Ellen G. White
EXPLORE GROUPS: Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventist Church
include James White (1821–1881), Ellen G. White (1827–1915), Joseph Bates (1792–1872)
Ted N. C. Wilson (1950–)
Battle Creek, MI USA (1863)
Silver Spring, MD USA
include Andrews University, Loma Linda University, Oakwood University
include Ellen G. White Estate, Biblical Research Institute, Pacific Press Publishing Association, Review and Herald Publishing Association
include the Bible, The Clear Word (popular, unofficial paraphrase), The Great Controversy, The Desire of Ages, Christ’s Object Lessons, Patriarchs and Prophets, Steps to Christ, Counsels for the Church, The Ministry of Healing
include Signs of the Times, Adventist Review, Adventist World, Liberty, Ministry, Pacific Union Recorder, Guide, LEAD, Women of Spirit
various, via The Hope Channel, Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN), and Loma Linda Broadcasting Network; Adventist-oriented programs include Voice of Prophecy, The Quiet Hour, It Is Written (Shawn Boonstra), Amazing Facts (Joe Crews, Doug Batchelor)
include accepting Ellen G. White as God’s special messenger (the expression "Spirit of Prophecy" is used to refer to both White and her writings); observance of the seventh-day Sabbath (i.e., Saturday); the "investigative judgment" (beginning in 1844); and the denial that humans possess an immaterial soul or spirit. The SDA church is considered God’s special remnant church.
The movement has its origins in William Miller’s failed predictions of Christ’s return (1843, 1844) and attempts to explain it. Much of Adventist theology hangs on the resulting "sanctuary doctrine." Many early Adventist leaders denied the deity and sinlessness of Christ (though she and others later affirmed his deity). White was guilty of extensive plagiarism in her writings.
There are well-defined theological camps within the SDA church. Those known as "historic Adventists" adhere most closely to the distinctive (and mostly heretical) teachings of Ellen G. White and the founders which have traditionally characterized the church.
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