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About Seventh-day Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist church is a mainstream Christian religion with more than ten million members in over 200 countries. The Adventist church operates one of the world's largest Protestant school systems with a unique education philosophy and provides an array of humanitarian services around the world, including healthcare and an international development and relief agency.

What Adventists Believe

Seventh-day Adventists share common beliefs with many other Christians, including the concept of the Trinity and salvation through Jesus Christ. They accept the whole Bible as God's revelation and believe that the Ten Commandments express God's love, will and purpose.

  • We are a faith-based community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.
  • We see the Scripture as a road map and a means of God speaking His love to us.
  • We realize that God's greatest desire is for us to see a clear picture of His character. When we see Him clearly, we will find His love irresistible.
  • We recognize Jesus as Creator, Sustainer, Savior and Friend, God's Son and God Himself.
  • We know God loves us and wants to give us the highest quality of life imaginable.
  • He wants to spend time with us personally, one-on-one, as two close friends.
  • We believe that we have a responsibility to care for our bodies and abstain from those practices that would harm us.
  • We observe the Seventh-day Sabbath as a memorial of Creation and a chance to worship our God.

The Adventist Church believes in medical ministry, operating more than 500 hospitals, sanitariums and clinics worldwide. To alleviate human suffering and to respond to disasters, Adventists manage the Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA), an independent humanitarian aid agency serving in 125 countries.

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Adapted from  A Mission of Hope, Health, and Healing - Adventist Health System  and .