The Holy Scriptures
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant Conviction -- Sola Scriptura -- the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
We believe that there is one God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons usually called the Trinity in Christian circles.
We believe that in Christ's life of perfect obedience to God's will, His suffering, death, and resurrection, God provided the only means of atonement for human sin, so that those who by faith accept this atonement have eternal life. We also believe the second coming of Jesus Christ is the blessed hope of the Church, the grand climax of the Gospel.
We believe that the Church is the community of believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In it men and women are welcomed to join together for worship, fellowship, instruction in the Word,
the celebration of the Lord's Supper, service to our neighbours, and the world-wide proclamation of the Gospel.
We believe in Baptism by immersion as a symbol of our union with Christ, whereas we declare publicly our relationship with their Saviour Jesus Christ, testifying of our death to sin and of our purpose to walk in newness of life. Thus we acknowledge Christ as Lord and Saviour, become His people, and are received as members by His church. Baptism is a symbol of our union with Christ, the forgiveness of our sins, and our reception of the Holy Spirit. It is by immersion in water and is contingent on an affirmation of faith in Jesus and acceptance of His teachings.
The Ten Commandments
We believe that the Ten Commandments, the great principles of God's law, are exemplified in the life of Christ. They express God's love, will, and purposes concerning human conduct and relationships. Salvation is all of grace and not of works, but its fruitage is obedience to the Commandments, not in hopeless effort to earn salvation, but in grateful harmony with the life and will of Christ whose perfect obedience has brought us confidence and acceptance as His sons and daughters.
We believe that the seventh day of the week, Saturday, is to be observed as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. We believe that the Sabbath is a day of delightful communion with God and one another. We joyfully observe this holy time from Friday evening to Saturday evening, from sunset to sunset, as a celebration of God's creative and redemptive acts.
The New Earth
We believe that on the new earth, in which righteousness dwells, God will provide a glorious home for the redeemed with a perfect environment for everlasting life, love, joy and learning. God Himself will dwell with His people, and suffering and death will exist no more.
A complete statement of the 28 fundamental beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists is available on our worldwide corporate family site: