The Grave of Ellen White
Posted on 10 May 2012 12:37 PM
Please help me to understand what is going on here. Is Ellen G. White's grave really an Egyptian obelisk? Does this mean that Ellen White was a Freemason and Baal worshiper?
We must not look only at the symbols around a person, but what they teach and how they live. Take Robert Schuller for example. We don't look only at the symbols around him, but what he teaches. Robert Schuller teaches Masonic doctrine. If you need proof please watch the presentation That All May Be One on our TV site.
There are some who say that Ellen White has an obelisk on her grave stone, therefore she must have been involved in the Masons. The question is: Did Ellen White teach Masonic doctrine? The obvious answer to that question is no! She constantly indicts Freemasons and secret societies in her writings. Each time she mentions them, she basically says that those who belong to such orders will be lost.
Do Ellen White's statements make us think that she is a Freemason? No. Does she recommend people become Freemasons? No. Check out Selected Messages volume 2 for her thoughts on secret societies.
We can't assume she was a Mason or a Baal worshiper solely because she has an obelisk on her grave. Obelisks were a standard for gravestones during the time she lived. In fact, they represented one of the cheaper options. Read more about gravestone use in the US here: Association for Gravestone Studies and more about the use of obelisks as gravestones here.
If you wish to read something that is a response to the false accusations against Ellen White, we highly recommend the following website. Here, Bob Pickle obliterates the false accusations against Ellen White, and shows that most of the accusations believed against her are blatant lies, and that the rest are twisted versions of what she actually said.
My point is, if indeed her writings were to be soooo important, the biblical prophecies would have mentioned here coming in the 1840s. As it is, I take her writings as I would any other Christian author; certainly some truths are there, but the other stuff? I take with a pinch of salt if not discard altogether
That's my view. PEACE !
And, about the Bible predicting her -- read Revelation chapter 10. Now, this prophecy speaks about the Advent movement that occurred in 1844 of which Ellen G. White was a part of. In fact, she was not the first person to be given visions/prophecies from the LORD at that time. Two other men received it before her...however, they did not go forth with the message.
Ellen G. White is very prominent within SDA history, because she received and imparted the most visions, prophecies and instructions for the church. Note though, she was not the only one who did...
About the Bible predicting her specifically, it is implied (in my opinion). Just take a look at Moses. Was he specifically predicted to be the one who would have led the children of Isreal to Canaan? No. but the LORD did predict that HE would take them out, and HE did -- by HIS servant Moses...
We believe HE is doing the same today -- by HIS servant Ellen G. White (and all who HE calls).