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Proving Ellen White was inspired.

Q1: Are Ellen White messages inspired ?

Introduction: This study is based on:-

  • Old Testament and NT are Hebrew
  • Therefore God thinks in Hebrew.
  • Thus an inspired writer will write in Hebrew.

    Any prophet inside Scripture times or outside Scripture times, such as Martin Luther and Ellen White,will write the words inspired by the Holy Spirit, from Hebrew into their own mother tongue, which for Martin Luther was German, and for Ellen White was English.

    Of course we can have different amounts of completeness in how these messages come to us, because the prophet writes as they see in their experience and the light that is revealed. That does not make one message more or less important than another message. Water is water regardless of the source. One can quench one's thirst from a huge river or a tiny stream, both have the same flow of love, only that one may be more complete. See studies of the material available on the Internet, where one can compare the completeness of Ancient Hebrew meanings between Martin Luther and Ellen White.

    We should expect a prophet does not made mistakes in their messages. Sadly many attack the persons or the vessels of the messengers.We are all sinners living up to the light we have, so studying the life of a prophet is not a good idea. It is the 'words' that shouldbe pure, holy and full of truth. This study is unique because it considers Ellen White writes Hebrew-English, just as Martin Luther wouldwrite Hebrew-German. We should expect the Ancient Hebrew meanings to be preserved in the words of the messengers.

    Hypothesis: Did Ellen White record Ancient Hebrew thought as inspired by the Holy Spirit into her chosen English words?

    Introduction: A selection of Ancient Hebrew pictographs and their meanings are shown from the website work of Jeff Benner’s Ancient Hebrew Research Center. The English words used by Ellen White must correctly correspond with Ancient Hebrew meanings, thus proving her work is of the Holy Spirit, who alone knows Ancient Hebrew meaning from as far back as 3000 BC. While critics can find examples for or against any hypothesis under study (for all studies come with bias) this method here uses the balance of probabilities for a large number of Ancient Hebrew words studied, and the likelihood of Ellen White’s rendering of the Ancient Hebrew in English. The objective here is to test her work of English is perfectly a reflection of Ancient Hebrew and thus God’s message in its purest form.

    Many critics of Ellen White exist on the Internet, exposing her personality and personal errors. Like any inspired person, she lived her life as best as the light she had at the present time. Ellen had some shortcomings in her life. Peter and Paul and had problems in their lives as well, and critics need to stop bagging the lives of a messenger, and look at the messages instead.

    I have yet to find anyone exposing errors in the messages of Ellen White that were published against the Ancient Hebrew meanings with her English. The real test for anybody claiming to have inspired messages, is to test them against the Ancient Hebrew meanings of Scripture, which is done here.

    Method: See selected words shown to the reader, first in Jeff Benner's opinion, than the author's opinion in Ancient Hebrew pictograph script, than selected passages from the writings of Ellen White, and finally a discussion testing the English passages with Hebrew word meanings.

    A image picture from Jeff Benner's work is shown to the reader so Jeff Benner's opinion is independent from mine thus reducing bias in this study. As far as I know Jeff Benner does not disclose his denominational belief, and his meaning of Ancient Hebrew is without denominational bias.

    Each image is shown as a monochromatic bitmap, so the qu ality is deliberately poor for saving download time for the reader, and is a photograph of Jeff Benner's Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible, published in 2005. This proves the study to be non-biased.

    When the author uses the Ancient Hebrew pictograph script as a tool for understanding the meaning of the word in Hebrew, this technique is also without bias, as the letters come from the modern Hebrew themselves. Some could argue the selection of Ellen White passages matched against her English words in each study, is down to co-incidental chance, and one could be right for a few meanings, but the probability of this happening becomes very low once the number of words studied increases.

    Conclusion: One can conclude based on the balance of probabilities that the messages through the Ellen White writings are of the Holy Spirit and correspond to Ancient Hebrew despite being in another language, such as English.

    Discussion: Below is listed a number of Ancient Hebrew words and their meanings with passages from Ellen White’s translation of Ancient Hebrew into English (Note: Ellen White was never familiar with Hebrew herself and never wrote Hebrew letters or words):-

    (1) : "Ab" :Father,Fruit.

    Strong's 01.

    Image: from Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew research Center, Ancient Hebrew Lexicon book.

    Ancient Hebrew pictograph reads: “The Strong one home”

    (1) Father, also means (2) fruit.

    The very first word in Strong's dictionary "01" is "Ab" the Hebrew word for "father". but this word also means "fruit", because the father would provide for his family and bring home something nice to eat for his family, in addition to the basic family needs.

    Examples of fruit include:-

  • Song 6:11 ¶ I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits (ab) ...
  • Da 4:12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit (ab) thereof much,..

    The symbol is also an allegory of the flow of power through the Father, the strong one in the family. The heavenly Father is the chief leader, the administrator of the home just as earthly father's are leaders and figureheads in the family home.

    {CSA 59.8} Pure religion and undefiled before the Father is this…… Good deeds are the fruit that Christ requires us to bear…..

