You are right! Apologies…
Not every word…but,
In these letters which I write, in the testimonies I bear, I am presenting to you that which the Lord has presented to me. I do not write one article in the paper expressing merely my own ideas. They are what God has opened before me in vision—the precious rays of light shining from the throne."
None of her opinions…just God’s.
Here are some links to some examples of plagiarism…these are very clear, IMO.
And a few others I pulled up for examples:
“Sketches from the Life of Paul” By Mrs. E.G. White, 1883
“The judges sat in the open air, upon seats hewn out in the rock, on a platform which was ascended by a flight of stone steps from the valley below” (p. 93)
“Life and Epistles of the Apostle Paul” By Conybeare and Howson, 1855, 3rd ed.
“The judges sat in the open air, upon seats hewn out in the rock, on a platform which was ascended by a flight of stone steps immediately from the Agora” (p. 308).
Had his oration been a direct attack upon their gods, and the great men of the city who where before him, he would have been in danger of meeting the fate of Socrates" (p. 97)
(From EGW’s book)
"Had he begun by attacking the national gods in the midst of their sanctuaries, and with the Areopagites on the seats near him, he would have been in almost as great danger as Socrates before him" (p. 310)
(From Conybeare and Howson)
“An extensive and profitable business had grown up at Ephesus from the manufacture and sale of these shrines and images” (p. 142) (EGW)
“From the expressions used by Luke, it is evident that an extensive and lucrative trade grew up at Ephesus from the manufacture and sale of these shrines” (p. 432) (Conybeare and Howson
“Only their reverence for the temple saved the apostle from being torn in pieces on the spot. With violent blows and shouts of vindictive triumph, they dragged him from the sacred enclosu**re” (p. 216) (EGW)
“It was only their reverence for the Holy Place which preserved him from being torn to pieces on the spot. They hurried him out of the sacred enclosure and assailed him with violent blows” (p. 547) (Coneybeare and Howson)
These are a few from the these two books…there are several others.
No, they aren’t word for word, that would be a pretty dumb thing to do. Plagiarism isn’t limited to word for word copying.