November 21, 2015

What Did Ellen White Say About Islam?

Did Ellen White say anything about the rise and threat of militant Islam?

There is only one reference to Moslem, Muslim, Mohammed, or Mohammedianism (as the Islamic faith was referred to in her day) in her writings. It is found in The Home Missionary, September 1892, paragraph 4:

“The Saviour has said, ‘He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.’ He says again, ‘And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.’

“Mohammedanism has its converts in many lands, and its advocates deny the divinity of Christ. Shall this faith be propagated, and the advocates of truth fail to manifest intense zeal to overthrow the error, and teach men of the pre-existence of the only Saviour of the world?

“O how we need men who will search and believe the word of God, who will present Jesus to the world in his divine and human nature, declaring with power and in demonstration of the Spirit, that ‘there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.’ O how we need believers who will now present Christ in life and character, who will hold him up before the world as the brightness of the Father’s glory, proclaiming that God is love!”

The prophets do not seem to receive messages regarding every political or even religious movement that may arise. There is nothing in the Bible or White’s writings about Nazi Germany for instance, even though it had such a major impact on the world in the early to mid-20th century. The same may be said for communism, which added a direct challenge to religion and certainly the Seventh-day Adventist faith.

The messages of the prophets, it seems, focus on the core issues and players for the great controversy that is now going on. White was shown a different power at the core of the conflict in the last days. It was not Islam.

This appeared on the Facebook page of the Ellen G. White Estate.