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Exposing Adventism - What it takes for God to claim us as His own

Ellen White, Seventh-day Adventist prophetess, tells us:

"Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ is perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own." (Christ's Object Lessons, p. 69)
I guess that means, among many other things, that until Jesus comes, He has no one He will claim as His own. So it sounds like we're on our own until we get it right. Christ is willing to then and only then accept us, but first we must obtain perfection to His satisfaction!

This sounds a lot like another one of Ellen White's statements:
Not one of us will ever receive the seal of God while our characters have one spot or stain on them. It is left with us to remedy the defects in our characters, to cleanse the soul temple of every defilement. Then the latter rain will fall upon us as the early rain fell upon the disciples on the Day of Pentecost. (Testimonies, Vol. 5, page 214)
Is it any wonder that most Adventist young people give up hope? Is it any wonder that they commit suicide? Who can ever be this perfect?

When we are perfect, like Christ, then He will come to claim us as His own!

Are you perfect yet? How close are you? Is your own perfection your first priority each day? Do you know of a single Adventist who has stopped sinning yet? This is what Adventism teaches.

Yes, folks. Sadly, this is the Adventist gospel.

But it is not what the Bible teaches. The Bible tells us that we will find the true Sabbath Rest in Christ, not through saving ourselves through our own perfection, but through accepting Jesus as our personal Savior. He wants to be our Sabbath Rest. Will you let Him?
A Sabbath-Rest for the People of God
1 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. (Hebrews 4:1 NIV)
 
 
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