The Great Controversy Project
"The Storm is Coming!"

The Great Controversy Project
      The Storm is Coming!

    This is the original Great Controversy Project that began with the vision to fulfill Ellen G. White's desire to get this book into the hands of the people. She stated "The Great Controversy should be very widely circulated. It contains the story of the past, the present, and the future. In its outline of the closing scenes of this earth's history, it bears a powerful testimony in behalf of the truth. I am more anxious to see a wide circulation for this book than for any others I have written; for in The Great Controversy, the last message of warning to the world is given more distinctly than in any of my other books." Letter 281, 1905,

    Please note that this project is still ongoing and it is the complete 1911 edition of The Great Controversy. There are abridged version that are being distributed also that leave out much of the warnings for these last days! Some may ask the question "Why should we distribute this book? Will this not cause problems to arise?" Mrs. White addesses this with the question "Are we to wait until the fulfillment of the prophecies of the end before we say anything concerning them? Of what value will our words be then? Shall we wait until God's judgments fall upon the transgressor before we tell him how to avoid them?"
Testimonies for the Church Volume 9 p.20

    Let us remember that just as the reformers were given an unpopular message to give to the world for their time, we also have been given a message for the last generation of this earth's history! Dare we shun the responsibilities that God has given to His remnant people, or will we strive to warn the world that the day of our Lord's coming is near, even at the door! Remember the story of Jonah? God called Jonah to warn the Ninevites but Jonah thought that they were too wicked to listen and change. Yet, we are told that when he obeyed God's command the entire town accepted the message and turned from their wicked ways. Let us not prejudge the people of our day as did Jonah but let us go forth boldly to fulfill the commission that our Lord has given to each and every one of us! There are precious souls earnestly searching for the truth, eagerly wanting to understand Biblical prophecy and desperate for the answers for today's problems. This book, The Great Controversy Project, has the answers to all these questions and will lead the reader into a deeper study of the Word of God.

    Our high calling is to spread the gospel truth to the world. We are told:
"If we neglect these opportunities, the time will come when there will be spoken to us by those we have not warned, words of reproach and bitterness: 'You knew of these terrible judgments that were coming. We were associated together, but you did not tell us. Why did you not warn us, that we might have escaped?' May God help us that we may not have upon our garments, because of our neglect, the blood of souls!"
{RH, August 15, 1907 par. 13}

    "The storm is coming, relentless in its fury. Are we prepared to meet it? Are our feet on the Rock of Ages? Are we one with Christ, as he is one with the Father?"
{RH, December 27, 1898 par. 14}

Martin Luther

John Huss
Martin Luther

In 1513, Martin Luther began his first lectures on the Psalms. In these lectures, Luther's critique of the theological world around him begins to take shape. Later, in lectures on Paul's Epistle to the Romans this critique becomes more noticeable. It was during these lectures that Luther finally found the assurance that had evaded him for years. The discovery that changed Luther's life ultimately changed the course of christianity. In Romans, Paul writes of the "righteousness of God." Luther had always understood that term to mean that God was a righteous judge that demanded human righteousness. Now, Luther understood righteousness as a gift of God's grace. He had discovered (or recovered) the doctrine of justification by grace alone. This discovery set him afire.

In 1517, he posted a sheet of theses for discussion on the University's chapel door. These Ninety-Five Theses set out a devastating critique of the church's sale of indulgences and explained the fundamentals of justification by grace alone.

From 1533 to his death in 1546 he served as the Dean of the theology faculty at Wittenberg. He died in Eisleben on 18 February 1546.