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Ellen White states that she had out-of-body experiences. Bible prophets such as Enoch (Hebrews 11:5), Elijah (2 Kings 2:1, 5, 10-11, 16-18), Ezekiel (Ezekiel 8:1, 3, 7, 14, 16), Philip (Acts 8:39-40) and Paul (Acts 12:1-5) were all bodily transported, but they never even hint at an out-of-body experience. The evidence is very clear that Bible prophets had visions, but no true Bible prophet ever had an out of the body experience. Nothing in Scripture sanctions the concept of "astral projection."

Out of the body experiences are well known, however, by spiritualists, Hindus, practitioners of transcendental meditation and New Age religions. Spiritualists refer to out of the body experiences as "astral projection" or OBEs.

Here is how Ellen described her OBE experience:

Nov. 3, 1890, while laboring at Salamanca, N. Y., as I was in communion with God in the night season, I was taken out of and away from myself to assemblies in different States, where I bore decided testimony of reproof and warning. In Battle Creek a council of ministers and responsible men from the publishing house and other institutions was convened, and I heard those assembled, in no gentle spirit, advance sentiments and urge measures for adoption that filled me with apprehension and distress.

Years before, I had been called to pass through a similar experience ... (Life Sketches, p. 319)

Whenever Seventh-day Adventists encounter stories detailing the spiritualistic phenomena of an out of the body experience (OBE), they are quick to state that it is a tool of the Devil. But what about the evidence that Ellen White claimed to have an out of the body experience herself? Does the fact that this happened to Ellen White change the source of the phenomena?
 
 
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