Deadly Seventh-day Adventism Teaches Another Gospel

By David J. Stewart | October 2015

2nd Corinthians 11:3-4, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.”

       As an American, I am often ashamed of my nation in the eyes of the world. Many of our top politicians lie their way into office, lie their way through office, and lie when they leave office. American businesses are some of the most dishonest and shady in the world—using vibrant colors, pleasant music, big smiles and captivating advertisements to lure customers; but then negate it all with thuggish black and white fine print buried in a tiny barely noticeable disclaimer. Read the fine print of the average insurance policy and you'll be shocked what the insurer won't pay for. U.S. lawyers, prosecutors and judges are notoriously corrupt. Our entire U.S. government is a massive Masonic hoax, perpetrating the illusion of freedom as they enslave us!

Likewise, one of the biggest deceptions today is the religious sect of Seventh-day Adventism (SDA). Just as politicians often lie right to our faces, breaking their promises and dealing deceitfully; so also do SDA's employ double-talk in their literature. Satan is a beautiful liar. The best place to hide a LIE is between two TRUTHS!

Recently I ran across an issue of “Signs Of The Times,” a popular Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) magazine. On the front cover, and also on all 15 pages of the magazine, are printed the words, “TRUTH MATTERS,” which is very disturbing (because SDA's don't speak the truth, as I will show you). I do not question the sincerity of SDA's. No doubt most of SDA's members are sincere, being blinded by Satan (2nd Corinthians 4:3-4). I am not trying to be unkind by exposing SDA's; but rather, I am contending for the Biblical Christian faith, which SDA's deviate from significantly. What makes Seventh-day Adventism so dangerous is that they align themselves so closely with Christianity on the surface, but a learned believer who “rightly divides the word of truth” will be able to discern SDA's doctrines of devils.

First, here is a quote from page 6 of “Signs Of The Times” (I don't see an issue number, but the magazine title reads, “Who are the Adventist?”). The following quote sounds great and gives the unlearned person the false impression that SDA's are Christians...

Salvation by grace

The most important doctrine that Seventh-day Adventists share with other denominations is salvation by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ. This means that our obedience to God's laws contributes nothing to our salvation; we do not merit salvation because of anything we do. We are saved exclusively on the basis of our faith in Christ's death on the cross for our sins. This doctrine of the Christian church is clearly taught in the New Testament. For example, Paul said, "We maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law" (Romans 8:28). And in another place, he said, "It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, . . . not by works" (Ephesians 2:8 ,9).

SOURCE: Who are the Adventists?, “Truth Matters: Signs Of The Times” magazine, page 6.

The preceding quote sounds good, but it's not in agreement with the writings of Ellen G. White, whom SDA's all but worship. SDA's DON'T teach salvation by grace!!! In sharp contrast to the preceding quote, in the following quote from Miss White's book, “Steps To Christ,” she teaches Lordship Salvation (which is a works-based false plan of salvation)...

“That so-called faith in Christ which professes to release men from the obligation of obedience to God, is not faith, but presumption. 'By grace are ye saved through faith.' But 'faith, if it hath not works, is dead.'”

SOURCE: Ellen G. White, Steps To Christ, p. 61.

So “faith” according to Ellen White is not simply trusting upon the Gospel to be saved. In addition, Miss White teaches that faith encompasses all of the obligations of living the Christian life. Starting to get the picture? Satan's greatest weapon is to con people into living the Christian life without ever being born-again!!!

Ellen White is employing the typical double-talk we often see from false teachers. In one place in her book she teaches that salvation is by God's grace through faith alone, without works; but then she teaches in another place (as I just quoted to you) that faith without works is not genuine faith. That is a corrupt plan of salvation, which superficially professes the simplicity that is in Christ by faith alone, but then perverts the Gospel by requiring discipleship in order to be saved.

Prolific author and 33rd degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall (1901-1990), makes the brilliant truthful statement:

“The half-truth is the most dangerous form of lie, because it can be defended in part by incontestable logic.”

SOURCE: “The Secret Destiny Of America,” page 195, by Manly P. Hall, a 33rd degree Freemason; 1944; ISBN: 0-89314-388-X; publisher: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc, Los Angeles, California.

