Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source for 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. In each teaching, God is the architect, Who in wisdom, grace and infinite love, is restoring a relationship with humanity that will last forever. A summary of these beliefs is found below, with full statements and Scriptural references available by clicking the links.
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.
We Believe that God is the Creator
From Neurons to nebulae, DNA to distant galaxies, we are surrounded by wonder. Where there is a design, there must be a Designer.
We Believe that God Saves Us
Love. Harmony. Perfection. Once, all creation sang the same glorious song. It will again--when Jesus returns for us all His glorious appearing.
We Believe in God's Mission
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.
We Believe that God Transforms
God's law in the Ten Commandments shows us how to live and makes 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.
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. But He is always... always... victorious.