My name is ___________. I've looked for any information or position from Ellen G. White on the participation of non-baptized teenagers in the platform during the Sabbath School programs. I read the church manual but it wasn't very specific on this particular. I have searched the E.G.W. data base without much success. I hope you can help me find what I'm looking for. I would appreciate your prompt response. Thanks!
Dear Pastor ___________,
Thank you for contacting the Ellen G. White Estate. I don't know of any statement from Mrs. White addressing the question you have raised. Neither does my colleague at the main office, to whom I turn when I haven't found something myself!
I don't know just what question or problem may have caused you to inquire, but as I think about the question, I realize that we often delight to have the children from the Cradle Roll, Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior divisions come to the adult Sabbath School and participate in the program. Most of these are not baptized members. So it cannot be wrong, of itself, to involve church young people in the program who are not baptized. Wouldn't the same embrace of the church extend to its teenagers who were not yet baptized?
I hope this may be helpful. Thank you for writing, and God bless!
William Fagal, Director
Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1400 USA
Phone: 616 471-3209
FAX: 616 471-2646
Website: www.WhiteEstate.org or www.egwestate.andrews.edu