How do you fell about the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

How do you fell about the Seventh-day Adventist Church?
I’m a Seventh-day Adventist myself and we believe in the Bible and everything we believe and stand for you can find it in the Bible and we do not leave anything out.

We go keep the Sabbath on Saturday.
We are waiting for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy spirit.

those are the basics.
bar_enosh, yes it is completly biblical. Seventh-day Adventists don’t beleive in anything that isn’t biblical. “I am the father, son and the holy spirit” and “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” John 1:1 the word is Jesus.
Put on the Full Armor of God, it does not say anywhere in the Bible that God changed the Sabbath from saturday to sunday. It was the catholic church that changed it to show the people that they are above God, that they can even change the day of worship to sunday. The pope said that himself.

The law never cahnged. Why would he change it? Why would he just change this one? The Bible never said that now that he has died for our sins we no longer have to keep the WHOLE law.
We do not believe in hell !!
and NO adventists don’t make Ellen G. White more important than Christ. Maybe some, I don’t know. But that’s not true adventism. But everything she says is based on the Bible. and if you read her books you will see that she is always showing where you can find about that in the Bible.

Best answer:

Answer by Put on the Full Armor of God
I do not recommend attending the Seventh-day Adventist church. There are too many problems within Seventh-day Adventistism to recommend it as a safe church. Though there are Seventh-day Adventist groups that are within orthodoxy, there are too many of them that are not.

One of the problems with Seventh-day Adventism is Saturday worship. They are certainly free to worship on Saturday. That is not unbiblical. However, the problem is when any Seventh-day Adventist group asserts that the proper day of worship is Saturday, not Sunday. The early church practiced worship on Sunday and the scriptures mention the church gathering on Sunday, the same day Jesus rose:

* The Christians also heard a message from Paul on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).
o Note: the reference is until midnight which is not the Jewish method of measuring days, but the Roman system.
* Paul instructed the churches to put aside contributions on the first day of the week (1 Cor. 16:2).

Furthermore, Romans 14:1-12 speaks of our freedom in Christ, particularly our freedom to worship on any day we choose.

I cannot recommend any church which would openly deny the biblical doctrine of predestination (in contradiction to Eph. 1:1-11), deny the doctrine of the immortality of the soul (in contradiction to Luke 16:19-31; Matt. 25:46), deny eternal hellfire (in contradiction to Rev. 14:11), that Jesus is Michael the Archangel,1 and that the wicked are annihilated (in contradiction to Luke 16:19-31; Matt. 25:46).

As it pertains to the Sabbath ?
In the Old Testament, God stated, “Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you,” (Exodus 20:8-10, NASB). It was the custom of the Jews to come together on the Sabbath, which is Saturday, cease work, and worship God. Jesus went to the synagogue on Saturday to teach (Matt. 12:9; John 18:20) as did the apostle Paul (Acts 17:2; 18:4). So, if in the Old Testament we are commanded to keep the Sabbath and in the New Testament we see Jews, Jesus, and the apostles doing the same thing, then why do we worship on Sunday?

First of all, of the 10 commandments listed in Exodus 20:1-17, only 9 of them were restated in the New Testament. (Six in Matt. 19:18, murder, adultery, stealing, false witness, honor parents, and worshiping God; Rom. 13:9, coveting. Worshiping God properly covers the first three commandments) The one that was not reaffirmed was the one about the Sabbath. Instead, Jesus said that He is the Lord of the Sabbath (Matt. 12:8).

In creation, God rested on the seventh day. But, since God is all powerful, He doesn’t get tired. He doesn’t need to take a break and rest. So, why does it say that He rested? The reason is simple: Mark 2:27 says, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” In other words, God established the Sabbath as a rest for His people, not because He needed a break, but because we are mortal and need a time of rest, of focus on God. In this, our spirits and bodies are both renewed.

The OT system of Law required keeping the Sabbath as part of the overall moral, legal, and sacrificial system by which the Jewish people satisfied God’s requirements for behavior, government, and forgiveness of sins. The Sabbath was part of the Law in that sense. In order to “remain” in favor with God, you had to also keep the Sabbath. If it was not kept, then the person was in sin and would often be punished (Ezek. 18:4; Rom. 6:23; Deut. 13:1-9; Num. 35:31; Lev. 20:2, etc.).

But with Jesus’ atonement, we no longer are required to keep the Law as a means for our justification. The requirements of the Law were fulfilled in Christ. We now have rest from the Law. We now have “Sabbath”, continually.

What do you think? Put your answer below.

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7 Responses to “How do you fell about the Seventh-day Adventist Church?”

  • claudiagiraffe says:

    Nutters

  • † Gabriel † says:

    I don’t agree with some fundamental tenets of the SDA church, such as the strict reliance on Saturday worship, the concept of “soul sleeping” for believers, and a few other shady areas concerning end-time prophecies. I do believe, however, that many of them are faithful Christians and are just interpreting the Bible a little differently than I do. I recommend reading Romans 14 for a little more insight into why I feel this way.

  • bar_enosh says:

    I know some great people who are Seventh-day Adventists, and have had conversations with some of them.

    I disagree that Christians have to worship only on Saturday, since the Old Law is not the basis for salvation.

    Nevertheless, the only thing I find puzzling is their belief in the Trinity. For some reason, I had thought they did not teach this doctrine. It’s not Biblical.

  • Seventh Day Adventist says:

    I came out of the Baptist church and used to use a lot of Full Armor’s arguments. Just to clarify what Full Armor was saying…

    Because the disciples met once on the first day doesn’t mean the Sabbath is changed. Let’s look at the verse…

    Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. ~ Acts 20:7

    Ah see he had a special evangelistic meeting all day and departed the next. by the way, he preached until Monday (midnight is technically Monday based on the Bible). No where there is there a commandment to change the day of worship.

