Ringer came to the conclusion that many doctrines in Adventism were incorrect and subsequently left the church. Ringer is now actively involved in a nondenominational church, and is in full-time ministry as a Bible translator in Africa. I have recently transferred this paper to an electronic format and have had to proofread it again to correct the mistakes that arose during that process.
I have also in the past several years, for the first time, visited several pro and anti-Ellen White web sites and seen that Ellen White’s visions from 1845-1851 and the Shut-door beliefs of early Advents continue to this day to be issues of controversy.
I realized that Ellen White’s visions had clearly and repeatedly affirmed that Christ entered for the first time into the heavenly Most Holy Place in 1844.
Someone may read a bit about the Shut-door on either a pro or anti- Ellen White web site and wonder if either side is really giving them the whole picture about what Seventh-day Adventists and Ellen White believed about the Shut-door during 1845-1854.
It is my hope that my extensive quoting and footnoting of many Adventist papers, both Open-door and Shut-door, during this ten year time frame will give the reader the necessary context in which to evaluate what the Seventh-day Adventist pioneers, including Ellen White, believed the Shut-door to have meant during 1844-1851.
The staunch Reformed Calvinist blog Pulpit and Pen was not happy about the reports and treated this as if Hank left the “biblical faith”. As we get older in age, we see the things very differently when we were young and we also understand things in a whole new light.
One person who became Eastern Orthodox welcomed Hank with open arms. Frankly, I have liked a lot of Eastern Orthodox doctrines regarding Ancestral Sin vs.