2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Ellen made the decision to acknowledge Christ as her Lord, not just with her mouth, but with her life. There are many who profess to know Christ and may even be involved in Church/Christian activity, but they don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, they are just religious.
Isaiah 29:13 The Lord says: These people come near to me with their mouth and honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.