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Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as Their only creed and hold Certain basic beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as Set Forth here, the church's CONSTITUTES Understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>

Here are our 28 fundamental doctrines and their Biblical texts that allow you to have a solid back on our beliefs.
1. The Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as moved by the Holy Spirit. (II Peter 1:20 and 21, II Tim. 3:16 and 17; Psalm 119:105, Proverbs 30:5 and 6; Isa. 8:20, John 10:35, 17:17, I Thess. 2:13, Heb. 4:12).

2. The Trinity
There is one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons. God is immortal, omnipotent, omniscient, above all, and ever present. (Deut. 6:4, 29:29, Matt. 28:19, II Cor. 13:13; Efes. 4:4-6, I Peter 1:2, I Tim. 1:17; Apoc. 14:6 and 7).

3. God the Father
God the eternal Father is the Creator, Source, Sustainer, and Sovereign of all creation. He is just and holy, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. (Gen. 1:1;. 4:11, I Cor. 15:28, John 3:16, I John 4:8, I Tim. 1:17, Exod. 34:6 and 7, John 14:9 ).

4. God the Son
God the eternal Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ. Through him all things were created, it was revealed the character of God, was made the salvation of humanity and the world is judged. Jesus suffered and died on the cross for our sins and in our place, was raised from the dead and ascended to minister in the heavenly sanctuary in our behalf. Come again for the final deliverance of His people and the restoration of all things. (John 1:1-3 and 14, 5:22, Col. 1:15-19, John 10:30, 14:9, Rom. 5:18, 6:23, II Cor. 5:17-21, Luke 1:35; Filip. 2:5-11, I Cor. 15:3 and 4; Heb. 2:9-18, 4:15, 7:25, 8:1, 2, 9:28, John 14: 1-3, I Pet. 2:21; Apoc. 22:20).

5. God the Holy Spirit
God, the Holy Spirit was active with the Father and the Son in Creation, incarnation, and redemption. He inspired the writers of Scripture. Filled to the life of Christ. He draws and convicts human beings, and those who are sensitive, are renewed and transformed by Him, in the image of God. Extends spiritual gifts to the Church. (Genesis 1:1 and 2, Luke 1:35, II Peter 1:21, Luke 4:18, Acts 10:38, II Cor. 3:18, Eph. 4:11 and 12; John 14:16 - 18 and 26, 15:26 and 27; 16:7-13, Rom. 1:1-4).

6. God is the Creator
God is the Creator of all things, and has revealed in Scripture the authentic account of His creative activity. In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth and all living things upon the earth, and rested on the seventh day of that first week. (Gen. 1, 2, Ex. 20:8-11, Psalm 19:1-6, 33:6, 9, 104, Heb. 11:3, John 1:1-3, Col. 1:16 and 17).

7. The Nature of Man
The man and woman were made in the image of God with individuality, the power and freedom to think and act. As have been created free beings, each is an indivisible unity of body, mind and soul, and dependent on God for the life, breath and everything else. When our first parents disobeyed God, they denied their dependence upon Him and fell from their high position sua beneath God. The image of God in them was marred, became mortal. Their descendants share this fallen nature and its consequences. (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, Psalm 8:4-8, Acts 17:24-28, Gen. 3, Psalms 51:5, Rom. 5:12-17, II Cor. 5 : 19 and 20).

8. The Great Controversy
All humanity is involved in a great controversy between Christ and Satan regarding the character of God, His law and His sovereignty over the universe. This conflict originated in heaven when a created being, endowed with freedom of choice, self-exaltation became Satan, God's adversary, and led a rebellion of the angels. He introduced the spirit of rebellion into this world. Observed by the whole creation, this world became the stage of the universal conflict, within which will eventually claimed the God of love. (Revelation 12:4-9, Isa. 14:12-14, Ezek. 28:12-18, Gen. 3; Gen. 6-8, II Peter 3:6, Rom. 1:19-32; 5 :19-21, 8:19-22, Heb. 1:4-14, I Cor. 4:9).

9. Life, Death and Resurrection of Christ
In Christ's life of perfect obedience to the will of God, and His suffering, death and resurrection, God provided the only means of atonement for human sin, so that those who by faith accept this atonement, may have eternal life , and all Creation better understand the infinite and holy love of the Creator. (John 3:16, Isa. 53, II Cor. 5:14, 15 and 19-21; Rom. 1:4, 3:25, 4:25, 8:3 and 4; Filip. 2:6-11 , I John 2:2, 4:10, Col. 2:15).

