Unbeknown to many Seventh-day Adventists, prophets and visionaries abounded in the era before and after the Great Disappointment of 1844. Many of these prophets had experiences very similar to Ellen White. Several even arose in the SDA Church after 1844. Examine the evidence here:
Post by brothermorgan on Jun 13, 2023 15:45:59 GMT
Just to let you know, Brother Anderson, the paragraph you cited regarding "Mrs. Parker" is a contrasting description with Ellen White.
Bourdeau's description of Mrs. Parker, of Morristown, Vermont, is quite different:
She rubbed her hands and face, twisted, and made such gestures as were calculated to captivate the attention of the congregation; and when she was perfectly under the control of the spirit of Doctor Franklin, she arose, with her eyes closed, drew near to me, and delivered me a lecture on the subject of universal salvation through Christ. And O, how she did extol Jesus; and how her remarks were calculated to charm and deceive the uninformed!
Then, the paragraph showing the contrast, from which you quoted:
On one hand I saw an individual [referring to Mrs. Parker], pale as death, and associated with such as make no difference between the holy and the vile, between light and darkness, with hellish looks, performing in such a manner as to gratify the desires of those who were imbued with the spirit she possessed, and overwhelm the timid and fearful, and create laughter in those of a trifling spirit. On the other hand was presented before me an unassuming and humble person [referring to Ellen White], ardently striving to follow the meek and lowly Jesus, and willing to submit to the judgment of her brethren, (who prefer light to darkness, and righteousness to unrighteousness,) calmly and quietly raising her eyes toward heaven, while pouring her heart in supplication to the God of heaven; and while the power and Spirit of God rested upon those who were with her, she was breathless. Her countenance was bright and heavenly, and none of her actions were indecent and calculated to create laughter or fear. She was wrapped up in a heavenly vision, and had no knowledge of what transpired around her, occasionally moving her hands and uttering a few significant words, to indicate the scenes that passed before her and the things that she heard.