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Why the Opposition to Seventh Day Adventism?







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I am truly fascinated by your perspective to Bible questions. Since I came across your website last month, I have learned much from the materials therein.
However, why do people classify Seventh Day Adventist a cult group? I was an Anglican but joined the SDA in 2017 because of their belief; some of which are Christ second coming, state of the dead, salvation being a gift, the 7th day sabbath among others.
Please enlighten me further. Regards.


UK Apologetics Reply:

I can only direct you to real biblical Chtistian teaching which, alas, I'm afraid that the SDA group have never upheld although I am pretty sure that this is not what you hope to hear from me at present. Apologies but I must preach what I believe. The untarnished truth is that Seventh Day Adventism has always has been considered a cult, or sect for very good reasons. I am sorry about this, but this is the truth of the matter. The founder Ellen G. White took the Bible teachings and, quite frankly, perverted them. There are numerous references you can obtain on this; it's not just my opinion.

You have probably found the SDA movement more exciting and enthralling than the average Anglican church - this is undoubtedly true, but that does not make its teachings right. Don't confuse the friendliness towards new and prospective members (which many groups manifest), with real biblical Christianity.

Here are some articles which might prove helpful to you:
AN APPEAL TO SEVENTH DAY SABBATH BELIEVERS
THE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
(a group of articles)
THE MOVE AWAY FROM LEGALISM
WHY WORSHIP ON A SUNDAY?

Please read these articles carefully. You sound a bit like me when I discovered Armstrongism many, many years ago; the people were decent and sincere and passionate about what they believed; it took me quite a few years to discover that they might have been nice, welcoming people, but they were just plain wrong in many very major Bible areas - don't make the same mistake!

Robin A. Brace. October 5th, 2019.

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