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There is much negative information on the internet on this subject making it very difficult to earnestly study it and where the belief that the Archangel Michael is Jesus Christ originated. The Jehovah's Witnesses surely inherrited it from Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the movement that led to the formulation of the Jehovah's Witnesses. He equates ...


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The Seventh Day Adventist view The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel? The primary arguments involved are: There are appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of “Angel of the LORD”, “Angel of His Presence” and “Angel of the Covenant”. The meaning of angel has a wide range of interpretations (it ...


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I am a Seventh Day Adventist. I was a Catholic for 55 years, and converted 10 years ago. I would like to respond to your question here. Sunday Worship as the mark of the beast. Ellen White specifically said that it is not now the mark of the beast. Some time in the future, laws will come into place requiring Sunday worship. (With the strength of Evangelical ...


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The explanations by Jehovah's Witnesses (such as this one) has been linked in other answers but I wanted to provide below summary of the 3 points that I feel together provide the clearest evidence on this. The term "archangel" (which means "chief angel" or "principal angel") occurs in the Bible only in the singular. The term "archangel" is only used in ...


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We Seventh Day Adventists distinguish between three different kinds of laws in the Bible: Moral laws. Ceremonial laws. We also believe that there were laws in the OT specific to Israel as a nation. Something like their "civil code". (Strictly speaking, there are also a few descriptions of other nations' laws in some books, like Persian laws in Daniel, or ...


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This idea primarily comes from the teachings of Ellen G. White, whom the Seventh-day Adventists consider a modern-day prophet. Early Writings, p 65: The pope has changed the day of rest from the seventh to the first day. He has thought to change the very commandment that was given to cause man to remember his Creator. He has thought to change the greatest ...


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Seventh Day Adventists do not view Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭5‬ to be about the 4th commandment. We do not believe that the ten commandments (God's moral laws) were abolished at the cross. The law of love would cause Christians to want to keep God's moral laws through grace (i.e. not murder, not commit adultery), it does not free them to then freely murder. The same ...


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I went to this official, accredited SDA web-site for this information, where SDA officials respond to more difficult questions about their founder, Mrs. Ellen G. White, that are not generally tackled in other official web-sites. https://whiteestate.org/legacy/issues-faq-unus-html/#unusual-section-d2 There was a question, “Jerusalem Never to be Rebuilt?” that ...


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Good question. Similarly, an earlier verse seems diminish the importance of the Seventh Day Adventists' distinctive belief in vegetarianism. For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables. ...those who don’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for ...


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The Biblical predictions refers to the predictions found in Revelation of the reunification of Church and State, specifically in America, in the last days. Below is what is believed by most Seventh Day Adventists: In Rev 12:13-16, we see that God's church (the women) was a persecuted church throughout history. She existed through a time where there was no ...


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Wikipedia has decent information on this topic. First, the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses on this subject: Watch Tower publications teach that hell (hades or sheol) is not a place of fiery torment, but rather the "common grave of mankind", a place of unconscious non-existence. Gehenna, the Bible word commonly translated "hellfire", is said to describe a ...


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Biblical basis that Michael is another name for Jesus are numerous. The belief that one of Jesus' many names is Michael by itself does not mean the rejection of Jesus' divinity or the Trinity. Michael is referred to as "the great prince" (Dan 12:1), Gabriel told Daniel "except Michael your prince" (Dan 10:21). Angels are rarely referred to as princes, ...


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The commentators that Calvin refers to include Philip Melanchthon (1497–1560). He writes in his commentary on Daniel 10: The prince, Michael, whom here and below is called the prince of the people of God, was present wth the good angel. I understand him to be the very Son of God, the Logos, as he is named by John. This view was also shared by Andrew ...


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According to SDA theology, 457 B.C. is the beginning of the 70 weeks prophecy. The prophecy of Daniel 9:25 was fulfilled in 457 B.C. when Artaxerxes authorized Ezra through a royal decree to go to Jerusalem accompanied by a group of exiles to restore and rebuild the city. The document below presents historical evidence to support the validity of 457 B.C. ...


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Do Seventh Day adventists believe that people who go to church on Sunday will go to hell? No we do not, we believe only those who are unfaithful to God will be not be in heaven. The Bible is clear that God has His people in many denominations. In Revelation 18:4, a voice is heard in heaven saying: "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins,...