Don't miss that! This concept is so important to understand when exposing the religious cults! This is exactly what Ellen White and SDA's are guilty of, that is, fabricating and propagating half-truths! By sheltering lies behind truth, it makes it very difficult to spiritually discern their doctrinal errors. When a naive person reads the first quote I gave you earlier, they are duped into concluding that SDA's must be Christians. I'm frustrated that some born-again Christians have been deceived to believe that Seventh-day Adventists are saved, because THEY ARE NOT!!! When you delve deeper into the SDA religion, understanding the dangers of the half-truth, it becomes obvious that something is very wrong with their dogmas (teachings)!!!

Beware Of Religious Nuts Like Ellen White Who Claim To See Visions From God

You need to understand that SDA's attribute “VISIONS” to Ellen G. White, which they believe qualify her as some sort of spiritual tour guide from God. Here's a quote from the same issue of “Signs Of The Times,” page 11:

“While studying and praying with friends in Portland, Ellen went into a vision. God showed her that the Advent believers were on a difficult and sometimes discouraging path, but one that, if followed faithfully, would take them to the kingdom of Heaven. That was followed shortly by another vision, in which she was asked to tell others what God was telling her.”

SOURCE: Who are the Adventists?, “Truth Matters: Signs Of The Times” magazine, page 11.

Here's another quote from the same issue of “Signs Of The Times,” page 15:

“Seventh-day Adventists believe that God worked through her [Ellen White] in a singular way to clarify and emphasize the Bible's message about Jesus' return.”

SOURCE: Who are the Adventists?, “Truth Matters: Signs Of The Times” magazine, page 15.

SDA's violate the Holy Scriptures by recognizing their alleged prophetess, Ellen G. White, as a “VOICE” from God. The Bible plainly tells us that God only speaks to us through JESUS CHRIST. Hebrews 1:1-2, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” Jesus is the Living Word, and the Bible is the Written Word (John 1:1-3,14; Revelation 19:13). Jesus is not here physically today; but rather, He ascended into Heaven and is seated on the right-hand of the Father (Colossians 3:1-2; Romans 8:34), and Christ's Holy Spirit indwells every believer (Romans 8:9). Hence, God speaks to us solely through the inspired Words of God in the Holy Bible, which in English is the trustworthy King James Bible!!! God does NOT speak today through visions or dreams!!!

2nd Peter 1:20, “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.” Ellen White's claim of private visions from God is of the Devil!!! SDA is creepy! Beware of any religious person who claims to see visions, or follows a religion whose leaders and founders have claimed to see visions. In my book, only nuts see visions! Ellen White was a nutcase! SDA's put forth a false sense of humility, claiming that even Ellen didn't want her writings to be compared with God's Word; and yet, SDA's entire whacko prophetic heresy concerning the meaningless year 1844 is solely based upon the satanic writings of Ellen White. To learn more about SDA's and 1844, please read my article: Things You Need To Know About The Cult Of Seventh-day Adventism.

Kindly, Ellen White was an unsaved fruitcake who claimed to have experienced private visions. This clever hoax is still deceiving 16,000,000 Seventh-day Adventists worldwide in 2015. SDA is a satanic cult, which needs to be exposed for what it is, straight from the pits of Hell.

John 8:45 “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” —Jesus Christ

Seventh-day Adventists deny the reality and existence of a literal burning Hell. Instead, like Jehovah's Witnesses teach, SDA's believe in annihilation for the wicked. This is totally unbiblical. You need to know about the SDA heresy on Hell. Clearly, SDA is very different than Biblical Christianity. Never follow any religious leader who isn't following the plain Word of God. When anyone starts talking about “visions,” it's time to leave. Ask them what they've been smoking?

You need to understand that when SDA's speak about salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone, they have a different meaning of the word “FAITH” than the Bible does. As I showed you early in a quote from Ellen White, she considers “FAITH” as being all-inclusive of a life of obedience to Christ, which would definitely include consecration, surrendering one's will and discipleship. Come to think of it, that's exactly what Dr. John MacArthur, John Calvin, Paul Washer, Ray Comfort and other heretics are teaching today.

