Tag: Ellen White

SSPX – the Dangers of a Cult Mentality

The International Seminary of Saint Pius X in Écône

Previously we looked at clear, plain statements from three popes (and others) that confirmed that the relationship between the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) and the Catholic Church is not one of “full communion”. Now we’ll look at how they are a good example of a group with a cult mentality.

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Ellen White was Catholic in classifying her meat and fish

Fish stuffed with Thai herbs

Ellen White was Catholic in classifying her meat and fish … at least as far as classifying fish as non-meat goes, as we do in Lent.

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Adventist and Catholic News & Views 005 – 1 Feb 2020

Adventist dishonesty according to Adventist Today

Key words: Episcopalian consecration, Fatima, Private revelation, Pillars of Adventism, Sabbath, Old Covenant, Diet, Ellen White, Investigative Judgement, Creationism, LBGTQ+

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Bible Quiz – the day and hour of Jesus’ return

Ellen White

Was Jesus right or wrong? Was Adventist prophetess Ellen White right or wrong?

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Hate mail from an Adventist, May 2019

Angry ant

I got some lovely hate mail from a guy called David Winston. I thought it would be good to share here. It shows how nasty Adventists can be, and how their hatred blinds them to any factual evidence contrary to their way of viewing the world.

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Dishonesty in Seventh-day Adventism, Part 2 – Catholicism

Donkey, Boston Public Library

In Part 1 we looked at a striking and honest Adventist acknowledgement of the type of dishonesty that forms part of Adventist culture. Here we’ll look at specific common examples of how dishonest Adventists spread fake facts and fake history.

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Are Adventists really Christian? Are they authentic Trinitarians?

Shield of the Trinity

Until recently, in my mind Seventh-day Adventism was a Christian denomination. An odd one, with strange beliefs that are contrary to biblical teaching, but Christian nonetheless. That opinion is changing. I think that the Catholic Church should investigate Seventh-day Adventism more fully, and consider conditionally baptising anyone entering the Church if their previous baptism was an Adventist one.

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Thus saith Ellen, part 5 – The day and the hour

Ellen White icon

Soon we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming.
– Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, Page 59
That alone should be enough to lead people away from Ellen White.

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Thus saith Ellen, part 2 – Call no man Father?

William Miller

The interesting thing is that Ellen White referred to William Miller, the founder of the Millerite movement that started Adventism, as “Father Miller”, and gives one of the Catholic reasons for doing so (cf 1 Cor 4:15).

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The Prophecies of Daniel – Introduction

Daniel's Answer to the King

I’ve decided to write up an interpretation of the prophecies of Daniel, which I’ve read up on recently. Previously, I debunked the common Adventist claim about the little horn being the papacy, which supposedly uprooted the Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Heruli by 538 AD.

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Is Jesus God? Part 1

Russian Jewelled Icon of Christ Pantocrator

Adventists believe some strange things. Some Adventists believe even stranger things. There’s a small but vocal group within Adventism that denies the divinity of Jesus Christ, a core teaching of biblical Christianity. Some other groups like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Christedelphians teach this too.

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Does Adventism teach a deficient Gospel?

James and Ellen White

In the recent discussions with Adventists I’ve started to realise that Saturday observance, in the way modern sabbatarians teach it, is actually more than just a theological difference, more than just a minor error. It’s a complete defect in the nature of the New Covenant.

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Call no man Father? Tell Ellen White!

William Miller

Adventists and others accuse Catholics of disobeying Jesus by calling our priests “Father”. But the interesting thing is that Ellen White referred to William Miller, the founder of the Millerite movement that started Adventism, as “Father Miller”.

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Ellen White centenary prayers (novena) – Day 2

Today, leading up to the centenary of Ellen White’s death, we pray for Adventism, which teaches strange doctrines not known to the original Christian faith. Jesus was said to be returning in 1843, and later 1844, and when he failed, the doctrine of the Investigative Judgement was developed to cover up that error in predicting Jesus’ return. May God lead them to realise that many of their teachings are found neither in the Bible, nor in the original faith of the Apostles, and, in fact, contradict them.

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Ellen White centenary prayers (novena) – Introduction

Novena - Introduction

In the Nine Days leading up to the 100th anniversary of the death of Adventist prophetess Ellen White (16 July 2015), we will say a novena – a prayer continued for nine days – for those who follow her teachings today.

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Adventism and the ordination of women

Ellen White

Adventism’s decision about the ordination of women is not really about the Bible – it’s about being part of the world, and that is why Adventism will eventually fall – it’s part of the world’s need to reject divine authority and do as it pleases, the essence of Protestantism, the itching ear syndrome (2 Timothy 4:3).

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Ellen White and St Ambrose

St Ambrose of Milan

Ellen White has a history of making up history. She also has a history of taking completely non-Adventist groups like the Albigensians and Waldensians and claiming they were proto-Adventists. (The Waldensians were far too Catholic to come close to being Adventist, and the Albigensians were gnostics who shunned marriage and believed in a set of two Gods – the evil God of the Old Testament and the good God of the New Testament.)

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Ben Carson, the next US President, and anti-Catholic?

Dr Ben Carson; photo by Gage Skidmore

An Adventist is possibly amongst those running for the throne that is arguably the most powerful position in the world. Dr Benjamin Solomon Carson Sr., a retired neurosurgeon and a Republican, is potentially the next US President. And he is a Seventh-day Adventist.

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Will Catholics persecute Adventists for sabbath keeping?

Icon of the Resurrection

Seventh-day Adventists think that in the end times, they will be persecuted by Sunday-keeping Christians, and by Catholics in particular. Why? Because they think observing the weekly sabbath according to some, but not all, of the Old Testament sabbath laws, will be the test commandment, the test that shows they are the true followers of God.

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Shame on you – Adventists, dishonesty, and the Catholic Church

Jesus doesn't like lies being told about Christians.

Adventists have a reputation for their dishonesty, and not just among Catholics. Out there in real life and on the internet there is a huge collection of anti-Catholic propaganda waiting for gullible Catholics, and others, to ensnare them. When a Catholic meets a certain type of Adventist, this sort of propaganda abounds.

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