It is interesting to note that in the August 14, 1883 Review & Herald the following statement was made: "Our position on the Testimonies is like the keystone to the arch. Take that out, and there is no logical stopping place till all the special truths of the message are gone.... NOTHING IS SURER THAN THIS, THAT THIS MESSAGE AND THE VISIONS BELONG TOGETHER AND STAND OR FALL TOGETHER" (emphasis added)
The Scripture says, "But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons...." 1 Timothy 4:1
"For false Christs and FALSE PROPHETS WILL ARISE and will show great signs and wonders, so as TO MISLEAD, if possible, even the elect"
Matthew 24:24 (emphasis added)
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS HAVE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD"
1 John 4:1 (emphasis added)
We have clearly shown just a few examples that prove Mrs. White does not fulfill the biblical tests of a prophet. A prophet needs only ONE false prophecy to be disqualified. In Deuteronomy 18:20-22 the Scripture gives us the rule by which we are to judge prophets:
"But the prophet who shall speak a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he shall speak in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die. And you may say in your heart, 'How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?' When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him."
MRS. WHITE ADMITS THERE ARE ONLY TWO POSSIBLE SOURCES FOR HER WORK "God is either teaching His church, reproving their wrongs and strengthening their faith, or He is not. THIS WORK IS OF GOD, OR IT IS NOT. God does nothing in partnership with Satan. MY WORK... BEARS THE STAMP OF GOD OR THE STAMP OF THE ENEMY. There is no half-way work in the matter. THE TESTIMONIES ARE OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD OR OF THE DEVIL" Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p. 230 (emphasis added)
"IF THE TESTIMONIES SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD OF GOD, REJECT THEM. Christ and Belial cannot be united" Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, p. 691 (emphasis added)
The Lord warned Israel about being deceived by false prophets. He said that if what a prophet said came true, even if he worked a miracle, if he contradicted God's Word he was a false prophet. God will watch to see whether we love that prophet more than we love Him.
"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS TESTING YOU TO FIND OUT IF YOU LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL"
Deuteronomy 13:1-3 (emphasis added)
You have seen evidence proving that Ellen G. White could not possibly be a true prophetess of God. She has failed the biblical tests of a true prophet. Her visions and revelations contradict God's previous revelations and she contradicts herself. Mrs. White made predictions which did not come to pass and she had been caught lying. In the light of this evidence you are faced with a decision, and it may be the most important decision of your life: a decision to follow the truth.
Nothing is more important than following the truth, no matter what it may cost you. We are accountable for what we know and no amount of rationalization will make Ellen White a true prophet. You have seen that the foundation of Adventism is flawed and cracked. It is not a movement of God. It was founded by a false prophet. Jesus said that "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free", John 8:32.
If you act on what you have learned it may cost you your denominational job, your friends or even your family. The words of Jesus are a solemn encouragement to us. He said:
"He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it"
I urge you to step out in faith and follow the truth, trusting Jesus Christ to lead you and care for you. Place your entire faith in Him. Trust Him and Him alone for your eternal salvation. He will accept you and save you if you will call on Him. "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13
God's Plan of Salvation is so simple! The apostle Paul explains how God saves us:
"But now God has shown us a different way to heaven--not by "being good enough" and trying to keep his laws, but by a new way (though not new, really, for the Scriptures told about it long ago). Now God says he will accept and acquit us--declare us "not guilty"--if we trust Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, by coming to Christ, no matter who we are or what we have been like. Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious ideal; yet now God declares us "not guilty" of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in his kindness freely takes away our sins.
"For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to and all God's anger against us. He used Christ's blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath. In this way he was being entirely fair, even though he did not punish those who sinned in former times. For he was looking forward to the time when Christ would come and take away those sins.
"And now in these days also he can receive sinners in this same way, because Jesus took away their sins. But isn't this unfair for God to let criminals go free, and say that they are innocent? No, for he does it on the basis of their trust in Jesus who took away their sins.
"Then what can we boast about doing, to earn our salvation? Nothing at all. Why? Because out acquittal is not based on our good deeds; it is based on what Christ has done and our faith in him. So it is that we are saved by faith in Christ and not by the good things we do"
Romans 3:21-28, Living Bible
The Bible says that "...the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this is in His Son. HE WHO HAS THE SON HAS THE LIFE; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to YOU WHO BELIEVE IN THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, in order that you MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE" 1 John 5:11-13 (emphasis added).
Following the truth of the Lord Jesus can be costly, but the blessings of doing so far outweigh the cost! Jesus gave everything for you when He left heaven to come to earth to die. He loves you so much that no sacrifice was too much to purchase your salvation. He offers you His peace, His life, His joy, and His rest!
Don't be surprised by opposition - When the man who was born blind was healed by Jesus and could see things clearly for the first time, he immediately experienced persecution and tremendous opposition. Don't be surprised if you are treated in the same way. But no one can rob you of the truth. You can say, with that man born blind, "...Whether He is a sinner, I do not know; one thing I do know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see" John 9:25.
May God Bless and protect you as you make your decision for Him.
"Then He opened their minds to
understand the scriptures"
Luke 24:45 (NRSV)
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