WILMINGTON, NC, March 17, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ellen G. White is a familiar name to many of us, especially those of us on the West Coast. She is renowned for playing two roles in history – as a healer for her forward thinking approach to modern medicine and as a prophet.
White was the founder of Loma Linda University. White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles is named for her.
Loma Linda University (LLU) was featured in the National Geographic Cover Story on Longevity (Nov, 2005) as the only “Blue Zone” for health in the western hemisphere, and NIH granted $40 million to LLU for a study to learn why that community lives about 7 years longer than other non-smoking groups. This was mainly a result of Ellen White’s health writings, 150 years ago.
White is also considered to be a prophet by Seventh-day Adventists, as she wrote extensively on Christian topics. Eventually she came to regard her Seventh-day Adventist Church as in apostasy so that most of her books for her last 30 years were non-denominational and did not contain ‘Seventh-day Adventist.’
Many others who are familiar with her writings also regard her as a modern-day prophet. Maybe it’s a coincidence that her visit to NYC included a ‘9-11’ vision of “tall buildings…consumed as if made of pitch” as was recorded in Vol 9, pgs 11-13 of her Testimonies for the Church.
With that kind of ‘track record,’ southern California residents might be concerned about a vision she had when visiting Loma Linda. “Buildings, great and small, were falling to the ground…. Many lives were blotted out…It seemed that Judgment day had come.”
Some detractors say that Ellen White was merely writing about the San Francisco Earthquake that occurred then, but the context seems otherwise. She wrote, “Through His prophet Zephaniah, the Lord specifies judgments He will bring on evil-doers.” Zephaniah 1 cites “the day of the Lord” that Bible students understand to be end-times and it may be impending. How so?
“The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before the day of the Lord.” Joel 2:31. The word for “before’ is paniym–it means facing . A parallel quote for “the day of the Lord” is 1Thess 5:2,3. It’ comes when they say ‘Peace and safety’ like the Iran Nuclear Treaty or the UN theme for 2017.
“The day of the Lord” is also signaled if Jerusalem is compassed with armies, Zech 14. Titus did so at Passover in 70 AD and other factors point to this spring. If it happens, this warning needs more focus.
As regards her approach to medicine, Dr. Clive McCay, Professor of Nutrition at Cornell University, reviewed White’s writings circa 1960 and said she did not incorporate the fads or fallacies of her day and “there is no better overall guide.” Ellen White was against the use of drugs and did not want pharmacology taught at Loma Linda.
As a board-certified internist, Ruhling appreciates a conversation with his father 65 years ago. His father said that 85% of his patients would get well, no matter what he did; 10% he helped, and 5% would die, no matter what he did. If those figures are applied to what Ellen White wanted, the emphasis on foods and natural remedies for door-to-door missionaries would have helped 95% who wouldn’t need to go back month after month for a prescription to relieve their symptoms, as adverse drug reactions are now making medical care a leading cause of illness and death.
Eventually administrators yielded to AMA pressure to teach pharmacology to become accredited, so in spite of White’s “No,” they did so and Loma Linda became a regular medical school. Now during a time when there is a crisis in healthcare, Loma Linda is unable to demonstrate the benefits of drugless care.
Dr. Richard Ruhling taught Health Science at Loma Linda. His book, ‘9-11’, available on Amazon, shows how Christ’s allusion to Numbers 9:10,11 in closing parables offer insights for how end-times begin. The book is occasionally offered at no cost at Ruhling’s website and/or Amazon at www.amazon.com/dp/B07NZLF7LS.
Dr. Richard Ruhling attended a Bible college with a Religion major. The end times have been a special interest for him since attending a prophecy conference 30 years ago. He is an expert on Biblical prophecy and the author of ‘The Alpha & Omega Bible Code’, ‘The Earthquake and the 7 Seals’ and ‘The Destruction of Jerusalem: A Sign for US’, and ‘God Bless America?’.
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