Did Mrs. White get her Message from Other People and Claim it came from God?

Ellen G White

Dr. Clive McCay, a noted nutrition authority half a century after Mrs. White's day, said that you could not account so easily as this for what she wrote. Dr. McCay, a Unitarian who taught the history of nutrition at Cornell University, received a copy of Counsels on Diet and Foods from an Adventist graduate student. He was astonished at what he read there, each statement identified by the year of its publication. For any given year, Dr. McCay knew who had been writing on nutrition and what they had written. "Who was this Ellen G. White," he asked, "and why haven't I heard of her before?"

Impressed

Dr. McCay was so impressed by Ellen White's writings on nutrition that he authored a three-part series of articles for the Review and Herald. Note a portion of his summation at the end:

"To sum up the discussion: Every modern specialist in nutrition whose life is dedicated to human welfare must be impressed . . . by the writings and leadership of Ellen G. White.

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Overcoming Mastrubation

“If the practice [of self abuse, an earlier name for masturbation] is continued from the ages of fifteen and upward, nature will protest against the abuse she has suffered, and continues to suffer, and will make them pay the penalty for the transgression of her laws, especially from the ages of thirty to forty-five, by numerous pains in the system and various diseases, such as affection of the liver and lungs, neuralgia, rheumatism, affection of the spine, diseased kidneys, and cancerous humors.”— Ellen white, Child Guidance, p. 444.

Masturbation (Self Sex/Self abuse/Vice) is the stimulation of one's own sexual organ by hand (or by other means) to ejaculate and get sexual satisfaction. Many youngsters, both male and female, start masturbation at a young age. They don't know about its consequences and they continue on this bad practice. Eventually they end up with many problems. Due to the nature of the problem they are not able to discuss it with any one, not even parents. Due to lack of knowledge, those little problems create serious problems in their life esp. in their youth period. This article is not meant to discourage married people from enjoying the sexual blessings within the parameters of marriage. We all know it’s a special and holy gift from God. But sex should be moderate even with the martial life partner.  It’s better to get married and have a good life than burning the body which causes various health problems and weakens the body.

"Some who make a high profession do not understand the sin of self-abuse and its sure results. Long-established habit has blinded their understanding. They do not realize the exceeding sinfulness of this degrading sin, which is enervating the system and destroying their brain nerve power......If the practice is continued from the ages of fifteen and upward, nature will protest against the abuse she has suffered, and continues to suffer, and will make them pay the penalty for the transgression of her laws, especially from the ages of thirty to forty-five, by numerous pains in the system and various diseases, such as affection of the liver and lungs, neuralgia, rheumatism, affection of the spine, diseased kidneys, and cancerous humors. Some of nature's fine machinery gives way, leaving a heavier task for the remaining to perform, which disorders nature's fine arrangement; and there is often a sudden breaking down of the constitution, and death is the result. {Ellen White, Counsels for the Churches p.110.5,} "

Read this article many times to understand the issues.

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Divine Healing

The first thing to be done is to ascertain the true character of the sickness and then go to work intelligently to remove the cause.

- Ministry of Healing, p.235

 In case of sickness,

1. the cause should be ascertained.

2. Unhealthful conditions should be changed, wrong habits corrected.

3. Then nature is to be assisted in her effort to:

A) Expel Impurities (De-toxification) and

B) To Re-establish Right Conditions in the system (Nourishing diet, stop violating and start obeying the laws of health)

- Ministry of Healing, p. 90

Read more: Steps to True Divine Healing

"Drugs never cure disease; they only change its form and location . . When drugs are introduced into the system, for a time they seem to have a beneficial effect. A change may take place, but the disease is not cured. It will manifest itself in some other form . . The disease which the drug was given to cure may disappear, but only to reappear in a new form, such as skin diseases, ulcers, painful diseased joints, and sometimes in a more dangerous and deadly form . . Nature keeps struggling, and the patient suffers with different ailments, until there is a sudden breaking down in her efforts, and death follows."

— How to Live, p.60.

Drug medication, as it is generally practiced, is a curse. Educate away from drugs. Use them less and less, and depend more upon hygienic agencies; then nature will respond to God's physicians--pure air, pure water, proper exercise, a clear conscience. Those who persist in the use of tea, coffee, and flesh meats will feel the need of drugs, but many might recover without one grain of medicine if they would obey the laws of health. Drugs need seldom be used.  

 Counsels on Health, p.261

Read more: How Drugs Works

Disease never comes without a cause. The way is Prepared, and disease invited by disregard of the laws of health. Many suffer in consequence of the transgression of their parents. While they are not responsible for what their parents have done, it is nevertheless their duty to ascertain what are and what are not violations of the laws of health. They should avoid the wrong habits of their parents, and by correct living, place themselves in better conditions. 

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