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.

Resolution on the Holy Bible

As delegates to the 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas, we reaffirm our commitment to the authority of the Bible as the infallible revelation of God and His will. In them, God revea…

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Relationships with Other Christian Churches and Religious Organizations

To avoid creating misunderstanding or friction in our relationships with other Christian churches and religious organizations, the following guidelines have been set forth: We recognize those agencies…

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Resolution on the Spirit of Prophecy

We, the delegates to the 2010 General Conference Session in Atlanta, Georgia, acknowledge with gratitude the continuing contribution to the Seventh-day Adventist Church found in the writings and minis…

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Roadmap for Mission

A 20 05 Rationale–God’s mission for this world motivates and informs our mission. For this reason, mission is the lifeblood of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mission is woven into our i…

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Safeguarding Mission in Changing Social Environments

Seventh-day Adventists are engaged in a mission to communicate to all peoples the everlasting gospel of God’s love, leading them to accept Jesus as personal Savior and Lord, to unite with His re…

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Conserving Membership Gains

RECOMMENDED   To approve the following appeal to the world Church regarding membership retention and the reclaiming of former members; and further To encourage widespread circulation of this appe…

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Communication Strategy Commission – Report

VOTED, 1. To accept the Communication Strategy Commission Report as a study document; 2. To request the divisions to place the document under review and report to the General Conference with recommend…

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Church-State Relations

Preamble God is love. His rule of this universe is based on the willing obedience of His creation evoked by His magnificent benevolence.[1] Only a faith that rests in the heart of man,[2] and only act…

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Strategic Issues for the Seventh-day Adventist Church

VOTED, To approve and refer to each division and the attached union the document, Strategic Issues for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as follows: Strategic Issues for the Seventh-day Adventist Chur…

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Female Genital Mutilation

Introduction As part of their mission to the entire world, Seventh-day Adventists have a firm commitment to provide health care that preserves and restores human wholeness. By wholeness we mean the ha…

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Human Gene Therapy

Introduction Recent advances in medicine and genetic technology make it possible to treat human disease by altering the genes in cells of the sufferer. Though the methods of the emerging field of gene…

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Ethical Foundations for the General Conference and Its Employees

Our Mission The Seventh-day Adventist Church mission is to proclaim to all peoples the everlasting gospel, in the context of the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to acc…

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Total Commitment to God

A Declaration of Spiritual Accountability in the Family of Faith The history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is filled with examples of individuals and institutions who have been, and are, vibrant…

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Christian Principles for Genetic Interventions

Introduction Most of the new developments in genetics are the result of increased knowledge concerning the fundamental structure of genes, not only in humans but throughout all the realms of life…

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Considerations on Assisted Human Reproduction

Developments in medical technology have led to a number of interventions designed to assist human procreation. Procedures such as artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, embryo tra…

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Sabbath Observance

Purpose and Perspective The main objective of this document on Sabbath observance is to provide counsel or guidelines to church members desiring a richer, more meaningful experience in Sabbath keeping…

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AIDS – A Seventh-day Adventist Response

Introduction AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) looms larger every week. We are afraid for ourselves and for our families. We worry when we see no vaccine or cure in sight for years to come. Ab…

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Methods of Bible Study

Bible Study: Presuppositions, Principles, and Methods Preamble This statement is addressed to all members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with the purpose of providing guidelines on how to study t…

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Ecumenical Movement

The General Conference Executive Committee has never voted an official statement regarding the Seventh-day Adventist relationship to the ecumenical movement as such. A book has been written dealing at…

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Church Manual

The Church Manual describes the governance, operations and functions of local churches. Download the complete Church Manual It has come to our attention that part of an amendment to the Church Manual voted in July of 2015 was unintentionally excluded from the revised Church Manual.  The section which appears  on page 127 should read:  Who…

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