    {CTr 246.2} But Satan came, and insinuated doubts of God’s wisdom. He accused Him, their heavenly Father and Sovereign, of selfishness, because to test their loyalty, He had prohibited them from eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

    {CTr 257.2} “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away.”

    {COL 216.1} Every means that the love of God could devise would be put in operation that they might become trees of righteousness, bringing forth fruit for the blessing of the world.

    {COL 301.2} "Herein is My Father glorified," Christ says, "that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be My disciples." John 15:8.

    Discussion:      The word father (fruit) is conveyed very well in Ellen White writings, her English matches completely the Ancient Hebrew as we would expect if inspired by the Holy Spirit.

    Pure religion and undefiled before the Father is this: “To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” Good deeds are the fruit; that Christ requires us to bear: kind words, deeds of benevolence, of tender regard for the poor, the needy, the afflicted.{CSA 60.1}

    To test this passage, notice the Bible verses where the passage is quoted:-

    Jas 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God "Elohim" and the Father "ab" is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

    Cross referenced to Old Testament

    Isa 1:16 ¶ Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD " Father-Yahweh" : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

    In the passage the comments from Ellen White regarding the Father Yahweh as good fruits that comes through His Son, Jesus Christ is an interesting parallel to Ancient Hebrew meaning. She is making Jesus into the Hebrew word "father" one who also provides, just as our heavenly Father provudes.

    (2) : "YHWH" :LORD.

    From Jeff Benner "His Name is One" book.

    The Sacred NAME

    In Ancient Hebrew pictograph script the word reads "Behold! The Being secure. Behold! the Being active hands." The meaning of Yahweh is "He who exists". and seems a picture of Father-Yahweh and Son-Yahweh.

    Ge 19:24 ¶ Then the LORD "Son-Yahweh" rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD "Father-Yahweh" out of heaven;

    I agree with Jeff Benner, the breath of life is from the Father-Yahweh, but is adminsitrated by the Holy Spirit as a life force that exists in all living things.

    {DA 21.2} "I do nothing of Myself," said Christ; "the living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father." "I seek not Mine own glory," but the glory of Him that sent Me. John 8:28; 6:57; 8:50; 7:18. In these words is set forth the great principle which is the law of life for the universe. All things Christ received from God, but He took to give. So in the heavenly courts, in His ministry for all created beings: through the beloved Son, the Father's life flows out to all; through the Son it returns, in praise and joyous service, a tide of love, to the great Source of all. And thus through Christ the circuit of beneficence is complete, representing the character of the great Giver, the law of life.

    Discussion: The selected passage reads very well with Ancient Hebrew thought for Yahweh.

    Notice the testing of this passage as an example:-

    Jesus rested upon the wisdom and strength of His heavenly Father. He declared, "The Lord God will help Me; therefore shall I not be confounded. . . . And I know that I shall not be ashamed. . . . Behold, the Lord God will help Me." Pointing to His own example, He says to us, "Who is among you that feareth the Lord, . . . that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God." {CD 152.3} "The prince of this world cometh," saith Jesus, "and hath nothing in Me." There was in Him nothing that responded to Satan's sophistry. He did not consent to sin. Not even by a thought did He yield to temptation. So it may be with us. Christ's humanity was united with divinity; He was fitted for the conflict by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And He came to make us partakers of the divine nature. So long as we are united to Him by faith, sin has no more dominion over us. God reaches for the hand of faith in us to direct it to lay fast hold upon the divinity of Christ, that we may attain to perfection of character. {CD 152.4}

    Notice the Old Testament Hebrew

    Isa 50:7 For the "The Lord "Adonay" God "Father-Yahweh" will help Me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

  • 8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
  • 9 Behold, the Lord "Adonay" GOD " Father-Yahweh" will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
  • 10 ¶ Who is among you that feareth the LORD " Father-Yahweh", that obeyeth the voice of his servant "ebed", that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD "Yahweh", and stay upon his God "Elohiym".

    This passage uses Adonay Yahweh according to Ellen White, as the "Father in heaven".and yet in other passages (see here) "Adonay-Yahweh" is a reference to Jesus. See this passage comments here:-

    The Lord is willing to do great things for us. We shall not gain the victory through numbers, but through the full surrender of the soul to Jesus. We are to go forward in His strength, trusting in the mighty God of Israel. There is a lesson for us in the story of Gideon’s army. . . . The Lord is just as willing to work through human efforts now, and to accomplish great things through weak instrumentalities. {OFC 180.2}

    In this passage Jesus is paralleled to the Adonay Yahweh of Gideon's time. In the Isaiah passage the servant is a reference to Adonay Yahweh coming in human form, but when the servant of Adonay Yahweh comes, the servant speaks of Adonay Yahweh as His Father, because the servant is reaching out to a higher power than Himself through faith, as a human example for sinners who also are saved in this way. Thus Yahweh is a reference to both the Father and His Son, notice in the Isaiah passage they come together "let us stand together: (verse8)".

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