Your article about the Seventh Day Adventists was good.  You kinda (sic) did some research.  But you drew conclusions too soon……Ellen G. White never said that she was a prophetess. Please read the whole book by Ellen G. White.  You express your opinion only, not the truth.  Don’t use some verses of the Bible to justify your article.  Instead I humbly request you to please read the whole Bible again.


It is not just my opinion that Ellen G. White claimed to be a prophetess. I say this because she made many dozens of prophecies which are recorded in the periodicals which she had published. An official statement from the 7th Day Adventist church about Ellen G. White is as follows:

One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is prophecy. This gift is an identifying mark of the remnant church and was manifested in the ministry of Ellen. G. White . As the Lord’s messenger, her writings are a continuing and authoritative source of truth which provide for the church comfort, guidance, instruction, and correction. They also make clear that the Bible is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested. (Joel 2:28, 29; Acts 2:14-21; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 12:17; 19:10.)

Clearly, the 7th Day Adventist Church considers White a prophetess. If you read the writings of Ellen White, the fact that she claimed to be a prophetess in inescapable. Below are a few quotes from White. I will make a closing comment after listing some of her prophecies:


But I have no light in particular in regard to what is coming on New York, only that I know that one day the great buildings there will be thrown down by the turning and overturning of God’s power. From the light given me, I know that destruction is in the world. One word from the Lord, one touch of his mighty power, and these massive structures will fall. Scenes will take place the fearfulness of which we cannot imagine.—Review and Herald, July 5, 1906

The time is right upon us when there will be sorrow in the world that no human balm can heal. Even before the last great destruction comes upon the world, the flattering monuments of man’s greatness will be crumbled in the dust. God’s retributive judgments will fall on those who in the face of great light have continued in sin. Costly buildings, supposed to be fire-proof, are erected. But as Sodom perished in the flames of God’s vengeance, so will these proud structures become ashes.—Signs of the Times, Oct. 9, 1901.

I am bidden to declare the message that cities full of transgression, and sinful in the extreme, will be destroyed by earthquakes, by fire, by flood. All the world will be warned that there is a God who will display His authority as God. His unseen agencies will cause destruction, devastation, and death. All the accumulated riches will be as nothingness. Notwithstanding the scientific care with which men safeguard buildings from destruction, one touch of the great and rightful Ruler will bring to nothingness the idolatrous possessions that have been laid up in a sightly and magnificent display. The devices of men will come to naught.—Manuscript Releases, vol. 21, p. 66-67.

The judgments of God will certainly fall upon all transgressors. The terrible earthquake that has visited San Francisco will be followed by other manifestations of the power of God. His law has been transgressed. Cities have become polluted with sin.—Sermons and Talks, vol. 2, p. 279.

The time is near when large cities will be swept away, and all should be warned of these coming judgments.—Last Day Events, p. 111.

“As the Spirit of God has opened to my mind the great truths of His word, and the scenes of the past and the future, I have been bidden to make known to others that which has thus been revealed…” The Great Controversy, p. xi.

“Old Jerusalem never would be built up”. In Early Writings p 75, she said, “Then I was pointed to some who are in the great error of believing that it is their duty to go to Old Jerusalem, and think they have a work to do there before the Lord comes …. I saw that Satan had greatly deceived some in this thing, …. I ALSO SAW THAT OLD JERUSALEM NEVER WOULD BE BUILT UP; and that Satan was doing his utmost to lead the minds of the children of the Lord into these things now, in the gathering time”

“when England does declare war [against the North, during the civil war]. all nations will have an interest of their own to serve, and there will be general war, general confusion.” The result will be that “this nation [the United States] will…be humbled into the dust”. Testimonies for the Church, vol. 1, p. 259.

“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. THE GRASS OF THE PLACE WAS LIVING GREEN, AND THE BIRDS THERE WARBLED A SWEET SONG. THE INHABITANTS OF THE PLACE WERE OF ALL SIZES; THEY WERE NOBLE, MAJESTIC, AND LOVELY….I asked on of them why they were so much more lovely than those on earth….Then I WAS TAKEN TO A WORLD WHICH HAD SEVEN MOONS. There I saw good old Enoch, who had been translated”. Early Writings, pp. 39-40

Ellen’s husband, James White verified her vision. He wrote, “At our conference in Topsham, Maine, last Nov., Ellen has a vision of the handy works of God. SHE WAS GUIDED TO THE PLANETS JUPITER, SATURN, AND I THINK ONE MORE. After she came out of vision, she could give a clear description of their Moons, etc… It is well known that she knew nothing of astronomy, and could not answer one question in relation to the planets, before she had this vision.” A Word to the “Little Flock”, p. 22

I am not sure your point when you say that I should “read the whole Bible again.” Of course, I have read the whole Bible many times, but I do not see how that is relevant to the question of whether Ellen G. White claimed to be a prophetess. To conclude, anyone who studies the life and writings of Ellen G. White will conclude that she claimed to be an authoritative spokesperson for God. Whether she was or was not actually speaking for God is a separate question. In my opinion, she was not a bona fide prophetess. Several of the prophecies above clearly were not fulfilled, but I will let you decide for yourself.

John Oakes

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