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Exposing Adventism - The amalgamation of Herods

In spite of the historical accuracy that Seventh-day Adventists rely on Ellen White's supposed "inspiration" for, it seems that she at times got badly confused when trying to put vision to paper. What did God actually "show" her?

Herod's heart had grown still harder; and when he heard that Christ had risen, he was not much troubled. He took the life of James, and when he saw that this pleased the Jews, he took Peter also, intending to put him to death. But God had a work for Peter to do, and sent his angel to deliver him. Herod was visited with the judgments of God. While exalting himself in the presence of a great multitude, he was smitten by the angel of the Lord, and died a most horrible death.
Early Writings, page 185
It was Herod Antipas who took part in the trial of Christ, and Herod Agrippa I who put James to death. Agrippa was nephew and brother-in-law of Antipas. Through intrigue he secured the throne of Antipas for himself, and on coming to power pursued the same course toward Christians that Antipas had followed. In the Herodian dynasty there were six persons who bore the name Herod. According to the passage above Ellen evidently "was shown" that Herod Antipas and Agrippa I "amalgamated" into one Herod. Thus she "saw" the same person both hearing that Christ had risen, and taking the life of James!

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