1. ADAM WAS MORE THAN TWICE AS TALL AS MEN TODAY.
EGW - YES: "As Adam came forth from the hand of his Creator:He was more than twice as tall as men now living upon the earth:Eve was not quite as tall as Adam. Her head reached a little above his shoulders." (Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 3 p.34).
"Adam's height was much greater than that of men who now inhabit the earth. Eve was somewhat less in stature;" (Patriarchs and Prophets, p.45).
Note: Not Biblical . The Bible does not tell us the height of Adam and Eve, but Ellen does not leave us in doubt as to their height.
2. IN THE FIRES OF HELL, DO THE WICKED FEEL PAIN
AS LONG AS THERE IS ONE PIECE OF FLESH LEFT?
EGW - YES: "I saw that some were quickly destroyed, while others suffered longer. Some were many days consuming, and just as long as there was a portion of them unconsumed, all the sense of suffering was there." (Spiritual Gifts, Vol. 1, p.217).
NOTE: Not Biblical . What if their brain is consumed first, will they still feel pain? Can a finger feel pain after the rest of the body is destroyed? Where is a Bible text to support this error? The teaching of annihilation is not Biblical . (Please see Chapter 22 that deals with this subject.)
3. DID JUDAS HAVE A CONVICTION TO CONFESS HIS SIN?
EGW - (1898) YES: "When the Saviour's hands were bathing those soiled feet, and wiping them with the towel, the heart of Judas thrilled through and through with the impulse then and there to confess his sin." (Desire of Ages p.645).
EGW - (1902) NO: "As Christ celebrated this ordinance with His disciples, conviction came to the hearts of all save Judas." (Evangelism p.275).
Note : Mrs. White said yes in 1898 and God and Ellen changed their minds in 1902 and said no. This kind of inspiration is very hard to keep up with. I am thankful that the prophets of the Bible did not have this problem.
4. THE HEROD MISTAKE AND COVER-UP
EGW was under the impression that the Herod that took part in Jesus' trial was the same Herod that took the life of James. She did not realize that it was Herod Antipas, who took part in Jesus' trial and Herod Agrippa I, who put James to death. This mistake was due to her ignorance of the Bible and Bible history. Writing under inspiration; EGW wrote in 1858 that, "Herod's heart grew still harder, and when he heard that JESUS had arisen, he was not much troubled. He took the life of James; and when he saw that this pleased the Jews, he took Peter also, intending to put him to death." (Spiritual Gifts, Vol 1, p.71).
Note the COVER-UP: This error was never corrected in the revisions of Early Writings. But when the error was discovered the authors tried to fix it by a footnote on page 185 of Early writings saying it was, "the same Herodian spirit only in another personality." Notice Ellen was talking under inspiration about an individual, Herod, not the spirit of an individual or their attributes. Jesus certainly knew the difference between the Herods and the reason Ellen did not, was that she was not inspired and did not have the gift of prophecy.
5. JESUS' BROTHERS WERE OLDER THAN HE
AND THEY WERE THE SONS OF JOSEPH AND SIDED WITH THE RABBIS.
EGW - YES: "All this displeased His brothers. Being older than Jesus , they felt that He should be under their dictation. His brothers, as the sons of Joseph were called, sided with the rabbis. They insisted that the traditions must be heeded, as if they were the requirements of God." (Desire of Ages, p.86,87).
Note: Not Biblical. EGW adds to the Bible the same way that Joseph Smith does in the Book of Mormon. How can Adventists claim that the Bible is the source of their faith and accept this as the truth, and do it with a straight face? The Bible clearly states that Jesus was the firstborn of Mary. (And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.) How can the firstborn have older brothers? (Matthew 1:25; Luke 2:7).
6. ANGELS NEED A GOLD CARD TO GET INTO AND OUT OF HEAVEN.
EGW - YES: "All angels that are commissioned to visit earth hold a golden card, which they present to the angels at the gates of the city." (Early Writings p.39).
Note: Not Biblical. If this statement came from Joseph Smith would you accept it? No, because it is not found in the Bible. Then using the same principle for defining your faith how can you believe EGW's nonsense as truth? Does God who can number the hairs on our head, need a gold card to identify the angels? Why have angels at the gate when an ATM machine would work just as well?
7. ELLEN G. WHITE THE ONLY PROPHET GIVEN WINGS WHILE IN VISION.
EGW - YES: "The Lord has given me a view of other worlds. Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious." (Early Writings p.39).
Note: Not Biblical. No Bible prophet was ever given wings at any time. Why were wings given to Ellen White in her vision? In vision they would not be necessary for travel. She certainly had a vivid imagination.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST'S CLAIM
Seventh-day Adventists claim to be people of the Bible and that their beliefs are supported by Scripture. They reject the Roman Catholic Church beliefs such as, praying to Mary and the saints, the confessional, rosary, holy water, the Pope as head of the church, etc. They reject Joseph Smith and his book of Mormon, they reject Mary Baker Eddy and her book Science and Health with Keys to Scripture . They reject the Jehovah's Witnesses, which have the Watchtower to guide them. SDA's reject all beliefs that cannot be supported by the Bible. The paradox is, that the church accepts Ellen White's additions to the Bible and her contradictions without question. And then, like any other cult, expects members to do likewise. The SDA church insists all these additions and contradictions came straight from God, thus making God a part of their deception.
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?
The Seventh-day Adventist Church tell us: "The writings of Mrs. White were never designed to be an addition to the canon of Scripture. They are, nevertheless, the messages of God to the remnant church and should be received as such as were the messages of the prophets of old. As Samuel was a prophet to Israel in his day, as Jeremiah was a prophet to Israel in the days of the captivity, as John the Baptist came as a special messenger of the Lord to prepare the way for Christ's appearing, so we believe that Mrs. White was a prophet to the Church of Christ today. And the same as the messages of the prophets were received in olden times, so her messages should be received at the present time." (Review and Herald, October 4, 1928).
Note : Christians accept the writing of the prophets, Samuel, Jeremiah, as inspired by God and their writings as Holy Scripture. To follow what the SDA Church tells its members, then those who believe that Ellen White is inspired would have to regard her writings as Scripture, the same way, as they do the Bible prophets. But the church tells them her writings are not "an addition to the canon of Scripture!" Does this confuse you? If you understand how it is possible, please explain it to me!
Did Ellen White claim infallibility for the Testimonies?
"Yet, now when I send you a testimony of warning and reproof, many of you declare it to be merely the opinion of Sister White. You thereby insulted the Spirit of God." (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p.64).
"In these letters which I write, in the testimonies I bear, I am presenting to you that which the Lord has presented to me. I do not write one article in the paper expressing merely my own ideas. They are what God has opened before me in vision, the precious rays of light shining from the throne." (Testimonies, Vol. 5, p.67).
"If you lessen the confidence of God's people in the testimonies He has sent them, you are rebelling against God as were Korah, Dathan, and Abiram." (Testimonies , Vol.5, p.66).
"The Testimonies are of the Spirit of God, or of the devil. In arraying yourself against the servants of God you are doing a work either for God or for the devil." (Testimonies, Vol. 4, p.230).
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