What Is Ellen White's Most Popular Book?
Millions consider Ellen White’s classic volume on the life of Christ—The Desire of Ages—to be their favorite Ellen White book. But her most popular book is Steps to Christ, which presents the essentials of basic Christian living. First published in 1892 and since translated into more than 165 languages, tens of millions of copies are in circulation.
Did Ellen G. White Teach That Jesus Will Return At The Beginning Of The Seventh Millennium?
Ellen White believed the earth’s age to be about six thousand years. She also expected to see Jesus return in her day. Thus, when describing future events connected with the end of time, she could write of Satan’s ruinous reign having lasted for six thousand years. (See The Great Controversy, p. 673, for example.) Nowhere in her writings, however, did Ellen White refer to a divine timetable of seven millennia corresponding to the creation week. She consistently opposed any efforts to calculate the date (day or year) of Christ’s return. She wrote, “Again and again have I been warned in regard to time setting. There will never again be a message for the people of God that will be based on time” (Selected Messages, book 1, p. 188). And, “Anyone who shall start up to proclaim a message to announce the hour, day, or year of Christ’s appearing, has taken up a yoke and is proclaiming a message that the Lord has never given him” (Review and Herald, September 12, 1893).
How Many Children Did Ellen White Have?
F our boys were born into the White family. Henry Nichols (1847-1863) was their firstborn. He died of pneumonia at the age of 16. James Edson (1849- 1928) became a Seventh-day Adventist minister and is most remembered for his pioneering evangelistic and educational work among African Americans in the Southern United States. William Clarence (1854-1937) also became a Seventh-day Adventist minister. After James’s death in 1881, William became his mother’s chief editorial assistant and publishing manager. John Herbert (1860) died at the age of three months from erysipelas.
Did Ellen White Believe The Earth To Be About 6,000 Years Old?
Ellen White rejected the idea that “the world has existed for tens of thousands of years.” She accepted the biblical record that the creation days were seven literal 24-hour periods, believing that the world “is now only about six thousand years old” (The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, p. 87.) While Ellen White stated that she was shown in vision that creation week consisted of seven literal days (ibid., p. 85), she did not claim to have received any special revelation regarding the specific age of the earth.