CULT OF ELLEN G. WHITE #4: BIBLICAL REFUTATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM

CULT OF ELLEN G. WHITE #4: BIBLICAL REFUTATION OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM

See our playlist of 41 videos on the SDA at See with director Dale Ratzlaff & with Mark Martin. Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel: CANSWERSTV at websites: http://www.HISTORYCART.COM & interviews two former members of the Seventh-Day Adventist religion created by a supposed “prophetess” named Ellen G. White. Wallace Slattery, author of the booklet, “Are Seventh-Day Adventists False Prophets?” (& former instructor & member of the SDA for 44 years) is joined in studio by his wife Carole, also a former SDA member for 44 years.
Adventism is a product of the great religious revivals that regularly swept through America, especially in certain districts of New England & New York, in the early nineteenth century. A farmer named William Miller became convinced (much the same as modern day false prophets like Harold Camping of the Family Radio Network who has repeatedly predicted the end of the world based on his own Bible interpretations) through his own study of the Bible that the 2300 prophetic days of Daniel 8:14 represented 2300 years beginning in 457 B.C. with the decree of Artaxerxes I to rebuild Jerusalem & continuing down to 1843 or 1844 when he predicted Christ would return to Earth. Miller began preaching this prediction in the 1820s & continued to preach it into the 1840s. His doomsday message gathered perhaps a million followers throughout the Middle Atlantic & New England states. When Jesus did not come back in March 1844 as Miller had declared he turned to a prediction by S.S. Snow (who wore a white robe & called himself Elijah) who said Christ would return on October 22, 1844. Naturally, as it turned out, they were both wrong (known as the “Great Disappointment”) & shown to be false prophets (Matthew 24:23-36). However, some of their deluded followers refused to give up on Miller’s fabrications including a 17-year-old girl named Ellen Harmon (later to become known as Ellen G. White, due to her marriage to another Millerite named James White) who taught that God had shown her in a vision that “probation” for the people of the Earth had closed on October 22 & that Christ would come in the immediate future. When this didn’t happen either, another Millerite adventist named Hiram Edson said the October 22 date merely marked a “transfer” of Christ’s heavenly mission from the Holy Place to the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary, where Jesus then began the “final atonement” for sinners. Throughout the late 1840s & into the early 1860s Ellen G. White claimed to have “visions” from God & became known as a “Messenger” from God. Later in life she claimed to have visits from angels who told her what to write.
Ellen G. White & her husband were leaders of this new religious group which became incorporated in 1861 as the Seventh-day Adventist Church which had its headquaters in Battle Creek, Michigan. Ellen White died in 1915 at the age of 87, elevated by her followers as a divinely inspired “prophetess” speaking for God (see SDA publication, “Review & Herald,” page 11), but never having seen the coming of Christ as she had falsely predicted for decades.
It is now known that Ellen G. White engaged in extensive plagiarism from many of her 19th-century contemporaries such as Alfred Edersheim’s “Elisha the Prophet,” William Hanna’s “The Life of Christ” & John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” (see the heavily documented book, “The White Lie” by Walter T. Rea, M & R Publications, Turlock, CA, 1981, for validation). In fact, it is now known that Ellen White claimed to write her many books by the “spirit of prophecy” but rather she plagiarized from other authors & falsely deceived her followers.
Not only does Seventh-day Adventism teach another gospel (Galatians 1:6-9) which is based on “works righteousness” (Galatians 2:16, Isaiah 64:6) rather than the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-10) but it is filled with unBiblical doctrines & false prophecies (Deuteronomy 18:14-22). Ellen G. White taught that : Satan has taken full possession of all other churches (“Spiritual Gifts,” Vol. 1, pp. 189-190); the prayers of people in the other churches are an abomination (“Spiritual Gifts,” Vol. 1, pg 190); Eggs excite people’s animal passions (“Testimonies,” vol. 2, pg 400); Eggs should not be placed on the table because they are injurious to children (“Testimonies,” vol. 2, pg 400); People living in 1856 would live to see the seven last plagues (“Testimonies,” vol. 1, pp. 131, 132); Certain races of men are the result of amalgamation between man & beast (“Spiritual Gifts,” Vol 3. pg 64, 75); Wigs make people lose their reason & go hopelessly insane (“Words to Christian Mothers,” No. 2, pg 121), & on the list could go.
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