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What was Ellen Whites view on the age of the earth?

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What was Ellen Whites view on the age of the earth?

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There is no doubt whatsoever that Ellen White endorsed a recent Creation that is, that Creation week took place only a few thousand years ago. Scores of times she makes reference to the fact that “the world is now only about six thousand years old.” The Spirit of Prophecy, Vol. 1, p. 87. Some have wondered whether the six-thousand-year figure she repeatedly used was something revealed to her by the Lord or whether it was a figure she used from the margin of the King James Bible, much as she used facts from history books. While it is true that she never explicitly indicated that the 6,000-year figure was revealed to her from the Lord, she was quite specific in stating that the Lord’s revelations to her explicitly denied a date for Creation earlier than that permitted by the Scriptural account. “But apart from Bible history, geology can prove nothing. Those who reason so confidently upon its discoveries have no adequate conception of the size of men, animals, and trees before the Flood,

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