Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who started this website and who is in charge of it now?
A: Robert K. Sanders is the founder of Truth or Fables. He began this ministry in 1997. In October, 2012, Robert transferred the ownership and management of Truth or Fables to Life Assurance Ministries, the publisher of Proclamation! magazine and also other websites. See Robert K. Sanders testimony here. See his letter explaining the transfer of this website here.
Q: Is it OK to attend a Sunday church?
A: The Bible does not forbid attending a church on any day of the week. Wouldn't it be better to attend a Christian church with just a few non-Biblical practices than Adventism with a false prophet that is their authority. EGW books have over 50 Bible contradictions that Adventism regards as truth. Read "What is the Church".
Q: Why do you attack the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Ellen G. White?
A: We have Bible support for exposing false teachings and false prophets. The Apostles preached the gospel and also warned the church against false prophets and teachers.
Jesus (Mat 23:27 NIV) ""Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean."
John published a warning to Christians in Revelation against false teaching of the Nicolaitans: (Rev 2:15 NIV) "Likewise you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans." (Rev 2:16 NIV) "Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth."
Peter published a letter warning against false prophets and false teachers among the Christians. (2 Pet 2:1 NIV) "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves."
Seventh-day Adventism and Ellen G. White speak out against the Catholics, Mormons, "Sunday keepers" and others and do not consider this as an attack, but bringing out the truth. Should you condemn us when your own church does the same?
Q: Wouldn't your time be better served in building up and not tearing down Adventism, and present the gospel?
A: Taking the gospel to the world is a command of Jesus Christ and is important for Christians to do. We do this by by testifying to our non Christian friends that salvation is in Jesus Christ alone. Truth or Fables is going around the world and freeing those in EGW bondage—which is no gospel at all. When the gospel is integrated with Ellen White's Bible contradictions, and we ignore this, then we are failing to present the true gospel to those that have a false gospel. Adventists believe EGW's health reform is part of the gospel and that Satan is their Scapegoat. Also their Sanctuary and Investigative Judgment doctrines are not biblical, which is a part of their "gospel".
Q: How do I show my family and friends that Adventists are wrong?
A: You can take a topic or an Ellen G. White contradiction and have them explain how it can be correct according to the Bible? Truth will always stand on its own merits.
Q: Can reading Ellen G. White's books be wrong? I accepted Christ after reading Desire of Ages.
A: Many people have accepted Christ just from hearing the Word told them by missionaries and not having read the Bible. Many have accepted Christ from the witness they have read in an uninspired book, purchased in a bookstore. It is the Holy Spirit that convicts us to accept Christ. Reading Ellen G. White's books can be wrong if that person believes Ellen is inspired and she is their authority as taught by Adventism. The wrong comes in by accepting her writings as truth when they are filled with Bible contradictions. How do we learn the truth of the Bible? Do we learn it from uninspired books people write about the Bible or do we learn God's will by studying the Bible? Certainly we can gain insights from the research of Bible scholars. But we do not accept those insights unless we put them to the Bible test. Keep in mind EGW did not write Desire of Ages by herself. She had a staff of college educated secretaries getting information from outside sources and filling gaps in what Ellen had them write. Ellen borrowed a large amount of material to put in her books. Then she claimed God gave her every word she needed as she wrote. She claimed the light she received was from the throne of God, but in reality it was from her 1200 plus volumn library. Some was from fiction.
Q: How can I know for myself what the Bible teaches?
A: Get a modern translation of the Bible, as the KJV uses old English words, and a concordance to help you locate Bible texts. Go to a Christian bookstore and purchase an "Inductive Bible Study." This will help you see what the Bible is conveying to you. Stay away from books by authors that try to teach you the Bible or Revelation, as there are a multitude of views held. Pray for understanding from the author of the Bible as you study.