AV Dn 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Will the real GOD of the Bible, Please stand up !!! <<< Standing is a sign of judgement in the Bible.
Thank you for asking this !!! Many judge Adventists as having "unique" doctrines when we have accumulated them from the experiences of other churches, when we understand that doctrine has passed Bible scrutiny.
The intent of the question was to rule out any doctrine, held by any another church, but only the SDA church in "uniqueness or distinctiveness".
i.e. "Michael as Jesus' pre-incarnate name" is NOT unique to the SDA church, and has been debated for a long time.
Many churches believe/celebrate "Advent" as first and/or second doctrinally.
So holding EGW as a Messenger of GOD is a unique doctrine of SDA Church. But many are confused as to how to understand or use that, even for some Adventists. "A Jehovah's Witness" would not qualify as matching Adventists on this discussion, on this topic.
Yours in Christ, Michael
No problem, it's easy enough to get tunnel vision and its not lost on me that my own Church and Doctrines are just as abhorrent (if not more) than the ones you hold to the majority of the visitors in this forum. So, just be aware, I can readily agree to that.
All Christians are "Adventists" in that they look forward to the 2nd Coming of Christ.
The name really stuck on that group of people who didn't have a Church to return to after Miller disbanded....
....These people (who were left) were unified by universal rejection of the Trinity.
....They didn't have a Church to "return to" - so they formed a tribe of sorts.
Soon clicks or cells started to form in this new group and the cells attempted to differentiate themselves....
...They did this by focusing on certain Doctrines that were "distinctive" even among themselves.
....Non-Trinitarians generally reject:
- immortality of the soul
- eternalness of hell
- the current existence of hell
- Foods declared unclean by Jewish ceremonial Law
Adventist groups generally agree that:
- Michael the archangel became or was able to earn the Title of Christ
- The Father ONLY is God in the strict sense.
- God (which is ONLY the Father) has a hominid body with flesh and organs.
- Jesus & Lucifer (prior to the Incarnation) also had flesh and functioning organ bodies.
- God is NOT 3 distinct Persons in ONE Being.
- Godhead is like an ancient word for something equivalent to "BOARD" as in "Board of Directors".
So, in Adventist theology The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit are 3 Beings who are ONE in the sense that they perfectly agree with each other.
SDA's, after the death of Ellen White began to alter their position on the Trinity so that today that position is not what it used to be.