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Exposing Adventism - Remind me again what the purpose of the IJ is?

So remind me again - what is the purpose of this pre-advent Investigative Judgment that supposedly started in 1844 on the other side of the constellation Orion?

My Bible tells me that God already knows who are His own:

"I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep…" John 10:14

"The Lord knoweth them that are His" 2 Tim. 2:19
According to the Bible, God already knows who are His sheep. He does not need 163 years, 7 months, and 29 days to determine who is saved and who is lost.

My Bible tells me that believers in Christ do not enter into judgment:
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life." John 5:24
My Bible tells me that our sins are blotted out when we repent:
"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee." Isaiah 44:22

"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." Acts 3:19

"…and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1:7
My Bible tells me that the atonement was finished on the cross:
Jesus said, "It is finished." John 19:30
"But this man [Jesus], after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified." Heb. 10:12-14
The Bible teaches that Christ's atonement on the cross has perfected (past tense) His children. Christians are not made perfect during the Investigative Judgment. If we are "in Christ," then we were made perfect 2,000 years ago through Christ's perfect sacrifice on Calvary.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Rom. 8:1

"Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Rom. 5:9"

So remind me again - what is the purpose?

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