Statement of Beliefs
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 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. Revision of these statements may be expected at a General Conference Session when the church is led by the Holy Spirit to a fuller understanding of Bible truth or finds better language in which to express the teachings of God’s Holy Word.