Seventh-Day Adventist Heresy On Hell

By David J. Stewart | August 2014

Revelation 20:14-15, “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

       I have in front of me a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) brochure titled, “What the Bible Says about HELL FIRE.” Inside the SDA brochure, it contains the subtitle and information below...

Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally:

  1. Hell burns on the face of the earth, then this earth is recreated as the home of the saved.
  2. God is just and fair, He punishes lost sinners in proportion to their evil deeds.
  3. Man is not immortal.
  4. God is love. You or I would not torture our children forever no matter how disobedient they had been. Are we more loving than God?
  5. God says the wages of sin is death, not eternal torture.
  6. God plans to eradicate sin, not immortalize it.
  7. God plans to destroy the wicked and says so many times in the Bible.

SOURCE: “What the Bible Says about HELLFIRE,” subtitle, “Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally”; copyright 2011, by Family Heritage Books.

It is very easy to expose the lies of Seventh-Day Adventism (SDA), simply by studying the Koine Greek language in which the original New Testament was written here on earth. All you need is a good Greek lexicon, available at any Christian bookstore or free online.

Please notice the word “EVERLASTING” in John 3:16...

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The word “everlasting” is the Greek word aiōnios which means “perpetual (also used of past time, or past and future as well: - eternal, for ever, everlasting, world (began).” The word perpetual means “uninterrupted, ceaseless, continuing forever.”

Now take a look at the exact SAME Greek word used in Matthew 24:41 and 46...

Matthew 25:41 and 46, “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels ... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.”

Based upon their errant claims in the preceding brochure, SDA's totally contradict themselves and butcher the Bible by teaching that everlasting is literal is John 3:16 but is not literal in Matthew 25:41,46. What hypocrisy! SDA's accept the everlastingness of everlasting life, but reject the everlastingness of everlasting fire. The same exact Greek word aiōnios is used when speaking of life and fire being EVERLASTING!!! Just as John 3:16 promises EVERLASTING LIFE to those who believe on Christ; so also does Matthew 25:41,46 promise EVERLASTING FIRE and EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT to those who reject Christ.

This simple study of the Greek meaning of the word “everlasting” exposes Seventh-Day Adventists as liars, unscholarly and dangerous false prophets. The Bible warns that “FIRE” and “PUNISHMENT” are perpetual, lasting forever and ever and ever, without end.
 

SDA's Teach Heresy There is No Literal Place of Hell

According to SDA's (see point #1 in the SDA brochure I just shared with you), there is no literal place called “hell.” Instead, SDA's believe that the mention of “fire” in the Bible refers to the future time when God shall renovate the face of the earth with fire...

“Hell burns on the face of the earth, then this earth is recreated as the home of the saved.”
SOURCE: “What the Bible Says about HELLFIRE,” subtitle, “Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally”; copyright 2011, by Family Heritage Books.

Here is what the Bible teaches concerning the future time when God will indeed renovate the face of the earth with fire, and purge all the wickedness from the world. All of Hollywood, art, books, the music industry and the works of mankind will be burnt up...

2nd Peter 3:10-12, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?”

As true born-again Christians (this excludes satanic SDA's), the measurement of our success in life won't be measured by how many people are present when we die; but rather, how many people will be waiting for us when we get to Heaven.

It is important to understand that the term “The Day Of The Lord” prophetically refers to the entire time span from the Great Tribulation (midway through the 7-year Tribulation) until the end of the Millennial reign of Christ, at which time God will renovate the earth. At this time The Great White Throne of Judgment will happen (Revelation 20:11-15).

Many Christians make the foolish mistake of assuming that some SDA's are saved. No Seventh-Day Adventists are saved if they are following the satanic plan of salvation of SDA.
 

SDA's Errantly Teach There is No “Eternal Torment”

Notice in the preceding quote from an SDA brochure that heretical point #5 says...

“God says the wages of sin is death, not eternal torture.”
SOURCE: “What the Bible Says about HELLFIRE,” subtitle, “Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally”; copyright 2011, by Family Heritage Books.

And then they provide Romans 6:23 and Ezekiel 18:4 as references. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” SDA's attempt to use Ezekiel 18:4 to say that the soul dies and is annihilated, that is, unconscious. Ezekiel 18:4, “Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” However, SDA's are conniving false prophets, deceivers and woefully ignorant of the Scriptures. As you will learn in the following two passages of Scripture (which Adventists fail to mention), there is a “SECOND DEATH” ...

