Official Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.

Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.

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Fundamental Beliefs

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians. Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation,…

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Statements

From time to time, Seventh-day Adventists find it important to articulate their understanding of certain important topics in light of their understanding of biblical values and teachings. Below is a collection of these statements on issues ranging from religious freedom to assault weapons.

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Guidelines

Leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have established guidelines for members and church entities as they navigate certain key scenarios. These guidelines cover areas ranging from employer-employee relationships to a Christian philosophy of music.

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Documents

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has published a series of documents on various issues relevant to life in modern society. Click below to review anything from a study paper on the AIDS epidemic to a document discussing the ecumenical movement.

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