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  Seventh-Day Adventist Denomination
The SDA church is a strong supporter of the principle of separation of church and state.
SDA members note that the Bible states that God's pattern is to investigate before exercising judgment.
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International is an organization "devoted to the spiritual, emotional, social and physical well-being of current and former Seventh-day Adventists who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered." Their group is completely independent of the SDA church.
www.religioustolerance.org /sda.htm   (3546 words)

  Adherents.com: Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a large, international Protestant denomination.
Most Seventh-day Adventists live outside the United States, but the U.S. population is approaching one million members.
Adventist percentage statistics are based on ratios published on this web site, apparently from 1993-94.
www.adherents.com /largecom/com_sda.html   (227 words)

 Seventh-day Adventist, SDA, Ellen G White
The investigative judgment doctrine, peculiar to Seventh-day Adventists, teaches that in fulfillment of Old Testament sanctuary typology, Christ entered into the second apartment of the sanctuary in heaven in 1844 in order to begin a work of "investigative judgment" to see who was worthy of eternal life, both of those still living and those dead.
For Adventist theology is very similar to an onion: it may be shiny and attractive on the outside, but the inner layers become progressively stronger and ranker until they are simply insufferable.
The view of Christ presented in those years by Adventist authors was that there was a time when Christ did not exist, that His divinity is a delegated divinity, and that therefore He is inferior to the Father.
www.macgregorministries.org /seventh_day_adventists/sda_index.html   (1921 words)

 Seventh-day Adventism - Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects
Some state that while SDA includes a number of doctrines that are outside the mainstraim of historic Christian theology, Seventh-day Adventists do accept the essential doctrines of the Christian faith and should thus be considered Christians.
SDA teachings most clearly contrary to the gospel and unorthodox in nature are its insistence on water baptism as an essential prerequisite to salvation, its teaching about the end time significance of sabbath observance to identification of true believers, and its doctrine of the Investigative Judgement.
Other distinctive SDA teachings include vegetarianism and other ''health'' issues, and the doctrine of ''soul sleep,'' a misnomer for the belief that between death and resurrection one is essentially non-existent except in the memory of God.
www.apologeticsindex.org /s18.html   (4574 words)

 Good News for Seventh-Day Adventists - Present Truth Magazine
To those of our evangelical Christian brothers and sisters in other denominations who might be tempted to ridicule traditional Adventists for a few of their rather heterodox teachings, we might suggest that all of us could benefit by putting our doctrinal houses in order before casting the first stone at traditional Adventists.
As we consider the scandalous fact that there are so many Christian denominations today, a re-evaluation of the course that we have plotted for the good Gospel ship on which we are all sailing would be very much in order.
Ellen G. White and the Seventh Day Adventist Church
www.presenttruthmag.com /7dayadventist   (367 words)

 Seventh-Day Adventism
This is because Adventists have always been regarded suspiciously by Evangelicals and have often been viewed as a fanatical cult (as have some of their offshoots, such as the Branch Davidians).
Many Adventists insist that, as a matter of discipline (not doctrine), one must not eat meats considered unclean under the Mosaic Law (many endorse total vegetarianism), and one must avoid "worldly entertainments" (card-playing, dancing, smoking, drinking, reading non-religious books, listening to non-religious music, watching non-religious television, going to the movies, etc.).
Adventists also subscribe to the two Protestant shibboleths, sola scriptura (the Bible is the sole rule of faith) and sola fide (justification is by faith alone).
www.catholic.com /library/Seventh_Day_Adventism.asp   (2062 words)

  CULTS AND SECTS: SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SDAs teach that the church founder, Ellen G. White, possessed a modern "spirit of prophecy." The church maintains that her visions and writings were divinely inspired interpretations of Scripture.
The SDA Church teaches that the biblical sabbath must be observed on the seventh day of the week (Friday evening until Saturday evening) in accordance with Old Testament law.
SDA members also are expected to observe strict dietary regulations and to abstain from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.
sub.namb.net /root/resources/beliefbulletins/cults/seventh_day.asp   (1433 words)

  Walla Walla College: About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church was founded in the mid-19th century by a group of Christians whose study of the Bible led to a belief in the soon return of Christ--the advent.
As a Seventh-day Adventist college, the beliefs, practices and mission observed at Walla Walla College are rooted in the biblical principles of worship to God and service to mankind.
Observance of the seventh-day Sabbath is a distinctive practice on campus and a key aspect of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
www.wwc.edu /40.0.html   (346 words)