Revelation 20:6, “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

Revelation 21:8, “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

As you just read, the holy Bible plainly teaches that there is a literal place of suffering that burns with “FIRE AND BRIMSTONE” (sulfur), which is the “SECOND DEATH.” This is Hell. Again, the same Greek meaning of the word everlasting applies to both eternal life as well as punishment in fire.

The SDA brochure that we've been analyzing asks the reader, “How long does hellfire burn?” and then answers the question by stating, “Until the wicked are consumed.” SDA's teach that the second death means annihilation, i.e., ceasing to exist, no longer conscious. In sharp contrast, the Word of God warns the reader that “THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED” ...

Mark 9:44, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
Mark 9:46, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
Mark 9:48, “Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”

If SDA's are correct, then you have nothing to lose. You'll just burn up. So you might as well party hardy, fornicate with all the sex partners you want, commit adultery, get drunk on alcohol, get high on drugs, steal and lie, who cares... you'll just be consumed and cease to exist for your crimes against God and humanity. Adolf Hitler won't be punished for all eternity, he'll just burn up and cease to exist if SDA's are correct. What a fraudulent religion!
 

SDA's Foolishly Use Human Reasoning To Deny Eternal Torture in Hell

Notice again with me if you will, in heretical point #4 of the SDA brochure that is says...

“God is love. You or I would not torture our children forever no matter how disobedient they had been. Are we more loving than God?”

SOURCE: “What the Bible Says about HELLFIRE,” subtitle, “Seven reasons why hell won't burn eternally”; copyright 2011, by Family Heritage Books.

That is a very foolish and dangerous thing to do, that is, defining God with human understanding. Isaiah 55:8-9 teach that God's thoughts and ways are farther above man's thoughts and ways as the stars (heavens) are above the earth. The reason why SDA's attempt to recreate God in their own image, instead of accepting that we are created in God's image, is because THEY ARE NOT SAVED. False prophets do not serve with unconditional love, nor can they, because they do NOT have the Holy Spirit indwelling them. Only a true child of God, who has God's Spirit living in them, can transfer God's unconditional love to others.

False prophets always have human reasons and motivation for what they do. SDA's, like the demonic cult of Jehovah's Witnesses, rely upon human reasoning to form their doctrines. In sharp contrast, Jesus said that He would send the Spirit of truth when He ascended into Heaven, to teach us. John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” Many false religions are started by someone who attempts to understand the holy Bible without the presence of the Author (God).

Only a born-again Christian, who has received Christ's payment on the cross as full-payment for their sins, can understand the holy Bible. If Christ had not been virgin born, lived a sinless life, raised-up from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and sprinkled His liquid blood upon the heavenly Mercy Seat, then Christ's sacrifice upon the cross would have been invalid and worthless.

SDA's use human reasoning to figure out God. In the brochure they logic that if an earthly parent wouldn't punish their child forever and ever, then neither would God. Well, first of all, no child of God ever went to Hell nor ever will go to Hell. God's children don't burn; the unsaved who deliberately reject Jesus as their Savior burn. SDA's ask in the brochure, “Are we more loving than God?” If we wouldn't punish one of our children for all eternity, then would God be less merciful? That is how SDA's logic. It is wickedness to think that way, because we are lowering God to our sinful, finite, flawed human thinking.

The truth is that we are not as righteous as God, so we cannot understand why God would put someone into the Lake of Fire forever. What kind of God would put someone into Hell? A holy, righteous and good God! A good God punishes evil. We cannot grasp the reality of eternal damnation in a Lake of Fire because we are not as righteous as God. No one ever goes to Hell who doesn't deserve and choose to go there.
 

Spiritual Death Verses Second Death

Please notice that spiritual death is not the same as the second death. Every human being is born spiritually dead. When Adam sinned, the Bible says in Romans 5:12 that sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men. Romans 5:12, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” You were born spiritually dead, without God. We are all sinners by birth, and sinners by choice. This is why we all need to be born again, or born anew of the Spirit of God from above (John 3:5-7; 1st Peter 1:23). No one can enter into God's Kingdom who doesn't get born again (John 3:5; 1:12-14).

The first death is separation of your soul and spirit from your body (Ecclesiastes 12:7). The second death is separation of your body, soul and spirit from God for all eternity (2nd Thessalonians 1:8-9). Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

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