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.

The expression of these concepts help provide an overall picture of what this Christian denomination collectively believes and practices. The 28 Fundamental Beliefs can be organized into six categories of doctrine: God, humanity, salvation, the church, daily Christian life, and last-day events (restoration).






Teachings about GOD

Our Creator God is love, power and splendor. He is three-in-one, mysterious and infinite—yet He desires an intimate connection with humanity. He gave us the Bible as His Holy Word, the Bible, so we could learn more about Him and build a relationship with Him.

The following statements describe what the Seventh-day Adventist Church believes about God and His Word.

1. Holy Scriptures

The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration.

The inspired authors spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Word, God has committed to humanity the knowledge necessary for salvation.

The Holy Scriptures are the supreme, authoritative, and the infallible revelation of His will. They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the definitive revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history.

Key Bible texts from the Old Testament:

Psalms 119:105; Proverbs 30:5-6;
Isaiah 8:20.

Key Bible texts from the New Testament:

John 17:17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17;
Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21.

2. The Trinity

There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three coeternal Persons.

God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation.

God, who is love, is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation.

Key Bible texts from the Old Testament:

Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4;
Isaiah 6:8.

Key Bible texts from the New Testament:

Mattew 28:19; John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; 13:14;
Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2.