The Great Controversy between Christ and Satan (Book Review)
Author: Ellen G. White
Recommendation: This book is the most profitable for people who do not enjoy reading history books, those desiring to understand biblical prophecies, wants to understand why paganism and Christianity has so many similarities, to understand the prophecies Jesus Christ fulfilled from the Old Testament of the bible, who the antichrist is based on all biblical evidences, the origin of Satan and his influences on Earth, the role United States of America plays in prophecy, the economic future of America and many, many more left unmentioned.
Rating: ***** (5 stars out of 5 stars)
Review: This book, after the bible, changed my life! While reading this book, I often had to walk with my bible to read where in the bible the author was referring. I must admit, in the beginning, I was not trying to strengthen a relationship with Christ but rather, knowingly leaving Christ. In fact, I only started reading the book because I wanted to disprove the faith of the author. I had often heard about Ellen G. White, but I didn’t believe or want to believe that her writings were supported by the bible. The book was displayed week after week on a book shelf (for free!) upon entering the church I attended until I decided to pick one up.
When I started to read, there were no biblical theories I could denounce simply because the book does not start with spiritual or mythical stories. The author began with many historical events that I previously was unfamiliar with, currently uninterested in, but later frequently referred back to when the spiritual information arrived. The author was showing a basis for how history repeated itself with factual events that can be found in any Cambridge University Press History Volume. (I personally checked these books for historical proof in my state university, especially regarding the information on Napoleon Bonaparte).
The book entitled, “The Great Controversy: between Christ and Satan (1888 edition),” indeed lives up to its name. The book begins with the historical event in 70 A.D of the Roman Soldiers destroying Jerusalem. This event, prophesied by Jesus Christ between the years of 27 and 30 A.D (see Matthew 24, Luke 21 Daniel 9:24-27 for biblical reference) came into fruition with the expected warning signs.
From this point there’s a shift of the pagan world accepting the truth of the gospel but continuing to practice evil. This collaboration of paganism and Christianity birthed a religio-political empire which spread its influences and authority over the whole world.
The geographic focus moves from Europe to the newly emerging United States of America. While most of Europe rejects Christianity as a whole, the States began to emphasize the protestant declarations and the second coming of Jesus Christ. The book shifts from a historical focus to a spiritual emergence. The author explains the biblical principles that can show any American citizen willing to learn how America plays a role in the final prophetic events.
This book, after the bible, changed my life! While reading this book, I often had to walk with my bible to read where in the bible the author was referring. I must admit, in the beginning, I was not trying to strengthen a relationship with Christ but rather, knowingly leaving Christ. In fact, I only started reading the book because I wanted to disprove the faith of the author