Ellen G. White chosen as new face of $10 bill

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — A massive lobbying effort launched by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to put Ellen G. White on new $10 bills has paid off. Less than a week after news from the US Treasury Department that a redesigned $10 bill would feature a woman, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that he had chosen White for the special honor.

“Although not as widely known outside her denomination, Ellen White is the most translated non-fiction female author in the history of literature,” said Lew. “Also, she is the most translated American non-fiction author of either gender. I felt these accomplishments were worthy of some recognition.”

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“We are delighted at the news that Mrs. White will grace our new $10 bills,” said General Conference spokesperson Morre Elevant. “She represents all that is best about the American woman: bold, outspoken, resourceful, literally visionary and way ahead of her time.”

Elevant stressed that having White on the $10 bill will bring a whole new level of visibility for the Adventist church and its female co-founder. “There is also a chance that it will boost our offerings as a church as members will be reminded of their faith every time they are tempted to put a $1 or $5 bill in the offering plate,” said Elevant.

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  1. ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍What a wonderful honor for a great woman leader and co-founder of the church, who held “ordained minister” credentials. I know this is just satire, but too bad Sis. White is not alive today to speak out about women’s ordination. Come to think of it, though, she already wrote a lot in favor of it women in ministry. For example:
    ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍“It is not always men who are best adapted to the successful management of a church.” (Pastoral Ministry, p. 36)
    ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍“The refining, softening influence of Christian women is needed in the great work of preaching the truth.” (Review and Herald, Jan. 2, 1879)
    ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍“It is the accompaniment of the Holy Spirit of God that prepares workers, both men and women, to become pastors to the flock of God.” (Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 322)
    ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍“There are women who should labor in the gospel ministry.” (Manuscript 43a, 1898) http://EqualOrdination.com/egw-on-women-ministers/

  2. One of the van Puttens (yep)

    This one truly made me laugh out loud. I hope all of you know that BarelyAdventist is us laughing at us. It’s an SDA spoof site. Lighten up, folks! Learn to laugh a little! :)

  3. At GC and other events the church issues their own ‘script’ aka ‘temple shekels’ for Sabbath meals. This is a great design, and about the price of haystack plate. Print up a bunch and bring them to San Antonio.

  4. Miriam A. Taglinao

    If this $ bill will come out, are you Adventist members are you happy and ready enough to explain who is E.G White? I guess this is the time of sharing our own organization to others whom of those who doesn’t know her?

  5. Clever humor here, sevvy. I like the name of the “General Conference spokesperson,” “Morre Elevant.” We do need to make church “more relevant,” don’t we?

    For the unwary, however, please note the disclaimer on this site’s “About” page: “BarelyAdventist is a satire and humor blog on Adventist culture and issues.”

    “Please note that this story, like others on this site, is a joke. All characters and incidents appearing in this ‘report’ are fictitious or parodied. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead (or events, past or future) is purely coincidental and/or is solely for purposes of parody, satire, irony, caricature, or comedy. If you do not find these stories funny, please see your doctor to check your sense of humor (or maybe he should check your pulse). After all, laughter is the best medicine.”

  6. Richard Mills

    I would suggest that anyone not attempt to reproduce the $10.00 bill with the EGW pix. This is in violation of the U.S. Treasury Department. It is called counterfieting. Do not pass them around at the GC or anywhere else. Do not allow Pacific Press or any SDA printing facility to print this stuff. Maybe an independent SDA group can get away with it! Otherwise, I will visit you at Levenworth. Woe is me!!

  7. duncan

    this is all nonsense. If mrs white would wake up today, she would be disgusted. How the hell do these crazy leaders wan to unite the seventh day Adventist church with circular politics

    • James Mensah

      It appears our leaders are excited about this development. The question is will Mrs. White be excited if she is alive today? After writing extensively about American politics during the end times? Or our leaders are excited about the psychological increase in offerings? Please be wise and sit up.

      • James, it is not a money issue. Nor is it a cultural issue. It is merely recognizing the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which He distributes without regard to gender. In fact, the Adventist Church already officially approved women ministers 25 years ago in 1990. They already go through the same seminary training, the same ceremony of “laying on of hands,” and they already do the same pastoral duties. They already have the same pastoral role as male ministers. The only difference is the word printed on their certificate (“commissioned” instead of “ordained” — but the two words mean the same thing.). Now the vote simply boils down to whether individual divisions can decide for themselves whether to use the word “ordained” for for these women pastors. There is no reason to use a different word. It’s almost as silly as saying only men can drive “cars.” Women must drive “automobiles.” But they are both the same thing! So why not call both of them “cars”? There is no biblical or logical basis to discriminate between the two terms. http://EqualOrdination.com/facts-about-wo/

  8. Elsaf paulo

    Its confusion, confusion… let we be careful about the matter if there is any truth on it unless we shall comment on anonymous and worthess information. Let we search enough information that will satisfy our mind, then we shall have wise words to to talk to.

  9. Fido Castro

    Have you ever seen Harriet Tubman and Ellen White in the same room together? No? Could it be they were the same person? And that’s why Ellen White is actually the new face of the $20 bill?

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