Error (Separate page)

     Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White with the word . . .

          e r r o r    / /     e r r o r S           ( 40  RELATED  PHRASES )                             

           The word  Error  appears  xx  times in the writings of Ellen G. White      

           The word  Errors  appears  2,039  times in the writings of  EGW       See page on original site  

           +      Dangerous Error   ( under construction )

           +      Distinguish  Truth  from  Error     ►     discern the difference between truth and error  ( 7 )

                            >    Conflict between Truth and Error   ( 10 )
                            >    Controversy between truth and error  (  )

          +     Fatal error   (   )
This is error  (  )   under construction     

          +     In error  (  )   >     in error concerning the Bible    (  )

          +     into error  ( 79 )    >   led into error   ( 20 )   >   lead men into error  ( 2 )

          +     Listen to error  (  )  >


         +     Mischievous Error    ( 3 )

         +     Path of Error    ( 4 )        >     Continue on the path of error


         +    Teach error  ( 3 )    >    Teaching error  ( 8 )   [ all 8 are similar ]


         +    If they were in error   ( 4 )   

        +     Error will be accepted   (  )     ( see text below )

  Those who are unwilling to accept the plain, cutting truths of the Bible are continually seeking for pleasing fables that will quiet the conscience. The less spiritual, self-denying, and humiliating the doctrines presented, the greater the favor with which they are received. These persons degrade the intellectual powers to serve their carnal desires. Too wise in their own conceit to search the Scriptures with contrition of soul and earnest prayer for divine guidance, they have no shield from delusion. Satan is ready to supply the heart's desire, and he palms off  his deceptions in the place of truth. It was thus that the papacy gained its power over the minds of men; and by rejection of the truth because it involves a cross, Protestants are following the same path. All who neglect the word of God to study convenience and policy, that they may not be at variance with the world, will be left to receive damnable heresy for religious truth. Every conceivable form of error will be accepted by those who willfully reject the truth. He who looks with horror upon one deception will readily receive another. The apostle Paul, speaking of a class who "received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved," declares: "For this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.  With such a warning before us it behooves us to be on our guard as to what doctrines we receive.  {GC 523.2}


 the phrase  "error    

       +          Distrusted the power of God     (   )


                                       e  r  r  o  r  s                          

                          +       Errors  ( 2,039 )       >    great errors  (  )
                                           >    grave errors   ( 13 )    >  Commit grave errors  ( 4 )

                          +       Errors in .  .  .     +      Errors in judgement     ( 3 )

                          +++     Correct their errors  ( 60 )    ►   Correct their error   ( 11 )
                                           >     Correcting Errors   ( 7 )     >    A better way of correcting errors 

                          +       Dangerous errors  (  )

                          +       expose their errors  ( 15 )   >   expose its errors  ( 3 )

                                  +      Point out their errors  ( 18 )   >   pointed out their errors  ( 5 )

                         +       soul-destroying errors    (  )

                         +    Your errors  (  )     under construction

                                   ►    .  .  . of  your errors   ( 6 )    >    Fruit of your errors    ( 1 )
                                                                                        >    Knowledge of your errors  ( 2 )

I saw that we have no time to throw away in listening to fables. Our minds should not be thus diverted, but should be occupied with the present truth, and seeking wisdom that we may obtain a more thorough knowledge of our position, that with meekness we may be able to give a reason of our hope from the Scriptures. While false doctrines and dangerous errors are pressed upon the mind, it cannot be dwelling upon the truth which is to fit and prepare the house of Israel to stand in the day of the Lord.  {EW 125.1}



                                    m i s t a k e                   (  2,231 )                      

          Mistake  ( 2,231 )   +++      This is a mistake  ( 62 )                               

                          >>    Great mistake  (  )   +   This is a great mistake  (  )    >     never a greater mistake  ( 5 )
                                  ►>>  make a great mistake  ( 42 )   >  we make a great mistake  (  )

                      +++      Fatal mistake  (  )    >    fatal error  ( above )

                      +++      Terrible Mistake  (  )  >

                      +++      similar mistake  ( 14 )  >

         mistakes ( 1,570 )

                      +++      the mistakes of . . .  ( 131  +   the Mistakes of a brother  (  )   >  the mistakes of a fellow worker  (  )

                      +++      Correct their mistakes  (  8  )  >   correct their errors  (see Errors )

                      +      similar mistakes  ( 1 )             


                             those  in  error   ( aka  'the erring' )                                            

                            +     deal with the erring  ( 27 )   >   dealing with the erring  ( 33 )    See Discipline section

                            +     relate to the erring  ( 4 )    >   speak to the erring  ( 3 )

The lost piece of silver is designed to represent the erring, straying sinner. The carefulness of the woman to find the lost silver is to teach the followers of Christ a lesson in regard to their duty to the erring ones who are straying from the path of right. The woman lighted the candle to increase her light, and then swept the house, and sought diligently till she found it.  {3T 99.3}


     My  personal  favorites

We shall see things that are wrong, things that we want to correct. Ask yourself whether you can do this discreetly. There is a better way of correcting errors than by rebuking them abruptly. Some persons are so sensitive in regard to being in any way reproved that you will need to be very careful. Do not feel that it is your special duty to criticise. That is a mean business. Do not take it up. Leave it for Satan. He delights in such work. If you think a person is in error, and wish to tell him, go to him in love and tenderness. Speak to him kindly, and in this way you will help him.  {GCB, April 25, 1901 par. 15}


I was shown the necessity of those who believe that we are having the last message of mercy, being separate from those who are daily imbibing new errors. I saw that neither young nor old should attend their meetings; for it is wrong to thus encourage them while they teach error that is a deadly poison to the soul and teach for doctrines the commandments of men. The influence of such gatherings is not good. If God has delivered us from such darkness and error, we should stand fast in the liberty where with He has set us free and rejoice in the truth. God is displeased with us when we go to listen to error, without being obliged to go; for unless He sends us to those meetings where error is forced home to the people by the power of the will, He will not keep us. The angels cease their watchful care over us, and we are left to the buffetings of the enemy, to be darkened and weakened by him and the power of his evil angels; and the light around us becomes contaminated with the darkness.  {EW 124.3}   Read entire chapter


Error is never harmless. It never sanctifies, but always brings confusion and dissension. It is always dangerous. The enemy has great power over minds that are not thoroughly fortified by prayer and established in Bible truth.  {5T 292.2}

God has a test for us, and if we come up to the standard we shall be a peculiar people. The Sabbath draws a separating line between us and the world, not faintly but in plain, distinct colors. To those who have received the light of this truth the Sabbath is a test; it is not a human requirement, but God's test. It is what will distinguish between those who serve God and those who serve Him not, and upon this point will come the last great conflict between truth and error.  All who profess to keep God's law should stand united in the sacred observance of His holy Sabbath. . . .  {HP 150.2}


I know from the light that God has given me that there should be a revival of the messages that have been given in the past, because men will seek to bring in new theories, and will try to prove that these theories are scriptural, whereas they are error, which, if allowed a place, will undermine faith in the truth. We are not to accept these suppositions and pass them along as truth. No, no; we must not move from the platform of truth on which we have been established. { OFC 271.6}  { UL 199.6} 


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