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Letter From Ellen White Warning Against Trinity Teachings – Polytheism

Letter From Ellen White Warning Against Trinity Teachings – Polytheism

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, I ask that you take a moment to read the following regarding Dr Kellogg. Here we have a letter from Ellen White 2 years after she was shown from God to a brother that was to make a terrible mistake in following Dr Kellogg’s line on the third person of the so called Trinity doctrine being introduced in the book called the “Living Temple “

God showed her that this was “Pantheism” even when he changed it slightly, but still having a third person, God calling it “Pantheism still!


Dear Brother, – {10MR 162.1}

About two years ago the Lord presented your case before me, showing me that you were in danger of linking up with the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Instruction has been given me that your mind is certainly being corrupted in sentiment. Sometimes when your assent is given to Dr. Kellogg’s assertions, you bear testimony to a lie, and the recording angel writes it thus. Unless Dr. Kellogg changes, confesses his sins and is converted, the Lord will leave him to his own devices. I am charged to give you decided warning lest your mind shall run in the same groove. – {10MR 162.2}

If Dr. Kellogg had heeded the messages which the Lord has given him, he would stand free in the Lord. But when he had light, he refused to follow the admonitions and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and he has accepted the influence of another teacher. Thus it was with Adam and Eve in Eden. – {10MR 162.3}

My brother, whom I respect in the faith and message of truth, cut yourself loose from misleading influences. The leader of the rebellion in heaven is working to spoil and ruin the medical missionary work, to cause it to be corrupted by heresy and infidelity. – {10MR 162.4}

Shall Christ be compelled to bear continually the shameful infirmities of His people because they accept the false sentiments proceeding from the first traitor in the heavenly courts? If the angels were deceived by Lucifer’s ingenious methods of misrepresenting God, if Adam and Eve were deceived by his declaration that God was withholding from them the higher education that would make them as gods, is there not danger that men today will be deceived? Please read the first chapter of Patriarchs and Prophets and see if the precious truths contained in this book are not given by the Lord to protect His people from deceptions that are urged upon them just now. – {10MR 162.5}

I tell you in the name of the Lord God of Israel, that Satan is presenting his sophistries to ministers and medical workers, and if our people listen to these sophistries, they will become impregnated with the same false idea of a popular religion that will cause them to develop into gods, and there will be no place in their lives for God or for Christ. – {10MR 163.1} (Notice that there is only Two here noted here and not three!)

Just as long as men consent to listen to these sophistries, a subtle influence will weave the fine threads of these seductive theories into their minds, and men who should turn away from the first sound of such teaching will learn to love it. As loyal subjects we must refuse even to listen to these sophistries. Their influence is something like a deadly viper, poisoning the minds of all who listen. It is a branch of hypnotism, deadening the sensibilities of the soul. – {10MR 163.2}

I have not strength to dwell upon this, for I feel so strong an indignation against Satan and those who, with the Word of God in their possession, listen to the teaching of human agencies; who are intent upon declaring theories which they present as more wonderful, higher, grander than the teachings of Christ, the One who gave His life to save the world from Satan’s higher education. We cannot afford to exchange Christ’s teachings for the devil’s lies. – {10MR 163.3}

My brother, there is a work to be done by yourself and many of your associates, in repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ as the sin pardoning Saviour.—Letter 212, 1906, pp. 1-3. (July 2, 1906.) – {10MR 163.4}

White Estate
Washington, D. C.,
August 11, 1980.



  1. Wolves Rod go and STUDY the BIBLE. God say in Genesis chapter 1 verse 26 let US make man. Tell me who is US in this verse. Ephesians 4 v 30 read again. I hope people are opening their EYES to see you all are trying to put discord in the church

  2. The problem is use of words. I don’t understand why you have the problem with the word trinity, (Godhead),Ellen G White is very clear on the members of Godhead.
    Yes the word trinity is not in the original Bible but so does that millennium, rupture, sex etc and yet we still use them without problem.

    If we would know who our common enemy is, we would not try to prove who is theologically right. Our mission is to proclaim the three angels message, warn the world

  3. There are no trinities in pagan theology anywhere. There are triads (three gods).. but no Trinity’s (one God in three persons).. The pagan religions had what we call Trinity’s however on closer examination they are not the same in concept or substance. The pagan concept was encapsulated with a Father, Mother, giving birth to a Son. They were three major Gods with many minor god’s as well. Their trinity consisted of three Gods not one. Just because the word trinity is not in the Bible doesn’t mean that the concept is not taught.

    The word monotheism is not in the Bible, yet the Bible teaches it (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6,8) Therefore, your criticism is invalid.

    From SDA Bible commentaries…


    Appx 1.3—Three Persons in the Godhead
    There are three living persons of the heavenly trio; in the name of these three great powers—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—those who receive Christ by living faith are baptized, and these powers will co-operate with the obedient subjects of heaven in their efforts to live the new life in Christ.—Evangelism, 615. 7ABC 441.9
    The Godhead was stirred with pity for the race, and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit gave themselves to the working out of the plan of redemption.—Counsels on Health, 222. 7ABC 442.1
    Those who proclaim the third angel’s message must put on the whole armor of God, that they may stand boldly at their post, in the face of detraction and falsehood, fighting the good fight of faith, resisting the enemy with the word, “It is written.” Keep yourselves where the three great powers of heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, can be your efficiency. These powers work with the one who gives himself unreservedly to God. The strength of heaven is at the command of God’s believing ones. The man who takes God as his trust is barricaded by an impregnable wall.—The Southern Watchman, February 23, 1904, p. 122. 7ABC 442.2
    Our sanctification is the work of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is the fulfilment of the covenant that God has made with those who bind themselves up with Him, to stand with Him, with His Son, and with His Spirit in holy fellowship. Have you been born again? Have you become a new being in Christ Jesus? Then co-operate with the three great powers of heaven who are working in your behalf. Doing this you will reveal to the world the principles of righteousness.—The Signs of the Times, June 19, 1901. 7ABC 442.3
    The eternal heavenly dignitaries—God, and Christ, and the Holy Spirit—arming them [the disciples] with more than mortal energy, … would advance with them to the work and convince the world of sin.—Evangelism, 616. 7ABC 442.4
    We are to co-operate with the three highest powers in heaven,—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,—and these powers will work through us, making us workers together with God.—Evangelism, 617. 7ABC 442.5
    Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, at the very entrance of their Christian life declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King.—Testimonies for the Church 6:91. 7ABC 442.6
    Note.—The italicizing of key expressions throughout this compilation is to enable the eye to catch at a glance the pertinent point of each paragraph.—Editors. 7ABC 443.1

  4. I thought I’d see something about the Trinity in the text and what’s wrong with it but nothing is discussed in there. Perhaps the author posted the wrong article. Please check and correct.

  5. Brethren, kindly read your bible, what God wants has to know He has revealed to us and He will reveal to us. Our great commision Mat 28:19, go therefore & make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father & of the son and of the Holy spirit. In Acts 5:3-4; Anania is lying to the Holy spirit. Colossians 1:15…and many more verses that testify of one God three persons(a language we humans can understand). Let us not be deceived to think that we understand God 100%, human mind is deficient….that is why other people get to ask ” is Jesus God? If so, is there a time the world stayed without God because He had died?”-

  6. I fail to see any reference or relevance in your post to prove so called pantheism or denying the Trinity of God. As a matter of fact it is a flimsical attempt to substantiate an un-Godly teaching, deceiving the believers in God and the children of God.