Hello friend, this is Brother Anderson, and I want to personally welcome you to the final study on Adventist Truth versus Bible Truth!
This study is a little different, because I am going to share with you from my own personal experience of 33 years in the SDA Church why I believe that Seventh-day Adventism may be dangerous to your spiritual life.
The portions removed contained teachings that Adventist leaders decided were no longer "truth".
People who read the "revised" versions of the visions had no idea that what they were reading had been altered, and key damaging passages had been removed. It appears to me that there is much more anxiety to prevent a possible shock to some trustful people than to correct error. The way your mother's [Ellen White's] writings have been handled and the false impressions concerning them, which is still fostered among the people, have brought great perplexity and trial to me.
Therefore, we will use deception to trick them into thinking we are generic Christians.
Was this tactic ever used by Jesus or the Apostles?
Elder Carter loved to hold crusades, and he would rent out public halls and advertise himself as an expert lecturer on archeology.
When I was growing up, I was advised not to associate with people of other religions because I should not be around their contaminating influence.
(For more recent examples of evangelistic deception, click here) That was 20 years ago. Inside I found advertisements for "Discovery Bible Studies" and "Keys to Happiness Studies" but the words "Adventist", "SDA", or "Seventh-day" did not appear anywhere in the book. Even if someone managed to read the fine print, it is still obscure--we don't know if it was Edward White, or Earl White, or Ellen White!
On a tiny footnote on the bottom of the first page, in text so small it was barely legible, I found the words "Text by E. Why don't they just put it on the cover of the book "Written by Ellen G.
This is the first danger of being associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Some unknown soul described it this way: "We walked into the New Jerusalem and soon we noticed a small area that had large, thick walls surrounding it.