We are NOT a cult! Why?

Posted Apr 10, 2014 by Bobby B in General Hits: 11,380

"It is clear from all this that the SDA understanding of God has developed significantly

over the years. Granted, our move toward Trinitarian orthodoxy has been gradual rather

than abrupt, and subtle rather than dramatic. But it is a genuine and profoundly important

change, nonetheless. It has brought our understanding of God into harmony with some of

the earliest Christian thinkers. And it places us squarely within the circumference of orthodox

Christianity. Our doctrine of God distinguishes us from other religious movements

that originated about the same time Seventh-day Adventism arose and to which we

are often compared. Unlike Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and Christian Scientists,

Seventh-day Adventists accept the view of God adhered to by the dominant stream of

Christian tradition. However other doctrinal concerns may distinguish us from Christians

generally, our doctrine of God shows that we are distinctive within rather than apart from

Christianity at large."

(What Is the Trinity?  Richard Rice,

Ministers’ Meeting December 2, 2013).