Seventh Day Adventist was founded by William Miller, a false prophet who predicted Jesus would return in either 1843 or 1844. When Miller’s prediction of Christ second coming failed to come to pass, the Millerites disbanded in dismay. Miller’s followers claimed to have visions to account for the failed prophecy. (Instead of coming to earth, Jesus had entered the heavenly temple thus, Miller was right, after all they said except his prophecy have a spiritual fulfilment instead of a physical one). This is heretical doctrine.
One of the seers who covered for Miller was 17year old Ellen G. Harmon who married James White in 1846 an Adventist preacher. Seventh Day Adventist still consider Ellen G White to be a prophetess of God, even though many of her prophecies failed to come true. They became convinced that Jewish sabbath should be keep by all Christians.
Seventh Day Adventist believe that worship services should be conducted on the Seventh Day, the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday) must be kept by all Christians.
The Sabbath was given as a sign to Israel, nowhere is it given as a sign to the church. Thousands of years ago after the Commandment was given, we can still see the sign that separates Israel from the world, they continue to keep the Sabbath holy.
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.
Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed Exodus 31:13-17 KJV
Jesus did keep the Sabbath (Luke 4:16). He had to keep the whole Law (613 precepts) to be the perfect sacrifice to fulfil the Law. The Bible makes it clear that the Law has been satisfied in Christ. The reason Paul went to the synagogue each Sabbath wasn’t to keep the Law, that would have been contrary to everything he taught about being saved by grace alone (Ephesians 2:8,9). It was so he could preach the gospel to the Jews as evident in the book of Acts.
Paul reasoned 3 Sabbaths with the scriptures explaining and demonstrating that Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead and that Jesus whom I preach unto you is Christ.
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ Acts 17:2,3 KJV
And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks Acts 18:4 KJV
Paul loved his people and had a burning passion to reach them with the gospel. He therefore went to synagogue to reason with the Jews about Jesus being the Christ.
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved Romans 10:1 KJV
The apostles came together on the first day of the week to break bread which is Sunday. The collection was taken on the first day of the week.
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight Acts 20:7 KJV
Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come
1 Corinthians 16:2 KJV
There’s isn’t even one command in the entire New Testament for Christians to keep the Sabbath holy. In fact, we are told not to let others judge us regarding Sabbath.
Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Colossians 2:16 KJV
Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: Acts 15:24 KJV
Seventh Day Adventist believe in the soul sleep upon death. Hell is replaced with total annihilation. (The Great Controversy pages 477,478)
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt Daniel 12:2 KJV
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal Matthew 25:46 KJV
They believe their members should be vegetarians. (Ellen G White, page 17)
Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth 1 Timothy 4:3-5 KJV
Ellen White just could not accept the fact that Christ did not return in 1843 or 1844 rather than admitting she was in error Ellen Hermon White claimed that God was the one who had made mistake. (Early Writing page 74). Ellen’s controversial vision forced the readjustment of many Adventist dates and doctrines. The pioneers did not believe or teach the doctrine of Trinity, they rejected it as Biblically unsound. A church that started not believing that Jesus is God. They do not believe in hell. Hell was replaced with total annihilation.
As born-again Bible believing Christians, we have great liberty in what we eat, what we drink, what day or days we esteem (Romans 14:5). We have no right to tell any Christians what he should eat, drink, wear, what music he should listen to or what day he should esteem that’s between him and God. We should never tell him that he must keep the Law, something the disciple said,
Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?Acts 15:10 KJV
The Law is used to show sinners their condition that they need the Saviour Jesus Christ, who has already paid the price for sins at the cross of Calvary and fulfilled the Law in doing so.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith Galatians 3:24 KJV
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin Romans 3:19,20 KJV
Seventh Day Adventist are legalistic organization (Old Testament) still living under the Law and expect their members to do so.
Instead of debating about which day is the Sabbath, God’s word says clearly Jesus Christ is our Sabbath rest Hebrews 4:1-11.
People’s salvation is more important, we should be active doing what Jesus came to do Luke 19:10.
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost
Luke 19:10 KJV
Inspire faith in the hearts of the lost and unbelieving as Jesus said:
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:3 KJV
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
John 3:7 KJV
Blessings in Christ
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