Questions and Answers on EGW
The questions below link to corresponding answers on Ellen White's life, ministry and teachings. See also a compilation of unusual statements by her and one of statements mistakenly attributed to Ellen White. For a better understanding of Ellen White's writings see principles for interpretation.
Ellen G. White's Life and Ministry
- Did Ellen White ever set foot on the American Southwest?
- Did Ellen White make acceptance of her prophetic ministry a prerequisite for joining the Seventh-day Adventist church?
- How many children did Ellen White have?
- Was Ellen White the only Seventh-day Adventist in her family? What about her brothers and sisters?
- What is Known Regarding Ellen White's Genealogy?
- What were Ellen White's visions like? Are there any eye-witness accounts?
- Is the story of Ellen G. White holding up a big Bible fact or fiction?
- Did Ellen G. White endorse Israel Dammon?
- Did Ellen White eat any meat after her health-reform vision in 1863? What about that 1858 "pork" testimony?
- Was Ellen White a millionaire?
- Didn't Ellen White contradict her own teachings by dying in debt?
- If Ellen White's writings are inspired, why are her books copyrighted and sold? Shouldn't her books be given away?
- Didn't Ellen White contradict her own counsel when she sometimes sent tithe funds directly to needy ministers?
Ellen G. White's Writings
- Do Seventh-day Adventists believe that the writings of Ellen G. White are equal to, or an addition to, the Scriptures? If the Bible is all-sufficient, why do we need Ellen White's writings?
- How many books and articles did Ellen White write?
- What is Ellen White's most popular book?
- Haven't some of Ellen White's writings been suppressed?
- What were Ellen White's secretaries and literary assistants permitted to do in regard to her writings?
- Was Ellen White a plagiarist?
Ellen G. White's Teachings
- Did Ellen White use any translations of the Bible other than the King James Version?
- What did Ellen White believe regarding the Godhead?
- Did Ellen White believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person?
- Did Ellen White believe the earth to be about 6,000 years old?
- Did Ellen G. White teach that Jesus will return at the beginning of the seventh millennium?