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A Response to the Video:
Seventh-day Adventism, the Spirit Behind the Church

by Bob Pickle

Answers to Questions Raised by:
Mark Martin, Sydney Cleveland
Dale Ratzlaff, The White Lie
. . . and

Discern Fact from Fiction

Bible Versions and Footnotes

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#83, #84, & #85: "They have also published their Study Bible with Ellen G. White quotes included as an inspired commentary."—Dale Ratzlaff.

#83: Adventists have published their Study Bible. This point contradicts and proves false the previous charges. This study Bible is not The Clear Word. It's a King James Version. If The Clear Word was Adventism's official version, why would this Bible be a King James Version?

#84: The Study Bible is theirs. This is not true. Like The Clear Word, this study Bible is not published by the denomination, but by Mission Publishing, a private organization operated by laymen. It is not the denomination's study Bible.

#85: The Study Bible contains quotes from Mrs. White. For centuries, individuals and organizations have published Bibles containing footnotes, study helps, and commentary. Were all these folk and organizations sinning by doing so? Were they cultists [p. 62] and non-Christians? Did they belong to man-made religions?

True, sometimes the footnotes in these other Bibles are treated as if they are inspired when they are not. Some people will even ignore the plain meaning of a text in favor of the interpretation offered by the footnote, thus placing the authority of the footnote above the Word of God. But that is no fault of the authors of those footnotes, or their publishers.

So, are other Bibles that contain footnotes and comments all right as long as no one thinks that they are inspired? In other words, is it only those who have had visions, only those who have the biblical gift of prophecy, that cannot have their comments printed as footnotes?

A Response to the Video

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