Those who state that Ellen White was the last prophet are virtually stating that there are portions of the Bible that are invalid or untrue. Otherwise, how do they account for Joel 2:28, 29 and Acts 2:17, 18? Here we have both the Old and New Testament revealing that in the last days there will be sons and daughters who prophesy, young men who will see visions, and old men who will receive dreams from God.
Ellen White was one person and a woman. Important as she is to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, she does not fulfill the prophecies that specifically mention sons and young men in the time of the end. If we believe the entire Bible to be true, we are to expect not one, or a few, but many – both young and old, male and female – to be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive visions and dreams.
So, was Ellen White the last prophet? According to the Bible, the answer must be, absolutely not.
Additionally, if we say that we do not need further messages from God, then that reason could have been used after Moses wrote his books.
Why would we not want further messages at the very end of time when the church is in a crisis and God's people have wandered far away from Him? If we reject His present-day messages, then we are rejecting God's gift of help.
I will now share this statement for those who believe that Ellen White was the last prophet. It comes from The Review and Herald, February 18, 1890.
Prophecy must be fulfilled. The Lord says, "Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." Somebody is to come in the spirit and power of Elijah, and when HE appears, men may say, "You are too EARNEST, YOU DO NOT INTERPRET THE SCRIPTURES IN THE PROPER WAY. LET ME TELL YOU HOW TO TEACH YOUR MESSAGE." There are many who cannot distinguish between the work of God and that of man. I shall tell the TRUTH as God gives it to me, and I say now, If you continue to find fault, to have a spirit of variance, you will never know the TRUTH.
Notice she says, and when HE appears, not I or she.
As mentioned in the Final Events dream, Ellen White was shown that at the very end, God would raise up a prophet who had been named long before he was born. She was instructed not to mention the individual, but his first name, Earnest, and its meaning, truth, were recorded, as well as the fact that he would not be accepted by many.
The angel described as the Herald reminded me that people have stated that I do not understand the messages I have been given, so they try to correct me. Additionally, I was shown that while Ellen White did teach in the spirit and power of Elijah, she was not the prophet for the very last days.