Cancer Caused by an Infectious Agent Francis Peyton Rous proposed in 1910 that cancer is caused by a virus.
He later got a Nobel prize for his discovery. But Ellen White said the same thing
five years before he did. How did she know that?
Cancer Caused by Dormant Oncogenes In 1864 Ellen G. White wrote of something that could lie dormant in the body
one's whole life, but which through some sort of irritation, could become actively
cancerous. In 1976 two scientists established that dormant oncogenes in cells
can cause cancer if they become activated through environmental factors or viruses.
The Discipline of Suffering "Why am I suffering, Lord?" While Ellen White didn't say why
you specifically might be suffering, she did give a glimpse into how
God can use the sorrow and suffering in our lives to make us stronger Christians and
prepare us for greater responsibilities.
Drugs the Cause of Most Deaths While certainly medical science has come a long ways since Ellen White wrote what she did
in 1864, recent reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association are troubling.
Was Ellen White on to something when she said that drugs cause most deaths?
The Jews Expected a Divine Messiah In describing the Apostle Paul's original objection to Christianity, Ellen White wrote that
he just couldn't accept the idea that the Messiah would be a mere man. Could it really be true that
first-century Jews believed that the Messiah wuld be divine? Statements by four different
Bible characters seem to confirm this view.
Lawlessness in New Orleans Ellen White connected natural disasters in the end of time with "scenes of strife."
After seeing the looting and lawlessness that gripped New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit,
we think we can see some reasons why.
"The Passion of the Christ" With all the publicity about Mel Gibson's new movie, it's interesting to note
a few things Ellen White had to say about contemplating the closing scenes of Christ's life.
Perhaps the transforming power she attributes to those scenes is what Mel found so helpful
in his own spiritual life.
The Possibility of Genetic Engineering Ellen White spoke of the production of "confused species" through "ingenious
methods" of combining different animals. Since genetic engineering did not become technologically
possible in modern times until the 1970's, one wonders how she could ever have known about it.
Why More Hurricanes Now? Ellen White's insight into the recent increase in number and intensity of hurricanes is
intriguing. While she considered them to be warnings from God and signs that Christ's coming is near,
she also wrote that if it hadn't have been for God's protection, there would have been a lot more
devastating hurricanes heretofore.
Zinc Deficiency: A Multitude of Diseases Ellen White identified a host of diseases resulting from a practice
she called "secret vice." It is now known that the very diseases she mentioned
result from zinc deficiency, a deficiency associated with "secret vice."
Zinc Stored in the Brain Back in 1870, Ellen White wrote of a substance in the brain
that was needed to nourish the system. A century later, scientists confirmed that
zinc, which the brain contains a lot of, is indeed an important nutrient for humans.
They have also confirmed that zinc plays a part in many digestive and metabolic processes.
Lucky guess? Coincidence? Inspired? You decide.