SDA Pillars

John Byington Joseph Bates James White Ellen White Stephen Haskell John Andrews

Welcome to SDA Pillars

At a time when websites abound along with many winds of doctrine, why yet another? From the pen of inspiration, we have been given counsel to give voice to the men who went through the experience of 1844 (a few of the quotations are shared below).

These men, the pioneers of the Seventh Day Adventist faith have written many small pamphlets and booklets. We are working to reprint them, and make them available to you free—in PDF format.


Download these books, print, read and help to spread them as leaves in the wind!


Early Workers To Speak

God has given me light regarding our periodicals. What is it?-- He said that the dead are to speak. How?--Their works shall follow them. We are to repeat the words of the pioneers in our work, who knew what it cost to search for the truth as for hidden treasure, and who labored to lay the foundation of our work. They moved forward step by step under the influence of the Spirit of God. One by one these pioneers are passing away. The word given me is, Let that which these men have written in the past be reproduced. . . .

Let the truths that are the foundation of our faith be kept before the people. Some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. They talk science, and the enemy comes in and gives them an abundance of science; but it is not the science of salvation. It is not the science of humility, of consecration, or of the sanctification of the spirit. We are now to understand what the pillars of our faith are,-- the truths that have made us as a people what we are, leading us on step by step.-- Review and Herald, May 25, 1905

The message To Present

Our lesson for the present time is, How may we most clearly comprehend and present the gospel that Jesus came in person to present to John on the Isle of Patmos,-- the gospel that is termed "the revelation of Jesus Christ"? We are to present to our people a clear explanation of Revelation. We are to give them the word of God just as it is, with as few of our own explanations as possible. No one mind can do this work alone. Although we have in trust the grandest and most important truth ever presented to the world, we are only babes, as far as understanding truth in all its bearings is concerned. Christ is the great teacher, and that which He revealed to John, we are to tax our minds to understand and clearly to define. We are facing the most important issues that men have been called upon to meet.

The theme of greatest importance is the third angels message, embracing the message of the first and second angels. All should understand the truths contained in these messages- and demonstrate them in daily life, for this is essential to salvation. We shall have to study earnestly, and prayerfully, in order to understand these grand truths.--Letter 97, 1902

Let pioneers Identify truth

When the power of God testifies as to what is truth, that truth is to stand forever as truth. No after-suppositions, contrary to the light God has given are to be entertained. Men will arise with interpretations of Scripture which are to them truth, but which are not truth. The truth for this time, God has given us as a foundation for our faith. He Himself has taught us what is truth. One will arise, and still another with new light, which contradicts the light God has given under the demonstration of His Holy Spirit.

A few are still alive who passed through the experience gained in the establishment of this truth. God has graciously spared their lives to repeat and repeat till the close of their lives, the experience through which they passed even as did John the apostle till the close of his life. And the standard bearers who have fallen in death, are to speak through the reprinting of their writings. I am instructed that thus their voices are to be heard. They are to bear their testimony as to what constitutes the truth for this time.

We are not to receive the words of those who come with a message that contradicts the special points of our faith. They gather together a mass of Scripture, and pile it as proof around their asserted theories. This has been done over and over again during the past fifty years. And while the Scriptures are God's word, and are to be respected, the application of them, if such application moves one pillar from the foundation that God has sustained these last fifty years, is a great mistake. He who makes such an application knows not the wonderful demonstration of the Holy Spirit that gave power and force to the past messages that have come to the people of God.--- Preach the Word, p.5(1905)

Councils to Writers and Editors
Page 28-32 - The Foundations, Pillars & Landmarks

"I saw that the shepherds should consult those in whom they have reason to have confidence, those who have been in all the messages, and are firm in all the present truth, before they advocate new points of importance, which they may think the Bible sustains. Then the shepherds will be perfectly united and the union of the shepherds will be felt by the church. Such a course I saw would prevent unhappy divisions, and then there would be no danger of the precious flock being divided and the sheep scattered without a shepherd."

Early Writings
Page 61:3-62 - The Messengers


   It is the intention of these studies and this site to fast track the seekers for truth. Three books will set them on a right course: History of the Sabbath and the First Day of the Week by J.N. Andrews, The Cross and Its Shadow by S.N. Haskell, and Daniel and the Revelation by U. Smith. The interfaith ministerial meeting that SDA Ministers and Evangelists attend with sunday churches are producing their affect. Such as the Illuminati and the New World Order. There are many flaws in this theory, here are but a few:—

   1). It is claimed that 90% of the worlds population will be removed. Yet The Bible and EGW state only those who have the seal of God will be targeted.

   2). But greater still, the Illuminati (are an atheistic organization) Serving the Papacy to set up a one world government for them, as well as it is said the papacy is atheistic; Daniel 11:37 is pointed to. Yet if this is so, there can be no VICARIUS FILLI DEI, Vicar or Substitute of Christ. For you have to believe in Gods existense to claim to be His substitute, therefore no 666!

   3). This theory removes whom the Bible and EGW says does this work—Rev. 13, 18, 19, and in our Lord's great prophecy, Matthew 24:45-25:13—the false prophet. Thus protestants are removed from the prophecies, the 2nd and 3rd Angels messages as well as the Loud Cry. See study on History of Protestantism and links.

   4). Greater Still:—EGW says very clear what caused the French revolution:—

   Rome had misrepresented the character of God and perverted His requirements, and now men rejected both the Bible and its Author. She had required a blind faith in her dogmas, under the pretended sanction of the Scriptures. In the reaction, Voltaire and his associates cast aside God's word altogether and spread everywhere the poison of infidelity. Rome had ground down the people under her iron heel; and now the masses, degraded and brutalized, in their recoil from her tyranny, cast off all restraint. Enraged at the glittering cheat to which they had so long paid homage, they rejected truth and falsehood together; and mistaking license for liberty, the slaves of vice exulted in their imagined freedom. {GC 281.3}

The Illuminati has not caused all wars since the French revolution as they claim, see study on the Four Winds.

   5). This and others make scripture contradict itself and therefore produces apostasy. We are told in the Bible & EGW that we cannot trust our feelings, senses or what we hear in the last days. Only as it has it’s foundation in truth. Isaiah 8:20. Is it a fact, if all the churches preach it and the news reports it? NO! But these will not follow the Bibles own principles of interpretation and they will not compare scripture with scripture. They do not use EGW as a guide, but they end in false conclusions

6). If they do not agree with the foundations of the SDA church then let them OPENLY work to renounce them. Better still let them leave it and make one better or join the very churches that are preaching these same things!


The Bible, ELLEN G WHITE and SDA Pioneers on: