'To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few - this will be our test'. (Review and Herald, Jan.11, 1887)
WHAT DID ELLEN G. WHITE AND OTHER SDA PIONEERS BELIEVE ABOUT THE GODHEAD?
Has the Seventh-day Adventist church departed from the pillars of truth given by God to its pioneers by adopting and promoting the false doctrine of the trinity?
To many Seventh-day Adventists, this may appearvery surprising but the truth of the matter is that throughout the time of Ellen White’s ministry (1844-1915), also for decades following her death, the Seventh-day Adventist Church was a non-trinitarian denomination.
It is very interesting that regarding their non-trinitarian beliefs, never once did Ellen White say that early Seventh-day Adventists were wrong. This was even though some of our pioneers were quite vocal at times in speaking out against the trinity doctrine. This included her husband James Springer White.
The record of our history reveals that through to his death in 1881, even after being married to the messenger of the Lord for 35 years, James White remained a passionate anti-trinitarian. Nowhere can it be found where Ellen White said that her husband was wrong in these beliefs. This must be considered quite an interesting observation.
It was also the same with the other early Seventh-day Adventists. Never did Ellen White say that they were wrong in rejecting the trinity doctrine.
Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way,
and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.