Adventists are told that it was progressive truth that took God's remnant Church from the non-Trinitarian view to the Trinity doctrine. But that is not progressive truth but a total reversal on the most important of all doctrines.
Adventists are expected to believe that God gave many important truths to His remnant Church but never told them what the correct view was on the Godhead which is a salvation issue. The truth on the Godhead is just as important as the truth on the Sabbath as you cannot have true worship with the Father and Son if you have this wrong.
You so often here Adventists say, “Ellen White was wrong about her understanding of God, and she came to the Trinitarian understanding later on.”
Well there is a problem with this. First she was raised as a Methodist who still worship a Trinity to this day. So she already knew about the Trinity. Ellen White received nearly 2000 visions and her first few visions was the truth that the Father is indeed a Father and Jesus is begotten literally and hence is the literal Son of God just as the Bible tells us over and over again.
So Ellen White could not have come out of the Trinity, accept the non-Trinitarian truth, and then go back to the Trinity again and be a true prophet. If one would only care enough to take the time to check, they would find that Ellen White wrote non-Trinitarian statements until her death. This means the quotes from her that have been abused and misunderstood are just that, abused and misunderstood.
Adventists are also expected to believe that God sent Ellen White from place to place correcting others with false doctrines while allowing His own Church to believe the worst false doctrine of all. “I was sent by the Lord from place to place to rebuke those who were holding these false doctrines. There were those who were in danger of going into fanaticism, and I was bidden in the name of the Lord to give them a warning from heaven.” — (E.G. White, Review and Herald, May 25, 1905)
So even though God instructed Ellen White to do this, God supposedly never told His own remnant they were in error. Is it important to know if God and Christ are a real Father and Son or a 3 in 1 god that is just role playing? Your salvation depends on it. God would have corrected such an error in an instant. But He did not have to as He gave this truth as one of the pillars of faith from the beginning and why God also told her to recommend the anti-Trinitarian writings of the pioneers.
The change to the trinity doctrine took place very slowly over many decades. It did not get into the fundamental beliefs for 87 years and even then most did not know it had happened, and it was not official until 136 years after the Church began. There is only one spirit that does things slowly over time so as not to be noticed. That is the spirit of Satan!
But let's make this even clearer. The Lord also instructed Ellen White from the very beginning to correct others who were teaching false ideas regarding God more than once.
“After the passing of the time in 1844, we had fanaticism of every kind to meet. Testimonies of reproof were given me to bear to some holding spiritualistic theories. There were those who were active in disseminating false ideas in regard to God. Light was given me that these men were making the truth of no effect by their false teachings. I was instructed that they were misleading souls by presenting speculative theories regarding God. I went to the place where they were and opened before them the nature of their work. ... This is only one of the instances in which I was called upon to rebuke those who were presenting the doctrine of an impersonal God pervading all nature, and similar errors.” — (E.G. White, 3TT 270.4, 271.2)
With the above quote in mind consider the following.
1) How could Ellen White correct others on false ideas and speculative theories about God if she was in error herself?
2) Why would God be content for His own Church to be in error for decades and yet see the urgency to correct others?
3) And why is there no record of her instructing a change to the trinity doctrine? She never even used the word.
There is no record of Ellen White telling anyone she had become a Trinitarian and instructing the Church to change because she never did. If she failed to inform others of such a change then she would have failed in her duty as a messenger of the Lord. Would God instruct Ellen White to go from place to place rebuking those holding false doctrines while allowing His own remnant Church to hold the worst false doctrine of all?
And how could God's prophet correct others on false ideas about Him if her own understanding was false? That is not even possible! God's remnant Church had the God given truth the entire time Ellen White was alive. It was not until after her death and that of the pioneers that error was able to be brought into the Adventist Church. So don't let anyone try and tell you that the change to the trinity doctrine was progressive truth.
Stop and think about this for a moment. If the trinity doctrine were true, then every mainstream Church that arose after the Protestant reformation which God calls the daughters of Babylon would have been the only Churches with truth. The only mainstream Church in error would have been God's very own remnant Church, which was also the only Church that had a real live prophet to guide them.
Did you get that?
All the daughters of Babylon had truth but God's remnant was the only Church in error! It cannot be God's remnant if it is in extreme error while all others have the truth. And while God's very own remnant Church with its very own prophet was supposedly the only Church in error, God sent her to other places to correct others with false ideas and theories about God.
Again, did you get that?
God's remnant Church and His end time prophet were the only ones with false ideas about God, and God is sending her to correct others with false ideas about God. How can she correct others with false ideas about God when she and God's very own remnant Church was the only Church with false ideas about God? Progressive truth they say! No, progressive error that was slowly brought in over time so as not to be noticed!
It should be very clear that Adventists have been lied to. The whole idea of progressive truth and God's very own remnant Church with a real live prophet to guide them being the only Church in error mocks and insults God.
Not only that but Ellen White was a Methodist and all the other pioneers were also Protestants, and the Trinity doctrine was one of the pillars of Protestantism that came from Catholicism. So how is it that none of the pioneers or Ellen White were no longer Trinitarian according to their church affiliations? The answer should be obvious!
Some Adventists go into denial and claim that God would never allow error to get into His Church. But Ellen White in fact informed us that serious errors would enter the Adventist Church as seen previously.
You continually find such statements being perpetuated in the Adventist Church. God would never allow that to happen, or just because it is Catholic, that does not mean it is wrong, or Ellen White was non-Trinitarian and then became a Trinitarian later in life. Many such lies are constantly being perpetuated to keep Adventists trapped in a serious lie from Satan.