[quote=SPH1]Soul sleep implies that the soul still exists; it’s not annihilation, as I understand it…
Soul sleep is the belief that at death there is no part of the person, either soul or spirit, that continues on in any form. I.e. the entire person - body and soul die or “sleep” and cease to exist. In fact, usually those who teach soul sleep believe that a person IS a soul, but does not HAVE a soul. The doctrine teaches that there is no knowledge or passing of time once one dies, you are simply non-existant. Soul sleep proponent teach that someone who dies will wake as their next thought to Christ’s coming.
[quote=SPH1]Perhaps one could work with soul sleep to get into purgatory: a third place/state besides Heaven and Hell. They seem to already accept a third place/state…
No, since they believe that there is no such thing as life after death, they do not believe in purgatory, or that anyone is in heaven or hell until the 2nd coming. (Anyone, that is except the Godhead, angels, and moses, elijah, and enoch)
[quote=SPH1]SDA’s seem to be orthodox regarding the Trinity - although there may be off-shoots rejecting Sunday worship who also reject the Trinity…
The entire SDA Church rejects Sunday worship. However, the mainstream SDA church does teach the Trinity correctly, but this was not always the case. It was not until 1980 that it was officially ratified as part of their fundamental beliefs. In fact, the early “pioneers” of the SDA Church were for the most part, extremely anti-trinitarian. It was not until a man by the name of LeRoy Froom wrote a book called “The Coming of the Comforter” that the church really began to change her view on the Trinity.
[quote=SPH1]IMO, most Christians who do not use the sign of the cross are either ashamed of the cross or the Trinity: or both.
Or they just don’t want to seem Catholic…
I think the answer is C… they dont want to seem Catholic.