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Comparing Prophets

 

In today's world we are very suspicious about anyone making the claim of being a prophet. Jesus never said that in the last days all prophets were false ones. He said to beware of the false prophets. We have Nostrodamus, Joseph Smith, Mary Eddy Baker, Ellen White, Hal Lindsey and many others. But we want to stay with the main ones.  Ellen White herself never ever claimed to be a prophet or prophetess, but the Lord's messenger. Comparing all the many prophets of the Bible, one thing stands out, they were send to warn us from God before He would dish out some punishment and how to escape it. And none does it better than Ellen White in her book the "Great Controversy, written in 1888."

The Seven Last Plagues
The seven last plagues are soon to be poured out on this evil world, and who was the first to warn us? Ellen White of course. Others in her time like Joseph Smith, the prophet of the Mormons, did not warn us of the coming doom nor correcting any evils in the churches of Christendom. Ellen G. White [nee Harmon] was shown lots of future prophecy in the mid 1800's which have come and are coming to pass when read properly and not misread like scores of her opponents do. Warning people of the Devils devices is what the Demons hate most and therefore thousands of anti Ellen White website testify to this.

Hal Linday
Hal has prophesied the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem and set three times dates for it and they all failed. Fallen Protestants are so armoured with Hal Lindsey, that they refuse to call him a false prophet. His book, the great planet earth, was an all time best seller. Why? Because his prophecy suited the fancy of most Christians. In comparison to Ellen G. White, her prophecies all come true and she is despised by them. Hal Lindsey's prophecies originated from the Roman Catholic church. See here [new window].
It can be seen that John Darby copied the Jesuit doctrine of 'Futurism' and the future antichrist and built on it. Than it was put as footnotes into the Scoefield reference Bible and exported to America being used by all colleges and seminaries. All original Protestant prophecies were discarded by the Protestant churches except by the Seventh-day Adventist church.

Comparing prophet Daniel with Ellen White!
When in vision, the prophet Daniel would not breath! [Daniel 10:17]. Mrs. Ellen White was the only modern prophet to pass this same test as the prophet Daniel. Medical Doctors were invited and held a mirror in front of her mouth while she was in vision which could last for hours. This alone to me is a test of a true prophet. All others have refused the test.

Test and lies!
Besides no breathing while in vision, the true test for a prophet is that all that she or he prophesied must come true. Not like Jean Dixon or Nostrodamus, or any other prophet, who only have a percentage come true. An example of the many lies of Ellen White opponents is seen in reporting on a vision where the angel told her that if she would remain faithful, she 'along' with the 144 000 would be allowed to visit other planets [Early Writings p.40].
Her myriads of opponents claim that she said she would be part of the 144 000. Can you see how they twist and lie. They cannot possibly be true Christians. This is only a small sample of the misquoting they do.
At one time, Mrs. White send her manuscript to the publisher and the publisher omitted a 'comma' and the word 'and' which made the sentence read wrong. it was corrected in the second edition. But the opposition picked it up and ran with it and they are still running with it today telling the world that Ellen White is a false prophet.
The sentence was this: "This system was corrupted before the flood, and by those who separated themselves from the faithful followers of God, and engaged in the building of the tower of Babel."---Spiritual gifts, Vol. 3, p.301. Leaving the comma and the word  and out, makes the language place the building of the tower of Babel, before the flood. Now every child brought up in a Christian home will tell you otherwise.
At another time, she wrote that 'if' England would enter the civil war in America! The opposition disregarded the word 'if' and falsify her meaning saying that Mrs. White falsely predicted England was entering the war. I ask you, how evil is evil?

Erring is human!
All her visions do not contain errors when seen as a whole. But her own comments may have errors because she is human. Her secretary sometimes would change a comment she saw fit to change. When found out, she was relieved of the employment.
Dr. Graeme Bradford wrote a small book called "Prophets are Human." But the best book on Ellen White was written by Herbert E. Douglas called "The Messenger of the Lord." subtitled: "The Prophetic Ministry of Ellen G. White."

Sister White like a pope? Saint Ellen?
" Surely these misguided comparisons cannot be accorded serious status. The pope claims the power to overrule Scriptural imperatives such as the Law of God. Sister White never arrogated such authority to herself nor has any Seventh day Adventist we have met ever accorded her such blasphemous authority. The name Saint Ellen possesses overtones of of Saint Mary who was accorded freedom from sin throughout her entire life by the Papal Dogma of the Immaculate Conception proclaimed by Pope Pius IX, December 8, 1854. All agree that Ellen White, like all past prophets, was a sinner in need of the grace of her Savior whom she loved so much.

Jesus said:
"Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them ye shall scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city." ---Matthew 23:34.
Phillip had for daughters that were prophetesses in the New Testament, but none suffered so much persecution even long after her death than Ellen G. White.

