Thus saith Ellen, part 1 – Christians pray to Satan?

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James and Ellen White

James and Ellen White

Since 1844, Christians pray to Satan on God’s throne?

Thus saith Ellen White, “inspired” Adventist “prophet”:

I saw the Father rise from the throne, and in a flaming chariot go into the holy of holies within the veil, and sit down. Then Jesus rose up from the throne, and the most of those who were bowed down arose with Him. I did not see one ray of light pass from Jesus to the careless multitude after He arose, and they were left in perfect darkness. Those who arose when Jesus did, kept their eyes fixed on Him as He left the throne and led them out a little way. Then He raised His right arm, and we heard His lovely voice saying, “Wait here; I am going to My Father to receive the kingdom; keep your garments spotless, and in a little while I will return from the wedding and receive you to Myself.” Then a cloudy chariot, with wheels like flaming fire, surrounded by angels, came to where Jesus was. He stepped into the chariot and was borne to the holiest, where the Father sat. There I beheld Jesus, a great High Priest, standing before the Father. On the hem of His garment was a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate. Those who rose up with Jesus would send up their faith to Him in the holiest, and pray, “My Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Then Jesus would breathe upon them the Holy Ghost. In that breath was light, power, and much love, joy, and peace.
Ellen White, Early Writings, page 55, paragraph 2

I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, “Father, give us Thy Spirit.Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence; in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy, and peace. Satan’s object was to keep them deceived and to draw back and deceive God’s children.
Ellen White, Early Writings, page 56, paragraph 1

In the context, there were 3 groups:

1. Those not interested in God
2. Those following God, bowed before God’s throne [Christians], who then are divided into two groups:
2a – Those who stopped bowing before the throne when the Father left it to go and sit in the Holy of Holies and Jesus left it to join the Father there [Adventists]
2b – Those who remained bowed before the throne, not knowing Jesus had left it [non-Adventists]

In the absence of Jesus and the Father, Satan was on their throne, pretending to be God and answering the prayers of non-Adventist Christians.

According to the Investigative Judgment doctrine, and the teachings about the year 1844 (when Jesus was supposed to return, but didn’t), that is the situation from 1844 until the close of probation, ongoing in the present.

What the Bible says

Heb 8:1-2 – Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.

Heb 10:12-13 – But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

All the symbolism of Jesus sitting down and his work being completed happened in the past, not some future 1844. Satan never sat on the throne of God answering prayers.

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