OUR HISTORY IN THE TIME OF PIONEERS

Did Ellen White ever refute the words of the pioneers in any way? The pioneers resolutely warned of the danger of the Trinity and all the way until her death, EGW never wrote a single word against them and the importance of accepting the Trinity. Her husband, who fought resolutely against the Trinity and what she wrote about him is that his only mistake was that he became physically overwhelmed and thus died prematurely. She also uplifted Waggoner and Jones (in the FIRST PHASE BEFORE THEIR APOSTASY) as bearers of the torch of truth and visited many churches together with them. And it was at that time that they specifically rejected the Trinity in our magazines and books as a teaching of the other side. The excuse we are told is that Waggoner and Jones “did not fully understand the truth” at the time, so the promoters of the Trinity say that their statements have no weight. 

As arguments, the facts are presented that Uriah Smith and A.T. Jones listed different tribes in the list of 10 kingdoms, namely Huns or Alemanni. But that does not change any theological point in any aspect! Even in the Bible, there are different lists of 12 tribes. Isn’t the Bible God’s word? Of course, this does not mean that these pioneers are prophets. The point is that in the Bible, where also in different places 12 tribes are not always a list of the same, because in that sense different aspects are emphasised, as our modern pioneers did. But that did not change the number of tribes. Ellen White herself has never spoken out in the context of the names of these tribes. This is followed by the remark that Waggoner and Jones, in 1888, did not have a completely correct doctrine and that Ellen White warned them that in addition to the ceremonial law, the 10 Commandments fall into the context of the truth then understood.

But that’s exactly what they learned! Before this time, the people believed that the message in the Epistle to the Galatians referred only to ceremonial laws, pointing to Jesus’ sacrifice and mercy, but that it did not refer to the 10 commandments. Jones and Waggoner, however, helped bring a more complete truth and removed the veil from the words of the Apostle Paul, that even the 10 commandments lead to God’s mercy, and that keeping them is only a consequence of accepting His mercy and being born again. Unfortunately, this truth was rejected by the majority at that time.

That is why Ellen White sent this admonition to the whole church and showed her support by traveling with them from church to church. The claim that she directed this admonition towards them makes no logical sense and destroys the enormous effort that the three of them invested in explaining this important truth to many local churches. Thus, we can once again see how meaningless the arguments of the other point of view are, in which it is stated that she did not deny those pioneers in order not to bring discussions into the church. This is not true! 

Ellen White stood up completely clearly and without compromising true teachings and correct views! Why did she fight so resolutely against the apostate teaching of the holy Spirit, which was spread by Dr. Kellogg? Because according to her report, God Himself ordered it. Why did God not command her to accept the Trinity? This belief would be considered the most important foundation of a religion, and determines to Whom we pray! It is not an unimportant question as the one of whether the Huns or the Alemanni belong to the 10 kingdoms.

Despite such a clear truth, there is a claim that she did not deny everything. In support of this claim, there are statements that some pioneers allegedly ate even unclean meat, such as rabbits. Did she react, if that was true? Of course, it is, since she wrote in many places that God’s people will not eat anything of animal origin in the last days. She gave meat soup to her husband only once, when he was dying, because, in an emergency, only meat can give strength quickly, even though it is harmful in every sense in the daily diet. Did she eat meat herself later, as some claim? She would then be a hypocrite if she did not keep what she wrote:

  • “If Bro. (Uriah) and sister Smith had unitedly taken their position, and maintained it, upon health reform, as God had given them light, they would have had better health and greater spiritual strength. [..] The flesh of dead animals, fermenting and putrefying in the stomach, to be sent through every part of the system, is not pleasant to reflect upon, or to experience.” {Ellen White: PH123, p. 41-43} 
  • Let not any of our ministers set an evil example in the eating of flesh-meat. Let them and their families live up to the light of health reform. Let not our ministers animalise their own nature and the nature of their children.” {Ellen White: SpM 211.3 Massage 133, 1902

It is completely clear without a doubt that she warned, even in small points, the pioneers. If she warned Uriah Smith about meat and many other things, it would be strange that she did not warn him about the fundamental point on God! But even after that, there is a remark that she in her 1. book of testimonies (indirectly) supported eating pork, as she refused the quick health reform, which some are abusing to prove that she is “not“ a prophet! This serves as proof to some that the same was the case with the “later understanding of the true nature of the holy Spirit.” Why did she write that statement that leaving pork is not necessary, and a book on healthy eating with the right attitude only a few years later?

