There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1Peter 1:2; 1Timothy 1:17; Revelation 14:7.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
John 3:16; Hebrews 1:1-5; Matthew 28:19-20; Colossians 2:9; John 8:58.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
Genesis 1:26-28; Luke 9:23; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 10:31; Leviticus 11.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Genesis 3; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:10, 21-26; Philippians 3:18,19.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
John 3:16; Isaiah 53; 1Peter 2:21,22; 1Corinthians 15:3,4, 20-22; 2Corinthians 5:14,15, 19-21; Romans 1:4
God’s character as reflected in the Ten Commandments is still binding upon Christians; by the power of the indwelling Christ, Christians can be faithful to God’s law, including the fourth commandment, which is an eternal sign of Jesus’ love and care, and His memorial of Creation.
Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Luke 4:16; Isaiah 56:5,6; Isaiah 58:13,14; Matthew 12:1-12; Exodus 31:13-17;
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Joel 2:28,29; Acts 2:14-21; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 19:10; Romans 12:1,2; 1John2:6; Ephesians 5:1-21;
Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:14; Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:43,44; Matthew 26:64
28 Fundamental Beliefs
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church’s understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture.