"Truth about Ellen White Writings"

Ellen White and Joseph Smith

1. Ellen White was commanded to write out her visions

Ellen White (1827-1915): “But the angel said, “Write, and write the things that have been shown to you” (Ellen White’s Attitude toward her Writings, 198).

Ellen White: “The Lord has said, “Write out the things which I shall give you” (1BIO, p. 91; MS 88, 1900).

Joseph Smith (1805-1844): “And while I was yet in the Spirit of truth, the commandment was, “Write ye the vision all out… And the voice said to me, Write the vision… For the Lord said the vision is further, so write” (The vision [Joseph Smith’s poem], vv. 23, 24, 39, 1843).

2. Ellen White saw Abraham in heaven

Ellen White (1827-1915): “our eyes were attracted upwards to something that had the appearance of silver. I asked Jesus to let me see what was within there. In a moment we were winging our way upward and entering in. Here we saw good old father Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Noah, Daniel, and many like them” (The Day Star, 1846).

Joseph Smith (1805-1844): “I saw father Adam and Abraham; and my father and my mother; and my brother Alvin, that has long since slept” (Doctrine and Covenants 137:5, 1836).

3. Lucifer rebelled against the authority of Jesus

Ellen White (1827-1915): “The Lord has shown me that Satan was once an honored angel in heaven, next to Jesus Christ…. All the angels were astir. Satan was insinuating against the government of God, ambitious to exalt himself, and unwilling to submit to the authority of Jesus. Some of the angels sympathized with Satan in his rebellion, and others strongly contended for the honor and wisdom of God in giving authority to his Son…. They rebelled against the authority of the Son of God,… But the good and true angels prevailed, and Satan, with his followers, was driven from heaven… he had lost all the purity and glory of heaven forever” (GC, Chapter 1, 1858).

Joseph Smith (1805-1844); “And I saw and bear record of war in heaven;  For an angel of light, in authority great, rebell’d against Jesus and sought for his power, but was thrust down to woe from his glorious state” (The Vision, verse 21, 1843).

4. Loyal angels wept when the rebel angels were cast out

Ellen White (1827-1915): “Satan and his sympathizers were expelled from heaven…. Angels in heaven mourned the fate of those who had been their companions in happiness and bliss. Their loss was felt in heaven” (SR, 19, 1947).

Ellen White: “Good angels wept to hear the words of Satan, and his exulting boasts” (ST, January 9, 1879).

Joseph Smith (1805-1844): “And the heavens all wept and the tears dropp’d like dew that Lucifer, the son of the morning, had fell!” (The Vision, verse 22, 1843).

5.  Noah’s sons were righteous

Ellen White (1827-1915): “Because Noah’s sons were righteous they were preserved in the ark with their righteous father” (Story of redemption, p. 76, 1946).

Joseph Smith (1805-1844): “And thus Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord; for Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation; and he walked with God, as did also his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth” (Book of Moses 8:27, 1831).

Note: Bible does not indicate that Noah’s sons were righteous. They were saved because of their father’s righteousness, just as Lot’s daughters had been saved because of Lot.

6. He was weighed down by the burden of sin

Ellen White (1827-1915): “Sweat and great drops of blood in the garden, while the burden of the sins of the whole world were upon Him” (Word to the Little Flock, Jan 26, 1850).

Joseph Smith (1805-1844): “…for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be His anguish for the wickedness and the abomination of His people” (The book of Mormons, Mosiah 3: 7, 1830).