ABOUT SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
The Word of God states there being three individual beings—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for those who believe in Him.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS BELIEVE
- In a personal God. Hebrews. 1:1-3
- In Jesus Christ as the divine Son of God and our Saviour. John 1:1-3,14; Hebrews. 7:25
- In the Holy Spirit, the divine Comforter. John 14:16, 26; 15:26
- In regeneration and the new birth, through the acceptance of the gospel. John 3:1-7
- That the Bible is the inspired Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21
- That the second coming of Christ is very near. That it will be literal, personal and visible to all. John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; Matthew 24:30, 37-44
- That man by nature is mortal. Job 4:17; 1 Timothy 6:15-16
- That immortality and eternal life are the gifts of God and are received only through Christ. Roman 6:23
- That the dead are unconscious. Ecclesiastes 9:5; John 11:11-14
- That there will be a resurrection of the dead. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
- That righteousness come by faith. Roman 4:3-5
- That the law of the Ten Commandments is the standard of righteousness by which all will be judged, and which all Christians are commanded to obey. James 2:10-12; Exodus 20:1-17; Matthew 5:17-48; John 14:15
- That the original seventh-day Sabbath has never been changed by divine authority and therefore all Christians are under obligation to keep it holy. Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 31:12-18; Luke 16:16-17; 23:54-56; 24:1; Malachi 3:6
- In the support of the gospel through tithes and offerings. Leviticus 27:30, 32; Malachi 3:8-11; Matthew 23:23
- In baptism by immersion. Mark 1:9-10; Roman 6:3-5
- In the ordinances of humility and the Lord's Supper. John 13:4-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
- In the gifts of the Spirit, including the Spirit of prophecy. Ephesian 4:8, 11; Revelation 12:17; 19:10; Amos 3:7
- In discarding unhealthful practices such as the use of intoxicants, tobacco, unclean meats, etc. Proverbs 23:29-32; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Deuteronomy 14:3-20; Isaiah 66:15-17
- That followers of Jesus should manifest true Christian modesty in dress and deportment and should shun all questionable worldly amusements. 1 Timothy 2:9, 10; Deuteronomy 22:5; James 1:27