what does it mean?


I’ve seen Adventist post here and other forums, blogs, web-pages, etc with the following statement. (Or at least something along this line)

I am a SDA (Not the pagan type).

What does that mean? (not the pagan type)?



I’ll just “bump” this once…
(It made it to the second page and no response)

Is there anyone that has any idea what an Adventist means when they say:

I am a SDA (Not the pagan type).

If not that is okay…

I’ve just been wondering.


I cannot be positive if this is what they are referring to but I have an idea.
I had a friend once who was such a strict Adventist that I was really surprised she was my friend. Her family was upset when she married because she decided to wear a wedding ring, that it how strict they were. They did not celebrate birthdays or even Christmas. They saw many holidays as being pagan in orgin so did not celebrate them. I do not think they like Catholics that much either because I remember overhearing her family saying in referance to me once, “At least she is not a Catholic”, I found from my firend that there were two types of Adventists. Traditional and Progressive. My friends Husband was considered to liberal because of the pagan wedding ring thing.

The Historical/traditional still hold to the doctrine that started in the 1800’s and still view Elen White as a Prophet. The more Liberal, I am not even sure if that would be a proper word, but anyway, there are some Progressive Adventist who reject that White was a prophet, either fully or partially, believe there will be other Christians (non-adventists) in the remnant, attend movies, watch tv freely, dance, are not as strict on the sabbath thing, etc…It has caused a huge debate, Conservatives think they are rejecting the very foundations of their faith. It can get ugly, that may be what she was referring to.


thanks for the reply

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