Anti-Bible statements by Ellen White led the SDA Church to endorse the Trinity doctrine

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15 ESV



There is no doubt that Ellen White played an influential role in helping the Seventh-day Adventist church drop its historic anti-Trinitarian position and replace it with full endorsement of the Trinity doctrine. From the inception of the church in 1844 until the late nineteenth century, most Adventists rejected the concept of the Trinity. The early Adventists did not see biblical evidence for three persons in one Godhead.

With the publication of Ellen White’s Desire of Ages in 1898, the stage was set for a paradigm shift in the Adventist conception of the Godhead and the doctrine of the Trinity.

On the book's first page, Ellen White affirmed: “From the days of eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ was one with the Father” (19).

In the chapter on the resurrection of Lazarus, Ellen White states that “In Christ is life, original, unborrowed, underived. . . . The divinity of Christ is the believer’s assurance of eternal life” (530).

In commenting on Christ’s resurrection, Ellen White further deviated from the Bible's truth by declaring, “The Saviour came forth from the grave by the life that was in Himself” (785).

trinity.pngHaving pushed the divinity of Christ on her captive readers, she went on to opine on the Holy Spirit by introducing an unbiblical declaration in the same book that “Sin could be resisted and overcome only through the mighty agency of the Third Person of the Godhead” (671).

However, Ellen White was consumed with the subject of Christ’s divinity. She warned readers in her quintessential book, The Great Controversy, of the ‘dangerous error’ of rejecting the divinity of Christ.

“Another dangerous error, is the doctrine that denies the divinity of Christ, claiming that he had no existence before his advent to this world. This theory is received with favor by a large class who profess to believe the Bible; yet it directly contradicts the plainest statements of our Saviour concerning his relationship with the Father, his divine character, and his pre-existence. It cannot be entertained without the most unwarranted wresting of the Scriptures. . . .If men reject the testimony of the inspired Scriptures concerning the divinity of Christ, it is in vain to argue the point with them; for no argument, however conclusive, could convince them. . . . None who hold this error can have a true conception of the character or the mission of Christ, or of the great plan of God for man's redemption.” (GC88 524)

In the same book, The Great Controversy, she presents Christ as an equal with the Father and the creator of all heavenly beings:

“Before the entrance of evil, there was peace and joy throughout the universe. . . . Christ the Word, the only begotten of God, was one with the eternal Father,--one in nature, in character, and in purpose,--the only being in all the universe that could enter into all the counsels and purposes of God. By Christ, the Father wrought in the creation of all heavenly beings. . . . and to Christ, equally with the Father, all Heaven gave allegiance.” (GC88 493)

We conclude with Ellen White’s capstone statement on the subject of the Godhead, as she understood it, and that helped the SDA Church to become a Trinitarian Christian denomination:

Can you imagine Father Yahuwah choosing a messenger to deliver essential instructions, and yet this messenger ends up, through her writings, changing the position of the denomination from anti-Trinitarian to a Trinitarian church? Do you know of any prophet/messenger in the Bible who worked contrary to the revealed truth of their fellow Yahuwah-chosen messengers?

“The Comforter that Christ promised to send after He ascended to heaven, is the Spirit in all the fulness of the Godhead, making manifest the power of divine grace to all who receive and believe in Christ as a personal Saviour. There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers--the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit-- those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.” (SpTB07 63)

Now, to all who believe that Father Yahuwah chose Ellen White to be His end-time messenger, we ask you the following questions:

Suppose you still believe that Ellen White is Yahuwah’s chosen messenger [as we used to believe until 2017] despite all the flagrant contradictions in her writings with the Bible. In that case, you will likely believe us if we claim that we have a few bridges to sell at exceptional prices.