The Church that Awaits the Seventh-Day
Apparently, they are not waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as they claim. The name of their church means they are waiting for the arrival of the “seventh day.” Whether in grammar or in logic, the emphasis of the Adventists is on the seventh day or Saturday. Let us study their doctrines:
In their book, Seventh Day Adventists Believe, page 224:
The true church was founded by God in Christ.
For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.
In the first century of our common era, how can a church founded by Ellen G. White be the true church when it was founded on a different date and setting? A woman like White has no biblical authority whatsoever to establish or even to lead the true church.
1 TIMOTHY 2:11-13
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
12 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
13 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
The Christian doctrine is crystal clear on this aspect that a woman cannot be a leader of the true church. A woman must be under subjection to a man who is under Christ: Just as Christ is under the authority of the Father, so is the woman under the authority of man.
1 CORINTHIANS 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
The Bible, even in prophecy, has warned God’s people that a woman leader will mislead God’s people.
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
There are so many available evidences that will prove the errant teachings of White.
“Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.”
Obviously, White and her cohorts do not know the biblical meaning of worship. How can anybody, in his rightful mind, say that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast when the apostles assembled themselves to pray and worship God on Sunday?
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
The Apostle Paul, together with other Christians, assembled, broke bread, prayed, and preached on a Sunday.
And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
The church in Corinth and in Galatia were commanded to do the collections on Sundays (logically, while they were gathered together).
I CORINTHIANS 16:1-3
1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality unto Jerusalem.
In their vain effort to prove that Christians assembled themselves on Saturdays, SDAs have blasphemed the Holy Spirit of God who was present in all Christian gatherings when they claimed that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.
The fact is we can worship God in any day of the week.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Sunday worship was done by Christians. It was only the malicious mind of White that could possibly conclude that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast.
Brother Eli Soriano