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Conspiracy of Satan and His Angels

Conspiracy of Satan and His Angels

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THE
GREAT CONTROVERSY,
BETWEEN
CHRIST AND HIS ANGELS, AND SATANAND HIS ANGELS.
 __________________ BY ELLEN G. WHITE.
BATTLE CREEK, MICH.PUBLISHED BY JAMES WHITE.1858
Contents
Biographical SketchForewordWord ListChapter
1The Fall of Satan2The Fall of Man3The Plan of Salvation4The First Advent of Christ5The Ministry of Christ6The Transfiguration7The Betrayal of Christ8The Trial of Christ9The Crucifixion of Christ10The Resurrection of Christ11The Ascension of Christ12The Disciples of Christ13The Death of Stephen14The Conversion of Saul15The Jews Decided to Kill Paul16Paul Visited Jerusalem17The Great Apostasy18Mystery of Iniquity19Death, Not Eternal Life in Misery20The Reformation21The Church and World United22William Mille23The First Angel's Message24The Second Angel's Message
 
25Advent Movement Illustrated26Another Illustration27The Sanctuary28The Third Angel's Message29A Firm Platform30Spiritualism31Covetousness32The Shaking33The Sins of Babylon34The Loud Cry35The Third Message Closed36The Time of Jacob's Trouble37Deliverance of the Saints38The Saints' Reward39The Earth Desolated40The Second Resurrection41The Second Death
Biographical Sketch
Ellen Gould White 1827 - 1915
A devoted disciple of Jesus Christ, Ellen was a Methodist until the age of 17. She wasdisfellowshipped for talking about and believing in the soon coming of Christ in 1843. God gaveher visions and a message to bear to the world, only after 2 other people had rejected that burden.She wrote many articles and books giving reproof and exhortation. After receiving light on thehealth message, she became a strong health advocate, calling for a diet similar to the original dietin the Garden of Eden, abstinence from harmful things, and temperance in all things.Mrs. White never called herself a 'prophet', although she had no problem with those whocalled her that, but when asked, she referred to herself as a 'messenger'. In that reply, she showedthat her work of health reform, calling for repentance from sin, and supporting a movement to"repair the breach", involved more than what a prophet is usually considered as doing - tellingabout future events from God's point of view. She produced several devotional classics with"Steps to Christ" being among her most popular. But she considered this book, "The GreatControversy Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels" her most important.
Foreword
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to thisword, it is because there is no light in them.Isaiah 8:20
Here at the beginning of the 21st century, it seems like everybody has become a prophet.There are even prophetic web-rings on the internet. But some of them say things that seem a littlestrange. How can we know for sure they are truly who they say they are - receivers of the wordsof God? - by comparing what they say with the law and the testimony. Surely the same God who
 
gave his words in times past to people and had them written down (which later became theseveral books in the Bible), would not contradict himself!Jesus directly prophesied of this, knowing that the issue of prophecy would be a big testfor those in the last days: "And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many." Matthew24:11. For added emphasis, God gave these words to John: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, buttry the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."1John 4:1. Of course Ellen White is no exception. Take this book and compare it to the HolyScriptures; does it meet the test or not? Pray to our merciful Father in heaven, and he will sendhis Spirit to guide us into all truth (^-^).It seems almost unbelieveable now, but until the last couple of years in the 20th century,nearly all who called themselves 'Christians' were dead-set against anyone who claimed to haverevelations from God. They usually quoted Revelation 22:18-19 to prove their point: "For Itestify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall addunto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if anyman shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his partout of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."But is this saying that after John died that there would be no more prophets from God? If so, why would Jesus have us beware of 'false' prophets? Why did the Holy Spirit thru John say totest the spirits? Wouldn't all this be so much easier if we knew just to ignore all those after Johnwho claimed to have words from God? But that isn't God's plan. He gives new truth whenneeded, and makes his will known, and the true in heart will check to see that it is true, and then joyfully accept and follow it. Of course Satan will be allowed to work too. If he wasn't allowedto, he could accuse God of being unfair.The Holy Spirit thru Paul asks some very important, and often overlooked, questions in1Corinthians 12. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all workers of miracles? Do all havethe gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Then he declares that he will show unto us a "moreexcellent way", saying the gifts are of no benefit to us if we do not have
Love
. In chapter 14, hegoes a step further by telling us to "Pursue love, and desire spiritual (gifts), but especially thatyou may prophesy." "Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid tospeak with tongues." "Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; holdfast that which is good." 1Thessalonians 5:19-21.Ellen White was given the "Great Controversy" vision in the spring of 1858 at Lovett'sGrove, Ohio, U.S.A. Most of it she had seen in vision 11 years earlier, but this time she wasinstructed to write it out even though Satan would make strong efforts to hinder her. Some portions, especially chapter 30, were published in the 1847 "Little Flock", 1851 "ChristianExperiences and Views", and 1854 "Supplement" book(let)s. It is all inspired by the Holy Spirit, penned by a frail, but Godly woman and first published in 1858.There are those who question why there are so many problems in our world with wars,crime, unholy sex, and yes, even with religious beliefs. The basis for answers to these questionscan be found in understanding the great controversy between Christ and Satan which has beengoing on since before any of us humans ever existed.May the Lord bestow his best gifts upon you, Reader, as you "prove all things" which arewritten in this book by the Word of God - The Bible.For your own free copy of this book, please download it at: http://www.earlysda.com. For questions or comments, email Daniel Winters at earlysda@hotmail.com (^-^).*NOTE: The Biographical Sketch, Foreword, Word List and references at the end of each chapter were not written by Ellen White or in the original book.

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