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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Salty, Jan 24, 2015.
There are 28 points in the OFFICIAL SDA COF
How many points do you disagree with?
For starters I would say that at least two are heretical: #18 regarding Ms. White and #24 regarding investigative judgment. More later!
I agree with all of them - because I am SDA. I would be surprised if non-SDAs agreed to all 28. I would find that hard to explain. I signed up for 16+ because "COF" is not a term used by SDAs and I usually stick with the terms used by the documents themselves. So "Baptist Confession of Faith" is the title given to the document itself. I do not make that up "for it".
And what about #6??
God is Creator of all things, and has [/FONT][FONT="]revealed in Scripture the authentic account[/FONT][FONT="] of His creative activity. [/FONT][FONT="]In six days[/FONT][FONT="] the Lord made "the heaven and the earth" and all living things upon the earth, [/FONT][FONT="]and rested on the seventh [/FONT][FONT="]day of that first week.[/FONT][FONT="]Thus He established the Sabbath[/FONT][FONT="] as a perpetual memorial of His completed creative work. The first man and woman were made in the image of God as the crowning work of Creation, given dominion over the world, and charged with responsibility to care for it. When the world was finished it was ``very good,'' declaring the glory of God. (Gen. 1; 2; Ex. 20:8-11; Ps. 19:1-6; 33:6, 9; 104; Heb. 11:3.)
[FONT="]Do you seem "some difference[FONT="]" between that SDA version [FONT="]and this -- a[FONT="]s well as some similarities?
[FONT="]Sec[FONT="]tion 22 of the [FONT="]"Baptist Confession of F[FONT="]aith"[/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][/FONT]
Note: bold is my emphasis
So exactly is the difference between Confession of Faith and Fundamental beliefs
The ON LY things that matters concerning what the SDA officially holds with is that they have another Gospel, and a false prophetess, and that they make obeying the law required to "merit" salvation from God, so a Cult by all accepted definitions!
Baptists do NOT honor them equal to scripture, yet SDA does see words and teachings of prophetess as additional revelations from God, and we see the bible ONLY for ANY revelations from God!
That is a rabbit trail -- it goes nowhere because I do not state that the BCoF tells Baptists "what to think" -- rather I claim that section 22 as quoted reflects accurately what some Baptists do believe to be true.
I claim the same thing about the 28 FB for Seventh-day Adventists. They do not believe them because the document tells them to, rather the document is written to reflect what they believe and inform those who ask so you know you are not getting "one guy's opinion" for the answer as to what the denomination actually agrees to.
The point remains.
Mrs White never saw that document
I don't know that they serve a different purpose - but I am in the habit of calling them by the name they give themselves.
here is an example of a simple comparison of a doctrine -- no need to be 'timid'.
[FONT="]Do you see "some difference[FONT="]" between that SDA version [FONT="]and this -- a[FONT="]s well as some similarities?
I thought SDA believed she spoke for God!
Sort of like the RCC and the pope!
You need to get out more - and meet more Catholics.
They do not claim that the Pope's "ex cathedra" statements are only "infallible" if he is given the gift of prophecy, they do not connect the two at all.
And they will fight tooth and nail on their forums if you bring up the idea "the Bible is the standard by which all teaching and experience must be tested. (Joel 2:28, 29; Acts 2:14-21; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 12:17; 19:10.)"
Enough about Catholics - lets talk about Seventh-day Adventists.
What's the difference?
My experience has been there is very little real difference if at all.
I believe I have spelled it out in that prior post of mine. -- if some detail is still confusing for you please let us know what it is - I am glad to explain it. If you are simply wanting to use your free will to adopt a "deny all and don't bother with facts' well I would not want to get in the way of your free will.
Interesting link on the history of beliefs of the SDA