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Great Controversy

by Ellen G. White

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In 1858, Ellen G. White felt moved to give her testimony of faith at a funeral she and her husband attended. While giving her testimony, a vision of Christ, Satan, and the apocalypse came over her, and she wrote down everything she could remember when she returned home. She published the documentation of her vision later that same year. The Great Controversy describes what she saw as the ongoing battle between Jesus and Satan throughout the ages, then prophesies about how that battle will end. White's book is considered a foundational text of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, although it has gathered considerable popularity among those of different affiliations.

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Ellen G. White
Source: Wikipedia
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Born: November 26, 1827, Gorham, Maine
Died: July 16, 1915, Elmshaven, California
Related topics: Christian life, Church history, History, Jesus Christ, Patriarchs (Bible)
Basic information: Ellen Gould White (born Harmon) (November 26, 1827 – July 16, 1915) was a prolific author and an American Christian pioneer. She, along with other Sabbatarian Adventist leaders, such as Joseph Bates and her husband James White, formed what is now known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Ellen White reported to her fellow believers her visionary experiences.
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