It is God who is the author of salvation. If we add any mixture of our obedience or self-righteousness with our faith, we take glory from God. The beauty of faith alone is that it makes Jesus Christ Savior alone in the work of salvation. We are justified by faith alone.
What do SDA (Seventh Day Adventists) teach? SALVATION BY WORKS !
SDA are heretics because they refuse grace and desire to be justified by the law! They keep the law for justification because SDA believe in EG White’s” Investigative judgement” which says that in order to enter heaven you must pass the works test.
The born again Christian is created by the holy Spirit to do God’s work because he has a new nature BUT works do not justify they only confirm ones salvation.
SDA Teach Salvation by Works! ‘Those who accept the Saviour, however sincere their conversion, should never be taught to say or to feel that they are saved. This is misleading. Every one should be taught to cherish hope and faith; but even when we give ourselves to Christ and know that He accepts us, we are not beyond the reach of temptation … Only he who endures the trial will receive the crown of life.” EG. White, the ‘prophetess’ of Seventh-Day Adventists, is quoted in their book, Answers to Objections, by Francis D. Nichol (published by the Review and Herald Publishing Association, Washington, D.C.), page 402
SDAs teach that a person must “endure” to the end to be guaranteed salvation in Christ. In contrast 1st John 5:13 states, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
Romans 4:3, 5 that Abraham simply BELIEVED God, and was saved WITHOUT any works, “For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness … But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”
Once a person is born of God not only is their salvation status secure, but also they will continue to endure in their faith and live a lifestyle consistent with that faith to the end. Enduring is not a preequsit for salvation BUT rather a sign of having recieved salvation !
“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.” 1John 3:9,10