I have studied SDAism for a while and decided to start a thread on what the SDA's truely believe. Some of my sources include: CARM(Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry), The Great Controversy: Just What do you Believe About your Church, and Questions on Doctrine. The latter two books actual works by the SDA church. Anyway the SDA church was founded by Ellen G. White (1827-1915) she was born in Gorham, Maine. Her parents were expelled from the Methodist church for holding to teachings of William Miller. She married James White and he eventually became Elder White. Ellen White authored 53 books. SDA Doctrine: 1. They strictly observe Saturday as the day of worship and those who worship on Sunday are violating God command. The NT lists the Church as meeting on the first day and repeatedly mentions the first day of the week as Christ's resurrection. (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10) It is noteworthy that of the ten commandments all are mentioned in the New Testament except "Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy."(Exodus 20:8) 2. Investigative Judgement doctrine alleges that in 1844 Christ entered the second and last phase of His atoning ministry and is examining the records of all who have believed on Him to determine which of them will be accepted and which of them will be rejected. Followers of SDA do not all agree on the doctrine of Ivestigative Judgement, which Ellen White claimed to have recieved by divine revelation. 3. The dead do not exist anymore -- soul sleep. 4. The wicked are annihilated. 5. Ellen G. White, the "founder" of Seventh Day Adventism, was a messenger from God gifted with the spirit of prophecy. 6. There is a sanctuary in heaven where Jesus carries out his mediatorial work. 7. Our sins will ultimately be placed on Satan - The Great Controversy, p. 422, 485. 8. Jesus is Michael the Archangel. 9. Premillenial. (Sorry couldn't help myself ) In Christ, Nate Note: Claudia and myself haven't seen eye to eye on several posts. So we have agreed to quite responding to the others post for a while. She will probably tackle whoever agrees with me.