The prophet Ellen White is considered to be “the continuing Pope” of the SDA Church…
…They believe that she was a type of sock puppet for God, as in God spoke the actual words out of her mouth.
…Sort of like the “Oracle of Delphi” - in ancient Greece.
The following is Ellen White’s teachings on the subject of her authority.
R&H Jan 26,1905
The word given me is, ‘You are faithfully to reprove those who would mar the faith of the people of God. Write out the things which I shall give you, that they may stand as a witness to the truth till the end of time.’ I said, 'If any of the citizens of Battle Creek wish to know what Mrs. White believes and teaches, let them read her published books. My labors would be naught should I preach another gospel. That which I have written is what the Lord has bidden me write. I have not been instructed to change that which I have sent out
Selected Messages, Vol. 1, Chapter One "The Inspiration of the Prophetic WritersThe Bible is written by inspired men, but it is NOT God’s mode of thought and expression. It is that of humanity. God, as a writer, is not represented. Men will often say such an expression is not like God. But God has not put Himself in words, in logic, in rhetoric, on trial in the Bible. The writers of the Bible were God’s penmen, not His pen."
Ellen White was claimed to be “The Pen of Inspiration” ergo her teachings are the final world on what the Bible ‘really means’…
Before I stand on my feet, I have no thought of speaking as plainly as I do. But the Spirit of God rests upon me with power, and I CANNOT but speak the words GIVEN me. I dare not withhold one word of the testimony… I speak the words GIVEN ME by a higher power than human power, and I CANNOT, if I would, recall [retract] one sentence
1SM 161; CW 32; The Early Elmshaven Years 426
We are NOT to receive the words of those who come with a message that contradicts the special points of our faith. They gather together a mass of Scripture, and pile it as proof around their asserted theories. . . . And while the Scriptures are God’s word, and are to be respected, the application of them, IF such application moves one pillar from the foundation that God has sustained these fifty years, is a great mistake. He who makes such an application knows not the wonderful demonstration of the Holy Spirit that gave power and force to the past messages that have come to the people of God
Notice that what she is saying is that if a person comes to an SDA with a “mass of Scripture” that contradicts what Ellen said prior…
…It would be a mistake to reject Ellen’s teachings in favor of the mass of Scripture.
…Because God already demonstrated that Ellen’s teachings are the correct way.
Testimonies, Vol. 8, p. 298
We MUST follow the directions given through the Spirit of Prophecy [Mrs. White’s writings]. … God has spoken to us through His Word. He has spoken to us through the Testimonies to the church and through the books that have helped to make plain our present duty and the position that we should now occupy
Testimonies, Vol. 5, p. 66
If you lessen the confidence of God’s people **in the testimonies **he has sent them, you are rebelling against God as certainly as were Korah, Dathan and Abirum
All of this is designed to program the Seventh-day Adventists to accept Ellen White when she affirms…
…That Christ **could have possibly sinned and lost His own salvation **& subsequently been eternally annihilated.
…By God the Father who “in time” gave creature Christ a conditional deity to use “to try” to defeat Lucifer.
This is the SDA “Par-Excellence” Doctrine upon which most everything else they teach is based on…