Seventh-day Adventist

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Evangelical denomination. Its main tenets are the Second Coming of Christ and the seventh-day Sabbath. If you have questions about this denomination, this is the place to ask them.

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Are there any Seventh-day Adventist athletes?

yes Magic Johnson, Some soccer player Archie Moore, probably some nfl players but i know theres alot of singers that are and other stuff

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Why aren't Seventh-day Adventists able to eat seafood?

Adventists don't eat some seafood because it is unclean, according to Leviticus 11. However, if a fish has fins and scales, Adventists can eat it since this is allowed in the Bible.

However, since many Adventists are vegetarian they abstain from all seafood besides seaweed. Emerging science has revealed staggering amounts of mercury in fish of all types, strengthening the Adventists' reason to abstain from all flesh food.

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Can Seventh-day Adventists eat meat?

The official Adventist theological position is that the dietary laws of the Torah are still in effect, specifically the laws in Leviticus 11. Therefore, Adventists are only to eat kosher food. However, it is also understood as a theological tenet that "our bodies are the temple of God" and as such a person should eat as healthy as possible. Because of this, most Adventists are vegetarians.
Yes. In Leviticus 11 God specify which animals to eat. But today 6% of all Seventh Day Adventist in th whole world are vegan and they only eat raw foods; about 65% are vegetarians. They are the ones that have the longest longevity.

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When did Walter L. Pearson Jr. die?

He is still alive, after a major illness. He has transitioned from Breath of Life Ministries to the North American Division as a Field Secretary.

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Do Seventh-day Adventists celebrate Christmas?

There is no official Adventist theology or doctrine on the celebration of Christmas, however the majority of Adventists do celebrate Christmas but there is a small but growing segment that does not celebrate because they recognize it as a pagan holiday.
Seventh-day Adventists do not celebrate Christmas or any other religious festivals

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Who were the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

The development of the SDA church stemmed from preachers in the early 1840's preaching from the prophecies of Daniel that the end of the world was imminent. During the 1840, 1850's and 1860's Bible study and debate were common through journals. A community arose who held to common thoughts regarding the second coming of Jesus, salvation by faith alone, the continuing value of the 10 commandments, the guiding symbol of the wilderness sanctuary, and the errors of Catholics and some Protestant churches in teaching the immortal soul among other things. The loose-net movement ordained ministers, published tracks and pamphlets, and even sent missionaries.

In 1863, this movement of Bible students came together and formed what was to be known as the Seventh-day Adventists, as it seemed the best description of their common bond. Among those who were important in this formation were: James White, Joseph Bates, Ellen White, J. N. Andrews, John Loughbourough. The church was structured around a Methodist style of governance with conferences, and territory leaders and a general assembly for voting in new leaders.

Other answersThere were many. Here are a few. John Loughborough, Hiram Edson, James White, Joseph Bates, J. N. Andrews, Uriah Smith, Annie Smith, Ellen White, William Miller, Rachel Oaks, Prudence Bates, Sarah Harmon, David Hewitt, Marian Stowell, Charles Andrews, Mary Andrews, and F. E. Belden.

Technically, one could say that William Miller was who started the movement that led toward Adventism, but Sister Ellen G. White helped in the decision of the name "Seventh-day Adventist." For more information, see the link below.

There wasn't a founder of the Seventh-day Aventist Church. The church emerged from the Millerite movement. Most noted early leaders of the denomination were Joseph Bates, James and Ellen White, Hiram Edson, and J.N. Andrews.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is the largest of several Adventist groups which arose from the Millerite movement of the 1840s in upstate New York, a phase of the Second Great Awakening. Miller predicted on the basis of Daniel 8:14-16 and the "day-year principle" that Jesus Christ would return to Earth on October 22, 1844. When this did not happen, most of his followers disbanded and returned to their original churches.

Some Millerites came to believe that Miller's calculations were correct, but that his interpretation of Daniel 8:14 was flawed as he assumed it was the 'earth that was to be cleansed' or Christ would come to cleanse the world. These Adventists arrived at the conviction that Daniel 8:14 foretold Christ's entrance into the Most Holy Place of the heavenly sanctuary rather than his second coming. Over the next decade this understanding developed into the doctrine of the investigative judgment: an eschatological process commencing in 1844 in which Christians will be judged to verify their eligibility for salvation and God's justice will be confirmed before the universe. The Adventists continued to believe that Christ's second coming would be imminent, although they refrained from setting further dates for the event.

For about 20 years, the Adventist movement consisted of a small loosely knit group of people who came from many churches whose primary means of connection and interaction was through James White's periodical, The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald.They embraced the doctrines of the Sabbath, the heavenly sanctuary interpretation of Daniel 8:14, conditional immortality and the expectation of Christ's premillennial return. Among its most prominent figures were Joseph Bates, James White, and Ellen G. White. Ellen White came to occupy a particularly central role; her many visions and spiritual leadership convinced her fellow Adventists that she possessed the gift of prophecy.

