You are 100% right. This is actually the main problem in Adventism. I f we were “de facto” a “Sola Scriptura” Denomination, none of these problems would be consuming our time, energy, and money. Let alone the time wasted on the pulpit, in SS classes, and classrooms in schools with non-biblical issues.
Regarding the perfectionism heresy, look how dangerous it is,
- Those who fall for it will after a while be totally discouraged with their spiritual experience because in the back of their minds they will know that they are not becoming perfect as promised by the “perpetrators of heresy” that deceived them. They may actually abandon the faith in God at the end.
- Then, among those who don’t fall for it, there may be many dealing with conscience and guilt issues thinking that they may be wrong because they remain “sinners” when there is something else that “may be” could make them more acceptable to God.
In both cases what disturbs people is the belief that their salvation is operated by themselves, with the assistance of God. What an insane thinking!!!
But, unfortunately, the “perpetrators of heresy” have been influencing the Church quite significantly, with repeated attacks decade after decade. This time, again, a LGTarian (aka perfectionist) controls the GC, and the Denomination, which endangers all those believers who should be trusting Jesus’ complete/sufficient/final sacrifice and not the Church’s fallacious theories for their salvation.