The 3 REAL REASONS why
Seventh-day Adventists keep the Sabbath.
Adventists are unaware that their founder, made a trip to
heaven, and only then, did she learn that the Sabbath was not abolished. (In
spite of what Col 2:14-16 says!) In fact Adventists must swear to accept Ellen
White as an inspired prophet at their baptism or they can't even become a
member of the Seventh-day Adventist church! Further, Adventists actually
borrowed the practice of Sabbath keeping from the Seventh-day Baptists. Only
then did Ellen White get her inspired vision!
So you see, no matter what the Bibles about the Sabbath
being nailed to the cross, Adventists won't believe what the Bible says if it
contradicts their inspired prophet Ellen G. White. Ellen G. White was a false
prophet: Colossians 2:18 "Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by...
taking his (her) stand on visions he (she) has seen inflated without cause by
his (Ellen White's) fleshly mind"
They must vow Ellen G. White as an inspired prophet at their
Official SDA Baptismal Vows:
Vow #8: "I accept the Biblical
teaching of spiritual gifts, and believe that the gift of prophecy is one of
the identifying marks of the remnant church."
Vow #11: I know and understand the fundamental
Bible principles as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is my
purpose, by the grace of God, to order my life in harmony with these
Vow #13: people of every nation, race, and
language are invited and accepted into its fellowship. I desire to be a
member in this local congregation of the world church.
Don't believe it? Check it out: Official SDA Creed
Official 7th day Adventist Creed:
27 Fundamental beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists:
#17 "The gift of Prophecy: One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is
prophecy. This gift is an identifying mark of the remnant church and was
manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White. As the Lord's messenger, her writings are a continuing and authoritative source of
truth which provide for the church comfort, guidance, instruction, and
correction. They also make clear that the Bible is the standard by
which all teaching and experience must be tested. Support is
found in these Bible passages: Joel 2:28,29: Acts 2:14-21: Hebrews 1:1-3:
Revelation 12:17: Revelation 19:10"
Don't believe it? Check it out: Official SDA Creed
So you can see that SDA's must vow to follow the official "27
Fundamental beliefs" of their church. One of these beliefs is that Ellen
G. White was an inspired prophet! (there is no such thing as a prophet who was
not inspired!) If you don't like this fact, look for another church! Don't
believe it? Check it out for yourself: Official SDA Creed.
Ellen G. White was a false prophet: Colossians 2:18 "Let no one keep
defrauding you of your prize by... taking his (her) stand on visions he (she)
has seen inflated without cause by his (Ellen White's) fleshly mind"
Ellen G. White had to go to heaven to learn
that, in spite of what the Bible says, the Sabbath law WAS NOT nailed to the
Ellen G. White wrote under "inspiration" the following:
- In "Life Sketches of Ellen G. White," as
published by the Adventists, we have this language relating Mrs. White's
"vision" of the Sabbath day. "Elder Bates was resting upon
Saturday, the seventh day of the week, and he urged it upon our attention
as the true Sabbath. I did not feel its importance, and thought that he
erred in dwelling upon the fourth commandment more than upon the other
nine. But the Lord gave me a view of the heavenly
sanctuary. The temple of God was opened in heaven, and I was shown
the ark of God covered with the mercy seat. Two angels stood one at either
end of the ark with their wings spread over the mercy seat and their faces
turned toward it. This, my accompanying angel informed me, represented all
the heavenly hosts looking with reverential awe toward the law of God
;which had been written by the finger of God. Jesus raised the cover of
the ark, and I beheld the tables of stone on which the Ten Commandments
were written. I was amazed as I saw the fourth
commandment in the very center of the ten precepts with a soft halo of
light encircling it. Said the angel, 'It is the only one of the ten
which defines the living God who created the heavens and the earth and all
things that are therein."' (Pages 95 and 96.)
- Ellen G. White recorded under "inspiration",
"In the ark was the golden pot of manna, Aaron's rod that budded, and
the tables of stone, which folded together like a book. Jesus opened them,
and I saw the Ten Commandments written on them with the finger of God. On
one table were Four and on the other six. The four on the first table
shone brighter than the other six. But the fourth,
the Sabbath commandment, shone above them all; for the Sabbath was
set apart to be kept in honor of God's holy name. The
holy Sabbath looked glorious a halo of glory was all around it. I SAW
THAT THE SABBATH COMMANDMENT WAS NOT NAILED TO THE CROSS. If it
was, the other nine commandments were; and we are at liberty to break them
all as well as to break the fourth. I saw that God had not changed the
Sabbath, for he never changes. But the pope had changed it from the
seventh day to the first day of the week; for he was to change times and
laws." ("Early Writings of Ellen G. White," page 33.) Again
on page 65 of the same book Mrs. White says, "The pope has changed
the day of rest from the seventh to the first day."
Adventists actually borrowed the Sabbath
law from the Seventh-day Baptists who were already keeping it!
