"realize that my unpleasant Christian experience was built on five misunderstandings which assumed that the Bible and/or the Spirit of Prophecy: (1) teach that believers will only receive the seal of God at the end of time; (2) stand against the assurance of salvation; (3) affirm that living believers can be called and examined in the pre-advent judgment at any time; (4) proclaim that after the close of probation the Holy Spirit will be removed from the earth meaning that even believers will be without any supernatural help; and (5) declare that believers in Jesus Christ will be on their own when the door of mercy is closed because Christ will cease to be their Intercessor, thus their characters must be strong in order to be victorious against the forces of evil in this final short period of time. I now understand that I cannot make it to heaven on my own because salvation is an undeserved gift from God, from beginning to end, to repentant sinners who surrender to Him and accept Him as their personal Savior through faith. It is only this amazing grace of God that makes us fit for God’s kingdom."
Moskala, Jiri ThD, PhD
"Misinterpreted End-Time Issues: Five Myths in Adventism,"
Journal of the Adventist Theological Society: Vol. 28
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/jats/vol28/iss1/6
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