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At first, Ellen White, prophetess of the Seventh Day Adventist
church, was absolutely correct when she spoke on the subject of sin
and salvation.  She stated that we must keep the Sabbath, sin was
transgression of the ten commandment law of God and that only
those who ceased from all willful sin would receive eternal life.

However, in 1863 she was given a vision by an angel which
required "Health Reform" for all those who were to receive eternal
life.   One of the requirements of Health Reform was to stop eating
flesh foods - no meat - clean or unclean.

Mrs. White insisted that the gospel now included Health Reform.
"The LORD has given instruction that the Gospel is to be carried
forward; and the GOSPEL INCLUDES HEALTH REFORM in all
its phases." {TSDF 88.5}

James White*  stated specifically that without control of appetite
there was no hope of heaven:  " of the highest attainments in
the Christian life is to control appetite, and that, without this
victory, all hope of heaven is vain."  Christian Temperance 206

Mrs. White believed that an angel of God had taught her that to
control appetite meant that men must stop eating the flesh of dead
animals: "The meat diet is the serious question. Shall HUMAN
BEINGS live on the flesh of dead animals. The answer from the
light GOD HAS GIVEN ME is, No, decidedly NO."  CDF, p. 388

The teaching that man must stop eating clean meats is not found in
the Scriptures.  In fact, it is a direct contradiction to what is taught
in the Scriptures by word and example in the life of Jesus.   Not
only did the Son of God eat meat, he commanded others to eat
meat during Passover.

Satan's cunning deception behind the gospel of Health Reform was
to get Mrs. White to mistakenly add false doctrine to the wonderful
truth of the Sabbath and obedience to God taught by the pioneer
Adventists. If the elders of the SDA church had demanded that the
gospel of Health Reform be tested against the warning of the
apostles it would have been rejected.

Paul warned specifically that there would never be another gospel:
"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach ANY OTHER
GOSPEL unto you than that which WE have preached unto you, let
him be accursed."   Galatians 1:8

Could it be any clearer?  Mrs. White was taught the gospel of
health reform by an angel from heaven - and that gospel was not
taught by Jesus or the apostles!

This new gospel was one of Satan's great victories.  The gospel of
Health Reform has caused irreconcilable division among the
commandment keeping people of God for over a hundred years.  
The sad truth is that many have rejected the Sabbath truth taught by
Adventists because they also see the heresy of teaching another

Not only is the gospel of Health Reform another gospel, it is a
resurrection of the "Colossian Heresy" which taught that Jesus
alone was not sufficient for salvation.   Paul was fighting against
the heresy that we could not have the power for victory over sin
unless we subjected the body to severe discipline according to the
doctrines of men.

Paul said:

COL 2:8  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and
vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the
world, and not after Christ.

COL 2:23  These [traditions of men] have indeed an appearance of
wisdom in promoting rigor of devotion and self-abasement and
severity to the body, but they are of no value in checking the
indulgence of the flesh.

Did Mrs. White teach the Colossian Heresy in that one could not
have victory over sin if you ate meat?  Here is what she said - you

"The controlling power of appetite will prove the ruin of
thousands, when, if they had conquered on this point, then they
would have had the moral power to gain the victory over every
other temptation of Satan. But those who are slaves to appetite will
fail in perfecting Christian character."  T., V. III, p. 485. {HL 74.4}

" of the highest attainments in the Christian life is to control
appetite, and that, without this victory, all hope of heaven is vain."
James White* Christian Temperance 206

If any doubt remains, compare the specific warning of Paul about
"taste not, touch not" with the specific teaching of the gospel of
Health reform.

Paul:   Colossians  2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from
the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are
ye subject to ordinances, TOUCH NOT; TASTE NOT; handle not;

Mrs. White:

"The Lord would bring his people into a position where they WILL
NOT TOUCH OR TASTE the flesh of dead animals"  {PUR,
November 7, 1901 par. 1}

If we will simply listen to these forewarnings of Paul and trust
them without compromise - the gospel of Health Reform is
exposed as a counterfeit.

1.  Paul warned against a "doctrines of demons" that forbid eating
(clean) meat.

2.  Paul warned against an angel from heaven teaching "any other"

3.  Paul warned against the teaching that Jesus alone is not
sufficient to overcome sin.

Many of my brothers and sisters here on this earth are Adventists
and the gospel of Health Reform creates a constant and
insurmountable wall of deception between us.  I can only hope
there are some who have the courage to look at these facts with an
open mind.    The honest heart that studies the Scriptures will
admit that to stop eating clean meat as a requirement for heaven
was not taught by Jesus or the apostles. It is a tradition of man.

It is another gospel...

Harold Kupp

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter
times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing
spirits, and doctrines of devils.... and commanding to abstain from
meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of
them which believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God
is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with

* 1890 Christian Temperance by Mrs. Ellen G. White (pp. 7-162)
and Bible Hygiene by Elder James White, 268 pp. overall. Good
Health Pub. Co., Battle Creek, Mich.

The preface declares: "This book is not a new presentation . . but is
simply a compilation, and in some sense an abstract, of the various
writings of Mrs. White upon this subject (health), to which have been
added several articles by Elder James White elucidating the same
principles . . The work of compilation has been done under the
supervision of Mrs. White, by a committee appointed by her for the
purpose; and the manuscript has been carefully examined by her.

"The purpose in the preparation of this volume has been to gather
together, in a condensed form, writings which were scattered
through various volumes, and some that have never before
appeared in print."

The E. G. W. section comprises eighteen chapters and a group of
"fragments." She later amplified the principal chapters and made
them the body of The Ministry of Healing (1905). Nine chapters, in
whole or in part, were incorporated into Counsels on Health (1923)
or Fundamentals of Christian Education (1923).
The comment was in CTBH but actually written by JW -> BUT
adventists are still not off the hook - EGW did not write it - but she
approved it.

Note: "The work of compilation has been done under the
supervision of Mrs. White, by a committee appointed by her for the
purpose; and the manuscript has been carefully examined by her."

Surely, they cannot  suggest that she approved it but did not believe
it?  EGW endorsed it and published it with her approval.


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