he issue with Seventh-day Adventists,” the preacher explained, “is that they believe they are saved by their works.”
This accusation reappears every decade or so and is nothing new to the Adventist faithful. Since the days of Ellen White we’ve been bombarded
with labels such as legalists, Pharisees, bigots, flat-earthers, and my personal favorite, Jews. Another critical remark I’ve heard about the Adventist Church is that our greatest blunder was the elimination of righteousness by faith.
As a youth growing up in the Bible Belt of the United States, the varying doctrines of our fellow Protestants were ever-present and ever-vocal in my upbringing. Whatever doctrinal distinctive one may critique about the Adventist Church, the conversation would inevitably touch on righteousness by faith at some point. In those days the most... »