Messenger of the Lord
Section VIII—Continuing Relevancy of God’s Messenger
Chapter 45—Does Ellen White Measure Up?
“The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience.... Intellectual darkness comes through ignorance; spiritual darkness comes because of something I do not intend to obey. No man ever receives a word from God without instantly being put to the test over it.... Watch the things you shrug your shoulders over, and you will know why you do not go on spiritually.” 1 MOL 514.1
Does Ellen White measure up as a messenger bearing God’s message in modern times? Does her seventy-year ministry warrant recognizing her as a divinely called messenger? MOL 514.2
How did her contemporaries come to the conclusion that she was a prophet? Their experience becomes highly persuasive as we evaluate her credentials today. Why men and women since her death have come to this same conclusion is equally persuasive. MOL 514.3