Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church’s understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.
Revision of these statements may be expected at a quinquennial General Conference Session whenever the church is led by the Holy Spirit to a fuller understanding of Bible truth, or if better language is found to express these teachings of God’s Holy Word.
The expression of these concepts help provide an overall picture of what this Christian denomination collectively believes and practices. Together, these teachings reveal a God who is the architect of the world. In wisdom, grace and infinite love, He is actively working to restore a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.
Seventh-day Adventists are a global family of Christians who hold the Bible as the ultimate authority. There are, however, a few distinguishing characteristics that set them apart from many other Christian denominations. Let’s look at a few core components of their collective identity, which can give you an idea of what it means to be a Seventh-day Adventist.
ADVENTISTS LOOK TO JESUS CHRIST ALONE FOR SALVATION
ADVENTISTS BELIEVE THE BIBLE INTRODUCES YOU TO GOD
ADVENTISTS ACKNOWLEDGE THE CALL TO BE UNIQUE, OR “SET APART” FROM THE WORLD.
ADVENTISTS UPHOLD THE IMPORTANCE OF THE 4THCOMMANDMENT, THE SEVENTH-DAY SABBATH, EVEN TODAY.
ADVENTISTS HAVE A RICH HISTORY, FUELED BY A RENEWED EMPHASIS ON RIGOROUS BIBLE STUDY.