 About Seventh-Day Adventists
Adventist's are people who take great joy in living according to Christ's example of service and humility.
Adventists also uphold the fundamental belief in the Trinity, that God is revealed as one in three: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
SDAs also believe in the divine creation of the earth in six days, with God resting and blessing the seventh day as the Sabbath.
www.sdada.org /aboutsda.htm   (241 words)

 Corrie Schroder
Adventists believe in religious liberty, to such a point that church and state are to remain separate.
Through their welfare system, the Adventist Church was able to show their “Christian principles and [their] patriotic loyalty to the state.”[36] The Nazi government was satisfied with the work the Adventists were doing but not with the language.
Their strong right arm had led German Adventists to a volkisch position.”[45] The Adventists had built a “well organized, efficient welfare system that seemed particularly well suited to work with state authorities.”[46] This system allowed Hulda Jost to be recognized by the Nazi regime.
www.history.ucsb.edu /projects/holocaust/Research/Proseminar/corrieschroder.htm   (5633 words)

The Seventh Day Adventist church was formed in 1860 as an offshoot of the Millerite movement earlier in the 19th century.
White's visions told her that in the end days, the Lord would call a remnant church out of the apostasy to keep His commandments as written and that the Adventists were this remnant.
The SDA leadership affirms that they are indeed the remnant church, the true "Israel of God," because they have the mark of the Lord, Saturday worship, and the prophetess to confirm this.
www.raptureready.com /rap40d.html   (2018 words)

 Seventh Day Adventists unite! -- Thompson - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Speaking during a panel discussion on religious liberty in Jamaica, at the Meadowvale Seventh Day Adventist Church, Thompson maintained that it was time for the religious denomination to have their own listing of professionals whom members could consult on medical, legal and business-related issues.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church is one of the five leading denominations within the island with a population of approximately 200,000 members.
Allen argued that more Adventists needed to report discrimination, despite the possible repercussions; and he urged a full examination of the issue to determine what legal recourse is available.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20030430T170000-0500_43121_OBS_SEVENTH_DAY_ADVENTISTS_UNITE_____THOMPSON.asp   (623 words)

 Seventh Day Adventists
Looking at Adventists through the non-denominational church I saw people that were for the most part very conservative in their lifestyle and behavior, and were particularly set apart from the fact that they worshipped on Saturday and not Sunday.
In the time period that I was at the Adventist boarding school and throughout my college years God showed me the good and the bad of Adventism, or should I say the virtues and flaws of its followers.
At first, the older Adventists were non-adaptive to the youths, but as time went on, things started to change in the church for the better.
www.geocities.com /coolpoete/seventh_day_adventists.htm   (2322 words)

 Seventh Day Adventists Beliefs, Seventh Day Adventist Singles Dating Service
At Adventist Match, we believe that shared Seventh Day Adventist beliefs are essential in a healthy and Godly SDA relationship.
However, many Seventh Day Adventists are unable to find that special someone within their own church.
Our goal is to help Seventh Day Adventist singles form friendships and romantic relationships with other Adventists from across the country and around the world.
www.adventistmatch.com /seventhdayadventist.asp   (157 words)

 CUF.org :: Catholics United for the Faith
Some Adventists continued to emphasize premillennialism, while many other Adventists became amillennialists (they believe that the reign of God began with Christ’s death and resurrection and the "thousand years" is a figurative number to describe the reign of His Church [2 Pt.
Other differences arose between Adventist denominations regarding issues such as the state of the dead, whether the wicked were to be punished or annihilated, and when the Sabbath should be recognized.
Adventists hold that the Ten Commandments express the principles of God’s law, which is exemplified by Jesus Christ in the Gospels.
www.cuf.org /Faithfacts/details_view.asp?ffID=244   (1212 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: Seventh-Day Adventists
SDAs are most set apart from other Protestant religious traditions by their observance of the Sabbath on Saturday.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency is an international organization that works in over 140 countries to promote economic development, food security, primary health care, disaster response and preparation, and basic education for underdeveloped countries
A countercult profile of SDA by the Watchman Fellowship, an independent Christian ministry devoted to new religious movements, cults, the occult and the New Age.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/sevn.html   (3667 words)

According to his example  Adventists teach the immutability of the God´s law, including the fourth commandment –  remeberring  the Sabbath day (the seventh day) and celebrating it as the day of community with God and with other believers, as was appointed by God himself.
Adventists accept biblical teachings of body as “a temple of the Holy Spirit“ and strive for a healthy life style without voluntary consumption of any intoxicating drinks or drugs, which cause addiction.
Adventists consider their mission the proclamation of the gospel about the redemption in Jesus Christ, and joyous hope as well as the preparation for his coming soon.
www.ecumenicalcouncil.cz /erceng/adventist.html   (819 words)

