Avid Bible Student
They will be separated from God forever and ever, it is the end of sin and sinners as they will be destroyed and perish.
Now, Christ will take the saints to heaven when He comes at the Second Coming as He promised.
Yes, it seems that SDA's and JW's have some similar beliefs....each coming from that era when change was in the wind. It was foretold for the "time of the end" after all. A cleansing, whitening and refining of God's worship was to take place, but the "wicked" would not be granted any insight or understanding. They would continue on in the way they always had...unclean, stained and unrefined. (Daniel 12:4; 9-10)
When Christ comes as judge of this world, it will obviously be a spectacular event. But JW's see his "presence" (parousia) as something involving a certain period of time in which Christ told his disciples to expect a series of world events indicating his "presence" as ruler in God's Kingdom. He said it was a "sign" of the "end of the age"....a time period before his "coming" to put the world to rights. All of those signs have been in evidence since 1914 when we believe the "last days" began. The end has not yet come, but is looming ever closer. (Matthew 24:3-14; 33-39)
When you mention "saints"...do SDA's have a belief that all of Christ's disciples are "saints" or are there those who, whilst still being Christ's disciples, will not be taken to heaven when he returns?