Mormonism's Joseph Smith and Ellen White

The following quotes reveal striking similarities in experience and message.
Please review these and draw your own conclusions.

Similar Early Experiences

Joseph Smith, Pearl of Great Price

Ellen White, Testimonies I, Life Sketches

...It seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction... 48:15

...it seemed to me as if I had been rescued from hell... 1T 31; LS 161

Thick darkness gathered around me and it seemed to me for a while as if I were doomed... 48:15

Total darkness settled upon me and there seemed no way out of the shadows... 1T 25; LS 153

When I came to myself again, I found myself lying on my back, looking up into heaven. When the light departed I had no strength : But recovering in some degree I went home... 48:20

While I was lying helpless there, scenes of beauty and glory passed before me, and I seemed to have reached the safety and peace of heaven. At last my strength returned and I arose... 1T 29; LS 157

And as I leaned upon the fireplace, Mother inquired what the matter was. I replied, "Never mind, all is well--I am well enough off." I then said to my mother ... 48:20

I now confided all my sorrows and perplexities to my mother . She tenderly sympathized with and encouraged me... LS 157

...I took occasion to give him an account of the vision which I had had...he treated my communication...with great contempt, saying it was all of the devil ... 48:21

...I felt forbidden to relate my vision in such company... They denounced my visions as being of the devil ... LS 229;231

In consequence of these things, I often felt condemned for my weaknesses and imperfections; when, on the evening of the above-mentioned 21st of September after I had retired to my bed for the night I betook myself to prayer and supplications to the Almighty God for forgiveness of all my sins... 50:29

...words of condemnation rang in my ears day and night, and my constant cry to God was, "What shall I do to be saved?"...Sometimes for a whole night I would not dare to close my eyes, but would...kneel upon the floor, praying silently... 1T 23,26

Similarities in Message and Mission

Joseph Smith

Ellen White

God had a work for me... PGP 51:33

God has given me a work... 5T 19

And, behold, they will publish this, and Satan will harden the hearts of the people to stir them up to anger against you, that they will not believe my words. Thus Satan thinketh to over power your testimony in this generation, that the work may not come forth in this generation. DC 10:32,33

It was the spirit of Satan expressed in looks and words to make of none effect the Testimonies of the Spirit of God. ... And while it is called today, if you hear his voice, harden not your hearts , as in the provocation in the wilderness. Special Testimony to the Battle Creek Church , 9.

...the Book of Mormon...contains the truth and the word of God. DC 19:26

...In my books, the truth is stated, barricaded by a "Thus saith the Lord." Letter, March 6, 1906



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