posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 02:50 PM
Originally posted by adjensen
Seventh Day Adventists rose out of an end times cult in the 1800s, and believe that salvation rests on works, and works alone -- if you don't keep
the Jewish Sabbath, you're going to hell -- so they're all a bit daffy, though they're still technically Christians (unlike the Mormons or
Jehovah's Witnesses, which were also formed in about the same timeframe.)
Seventh Day Adventists broke away from God's true church towards the end of the church era of Sardis (1580's-1920's), as you stated; during the
1800's in America.
They incorrectly place all value on "works" but that beleif stems from the truth that works reflect thoughts which reflect faith. If you believe
God (faith) then your works (actions) will reflect that life in you. You are saved by faith as all christians understand, but faith without works
(actions revealing God in you) is death (hell).
There is no hell in the sense christianity has created. In this age the punishment for sin is death (over 50x in scripture), not hell; this is one of
the doctrines that led SDA away from God's true church during Sardis.
As for the Sabbath created by God for all mankind (not just the jews) it IS the sign of God during the final day of the Lord we are living in now.
"Speak also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths you shall keep: for it is a sign (same word as 'seal' in Revelation)
between me and you throughout your generations (forever); that you may know that I am the LORD that does sanctify you (set you apart for holy use and
"When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And
out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the
earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal (same as word sign in Exodus)
of God on their foreheads
All are marked either with a seal from God indicating acceptance of God's laws over your life; or you are marked with a seal from mankind (666 =
number of man) indicating your unwillingness to accept God's laws over your life.
The law which serves as THE MARK is revealed by God in scripture as the 7th day Sabbath. But it has nothing to do with the fictional hell, it has
everything to do with the sign/seal/mark you bare based on your free will to choose God's way or My way in this age.