Will a Seventh Day Adventist Go to Heaven?

will seventh day adventist go to heaven

Adventists believe that heaven will exist on Earth rather than above it and do not see hell as being eternal torture.

The church holds 28 core beliefs derived from “Holy Scripture.” These cover doctrines regarding God, man, salvation and end-time events as found both within scripture itself and the writings of Ellen G. White who serves as prophet for her church.

1. They believe in a heavenly sanctuary

Seventh Day Adventists believe in an invisible sanctuary where Jesus ministers on behalf of humanity, which they see as an analogy for the earthly Most Holy Place where Israel would go each year on Atonement Day to offer atonement for sin.

At the conclusion of 2300 prophetic days, Christ moved from the Holy to the Most Holy Place within Heavenly Sanctuary and initiated His mission of cleansing it (Daniel 8:14). This event is known as Investigative Judgment.

Seventh-day Adventists believe that confessed sins defile the heavenly sanctuary and must be cleansed just like those transferred from scapegoat to altar on earthly Day of Atonement. Furthermore, this cleansing work continues today.

2. They believe in annihilationism

Adventists believe that hell is not an eternal torment but rather its destruction, using scripture as proof that God is merciful and does not wish to torture the unrighteous forever.

According to their beliefs, they believe Jesus is currently performing a final atonement in the heavenly sanctuary, beginning on October 22, 1844 and continuing until His return. Their reasoning comes from Daniel 8:14 which indicates two thousand three hundred days until its cleansing from Artaxerxes’ reign of Persia (457 BC).

They believe that only those who abide by all of God’s commandments will attain eternal life, including not eating pork and following a plant-based diet.

3. They believe in the resurrection of the dead

Adventists hold fast to the belief in the resurrection of the dead as one of the cornerstones of their faith. Adventists consider soul immortality a central aspect of faith, with those raised at Christ’s second coming being raised at first general resurrection as blessed and holy individuals who won’t experience second death.

According to the Bible, life comes from God and returns back to Him at death. Also according to this text is that soul cannot survive without body; thus making it important for Christians to keep their bodies free of sinful activities or impurities. Additionally Adventists believe hell is not an eternal place of torture and pain but instead believes unbelievers will either perish or be destroyed as per Adventism’s beliefs.

4. They believe in heaven as a physical place

Ellen G. White (1827 – 1915) was one of the original founders of this church and her writings have become accepted truths even though they go against biblical teachings. These teachings include believing that Heaven and Hell will exist physically as well as an emphasis on health and wholeness that involves abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs as well as an approach to diet that emphasizes not eating meat.

Seventh-Day Adventists are best known for their worldwide hospital and education systems, adherence to scripture, emphasis on the Sabbath (Saturday), beliefs regarding Jesus Christ’s second coming and beliefs surrounding heavenly sanctuary and investigative judgment, which began in 1844 to validate professed Christians for salvation eligibility. Furthermore, they believe in soul sleep as the stage after death that awaits salvation before death occurs and do not support the concept of eternal hell.

5. They believe in a Christian cult

The Seventh Day Adventist Church is a Christian cult which emerged during the mid-19th century. It began when William Miller claimed he received a vision from God that Jesus would return between March 1843 and March 1844; when this failed, Miller predicted instead that He would arrive October 22, 1844.

Many of the church’s beliefs are inspired by Ellen White, an influential writer. For instance, she believed that Pope Paul VI is the “Beast” from Revelation while Catholicism is “antichrist”. Due to these radical and unconventional views held by White’s teachings, many considered her church an illegal cult; however, later adopting Trinitarianism they became an orthodox Christian denomination.