Tag: Ellen White

Anti-EGW websites

White-tailed gnu (Black wildebeest)

Dale Ratzlaf has a response to Adventist Elder Jud Lake’s attack on anti-EGW websites. The PDF is available here.

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Loyal Adventists and the Pope

Pope Benedict XVI wearing a camauro

Yes, he does, at times, “commend the pope for addressing the socio-political issues of our time in a responsible way” … but he says that on such issues, Adventists and Catholics should not be united in their work towards that goal.

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Ellen White icon discovered!

Ellen White icon

A second century icon of Ellen White was recently discovered in an ancient Adventist church. The mosaic icon has been very well preserved. The writing in the halo says Ellen White in Greek, and the number in Roman numerals is 1844.

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Ellen White on the deification of man

The Ladder of Paradise - St John Climacus

That sounds similar to the doctrine of Theosis, taught by the Eastern Orthodox Churches, and the Eastern Catholic Churches. Western Catholicism doesn’t give it much attention as far as the use of the term divinisation goes, and the Eastern part carries it over from their Orthodox heritage. If you see a difference between divinisation and deification, Theosis refers to the former … some people see a difference, some people consider them perfect synonyms. See below – probably equivalent to the Protestant concept of sanctification.

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Ellen White: Women have less vital force than men

Ellen White's signature

Females possess less vital force than the other sex, and are deprived very much of the bracing, invigorating air, by their in-doors life. The results of self-abuse in them is seen in various diseases, such as catarrh, dropsy, headache, loss of memory and sight, great weakness in the back and loins, affections of the spine, the head often decays inwardly. Cancerous humor, which would lay dormant in the system their life-time, is inflamed, and commences its eating, destructive work. The mind is often utterly ruined, and insanity takes place.

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Bacchiocchi – Some things Paul wrote are unacceptable

Some of the things Paul wrote are unacceptable, says Samuele Bacchiocchi.

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The animal origins of non-white people

Ellen White on amalgamation

Since the flood there has been amalgamation of man and beast, as may be seen in the almost endless varieties of species of animals, and in certain races of men.

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Legal attack on The Ellen White Research Project

Ellen White

Please pray for the failure of a legal harassment programme against The Ellen White Research Project, a website that is a huge source of information on the Adventist prophetess Ellen White.

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The original Adventists

James and Ellen White

Modern Adventism has corrected itself, and returned to the historical Christian faith taught by the early Christians. Many within Adventism today are objecting to this, and retain some of these anti-Trinitarian teachings … one of the reasons they cite is that the Adventist church is accepting Catholic doctrines.

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E-mail from Ellen White

I got the following e-mail from Ellen White today.

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The day and hour

“As God has shown me in holy vision … we heard the voice of God like many waters, which gave us the day and hour of Jesus’ coming” (Ellen White, Early Writings, pp. 15, 34, 285).

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Adventist Church: “Bible not true”

Since there is an misleading and ongoing thread in various forums about the Catholic Church saying that the Bible is not true, it is appropriate to point out that Adventism, like Catholicism, takes some verses literally, and others it does not take literally. There is no real difference between what each is saying; the difference lies in interpretation, not principle.

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The Clear Word Bible

The Clear Word Bible is an Adventist production of the quality of the New World Translation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Adventism’s re-elected pope

Paulsen appears to be a conservative, going the way of the traditionalists who hold to Ellen White’s writings. It’s unlikely that he’ll reform the Adventist denomination regarding their views on Ellen White – he has not done so thus far. He is looking at liturgy reform, it seems, in his views on church music. At least the views expressed do not go to the extreme Bacchiocchi goes to.

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Testimony of a current Adventist

It is a pity that you are only hearing about the bad things about the SDA church. I am not writing this article to argue about anything. I just feel compelled to tell you that I have been a SDA member all my life and my father is an SDA minister and never once has he or any other minister tried to force Ellen White down my throat.

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Testimony of an ex-Adventist #3

My search for evil in the Catholic Church helped me to find a good instead, and I am soon to began my confirmation process.

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Testimony of an ex-Adventist #2

I was a third-generation Adventist until 15 years ago when I left and never looked back. I came from a “traditional” Adventist home where I was taught that the Catholic Church was Babylon and the Pope was practically Satan himself. This is pretty typical of traditional SDA teachings, saturated as they are with Ellen White’s drivel.

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Testimony of an Adventist

I look forward as always to Easter. I look forward to attending the local Catholic church for the Stations of the Cross Mass. No other church puts that weekend in perspective like the Catholic Church.

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Testimony of a recovering ex-Adventist

Yes, I was raised thinking the Catholics were all going to Hell really fast when Jesus came and that someday the pope was going to get the mark of the beast and persecute us and kill us for keeping the Sabbath. Pretty bad huh? They keep you paranoid and scared from childhood on, still some of it is stuck in my head, I am having a catholic help deprogram me. LOL When I was in high school my best friend was catholic and I remember crying and telling her I felt so bad and I did, because she wasn’t going to heaven. Well, I left that church along time ago, now the clergy all know about it and quite a few of the members, that EG WHITE was a false Prophet. Walter Rae was my minister too. And its been published in their mintery Magazine. (Name withheld)

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Testimony of an ex-Adventist #1

Greetings. I must say that I appreciate what you have to say about how the SDA’s treat those in the Catholic Church and the Catholic Church in general. Although I am not a member of the Catholic Church, and although I do not see the Catholic Church as “the true church,” I am especially sensitive to other Christians, Catholic or otherwise, who are mistreated by the SDA Church.

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