E.G. White on Michael the Archangel

E.G. White, a self proclaimed prophet of God proclaimed some very major doctrinal heresies. One of the greatest, was her denial that Jesus Christ was "Lord God Almighty" (SDA Commentary vol 5 p 1129)! She did not confess, as Thomas confessed:

John 20:28-29      And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. [29] Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Contrariwise, she reduced Jesus from being God himself, to a created person, Michael the Archangel. Some of her heretical statements are shown on this page! The Jesus she preached, was NOT the Jesus of scripture and places her amongst those whom Paul wrote in the following scripture verses:

2 Cor. 11:4, 13-15      For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. [14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Charles Taze Russell, who formerly studied with the early SDA group and later started the Jehovah's Witness group, adopted this heresy of denying the deity of Christ as well as two other false teachings, soul sleep and non-torment of hell, from E.G. White.


E.G. White is quoted as saying:

"The man Christ Jesus was not the Lord God Almighty, yet Christ and the Father are one."  (SDA Commentary vol 5 p 1129)   proof that Jesus IS God Almighty

"Michael, or Christ, with the angels that buried Moses" (Jude 9, Spiritual Gifts, IV a, p. 158)   Proof that Jesus is NOT Michael the archangel

"And before the context closed Christ Himself came to Gabriel's aid---Gabriel declares 'But lo, Michael, one of the Chief Princes came to help me" (Dan 10:13, Prophets & Kings, p.572)

"There is none that holdeth with me in these things but Michael (Christ) your prince." (Desire of Ages
p.99)

"Moses passed under the dominion of death - but Christ the Savior brought him forth from the grave. Jude 9" (ibid 379)
SDA's use her 'gift' to prove He is Michael as seen from their Commentary vol 4, p. 860 where they appeal to her writings as their final authority; and that Michael standing up in Dan 12:1 is Jesus ending his mediation for us, quoting the Desire of Ages p.379.

 vol. 7, p. 706  they write 'Michael is one of the names of Christ -- not as the chief angel, but as the ruler over the angels'.

To solidify their heresy, the SDA group has re-written the Scriptures to conform to this false doctrine. In the SDA Clear Word Bible CW (1994), the translators add E.G. White's interpretations into the text! I will here compare the truth with their error!

1 Ths 4:16     CWB      "When Christ descends from heaven, He, as the Archangel will" ---

1 Thes. 4:16    KJV For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Notice the insertion "He, as the Archangel..."


Rev 12:7     CWB       "God's Son Michael and the loyal angels fought."

Rev. 12:7      KJV     And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Insertion of "God's Son..."


Jude 1:9   CWB   "the Lord Jesus Christ, also called Michael the Archangel"

Jude 1:9     KJV   Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

Insertion of "the Lord Jesus Christ, also called..."    


Rev 10:1 CWB     "Next I saw a mighty Angel --- I knew it was the Lord Jesus"

Rev. 10:1  KJV    And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

Insertion of "I knew it was the Lord Jesus"



Rev 10:5   CWB    "Then this mighty Angel, the Lord Jesus ---"

Rev. 10:5    KJV   And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Insertion of "mighty"   and  "the Lord Jesus"



Rev 10:8-9 (--take the book from the Mighty Angel--) "So I went up to the Son of God and asked --- "

Rev. 10:8-9
    And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
    And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

Insertion of "the Son of God..."    


Former SDA, Dudly Canright, in his Life of E.G.White--- on p.162 tells us that Dr. Kellogg theorized all that was left of a person (Jesus) at death was a record of his life kept in heaven, and at the resurrection a new body of new matter would be formed like the old one and made to think he was the same person. James White who accepted this also asked Ellen for her "light" on it. She said God had shown this to her. When Canright asked "How about Christ's body which was raised?" she answered, "He dropped it all when he ascended".

Here, Mr's White declares that Jesus' dropped off His resurrected body, allowed Him to be the Spirit-being, Michael the Archangel, who she recorded as winging his way with her around in heaven, in A Word to the Little Flock, in 1847.

Without a single scripture to support this heresy where Jesus supposedly left his body on earth, the true Biblical record shows that Jesus not only rose from the dead in the same physical body that was crucified, but that he, in the flesh, ascended into heaven and will one day return in the same flesh! For a deeper study on this issue, go to Watchtower - Deceiver and AntiChrist

Refuting the SDA web site "Amazingfacts.org" as they reason that Jesus is Michael the Archangel!

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