Ellen G. White Statements Relating to Geology and Earth Sciences


Statements Concerning This Earth and Other Worlds

Millions of Worlds Are Inhabited—Should all the inhabitants of this little world refuse obedience to God, He would not be left without glory. He could sweep every mortal from the face of the earth in a moment, and create a new race to people it and glorify His name. God is not dependent on man for honor. He could marshal the starry host of heaven, the millions of worlds above, to raise a song of honor and praise and glory to his name.—The Review and Herald, March 1, 1881. EGWSRGES 23.1

Ellen White Given a View of Other Worlds—The Lord has given me a view of other worlds. Wings were given me, and an angel attended me from the city to a place that was bright and glorious.... The inhabitants of the place were of all sizes; they were noble, majestic, and lovely.... Then I was taken to a world which had seven moons. There I saw good old Enoch, who had been translated.... I begged my attending angel to let me remain in that place....Then the angel said, “You must go back, and if you are faithful, you, with the 144,000, shall have the privilege of visiting all the worlds and viewing the handiwork of God.”—Early Writings, 39, 40. (Published in 1882.) EGWSRGES 23.2

God’s Creative Work Finished—God has finished His creative work, but His energy is still exerted in upholding the objects of His creation.—The Signs of the Times, March 20, 1884. EGWSRGES 23.3

Earth Is Small Compared to Other Worlds—How grateful we should be that, notwithstanding this earth is so small amid the created worlds, God notices even us. The nations are before Him as the drop in the bucket, and as the small dust in the balance.—The Review and Herald, March 9, 1886. EGWSRGES 23.4

Unfallen Beings See the Controversy in This World—Every eye in the unfallen universe is bent upon those who profess to be Christ’s followers. Here in this atom of a world, an earnest warfare is going on.—The Review and Herald, September 29, 1891. EGWSRGES 23.5

Diversity in the Universe Forms a Perfect Whole—The universe contains one great masterpiece of infinite Wisdom in innumerable diversities of His great works, which, in their matchless variety, form a perfect whole.—The Youth’s Instructor, August 19, 1897. EGWSRGES 23.6

The World but an Atom in God’s Vast Domain—This world is but a little atom in the vast domain over which God presides.—Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, 324. (Reprinted from Sp. Test., Series A, No. 8, 1897.) EGWSRGES 23.7

The Plan of Salvation Set up Before the World Was Made—God and Christ knew from the beginning of the apostasy of Satan and of the fall of Adam through the deceptive power of the apostate. The plan of salvation was designed to redeem the fallen race, to give them another trial. Christ was appointed to the office of Mediator from the creation of God, set up from everlasting to be our substitute and surety. Before the world was made, it was arranged that the divinity of Christ should be enshrouded in humanity.—The Signs of the Times, April 27, 1899. EGWSRGES 23.8

This World a Speck in Comparison to the Universe—He endured the cross, despised the shame. He made it of small account in consideration of the results that He was working out in behalf of, not only the inhabitants of this speck of a world, but the whole universe, every world which God had created.—The Review and Herald, September 4, 1900. (Quoted in The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 5:1127.) EGWSRGES 24.1

This little world is but a jot in God’s creation.—The Youth’s Instructor, April 4, 1905. (Quoted in The S.D.A. Bible Commentary 3:1154.) EGWSRGES 24.2

God Made All Stars—There is not a star that beautifies the heavens which He [God] did not make.—The Signs of the Times, March 31, 1909. EGWSRGES 24.3