Copyright 2006 by Graeme Bradford
All rights reserved.
Published by Biblical Perspectives
Berrien Springs, Michigan
This book is dedicated to our grandchildren; William, Amity,
James and Layne.
It is our hope and prayer that one day they will read this book and come to a
greater understanding of God's plan
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It is not often that both an author and a publisher are
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for it to be made available for reading on-line during the same year as
it is copyrighted. So it says a lot about their devotion to the
message of the book that both the author, Graeme Bradford, and the
Bacchiocchi, have given permission for At Issue to carry the full text
of Bradford's newest book, More Than A Prophet.
We deeply appreciate this generous gift to their
potential reading public, and the honor it brings us in being allowed to
participate in this mission. We ask that you, the readers, show your
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It is our conviction that this book would make
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agree, and will take advantage of the very attractive bulk orders that the
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Thank you again, Graeme and Sam, for the privilege
of sharing your books in this way.
For over 20 years Graeme Bradford has observed and studied the issues that
surround Ellen White and the position she has held within the
Seventh-day Adventist fellowship of faith. During that time
divisions within the Adventist church itself over the nature of her
inspiration and authority have deepened and attacks from outside the
church have intensified. What shall we believe? How shall we
believe? What have we believed in the past?
In this book Bradford addresses these questions and more.... first by
looking at scripture to build a picture of how the process of
inspiration seemed to function with biblical authors, and second by
showing how this compares with the ministry of Ellen
White. Then he puts this in the historical
context of how various ones in the Adventist church have related to her
function and authority, both during her own lifetime, and especially in
the years since her death.
Some will likely be disturbed by things they read here, as some of
them may seem to challenge things they have heard "all their
lives". Others will be comforted, as they recognize things
that they have heard "all their lives" verified and confirmed.
Still others will be relieved to learn of ways
to meet the critics who seem bent on destroying Ellen White's influence not only
for this generation but for all to come.
The author is (as are those of us who put up the At Issue
pages) a firm believer in the premise that God gave messages to
Ellen White in the same way in which he communicated to to his prophets
of old. We want this conviction to be passed along to our
grandchildren and through them to future generations. And we want
that conviction to be based on a thorough understanding of all that has
been involved in our journey thus far. It is our hope that the
information presented here will assist in building faith in God and
confidence in the way he has blessed our church with the messages and
ministry of Ellen White.