Monday, March 17, 2008

James White

James Springer White is most famous for his marriage to Ellen Gould Harmon (thereafter Ellen G. White). But James White was an accomplished leader, author and administrator in his own right. In 1849 James White started the first Sabbatarian Adventist periodical entitled "The Present Truth" (now known as the Adventist Review).

James White left a legacy as a writer, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (on more than one occasion), and vocal opponent of the Christian doctrine of the trinity (which he later conceded was biblical). Illness later in life would ultimately claim the life of one of Adventism's founding fathers, Elder White, despite the best efforts of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg of Corn Flakes fame.

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