Following the False Prophet

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Why Would Anyone Follow A False Prophet?

… by Bob Stanley, slightly re-edited and formatted for this blog, used with permission

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“But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet will die. And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken? When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22

One False Prophecy Makes For A False Prophet.

Behold, I am against the prophets, said the Lord, that use their tongues and say, He said. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, said the Lord, and do tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their lightness; yet I send them not, nor commanded them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all, said the Lord.
Jeremiah 23:31-32

GOD is against the false prophet.
He warns that they cause His people to lie.
If His people lie, then what happens to their salvation?

They see vain things, and they foretell lies saying, THE LORD SAID: whereas the Lord has NOT sent them, AND THEY HAVE PERSISTED TO CONFIRM WHAT THEY HAVE SAID.
Ezechiel 13:6

“…Because you have spoken vain things, and have seen lies, therefore behold I come against you, said the Lord GOD. And My hand shall be upon the prophets that see vain things, and that divine lies.
Ezechiel 13:8-9

Let not your prophets that are in the midst of you, and your diviners deceive you… for they prophesy falsely to you in My name, and I have NOT sent them, said the Lord.”
Jeremiah 29:8-9

There are many more verses in Scripture which are against the false prophet, but I think you can see from what I have sampled, that following the false prophet is deadly for the salvation of your soul.

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of GOD; because many false prophets have gone forth into the world.”
1 John 4:1

So, Holy Scripture has told us to test every professed prophet, and it has also told us that only one false prophecy, a false prophet makes.

Now, who is the false prophet? Scripture says it is the one who makes a prophecy which does not materialize. All it takes is one false prophecy to qualify them as a false prophet.

Well, lets be more specific…

Ellen Gould White is a prime candidate. She made many false prophecies which did not come true, and she persisted, as have some of her followers, to confirm what she had said. Many of her writings have been ‘edited’ by others at a later date so some of the later writings may not agree with the earlier versions word for word.

“I also saw that Old Jerusalem would never be built up.”
Early Writings Pg 75.

Hmmm, looks to me like Old Jerusalem has been built up.

One false prophecy makes a false prophet.

Mrs White said she would be alive when Jesus returns…

“Soon our eyes were drawn to the East, for a small black cloud had appeared, about half as large as a man’s hand, which we all knew was the sign of the Son of Man…we were changed and caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.”
Early Writings pg 15-16.

Hmmm, the Lord has not returned. Is Mrs White still alive?

One false prophecy makes a false prophet.

Mrs White said in May of 1856 that some of those listening to her will live to see the return of Jesus…

Some of those that were attending a meeting with her would become food for worms, and some would live to become subjects of the seven last plagues, and some others would “remain upon the earth to be translated at the coming of Jesus.”
Testimonies for the Church, vol 1, pg 131-132.

Hmmm, that statement was made over 140 years ago. Has Jesus come yet?
Are any of those at that 1856 meeting still alive?

One false prophecy makes a false prophet.

Great happenings were to come to fruition at the end of the 2300 days, which was in October of 1844. What were these great events? Why did they not happen? The Great Controversy, pg 421-422

One false prophecy makes a false prophet.

There are many more false prophecies that Mrs White has made, but I think I have made my point. Not only did Mrs White make false prophecies, but she actually changed, or added to Holy Scripture to boot…

“Every word of GOD is tried by fire…add not anything to His Words, lest you be reproved, AND FOUND A LIAR.”
Proverbs 30:5-6

“Through an angel messenger the divine warning was conveyed: “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted.””
Patriarchs and Prophets, pg 74

The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry and why are you downcast?”
Genesis 4:6

Hmmm, Mrs White said an angel talked with Cain, but the Bible says the ‘Lord’ talked with him.
Read Proverbs 30:5-6 again!
Who is the liar?

Satan is to bear our sins??

“As the priest, in removing the sins from the sanctuary, confessed them upon the scapegoat, so Christ will place those sins upon Satan…”
The Great Controversy, Pg 422, 485-486

Hmmm, I thought Christ bore our sins…

“So also was Christ offered once to TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF MANY.”
Hebrews 9:28.

Show me where Christ will pass the sins onto satan? It is not in Scripture.
Read Proverbs 30:5-6 again!
Who is the liar?

I believe there is ample evidence in this short post to show that Ellen Gould White is a classic model of a False Prophet.
Now, I ask, Why Would Anyone Not Heed The Many Warnings of Scripture, And Continue To Follow The False Prophet?

“God is either teaching His church, reproving their wrongs and strengthening their faith, or He is not. This work is of God, or it is not. God does nothing in partnership with Satan. My work for the past thirty years 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. In arraying yourself against the servants of God you are doing a work either for God or for the devil.”
— Testimonies, Vol. 4, p. 230. E.G. White

Thank you Mrs. E.G. White, I could not have said it better myself.

“If I had two souls, I could gamble one, but since I have only one, I must save it.”
Saint Thomas More…

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