Seventh-day Adventists are part of a worldwide church of Christians, followers of Jesus Christ.
believe a Trinity of three persons - 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 everyone.When He
returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left 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 that day. 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.
By prayerfully searching the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit, our church has identified key statements that summarize principal teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They are noted as the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.SDA Beliefs | Our Beliefs
One of the most notable differences between Seventh-day Adventists and many other protestants is worshiping on Saturday instead of Sunday."Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath day of the Lord your God . . . " (Exodus 20:8-11)Embracing the teaching of the ten commandments, Seventh-day Adventists recognize Saturday, the seventh day, as the Sabbath. This practice is derived specifically from the Fourth Commandment found in Exodus 20:8-11, which calls for us to work the first six days of the week and to rest on the seventh. In celebrating the Sabbath we aspire to follow Jesus' own example throughout the New Testament in this practice, observing Friday night sundown to sunset on Saturday night as a time to rest and be present to God and one another.Adventists observe the Sabbath in a variety of ways. We refrain from work and the distractions of media and commerce. Participation in Saturday morning Bible studies and worship services attends us to God and God’s work in the world. We serve others in need through community outreach. We celebrate life as the creation of God by enjoying time with friends and family and taking in the beauty of the natural world. Outdoor activities are a favorite way of remembering and celebrating God’s creative work on the Sabbath. Most importantly, Sabbath offers the gift of peace. We are reminded in resting that God has made peace with humanity through the Jesus Christ; and that peace extends to all our brothers and sisters in the human family. The divine gift of our reconciliation with a God who never stops loving us makes our reconciliation with one another possible as well. In a world so often filled with anxiety and division, the Sabbath affords us the opportunity to rest in the peace of God.