I am frankly appalled at those in the 7th Day ADventist thread who seem to think that correct doctrine is essential for salvation. Has the Holy Spirit convicted you as a sinner? Have you yielded to the convincting power of the Holy Spirit and accepted God's forgiveness by faith in Jesus Christ? If so, have you been declared justified by faith? How pure was your doctrine at that time? How many of those at Pentecost understood the deity of Christ, the trinity, the emmanation of the Spirit, the definitiion of the church, the inspiration of the New Testament??? How many centuries did it take for the church to agree on the Trinity and the Holy Spirit? Which doctrines do you think are essential for salvation? Which ones are of lesser importance? If doctrinal purity is esential for salvation, then we are just as bad as the SDAs and are just as EXCLUSIVE as they are, and are making ourselves just as CULTISH as they are. Russell Kelly, Ph.D.