Wednesday July 17, 2013

A dear Sister brought another item to my attention. Here are her words.

In 1996 a book was published called Ye Shall Receive Power with the author allegedly listed as Ellen White.

Ye Shall Rec. Pwr, p.59

PhotoCopy from the book of page 59.

It was the devotional book that year and supposedly containing hundreds of quotations from her writings. They each were footnoted. However looking up each one in the original to verify the faithfulness of how they were quoted was obviously not expected by the publishers. Some of the wording was altered without notation but with clear intent. These were not spelling corrections or other legitimate editorial changes, but altering for intent without notification that changes had been made. In short deception. There is no other word for it. Here is the evidence, judge for yourself. I have asked for an answer for it from the White Estate, but to date have only received automated platitudes acknowledging my inquiry but so far nothing of substance.



Clicking on the thumbnail will yield a readable copy. I did a little bit of research on this and here is what I found.

1.) All parts of this material are considered to be counterfeited, anyway.

2.) On the 2008 White Estate CD, we find there to be very little change between the 1899 Sign of the Times and the 1996 {YRP 59}. Only one sentence was deleted with two texts.

3.) The importance of the image of the printed book is that it proves that what was printed is different from what is on the WECD. The changes are marked on the image.

4.) It gets even better. The following is the actual source for the 1899 Signs article. Of which there are three. We will put a link below for you to see the actual comparison in Red, Blue, and Black ink. It is quite clear that this is not the way Ellen worked. She did not spend her time pouring over all the material written in the past to cobble up something for next week’s article in the Signs of the Times.

We are to pray for the impartation of the Spirit as the remedy for sin-sick souls. {1888 1540.1}

In our day the church has been to a great degree content with the surface truths of revelation, made so plain and easy to be understand that many have thought these supplied all that was essential, and in accepting them they have been content. But the Holy Spirit, working upon the mind, will not allow it to rest in indolence. It awakens an earnest desire for truth uncorrupted with error and false doctrines. Celestial truths will reward the diligent seeker. {1888 1537.2}

The church needs to be converted, and why should we not prostrate ourselves at the throne of grace, as representatives of the church, and from a broken heart and contrite spirit make earnest supplication that the Holy Spirit shall be poured out upon us from on high? {1888 1540.1}

The Lord would have every one of his believing children rich in faith; and this is the fruit of the working of the Holy Spirit upon the heart. {1888 1538.2}

All above from: Chap. 180 – To S. N. Haskell “Sunnyside”, Cooranbong, N.S.W. May 30, 1896 H – 38 – 1896

The Holy Spirit never leaves unassisted the soul who is looking unto Jesus. He takes of the things of Christ and shows them unto him. If the eye is kept fixed on Christ, the work of the Spirit ceases not until the soul is conformed to His image. {DA 302.1} 1898

Through the gracious influence of the Holy Spirit he is changed, and becomes one with Christ in spirit and purpose. His affection for God increases, he hungers after righteousness, and longs to be more like his master. By beholding Christ, he is changed from glory to glory, from character to character, and becomes more and more like Jesus. He is imbued with love for Christ and filled with a deep, unresting love for perishing souls, and Christ is formed within, the hope of glory. {SpTA03 53.1} May 7, 1895. Observance of the Sabbath.

Here is the link for the comparison. It makes it very easy to see the work done. All this is in perfect harmony with what came out in the 1919 Bible Conference in a comment by, none other than A. G. Daniels, and published in a research paper by the church.

Daniells expressed his opinion that holding to a verbal inspiration concept of the Testimonies was illogical “because everybody who has ever seen the work done knows better, and we might as well dismiss it.” p. 9, Para. 3, [1919BIBL].

We have commented on this before, click here for post, and while you are in there you might as well read some of the comments about that paper. But today’s post shows exactly the truth that, “everybody who has ever seen the work done knows” that it’s not inspired.

And we here at could not agree more.

If you are a church member reading this, I hope you get angry about what you have just read. Remember, the only thing I have done is show you what you have in the books on your shelf. It’s right in front of your face. Maybe your anger will prompt you to write. Maybe it will create an interest in you for the truth. Maybe you will ASK, ask, seek, knock, until you get an answer, find, and a door opens.

God Bless your Study

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