Ellen G. White Facts

Ellen G. White Facts
Ellen G. White was an American writer best known for her contribution to founding the Seventh-day Adventist Church and her religious writings. She was born Ellen Gould Harmon on November 26th, 1827, in Gorham, Maine to Robert, a farmer and hat maker, and Eunice Harmon. She had seven siblings. She grew up learning about her father's hat business, and when her father quit farming they moved to Portland. When she was nine, an older classmate hit Ellen in the nose with a rock, leaving her disfigured and in a coma for weeks. Ellen believed that this incident is what turned her to God. At the age of 12 she was converted at a Methodist camp, which began her lifelong relationship with God.
Interesting Ellen G. White Facts:
Ellen became very influenced by the Adventist movement of New England in the 1940s.
Adventists believed that Christ would return on October 22, 1844.
In 1846 Ellen married the Adventist preacher James Springer White, whom she had met on an expedition to Orrington in 1945.
Ellen and James had four sons together, Henry Nichols, James Edson, William Clarence, and John Herbert. John Herbert died at three months and Henry Nichols died at 16.
Ellen G. White often had visions, a total of 100 to 200 between 1844 and 1863. During her visions she did not breathe, did not blink, was unconscious of what was happening around her, made odd sounds, and she moved about with gestures and strength that nobody could control.
Ellen did not talk about her visions in the beginning, but soon began to travel and share them with others.
During her visions Ellen described the experience as being surrounded by bright lights, while angels or Jesus shared both historical and future events with her. She also saw places such as heaven, earth and planets.
Ellen G. White's account of her first vision was published in the Day Star, a paper published by Enoch Jacobs in Ohio. It was titled "Letter From Sister Harmon".
Ellen G. White's first book, published in 1851, was Christian Experience and Views. It included the account of her first vision
Ellen's visions and her following helped to found the Seventh -day Adventist Church, organized in 1863.
Ellen G. White came to be considered a prophet of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
Ellen G. White wrote the book Steps to Christ, which has sold more than 20 million copies around the world since it was first published.
Ellen G. White wrote more than 5,000 articles during her lifetime, and a total of 40 books.
Ellen G. White's books have been translated into so many languages that she is considered to be the most translated woman in history.
Ellen G. Write wrote on topics of religion, education, social relationships, publishing, prophecy, and nutrition.
In her lifetime Ellen G. White had approximately 2000 visions. Some believed that her visions were the result of the blow she suffered to her nose when she was nine, while others believe they were divine messages from God.
Ellen G. White died on July 16th, 1915 at the age of 87 in Elmshaven, California.

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