Dale Ratzlaf has a response to Adventist Elder Jud Lake’s attack on anti-EGW websites. The PDF is available here.
Tag: Ellen White
Nov 14 2006
Aug 21 2006
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.
Jul 15 2006
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.
Jul 08 2006
Some of the things Paul wrote are unacceptable, says Samuele Bacchiocchi.
Mar 15 2006
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.
Oct 23 2005
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.
Jul 04 2005
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.
Dec 31 2004
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.
Dec 31 2004
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.
Dec 31 2004
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)
Dec 31 2004
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.