By Matthew Monfore May 9th, 2021 photo above courtesy of Mike Snow at www.mikesnow.org
|Seventh- Day Adventism||Biblical Christianity|
|False Prediction of Christ|
There was a failed prediction that Christ would return in 1843. When he didn’t, it was determined he moved to a 2nd phase of atoning ministry in 1844
|Only God knows the day and the hour of Christ’s return– Mark 13:32|
Jesus is investigating the lives of believers to see who will go to heaven
|There is only 1 judgment in Revelation 20:11-15. God already knows who are His sheep (John10).|
|Sabbath (worship and rest on Saturday) is essential for Christians:||The Sabbath is a “shadow”; not binding on Christians: Colossians 2:13-17; Romans 14;4-6; Galatians 4:9-11|
|Adventists are mixing Old Covenant teachings with New Covenant teachings||Adventists don’t keep all Sabbath laws|
If the Sabbath law was really kept, Adventists would execute those who do not obey it – Exodus 35:2.
There are Sabbath years for land – Leviticus 25
There are to be burnt offerings on the Sabbath – Numbers 28:9-11.
|Adventists believe Sunday worship is the mark of the beast||The Mark of the Beast is actually a number on the forehead and right hand (Revelation 13:16). To claim otherwise is to add to Scripture.|
|“Michael” is a title for Jesus||Michael was unable to rebuke Satan in Jude 9. Jesus can rebuke anyone because He is God, not an angel.|
|Satan is a “scapegoat” for Satan, meaning he has a part in the atoning of sin for believers||Jesus bore the sins of believers in totality – 1 Peter 3:18.|
|Hell is not conscious and eternal, but “annihilation” – meaning people get burned up and no longer suffer||People are conscious and suffer eternally in Hell|
The words “day and night” are used to describe Hell (Rev. 14:11; 20:10). “Eternal” is used of “life” and “punishment” in Matthew 25:46. Who doubts heaven is a place of conscious eternal bliss? Then, why use a different meaning for punishment and Hell?