Geoscience Research Institute

Ellen G. White Statements

Ellen White Statements on Science and the Bible

The Ellen White Estate first prepared a compilation of Ellen White statements on the Bible and science for a Geoscience Research Institute geology tour in 1966. This material was expanded and reformatted for the 1976 geology tour. Here, we present that material, arranged by topic. In addition, we have added an important chapter from Testimonies for the Church, Volume 8, entitled “The Essential Knowledge.”

To assist the reader in dealing with some of the issues here, we include a few references to scholarly studies of her statements on the Bible and science.


Authentic History of the Beginning of Our World

Creation of the Earth

Earth Antedated by Other Created Worlds

Erroneous Doctrines Dangerous

God Not Indebted to Pre-existing Matter

How the Earth’s Surface was Changed by the Flood

On Amalgamation

On Antediluvian World Condition

On Mountains and Mountain Building

On The Age of the Earth

Science and Revelation (Signs of the Times articles, 1884)

Science and the Bible (Education)

Science, True and False, and Revelation

The Basic Statement 1864 (“Disguised Infidelity”)

The Essential Knowledge

The Sabbath Is As Old As Earth Itself

The World’s First Rain

Time Lapse Between Creation & Moses, and Creation & Christ

Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes

Additional Resources and Commentary