10. The Experience of Salvation
In infinite love and mercy God that Christ should become sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. Guided by the Holy Spirit we acknowledge our sinfulness, repent of our transgressions, and exercise faith in Jesus as Lord and Christ, as Substitute and Example. This faith which receives salvation comes from the power of the Word and is the gift of God's grace. Through Christ we are justified and delivered from the lordship of sin. Through the Spirit we are born again and sanctified. Abiding in Him, partakers of the divine nature and have the assurance of salvation now and in the judgment. (Ps. 27:1, Isa. 12:2, Jonah 2:9, John 3:16, II Cor. 5:17-21, Gal. 1:4, 2:19 and 20, 3:13, 4: 4-7; Rom. 3:24-26, 4:25, 5:6-10, 8:1-4, 14, 15, 26, 27, 10:7, I Cor. 2:5, 15:3 and 4, I John 1:9, 2:1 and 2; Efes. 2:5-10, 3:16-19, Gal. 3:26, John 3:3-8, Matt. 18:3, I Peter 1:23, 2:21, Heb. 8:7-12).

11. The Church
The Church is the community of believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We come together to worship, for fellowship, for instruction in the Word, to celebrate the Lord's Supper, for service to all mankind, and for the worldwide proclamation of the Gospel. The Church is the Family of God. The Church is the Body of Christ. (Gen. 12:3, Acts 7:38, Matt. 21:43; 16:13-20, John 20:21, 22, Acts 1:8, Rom. 8:15-17, I Cor. 12:13 -27; Efes. 1:15 and 23, 2:12, 3:8-11, 15; 4:11-15).

12. The remnant and its Mission
The universal church is composed of all who truly believe in Christ, but in the last few days, a remnant has been called out to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. This remnant announces the arrival of the judgment hour, proclaims salvation through Christ and predicts the approach of His second advent. (Mark 16:15, Matt. 28:18-20, 24:14, II Cor. 5:10; Apoc. 12:17, 14:6-12, 18:1-4, Eph. 5:22 - 27, Rev.. 21:1-14).

13. Unity in the Body of Christ
The church is one body with many members, called from every nation, tribe, language and people. We are all equal in Christ. Through the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures we share the same faith and hope, and reach out in one witness to all. This unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God, who has adopted us as His children. (Ps. 133:1; I Cor. 12:12-14, Acts 17:26 and 27, II Cor. 5:16 and 17, Gal. 3:27-29, Col. 3:10-15, Eph. 4:1-6, John 17:20-23, James 2:2-9, I John 5:1).

14. Baptism
By baptism we confess our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and witness our death to sin and of our purpose to walk in newness of life, being accepted as members by His church. And by immersion in water followed the instruction in the Holy Scriptures and acceptance of their teachings. (Matt. 3:13-16, 28:19, 20, Acts 2:38, 16:30-33, 22:16, Rom. 6:1-6, Gal. 3:27, I Cor. 12:13 , Col. 2:12 and 13, I Peter 3:21).

15. The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper is a participation in the emblems of the body and blood of Jesus as an expression of faith in Him, our Lord and Savior. Preparation includes self-examination, repentance and confession. Master instituted foot washing ceremony to represent renewed cleansing, to express a willingness to serve one another in humility like that of Christ, and to unite our hearts in love. (Matt. 26:17-30, I Cor. 11:23-30, 10:16, 17, John 6:48-63, Rev.. 3:20, John 13:1-17).

16. Spiritual Gifts and Ministries
God bestows upon all members of His church in every age spiritual gifts. Being awarded by the action of the Holy Spirit, who apportions to each member as He wills, the gifts provide all abilities and ministries that the church needs to fulfill its divinely ordained functions. Some members are called of God and endowed by the Spirit for functions recognized by the church in pastoral, evangelical, apostolic, and teaching. (Rom. 12:4-8, I Cor. 12:9-11, 27 and 28; Efes. 4:8 and 11-16, II Cor. 5:14-21, Acts 6:1-7, I Tim . 2:1-3, I Peter 4:10 and 11; Col. 2:19, Matt. 25:31-36).

17. The Gift of Prophecy
One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is prophecy. This gift is a characteristic of the remnant church and was manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White. As the Lord's messenger, her writings are a continuing and authoritative source of truth which provide comfort, guidance, instruction, and correction to the Church. (Joel 2:28, 29, Acts 2:14-21, Heb. 1:1-3, Rev.. 12-17, 19:10).

18. The Law of God
The great principles of God's law are embodied in the Ten Commandments and exemplified in the life of Christ. They express love, will and purposes of God concerning the behavior and human relationships and are binding on all people, at all times. These precepts are the basis of the concert of God with His people and the standard of God's judgment. (Exodus 20:1-17; Mat. 5:17; Deut. 28:1-14, Psalm 19:7-13, John 14:15, Rom. 8:1-4, I John 5:3; Matt. 22:36-40; Efes. 2:8).

19. The Sabbath
The beneficent Creator, after the six days of Creation, rested on the seventh day and instituted the Sabbath for all people as a memorial of Creation. The fourth commandment of God's unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as a day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. (Gen. 2:1-3; Exod. 20:8-11, 31:12-17, Luke 4:16, Heb. 4:1-11, Deut. 5:12-15; Isa. 56:5 and 6, 58:13 and 14; Lev. 23:32, Mark 2:27 and 28).