Ellen and salvation!
In her book Patriarch and prophets, there is chapter four, she describes the plan of salvation/redemption. Among other things she wrote, "Since the divine Law is as sacred as God Himself, only one equal with God could make atonement for its transgression. None but Christ could redeem fallen man from the curse of the law and bring him again into harmony with Heaven."........."But an angel's life could not pay the debt; only He who created man had power to redeem him. Yet the angels were to have a part to act in the plan of redemption."---Hebrews 1:14;2:9

America in prophecy!

God's law made void in America!
"It is time for Thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void Thy law."---Psalms 119:126   "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secrets unto His servants the prophets."---Amos 3:7   "And He gave some apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers."---Ephesians 4:11.

A time is coming [written in 1893 ST June 12]  when the law of God is, in a special sense, to be made void in our land [United States of America]. The rulers of our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God's people will be brought into great peril. When our nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made void in our land.

When the land which the Lord provided as an asylum for His people, that they might worship Him according to the dictates of their own consciences, the land over which for long years the shield of Omnipotence has been spread, the land which God has favoured by making it the depository of the pure religion of Christ--when that land shall, through its legislators, abjure the principles of Protestantism, and give countenance to Romish apostasy in tampering with God's law--it is then that the final work of the man of sin will be revealed. Protestants will throw their whole influence and strength on the side of the Papacy; by a national act enforcing the false Sabbath, they will give life and vigour to the corrupt faith of Rome, reviving her tyranny and oppression of conscience. Then it will be time for God to work in mighty power for the vindication of His truth.

The prophet says: "I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen . . . . And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." When do her sins reach unto heaven? When the law of God is finally made void by legislation. Then the extremity of God's people is His opportunity to show who is the governor of heaven and earth. As a Satanic power is stirring up the elements from beneath, God will send light and power to His people, that the message of truth may be proclaimed to all the world."

Note: The shield over America has already been taken away seeing by all the natural and economic disasters. America started lamb like in appearance, but would speak like the Dragon [Revelation 13] How does the dragon or devil speak? deceptively and lies.  United Nations told the U.S. Government that the weapon inspectors found no evidence in Iraq of weapons of mass destructions. The US took no notice and invaded Iraq anyway. To find weapons or oil?

American politicians are now talking about economic Armageddon and economic meltdown. When will the ruin in America occur according to our modern day prophet? Not until the Sunday law has been passed!

Fallen Babylon!

And who is fallen Babylon? Dave Hunt's recent book called "A Woman Rides the Beast" and we have Hislop on the "Two Babylons" showing us clearly that the great Harlot of Revelation 17 is also that great city, namely, Vatican city, Babylon the great. But has the mother whore no daughters that practice illicit trade with politics? Protestants without the protest against the fallen mother must therefore also be fallen. John Darby took "Futurism" straight from the Jesuit priests and added his dispensationalism with its aim of destroying the holy law of God.

Futurism was designed by Roman Catholics to redirect the finger Protestants pointed to Papal Rome away into the distant future, hence Futurism. The doctors of Rome split up the complete prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 and inserted more than 2000 years into it to reach to our day. The earthly temple suppose to be rebuilt, which makes Christians look down instead up into the heavenly sanctuary where the Ten Commandments are in the Most Holy Place [MHP] and Jesus is our great and high Priest interceding and ministering in our behalf.

The Roman church fell through worldliness. Accepting the state religion of Mithra, she mixed paganism with Christianity which in turn made it acceptable to the Emperor who saw it as an advantage to keep the Roman Empire together. Protestantism fell by not only stopping all Protest against the fallen Roman church refusing reform, but denying the protestant teachings and going back to Rome with apologies and accepting the counter-Reformation teachings of that church.

Rome had the sunburst also known as the sun monstrance as its highest object of worship after Mother Mary. Then the halo and the wafer is in the shape of the sun disk. Sunday topped it all off. The day of the sun is very popular with the world, while the real Sabbath [Saturday] is more than unpopular.
Babylon is said to be full the names of blasphemy [Revelation 17:3]. Besides claiming to be God by His triple crown [tiara] and the power to forgive sins, to change God's laws, claiming God's name "Holy Father", "the insignia of the papal arms is of equal power with the cross of Christ."---#79 of the 95 Thesis of Dr. Martin Luther. The blasphemous Mass is a perversion of the Lord's supper.

Sister White inspired?
Like the prophet of the Bible, Ellen White received the gift of revelation [divine disclosure] and inspiration [divine assistance in communicating the message received ]. Remember how Paul puts responsibility on the community of believers when he says, "Do not treat prophecies with contempt. test everything."--1. Thessalonians 5:20,21.

Ellen White and the spirit of prophecy!
Her spirit of prophecy books in relation to the Bible can best be described as a telescope. We note that a telescope does not create more stars; it simply enables us to see more clearly the ones that are already there. She does not give new light. Clouds may intervene - clouds of unbelief, of contention. Satan may blow tempest all about it; it may be blurred by the breath of our own selfishness.