The church was formally established in Battle Creek, Michigan, on May 21, 1863, with a membership of 3,500. The denominational headquarters were later moved from Battle Creek to Takoma Park, Maryland, where they remained until 1989. The General Conference headquarters then moved to its current location in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Seventh-day Adventists arose within an apocalyptic movement that stressed the nearness of the Second Advent. Their Christian heritage emphasized the down-to-earth implications of the ministry of the Saviour.

Joseph Bates, J. N. Andrews, and Ellen White are among the founders. William Miller was a predecessor (though he never joined the church), who helped start the Millerite Movement from which the Seventh-day Adventist Church was born.

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What is the difference between Mormons and Adventists?

As you likely have noted, members of these two faiths hold strong to many of the same values. They both believe in prophecy, healthy living and the respect of the body as a temple, baptism by immersion, tithing, following the Commandments, community service, and many others. However these churches are different in several important ways.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons or Latter-day Saints for short) believe in the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ. They also have great love for and belief in the Holy Bible and believe both books to be the word of God. Both faiths believe the Holy Bible to be a closed book (one that should not be added to or taken from). Adventists believe in the Holy Bible as their sole book of scripture but also believe the writings of Ellen White as prophecy. Latter-day Saints recognize that there are literally hundreds of translations of the Bible (some of which contradict each other) and therefore believe in the Holy Bible to be perfect in as much as it was translated correctly. Nonetheless Latter-day Saints and Adventists both try to follow closely the example of Christianity set forth in this wonderful Holy book.

Mormons believe Joseph Smith was a prophet and Adventists believe Ellen G. White was a prophet. Mormons additionally believe in modern-day revelation through prophets who have been chosen by God since Joseph Smith was killed. The prophet leads the Church at the direction of Jesus Christ and stands as as special witness and representative of Christ to all on the Earth. Christ said that He came not to abolish the Law (commandments) or the prophets but to fulfill them.

Both faiths recognize the Sabbath as a day that should be focused on the Savior as emphasized in the ten commandments and made clear in the Sermon on the Mount by Christ Himself. Each believe that it should be a day of rest from your usual labors and a day with an extra (since every day should so be) emphasis on worship. Latter-day Saints recognize Sunday as the Sabbath secondary to a latter-day revelation that stated the sabbath should be transferred to the "Day of the Lord" in observance of the atonement of the Savior. Adventists recognize Saturday (sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday) as the Sabbath.

Members of both faiths recognize a strict health code. Many Adventists are vegetarians and all abstain from cigarettes and alcohol. Latter-day Saints believe in abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, coffee and tea, other harmful or addictive substances, in addition to promote eating healthy grains, vegetables, fruits, and limited amounts of meat.

Certainly each of these faiths is distinct, but they do share many similarities -- including their strong commitment to the Savior. If you are wondering which to join, many can share their opinions and beliefs. However, the decision is between you and God. I'd encourage you to spend time talking with him to see what He would have you do. Read about each church from reliable sources: and or All have a lot of useful information. Don't seek out information about Adventists from Mormons or about Latter-day Saints from Adventists (you wouldn't likely ask an English professor about a mathematical problem, or a physician about how to build a gas pipeline). Its tough to not be biased based on firm belief but God will not steer you wrong.

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Are there any African American Seventh-day Adventist celebrities?

Yes, Little Richard is a well-known Adventist. If you were to watch 3ABN you would also see a face that might be familiar. I cannot remember his name at this time but he was an actor back in the 80's and 90's.

But Little Richard actually showed up at my church one Sabbath morning, he was very discrete and gracious. Also singer Brian McKnight is a 5th generation SDA.

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Does Seventh-day Adventists celebrate New Year's?

They certainly do celebrate New Year's. The American Seventh-day Adventists pretty much celebrate all holidays except Halloween. They do not eat pork, shrimp, any fish without scales, of course not bugs! They are just like normal people except there's something about them that's different. In Genesis 2, God says that he rested on the seventh day. All other six days He worked. So Adventists do pretty much everything God says.

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What do Seventh-day Adventists believe?

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As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. For a more thorough description of the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church go to the link below.

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Most Seventh-day Adventist Believe:

In a personal God

In Jesus as our Saviour and God in the flesh

In the regeneration process called the "New Birth" through the acceptance of the Gospel.

