|Seventh-day Adventists hold to
the Reformation view of salvation. We are saved by Grace through
faith. This is to say that salvation is a gift of God given freely
by his gracious acts toward us, not because of any merit on the part
of the sinner, or any obligation on His part, but solely because of
His love for us and our great need as members of a sinful race. This
is justification by faith, which secures for us our eternal
salvation. Adventists also stress the reality of the change in our
lives and behavior that will be evident in those who have been
justified by faith. Some, seeing this stress on sanctification,
sometimes get confused as to the proper relationship between being
saved by grace and living the Christian life that follows. Materials
here are designed to clarify these issues.|
|Ellen White On the Humanity of Christ
Designed as a companion to his book on salvation, Whidden's objectives here are to shed light on the lingering debate over the nature of Christ and to clarify how Ellen White's unfolding understanding of the nature of Christ influenced her teachings on salvation.
White On Salvation|
Subtitled, A Chronological Study this
book by Woodrow Whidden is designed to help us reconstruct the development of
Ellen White's beliefs on the salvation of humankind. By giving us a historical
perspective he helps us understand why she gave different
emphases to her teachings on justification and perfection at
different times according to the need of the era. His aim is
to help us see the overall consistency of her teachings when seen in
historical perspective and thus hopefully to resolve some of the
tensions in Adventism today regarding these issues.
SDA Statements of belief on
The three sections of the 1980 Official Statement of
27 Fundamental beliefs which most directly address the topic of
salvation. Also see the complete
Our High Priest
Subtitled, Jesus Christ in the Heavenly Sanctuary,
this book by Edward Heppenstall presents Christ, the one Mediator
between God and man, as central to salvation history, from the
inception of sin to its final eradication. The aim of the
author is not only to give information about the subject, but to
present it in such a way that the reader will experience an
encounter with the living Christ, manís one High Priest in the
Subtitled, A call to meet Christ at the Altar,
this book by Roy Gane addresses questions such as: What is the relationship between Leviticus and Hebrews? Between
the ancient Hebrew sacrificial system and Christ's sacrifice on the
cross? Where is Jesus now? What is he doing? What does this
have to do with my salvation? This book is still available.
Order information is included on the Table of Contents page.
Though you can read the entire book on-line you'll want to order a
copy for yourself as well as take advantage of Roy's special
quantity discounts for your church study group use.
Subtitled, Perspectives in Righteousness by
Faith, by Edward Heppenstall, who, though he was one of the
foremost SDA theologians, says of his book, "It is not my
purpose to raise theological issues" but to "address the hearts of
my readers with the urgency of the claims of Jesus Christ."
WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BEING . . .Justified
Subtitled, A beginning-to-end explanation of how we are
granted a perfect relationship with God, by Arnold Valentin Wallenkampf,
this book examines all aspects of salvation.
- Sin, the reason for our need of a Saviour,
- Forensic justification,
- Justification by faith,
- Obedience, ...
- and more.
Subtitled, The Mediation of Christ in the Writings of Ellen G. White,
Ott, addresses questions having to do with:
- The mediation of Christ.
- The final generation.
- The end of probation.
- How Ellen White's views compare with scripture.