Ellen G. White

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Ellen G. White (1827-1915) co-founded Seventh-day Adventism (SDA). Some followers of her writings consider her a prophet. Her best known books, The Great Controversy, The Desire of Ages, and Steps to Christ, are in wide circulation and the distribution of them is a core outreach of Adventism, thus they can often be had for free. The Great Controversy is a Restorationist narrative of the apostasy and later restoration of the Christian church, the key issue for White being the abandonment and later restoration of Saturday (or Sabbath-day) worship. The Desire of Ages is a long book on the person and life of Jesus, while Steps to Christ is a shorter evangelistic book. White also wrote on health matters and espoused vegetarianism, teetotalism, and exiting the cities to move to rural areas and become self-sufficient[1], both for health reasons and because of her belief in the coming end times, perhaps within her lifetime. This latter belief is a sort of forerunner to more recent survivalist practices of some Christians who believe the end times are imminent. Those who consider her a prophet take her visions of the end times seriously, including a vision of hers cited by believers as purportedly predicting 9/11.[2]

White can be viewed as the mother of Young Earth creationism (YEC), not that many people noticed while she was alive.[3] White proclaimed that the Earth was created in 6 literal days, and furthermore that The Flood rearranged the geological record, key elements of YEC.[3] A fellow-SDA member, George McCready PriceWikipedia's W.svg published thee books that helped popularize White's pronouncements, Outlines of Modern Christianity and Modern Science, The Fundamentals of Geology and The New Geology.[3]

Besides her hang-up on a particular day of the week (despite the fact that modern western calendars are essentially arbitrary remnants of historical date-keeping systems that required adjustments of many DAYS [will the REAL Saturday please step forward?] - not to mention the conventions of the International Date LineWikipedia's W.svg), Ellen White also had a fascination with the subject of masturbation and with its "effects" on the body. In short, according to Prophet White, spanking the monkey (or fooling the one-eyed cat) can kill you. Seriously.[4]

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  1. See, for example, Country Living, a booklet compiling her writings on this subject
  2. http://www.truthorfables.net/nyc_wtc_9-11_terrorist_attacks.htm
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Righting America at the Creation Museum by Susan L. Trollinger & William Vance Trollinger Jr. (2016) Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 1421419513.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_G._White#Views_on_masturbation Ellen G. White (1870). Solemn Appeal, A. The Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association.