Arthur S. Maxwell, the editor of Signs of the Times, a leading Seventh-day
Adventist journal, admits the Sabbath observance was started by a small
following in the former Miller group that restudied the prophecies after the
Miller group melted away. He writes: "Accepting the Sabbath truth from
the Seventh-day Baptists, they became the nucleus of the Seventh-day Adventist
The record of history:
- The first historical record of methodical Sabbath Keeping
by Christians who stopped worshipping on the first day of the week, was
two active Anabaptist leaders, Andreas Fisher and Oswald Glait, became the
pioneer and promoters of the Sabbath in 1527 AD. Both were former priests
who had sacrificed the priesthood to become first Lutherans, and then
Anabaptists. Glait and Fischer, who had been taught the false doctrine of
the Catholic and Lutheran churches, that Sunday is the Sabbath, were
astonished to read in the Bible that the Sabbath was indeed the 7th day!
When they began to teach this, theologians were sent to persuade them to
abandon what they called the "Jewish Sabbath." Both of them
suffered a martyr death, largely due to their Sabbatarian views.
- Modern Sabbatarians owe a debt of gratitude to these early
Sabbath pioneers whose work later influenced the origin of the Seventh-day
- The latter (Joseph Bates) has been instrumental in helping
the early Adventists and other Christians to rediscover the Sabbath.
Historically, it was in 1844 the first Seventh-day Adventists (known then
as Millerites) started keeping the Sabbath, introduced to them by a Joseph
Bates, who convinced their Methodist minister that the Bible teaches us to
keep the Sabbath.
- The Christian Connextion Church was part of the Christian
Church (Stone/Campbell movement), but had their own ideas regarding the
Trinity and the state of the dead. I had an old 1870s book which I can't
find in my library right now that put their memebership around 100,000.
- Joseph Bates grew up in the New Bedford Mass area
(Fairhaven), b. 1792 Rochester, Mass. He was near the end of his sea-going
days when he got religion. Also attending the same church was a man named
Joshua V. Himes, who would later go to Boston and pastor the Connextion
Church there. Around 1840, Himes would become Miller's and Millerite's
front man in promoting Miller's ideas about the end of the world through
various newspapers which would also encourage debate in the paper over the
subject. Bates is the only person of any significance of the Millerite
movement to become a Seventh-day Adventist. He was not part of the Albany
Conference of April 29, 1845, attended by the main groups of post 1844
Millerites. James White was a young insignificant Millerite preacher for
the last year or so of the movement. Ellen Harmon (White) was a month away
from turning 17 on Oct 22. Miller was a Deist who converted to
Christianity. His family was Baptist. His mother's father and William's
uncle were itinerant Baptist preachers. Miller was given a license as a
Baptist minister, which was revoked just before the October 22, 1844
disappointment. Miller retired to his home in Low Hampton, New York, after
the disappointment and never again took any significant part in the
movement. He died in ''49.
- The main pillars of Seventh-day Adventism where there the
day after and would come together through the various Adventist
conferences held from Main to New York to Massachusetts. Through the
Christian Connextion Church, Arian or semi-Arian views of the Godhead and
the teaching of the state of the dead came into what would become
Sabbaterian Adventism by late '46. The SDA church moved to Trinitarianism
from the 1890s to about 1930. This shift was started by Ellen White while
she was in Australia with here books, Desire of Ages, Thoughts From the
Mount of Blessings, Steps to Christ, Christ Object Lessons and the first
chapters of Ministry of Healing. This shift found it's conclusion during
our dark ages (ca. 1919-1950) with the publication of LeRoy Froom's book,
The Coming of the Comforter (1928) which presents the Holy Spirit as a
person as Ellen White did in the books just mentioned. The Trinity belief
appears in a list of Adventist beliefs in the SDA yearbook of 1931. Hiram
Edson, south of Rochester, NY would note that the sanctuary was not the
earth as Miller believed, but in heaven. This would be the beginning of
Adventism's sanctuary doctrine of Daniel 7, 8 and 9 (as one unit).
Spiritual gifts were present from Ellen's Harmon's experience, the Sabbath
from Joseph Bates and of course, the continued belief in the actual,
visible, second coming of Jesus Christ; hence, the name
- The word "Adventist" used alone here without a
qualifier, refers to all Millerites, including those who would form the
Evangelical Adventist Church (now defunct), The Advent Christian Church
and the Church of God (Abrahamic Faith). You will find the Church of God
(Adventist) or the Church of God (Seventh Day) in your searches. This is
the same group who broke off from the Sabbatarian Adventists when they
were organizing in 1860-63 in Battle Creek, Michigan. They still exist
today as Sabbath keepers but do not observe the feast days like their
break-off group by Armstrong, The World Wide Church of God (ca. 1930).
- Click here to learn about the
universal record of history that proves Christians always worshipped
on Sunday (first day) and never on the Sabbath!
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