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The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Protestant Christian denomination distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week, as the Sabbath, and by its emphasis on the imminent second coming (advent) of Jesus Christ.

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What do the Seventh Day Adventists believe about the future of "ethnic" Jews and what biblical evidence do they provide for their position?

Let me preface my question by saying that my knowledge of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) position on the future of ethnic Jews is limited. Perhaps that position has been fully fleshed out and ...
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Did Ellen White say that the book of Hebrew was written by Paul?

Did Ellen White say that the book of Hebrews was written by Paul? According to the Seventh-day Adventist Commentary, the book of Hebrews has many differences compared to Paul's other writings.
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If Jesus is arch-angel Michael then he was created? [closed]

The Jehovah witness and Seventh Day Adventist denominations believe that Jesus is the arch-angel Michael. The reasons for this belief is based on the Biblical verses that Jesus will shout with the ...
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According to Ellen White, will all nations become Christians?

I'm from Brazil (we speak Portuguese language) and with help of translating tools I've translated the following paragraphs to ask my question. The question is related to Ellen White prophecies. The ...
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Do Seventh Day Adventists believe in three Centers of Consciousness in God?

I want to ask my Seventh-Day Adventist friends about their view of the Trinity. I was listening this morning to one of your preachers. He said that EGW never refers to the Trinity but is adamant there ...
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How do Seventh Day Adventists interpret Philippians 1:27?

For anyone who adheres to an understanding that the soul is mortal. What does "spirit" and "mind" refere to in Philippians 1:27 (NET): [...] I should hear that you are standing ...
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Do the SDA read secular books during the Sabbath day?

I was reading the Mishnah and I came across this article which says it is unlawful to read secular material during the Sabbath but one is allowed to read only the written law and the oral law(after it ...
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How to understand EG White's (SDA) comment on Revelation 14?

(Exodus 31:13-17) What is God's Sign?-The sign of obedience is the observance of the Sabbath of the fourth commandment.If men keep the fourth commandment,they will keep all the rest(Letter 31,1898)(...
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Why do the SDA abstain from pork?

In one of Ellen G White's comments in KJV Bible on Galatians 2 she concurred with the elders in Jerusalem that the Gentiles are free from the obligations of the ceremonial law But the three leading ...
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What is the Seventh-Day Adventist view of hell?

While listening to a video of "Ready to Harvest" (a great neutral viewpoint denomination YouTube channel), he said something very briefly that made it sound like Seventh-Day Adventists don't ...
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Why are the SDA still obliged to bring tithes/firstfruits?

According to an Seventh Day Adventist chart (Redemption Series) six out of the seven festivals of Israel came to reality with the coming of Christ 1)Passover-Reality-Jesus became the Passover lamb(1 ...
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Why do the SDA reject physical circumcision?

Circumcision is a requirement given to the patriarchs/Mosaic law which somehow the SDA shuns yet hold on to the sabbath law from the same covenant Both requirements are said to be perpetual and ...
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Adventist Movements

How did movements that rejected the theological teachings of Hiram Edson and Ellen White understand the events of what is called the Great Disappointment, and how did they maintain an adherence to ...
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What Verses did Ellen White use to support Soul Sleep?

Ellen G. White is the founder of the Seventh Day Adventists. One of the 28 key teachings of the Adventist Church is the concept of Soul Sleep (the teaching that the Soul is in an unconscious state ...
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Was Samuel commissioned at twelve according to the SDA?

As I was going through the book of Samuel I came across an interesting comment from EGW concerning the commissioning of Samuel. According to the comment below Samuel was commissioned at twelve years &...
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What is the overview belief of the SDA regarding the Gift of Tongues?

One of the fundamental beliefs of the SDA is the belief in (Spiritual Gifts and Ministries No 17) but what is intriguing is whenever they list these gifts in their commentaries the gift of tongues is ...
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According to SDA understanding did Methuselah preach just before the flood?

According to one comment from EGW (SDA) in Genesis 6 she lumps Methuselah and Noah together as having preached to the people prior to the flood. Here is the following quote from EGW on her comment on ...
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Was it on the basis of the devastation of the flood that man was allowed animal flesh?

Genesis 9:3 NASB 3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I have given everything to you, as I gave the green plant. In the narrative in Genesis 9 after the flood man is allowed to ...
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How to understand E. G. White's (SDA) comment on the fourth commandment in Exodus 20:8?

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8 KJV) ... the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. (Luke 6:5 KJV) In her commentary of the above text E. G. White says that the fourth ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist interpret the father's seal in Revelation 7:3?

