Thus saith Ellen, part 3 – Jesus is not God

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“The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one.”
Lift Him Up, p. 235.3
SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, p. 1129.7
Ms 140, 1903 (September 27, 1903) par. 28

“To Christ had been given an exalted position. He has been made equal with the Father”
Testimonies, vol 8, p268

“The Eternal Father, the unchangeable one, gave his only begotten Son, tore from his bosom Him who was made in the express image of his person, and sent him down to earth to reveal how greatly he loved mankind.”
Ellen White, The Duty of the Minister and the People, The Review and Herald, July 9, 1895

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No, Ellen. Christianity teaches that Jesus was one person with two natures, God the Son, the Lord God Almighty, and that he had always been equal with God the Father, never created or “made”.

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If one looks at the entirety of Ellen White’s writings, she was a Trinitarian who believed that God the Son was co-equal and co-eternal with God the Father. But her writings contain sufficient evidence of error, and she often wrote in such a way as to demonstrate some confusion on her part. That confusion is derived from the same confusion that was spreading in the USA at the time, and which resulted in the related religions of the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others.

If Ellen White was really a true prophet of God, and, as she claimed, her writings were inspired, she would not have written such nonsense. Her theology of Christ is a simplistic, poorly defined attempt at adult theology, not the writings of an inspired prophet of God.

Those Adventists who follow the Arian Adventist founders, and select those statements from Ellen White that support their Arianism, are technically not even Christian.  Where I live, I see a growing movement amongst some Adventists to reject Jesus as God and go their own way, based on following the errors in the writings of their prophet, Ellen.

What the Bible says:

John 1:1-3 (KJV) – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Further reading:

Did Ellen White teach ‘A Different God’? … by Dr Verle Streifling
The original Adventists … admissions by Adventist scholar Samuele Bacchiocchi
Is Jesus God, part 1
Is Jesus God, part 2
Is Jesus God, part 3

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