Adventism's General Conference of 2005 votes to "tell the world" how they have been blessed by Ellen G. White

By Robert K. Sanders


Many Adventists have written to us that their church does not promote Ellen G. White (EGW) in order to separate themselves from her and say that they preach the Bible only. These Adventists have deluded themselves. EGW's name may not be mentioned from the pulpit in some cases, but her non-biblical doctrines are still preached. This resolution makes it clear that the Adventist denomination still remains a cult with a false prophetess. —Robert K. Sanders


Reviewing the resolution, how is it possible, that it was passed?

  • EGW has contradicted the Word of God. EGW Contradicts the Bible Over 50 Times. There is more, but isn't 50 enough? Where is the comfort and blessings in that?
  • Why do Adventists need EGW to get back to the Bible? Why don't they go directly to the Bible as Christians have done for 2000 years? It is the cults with extra-biblical inspired writings such as the Book of Mormon, Keys to the Scriptures, the Watchtower, EGW's Testimonies, etc. that corrupt the minds of their members.
  • The Bible does not give enough comfort, guidance, instruction and correction necessary for SDAs. SDAs have had to add EGW's writings to help God out. God must have lied to Christians for 2000 years as his Word was not sufficient and now we needed EGW's writings. 2 Tim 3:16 - 2 Tim 3:17 (NIV) 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
  • Adventist leadership still promotes their denomination as God's "Remnant people". God does not call any denomination his remnant people or acknowledge any denomination as his "true church". This is cultic and not biblical.
  • By Adventist leaders keeping EGW's writings before the people, it confuses the minds as to what the Bible really teaches. Why do church leaders not promote Bible study without EGW's twisted interpretations from her books? Again this is cultic by uplifting EGW and not the Word of God. See "Is Seventh-day Adventism a cult?" and "Are Ellen G. White's writings infallible?". Also see "Ellen G. White not a prophet but more—a messenger of the Lord".
  • While tithe was not included in the resolution, I could not help to think that "being richly blessed" is always in the minds of the SDA leaders with their continual call for money. Why do SDA church leaders still promote tithe? To admit that it is not biblical would admit EGW was a fraud because EGW endorsed tithe. Tithing is not a law for Christians!
  • Adventist leaders want to "White-wash" their young people into EGW as they do not think their lives can be enriched without her writings. Look at the non-Adventist young people that have enriched lives by living by the Word of God alone for their faith. Look at the Adventist young people that leave the Adventism each year after being indoctrinated into EGW.
  • Adventists, if you want to be blessed read the Bible and follow Matthew 5 and 6 (burn your EGW books).

Here's the resolution on the Spirit of Prophecy

VOTED, To approve the Resolution on the Spirit of Prophecy, which reads as follows:

Resolution on the Spirit of Prophecy

As delegates to the 2005 General Conference Session in St Louis, Missouri, we acknowledge that the Seventh-day Adventist Church has been richly blessed by the Lord through the gift of prophecy manifested in the ministry and writings of Ellen G White. Through it the Lord guided the development of the Church from a small number of members to a worldwide movement entrusted with the proclamation of a message of salvation in Christ and the hope of His soon return in glory. Her ministry has directly contributed to the preservation of the unity of the Church and has sustained it in difficult times. Her writings continue to be a most positive influence in the life of the Church, providing for it comfort, guidance, instruction, correction, and theological stimulus. Their study will constantly lead the Church back to the Bible as the very foundation of faith and practice.

As delegates, we affirm the important role the writings of Ellen G White still play in nurturing the Adventist movement and in preserving the unity of the world Church. Consequently, we call upon Seventh-day Adventists throughout the world to prayerfully study her writings, in order to understand more fully God's purpose for His remnant people. We call upon church leaders at all administrative levels to plan and facilitate the promotion and study of the writings of the Spirit of Prophecy in their respective fields. We call upon our youth to acquaint themselves with the wealth of divine counsel found in these writings because it will greatly enrich their lives as they serve the Lord and fellow human beings.

—58th General Conference Session, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, July 3, 2005.

Robert K. Sanders, Founder and Editor of Truth or Fables, 1997–2012
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