E.G. White Estate Admits to EGW's Unethical
"Borrowing" of Material

>From Webster's Dictionary:

PLAGIARIST/PLAGIARISM - One that purloins the writings of another and puts them off as his own.... The appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and thoughts of another author, and representation of them as one's own original work.... The act of purloining another man's literary works or introducing passages from another man's writings and putting them off as one's own; literary theft.

>From the Bible:

Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 23:30-32

In 1864, the following appeared unsigned on the editorial page of the "Review" (Uriah Smith, ed.): PLAGIARISM

"Review" 24 (6 September 1864): 120

Robert Brinsmead, Adventist Theologian, "Judged by the Gospel", p. 172 

The following was written by W.W. Prescott, one of Adventism's great educators; biblical scholar; "Review" editor; founder of two colleges and president of three; former General Conference Vice President. He helped in amending and contributing to Ellen White's book material. Here is a portion of a letter he wrote to W.C. [Willie] White (son of Ellen White):

W.W. Prescott to W.C. White [son of EGW] April 6, 1915

The White Estate would not release the following. It was published independently by "Spectrum" magazine:

>From the same article:

Again, from the same article:

Arthur White, grandson of EGW, head of White Estate, 18 Jan 1981

These remarks are taken from Robert W. Olson, head if the White Estate, "EGW's Use of Uninspired Sources", (Washington: EGW Estate, 9-Nov-79) pp. 1-4,7,8

This is an unsigned editorial announcement in the Adventist Review, 27-Nov-80:

Additional to the previous editorial - After surveying the material on the Ellen G. White controversy available to him, Veltman had written a detailed critique for the President's Executive Advisory Committee in Washington. In that report he quoted Raymond Cottrell as saying:

Additional to the previous quote - Edward Heppenstall, a long-time Adventist theologian, is quoted by Veltman:

Additional to the previous quote - Desmond Ford, the Australian theologian, gives a devastating summary as reported in Veltman's words:

Additional to the previous quote - Veltman himself concludes:

[All of the above quotes were taken from the book "The White Lie" by Walter Rea, M&R Publications, Turlock, CA (1982). I highly recommend that, if you cannot bring yourself to read this book, you at least thumb through it. You must see with your own eyes the many pages of side-by-side comparisons done by the author that show EGW's writings next to the authors she borrowed from. Then you must draw your own conclusions. I pray that God will bless your research.]

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