are Seventh-day Adventists?
Adventists base their faith in God as revealed through Jesus Christ and
as shown through the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Faith means placing complete trust in God, and accepting his offer of
salvation. Such trusting faith is fundamental to Adventist beliefs. A
living relationship with God is essential to faith.
Written down over many years, the Bible presents the essential truth about
God. The Holy Spirit inspired human writers to reveal the character of
God and how he wishes to save all those who come to him. The Bible explains
the nature of God and the way Gods followers will behave as a result
of their relationship with him.
heart of the Adventist message is the gospel, Gods good news of
salvation. Through Jesus death on the cross human beings may be
won back to love and trust God, and accept Gods free gift of eternal
life for all those who follow him.
Creator of the Universe, Christ formed our world in seven days, and created
the first man and woman. At the close of his creative work, God gave the
Sabbath as a day of celebration and worship.
The seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) is given as a reminder of the God who
both creates and saves, and is the day God invites all to come and worship
him. Jesus observed the seventh-day Sabbath while on earth, and Adventists
follow his example in keeping the fourth of the Ten Commandments.
Adventists look forward to the soon return of Jesus Christ as prophesied
and as he himself promised, but do not set any date for this glorious
event when he comes to take home all who accept him as their Lord.
After Death and the Future
Adventists follow Jesus in identifying those who die as sleeping. Those
who have trusted God are raised to life when Jesus returns, and look forward
to a wonderful future--eternal life in Gods presence.
Those who choose to accept Gods way for their lives and his offer
of eternal life demonstrate their belief through baptism (being immersed
in water), following the example of Jesus. Adventists follow lives of
commitment to God and his plan for us, which include following his commands
as being for our best good.
The Adventist Church operates one of the largest educational systems in
the world, and features Universities such as Loma Linda whose Medical
Center is at the forefront of treatments such as the innovative Proton
Accelerator for cancer treatment. Through a world-wide network of schools,
Adventists seek to better humanity through providing education and vocational
Through the Adventist Development and Relief Agency and other programs,
the Adventist Church provides practical assistance to those less fortunate,
caring for the poor and disadvantaged in many countries of the world,
without regard for race, religion or nationality. The Church also operates
youth camps, community service projects, family life counseling and other
programs to assist those wishing to overcome drug addiction and alcohol
or tobacco dependence.
Communication of Hope
Adventists will communicate hope by focusing on the quality of life that
is complete in Christ. Communication is a vital aspect of faith, sharing
the good news of God and keeping the family of believers in touch through
a global system that includes satellite broadcasting, TV, radio, print
and the Internet.