Stoning the Prophet

These words of Jesus struck me today, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her!” –Matthew 23:37a

I began to wonder would we as a church be accused of stoning our prophet, Ellen White, as well? Not with literal stones, but with our words.

The old kid saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” BULL! We’ve all been hurt by words. Words are powerful and influential. And in the way many have spoken of Ellen White and her writings I believe it is just the same as casting a stone, because in some peoples lives before they ever opened a book of hers or read one line of her writing she was already dead to them. Before they could make a decision for themselves she was dead to them, because of the words they had heard THROWN around.

I wonder if Jesus would accuse you and me of killing our prophet? Pick-up the books and read them listen to the words. Pray for conviction one way or the other. Before you pick-up a stone and kill her!

I was challenged to stop stoning her and I decided to read her for myself and her writings have become a living breathing blessing in my life!

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