A closer look at a much-abused Ellen White statement.
The call to Christian perfection must never fail to make a clear distinction between the written counsel of God and the taboos and expectations of popular culture, even if the latter wears a conservative label.
“The greatest want of the world is the want of men—-men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”
Ellen G. White, Education, p. 57
“Many Sabbath-keepers are not right before God in their political views. . . . These brethren cannot receive the approval of God while they lack sympathy for the oppressed colored race, and are at variance with the pure, republican principles of our Government.”
Ellen G. White, Testimonies, vol. 1, pp. 533-534