We all know that a long stay in a completely dark room makes our eyes blind and our pupils close so that we don’t notice a ray of light. Turning on the lamp or rushing to the light, causes instant blindness. The same situation was with the first pioneers who had just come out of Babylon, where it was not about the principles of religion, but about the accompanying aspects of life. In the beginning, they were looking for the real truth, and at the same time, they were holding cigarettes and alcohol. Because of this, God waited and gave His prophet the task of leading them slowly at first, until they were able to accept the whole truth. 

But that ignorance certainly does not touch the pillar of one religion, and i.e. the first commandment, with the decision of Whom to worship! If she later gave such harsh warnings only with meat, how severe would they be, if the Trinity were true because the pioneers fought so resolutely against that teaching all the time? And the next remark, that the later statements of the pioneers against the Trinity do not fall under the truth, is only an attempt to defend their false belief, like earlier the false belief about the pork meat.

Were the pioneers being guided by the Spirit of God during 1846-1848, when they decided to always start Saturday at 6 pm, even though some realised that sunset should be the correct time? It does not meant that because of ignorance of the correct time they were “rejecting” our Creator and His day! What was primarily important back then was to accept the correct day of worship from the 10 commandments. Trinity supporters use this situation as a proof that we cannot accept all the statements from Ellen White and the pioneers as the definitive truth, because she and Joseph Bates protested in 1855 against the change to start Sabbath at sunset rather than at 6 p.m.

  • “I was directed back to the first rise of the Sabbath, and followed the people of God up to this time, but did not see that the Lord was displeased, or frowned upon them. I inquired why it had been thus, that at this late day we must change the time of commencing the Sabbath. Said the angel: “Ye shall understand, but not yet, not yet.” Said the angel: “If light come, and that light is set aside or rejected, then comes condemnation and the frown of God; but before the light comes, there is no sin, for there is no light for them to reject.” I saw that it was in the minds of some that the Lord had shown that the Sabbath commenced at six o’clock, when I had only seen that it commenced at “even,” and it was inferred that even was at six. I saw that the servants of God must draw together, press together.” {Ellen White: 1T, p. 116} 

If we look deeper into this quote, we can read that that an angel told her that the right way to start the Sabbath would be shown to her later, and she did not confirm that she received wrong visions on that occasion. As for the intake of pork, it was just a matter of God not allowing the steps towards secondary truths to be taken too fast and thus avoid not understanding the main truths. If everything had a different meaning, it would indicate that she is a false prophet!

The next point, which proves the Trinity to be true, is the fact that at the beginning there was no clear position on the Ten. But let’s repeat once again: What do these secondary points of faith have from the 10 most important commandments, where the first commandment clearly states that we should only pray and worship the true God? And the very area of ​​the Trinity is a violation of the first commandment! The 10 commandments are the basis for worshiping and accepting the true God and represent the absolute beginning of every religion.

When Israel left Egypt, it received the 10 commandments for the first time in Sinai, and all other laws came later, as a deepening of the upbringing of God’s children. Is keeping the 10 commandments, with the first point, To Whom We Pray, just an accompanying deepening of the truth? Despite these clear principles, there are claims that Ellen White wrote the wrong teaching against the Trinity most of the time, until 1890 when she recognised the real truth. The sinful rejection of God’s prophets from the Old Testament and their clear words is repeated today:

  • “Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.“ {Jeremiah 18:18}

Adherents of this apostate religion are forced to pervert such details, since Ellen White clearly wrote that she saw in the vision that (as opposed to the Trinity) Jesus was the literal Son, even before His coming to Earth. This was not a temporary or incompletely understood point of view, but a God-inspired confirmation of the truth, which the pioneers followed through their writings and teachings. The last argument given is that it can still be seen that the true Trinity was accepted by the first Adventists, “except by a few extremists around Ellen White.” William Miller is taken as an example.

For one thing, he never became an Adventist, and he didn’t even realise the Sabbath was the true day of worship. Another example of „arguments“ is how several Baptists joined the SDA church although they believed farther on the Trinity. But they were just the few people who did not accept and understand the whole truth. Ellen White then wrote that we have the complete truth about God and the heavenly order, which must not be changed, but only studied more deeply. The truth about God will always be the same. Did we worship an incomplete God before the “truth” about Trinity was “revealed”? Certainly not! The Trinity has destroyed the worship of the perfect God!

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