    Matthew 5:17-20 states that the Law has not changed nor is it abolished, only the law of Moses is done away with. If there is no law, then there is no more sin. I’m not trying to start a debate, often Full Armor has some good Christian answers here, I’m just clarifying.

    To the original questioner, don’t be ashamed based on the feelings or responses of others, just try to be as loving as possible and share the gospel with them!

    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. ~ Romans 1:16

    If you already don’t know about these sites check them out!
    http://www.audioverse.org/
    http://www.amazingfacts.org/Default.aspx
    http://gycweb.org/

    God bless!

    P.S. JW have their own Bible so their quotes will often be a little off. The Trinity is most definitively Biblical you can check my answer here..
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgEvbot8mlb3ey0XHRgU.FTsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090723090453AAThIYE

  • Catholic @ Heart says:

    Seventh-Day Adventists agree with many Catholic doctrines, including the Trinity, Christ’s divinity, the virgin birth, the atonement, a physical resurrection of the dead, and Christ’s Second Coming. They use a valid form of baptism. They believe in original sin and reject the Evangelical teaching that one can never lose one’s salvation no matter what one does (i.e., they correctly reject “once saved, always saved”).
    HOWEVER
    Unfortunately, they also hold many false and strange doctrines.
    Among these are the following False Witness you bear:
    (a) the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon;
    (b) the pope is the Antichrist;
    (c) in the last days, Sunday worship will be “the mark of the beast”; (d) there is a future millennium in which the devil will roam the earth while Christians are with Christ in heaven;
    (e) the soul sleeps between death and resurrection; and
    (f) on the last day, after a limited period of punishment in hell, the wicked will be annihilated and cease to exist rather than be eternally damned.

    The Seventh-Day Adventist church traces its roots to American preacher William Miller (1782–1849), a Baptist who predicted the Second Coming would occur between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844. Because he and his followers proclaimed Christ’s imminent advent, they were known as “Adventists.”

    When Christ failed to appear,
    Miller reluctantly endorsed the position of a group of his followers known as the “seventh-month movement,” who claimed Christ would return on October 22, 1844 (in the seventh month of the Jewish calendar).

    When this didn’t happen either,
    Miller forswore predicting the date of the Second Coming, and his followers broke up into a number of competing factions. Miller would have nothing to do with the new theories his followers produced, including ones which attempted to save part of his 1844 doctrine. He rejected this and other teachings being generated by his former followers, including those of Ellen Gould White.

    Miller had claimed, based on his interpretation of Daniel and Revelation, that Christ would return in 1843–44 to cleanse “the sanctuary” (Dan. 8:11–14, 9:26), which he interpreted as the earth. After the disappointments of 1844, several of his followers proposed an alternative theory. While walking in a cornfield on the morning of October 23, 1844, the day after Christ failed to return, Hiram Edson felt he received a spiritual revelation that indicated that Miller had misidentified the sanctuary. It was not the earth, but the Holy of Holies in God’s heavenly temple. Instead of coming out of the heavenly temple to cleanse the sanctuary of the earth, in 1844 Christ, for the first time, went into the heavenly Holy of Holies to cleanse it instead.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    What does the Holy Bible say about this?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Deut 18:21
    “If you say to yourselves, ‘How can we recognize an oracle which the LORD has spoken?’,
    22
    know that, even though a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if his oracle is not fulfilled or verified, it is an oracle which the LORD did not speak. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously, and you shall have no fear of him.

    Another group of Millerites was influenced by Joseph Bates, a retired sea captain, who in 1846 and 1849 issued pamphlets insisting that Christians observe the Jewish Sabbath—Saturday—instead of worshipping on Sunday. This helped feed the intense “Anti-Catholicism” of Seventh-Day Adventism, since they blamed the Catholic Church for changing the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. As you said so YOURSELF.
    Scripture tells us otherwise. Passages of Scripture such as Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 16:2, Colossians 2:16-17, and Revelation 1:10 indicate that, even during New Testament times, the Sabbath is no longer binding and that Christians are to worship on the “Lord’s day”, Sunday, instead.

    The early Church Fathers compared the observance of the Sabbath to the observance of the rite of circumcision, and from that they demonstrated that if the apostles abolished circumcision (Gal. 5:1-6), so also the observance of the Sabbath must have been abolished. The first Christians understood this principle and gathered for worship on Sunday.
    (((Put on the Full Armor of God)))

  • kmL1234 says:

    Your Church faith is based on a Mrs White’s interpretation of the Bible
    and you use Her book to go with the Bible.
    Also you believe that she is the only one who can rightly translate the Bible. You also believe , according to Mrs White, that the 70th week has already happened.
    You believe when a person dies their spirit lays Cold in the grave.
    This is in contradiction to the Bible.
    I could name many more.
    The whole issue is your Mrs White.
    You believe She was sent by a prophecy in The Bible.
    Nope.
    All contradict the true word of God.

    This scripture I give you in order that you may read for yourself and know what Rev chapter 22 verses 18, 19 say about adding to or taking away the words in the true Bible.

    your friend

  • SWIM81JR says:

    the adventist church is a pseudo-christian cult.
    1. they were antitrinitarian until the 1888 bible conference, and the arian
    and ditheist heresies are still rife within the 7DA church today.
    2. adventists make ellen white more important than christ.
    3. the 7DA view of the sabbath is cultic.
    4. the sanctuary and investigative judgment false doctrines are simply not in the bible at all.
    5. All adventism is based on a falsehood- that Yom KIppur in 1844 was
    Oct. 22. It was in September.
    6. Miller, the founder of Adventism, admitted to “being wrong”
    in later life and disavowed the false woman “prophetess” Ellen White

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