What We Believe

 

As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. We believe…
 
  • In a personal God.  Hebrews 1:1-3
  • In Jesus Christ as the Divine son of God and our Savior.  John 1:1-3, 14
  • In The Holy Spirit, the Divine Comforter.  John 15:26
  • In regeneration & the new birth, through acceptance of the gospel.  John 3:1-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16
  • That the Second coming of Christ is very near.  That it will be literal, personal, and visible to all.  John 14:1-3, Matthew 24:30
  • That man by nature is mortal.  Job 4:17, 1 Timothy 6:15-16
  • That immortality & eternal life are the gift of God & are received only through Christ.  Romans 6:23
  • That the dead are in an unconscious state.  Ecclesiastes 9:5, John 11:11-14
  • That there will be a resurrection of the dead.  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
  • That the wicked will not burn eternally, but will be burned up.  Malachi 4:1-3
  • That righteousness comes by faith.  Romans 4:3-5
  • That the law of the Ten Commandments is the standard of righteousness, by which all will be judged, and which all Christians are commanded to obey.  James 2:10-12, Exodus 20:3-17
  • That the original Seventh-day Sabbath has never been changed by divine authority and therefore all Christians are under obligation to keep it holy.  Genesis 2:2-3, Luke 23:54-56
  • In the support of the Gospel through tithes and offerings.  Leviticus 27:30-32; Malachi 3:8-11
  • In baptism by immersion.  Mark 1:9-10; Romans 6:3-5
  • In the ordinance of humility & the Lord’s Supper.  John 13:1-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • In the gifts of the Spirit including the Spirit of Prophecy.   Revelations 12:17, Revelations 19:10
  • In discarding unhealthful practices such as the use of intoxicants, tobacco, unclean meats, etc.   Proverbs 23:29-32, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Deuteronomy 14:3-20
  • That the followers of Jesus Christ should shun all questionable worldly amusement.  1 Timothy 2:9-10, Matthew 24:27-44, James 1:27, 1 Peter 3:3-4