Adventists believe a Trinity of three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - make up one God. They made salvation for mankind a reality when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby, shared in our flesh so as to rewrite our history in His sinless life, satisfied the demands of the law by crucifying our sinful flesh at the cross, gave us a new life in His glorious resurrected body from the dead.

When Jesus returned to heaven forty days after His resurrection, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor, and to enable and equip us to carry out the Gospel Commission so as to prepare for Christ's promised and glorious return to earth the second time. This coming is to complete His plan of salvation, and take His children to their heavenly home, the City of God - the New Jerusalem. Adventists are among those who look forward to that day in which every eye shall see Him. Graves will open, and those who have fallen asleep in Christ will awake in the resurrection of the dead to be caught up to the Lord in the air. Then those who are still alive, ready and waiting on the Lord's return, will immediately rise and join the resurrected to be received by the King of the universe-Jesus Christ the Lord!

We believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life and that everything - the way we live, eat, speak, think, relate to each other, and care for the world around us - are part of His plans. Our families, children, jobs, talents, money, and time are ours to manage for His glory and honor.

Each week we remember the Sabbath, a dedicated 24-hour period of time instituted by God at creation, beginning Friday at sundown through Saturday at sundown. The Sabbath is multi-purposed and affords us, among other things, the opportunity to:

1) reaffirm the "Sabbath rest" as a sign & symbol that our righteousness is found only in Christ by faith alone, vs. that which we may attempt to produce or establish through works of obedience

2) individually and corporately meet with God to worship Him without any secular destractions, and experience the inherent blessings that come only on this day--the seventh day of the week

3) explore God's genius in creation and redemption

4) engage in Christian fellowship and service for the encouragement of others

5) experience a renewed relationship with our Creator God, and thus renewal and reconciliation with one another

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was born out of the Millerite movement of the 1840s when thousands of Christians searched for greater understanding of biblical prophecy. Among these believers was a small group in New England that rediscovered the seventh-day Sabbath. They chose the name "Seventh-day," which refers to the biblical Sabbath, Saturday, ordained by God at Creation. "Adventist" means we're looking for the promised return of Jesus Christ.

In 1863, the new Sabbath-keepers officially organized into a denomination with 3,500 members worshiping in 125 churches.

They soon began sharing their faith outside of North America, first in Switzerland in 1874, then in Russia, Ghana, South Africa, Argentina, and Japan.

Today, as one of the fastest growing Christian Protestant churches, 12 million baptized Seventh-day Adventist members live in 204 countries of the world.

Many people know Adventists because of our strong emphasis on healthy living practices, but there's so much more.

Because we believe education improves quality of life, we operate nearly 6,000 parochial schools around the world, from the elementary to university level. A number of our institutions specialize in health care, including Loma Linda University in southern California. Known for its pioneering work in cancer research and heart transplants, it's one of 600 Adventist health care facilities committed to promoting wellness.

Community service is another way we work to raise quality of life. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency provides humanitarian and development aid in more than 120 countries. In North America, Adventists regularly volunteer in community-based centers, disaster relief efforts, short-term humanitarian projects, and tutoring programs. To make a positive difference in the lives of youth, we offer Pathfinders, a mentoring club with over 975,000 members.

To spread the good news and hope that comes from knowing Christ, we publish books, magazines, and literature in 310 languages and produce radio programs that can be heard by 70 percent of the world. In addition, the church recently established a worldwide satellite television network to expand our ability to share our faith with others.

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