"Truth about Ellen White Writings"

Chapter VI: Cain and Abel

1.      The Offerings of Cain and Abel

SR, 52, 53: “Cain brought his offering unto the Lord with murmuring and infidelity in his heart in regard to the promised Sacrifice. He was unwilling to strictly follow the plan of obedience and procure a lamb and offer it with the fruit of the ground. He merely took of the ground and disregarded the requirement of God. God had made known to Adam that without shedding of blood there could be no remission of sin. Cain was not particular to bring even the best of the fruits… Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat, as God had commanded; and in full faith of the Messiah to come, and with humble reverence, he presented the offering.”

PL, Book XI, 434-438: “A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought First fruits, the green ear, and the yellow sheaf, Unculled, as came to hand; a shepherd next, More meek, came with the firstlings of his flock, Choicest and best; then, sacrificing, laid.”

2.      Changes in nature as a result of sin

SR, 55: “As Adam witnessed the first signs of decaying nature in the falling leaf and in the drooping flowers, he mourned more deeply than men now mourn over their dead. The drooping flowers were not so deep a cause of grief, because more tender and delicate; but the tall, noble, sturdy trees to cast off their leaves, to decay, presented before him the general dissolution of beautiful nature, which God had created for the special benefit of man.”

PL, Book XI, 182-184, 194:  “Nature first gave Signs, imprest On Bird, Beast, Aire, Aire suddenly eclips’d

After short blush of Morn… Which Heav’n by these mute signs in Nature shews.”

3.      Redemption through the Son of God

SR, 56: “Although fearful separation had taken place between God and man, yet provision had been made through the offering of His beloved Son by which man might be saved. But their only hope was through a life of humble repentance and faith in the provision made.”

PL, Book XI, 61-65: Till I provided Death; so Death becomes His final remedie, and after Life Tri’d in sharp tribulation, and refi’d By Faith and faithful works, to second Life, Wak’t in the renovation of the just.”