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December 8, 2007

No I don't think that makes sense of it for me.

So let me try again.

A. My assertion is not that she commented on every verse.

B. My assertion is not that she always spoke as an exegete.

C. My assertion is that you cannot have TWO sources of truth, both claiming to be inspired by the same Holy Spirit and not have them be equal in authority.

Yet they say she is not equal. So how can that be?

Either she has complete agreement with everything in the Bible, due to her being inspired, and therefore true, or she is not in agreement and is judged by the Scriptures to be lacking.

Which is it?

How do you reconcile the Scriptures being the only true test and then say you have another true source, also from the Holy Spirit--but it is not on the same level as the Bible?


Rotten apples don't fall far from the tree.


1 Corinthians, chapter 14, says that the prophet who exercises the spiritual gift is to be tested. And how do you test that prophet? You have to test that prophet by the authority of God.

And when you find that Mrs. White is inconsistent with the Word of God, when you prove it from the Greek and from the Hebrew, when you give good solid exegetical arguments, and in love as a lifelong member of a denomination you take a stand saying, "This is wrong. This is what Scripture says", then the Spirit of Prophecy is invoked against you, and you're down the tubes.

Gilbert Jorgensen

Technically I think that you could say that the person is fallible (capable of making an error) but inerrant (did not make any errors).

On a side note, SDAs often confuse these terms as well, suggesting that Scripture can be infallible (not capable of error) but errant (having error). That is not logically possible.



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