Ellen G. White Sudden Statements are Connected with a Calamity
Ellen White's "sudden" statements: She wrote a number of statements which refer to or imply a sudden and rapidly-unfolding beginning to the time of the end.
"So now, a sudden and unlooked-for calamity, something that brings the soul face to face with death, will show whether there is any real faith in the promises of God." (COL 412)
"Yet when the storm of opposition and reproach bursts upon them ..." (GC 609)
"Confusion fills the world, and a great terror is soon to come upon human beings. The end is very near. We who know the truth should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise." (T8 28)
"Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones." (T9 11)
"... they recognize that something great and decisive is about to take place,-that the world is of the verge of a stupendous crisis." (PK 537)
"Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise." (PK 626)
"The work of the people of God is to prepare for the events of the future, which will soon come upon them with blinding force." (SM2 142)
"... be not deceived ... by the syren songs of the sleepy shepherds crying peace and safety when destruction is just ready to burst upon the world." (ST Jan 3, 1878)
References to EGW writings use, more or less, the standard abbreviations for her books.
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