Adventist Teaching: Yes
Biblical Teaching: No
Because the Adventist Church upholds the writings of Ellen G. White as divinely inspired, they must uphold the statements in her writings. Especially those that were supposedly revealed by way of vision—that would include their “health message.”
She claimed that if you weren’t able to affirm that your diet was such that it will bring you into a position where you can accomplish the greatest amount of good, then you stand condemned before God. This includes being a vegetarian because all true Christian’s waiting on the return of Christ will be vegetarian.
This completely contradicts the Bible which very plainly says that there is no condemnation for those who are “in Christ” (Romans 8:1). Believers already have peace with God (Romans 5:1) by being “in Christ” and stand blameless (Ephesians 1:4). There is nothing that can separate them from the love of the Father (Romans 8:28-39) and Jesus will lose none that the Father has given Him but has promised to raise all of them up at the last day (John 6:35-40).
Paul also explains in Romans 14:1-4 that one person eats only vegetables and another doesn’t, but God accepts both people. This is also inline with what God told Noah after the flood (Genesis 9:1-3).
Furthermore, Jesus plainly said in Mark 7:14-20, when speaking to the Pharisees about what defiles a person, that nothing that goes into a man’s stomach can defile him, but what comes out of his heart does.
Ellen White claimed that “whatever contradicts God’s Word, we can be sure proceeds from Satan.” We’ll let you connect the dots.