The truth, Biblically, is that eternal life is a free gift, free to be received without obligation or strings attached. But then, when a person gets saved (born-again), there is a second decision that God wants us to make, but it is not required nor will it have any effect on God's gift of salvation to us. That second decision is DISCIPLESHIP! The first decision was SALVATION. Don't confuse or mix these two or you will have a false plan of salvation, which is merely religion without the new birth by the Holy Spirit of God.

Just like Roman Catholics who professes to believe the Gospel, while adding the Seven Sacraments to be saved; so also do Seventh-day Adventists add obedience to the things of Christ to be saved. These are BOTH false plans of salvation.

Please keep in mind that occultist Alice Bailey (considered by many to be the mother of the modern New Age Movement), in her book titled “The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy,” mentions the word “Christ” 666 times. This is because Miss Bailey's “Christ” is the soon coming Antichrist!!! So when SDA's speak of Christ, without mentioning His death on the cross for our sins, His burial, and His bodily resurrection three days later, you might want to ask which “Christ” they are talking about.

Despite some attempt to downplay the occult involvement of SDA founders, the truth is plainly evident. Ellen and James White have Masonic tombs upon their graves. Research and you will find, that Freemasonry did have a big influence of SDA.

SDA's Teach Lordship Salvation, Which Is Another Gospel

If you'll search online amongst SDA websites for “How To Be Saved,” you'll get Lordship Salvation basically. Here's an SDA official website, where they invite the reader to receive the free gift of eternal life, but then add a stipulation that works are necessary to be saved. Notice carefully that the SDA author of the following article speaks of God saving a person in future terms. This is because SDA's believe Christ entered into the heavenly Holy Place in 1844 to begin his work of “Investigative Judgment” ( a bizarre heresy exclusive to SDA). No other religious group teaches this bizarre doctrine, which is a big warning flag also.

Here's what SDA's teach concerning salvation...

Nor do we have the right to say for sure whom God will save. Given the kinds of people Jesus brushed shoulders with (thieves, the demon-possessed and prostitutes), it's a safe bet that there will be people in heaven that you and I wouldn't have selected to go there. ... God does want us to be good. Determinedly wicked people aren't trusting in Jesus, or they wouldn't do the things they do.

SOURCE: Seventh-day Adventist Church: How To Know You're Saved

The preceding statement is a lie. To say that people who intentionally commit wickedness are not saved is unbiblical. Noah deliberately got drunk. Samson deliberately went with harlots. David deliberately commit adultery with Bath-Sheba and murdered her husband. Jonah deliberately ran from God's will. Ananias and Sapphira deliberately lied and stole from God. Demas forsook Paul in the ministry, loving this present world. Peter deliberately took his clothes off, denied knowing Christ and quit the ministry, et cetera. The Bible is filled with shameful believers who did horrible things as Christians. All Christians sin.

The problem is that when you require a change of life as validation, confirmation or legitimization of one's faith in Christ, you've changed the plan of salvation. How can eternal life truly be a “free gift” (Romans 5:15; 6:23) if your behavior must change as part of being saved? It cannot! On the same website as the previous quote, SDA's teach that salvation can be lost, and that to remain saved, a person must continually choose to “STAY CLOSE TO GOD” ...

People can “fall away” from God through choice, pressure, carelessness or inattention. Though God draws us to Himself and will do everything He can to keep us close to Him, He won't force us to stay. But those who do stay close to God live happier, more confident lives than those who don't.

SOURCE: Seventh-day Adventist Church: How To Know You're Saved

Notice the heresy in the preceding quote. SDA's teach that those who stay closer to God can live more confident lives than those who don't. Clearly, SDA's do not view salvation as a new birth that cannot be reversed. Rather, their heresy on Investigative Judgment teaches that since 1844, Christ is in the heavenly Holy Place deciding who is “worthy” or not to enter into Heaven. So if you stay close to God throughout your life, you have much better odds of being found worthy than if you don't stay close to God. Ladies and gentleman, this is an entirely satanic false plan of salvation that cannot produce the new birth by the Holy Spirit of God. John 1:12-13, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” —Apostle Paul

Biblically, you must be born-again to be saved. Notice that the SDA website titled, “How To Be Saved,” never mentions the Gospel. What is the Gospel? The Bible tells us:

1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”

There you have it... Christ DIED on the cross for our sins, He was BURIED and He RESURRECTED the third day. If you see yourself as a guilty sinner in God's holy eyes (Romans 3:19), and believe the Gospel (Mark 1:15), you will be immediately and forever saved (Romans 10:13).

