Ellen White Apologetics

 

Ellen White apologetics is a rational defense of the prophetic ministry of Ellen G. White, pioneer and one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

 

Below is a list of issues I plan to address in the future. After scrolling down through this list, you can understand why it will take me time to complete this project (the blue links are completed). Presently, I am engaged in writing a book on Ellen White issues and must give this project my focused attention until completed. Meanwhile, the following website provides helpful information in answering the charges of the critcs: http://dedication.www3.50megs.com/egw.html.

The Background for Ellen G. White Apologetics
Foundational Issues: Interpreting the Ellen G. White Writings Correctly
Helpful EGW Apologetic Works Online
Books Against Ellen G. White--A Response
Answering the Major Charges Against Ellen G. White on the World Wide Web
Answering the Miscellaneous Charges Against Ellen G. White on the Various Websites

The Background for Ellen G. White Apologetics:

A History of Ellen G. White Critics
A History of Ellen G. White Apologetics
An Overview of the Contemporary Critics of Ellen G. White and Their Websites
Characteristics of the Critics
Logical Fallacies of the Critics

Foundational Issues: Interpreting the Ellen G. White Writings Correctly:

An Overview of Ellen G. White’s Prophetic Gift As Understood by Seventh-day Adventists
The Relationship of Ellen G. White’s Writings to The Bible
Understanding the Major Themes in Ellen G. White’s Writings
Seven Rules of Interpretation for Ellen G. White’s Writings
The Nature of Inspiration in Ellen G. White’s Writings
Click Here For General Information on Ellen G. White

Helpful EGW Apologetic Works Online

Francis D. Nichol, Ellen G. White and Her Critics This link takes you to the Official Ellen G. White Estate website. When there, click "Online Books," and scroll down to this classic work, complete text online.

Herbert E. Douglass, Messenger of the Lord This link also takes you to the Official Ellen G. White Estate website. When there, click "Online Books," and scroll down to this more contemporary and comprehensive work on the prophetic ministry of Ellen White, complete text online.

Books Against Ellen G. White--A Response:

Life of Mrs. E.G. White Seventh-day Adventist Prophet: Her False Claims Refuted - D. M. Canright
Prophetess of Health - Ronald Numbers
The White Lie - Walter Rea
Ellen G. White and Inspiration - Maurice Barnett
The Cultic Doctrine of Seventh-day Adventists - Dale Ratzlaff
White-Washed: Uncovering the Myths of Ellen G. White - Sidney Cleavland
White Out: An Investigation of Ellen G. White - Dirk Anderson

Answering the Major Charges Against Ellen G. White on the World Wide Web:

Ellen G. White was a Plagiarist
Ellen G. White taught the Shut Door Doctrine
Seventh-day Adventist Church Leaders Have Covered Up the Problems with Ellen G. White
Ellen G. White Contradicted the Bible

Answering the Miscellaneous Charges Against Ellen G. White on the Various Websites:

A Critic’s examination of Mrs. White’s Visions:

Origin of the visions
Critical eyewitness accounts
Holding heavy Bible
Salmananca Vision
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Other visionaries of the 1800s
Her knowledge of the secret sins of others
Civil War Predictions

Alleged Contradictions Concerning:

Tithe
Pork Eating
Health Reform Institute
Mrs. White decked with Jewelry
Proper Prayer Position
Oysters and Herrings
Reform Dress
Vinegar
Was Jacob Silent?
Sealing statements
Sabbath commencement
Bible Prophecy
Miscellaneous contradictions

Alleged Shocking Statements

Amalgamation
Tall people of Jupiter
Self Abuse
Embarrassing Failed Prophecies
Physical characteristics passed genetically to children
Copied historical mistakes
Christmas trees in SDA churches
Miscellaneous statements

Alleged Health Problems of Ellen White

Physician’s review of Ellen White’s head enjury
Visions or partial-complex seizures
Psychological Problems: the mind of Ellen White
Research into Mrs. White’s medical condition by D.M. Canright
Ellen White’s medical condition by Walter Rea
Ellen White’s poor health
M.G. Kellogg’s statement on Mrs. White’s health
Gregory Hunt’s examination of Ellen White’s health

Alleged Falsehoods in Ellen White’s Health Writings

Was it God or Dr. Jackson?
Was Ellen White really ahead of her time?
Ellen White and Dio Lewis, M.D.
Modern Medicine proves White wrong
Health dangers of self abuse
Health dangers of marital excess
Phrenology and Mr. White
Mad cows or mad prophet
Did Ellen White pin-point the cause of cancer

Top Seven Alleged Myths Examined

Only a 3rd grade education
Wrote Steps to Christ
Ahead of her time
Lofted a heavy Bible
Was a vegetarian
Predictedthe 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Received the Great Controversy vision from God

Examination of Letters by SDA Leaders to and about Ellen White

W.W. Prescott
John Harvey Kellogg
A.T. Jones
Uriah Smith
Gilbert Cranmer
Miscellaneous letters

Alleged Contradictions between Ellen White and the Bible

Does she pass the test of a prophet?
Thus Saith Ellen White
Ellen White and Bible Prophecy
The Investigative Judgement
Is Ellen White the Spirit of Prophecy?
Is the Bible Sufficient?
Signs of the end?
Alleged contradictions

Great Controversy Charges

The real origin of the Great Controversy
SDA professor’s exposes glaring historical errors: chapters 3, 4, 15, 25, and 35
The Albigensians: chapters 6, 15
History of Her Story: Ellen White’s visions of Martin Luther: chapter 7
the 3.5 years of the French Revolution: chapter 15
Signs of the End: the 1755 earthquake, 1780 dark day, and the 1833 meteor shower: chapter 17
Was Ellen White right about Josiah Litch’s predictions: chapter 22
Rappings and Spiritualism: chapter 34
Great Controversy Plagiarism: Walter Rae’s 125 page examination
Dirk Anderson’s National Sunday Law: Fact or Fiction?
The Great Controversy teaching on the investigative judgement robs the Christian of assurance
The Great Controversy teaching on the investigative judgement is perfectionistic

Unusual Statements Explained

Never say that you are saved
Disclaimer of prophetic office
Amalgamation of man and beast
Astronomical statements
Death from cosmetics?
Wasp waist inherited?
England to declare war on the U.S. Civil War
Jerusalem never to be built?
Some in 1856 alive when Jesus comes
The Apocrypha
Some slaves not resurrected
God’s love for erring children
Extra-biblical descriptions
God’s providence in the 1843 chart

Miscellaneous Charges:

Ellen White did not write Steps to Christ
The Kellogg File
Ellen White talked with her dead husband
Israel Dammon Trial
Ellen White’s teachings are anti-Gospel
Civil War Predictions
Financial Affairs