Ellen G. White, who the SDA Church upholds as divinely inspired and correcting of inaccurate interpretations of scripture, claimed that “Judas fell at the feet of Jesus, acknowledging him to be the Son of God, begging forgiveness for his sin, and imploring him to exercise his God-like power and deliver himself from his enemies.”
She continued by claiming that Jesus knew that Judas was suffering the bitterest remorse for his crime so He gazed compassionately upon him, and declared that for that hour he had come into the world.
The Bible nowhere says this. According to Jesus, Judas was predestined to betray Him (Mark 14:17-21). Even Judas’ bargain for 30 pieces of silver was foretold in Zechariah 11:12-13 and then fulfilled in Matthew 26:14-16. Had Judas fallen on his knees, as Mrs. White claims he did, and asked for forgiveness, Jesus would have welcomed him into His kingdom. But that is not what happened because Judas didn’t do this.
Furthermore, the words “for that hour I have come into the world” were reserved for and addressed to Pilate, not Judas (John 18:37). Ellen’s statement contradicts the Bible.
This is insight into how the SDA Church views Ellen White’s writings. They are the “lesser light” that sheds extra details onto the “greater Light” (ie: the Bible) that aren’t actually found in the Bible.
This is what we call an “Advent-ism.”