The sdaTHE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Giovanni Chinnici Quick facts
2003 40 Millions Members 206 Countries reached in the World Languages 56 Countries that Bible Version The Clear Word Version of the Bible300 Words added to the book of Daniel 50,000 Ordained Ministers Head quarter Silver Spring, Maryland Publisher Pacific Press SHOULD WE CONSIDER THEM A CULT?
There are now two distinct camps in Adventism.The split became apparent in the late 1970s when peculiar doctrines which could not be supported fully by the Scriptures.Many were disillusioned by the revelation of her plagiarism, which was very extensive, and documented in the book, The White Lie by former SDA pastor, Walter of this theory, based on Daniel chapter 7 and 8 was a former Baptist, called William Miller.He said that between March 21st, 1843 and 1844 Jesus would come back to take his Saints.
The 18th of March, 1844 Miller admitted his mistake and apologized.Here the reaction from Josiah Litch 24th October, 1844: The sheep are scattered, our Lord did not come back).But then, something extremely important happened.Between 1844 and 1847 three important groups joined together.
From Western N.Y., Hiram Edson and O.R.L.
Crosier with the Doctrine of Investigative Judgement 2.From Massachusetts, Joseph Bates, with the Doctrine of the observance of the 7th day Sabbath 3.
From Maine, Ellen G.White, with the Doctrine of the Spirit of Prophecy and testimony of Jesus
(The earliest Adventist were known as the Millerians (from Miller, who admitted his mistake) and Sabbatharians, because of Joseph Bates doctrine)
SOME SDA DOCTRINES ARE ORTHODOX
Let us begin by saying that SDAs quite orthodox on a number of doctrines.Each person baptized as a SDA receives a Certificate of Profession of Faith. Each person being baptized must sign a thirteen-point statement entitled My Commitment. As we read the first five points, the document appears perfectly, fundamentally, Christian.
However, by point six, we find the deviations beginning.Point six reads, I accept the Ten Commandments as still binding upon Christians, and it is my purpose by the power of the indwelling Christ, to keep this law, including the fourth commandment, which requires the observance of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath of the Lord. Point eight has the convert believing, that the gift of prophecy is one of the identifying marks of the remnant church. Point thirteen identifies the Seventh-Day Adventist Church as the remnant church of Bible Prophecy. These doctrines are the teachings of Ellen G.White.As the convert peruses his baptismal booklet under the heading Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh-Day Adventists, the peculiarities of Adventism become apparent.Under heading 17, The Gift of Prophecy, we find this statement This gift is an identifying mark of the remnant church and was manifested in the ministry of Ellen G.
White.As the Lords messenger, her writings are a continuing and authoritative source of truth which provide for the church, comfort, guidance, instruction, and correction. Under heading 19, The Sabbath we are told that (God)...instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of Gods unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day sabbath...It is a symbol of our redemption in Christ, a sign of our sanctification, a token of our allegiance, and a foretaste of our eternal future in Gods Kingdom.The Sabbath is Gods perpetual sign of His eternal covenant between Him and His people. Heading 23 becomes even more of a deviation.
Entitled, Christ's Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary, it contains this information, He (Christ) was inaugurated as our great High Priest and began His intercessory ministry at the time of His ascension.In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days, He entered the second and last phase of His atoning ministry.It is a work of investigative judgment which is part of the ultimate disposition of all sin, typified by the cleansing of the ancient Hebrew sanctuary on the Day of atonement. Other headings cover such subjects as diet, a view of death as an unconscious state, and foot-washing.
We can see from this quick review just what it is that makes Adventism different from orthodox Christianity.
How important are these deviations, are they important enough to call Seventh-Day Adventism a cult?
THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH
Seventh-Day Adventists strive to keep THE LAW of the Old Testament.They place emphasis on the ten commandments as the Law, when in fact the ten commandments form only a small part of the entire Law.
Saturday Sabbath-keeping is greatly stressed as a requirement for salvation in this extremely legalistic group.SDAs have a habit of thinking Ten Commandments or Sabbath every time the Bible mentions The Law.
This is not correct.
The word Law occurs over 400 times in Scripture, and refers to the entire Law, comprising ceremonial feasts, special days, sacrifices, dietary restrictions, cleansings etc.The term never applies solely to either the ten commandments or the Sabbath alone.Realistically speaking, no Seventh-Day Adventist REALLY keeps The Law. Where are their blood sacrifices? Do they heat their houses on Saturday? They are all Law-breakers if they carefully and honestly examine their lives in light of the entire Law.
The Bible makes no distinction regarding the Law, that some parts are ceremonial as the SDAs claim, a claim designed to avoid truly keeping the Law in its entirety
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