testimony' is just as valid as qur'an's testimony on the Bible, Gospel and Jesus Christ (which is to say, lest anyone be confused, not valid at all).
     
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    My question to you is-

    Was Ellen White’s teachings above scripture, equal to scripture or subsurvient to scripture?

    A simple answer

    I anxiously anticipate your answer
     
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    Sir, I am using SDA teachings to form an opinion of her heretical ministry as compared to what scripture plainly teaches


    Again, are Whites teachings on a par w the Bible?

    Simple answer
     
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    You are simply citing 'you' again, and yet I have shown on several occasions now, that what you think is so, ain't so - SDA: Cult of Fear-Mongers
     
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    My testimony is irrelevant unless it is aligned w Scripture
     
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    If she held to sola scripture, there would be no need for her writings. She is holding people in bondage w her teaching and leading people astray from God
     
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    Simple question, simple answer.

    The material of sister White (stated or written), is always subject to the Word Of God (KJB), as it is written:

    1Co_14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.​
     
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    So from what you have written, her writings on not on a par w scripture?

    If so, then they are in no way binding, nor needed for anyone
     
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    That is a misunderstanding of 'Sola Scriptura'. Sola Scriptura teaches that God uses, Angels, Mankind (prophets, etc), Visions, Dreams, Creation (nature), Animals, Voices from Heaven, etc, yea even His own Son. Sola Scriptura does not deny what itself teaches. What happens is the redefinition of Sola Scriptura to that which scripture does not teach. Scripture itself teaches:

    Isa 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

    [1] Law/Word of God/Ten Commandments of God

    [2] Testimony/Prophets/Visions/Dreams, etc​

    It was always this way from the beginning, and shall always be. The Testimony itself is subject to the Law of God.

    That Daniel was a prophet, and had dreams, and visions, does not negate Sola Scriptura of his day, but is in harmony with it. Daniel wasn't canon yet, though Isaiah was. Same goes for Isaiah in his own day, when his material wasn't canon, but Samuel's was.
     
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