What We Believe

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.

Currently, Adventists hold 28 fundamental beliefs that can be organized into six categories—the doctrines of God, man, salvation, the church, the Christian life and last day events. In each teaching, God is the architect, who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last for eternity.

God
 

We Believe that God Loves

 
God is love, power, and splendor—and God is a mystery. His ways are far beyond us, but He still reaches out to us. God is infinite yet intimate, three yet one, all-knowing yet all-forgiving.
 
Humanity

We Believe that God creates

 
From neurons to nebulae, DNA to distant galaxies, we are surrounded by wonder. Yet the beauty is broken.
 
Salvation
 

We Believe that God redeems

 
Love. Harmony. Perfection. Once, all creation sang the same glorious song.
 
Church

We Believe that God Inhabits

 
Jesus left His followers with an epic mission: tell the world of His love and His promise to return. Also, they should love people the way He loved them.
 
Living

We Believe that God transforms

 
God’s law in the Ten Commandments show us how to live and make clear our need for Jesus. Though the law shows us the path to follow and convicts us of sin, it’s about far more than just toeing the line.
 
Restoration

We believe that God Triumphs

 
From the Garden of Eden to the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom to the Exodus from Egypt, God has always investigated before taking action.