Where do the above words come from? Ellen White was sent to Australia against her will from 1891 to 1900 so that the bearers of the Apostasy could carry out the falsification of the Spirit of Prophecy without resistance. In 1888, just before she left, she completed the original book “The Life of Jesus Christ”.

Her secretary MARIAN DAVIS, during her absence, supplemented that book ALONE (without permission from EGW) and renamed it to “Desire of Ages“. According to her statement, she “only” found suitable quotes from EGW, which she then added. 

Marian Davis was then surrounded by apostasy carriers such as Professor PRESCOTT, and under their influence taken away from the old truth:

  • “At that time, Professor PRESCOTT was tremendously interested in presenting Christ as THE GREAT “I Am” and in emphasizing the eternity of His (without beginning of birth) existence, using frequently the expression “The Eternal Son”. Also he connected the “I AM” of Exodus 3:14, which of course was Christ the Second Person of the Godhead, with the fulfillment of Jesus in John 8:58, which we all agree to; but then linked it up with other “I ams” in that Gospel – 7 of them, such as “I am the Bread of Life” “I am the Light of the world’ “I am the door of the Sheep” etc. all very rich in their spiritual teaching – but which seemed a little far fetched to me especially as the “I am” in all those latter cases is merely in the copula in the Greek, as well as in English. But he insisted on his interpretation. Sr. Marian Davis seem to fallforit, and lo and behold, when “Desire of Ages” came out, there appeared that identical teaching on pages 24 and 25, which, I think, can be looked for IN VAIN in any of Sr. Whites published works prior to that time.“ {H. C. Lacey letter to Dr. LeRoy Froom Aug. 30, 1945}

After reading Ellen White’s 1898 book “Desire of Ages”, many theologians at the time asked the question, did EGW suddenly change its beliefs and accept the Trinity? We can see from one example where these (trinity) “additions” really came from. Quote from Ellen White’s book “The Great Controversy between Lord Jesus Christ and Satan” 1877:

  • “…answered that she knew he would arise in the resurrection, at the last day. But Jesus, seeking to give a true direction to her faith, said, “I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me, shell never die. Believest thou this?“ {Ellen White, The Great Controversy between Christ and Satan, 1877, p. 362-363}

This quote received in 1898 in the book “Desire of Agesforged “supplement” (marked in large bold black letters and underlined in black):

  • “Martha answered, “I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.“ Still seeking to give a true direction to her faith, Jesus declared, “I am the resurrection, and the life.“ In Christis LIFE, ORIGINAL, UNBORROWED, UNDERIVED.“ He that hath the Sonhath life.“ 1 John 5:12. The DIVINITY of Christ is the believer’s assurance of eternal life.“He that believeth in Me,” said Jesus, “though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?“ {Ellen White, Desire of Ages, 1898, p. 530}

The above quote was the basis for the lower quote from Dr. LeRoy Froom, which reads a falsification of statement “by“ Ellen White:

  • Christ is the pre-existent, self-existent Son of God. …In speaking of His pre-existence, Christ carries the mind back through dateless ages. He assures us that there never was a time when He was not in close fellowship with the eternal God. He to whose voice the Jews were then listening had been with God as one brought up with Him (since He was born).” {“Ellen White“: ST, August 29. “1900“ + Evangelism, p. 615}

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