Prologue: GOD has used erring people before.
Some of Miller's conclusions were based on carry over doctrinal errors from the Mother Harlot. Not all of it, was error though.
Your error here, you find one point not in harmony with scriptures, you conclude to evaluate it all error.
AV Mt 12:36-37 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
I will add, that is your privilege and mine of the free will opinion before GOD. Which GOD will evaluate in our heart.
Yours in Christ, Michael
The message was TOTALLY FALSE, Jesus was coming back on a particular day - there was NO OTHER MESSAGE...
...An individual would either accept or reject Miller's message BASED ON THE ACTUAL MESSAGE.
...God doesn't reject people for rejecting a false message that's directly contrary to Scripture.
...Again, the message was Jesus was coming on X day - that was IT, there was no other message.
People who rejected William Millers message did so because it directly contradicted Scripture...
...Ellen White said that those people who appealed to Scripture in rejecting Miller's message:
....WERE IN LEAGUE WITH SATAN & UNDER CONTROL OF FALLEN ANGELS.
Just so there is no misunderstanding of what Ellen was teaching about this issue observe what she said about it below.
"Many shepherds of the flock, who professed to love Jesus, said that they had no opposition to the preaching of Christ's coming, but they objected to the definite time. God's all-seeing eye read their hearts. They did not love Jesus near. They knew that their unchristian lives would not stand the test, for they were not walking in the humble path marked out by Him. These false shepherds stood in the way of the work of God. The truth spoken in its convincing power aroused the people, and like the jailer, they began to inquire, "What must I do to be saved?" But these shepherds stepped in between the truth and the people, and preached smooth things to lead them from the truth. They united with Satan and his angels, crying, "Peace, peace," when there was no peace".
Did you catch that? The Shepherds [ministers] that stepped in and said HEY, WAIT A MINUTE, we want you to preach of Christ's coming just like we do BUT WE OBJECT TO YOUR CLAIMING YOU KNOW THE DAY OF CHRIST'S COMING BECAUASE SCRIPTURE HERE & HERE & HERE EXPLICTLY SAYS YOU CAN'T KNOW.
Ellen said of these Clergy that they were getting in between "THE TRUTH" [Miller's message] & the people. Miller's message was NOT TRUE. These clergy who could only judge the message off what it was ( not what was supposedly hidden ) rejected it precisely because Scripture said to reject it. Ellen than claims God judged them for rejecting it.
This would be akin to the Prophet Daniel setting up altars for strange God's and ordering the Jews to offer sacrifice and worship them. The God fearing Jews would have told Daniel he was wrong and pointed to the Scriptures they had and said SEE DANIEL, it says here we are not to do this. Daniel then rebukes the Scripture leveraging Jews telling them that anyone who fails to worship the new idols hates the God of Abraham and is in union with the Devil.
Later on, after everything is done Daniel said God hid a mistake and it was all a test of faith and the ones who worshipped the idols PASSED THE TEST.
Be honest, doesn't that sound nutty?