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I'm not of the SDA church, but because you ask about SDA opinion specifically. I can tell you adventists cite Mt. 9:3 || Lk. 5:21 to demonstrate that the Catholic Church's claims to forgive sins constitutes "blasphemy": Jesus. . said to the paralytic, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’ Then some of the scribes said to themselves, ‘This man is ...


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I'll first direct you to a decent summary of SDA differences from typical (i.e. common) protestants: What are the main differences between 7th Day Adventists and Catholic/Protestant churches? Now let's examine a few definitions of orthodox. orthodox adjective   or·​tho·​dox | \ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäks \     Definition of ...


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"That entire portion of the end of Colossians 2 talks about the danger of legalism and seems to discourage keeping things such as the Sabbath" Actually, it doesn't talk about that. In fact it has quite the opposite meaning. I once used Colossians as an example of exegesis: https://rbutterworth.nfshost.com/Management/examples/exegesis If you aren't ...


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Seventh-day Adventists rely on the Bible heavily. So if asked what is our understanding and use of the gifts of the Spirit, then a verse such as 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 sums it well. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11: But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the ...


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First, about the dietary guidelines: they are based on Genesis, not Leviticus; in other words, they don't stop at Moses, but rather go all the way back to Eden. Adventists don't follow any of the Levitical laws as such (though there is a small group that believes we should). We sometimes refer to portions of Leviticus because the founders of the ...


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Seventh Day Adventists's do not base their teachings on health on OT laws. They do, however, generally follow the concept of clean and unclean meat found in Leviticus, if they are Omnivores. Those who follow the health guidelines are Vegetarians, this comes from the original creation diet and also the diet of Daniel. This is also endorsed be Ellen White, ...


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Unlike Seventh Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe there is no place of eternal torment. Like Seventh Day Adventists they believe that the dead are unconscious and know nothing (soul sleep). They both believe in a final and everlasting destruction of the wicked (soul annihilation). Jehovah’s Witnesses quote 1 John 4:8 which says, “God is love” and ...


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The Sanctuary If one wants to point to a specific doctrine which lays at the root of Seventh Day Adventism and which also makes us different to other denominations, it would not be the Sabbath, the State of the Dead, the Spirit of Prophecy, Jesus second coming or our understanding of the personality of the Father and the Son, but it would be the Sanctuary ...


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Actually, the idea that Jesus is Michael could be traced way further into the past than the 16th century, all the way to the 2nd century, only that instead of Jesus being equal to Michael, he is equated to Gabriel in the Epistula Apostolorum, an early apocryphal work that is part of the Ethiopian canon: 14 For ye know that the angel Gabriel brought the ...


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Seventh Day Adventism is what is known as a restorationist movement. This term is a references to their belief that something fundamental was corrupted or lost in Christianity and that their beliefs have unique insight to restore what was lost to the way it was supposed to me. In the case of this question, they belief that the vast majority of Christianity ...


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So for a start, Seventh-Day Adventist do not believe in an eternally burning hell. Rather, the wicked are destroyed by fire. But that seems to be the teacher's misrepresentation of the denomination in general. In regards to your primary question, do Seventh-Day Adventist believe that non-Sabbath keeping Christians will be condemned? My answer, Not-yet. ...


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Great Question, It seems on the surface level that this is obviously talking against keeping the Sabbath holy. However, there are some key aspects of this verse that need to be considered. The list of things not to be judged are. food and drink Festivals new moon sabbaths These are referred to as a shadow of things that were to come. There are several ...


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Legalism is when someone keeps the law thinking that it would save them. This is not why an adventist keeps the Sabbath. Adventists, like most Christians believe, we are under the new covenant of grace, the old covenant of obeying by our own powers is done away. However, the content of the moral law is still the same as always. By faith through grace God ...


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Traditionally, Seventh-day Adventists hold that the Ten Commandments (including the fourth commandment concerning the sabbath) are part of the moral law of God, not abrogated by the teachings of Jesus Christ, which apply equally to Christians. Following are excerpts from the Seventh-day Adventist Church regarding Sabbath: The gracious Creator, after the six ...


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John Calvin did teach that Jesus is Michael: The twelfth chapter commenced, as we stated in yesterday’s Lecture, with the angel’s prediction as to the future state of the Church after the manifestation of Christ It was to be subject to many miseries, and hence this passage would soothe the sorrow of Daniel, and of all the pious, as he still promises ...


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