20. Stewardship
We are God's stewards, responsible for the proper use of time and opportunities, abilities and possessions, and the blessings of the earth and its resources He placed in our care. We recognize the right of ownership on the part of God, through faithful service to Him and our fellow men, and by returning tithes and giving offerings for the proclamation of His gospel and the support and growth of His church. (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15; Haggai 1:3-11; Mal 3:8-12, Mat. 23:23, I Cor. 9:9-14).

21. Christian Conduct
We are called to be a godly people who think, feel and act in accordance with the principles of heaven. For the Spirit to recreate in us the character of our Lord we involve ourselves only in those things that occur in our life, purity, health and happiness similar to those of Christ. (I John 2:6, Eph. 5:1-13, Rom. 12:1 and 2, I Cor. 6:19, 20, 10:31, I Tim. 2:9 and 10; Lev. 11:1 -47, II Cor. 7:1, I Peter 3:1-4, II Cor. 10:5; Filip. 4:8).

22. Marriage and Family
Marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship. For the Christian, the marriage commitment is to God, and the spouse, and should be taken only between partners who share the same faith. Regarding divorce, Jesus taught that the person who divorces a spouse, except for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery. God blesses the family and wants its members shall assist each other to reach full maturity. Parents should teach their children to love the Lord and obey Him. (Genesis 2:18-25, Deut. 6:5-9, John 2:1-11, Eph. 5:21-33, Matt. 5:31 and 32; 19:3-9, Proverbs 22: 6, Efes. 6:1-4; Mal. 4:5 and 6, Mark 10:11 and 12; Luke 16:18, I Cor. 7:10 and 11).

23. Christ's Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary
There is a sanctuary in heaven. In it Christ ministers on our behalf, making available to believers the benefits of His atoning sacrifice offered once for all on the cross. He is our great High Priest and began His intercessory ministry at the time of His ascension. In 1844, at the end of the prophetic period of 2300 days, began the second and last phase of His atoning ministry. The investigative judgment reveals to heavenly intelligences who among the dead will be worthy to have part in the first resurrection. It also makes manifest who among the living, are ready for translation into His everlasting kingdom. The termination of the ministry of Christ will mark the close of probation for humans, before the Second Advent. (Heb. 1:3, 8:1-5, 9:11-28, Dan. 7:9-27, 8:13 and 14; 9:24-27; Num 14:34; Ezek. 4:6 , Malachi 3:1, Lev. 16; Apoc. 14:12, 20:12, 22:12).

24. The Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the Church. The Saviour's coming will be literal, personal, visible and universal. (Titus 2:13, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:9-11, I Thessalonians. 4:16 and 17, I Cor. 15:51-54, II Thess. 2:8, Matt. 24; Sea . 13, Luke 21, II Tim. 3:1-5; Joel 3:9-16, Heb. 9:28).

25. Death and Resurrection
The wages of sin is death. But God, who alone is immortal, will grant eternal life to His redeemed. Until that day death is an unconscious state for all people. (I Tim. 6:15 and 16; Rom. 6:23, I Cor. 15:51-54; Eccles. 9:5 and 6, Psalms 146:4, I Thess. 4:13-17, Rom. 8:35-39, John 5:28 and 29; Apoc. 20:1-10, John 5:24).

26. The Millennium and the End of Sin
The millennium is the thousand-year reign of Christ with His saints in heaven between the first and second resurrections. During this time the wicked dead will be judged. At the end of that period, Christ with His saints and the Holy City will descend from Heaven to Earth. The unrighteous dead will then be resurrected, and with Satan and his angels will surround the city, but fire from God will consume them and cleanse the earth. The universe will thus be freed of sin and sinners. (Rev. 20; Zac. 14:1-4, Malachi 4:1, Jer. 4:23-26, I Cor. 6, II Peter 2:4, Ezek. 28:18, II Thess. 1:7 -9; Apoc. 19:17, 18 and 21).

27. The New Earth
On the new earth, in which righteousness dwells, God will provide an eternal home for the redeemed and a perfect environment for life, love, joy and eternal learning in His presence. (II Peter 3:13; Gen. 17:1-8, Isa. 35, 65:17-25, Matt. 5:5, Rev.. 21:1-7, 22:1-5, 11:15).

28. Growing in Christ:
A new fundamental belief The 58th Congress of the Seventh-day Adventist Church adopted this July 4th a new fundamental belief that declares God's power to help believers live a sanctified life.
"Growing in Christ" as the new statement is called, links Jesus' victory over evil spirits with the struggles facing Christians today.


Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. The fundamental beliefs listed below constitute our church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. (Click the [+] to learn more.)

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