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Here people who have been blest by the writings of Ellen White speak out to say what these books mean to them and why they personally know them to be true!

Testimonial August 2007

I cannot adequately express my thankfulness to God for His goodness to me.  Before I
knew my true condition (life-threatening disease) over 10 years ago, He had given counsel through Ellen White that helped me to meet my health crisis. This event galvanized me to obtain blessings from books such as MINISTRY OF HEALING, COUNSELS ON DIET AND FOODS, COUNSELS ON HEALTH, THE DESIRE OF AGES, TESTIMONIES FOR THE CHURCH (all 9 Volumes) and more.  The more I read and study, the more I hunger and thirst for Christ's righteousness. And His mercy, grace and power have held me up for over 10 years, when the disease I had typically claims its victims around 18 months from diagnosis.  God is SO GOOD! I enjoy reading accounts that took place when Ellen White was alive - there are SO MANY amazing evidences of God's providence.  Read, and be blessed! V.T. 2007

Testimonial August 2007
NOTMILK - Notmilkman's Challenge to Seventh-day Adventists
My Challenge to Seventh-day Adventists

On this Sabbath day Saturday enjoyed by Seventh-day Adventists and Jews of all denominations, I offer today's column as food for thought.

Using sports colloquialisms to state my position, I am using the Notmilk forum to urge members of the
SDA faith to STEP UP TO THE PLATE, because many of you have FUMBLED THE BALL.

There was a time that Loma Linda University published a large number of peer-reviewed scientific papers indicating that Seventh-day Adventists lived longer and healthier than most non-SDA Americans as a result of the "clean" foods they ate. Sadly, many members of that SDA faith have stumbled.

The spiritual founder of the SDA church, Ellen White, wrote the following:

"Cheese should never be introduced into the stomach." Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 68

"Cheese is still more objectionable; it is wholly unfit for food." Ministry of Healing, p. 302

When lecturing at SDA churches and meetings and witnessing the vast amounts of cheese being consumed, I never forget to ask: "What part of the word 'never' do you have trouble understanding?"

In her "Ministry of Healing," Ellen White wrote (page 271):

"In order to have good health, we must have good blood; for the blood is the current of life. It repairs waste
and nourishes the body. When supplied with the proper food elements and when cleansed and vitalized by contact with pure air, it carries life and vigor to every part of the system."

In 1893, a caramel candy maker visited the Chicago World's Fair and was much impressed upon seeing German-built chocolate making machinery. He purchased that equipment, and his investment became our loss. America's health would never be the same. The man's name was Milton Hershey. In that same year, Aunt Jemima's powdered-milk pancake mix was also brought to market. In 1893, an American physician, John Kellogg, identified the allergic cause and effect reactions which resulted from cheese consumption. Ellen White related a fascinating anecdote of this vegetarian doctor who invented Kellogg's Corn Flakes in her 1893 letter to a friend:

"It was decided that at a certain camp meeting, cheese should not be sold to those on the ground; but on coming to the ground, Doctor Kellogg found to his surprise that a large quantity of cheese had been purchased for sale at the grocery. He and some others objected to this, but those in charge of the grocery said that they could not afford to lose the money invested in it. Upon this, Doctor Kellogg asked the price of the cheese, and bought the whole of it from them. He had traced the matter from cause to effect, and knew that some foods generally thought to be wholesome, were very injurious." "God's Nutritionist", Quote #386, page 129

Seventh-day Adventists are ready to scale a mountain, so far as I am concerned. They are a potential army of vegetarians who are ready to teach the world the healthiest way to live one's life. If only they were as inspired by Ellen White's sage advice as I.

Robert Cohen

Testimonial February 2006

In my my psyc rotation, we were instructed to do an end-term summary of one's theorist. I asked the teacher if I could do my research on Ellen White, from the 19th century. He mused, said he had heard of that name, and wondered if I could find any data on her.  Having read Mind, Character & Personality twice, as well as all her published works made it easy to compare her with the "prominents"--Adventists had more, better, and before. The teachers conclusion after twice reading my presentation was: "She could have been really great had it not been for religion."  How true, and how sad! Blessings, Charles

Testimonial July 2005

I agree with some of your readers that Ellen White does NOT need to be defended, however, it is very comforting to know that there are others of "like faith" in our church who love and cherish the words that God has given her for these end-times. It is very disconcerting to read voluminous attacks on these writings on the Inter-Net and other places by theologians and people of "status" who claim SDA church membership.

Recently I sent Dr Samuele Bacchiocchi a letter concerning his statement that "Ellen White was wrong when she said that some of the Waldenses kept the Sabbath". I asked him why did he think that he alone was right on this issue when on "Google" over 50 highly educated authors disagree with him. He replied, "You need to do yourself a favor and stop reading those uneducated and simple-minded writers. You need to read my books and the book by D. Augsberger on this subject".

