Happy Sabbath to those who relish a happy Sabbath. To those who do not, may the Lord bless you richly and lead you into ALL truth. To the OP, my challenge still stands. Come out behind your AC and stand on what you DO believe and who your stance is with. You make some good statements. You also make some seemingly deliberate incorrect statements that are obviously wrong. For example, we SDA's DO believe in a hellfire. We just don't believe in an EVERLASTING hellfire. That doctrine was hatched in the bowels of Jesuit theology by Vatican direction. The Bible CLEARLY states that there is a lake of fire. Its EFFECTS are everlasting--and INCLUDES both death and HELL itself. The concept of everlasting punishment is a creation of Satan, himself, because it is what HE would do if he could ever get the ascendency over Jehovah. It is a HORRIBLE idea and paints the most horrendous picture of God possible. Quoting: Zerubbabel
It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord works. He will even use our enemies to lead others to truth. How amazing is that. In spite of the disinformation on this thread, it has led those who are seeking to know the truth to checking it out for themselves and finding that that it is not what is portrayed by those who are offended by SDA teachings. I don't know about others, but I DO know that if someone is putting down someone or something else for other than what THEY believe, I have to check it out for myself and make my own decision about it. If my faith is so weak that I cannot study for myself to discern the truth, then I have no faith at all. I've studied all the religions and read all of their religious writings--even those who would qualify for a "Satanic label".
God's people are in ALL walks of life--including athiests and agnostics. No one is excluded from God's grace, and not one of us can see the heart like our Father does. God forbid that we should ever try to usurp His loving ways and replace them with our finite and fallible understanding. He is not willing that even one person perish. How could I believe otherwise. I am the chiefest of sinners. I DESERVE TO DIE. But HE has placed HIS robe of righteousness upon me and called me son. HE has led me to the fountain of living waters and restored my soul. I dp not keep Sabbath because of what the SDA church teaches or even what the Bible teaches. I keep it because of who is IN IT--the Lord of creation. I "keep" it in the same way that we are to "keep the feet of the Saints". There are many things that we are to "keep". All of them are for our own admonition. All of them benefit us and others by HIM blessing us with it. The Sabbath, to us, is a breath of fresh air in a totally polluted environment. It is an acknowledgement by us that HE is Lord of our lives--as alien as the experience was to worship on a Saturday--and it WAS very alien to me....until the Lord spoke. I have never looked back since and I will gladly stand with my brethren to boldly proclaim it until we see our Savior coming in the clouds of Heaven. Though HE slay me, yet will I trust in Him.
I'm a sinner saved by the blood of Christ preaching Jesus Christ and him
crucified, and reproving evil as I'm called to do (Eph. 5:11-13).
The wicked always front their hatred for God, the Word (John 1:1), onto those
who preach God.
Attacking me personally will not change what the Word has to say about the
satanic sda cult and its heretical teachings.
The cult heresy in sda teachings is evident by statements their representatives
make such as "WE believe" and "WE don't believe," which inherently professes
an individual interpretation of God's Word (2 Pet. 1:20). All that matters is
what God says.But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness,
but is in danger of eternal damnation. (Mark 3:29)
"eternal damnation," not peace, not rest, not nothingness...ETERNAL DAMNATION
the sda cult cannot handle a true gospel and believe the wrath of a Holy God
to be, in your words, "horrible" and "horrendous"
Behold the wrath of Yaweh God on earth:Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they
shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their
women with child shall be ripped up. (Hos. 13:16)
Preach God's truth, not what you'd like to believe:And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the
kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. (Mark 9:47-48)