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When we talk about sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Seventh-day Adventists are inevitably confronted with the question of what to do with Ellen G. White, who also was inspired by God and served as God’s messenger to His remnant people. What is the relationship of her writings to Scripture?

Christian Writer, Ellen White at work Image © Steve Creitz at Goodsalt.com Even a cursory reading of Ellen G. White’s writings shows clearly that for her, the Bible was foundational and central in all her thought and theology. In fact, she repeatedly affirmed that the Bible is the highest authority and ultimate norm and standard for all doctrines, faith, and practice (see The Great Controversy, p. 595). Moreover, she clearly supported and upheld the great Protestant principle of sola Scriptura (see The Great Controversy, p. 9).

In Ellen G. White’s own view, her writings, when compared with Scripture, were a “lesser light to lead men and women to the greater light”, the Bible (Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, January 20, 1903). Her writings are never a shortcut to or replacement for any serious Bible study. In fact, she comments: “You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourself with God’s inspired Book that He has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies”. — Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, p. 605.

As such, her writings are to be appreciated. They share the same kind of inspiration as the biblical writers had, but they have a different function than does the Bible. Her writings are not an addition to Scripture but are subject to Holy Scripture. She never intended her writings to take the place of Scripture; instead, she elevated the Bible as the only standard for faith and practice.

 
- Posted on April 29, 2020 by Sabbath School Lesson
 
REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY
Sabbath School begins at 9:30am
Church Service begins at 10:30am
 
Join us in-person or 
ONLINE HERE
Meeting I.D.: 940 1464 6242 - Password: 3Angels
By phone dial: 1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID 940 1464 6242 - password 816434#

Children's Sabbath School
All Sabbath School classes are meeting "in-person"

Young Adults Sabbath School
Meeting "in-person"

Pastor’s Sabbath School
Class is available both online and "in person"
By phone dial: (240) 591-0214: Access code: 452385#
Bulletin & Calendar Events 

Church Bulletin
2022 Calendar
Small Groups
 

WATCH PAST SABBATH WORSHIP SERVICES

May 14: Maranatha International
May 7: Doing the Right Thing
April 30: Good News
April 23: Dr. Melinda Skau
April 17: FRAS Convocation
April 9: Know Jesus, Know Peace
You can bless your friends by sharing worship.

 
NEEDED
We need your updated Address, Phone, and Email

Please Help keep church records accurate and up-to-date. Everyone should update basic information: Name, address, phone, email. Write it out on a piece of paper and hand it to Virgle Seaton or Wayne Marshall or send it email to Virgle at (virgle4905@sbcglobal.net). Send it even if it is not new information so that the records can be compared for accuracy. Currently there is much inaccurate data in the church records that needs to be updated. Thank you for your help.

SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY
We are looking for short stories (answers to prayer) that can be shared in this Newsletter as an inspiration to readers. If you have a story of how God has worked in your life, send your paragraph(s) to Virgle Seaton via email.

"PASTORAL CARE"
For anyone needing a pastoral or elder visit, please contact:  
       Pastor Brownell (pastorseb1@gmail.com) or
       Head Elder, Virgle Seaton (virgle4905@sbcglobal.net

DAILY DEVOTIONAL SOURCE
Subscribe to www.revivalandreformation.org. You will be sent a link daily from the General Conference to a relevant inspiring short devotional. Check it out. Be blessed.

FRAS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
See FRAS principal or Oroville church student aide committee for application details. First come first served.

NCC PRAYER CALL
Join the NCC prayer call every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. Find out how.
 

Prayer Requests

Pray for outpouring of the Holy Spirit

An outpouring of the Holy Spirit
World and Local Church Leadership
Feather River Adventist School 22/23 Personnel
God’s Church in Ukraine and Russia

Joyce Kindigs and family
Lizbeth: Leukemia
Elsie Speers' daughter, Dian: Cancer
Mary Cassidy: Cancer
Raul Orozco: Cancer
Unspoken prayer requests



Please submit special prayer requests to Carolyn Seaton at
530-589-3560 
or send an 
email
Thanks, Carolyn

Thank you for your continued financial support of God's church! As we resume our online services you can go online to return your tithes and offering to God at:

Oroville Online Giving


We continue to praise the Lord for His providence in
Oroville, CA 95965.
You can also give via mail at 1180 Robinson Street,
providing all our needs!
 
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July 2, 2022

When we talk about sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Seventh-day Adventists are inevitably confronted with the question of what to do with Ellen G. White, who also was inspired by God and served as God’s messenger to His remnant people. What is the relationship of her writings to Scripture?

