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Many SDA people say if something major and minor are together, the major is more important than the minor, hence I don't need to read or understand the minor. Such logic is flawed.....

 

EGW was the lesser light, the Bible is greater light, therefore I don't need to read EGW.

 

Ga 3:24 Wherefore the law "torah teachings (entire Bible)"  was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster."torah teachings (entire Bible)"

 

Since Jesus is a greater source of truth, the Bible is a lesser source of truth, I don't need to read my Bible if I have Jesus living in me.

 

Many people living today as Chrsitians also use this logic, to stop reading Scripture, especially OT torah teachings, as these are also minor compared to the more important NT torah teachings.

 

I see a problem with this logical thinking of faith....

 

Babies start on milk, than eat more solid food as they grow up. Paul speaks of this in Hebrews. The lesser torah teachings do have a purpose, in that that they train us how to grow up in the nurture of the Lord.

 

Ro 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

 

Here is another example, LOVE is a greater attitude, the ten commandment attitudes are lesser attitudes, so if I just concentrate on Love, I don't need to worry about all the others attitudes.

Thus we can reduce the entire LAW of attitudes to just one rule "LOVE"

 

Again such logic thinking is flawed....How can one just love, when you do not know how to love ?

Love has to have rules sometimes especially for those not able to love as God does, as Love is a gift from God anyway.....

 

Some thinking in our faith needs to change.....

May be we found reading LIGHT in all its forms and qualities, candle light or flood light, both EGW and Bible light, for light is light, the quality does not change, for the source of light provides both.

 

Shalom

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I read my bible every morning.

Rob where do you get the impression that people who read EGW don't read their Bibles? I read my Bible every day.

Everyone I know who reads her work, studies their Bible regularly, and usually along with her work.. Side by side... IDK where you are from, but if that is the reality I feel the people there need our prayers very badly..

So sad. But true.

THE BIBLE AND SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (EGW) WERE BOTH INSPIRED BY THE SAME SPIRIT. AND TO HAVE A BETTER VISION READ 1 CHRONICLES 20:20 BRETHREN :)

They are in no wise equivalent.  Even she states that.

I recommend to you, dear reader, the Word of God as the rule of your faith and practice. By that Word we are to be judged. God has, in that Word, promised to give visions in the “last days”; not for a new rule of faith, but for the comfort of his people, and to correct those who err from Bible truth. Thus God dealt with Peter when he was about to send him to preach to the Gentiles.—A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White, 64 (1851). (Reprinted in Early Writings, 78.). {3SM 29.1}

The Lord desires you to study your Bibles. He has not given any additional light to take the place of his Word. This light is to bring confused minds to his Word, which, if eaten and digested, is as the lifeblood of the soul. Then good works will be seen as light shining in darkness.—Letter 130, 1901{3SM 29.2}

In public labor do not make prominent, and quote that which Sister White has written, as authority to sustain your positions. To do this will not increase faith in the testimonies. Bring your evidences, clear and plain, from the Word of God. A “Thus saith the Lord” is the strongest testimony you can possibly present to the people. Let none be educated to look to Sister White, but to the mighty God, who gives instruction to Sister White.—Letter 11, 1894{3SM 29.3}

The Holy Ghost is the author of the Scriptures and of the Spirit of Prophecy. These are not to be twisted and turned to mean what man may want them to mean, to carry out man’s ideas and sentiments, to carry forward man’s schemes at all hazards.—Letter 92, 1900{3SM 30.3}

Brother J would confuse the mind by seeking to make it appear that the light God has given through the Testimonies is an addition to the Word of God, but in this he presents the matter in a false light. God has seen fit in this manner to bring the minds of his people to his Word, to give them a clearer understanding of it. {3SM 30.6}

"In public labor do not make prominent, and quote that which Sister White has written, as authority to sustain your positions. To do this will not increase faith in the testimonies. Bring your evidences, clear and plain, from the Word of God. A “Thus saith the Lord” is the strongest testimony you can possibly present to the people. Let none be educated to look to Sister White, but to the mighty God, who gives instruction to Sister White."—Letter 11, 1894. {3SM 29.3}

The context of this quote is not in SDA churches or among SDA's. It is in public, among non-SDA's. Ellen White said that the use of her writings in a public sphere would not increase faith in her writings as people would have to come to a knowledge of the Bible first. But in the church, among those who profess the faith, the body of believers already accept her writings by faith, and there is no need to increase faith in the testimonies among those who have professed by Baptism that her works are inspired. In the SDA church, there is need, however, to increase faith in the God who authored those works, and her works magnify the God of the Bible, thus edifying the body of Christ.

Yes that's what I posted.  The quote starts with 'In public labor...'

Maria;

  There are many here that take the SOP lightly or not at all. This is because it cuts across cherished sin and in some areas is more pointed than the Scriptures. They say they believe in the SOP and then they lift their own opinions above it. For some of them, to quote it ,is to take it out of context. There  is one person who every time you quote the SOP and he disagrees with it he says you have taken it out of context. When you ask him to put the quote in the right context then, he is silent.

As you have quoted, the Bible says to believe the prophets. Some essentially say that if it is not stated specifically in the Bible it is disqualified, that is unless they like the quote.

Amen.

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