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.

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.


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Our Beliefs in Brief

  1. The Holy Scriptures
  2. The Trinity
  3. The Father
  4. The Son
  5. The Holy Spirit
  6. Creation
  7. The Nature of Humanity
  8. The Great Controversy
  9. The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ
  10. The Experience of Salvation
  11. Growing in Christ
  12. The Church
  13. The Remnant and Its Mission
  14. Unity in the Body of Christ
  15. Baptism
  16. The Lord's Supper
  17. Spiritual Gifts and Ministries
  18. The Gift of Prophecy
  19. The Law of God
  20. The Sabbath
  21. Stewardship
  22. Christian Behavior
  23. Marriage and the Family
  24. Christ's Ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary
  25. The Second Coming of Christ
  26. Death and Resurrection
  27. The Millennium and the End of Sin
  28. The New Earth