Christian Writer, Ellen White at work Image © Steve Creitz at Goodsalt.com Even a cursory reading of Ellen G. White’s writings shows clearly that for her, the Bible was foundational and central in all her thought and theology. In fact, she repeatedly affirmed that the Bible is the highest authority and ultimate norm and standard for all doctrines, faith, and practice (see The Great Controversy, p. 595). Moreover, she clearly supported and upheld the great Protestant principle of sola Scriptura (see The Great Controversy, p. 9).

In Ellen G. White’s own view, her writings, when compared with Scripture, were a “lesser light to lead men and women to the greater light”, the Bible (Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, January 20, 1903). Her writings are never a shortcut to or replacement for any serious Bible study. In fact, she comments: “You are not familiar with the Scriptures. If you had made God’s word your study, with a desire to reach the Bible standard and attain to Christian perfection, you would not have needed the Testimonies. It is because you have neglected to acquaint yourself with God’s inspired Book that He has sought to reach you by simple, direct testimonies”. — Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, p. 605.

As such, her writings are to be appreciated. They share the same kind of inspiration as the biblical writers had, but they have a different function than does the Bible. Her writings are not an addition to Scripture but are subject to Holy Scripture. She never intended her writings to take the place of Scripture; instead, she elevated the Bible as the only standard for faith and practice.

 
- Posted on April 29, 2020 by Sabbath School Lesson
 
REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY
Sabbath School begins at 9:30am
Church Service begins at 10:30am
 
Join us in-person or 
ONLINE HERE
Meeting I.D.: 940 1464 6242 - Password: 3Angels
By phone dial: 1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID 940 1464 6242 - password 816434#

Children's Sabbath School
All Sabbath School classes are meeting "in-person"

Young Adults Sabbath School
Meeting "in-person"

Pastor’s Sabbath School
Class is available both online and "in person"
By phone dial: (240) 591-0214: Access code: 452385#
Bulletin & Calendar Events 

Church Bulletin
2022 Calendar
Small Groups
 

WATCH PAST SABBATH WORSHIP SERVICES

May 14: Maranatha International
May 7: Doing the Right Thing
April 30: Good News
April 23: Dr. Melinda Skau
April 17: FRAS Convocation
April 9: Know Jesus, Know Peace
You can bless your friends by sharing worship.

 
NEEDED
We need your updated Address, Phone, and Email

Please Help keep church records accurate and up-to-date. Everyone should update basic information: Name, address, phone, email. Write it out on a piece of paper and hand it to Virgle Seaton or Wayne Marshall or send it email to Virgle at (virgle4905@sbcglobal.net). Send it even if it is not new information so that the records can be compared for accuracy. Currently there is much inaccurate data in the church records that needs to be updated. Thank you for your help.

SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY
We are looking for short stories (answers to prayer) that can be shared in this Newsletter as an inspiration to readers. If you have a story of how God has worked in your life, send your paragraph(s) to Virgle Seaton via email.

"PASTORAL CARE"
For anyone needing a pastoral or elder visit, please contact:  
       Pastor Brownell (pastorseb1@gmail.com) or
       Head Elder, Virgle Seaton (virgle4905@sbcglobal.net

DAILY DEVOTIONAL SOURCE
Subscribe to www.revivalandreformation.org. You will be sent a link daily from the General Conference to a relevant inspiring short devotional. Check it out. Be blessed.

FRAS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
See FRAS principal or Oroville church student aide committee for application details. First come first served.

NCC PRAYER CALL
Join the NCC prayer call every Thursday morning from 7-8 a.m. Find out how.
 
 

Prayer Requests

Pray for outpouring of the Holy Spirit

An outpouring of the Holy Spirit
World and Local Church Leadership
Feather River Adventist School 22/23 Personnel
God’s Church in Ukraine and Russia

Joyce Kindigs and family
Lizbeth: Leukemia
Elsie Speers' daughter, Dian: Cancer
Mary Cassidy: Cancer
Raul Orozco: Cancer
Unspoken prayer requests



Please submit special prayer requests to Carolyn Seaton at
530-589-3560 
or send an 
email
Thanks, Carolyn

Thank you for your continued financial support of God's church! As we resume our online services you can go online to return your tithes and offering to God at:

Oroville Online Giving


We continue to praise the Lord for His providence in
Oroville, CA 95965.
You can also give via mail at 1180 Robinson Street,
providing all our needs!
 
Website
 
Copyright © 2020 Oroville SDA Church, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
1180 Robinson St, Oroville, CA 95965

https://www.orovillesdachurch.org

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