Well, it seems to this "simple minded" individual (which I am proud to be) that Dr Sam is doing much harm to our church. As you point out on your web site, he wants us to believe that Ellen White was wrong when she said that the papacy was the antichrist.

What is particularly odious about Dr Sam’s position on Ellen White is that many of her most vehement enemies are using his writings to support their positions. Recently on his web site he printed an article by Dr Jon Paulien (Andrews University) titled "Revelation 17 and the Papacy". In this article Dr Jon’s summation states, "The last head is a worldwide religious unity (dragon, beast, and false prophet) for a period of time." Dr Jon, also states, "Ellen White…does not seem to address the issue of Rev. 17:10 at all, in any of her voluminous biblical interpretations".

It would seem that Dr Jon needs a better research department. In 3SM 392 (1891) the prophet writes "The so-called Christian world is to be the theater of great and decisive actions. Men in authority enact laws controlling the conscience, after the example of the papacy. Babylon will make all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Every nation will be involved.

Of this time John the Revelator declares: (Rev. 18:3-7;17:13,14 quoted). "These have one mind. "There will be a UNIVERSAL BOND OF UNION, ONE GREAT HARMONY, A CONFEDERACY OF SATAN’S FORCES." (italics supplied). It would seem that Dr Sam and his cronies would have us believe that Ellen White is wrong on many issues and "uninformed" on others. Could it be that he, like all of those pugnacious self-centered, Ellen White hating, theologians before him are looking for only one truth, their own?

W. H.


Defending the ‘sda prophet’

May I share a story?

A while back my mother was in the hospital and as I was visiting her, I was reading to her from one of her favorite inspirational books.

In the next bed was a very ill lady who was asleep and her daughter was sitting quietly by her bed. I was reading softly so as not to disturb the sick lady and I don’t think I knew the other lady was there as the curtains were drawn.

When I finished the chapter, I was helping Mom up to the bathroom and the daughter came up to me and said, “Thank-you so much! I have never heard anything as beautiful as that!” The book I was reading from was Desire of Ages by Ellen White.

It is truly sad that many people have taken the word of others who have made it their business to attack E.G. White and have never investigated for themselves. Some folks just take the word of their ministers and let them do all their thinking for them.

The Bible tells us about the Bereans, who were ‘more noble’ because they investigated for themselves and found the truth. Acts 17:11

Did you ever stop to consider that only TRUE prophets of God get attacked? Yes- false ones may get exposed by someone presenting the truth, but because true followers of God do not go around attacking others, false prophets don’t get attacked.

In Jesus day the leaders of the church in His time called Him everything- they said He was a false prophet and even that He was possessed of devils!! Many people did not follow Jesus or believe in Him in those times because they listened to and obeyed their ministers. Those people will be lost and never go to heaven; they let others do their deciding for them so both they and their religious leaders will be lost.

But there were other wiser ones, who decided they would go and listen to Jesus and decide for themselves if He was true- they accepted Jesus and will be saved. There is an interesting text in Acts 7:52  “Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:”

This was Stephen, preaching to the church leaders who were about to kill him. He pointed out that all true prophets of God have been persecuted and mostly by the established church of their day.

The church leaders said about Jesus- ‘We believe Moses, we know he was a prophet- but we don’t believe you.” John 9:29  “We know that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, we know not from whence he is.”  The funny thing was, that in Moses day- the people didn’t believe he was a prophet either!

In Jesus time some soldiers were sent to arrest Him and they came back to the church leaders and they hadn’t done it. The church leaders demanded “WHY!” here is what they said: John 7:46  The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.

And from those who read the books of Ellen White, we have the testimony, “never woman wrote like this woman!” Jesus told us the test we were to use in detecting ‘Wolves in sheep’s clothing’— do you recall what it was? Here it is—Matthew 7:20  “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”

What are the results of earnestly reading her writings? People are drawn closer to Jesus and become more knowledgeable in the Word of God. They are strengthened and encouraged in their Christian walk. Are these not good fruits? Her writings constantly lift up Christ and the Word of God— is this the work of a false prophet?

All TRUE prophets are attacked and persecuted. So before you accept someone else’s word, or the garbage that some people throw at her, it would be well to investigate for yourself. The ‘Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating’. Anyone who has ever gotten into reading the wonderful books by Ellen White have been amazed, uplifted, encouraged and directed to a holier life in Jesus Christ. These are not the fruits of a false prophet.

