Randolph Vision (Large Bible) - Jan. 1846


    THE  VISIONS  OF  ELLEN  G.  WHITE               

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     Randolph, Massachucetts         
     January 1846


This public vision is described in the book, The Great Visions of Ellen G. White, by Roger W. Coons (1992) on pages 25 to 38.  Here is a brief excerpt


"Mr. Thayer, the owner of the house, was not fully satisfied that her vision was of the devil, as Robbins declard it to be, He wanted it tested some way. He had heard that visions of satanic power were arrested by opening the Bible and laying it on the person in vision. Thayer took a heavy, large quarto family Bible which was lying on the table and seldom used, opened it, and laid it upon the breast of Ellen while in vision, as she was then inclined backward against the wall in one corner of the room."
"Immediately after the Bible was laid upon her, she arose upon her feet and walking into the middle of the room, with the Bible open in one hand and lifted as high as she could reach, and with her eyes steadily looking upward, declared in a solemn manner: "The inspired testimony of God' or words of the same import, and then she continued for a long time while the Bible was extended in one hand and her eyes looking upward and not on the Bible, to turn the pages with the other hand and place a finger upon certain passages and correctly utter their words with a solemn voice.
"Many present [climbed up on chairs and] looked at the passages where her finger was pointed to to see if she spoke them correctly, for her eyes at the same time were looking upward [at an angle so acute that she herself could not read these words].
This vision lasted almost four hours, note that during this time she did not breathe, and during much of it she held a large, heavy Bible in her unsupported outstretched hand. These were genuine miracles of God."  (pages 32, 33)


More details is found an the biography written by Arthur White, "The Early Early"  Chapter 6

This scene dramatized in film "Tell the World" Epiode 3  ( 19 minutes 45 sec to 21 minutes 20 seconds )

                                              Full video:  "Tell the World"  - 1 Hour, 30 to 35 minutes


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