Comparing Ellen White's testimony!
"The following summer my parents went to the Methodist camp Meeting of Buxton, Maine, taking me with them. I was fully resolved to seek the Lord in earnest there, and obtain, if possible the pardon of my sins. There was a great longing in my heart for the Christian's hope and the peace that comes of believing.

I was encouraged while listening to a discourse from the words, "I will go to into the King,.......and if I perish, I perish.---Ester 4:16. In his remarks, the speaker referred to those who were wavering between hope and fear, longing to be saved from their sins and receive the pardoning love of Christ, yet held in doubt and bondage by timidity and fear of failure. He counselled such ones to surrender themselves to God, and venture upon His mercy without delay. They would find a gracious Saviour ready to present to them the sceptre of mercy, even as Ahasuerus offered to Esther the signal of his favour. All that was required of the sinner, trembling in the presence of God, was to put forth the hand of faith and touch the scepter of His Grace. That touch ensured pardon and peace.
Those who were waiting to make themselves more worthy of divine favour before they ventured to claim the promise of God, , were making a fatal mistake. Jesus alone cleanses from sin; He only can forgive our transgressions. He has pledged Himself to listen to the petitions and grant the prayers of those who come to Him in faith.
Many have a vague idea that they must make some wonderful effort in order to gain the favour of God. But all self dependence is vain. It is only by connecting with Jesus through faith that the sinner becomes a hopeful, believing child of God. These words comforted me, and gave me a view of what I must do to be saved. I now began to se my way more clearly, and the darkness began to pass away. I earnestly sought the pardon of my sins, and strove to give myself entirely to the Lord. But my mind was often in great distress, because I did not experience the spiritual ecstasy that I considered would be the evidence of my acceptance with God, and I dared not believe myself converted without it.
How much I needed instructions concerning the simplicity of faith!
The burden lifted
While bowed at the altar with others who were seeking the Lord, all the language of my heart was: "Help, Jesus; save me, or I perish! I will never cease to entreat till my prayer is heard and my sins forgiven." I felt my needy, helpless condition as never before. As I knelt and prayed, suddenly my burden left me, and my heart was light. At first a feeling of alarm came over me, and I tried to resume my load of distress. It seemed to me that I had no right to feel joyous and happy. But Jesus seemed very near to me; I felt able to come to Him with all my grief's, misfortunes, and trials, even as the needy ones came to Him for relief when He was upon earth. There was a surety in my heart that He understood my perculiar trials, and sympathized with me. I can never forget this precious assurance of the pitying tenderness of Jesus toward one so unworthy of His notice. I learned more of the divine character of Christ in that short period, when bowed among the praying ones, than ever before.

One of the mothers of Israel came to me and said, "Dear child, have you found Jesus?" I was about to answer "yes" when she exclaimed, "Indeed you have; His peace is with you, I see it in your face!"

Again and again I said to myself: "Can this be religion? Am I not mistaken?" It seemed too much for me to claim, to exalted a privilege. Though too timid to confess it openly, I felt that the Saviour had blessed me and pardoned my sins.

In Newness of Life comparing it to the old life
Soon after this Camp Meeting closed, and we started for home. My mind was full of the sermons, exhortations, and prayers we had heard. Everything in nature seemed changed. During the meeting, clouds and rain had prevailed a greater part of the time, and my feelings had been in harmony with the weather. Now the sun shone bright and clear, and flooded the earth with light and warmth. The trees and grass were a fresher green, the sky a deeper blue. The earth seemed to smile under the peace of God. So the rays of the Sun of righteousness had penetrated the clouds and darkness of my mind, and dispelled its gloom.
                                      It seemed to me that everyone must be of peace with God and animated by His Spirit. Everything that my eyes rested upon seemed to have undergone a change. The trees seemed more beautiful, and the bird sang more sweetly than ever before, they seemed to be praising their Creator in their songs. I did not care to talk, for fear this happiness might pass away, and I should loose the precious evidence of Jesus love for me. My life opened in a different light. The afflictions that had darkened my childhood seemed to have been dealt me in mercy, for my good, to turn my heart away from the world and its unsatisfying pleasures, and incline it toward the enduring attractions of heaven.

Uniting with the Methodist church
Soon after our return from the camp meeting, I, with sveral others, was taken into the church on probation. My mind was very much exercised on the subject of baptism. Young as I was, I could see but one mode of baptism authorized by the Scriptures, and that was immersion. Some of my Methodist sisters tried in vain to convince me that sprinkling was Bible baptism. The Methodist minister consented to immerse the candidates if they conscientiously preferred that method, although he intimated that sprinkling would be equally acceptable to God.
Finally, the time was opened to us to receive this solemn ordinance. it was a windy day when we, twelve in number, went down into the sea to be baptized. The waves ran high and dashed upon the shore, but as I took up this heavy cross, my peace was like a river. When I arose from the water, my strength was nearly gone, for the power of the Lord rested upon me. I felt that henceforth I was not of this world, but had risen from the watery grave into newness of life.---Life Scetches p.22, 1915 ed.



 

 

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