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"The Lord Has Ordained Me": Ellen G White's Perspective, John Skrzypaszek Jun 2015

"The Lord Has Ordained Me": Ellen G White's Perspective, John Skrzypaszek

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The chapter demonstrates that although Ellen White does not delineate a theology of ordination her view on the topic divides into three distinct categories: a) personal experience, b) Biblical reflection, and c) practical application; each of which demonstrates her clear understanding of God’s involvement in the process. She encapsulates her experience in the phrase “The Lord has ordained me as his messenger.” The context of her reflections suggests that the purpose of God’s act of calling or ‘ordaining’ primarily makes a person aware of their specific role. It is clear that in Ellen White’s understanding the intimacy ...