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Ellen G. White: Prophetess of the Lord


"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18.


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There are tests in the Bible which all prophets must pass. Ellen G. White passes all of these tests. Here are some major tests.


"He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church." 1 Corinthians 14:4.

----Mrs. White edified the church often in her counsel. She prophesied of the church's eventual victory in a book called "Early Writings," seeing that the "Advent people" would make it to New Jerusalem in her first vision ever (in the section, "My First Vision"). Her prophecy encouraged those who had been pained at the Great Disappointment. Not only so, but she also encouraged the church through her letters, some of which contain accounts of her having a revelation about her audience (such as Letter 58, 1880).

"If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 14:37. "We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error." 1 John 4:6.

----These tests say that any prophet must acknowledge the authority of the Scriptures. Ellen White, throughout her life, upheld the Bible. She acknowledged its divine authority, and did not claim to be above the Bible:

"The Spirit was not given--nor can it ever be bestowed--to supersede the Bible; for the Scriptures explicitly state that the Word of God is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested... Isaiah declares, 'To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them'" (Isaiah 8:20).--The Great Controversy, Introduction, p. vii.

"If you had made God's word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourselves with God's inspired Book that He has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies, calling your attention to the words of inspiration which you had neglected to obey, and urging you to fashion your lives in accordance with its pure and elevated teachings.

The Lord designs to warn you, to reprove, to counsel, through the testimonies given, and to impress your minds with the importance of the truth of His word. The written testimonies are not to give new light, but to impress vividly upon the heart the truths of inspiration already revealed. Man's duty to God and to his fellow man has been distinctly specified in God's word; yet but few of you are obedient to the light given. Additional truth is not brought out; but God has through the Testimonies simplified the great truths already given and in His own chosen way brought them before the people to awaken and impress the mind with them, that all may be left without excuse."--Testimonies for the Church Volume 2, Page 605

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God." 1 John 4:1-2.

----Ellen White acknowledged that Jesus came in the flesh:

"Jesus, the tender, pitying Saviour, was God 'manifest in the flesh.' 1 Timothy 3:16." {SC 12.2}.

"By their fruits ye shall know them." Matthew 7:20.

----Ellen White had very good fruits. She raised her children in a Christian, loving way, to be Christian, loving men; and whenever there were problems with her children, she dealt with them as she could as a loving, caring mother. But besides this, there are other fruits which are evident in her writing. Hear her:

"'God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.' He gave Him not only to live among men, to bear their sins, and die their sacrifice. He gave Him to the fallen race. Christ was to identify Himself with the interests and needs of humanity. He who was one with God has linked Himself with the children of men by ties that are never to be broken. Jesus is 'not ashamed to call them brethren' (Hebrews 2:11); He is our Sacrifice, our Advocate, our Brother, bearing our human form before the Father's throne, and through eternal ages one with the race He has redeemed--the Son of man. And all this that man might be uplifted from the ruin and degradation of sin that he might reflect the love of God and share the joy of holiness.

The price paid for our redemption, the infinite sacrifice of our heavenly Father in giving His Son to die for us, should give us exalted conceptions of what we may become through Christ. As the inspired apostle John beheld the height, the depth, the breadth of the Father's love toward the perishing race, he was filled with adoration and reverence; and, failing to find suitable language in which to express the greatness and tenderness of this love, he called upon the world to behold it. 'Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.' 1 John 3:1. What a value this places upon man! Through transgression the sons of man become subjects of Satan. Through faith in the atoning sacrifice of Christ the sons of Adam may become the sons of God. By assuming human nature, Christ elevates humanity. Fallen men are placed where, through connection with Christ, they may indeed become worthy of the name 'sons of God.'

Such love is without a parallel. Children of the heavenly King! Precious promise! Theme for the most profound meditation! The matchless love of God for a world that did not love Him! The thought has a subduing power upon the soul and brings the mind into captivity to the will of God. The more we study the divine character in the light of the cross, the more we see mercy, tenderness, and forgiveness blended with equity and justice, and the more clearly we discern innumerable evidences of a love that is infinite and a tender pity surpassing a mother's yearning sympathy for her wayward child." {SC 14.3-15.2}.

What love she had for God! But this is just her in writing a book; her letters, when read, testify of her godliness. Hear her words to a public evangelist who committed adultery (after her showing him the seriousness of his sin):

"You need to consecrate yourself to God, and not dwell upon your troubles. Be careful how you are enticed to make women your confidants or to allow them to make you their confidant. Keep aloof from the society of women as much as you can. You will be in danger. Remember, we are living amid the perils of the last days. Almost everything is rotten and corrupt.

Look to God, pray, oh, pray, as you never have before to be kept by the power of God through faith. In God you can stand untainted, without a stain or blemish. Fasten your hold upon God. Look to Him in faith that you may be a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. God will bring you off victorious if you will live a humble life of prayer and dependent trust."--Letter 23, 1871.

The words speak for themselves. Furthermore, she not only had fruits of words, but also fruits of character. While she lived in Australia she cared for orphan children, for example. She was admired as a lecturer, a mother, an author, a counselor, a prophet, a Christian, and a friend. Even non-Adventist audiences were captivated by her speeches, and some non-Adventists did ask her to give speeches to such audiences ( http://www.whiteestate.org/books/mol/Chapt12.html#Non-Advent ist).

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy." Acts 2:17-18.

----Thus both women and men, at any age, may be prophets, and receive the Holy Ghost. Ellen White had experience with the Holy Ghost:

"Upon one occasion when I was delivering the message that the Lord had given me for the encouragement of his people, I was interrupted several times by a certain minister. He had been very active in preaching definite time; but when the appointed period passed, his faith utterly failed, and he wandered in darkness, doubting and questioning everything. He was ever ready to array himself against any one who claimed more light than he possessed. The Spirit of the Lord rested upon me, as I related what he had shown me. This minister interrupted me several consecutive times; but I continued speaking, when he became very angry and excited, violently opposing what I said. He raised his voice to a high key, and abused me till he was forced to stop from sheer exhaustion. In a few moments he left the house, being seized with hemorrhage of the lungs. He rapidly failed from that time, and died not long after." {LS80 205.2}. (This also testifies to her fruits too; see Matthew 5:39.)

"And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." Deuteronomy 18:21-22.

----For Ellen White to be a prophet, her prophecies must come true. She made quite a few prophecies, and she passed this test with flying colors. For more information on her prophecies, and their fulfillment, please see http://remnantofgod.org/EGWfacts.htm.

These are not all of the tests of prophet-hood; here is a page that deals with a bunch of other tests not covered here: http://remnantofgod.org/Trueprophets.htm. Studying the life of Ellen White will reveal that she does pass these other tests.


"Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God." Isaiah 50:10.

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