Return to https://www.TruthOrFables.net/50-contradictions-christ-almighty.htm."Contradiction #15: Jesus Christ Not Truly God"
Robert K. Sanders alleges that Ellen White contradicts the Bible more than 50 times. The following is #15 from the revision of his document dated June 2002.
Please excuse the problems with italics, punctuation, spacing, and the use of parentheses rather than brackets for editorial comments. These mistakes are in Sanders' document:
Actually, the quote Sanders gives does not come from Letter 32, 1899. Though two paragraphs later does comes from Letter 32, the half sentence Sanders quotes comes from Manuscript 140, 1903, and is clearly marked as such.
But that's not all that big a deal, since it matters little whether the date of authorship is 1899 or 1903. Typically, those who want to accuse Ellen White of teaching that Jesus isn't God quote from her earlier writings, not her later ones. By 1899 and 1903, Ellen White was so clearly stating that Jesus is God that it is fairly futile to try to prove that she believed otherwise at that point in time. Take for example the following statement from her 1898 book Desire of Ages:
It is a bit puzzling why Sanders didn't quote the whole sentence. Take a look at what the context says:
Is it not readily apparent that Ellen White was saying that Jesus is not God the Father? If Sanders had quoted the entire sentence, the remaining seven words, would not the intended meaning have been more apparent?
Most Christians agree that the Godhead is comprised of three beings: the Father, Son, and Spirit. Some, however, like the United Pentecostals, maintain that the Father, Son, and Spirit are three manifestations of one person or being. They would strongly object to Ellen White's statement since they believe that Jesus is God the Father and the Son and the Spirit all at the same time.
The very statement of Ellen White that Sanders quotes from makes it crystal clear that Jesus is truly God, while at the same time denying the idea that there are not three beings in the Godhead. We are therefore uncertain why Sanders has a problem with this particular statement.
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