Ellen G. White Mission And Message From Scripture


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Ellen G. White Mission And Message From Scripture

  1. 1. Can ellen g. white, as a prophet, be proven from Scripture? Ellen g. white: mission and message
  2. 2. PARALLELS OF JOHN THE BAPTIST <ul><li>THE LESSER LIGHT </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN 1:19-22 </li></ul><ul><li>And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ . </li></ul><ul><li>And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet ? And he answered, No . </li></ul><ul><li>Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself ? </li></ul><ul><li>LUKE 7:27 </li></ul><ul><li>This is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee . </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHO WAS HE...? <ul><li>JOHN 5:31-33 </li></ul><ul><li>If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. </li></ul><ul><li>REVELATION 12:17 </li></ul><ul><li>And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony [exact word: witness] of Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  4. 4. John the Baptist bears testimony [witness] to Jesus Christ many times <ul><li>John 1:6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light , that all [men] through him might believe. He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that Light . </li></ul><ul><li>John 5:32-35 </li></ul><ul><li>There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth . But I receive not testimony from man : but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Did John the Baptist shine forth light? <ul><li>John 5:36 </li></ul><ul><li>But I have greater witness than [that] of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. </li></ul><ul><li>Did John the Baptist write any books of the bible? </li></ul><ul><li>John 5:39 </li></ul><ul><li>Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. </li></ul><ul><li>Three sources testified of Jesus Christ: </li></ul><ul><li>The scriptures </li></ul><ul><li>John the Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen g. white </li></ul>
  6. 6. why would god raise up a prophet with no biblical witness or foundation who would testify of Jesus Christ? <ul><li>John 1:5 </li></ul><ul><li>And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jewish nation: intertestatmental period between malachi and matthew which resulted in 400 years of silence. </li></ul><ul><li>John 5:39, 40, 45-47 </li></ul><ul><li>Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. </li></ul><ul><li>And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust. </li></ul><ul><li>For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words? </li></ul>
  7. 7. The ministry of John the Baptist <ul><li>Luke 1:17 </li></ul><ul><li>And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias , to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord . </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 11:7,8, 18 </li></ul><ul><li>And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? but what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft [clothing] are in kings' houses. For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.. </li></ul><ul><li>Luke 7:29, 30 </li></ul><ul><li>And all the people that heard [him], and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John . But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. </li></ul>
  8. 8. John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah <ul><li>Matthew 17:12, 13 </li></ul><ul><li>But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed . Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them . Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist . </li></ul><ul><li>John 1:21 </li></ul><ul><li>And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias ? And he saith, I am not . Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait a minute! </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus said, “...John the Baptist was Elias...” </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus also said, “John the Baptist was the prophet...” </li></ul><ul><li>Bible: says (Luke 7:27 mentions him as a messenger) that john was a messenger of god. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Lesser light introduces the Greater light John 3:30 He must increase, but I [must] decrease . John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
  10. 10. Ellen g. white: mission and message <ul><li>Ellen G. White: selected messages book 1, pp. 31, 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Some have stumbled over the fact that I said I did not claim to be a prophet; and they have asked, Why is this? {1SM 31.5} I have had no claims to make, only that I am instructed that I am the Lord's messenger ; that He called me in my youth to be His messenger, to receive His word, and to give a clear and decided message in the name of the Lord Jesus . Early in my youth I was asked several times, Are you a prophet? I have ever responded, I am the Lord's messenger . I know that many have called me a prophet, but I have made no claim to this title. My Saviour declared me to be His messenger . &quot;Your work,&quot; He instructed me, &quot;is to bear My word . Strange things will arise, and in your youth I set you apart to bear the message to the erring ones , to carry the word before unbelievers , and with pen and voice to reprove from the Word actions that are not right. Exhort from the Word. I will make My Word open to you. It shall not be as a strange language. In the true eloquence of simplicity , with voice and pen, the messages that I give shall be heard from one who has never learned in the schools . My Spirit and My power shall be with you . ... </li></ul>
  11. 11. .. ...It is not you that speaketh: it is the Lord that giveth the messages of warning and reproof . Never deviate from the truth under any circumstances . Give the light I shall give you . The messages for these last days shall be written in books, and shall stand immortalized, to testify against those who have once rejoiced in the light, but who have been led to give it up because of the seductive influences of evil.&quot; {1SM 32.3} Why have I not claimed to be a prophet ?--Because in these days many who boldly claim that they are prophets are a reproach to the cause of Christ; and because my work includes much more than the word &quot;prophet&quot; signifies. {1SM 32.4}
  12. 12. Question: does ellen g. white have the testimony of Jesus Christ? <ul><li>Ellen g. white: selected messages, book 3, p. 31.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Testimonies to Bring Plain Lessons From the Word.— </li></ul><ul><li>In the Scriptures God has set forth practical lessons to govern the life and conduct of all; but though He has given minute particulars in regard to our character, conversation, and conduct, yet in a large measure, His lessons are disregarded and ignored. Besides the instruction in His Word, the Lord has given special testimonies to His people , not as a new revelation, but that He may set before us the plain lessons of His Word, that errors may be corrected, that the right way may be pointed out, that every soul may be without excuse .-- Letter 63, 1893. (See Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 665.) {3SM 31.3} </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some will reject ellen g. white’s testimonies... <ul><li>ellen g. white: selected messages, book1 , pp . 48, 49 </li></ul><ul><li>Searching the Testimonies for an Excuse </li></ul><ul><li>Some who are not willing to receive the light, but who prefer to walk in ways of their own choosing, will search the testimonies to find something in them to encourage the spirit of unbelief and disobedience. Thus a spirit of disunion will be brought in; for the spirit which leads them to criticize the testimonies will also lead them to watch their brethren to find in them something to condemn.--Manuscript 73, 1908. ... </li></ul><ul><li>Did some of the Pharisees, rulers, and lawyers reject John the Baptist’ preaching? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ellen white continues... <ul><li>... There are some who think they are able to measure the character and to estimate the importance of the work the Lord has given me to do. Their own mind and judgment is the standard by which they would weigh the testimonies. {1SM 49.1} </li></ul><ul><li>My Instructor said to me, Tell these men that God has not committed to them the work of measuring , classifying , and defining the character of the testimonies . Those who attempt this are sure to err in their conclusions. The Lord would have men adhere to their appointed work. If they will keep the way of the Lord, they will be able to discern clearly that the work which He has appointed me to do is not a work of human devising. {1SM 49.2} </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>When the Jews rejected Christ they rejected the foundation of their faith. And, on the other hand, the Christian world of today who claim faith in Christ, but reject the law of God are making a mistake similar to that of the deceived Jews. {1SM 229.1} </li></ul><ul><li>Many of those who rejected John, and at every step had opposed Jesus, were insinuating that His mission had failed. {DA 506.1} </li></ul><ul><li>As the light and life of men was rejected by the ecclesiastical authorities in the days of Christ, so it has been rejected in every succeeding generation. ...When the Reformers preached the word of God, they had no thought of separating themselves from the established church; but the religious leaders would not tolerate the light, and those that bore it were forced to seek another class, who were longing for the truth. In our day few of the professed followers of the Reformers are actuated by their spirit. Few are listening for the voice of God, and ready to accept truth in whatever guise it may be presented. Often those who follow in the steps of the Reformers are forced to turn away from the churches they love, in order to declare the plain teaching of the word of God. And many times those who are seeking for light are by the same teaching obliged to leave the church of their fathers, that they may render obedience. {DA 232.2} </li></ul>