Don't forget the Amish. I've been reading some incredible things about them here.
Charles Taze Russell, the founder of The Watchtower Bible And Tract Society (JW’s) came out of the Millerite Adventists (SDA - Russell tweaked SDA and came out with the JW’s). And that’s an interesting read.
When I was overseas in the Marshall Islands, our chapel sponsored most of the missionaries on outlying islands, including the SDA. They seem so bright and shiny clean and they really do want to be perceived and evangelicals. After I studied them (read their Statement of Faith), it was obvious to me they are heretical. I had to quit the missionary council because the council wouldn’t acknowledge them as heretics. I joined a smaller baptist fellowship.
Seventh Day Adventists, comprised of at least six different sects of American protestantism, are Christian and not a cult.
This is 100 percent nonsense.
1) Ask them if they believe the New Testament is the word of God as revealed through the apostles
2) Then ask them how they reconcile the scriptures (1 Corinthians 14:34) with a woman keeping silent and their prophetess I have to admit, it is kind of fun to watch the leaps of logic, conjecture and backtracking at that point. And if you really want get them to do dances of logic and back tracking, ask them about Ellen White's FAILED prophecy.
Embarrassing Failed Prophecies
In her early career Mrs. White made a number of predictions about Christ's imminent return. The most notable of those was a specific prediction made at a conference of believers in 1856. This statement was later published in the book Testimonies and received widespread attention within the SDA Church. Mrs. White claimed she was shown in vision that some of those present at the 1856 conference would be translated:
I was shown the company present at the Conference. Said the angel: "Some food for worms, some subjects of the seven last plagues, some will be alive and remain upon the earth to be translated at the coming of Jesus." Testimonies, Vol. 1, p. 131
A Failed Prophecy?
Mrs. White was given a vision showing the fate of those people attending the conference. She specifically states that some of them will suffer the seven last plagues, and some will be alive when Jesus returns. The Whites had such confidence in this "vision" that it was published in Mrs. White's Testimonies to the Church and received widespread distribution. However, by the early 1900s all those who attended the conference had passed away, leaving the Church with the dilemma of trying to figure out how to explain away such a prominent prophetic failure.
The Bible leaves no doubt that when a prophet makes a prediction that does not come to pass, that prophet is not speaking for the Lord:
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. Deut. 18:22
Re: “The Adventists are a cult that is as dangerous as the Jehovahs Witnesses or the Mormons”
The only Adventists I’ve ever known were lovely, caring people — well liked physicians and their families here in the cesspool of L.A. And no, I’m not an Adventist myself...
At least they don’t worship a dude in Italy wearing a funny hat. Or I should say a dude that changes after the old dude dies. Pot calling Kettle black, is all it is. Everyone thinks their faith is the WAY, or else it wouldn’t be their faith.
Seventh-day Adventists won't tell you they are behind the "Revelation Seminars" they sponsor. They act all" interdenominational" if questioned.
There have been mailing locally for this. It takes quite a bit of digging from what they give you to find out who's behind it.
So since neither one of those is dangerous, I won't worry about the SDA's.
(A bit peculiar, perhaps, but not dangerous).
As long as they aren’t strapping bombs onto themselves and blowing up people I don’t care what they choose to believe.
Read the U.S. Constituion and the First Amendment.
Seens your church is not in such good standing:
Who is the so-called “MacGregor Ministries”?