For those who don’t like math I apologize for the following post because it is full of math in its own way. Now before I get into Adventist Salvation Mathgebra 101 I’ll show you the Biblical formula as a baseline.
Here is Biblical Salvation: Grace (from God)+Faith(From God) = Salvation (From God).
Grace, Faith and Salvation are all gifts from God.
In our natural state none of us are aligned to interest in God, we are all born dead in sin, our our hearts full of sin. Our Spirits our dead. Our hearts are deceitfully wicked above all things and we have no natural inclination to turn to Him. Yet God guides us to Himself through the Holy Spirit, He gives us a searching, seeking, asking, knocking heart. God promises that we will find Him if we seek for Him with all of our heart. If we are serious and willing He is equally serious and willing. He gives us faith to believe in the Bible and what it says about Him and His plan for the Ages. Especially about Salvation. When we understand Salvation and the need to go to the Cross of Christ in faith, repenting of our sins, God gives us Grace (wholly unmerited favor), and through that another gift Salvation or eternal life.