George McCready Price had no choice but to believe in a restrictive literal interpretation where God created the universe in 4004 BC. The founder of Seventh-day Adventism, Ellen White, claimed to have received a vision from God, showing her the creation of the universe, which “was just like any other week.” Accepting anything other than a young earth would be to deny Ellen White as a true prophet. If other literal interpretations were true, such as Day-age creationism and the Gap Theory, then this would mean the Seventh-day Adventist denomination is based upon error.That is absolutely similar to the remarks made by creationists when they say that accepting evolution and long ages would be to deny the existence of God and to render the Bible, "God's Word" as a false document. If evolution and long ages was true, then the 6-day recent Creation, scripture, and Christianity as a whole would be false. A remark no different than the remark Ellen White said to her followers in order to keep them in line with the words of the prophetess. If the 6-day creation is false, then all of her teachings is false and so is White, herself.
How rottenly damning this is! Two damaging cults no different than each other or another other cults out there when it comes to using tactics like this to keep their followers in line. Especially when the evidence overwhelmingly point towards evolution and long ages being facts and both SDA and YEC being false.