Steps to Christ


Have you read Steps to Christ lately? If you haven’t, can I suggest you do it again. And if you have never read it, I wish you would. I have just finished reading the book again for myself. I do not know how many people I have met who want to throw all sorts of criticisms and innuendo in the direction of the life and writings of Ellen White. But I have yet to find a person who does that, and who answers in the positive when I ask them if they have read Steps to Christ. On the other hand I have yet to meet a person who has read Steps to Christ who openly attacks her life, ministry and writings.

Consider this:

. . . I have yet to meet a person who has read Steps to Christ who openly attacks [Ellen White's] life, ministry and writings.

“The closer you come to Jesus, the more faulty you will appear in your own eyes; for your vision will be clearer, and your imperfections will be seen in broad and distinct contrast to His perfect nature.”

And this:

“The less we see to esteem in ourselves, the more we shall see to esteem in the infinite purity and loveliness of our Saviour . . . The more our sense of need drives us to Him and to the word of God, the more exalted views we shall have of His character, and the more fully we shall reflect His image.”

I have every confidence in those words, in the one who wrote them and especially in the One who is being spoken of. I thank God for revealing Himself in these last days through the life and ministry of His special servant Ellen White.

Dr Barry Oliver is president of the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.