Ellen White's prophetic ministry a test of fellowship for all Seventh-day Adventists.
Her "ministry" is the substance of SDA Fundamental Belief #18 to which all members must swear acceptance.
If they don't believe in her full prophetic ministry, they are then denying the SDA teaching that their Church is "the remnant Church of Bible prophecy.
And so. No one has to be an SDA. Nor is the influence of her writings increasing within the denomination, but to the contrary, continually decreasing. From what I can see in any case. Or saw, haven't attended services regularly for years.
Why don't you attend "regularly"?
Making the assertions you have shows you haven't kept up with what is happening in the denomination.
Yes, the vows to accept Ellen as a prophet are for those who wish to be an SDA.
In order to join the SDA, the person must accept Ellen and her ministry with the prophetic status assigned by those vows.
Ellen's writings are being promoted more than ever within the SDA denomination
Ellen's writings are being used as much as ever - with modifications to hide the authorship of Ellen -- for their evangelism
Ellen's messages are the infallible interpreter of scripture for SDA's and the corrector of errors in interpretation of the Scriptures.
The ability to correct inaccurate interpretation of scriptures also gives the ability to determine what is inaccurate about the interpretation done by others.STATEMENT OF CONFIDENCE IN THE WRITINGS OF ELLEN G WHITE
As delegates to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, we express our deep gratitude to God for the continuing presence of the various spiritual gifts among His people (1 Cor 12:4-11; Eph 4:11-14), and particularly for the prophetic guidance we have received through the life and ministry of Ellen G White (1827-1915).
On the centennial of her death, we rejoice that her writings have been made available around the globe in many languages and in a variety of printed and electronic formats. We reaffirm our conviction that her writings are divinely inspired, truly Christ-centered, and Bible-based. Rather than replacing the Bible, they uplift the normative character of Scripture and correct inaccurate interpretations of it derived from tradition, human reason, personal experience, and modern culture.
We commit ourselves to study the writings of Ellen G White prayerfully and with hearts willing to follow the counsels and instructions we find there. Whether individually, in the family, in small groups, in the classroom, or in the church, a combined study of the Bible and her writings provide a transforming and faith-uplifting experience. We encourage the continued development of both worldwide and local strategies to foster the circulation of her writings inside and outside the church. The study of these writings is a powerful means to strengthen and prepare His people for the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.