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Is Ellen White considered a doctrinal authority?

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Is Ellen White considered a doctrinal authority?

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The Seventh-day Adventist Church looks to Scripture for its doctrines. The church’s official statement, “Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists,” lists only Bible texts after each statement of belief. Our evangelists preach our doctrines from the Bible. Our distinctive doctrines such as the Sabbath and the Sanctuary came to us from Bible study, not from Mrs. White’s visions. Because we believe that Mrs. White’s prophetic gift came from the same Source and in the same way as that of the Bible prophets, we take these writings seriously. We believe they have God’s authority behind them. But Mrs. White taught us to look to the Bible as “the revealer of doctrines, and the test of experience” (The Great Controversy, introduction, p. vii). You should also know that, as with any written texts, the writings of Mrs. White can, and have, been misused. By taking some of her statements out of context it is possible to twist and distort her meanings. And, unfortunately, some people have used

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