A dreadful vision:
Ellen White (1827-1915): “A company was presented before me whose hair and garments were torn, and whose countenances were the very picture of despair and horror. They came close to me, and took their garments and rubbed them on mine, I looked at my garments, and saw that they were stained with blood, and that blood was eating holes in my garments. Again I fell like one dead, at the feet of my accompanying angel” (A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White, p. 63, 1851).
Note: There are many strange and ‘fairy tale’ type of visions and dreams in her writings which do not qualify to be visions from God. Fearing that some would not accept or believe her visions, she advised: “To those who may circulate this little work, I would say, that it is designed for the sincere only, and not for those who would ridicule the things of the Spirit of God” (Ibid., p. 64).
Ellen White: “I did not realize that I was unfaithful in questioning and doubting, and did not see the danger and sin of such a course, until in a vision I was taken into the presence of Jesus. He looked upon me with a frown, and turned His face from me. It is not possible to describe the terror and agony I then felt. …Oh; how I longed to be covered and hid from that dreadful frown!” (Christian Experience and Teaching of Ellen G. White, p. 79, 1922).
Ellen White: “A smile was upon his countenance, which made me tremble. It was full of evil and Satanic slyness. This is the smile he wears just before he makes sure of his victim, and as he fastens the victim in his snares, this smile grows horrible” (Early Writings, pp. 152,153, 1882).
Ellen White: “Then Jesus would breathe on them the Holy Ghost [from the most holy place]. In the breath was light, power and much love, joy and peace” (The Day Star, March 14, 1846)
Ellen White: “I turned to look at the company who were still bowed before the throne; they did not know that Jesus had left it [the holy place in 1844]. Satan appeared to be by the throne, trying to carry on the work of God. I saw them look up to the throne, and pray, “Father, give us Thy Spirit.” Satan would then breathe upon them an unholy influence, in it there was light and much power, but no sweet love, joy and peace” (The Day Star, March 14, 1846).
Note: It is evident from the above citation that Satan still has access to heavenly sanctuary and he has occupied the holy place since 1844 as Jesus moved into the most holy place, and is working alongside Jesus. New Testament is replete with passages that clearly state that Jesus had entered the most holy place at His ascension [in AD 31, not 1844], and is ministering ever since as stated in the New Testament. To deny this fundamental truth is heresy as is the teaching that first day of the week is the Sabbath.
Fable of the Scapegoat:
Ellen White: “Then while the plagues are falling, the Scapegoat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scapegoat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head” (Spalding and Magan Collection, p.2, 1850).
Note: How does one interpret this vision in the light of Leviticus 16: 21, 22, 26 (The Day of Atonement), Revelation 15 (The Seven Last Plagues) and the final judgment upon Satan and all the wicked? It would raise serious questions: (1) Who would lead the Scapegoat, and when? (2) On the Day of Atonement the scapegoat did not struggle to escape. So why is the scapegoat trying to escape now? (3) Will the scapegoat be in the heavenly sanctuary where the transfer of sins would take place? (4) It was only when the judgment was completed, and the righteous are forever sealed, the plagues fall on the wicked, so the righteous (the redeemed) are in no way in danger of losing their lives should the scapegoat escape. (5) It took only less than a day to send the scapegoat away. Why would it take such a long time (169 years, from 1844-2013) to lead the scapegoat away? May be the goat was too strong to handle! (6) Nowhere in the New Testament (Or in the whole Bible) do we find this transaction of “passing on of sins upon Satan’s head” mentioned or alluded to. (7) Would it be possible for Satan run away from God if such a transaction were to take place as ordained by God?