It is disturbing to me that there are so many SDA members who are displeased with those who quote the writings of Ellen White to support their interpretation of the Scriptures.
If we agree that Ellen White was a prophet sent by God to provide His church guidance for these last days of earth history, why should it be unacceptable for her writings to be used to settle disagreements or clarify difficult Bible passages?
Without being judgmental, it is my opinion that this problem exists because there are those who want to promote their private interpretation of Scriptures or refuse to accept the plain teachings of the Scriptures.
I would choose to believe what the Lord revealed to Ellen White rather than scientific theories that contradict the plain teachings of the Bible and are being promoted as facts by scientists who for the most part deny the exsistence of God.
The children of Israel rejected the word of God because they refused to accept His prophets. Unfortunately, many of us are doing the same today. I pray that this will not put your salvation in jeopardy.