“Our Lord ordained Ellen Harmon to the prophetic ministry in 1844. A prophet is a higher order of servant than ANY other church calling. God chose to ordain a young woman to this highest position in the church. If the Church refuses to allow women to serve God, and His children, as an ordained ministers, the Church is rejecting God’s sovereign choice. The Church is thus in rebellion. God is allowing the Church a time to repent, but if she is unwilling to do so she will be in apostasy.”
I respect the fact that you expressed your belief regarding Ellen Harmon (White). I must say that I am not sure God ordained Ellen Harmon. In my opinion, while I firmly believe that God used Ellen White and some of the writings to which her name is ascribed, Ellen White’s so-called prophetic ministry is just as much a product of the SDA Church administration, as the issue of the non ordination of women to the gospel ministry, is a part of the SDA Church administration.
In my view, Ellen White was no different than Sandra Roberts. She was just like any of the other church leaders , except that she failed to rebuke the SDA Church leadership of her time, for elevating her to the prophetic ministry and for using her and her work as a commercial tool. To this day, books are written and rewritten as works of Ellen White, and yet no one within the leadership of the church has the courage to stop the lie.
What am I saying? I am saying that we are not perfect, but we must bring ourselves to admit our faults when we are wrong and be willing to say so irrespective of the consequences. Ted Wilson and the SDA Church leadership could have dropped the whole issue of women ordination, realizing that there is a greater mission to accomplish - that of the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rather, they are prolonging their own agenda, using every church mechanism and authority possible to force their views on church membership- even using the name of God to do so. This is wrong. and I believe that I am one of the many modern day Nathans to say so.