Seventh-Day Adventists' Beliefs

Official Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

The name ‘Seventh-Day Adventist’ encompasses key beliefs important to us as a church community. The word ‘adventist’ refers to our belief in the impending return of Jesus Christ, while ‘seventh-day’ refers to the biblical Sabbath, which is Saturday.

We place a strong emphasis on worshiping God and following His teachings, as well as promoting healthy living and caring for the world around us. Our ultimate goal is to prepare for Christ’s second coming and to share the good news of salvation with others.

Being a part of the Seventh-Day Adventist church means being part of a worldwide community with over 18 million members in over 200 countries. We strive to live out our beliefs through acts of service and spreading God’s love to everyone we encounter.

28 Fundamental beliefs

The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes only in the Bible as their creed. They hold many fundamental beliefs which they see as the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These statements may be revised or updated at a General Conference session if new information is found or a different language is needed to express what God’s Holy Word teaches us accurately.