Seventh Day Adventist Church

Seventh-day Adventist Church is an Adventist Protestant church of Christ that worships on Saturday which is the seventh day of the week also known as the Sabbath day (Day of rest). The denomination started from the Millerite movement in the United States in the mid-19th century and became officially established in 1863. Other founders include Ellen G. White, whose detailed contents are appreciated by the church.

A complete part of the theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is according to popular evangelical religious teachings, examples are Trinity and the stability of Scripture. Distinctive post-tribulation teachings involve the unawareness state of the dead and the doctrine of an investigative judgment.

The Adventist Church place their focus on diet and good health, including sticking to Kosher food laws encouraging vegetarianism, and full understanding of the person. They are also known for their advancement of religious freedom, and its traditional principles and way of life.

The Seventh-day Adventist church is ruled generally by a General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, with younger low populated regions apportioned by sections, Local conferences, and union conferences. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is presently among the fastest-growing and most popular churches in the world.

It has over 21 million baptized members worldwide and 25 million committed members. As of May 2007, it was the twelfth-largest Christain as of May 2007 worldwide and the sixth-largest international Christain body.

It is distinct both ethnically and culturally support the mission’s activities in over 215 countries and regions. The church functions in over 7,500 schools including over 100 post-secondary institutions, many hospitals, and publishing houses in the world including a humanitarian support association called the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

Classification of the Seventh-day Adventist church

Classification: Protestant

Orientation:     Adventist

Theology:       Arminianism, Seventh-day Adventist theology

Polity:             Presbyterian/Episcopal

Founder:        Joseph Bates,James White,Ellen G. White,J. N. Andrews.

President:      Ted N. C. Wilson

Origin:              May 21, 1863; 158 years,Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.

Region:           Worldwide

Branched from:Millerites

Separations:  SDA Reform Movement and True and Free SDAs (separated 1925, small minorities) Davidian SDAs (separated 1929, small minority)

Adventist Church of Promise (separated 1932, small minority)

Pastors:19,717

Congregations:92,186 churches,72,749 companies.

Members:21,760,076[1]

Hospitals:198

Nursing homes:133

Aid organization:Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Primary schools:5,915

Secondary schools:2,435

Tertiary institutions:115

Other name(s):Adventist church, SDA (informal)

Official website:adventist.org 

What does the Seventh-day Adventist Church believe in?

Seventh-day Adventists support the central doctrines of Protestant Christianity: Which include the Trinity, the incarnation, the virgin birth, the substitutionary atonement, justification by faith, creation, the second coming, the resurrection of the dead, and lastly the judgment.

The version of the Bible used by Seventh-day Adventists?

The Clear Word

Although The Clear Word has not been approved officially by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it’s currently printed by the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

The Clear Word bible classification

Complete Bible was published:  1994

Authorship:        Jack Blanco

Type of Translation:        100% paraphrase rate, Contemporary

Version revision:              1996

Their Belief and practices

The Seventh-day Adventists have similar religious fundamental beliefs of Protestant faith involving approval of the power of the Bible, awareness of the reality of human sin and the importance of redemption, and belief in the reparation work of Christ. They are officially in trinity acknowledging the three eternal persons in one God.

However, in different situations, they have ardently argued this belief which some groups of Adventist members did not accept. Seventh-day Adventist was established when alot of Protestants were separated into Calvinist and Arminian camps, the present human choice and God’s election the past focusing on the predestination and the supreme power of God.

The Adventists at last accepted Arminian interpretation of Christ’s atonement. They debated that his death was “a means available for all men” but effective only for the people who present themselves to receive the benefit of his death.

Also the thought of the Second Advent of Christ, two other issues kept the Adventists away from many Christians.

Initially, they worship on Saturday, instead of Sunday, as Sabbath day. This particular day according to the scripture was established by God, and the commandment about resting on the Sabbath day is also part of God’s eternal law.

Secondly, they also stay away from eating meat and taking stimulants and narcotics because they feel it’s harmful. Though they refer to the Bible to get justification for avoiding these dietary practices, they declare that these are basically on the wide theological teaching that the body is actually the temple of the holy spirit and should be preserved to prevent contamination.

Seven days Adventists emphasize on tithing and so they are able to gather yearly giving per capital which enables them to fund their worldwide mission work including their welfare activities. Due to the fact that they don’t work on Saturday, they normally have job issues. In the United States, they work together with the Jewish community to encourage laws that can approve the Sabbatarian practice.

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