 Seventh-Day Adventists: Adventists
The Adventist church does not have a "official" position on any of these issues, so the answers vary from situation to situation.
On Saturday: In general, Adventists set aside secular activities on Saturday (Sabbath is from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday) and spend time focusing on God through worshiping together, experiencing his nature, spending time with friends and family, or performing acts of service for other.
Adventist ministers are not allowed to marry an Adventist and a non-Adventist.
en.allexperts.com /q/Seventh-Day-Adventists-2318/Adventists.htm   (562 words)

 Seventh Day Adventists
An example of false SDA teaching is Ellen White's contention that the observance of the Sabbath is the "greatest" of all the Ten Commandments.
Were Seventh Day Adventists to reevaluate their teachings against scripture and apostolic tradition, and drop their several false Miller and White teachings, and insistence that Christians be re-shackled to the Jewish Saturday Sabbath, then SDA's could be good, fervent, mainline Christians.
The Seventh Day Adventists claim that the Papacy is the antichrist of revelation is also very suspect and unproven.
bibleprobe.com /SDA.htm   (7940 words)

 Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures.
In six days the Lord made "the heaven and the earth" and all living things upon the earth, and rested on the seventh day of that first week.
The fourth commandment of God's unchangeable law requires the observance of this seventh-day Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry in harmony with the teaching and practice of Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath.
www.mnsda.com /abobeliefs.htm   (3765 words)

 About LLUAHSC: Seventh-day Adventist history
When Christ did not come at that time, a group of Adventists in New England, continuing their study of prophecy, concluded that the time period was right but the event anticipated was the beginning of the final judgment in heaven rather than the second coming of Christ, which was still in the future.
Adventist Health International (AHI), a management organization committed to partnering with health-care services in developing countries, is based at Loma Linda University.
The denomination's world activities are directed by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, with headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
www.llu.edu /info/sdahist.html   (349 words)

 Christian Singles Forums
Stop and think, does he like to make most of the decisions for you as a couple?
These things may not seem to matter while the stars are in your eyes but every marriage contains periods of day to day drudgery that require all the commitment you can muster as well as periods of extreme joy.
Watch for red flags; God will send them to you fleeting thoughts with real food for thought, don't ignore them.
www.sdasingles.org /s/forum/forumDisplay.asp   (882 words)

 Adventist Singles Dating, Seventh-day Adventists Christians Matchmaking -Adventistoptions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An Adventist dating site with features that include a personalized matching system, ability to send and receive messages, devotionals, Bible quizzes, and prayer request page.
While attempting to meet the social needs of Seventh-day Adventist men and women, we firmly believe that true contentment is found only in Jesus Christ and by seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
Adventist Singles at Adventist Options.com We are SDA run and are committed to bringing singles together whom have similar interests, goals, and values.
www.adventistoptions.com   (409 words)

 Seventh-Day Adventists: seventh-day sabbath?
I would ask anyone who is considering becoming a SDA or if you are already in the SDA church, but are searching for the truth, to please allow me to offer a different explanation for the claims of the SDA.
I have extensively studied the theology of the Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA) for a number of years.
My reasons for believing that the 7th day Sabbath is not the true Sabbath in the New Covenant are many.
en.allexperts.com /q/Seventh-Day-Adventists-2318/seventh-day-sabbath.htm   (694 words)

 Seventh-day Adventists
Because the Bible teaches that the human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, Adventists strive to avoid anything that would weaken or endanger their bodies.
Because the Bible counsels Christians to guard their thoughts and to live exemplary lives, we Adventists are careful in what we view and do in our leisure time.
Seventh-day Adventists believe that the gift of prophecy in all its fullness was evident in the life and work of one of its founding pioneers-- Mrs.
www.angelfire.com /sc/YJesusCame/sda.html   (2226 words)

 Seventh-Day Adventists
To her amazement, the fourth commandment, requiring observance of the seventh day, was in the very center of the ten precepts, with a soft halo of light encircling it’.
The Adventists’ obsessive emphasis on keeping the Sabbath (a point they have made into a "test' of a true Christian) and on the end times, show there to be like most sects singling out one or two thee logical issues that become the raison d'etre of the whole movement.
Gradual disclosures of this nature forced a schism in the Adventist ranks, but even charges of plagiarism were not enough to shake the confidence most Adventists placed in their guiding prophetess.
www.roca.org /OA/90/90n.htm   (1739 words)

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