Clearly, the Bible teaches something very different than what SDA's teach. You don't get to Heaven by receiving God's free gift and then staying close to God in holy living, increasing your odds that God will save you. That's the same theological garbage that Billy Graham, John MacArthur, Paul Washer and other heretics are teaching, infiltrating and defiling evangelical churches. The Bible teaches that we are saved by God's righteousness, not our own (Romans 10:3-4). Philippians 3:9, “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.” In theological language, and mentioned in Romans 4:5-6 of the precious King James Bible, it is called IMPUTATION. We are saved by the imputed righteousness of God by faith in Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 5:21), because we have no righteousness of our own to offer God (Isaiah 64:6).

Hence, once you are saved, you can NEVER lose your salvation. When you hear someone saying that they “used to be a Christian,” what they are really saying is that they once ascribed to the philosophy of Christianity or joined a Christian organization, but they were never truly BORN-AGAIN!!! Christianity began as a new birth by faith in Christ Jesus. When it went to Greece, Christianity became a philosophy. When it went to Rome, it became an organization. When it spread throughout Europe, it became a culture. And when it came to America, Christianity became a business!

Seventh-day Adventism Is NOT Compatible With New Testament Biblical Christianity

My friend, Seventh-day Adventism may look, smell and taste like Christianity, but it is a worm-filled apple, rotten to the core. The exclusive doctrine of Investigative Judgment, which teaches that Christ entered into the heavenly Holy Place in the year 1844 is bizarre, completely foreign to Biblical Christianity. Of course, as you can imagine, SDA's reject all other religions, claiming that only they are the full remaining faithful. SDA's worship on Saturday, their self-made Sabbath. They're businesses are often open on Sundays, totally disregarding the Lord's Day on Sunday as being part of the world's antichrist system. Baptist pastors are viewed as being antichrists by SDA's. They won't tell you any of this upfront.

As I have briefly shared with you, SDA's have a completely different, far out, bizarre, strange, belief system. The Bible calls this “strange doctrines.” Hebrews 13:9, “Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.” Doctrinally, we ought to stick to the fundamentals of the Christian faith. The SDA doctrine of Investigative Judgment is certainly a STRANGE DOCTRINE. There is absolutely no way to reconcile Seventh-day Adventism with Biblical Christianity. They are diametrically opposed to each other. Also, there are strong occult connections between Ellen G. White and Freemasonry, as is true of most mainstream religious cults. SDA is a part of the Devil's New World Order deception. Satan's purpose is to BLIND people, so that they will rest at ease in a false security, and go straight to Hell when they die, when they thought they were going to Heaven. This is why Jesus said in Luke 13:23-34, “Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”

Please understand that Seventh-day Adventism is a business, an organized religion, not Biblical Christianity. Satan is a master con-artist, a deceiver, whom the Bible warns appears as an angel of light (2nd Corinthians 11:13-15). Literally, the Devil and his sinister ministers are actors, pretending to be of God, but they are satanic. We are all in a spiritual war. SDA does its best to appear as a Christian organization, but it is a woeful deception of the Devil.

Eternal life is a free gift (Romans 5:15; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10). A gift need only be received. To genuinely be a free gift—salvation cannot require anybody to clean up their act, turn over a new leaf, commit their life to God, surrender their will to follow Christ, confess Christ publicly, join a church, forsake the world, cease from sinful bad habits, get water baptized, keep the Sabbath, nor do good works—for all these are HUMAN EFFORT!!! It is tragic how Satan has blurred the lines of theological doctrine between the churches and the satanic cults. Consequently, many of our once evangelical churches have succumbed to satanic error are are no longer New Testament churches, because they are teaching a false plan of salvation. Lordship Salvation is NOT salvation!!!

Heresy is creeping into the churches by the hour. The “simplicity that is in Christ” is that a person who realizes that they are a sinner can be saved by simply BELIEVING the Gospel. END

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