Statement on Creation : The Bible’s Worldview
The Seventh-day Adventist Church affirms its belief in the biblical account of creation in contrast to an evolutionary explanation for the origin of living organisms and the relationship of humans to other life forms. Seventh-day Adventists note with great interest the increasing discussion of intelligent design in nature and the evidence that supports this view. In the light of considerable public interest in this topic the Church takes this opportunity to express its confidence in the biblical record.
Seventh-day Adventists believe that God is the Creator of all life and that the Bible reveals a reliable account of His creative activity. Further, we believe that the biblical events recorded in Genesis 1-11, including the special creation of human beings, are historical and recent, that the seven days of creation were literal 24 hour days forming a literal week, and that the Flood was global in nature.
Belief in creation is foundational for Seventh-day Adventist understanding concerning much more than the question of origins. The purposes and mission of God described in the Bible, human responsibility for stewardship of the environment, the institution of marriage and the sacred meaning of the Sabbath all find their meaning in the doctrine of creation.
Seventh-day Adventists recognize that the biblical record of creation does not answer all questions that can be asked concerning origins. Our comprehension of such mysteries is limited. We anticipate that continued study of both the Bible and nature will deepen our understanding of God’s power and strengthen our faith in His Word and the creation account it contains.
(This statement is supported by numerous Bible passages including: Psalm 19:1; Colossians 1:16-17; Genesis 1-11; Psalm 139:14; Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2:27; Romans 8:20, 21.)
Fundamental Belief 6
Belief #6. God has revealed in Scripture the authentic and historical account of his creative activity. He created the universe and in a recent six-day creation, the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the Seventh day. Thus He established the Sabbath as a perpetual memorial of the workhe performed and completed during six literal days that together with the Sabbath constituted the same unit of time that we call a week today. The first man and woman were made in the image of God as the crowning work of Creation, given dominion over the world, and charged with responsibility to care for it. When the world was finished it was “very good,” declaring the glory of God. (Gen. 1-2; 5; 11; Ex. 20:1 8-11; Ps. 19:1-6;33:6, 9; 104; 2 Isa. 45:12; Acts 17:24; Col. 1:16; Heb. 11:3; Rev. 10:6; 14:7.) (Link, Link)
2 thoughts on “What we believe”
I accidentally found you on line. I was trying to prove to my friend that man is devolving but she could not understand that. I said, in less than 6,000 since the creation of man, man is ugly compared to what originally created in man. I am not a Seventh Day Adventist. I wish your book ‘Genetic Entropy’ clearly states that you are a Seventh Day Adventist. I cannot share the book because of this truth. I was Seventh Day Adventist but after I met Jesus while reading John 3, I asked the Lord to save me. I am not here to condemn, only to share that after reading the Bible over and over and studying against Ellen G. White and her teachings I found her a liar. “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3b-4. “For by grace are ye save through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God not of works least any should boast. Ephesians 2:8-8. The Seventh Day Adventist Church did not teach me this. They taught me ‘the investigative judgment’ and the Great Controversy which is a great big lie.
The book “Genetic Entropy” wasn’t written by me, but by John Sanford (who isn’t SDA by the way).
I’m glad that you found a saving relationship with God – salvation by faith in God’s grace. While I’m sorry that you didn’t find this in whatever SDA Church you were once a part of, it is, in fact, fundamental teaching of the SDA Church, as an organization, and is also strongly promoted in the writings of Ellen White. The “Investigative Judgment”, by the way, is a very good thing because, according to the Bible itself, judgment is given “in favor of the saints” (Daniel 7:22) – all of whom are saved by faith and by God’s Amazing Grace.
Anyway, it seems to me as though you have the wrong impression about what the Seventh-day Adventist Church is all about. We are all about salvation by faith in God’s Amazing unmerited Grace alone…
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