Welcome to WalterRea.com


Welcome to the Walter Rea website! Walter T. Rea (June 12, 1922 – August 30, 2014) was the conscientious Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) pastor who discovered the church's prophet, Ellen White, plagiarized heavily from other Christian authors of her day. After SDA corporate leaders refused to make this information available to their church members, Elder Rea published his findings in a ground-breaking book called, The White Lie.

This website contains a free online collection of books and articles written by Elder Walter Rea. Over the years many have come to appreciate Elder Rea's sharp intellect and eye for discovering deception and corruption in the church. Click on the links below to discover the truth about the Seventh-day Adventist Church and their plagiarizing prophet Ellen White.


The White Lie

Walter T. Rea, 1982


  • Introduction

  • Chapter 1 How to Change History

  • Chapter 2 Go Shut the Door

  • Chapter 3 The early development of how Ellen White became known as a prophet!

  • Chapter 4 Gone - but Not Forgotten

  • Chapter 5 That High shelf - Patriarchs and Prophets

  • Chapter 6 Sources from Which She Drew The Desire of Ages

  • Chapter 11 Historical evidence that leaders knew White was not inspired, but suffered from medical problems

  • Chapter 12 The incredible story of how the Great Controversy was copied by White from others

To purchase your own copy of The White Lie, CLICK HERE.

Additional Resources

More books and articles written by Walter Rea


Pirates of Privilege Exposes shocking ethical and financial irregularities in the SDA Church

How the SDA Spirit of Prophecy was Born Proves that even Ellen White's "I was shown..." statements were plagiarized from others

The Making of a Prophet How the fictional writings of other authors became the "Spirit of Prophecy"

The Paraphrasing Prophet Written in 2005, Elder Rea shows the duplicity of the White Estate

Did I Really Recant? Shows how some Adventists are using lies and deception to distort the truth about this man of God

The Great Controversy Manuscript Book showing the extent of plagiarism in the book Great Controversy