Official Statements

Statements

Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion

VOTED, To adopt the document, Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion, which reads as follows: Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its...

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Mission Statement of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our Mission Make disciples of Jesus Christ who live as His loving witnesses and proclaim to all people the everlasting gospel of the Three Angels’ Messages in preparation for His soon return (Matt...

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Nurture and Protection of Children

Seventh-day Adventists place a high value on children.  In the light of the Bible they are seen as precious gifts from God entrusted to the care of parents, family, community of faith and...

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Freedom of Speech and Defamation of Religion

A distinguishing feature of humans is our God-given ability to communicate in the abstract through speech, symbols, and the written word.  Nowhere is this capacity more uniquely expressed than in the...

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Values

Seventh-day Adventist values are rooted in the revelation of God provided through the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ.  Our sense of identity and calling grows from an understanding of Bible...

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Call for Peace

We are living in an increasingly unstable and dangerous world. Recent events have resulted in a heightened sense of vulnerability and personal or corporate fear of violence. Throughout the world,...

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Well-being and Value of Children

Seventh-day Adventists affirm the right of every child to a happy and stable home environment, and the freedom and support to grow up to be the person God intended. In 1989, the United Nations General...

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Religious Liberty, Evangelism, and Proselytism

Seventh-day Adventists believe that freedom of religion is a basic human right. As Christians, they are persuaded that the dissemination of religion is not only a right, but a joyful responsibility...

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Religious Minorities and Religious Freedom

Throughout history religious minorities have often been subject to discrimination and outright persecution. Today religious intolerance and prejudice are again on the rise. Notwithstanding the...

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Ban on Sales of Assault Weapons to Civilians

Automatic or semi-automatic military-style weapons are becoming increasingly available to civilians. In some areas of the world it is relatively easy to acquire such guns. They show up not only in the...

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Statement on Transgenderism

The increasing awareness of the needs and challenges that transgender men and women experience and the rise of transgender issues to social prominence worldwide raise important questions not only for...

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Consensus Statement on a Seventh-day Adventist Theology of Ordination

In a world alienated from God, the Church is composed of those whom God has reconciled to Himself and to each other. Through the saving work of Christ they are united to Him by faith through baptism...

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Our beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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