We highly recommend reading our first article of this series entitled “A True Prophet For Our Time? Is It Possible?” before reading this article.
In our previous article, we discovered that, just before Christ’s first coming, He sent a messenger, John the Baptist and that based on the book of Revelation, God’s last day church would have the gift of prophecy manifested just before His second coming. Ellen White, who lived about a hundred years ago, is the only recent individual to meet the Biblical tests of a true prophet. Of the over 50,000 pages she wrote during her lifetime, she was a hundred years ahead of her time in regards to the dangers of such things as tobacco, opium, calomel, alcohol and other various poisons. In addition, she has inspired millions with her Christ-centered writings. If you’re not sure who Ellen White was and if she was a prophet that is ok. We are called to ” not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. ” (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 NKJV) Never accept anything for truth without first testing it. The best way to test a prophet is by the tests that Jesus laid out. A simple method is to pick up one of Ellen White’s books, pray for God’s guidance, and read her book comparing every word with the Bible. Although there are Ellen White attack websites, Jesus said one of the true tests of a prophet is that they would be criticized for He said…
A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house. ~ Mark 6:4 NKJV
Interesting enough, some of Ellen White’s most criticized statements, those regarding amalgamation, are directly proved by the words of the Bible. More than that, her statements serve as a wonderful magnifying glass, exposing truths from the Bible that many have overlooked. In fact, by understanding her amalgamation statements and then listening to the words of Jesus, we discover a precious gem of warning and truth for our generation. Today we will simply compare her amalgamation statements with the words of the Bible, and then you can make your own decision whether to trust the critics or simply test her writings for yourself. Sounds fair enough, doesn’t it?
Let me ask you a question, what was the greatest sin that led God’s people to compromise during the days of Noah? What could lead men throughout the whole world to turn to idolatry and unfaithfulness? Most Christians do not know the specific answer. The key is actually found in the Bible, and is best explained by some of the most controversial amalgamation statements found by the most published Christian woman author Ellen White. Speaking of the days of Noah says “But if there was one sin above another which called for the destruction of the race by the flood, it was the base crime of amalgamation of man and beast which defaced the image of God, and caused confusion everywhere.”
Like most people, I first was confused by this statement. What does it mean? Is it even biblical? Could a true prophet say something like this? Unlike error, truth can stand the test of rigorous investigation. And so, let us prepare our hearts as we open the Bible today and compare this and another statement directly with the Bible. “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.” (Ezra 7:10)
And before we begin, let us also ask for the Holy Spirit, for He is our great Helper and teacher. As Jesus said…
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you ~ John 14:26
So let us ask for God’s help today by asking the Lord through prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank you, Lord, that we can always depend on you to teach us, if we have an open heart and an open mind. We ask today that we not be taught by any man, but that you teach us through your Holy Spirit. We ask earnestly for your Holy Spirit today, Lord. Teach us your ways regarding these statements that we are considering today. May we draw closer to you today, and may you draw closer to us. Open our eyes that we may see wonderful things from your Word today. And, Lord, thank you for hearing and answering our prayer. We thank you for loving us and guiding us. We ask and pray all these things in Jesus name. Amen.
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