Investigative Judgment
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5. This doctrine teaches that only those who have believed in God come into this judgment, while John 5:24 states, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” Who is right, Ellen White and this Adventist doctrine or the Apostle John?


6. This doctrine teaches that Christ did not go into the most holy place and sit at the Father’s right had until at least October 22, 1844. Thus, it contradicts the many passages that teach otherwise such as Heb. 6:19-20 “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, [Most Holy Place]30 where Jesus has entered [aorist tense indicating a point of time and that point is the assentation] as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” Also, Heb. 1:3, “When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,” (Sat down is aorist tense, a point in time and that point is the ascension). If you have the latest Proclamation, 2013 you will note that the Adventist Fundamental Belief on Christ leaves out the fact that at the ascension Christ was seated at the Father’s right hand. Why, you ask, did they leave it out?—because their statement of faith must agree with this doctrine and Ellen White.


7. This doctrine teaches that sins are not really forgiven at the time of repentance and faith, but repentant believers are placed on probation to see if they will be found worthy of Christ’s final atonement. Did you know that Ellen White uses the word “probation” over a thousand times and it is not used once in Scripture? Do you know who also used this term? Joseph Smith: “... work out your own salvation with fear and trembling in the days of your probation...”31 Ellen G. White: “Now is the hour of probation ... with fear and trembling work out their own salvation.”32 1 John 2 12 states, “I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name's sake. “Have been forgiven” is in the perfect tense which describes a past activity with ongoing results. We live in the state of having our sins forgiven!

8. This doctrine teaches that the final punishment for the sins of the righteous will be placed on Satan. Therefore, Christ really did not suffer the full penalty for our sins, his death served mostly to transfer our sins to heaven and then transfer them again to Satan who becomes the final sin bearer. The “transfer” of sin is the underlying motif of Adventist sanctuary theology. 1Peter 2:24 sates, “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” Who is your sin bearer: Christ or the devil?


Footnotes

30
Every time Scripture uses the term “with the veil” it always refers to the Most Holy Place, contrary to what Ellen White taught.
31
Smith, Book of Mormon, Mormon 9:27-28
32
Ellen. G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, p. 102 (1868)






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