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Core Beliefs


It feels that there are some beliefs that seem hard for some Christians, even Adventist especially with the SOP. How does everyone understand and feel of the following doctrines...

1. That God is the Sovereign Creator, upholder, and ruler of the universe, and that He is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.

2. That the Godhead, the Trinity, comprises God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

3. That the Scriptures are the inspired revelation of God to men; and that the Bible is the sole rule of faith and practice.

4. That Jesus Christ is very God, and that He has existed with the Father from all eternity.

5. That the Holy Spirit is a personal being, sharing the attributes of deity with the Father and the Son.

6. That Christ, the Word of God, became incarnate through the miraculous conception and the virgin birth; and that He lived an absolutely sinless life here on earth.

7. That the vicarious, atoning death of Jesus Christ, once for all, is all-sufficient for the redemption of a lost race.

8. That Jesus Christ arose literally and bodily from the grave.

9. That He ascended literally and bodily into heaven.

10. That He now serves as our advocate in priestly ministry and mediation before the Father.

11. That He will return in a premillennial, personal, imminent second advent.

12. That man was created sinless, but by his subsequent fall entered a state of alienation and depravity.

13. That salvation through Christ is by grace alone, through faith in His blood.

14. That entrance upon the new life in Christ is by regeneration, or the new birth.

15. That man is justified by faith.

16. That man is sanctified by the indwelling Christ through the Holy Spirit.

17. That man will be glorified at the resurrection or translation of the saints, when the Lord returns.

18. That there will be a judgment of all men.

19. That the gospel is to be preached as a witness to all the world.

20. The investigative judgment which is that a divine judgment of professed Christians has been in progress since 1844.

21. The Law of God, the 10 Commandments still apply to today, including the Sabbath.

22. Christ is our High Priest in the heavenly sanctuary and in 1844 Jesus moved from the Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary into the Holy of Holies to begin a final atonement for humanity.

23. The Three Angels Message as given in Revelation 14:6-12 which teaches that these messages are given to prepare the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ,

24. The mortality of the soul, which means when you die your whole being goes nowhere but the grave with the sleep of the dead which experience nothing until the resurrection by Christ at the Second Coming.

25. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, is one of the identifying marks of the remnant church and is manifested in the spiritual work of Ellen White, her ministry, and her writings.

Bob Pickle:
Are some of the 28 missing? Or are they all there?

I don't see any problems with any items in the list.


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