That the Bible is the inspired Word of God

In the literal second coming of Jesus Christ

That human by nature is mortal

That death is an unconscious state

There will be a resurrection of the righteous dead at the second coming of Jesus Christ

That eternal life is gift from God received only through faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour

That the wicked will not burn eternally but will be burned up

In righteousness which comes by faith and not only by works

That the Ten Commandments is the standard of righteousness by which all will be judged

That the original Seventh-Day Sabbath (Saturday) has never been changed by divine authority and that all Christians are under obligation to keep it holy

In the support of the gospel through tithes and offerings

In baptism by immersion

In discarding unhealthy practices such as the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, unclean foods, etc

That the foregoing principles are practiced not from a sense of obligation to "earn" any place in Heaven, but rather they are practiced as a result of a consistent love for Christ, as well as the desire to walk with him daily. They are a natural consequence of accepting Him as a Personal Saviour.

The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists publishes a book that outlines the generally held beliefs of the majority of the members, so-called "fundamental beliefs." This is not the same as a creed (which is static), because Adventists believe that God may continue to provide new light. The number of fundamental beliefs was changed from 27 to 28 in a General Conference session in 2005.

When the Adventist church was founded, the founding members were non-trinitarian, and non-tritheistic. While some people would consider the official position of the church to be tri-theistic (given that in the church's view there are three separate beings that make up the Godhead) rather than trinitarian (which some would describe as one God with multiple personalities), the church officially describes their view as trinitarian, and states in their second fundamental belief that "There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons." This is considered a mystery that we may never fully understand, but it is not considered a belief in three gods.

Seventh Day Adventists believe that Sabbath (The day of rest) is Saturday, based on the bibles teachings that say God rested on the Seventh Day. SDA's also believe that God's coming is a soon coming event (adventist=awaiting).

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Are there Seventh-day Adventist Fijians and Mahanaim Fijians?

I believe this is the one true church that Jesus mentioned in the bible that keeps his Sabbath holy ( the ten commandments ). Worshipping God on Saturday and accepting Jesus Christ as your personal saviour and following in his footsteps are the main key to eternal life ( Seal of god ). Therefore, I totally support the Mahanaim Fiji branch movement in spreading the truth to all races in Fiji, so they might be saved from the woe's that the world and Satan are planning for Christians / Jesus Christ faithful followers - the Protestant. One have to remember that Satan has a deceitful nature and will try and lure saved christians back to him and his condemned community.

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Why is there a pyramid on Ellen G White's grave?

The Bible says that, "by their fruits, you shall know them" (Matthew 7:2). And the Bible also says that, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, and faith" (Galatians 5:22). Did Ellen White manifest any fruits that were in contrary to the fruits of the Spirit? The answer is NO. All her life she lived and taught things that were in harmony with the principles of the Bible.

The people who insist that she is not a true prophet, most likely have not read her writings. Because if they did, they would realize that they are 100% Biblical.

The Bible says that, "to the law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them" (Isaiah 8:20). Therefore you should judge her based on her writings and not based on what other people who hate her say about her.

If you do this, you will discover that she never taught any Masonic teachings, in fact she blatantly said that, any person who joins such organizations will be lost.

An obelisk on her grave is not the standard of basing whether somebody is a true or false prophet. Please follow the standard mentioned in the Bible.

And finally, to answer your question of why there is an obelisk on her grave. Obelisk's were a standard for gravestones during the time that she lived. In fact, they represented one of the cheaper options of burying the dead.
There isnt a pyramid on her grave. The tomb stone on her grave is what is known as an obelisk.

The obelisk was apparently placed on the site at the death of James White several years prior to her death. I was not able to find any official record as to the reason an obelisk was chosen.

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How does the process of conversion from Roman Catholic to Seventh-day Adventist look?

I was a Catholic when I first heard about the faith of Seventh-day Adventist Church. At a young age of 12 I learned about how important it is to personally read your Bible. I used to hear the Priest giving sermons in the church but while I was studying the Bible with prayers at home I encountered teachings that are very different from what I was taught at the Catholic Church. At first it was hard because I was a member of the church choir in our parish and I struggled with attendance because I had to attend Bible studies. What I love about the SDA Church are the pieces of truth that I found in the Bible are actually what they believe and teach inside the church, like the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath, the truth about the Dead and the Second Coming of Christ. I also love the service they do during Sabbath hours. I was baptized when I was 14 and still a part of this growing Church. Problems will not get away through conversion you just look in a new future with hope and anticipation because Jesus will give you strength to fight and continue.

I hope this helps.

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Is Will Smith a Seventh-day Adventist?

The US actor Will Smith was raised Baptist. He has ties to the Church of Scientology but claims to be simply a Christian. He has no known ties to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Was Ellen G White blinded by her accident?

No, she was not, though her nose was severely disfigured.

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Was Wilton Marks a Seventh-day Adventist?

