Adventist teaching: Yes
Biblical teaching: No
Ellen G. White, who the SDA Church believes was divinely inspired and corrects inaccurate interpretations of scripture, claimed that, at the close of human probation (a false doctrine), the mediation of Christ will cease and the believer will have to stand before Almighty God without an intercessor. In fact, she claimed that Jesus is only mediating for those who let nothing interfere with their duty to perfect holiness and believe and understand the teaching of the investigative judgement. She claims this is because, like the Jews of Jesus’s day that rejected Him, if one rejects the teaching of the investigative judgement then one is rejecting Christ as mediator.
In the same vision that she falsely claimed to be shown the day and hour of Jesus’s return, she also falsely claimed that once this meditation stops then Jesus will take off the Levitical priesthood garments He is wearing and put on His kingly robe. Which means she didn’t believe He was ruling and reigning as a king presently. Jesus is not wearing Levitical priesthood garments in heaven.
All of this severely contradicts scripture and shows a serious lack of understanding as to what Jesus’s mediation entails and accomplishes.
The Holy Spirit very clearly tells us that Jesus will forever live to make intercession for His people because He will not die, thus His priesthood will never end (Hebrews 7:25). He will also rule and reign forever as a king because He is not just a high priest, but a King (Revelation 11:15). He is a High Priest King. Since He is after the order of Melchizedek, not Aaron, Melchizedek was both a high priest and a king (Hebrews 6:19-20, 7:1). This means that as long as Jesus is ruling and reigning He will also be interceding for His people. His ascension was the inauguration and coronation of His kingly reign.
Christ is the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5). This work entails more than simply interceding on behalf of sinners. It’s how the believer has peace with God (Romans 5:1-11). If Jesus’s mediation were to cease, man would be eternally lost. Even into eternity, Jesus will remain the intercessory connection point between God and man forever bridging the gap, keeping His people secure.
Ellen White claimed that “whatever contradicts God’s Word, we can be sure proceeds from Satan”, that her writings never contradict God’s Word, and bear the test of investigation. We’ll let you connect the dots.