Don’t let others do your thinking for you and end up loosing out as did so many in Jesus day! Read for yourself either online, downloads or visit our bookstore. God be with you!

- Grace

Enlightening Quote

(Ever wonder why some understand and others don't?)

Hi, thought you might like this quote. Maranatha, Charlie.
"My brethren, beware of the evil heart of unbelief. The word of God is
plain and close in its restrictions; it interferes with your selfish
indulgence; therefore you do not obey it. The testimonies of His Spirit
call your attention to the Scriptures, point out your defects of
character, and rebuke your sins; therefore you do not heed them. And to
justify your carnal, ease-loving course you begin to doubt whether the
testimonies are from God. If you would obey their teachings you would be
assured of their divine origin. Remember, your unbelief does not affect
their truthfulness.
If they are from God they will stand. Those who seek
to lessen the faith of God's people in these testimonies, which have been
in the church for the last thirty-six years, are fighting against God. It
is not the instrument whom you slight and insult, but God, who has spoken
to you in these warnings and reproofs." p. 234, Para. 3, [5T].
Also found in: [Cf: Pamphlet 001 p. 18 para. 04] p. 241, Para. 1,

Timeless Word Pictures

We are systematically reading through some of the Spirit of Prophecy books in our prayer meeting group.  We have already read The Great Controversy, Desire of Ages and are nearly finished with Patriarchs and Prophets.  There can be no doubt that Ellen White was inspired by God.  We usually read a chapter, each Wednesday evening, after a time of interaction with each other which includes a prayer time.  It is not difficult to make applications, to our own lives, from what we read.  Much of Sister White’s word pictures are  relatable for us today.  Being inspired, the words contained within these books are timeless.  We always come away with a blessing for the reading and assimilating of God’s messages contained therein.
Bill E.

Re-discovering the Beauty!

Due to my own stupidity I am going through an "All-things-work-together-for-good" experience.  This is humbling and is teaching me patience.  But during this time when I have not been able to do much else, I have started a real program of Bible study and Spirit of Prophecy study.  It is absolutely thrilling! 

You know the syndrome.  We have read the books for decades, but when we search, they come alive and I want to read more and more.  My poor husband!  Sometimes meals are late because I do not want to stop reading.  And I am finding in the experiences of Bible characters that Ellen has written out for the Lord, strength for the anticipated troubles that we must all go through before it is all over. 

Just last Friday I read the chapter on Joseph in PP.  Thrilling!  Then yesterday I read the chapter on Jacob's Night of Wrestling.  Rewarding!  

I printed out the Herbs in Rational Therapy.  That is valuable information.

  That is my "testimony."  LM

Accolades for the Health Message!

 Sure, God gave permission to eat meat after the flood, but does no one read far enough to get the reason?  I choose not to shorten my life!!!

 My hubby and I have been vegetarians 99% of our lives.  We have been vegans for several years now.  Yes, it takes planning and doing to get all the nutrients that one needs.  At age 75 my hubby is a weight lifter, he gets out and works hard in his garden and doing whatever else he wants to do, he is learning new musical instruments, he studies and enjoys life.  And he does not have gray hair!

 I have been intemperate in the work/stress areas and am rebuilding my health.  But even so at almost-74 I have energy and vitality.  We walk 2 - 4 miles each day.  We read, study and enjoy our lives.  Meat and dairy?  No, thanks.  And especially with all the fatal diseases now possible through the animal products. 

No, I agree with God's messages through Ellen White.  There will come a time when these things must be discarded!  And that time is now!!!  Enough sermonizing for today.  

And my husband is not bald, he has a beautiful thick head of hair that requires thinning every time he gets a haircut!  This is our testimony!!! 

I have one more line to add to my last testimony--since everyone is bashing vegetarians in general and vegans in particular.

 "Not only are we in good health, Ken and I, we have no disease, we have both recovered from osteoporosis and take NO medication--Rx or over-the-counter drugs.  We do not even have aspirin, Tylenol, etc. in our house.  At our ages, that is spectacular."

 Today Ken and I sat praising God for His leading in our lives and His goodness.  After reading G___, I was just sick at heart.  I shared this with Ken and we sat reminiscing on the various errors that have come our way.  We recounted our reactions, how we went to the Lord in prayer pleading for wisdom and how the Lord led us to Scriptures and SOP quotations that totally cleared up the error and showed us that we were walking in the right way.

 I cannot tell you how grateful to God I am. I am going to cast my crown at the feet of my God in adoration and praise one day.  I have decided.  That is just how it is going to be.  And Ken joins me in this.  And for all the things that have been hurled at us over the years, I think of that poor couple resigning and say, There, but for the grace of God, go Ken and Lois!

 Love, Lois