Believe or not believe...Wilton Lamon Marks was baptised a Seventh-day Adventist in India, circa 1946, probably prior to his marriage with my mother! I may even have copies of his baptism certificate.

However, after having lived with him as his son for some twenty years, though he had a strong mystical tendency - probably to compensate for lack of parental affection during his youth - he never was a practising Adventist.

Why the question? And from whom?

Does anyone know where Wilton Marks is now?

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What percent of Australia's population is Seventh-day Adventist?

A:In the 2006 national census, 55 257 persons identified as Seventh Day Adventists, representing about 0.28 per cent of the Australian population.
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Can a Seventh-day Adventist be a Freemason?

According to, one of the fundamental beliefs that one must have to become a free mason is a belief in the immortality of the soul. However, SDA belief is that the soul is not now immortal, nor will any wicked soul ever be immortal, but that on the resurrection day the righteous in Christ being risen, and being mortal still, will then put on immortality.

Thus, it would seem that the SDA belief in a mortal soul is incongruous with the petition that one must sign to become a free mason asserting the belief in a soul's immortality.

AnswerAccording to Freemasons, yes.

Freemasons only requires you believe in God.

AnswerAccording to Adventists, I am afraid the answer is an absolute no. Freemasonry is considered a secret society and Seventh-day Adventists are encouraged to not be members of secret organizations. Adventists feel that Freemasonry contains oaths and promises that are considered an abomination to basic Biblical beliefs. AnswerThe SDA church does NOT have any strict official beliefs on this subject. Freemasonry is, however, a varied subject. The ORIGINAL Freemasons, were, indeed, a secret organization, and yes, they contained many oaths and dedication to them. However, in modern times there are many unofficial Freemason variation that have different beliefs. Original Freemason beliefs are not well known, nor complete, as they were a very secret organization. Answer2Cor:6:14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? AnswerYes they can. It is possible that some Free Mason organizations would have agreements to be signed for membership that an Adventist would not agree with and may not wish to sign.
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Where are the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Maryland?

Try this one....Rockville SDA Church in Silverspring, Maryland, USA

Spencerville SDA church in Spencerville, Maryland

There are some churches in boonsboro at mount aetna.

there are other churches not far away from spencerville church- theres a church in Columbia calle datholton adventist church, by the way i am seventh day adventist...

it was nice answering your question...

Seabrook SDA Church in Lanham, Maryland, USA

Bladensburg SDA Church in Blandensburg, Maryland, USA

Miracle Temple SDA Church in Baltimore County, Maryland USA

Sligo SDA Church in Takoma Park, Maryland

Breath of Life Church in Fort Washington, Maryland

...hope this helps!

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Do Seventh-day Adventists drink cows' milk?

yes, except for those who choose to be vegans, in which case they do not consume any animal by-products (eggs, milk, honey, etc)

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What is the Seventh-day Adventist view on jewelry?

Generally the church frowns on the use of jewelry, based on the idea that we are currently living in the anti-typical Day of Atonement (what the Israelite Day of Atonement represented and when they were called to get rid of their jewelry), as well as texts such as 1 Peter 3:3-5a:

3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.

According to the Seventh-day Adventist Church General Conference, to which this question has been put before, the use of jewelry has no official beliefs.

Most Adventists do not wear jewelry, but it is left up to each person to decide for themselves. Use of jewelry is becoming more common among Adventists, especially in the United States. Wedding rings are also considered something of a special case, since they have greater meaning than other jewelry and in some cases not having a wedding ring could send the wrong message. We are taught in the Bible that when Moses led the people out of Egypt, God got angry with them for worshiping other idols as well as their precious metals like gold and pearls. God told the people to take off all their jewelry but He never did tell them to put it back on, so Adventists take that as a sign as not to wear it because it distracts us from the things that are really important. The Bible also tells us that we should not draw attention to ourselves through our "fashion," hair, makeup, clothes, jewelry, etc.

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Does seven day adventist people observe valentines day?

yes, they do. I went to a dinner they had celebrating God's love for us.

But do not know why on this specific date

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What is the Great Controversy?

1. Is Jesus god or man? 2. Is salvation by faith alone or by faith plus work? 3. Is Creation Literal or Allegorical? 4. Is Noah's deluge Historical or a Myth? 5. Was Jesus crucified or was slain first then hang from a tree? 6. Did Paul met Jesus face-to-face or in a dream? 7. Is god's name Jehovah, Yahweh, the tetragram YHWH, or nobody knows? 8. Is the Ten Commandments for all or only to the Hebrew slaves? 9. Is the Author of Revelation sane, insane or about to be insane? 10. Is the Book of James and Hebrews accepted by all Christian denominations? The Great Controversy is the book by Ellen G. White of Seventh Day Adventist fame setting out her views on religion. Written in 1888, the controversy in her book is between Christ and Satan.


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