Ellen White's Bible Omissions
In the Great Controversy Mrs. White describes the destruction of the wicked at the Second Coming of Christ:
"At the coming of Christ the wicked are blotted from the face of the whole earth--consumed with the spirit of His mouth and destroyed by the brightness of His glory. Christ takes His people to the City of God, and the earth is emptied of its inhabitants. 'Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.' 'The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word.' 'Because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned.' Isaiah 24:1, 3, 5, 6."1In the above quote Isaiah 24:6 has been highlighted. Notice how the verse reads in the KJV Bible:
"Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left."Ellen White omitted a very important part of the verse, "and few men left." The reason it was omitted is because it contradicts Adventist teachings on the state of the earth during the Millennium.
On the very same page Mrs. White makes another omission:
"'And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the Lord shall be among them; and they shall lay hold everyone on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.' Zechariah 14:12, 13." (Ibid.)Mrs. White is using these verses as proof that the earth is totally depopulated upon the return of Christ, and yet three verses later, in the same passage, we find that the nations of the earth are not totally obliterated. The Bible teaches that there will be people alive upon the earth during the Millennium:
"And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles." (Zech. 14:16)
Mrs. White wrote in one testimony:
"You have used the fat of animals which God in his word expressly forbids. 'It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.' 'Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast in any of your dwellings. Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood even that soul shall be cut off from among his people.'" (Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 64)Mrs. White attempts to persuade a follower that the Bible forbid the eating of all animal fat. The first part of her quote is from Leviticus 3:17 which is a passage giving directions to the priests on how to treat the fat from sacrificed animals. The passage is as follows:
"And he shall offer thereof his offering, [even] an offering made by fire unto the LORD; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that [is] upon the inwards, And the two kidneys, and the fat that [is] upon them, which [is] by the flanks, and the caul above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away. And the priest shall burn them upon the altar: [it is] the food of the offering made by fire for a sweet savour: all the fat [is] the LORD'S. [It shall be] a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood." (Lev. 3:14-17)The Bible prohibits the priests from eating of the fat and blood of the sacrificed animals, but this prohibition only applies to sacrificed animals. H.C. Blanchard writes:
"...neither the Jews, nor any other people, were ever prohibited from eating fat of animals, in a general sense. This verse clearly shows that it is the fat of the beasts of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. It is also clear that this prohibition did not extend to all animals, but only to such as were offered in sacrifice, and then only certain parts of the fat which was to be burned on the altar. To see that they were permitted to eat fat let us turn to Deut. 32:14, 'Butter of kine and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.' Again, Neh. 8:10: 'Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet,' &c. So it is clearly proved that the command that is here referred to as being violated is false, and the spirit that dictated this Testimony is false, and such as our Lord told us to beware of.""3
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1. Ellen G. White, Great Controversy, p. 657, emphasis supplied.
3. H.C. Blanchard, The Testimonies of Mrs. E. G. White Compared With the Bible, http://www.ex-sda.com/newpage24.htm.