Answering Tough Questions
Summary: Is Ellen G. White’s grave really an Egyptian obelisk?
 
 
Ellen White.
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Q:Is Ellen G. White’s grave really an Egyptian obelisk? Also, she uses the phrase “all-seeing eye” in her writings. The all-seeing eye is an ancient pagan symbol and a Freemason symbol. Does this mean that Ellen White was a Freemason and Baal worshiper?

A: We must not look only at the symbols around a person, but what they teach and how they live. Take Robert Schuller for example. We don’t look only at the symbols around him, but what he teaches. Robert Schuller teaches Masonic doctrine. If you need proof please watch the presentation That All May Be One on amazingdiscoveries.tv.

There are some who say that since Ellen White has an obelisk on her grave stone, she must have been involved in the Masons. Our response is simply this: Did Ellen White teach Masonic doctrine? The obvious answer to that question is no! She constantly indicts Freemasons and secret societies in her writings. Each time she mentions them, she indicates that those who belong to such orders will be lost. In fact, that in and of itself validates her prophetic gift. Do Ellen White’s statements make us think that she is a Freemason? No. Does she recommend people become Freemasons? No. Check out her thoughts on secret societies on page 16 of this newsletter. We can’t assume she was a Mason or a Baal worshiper solely because she has an obelisk on her grave. Obelisks were a standard for gravestones during the time she lived. In fact, they were one of the cheaper options. Read more about gravestone use in the US here: Association for Gravestone Studies (http://www.gravestonestudies.org/faq.htm#Symbolism%20on%20Gravestones ) and more about the use of obelisks as gravestones here: http://www.oldcem.bc.ca/gp_art_ m3.htm. Ellen White certainly had nothing to do with the obelisk on her own grave.

In the 1800’s, obelisks were a very common grave marker. Check out this link: http://www.suite101.com/content/cemeterygrave- markers-can-reveal-era-by-their-shape-and-material-a368944 We do not judge Ellen White, or anyone else for that matter, solely on a symbol or sign that might be placed on their tomb or even on certain terms or words they might use that may be associated with Freemasonry. We judge them according to their theology. Ellen White’s theology supports the Bible, and you can learn more about that in our article here: http://amazingdiscoveries.org/Sprophecy- Ellen_White-Word-law. When Ellen White used the phrase “all-seeing eye”, she was not referring to the New Age or pagan symbol. God’s eye does see everything, and that’s what she means by this statement. Don’t forget that Lucifer’s original and continuing plan is to be “like the Most High.” He was the covering cherub; he knows what God is like. So to be like Him, Lucifer would want to use symbols that mimic God.

We must be careful about becoming overzealous about symbols. Symbols are useful, but the devil uses many innocent symbols that people might use unknowingly simply because they exist. God made triangles, circles, shells, and the colors red and purple. Just because the devil has taken symbols over does not mean that we may never use them. As Walter Veith once said, “I drive a VW which has a pagan symbol and I use it to do the Lord’s work. The devil must really hate that.” It’s true that symbols can often point us to areas where something isn’t right, or can help us see connections we couldn’t see otherwise. So if we suspect something isn’t right based on the symbolism, it’s important that we go deeper and explore the theology of the person in question. But it’s at the theological level that we must determine the soundness of a person’s message.

There is a marked difference between Ellen White’s writings and those of Albert Pike and others who write about Masonic doctrine. Check out this website, which responds to the false accusations against Ellen White: http://www.pickle-publishing.com/papers/jeremiah-films/ video-1.htm. Bob Pickle obliterates allegations against Ellen White.He shows that most of the charges against her are blatant lies, and that the rest twist what she actually said.

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