As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are rooted in Holy Scriptures.  God reveals His character in three great events.

  • His creation of man and woman, giving them the freedom of choice, as well as the ability to choose to love or hate Him.
  • The death of Jesus Christ on the cross:  He paid the penalty we deserve for our hateful choices toward God.
  • Christ's tomb is empty!  He is alive, living to fill us with His love and to spend eternity with Him!

Our knowledge of God helps us understand His love, character, and grace. This begins an adventure in growth and powers our mission to tell the world about His love and offer of salvation.  The Bible speaks of the Creator's directions, like a road map with an exit ramp to heaven.  Sometimes He speaks through stories, like David and Goliath, Ruth and Boaz, and Christ on the cross.  Some of these stories teach on handling troubles, others on hope and peace.  They are like personal letters from God.

Scripture has instructions and laws from God like the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20.  When people asked Jesus to summarize these commands, He focused on the way God's love affects the way we live.  He said, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul" (Matthew 22:37, NIV) and "Love your neighbor as you love yourself" (Matthew 22:39, NIV).

The Bible also gives God's practical advice through parables, promises, and warnings.  Although many different writers wrote the Bible, each page describes the same God we can understand today.  God loves us even when we reject Him with our own life choices.  Yet He is still there to redeem us.  And Jesus is the one who never changes in a world that always does.  He is Creator, Saviour, Friend, God's Son, and God Himself!  Jesus keeps us whole when the enemy is trying to make us fall apart.

Seventh-day Adventists believe that Jesus is one of the three persons who make up our God:  the Trinity.  The Bible describes the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit for our growth as Christians and our salvation.  This was made possible when Jesus came to Bethlehem as a human baby.  He lived a Godly life, died innocently for ALL of our sins, and was buried.  But He came back to life three days later!  Now He is in heaven interceding with the Father for us, preparing for our deliverance.

Allow Jesus into your life and look to Him for life as He lives it!  He transforms His followers into accurate representatives of God's character.  He is concerned about what you do and how you relate to Him.  God wants nothing to come between Him and His children, especially anything damaging.  He has designed each of us with special talents, like teaching or loving others. Whatever gifts you have received, God has also provided energy and wisdom needed for you to use them!

The Seventh-day Adventist faith sees this life "overflowing" with hope and thankfulness for God's blessings!  As a friend of God, you will spend time together each morning and throughout the day.  You will discuss both good and bad experiences.  It is pleasant to find comfort in the place of God's refuge.  You can always trust Him because He loves you.

The seventh day (Saturday), the Sabbath, is an extra-special part of this relationship set aside for focused fellowship with God's people.  "Remember the sabbath day" (Exodus 20:8, NIV), to deepen our friendship with the Creator of the universe!  There's another great truth about friendship with God.  It doesn't end in a cemetery, for God is planning a homecoming filled with angels, trumpets, Jesus, and resurrections!  He's promised to bring His followers from this earth to His home, heaven!

God has a family album with your picture in it!  God's plan fills you with hope, love, and peace.  In fact, Jesus paid for sin on the cross.  Experience His love and priceless salvation.  Salvation?  God cleans away our sins.  Accept His promise and allow Him to clean out what the enemy has left in us.  Then we experience the transforming power of His love!  Remember, Jesus has already won the war!  We celebrate His victory in our lives when we participate in the Lord's Supper.  This includes:
  • Foot washing - symbolizing to love others, (from John 6:51-54 NIV) bread - "This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world," and wine or grape juice - "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life."
  • Full immersion baptism symbolized dying to self and coming alive in Jesus.  With baptism, we are born again in Jesus.
  • Eternal life, peace, purpose, forgiveness, hope:  Accept His gifts and you immediately become a part of His family!