According to Ellen G White 's commentary on Revelation 7(Manuscript 27.1899)(7BC 970.2) she says that those who would receive the father's seal are Sabbath keepers. Revelation 7:3 NIV 3 “Do not harm ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief by Seventh-day Adventists that evangelized Gentiles should keep the Sabbath?

Which passages of Scripture are canonically or typically cited by Seventh-day Adventists in defense of the belief that evangelized Gentiles are to keep the Sabbath (sunset Friday to sunset Saturday) ...
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On what N(th) day of the week did Jesus die according to the Adventist?

This question is connected to this question and this question. As the title mentioned, I'm not expecting an answer which use name of the days in the week (such as Saturday, Sunday, etc)... but the N(...
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Who is the speaker and who is "him" in Daniel 11:1 according to the Seventh-day Adventist?

Daniel 11:1 New American Standard Bible In the first year of Darius the Mede, I arose to be an encouragement and a protection for him. In my own interpretation, the speaker is Jesus and the "him&...
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Did Ellen G White say Israel will never become a nation

I have been searching high and low for an accredited source that says Ellen G White said Israel will never become a nation. Not surprisingly, such a prophetic word would not be easy to find. I need ...
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Who do Seventh Day Adventist think the Harlot is in Revelation chaps 17 & 19?

According to Seventh Day Adventist’s Who/what is the harlot noted in Revelation? Why do you or your source think that answer is correct?
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Keeping the Sabbath and Colossians 2:16

Colossians 2:16-17, 20-21 says, 16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, 17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of ...
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If the Weekly Sabbath was instituted at creation, doesn't that prove that it has been abolished?

NOTE: This question is explicitly requesting an answer from the Seventh Day Adventist perspective. Official teachings of the Seventh Day Adventists make the common distinction of Moral, Ceremonial, ...
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Is Seventh Day Adventistism considered an orthodox denomination?

Because of their Sabbath day standards, and unique lifestyle, my question is: Is 7th Day Adventistism considered an orthodox Christian faith?
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Why do Seventh Day Adventists change the moral law using the ceremonial law?

Why do Seventh Day Adventists change the moral law using the ceremonial law? Seventh Day Adventists say that the Law of Moses is divided into two sets of laws, the moral law and the ceremonial law. ...
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Do Seventh Day Adventists believe people who attend church on Sunday will go to hell?

My children attend a Seventh Day Adventist school. One teacher often mentions that 'people who go to church on Sunday will go to hell'. Is this consistent with Seventh Day Adventist belief?
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How can we understand the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9:26?

According to the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9 the seventy weeks terminate in AD34. Daniel 9:26 New King James Version (NKJV) 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall [a]be cut off, ...
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According to Seventh Day Advent theology when does the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8:13-14 begin?

Daniel 8:13-14 NIV 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the ...
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Why do the Seventh Day Adventists consider the Sabbath to begin on Friday at sunset?

I understand that for the Jews, the beginning of the Sabbath is at 5 PM on Friday. So why then does Sabbath start at sundown on Friday for the Seventh Day Adventists?
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Are (or should be) the resolutions of the SDA General Conference public?

Currently I'm doing a little bit of research on how different churches are organised. As far I can understand, the General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church has an important role on ...
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What are the main differences between the Seventh Day Adventist church and the Worldwide Church of God?

Both churches are what they call "Sabbath keepers". What are the main differences in doctrine between the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Worldwide Church of God, now known as Grace Communion ...
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What is the Adventist response to Justin Martyr?

Justin Martyr described Christians worshiping on Sunday twice in his first apology. And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place But Sunday is ...
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Who changed the Sabbath to Sunday according to the Seventh Day Adventists?

The Great Controversy describes Constantine as making Sunday a public festival. In the early part of the fourth century the emperor Constantine issued a decree making Sunday a public festival ...
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How do Seventh Day Adventists understand "a form of [a] God" in Philippians 2:6?

SDA is Trinitarian and believe that Jesus in his preexistence was Michael the archangel. Do they then believe that Jesus' preexistent form was that of an angel all the time or that Michael was a form ...
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What do Seventh Day Adventists believe about baptism?

What are the Adventist's beliefs about the role of the Holy Spirit in baptism?
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Seventh day Adventists...will the saved ultimately take on a new form in the kingdom of God?

What is the SDA explanation of the following. 1 Corinthians 15:49-50 states: And just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, so shall we bear the image of the heavenly man. 50 I declare ...
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How do the Seventh Day Adventist approach Old Testament laws?

I know the Seventh Day Adventist church is known for following certain Old Testament laws found in Leviticus such as the food/dietary laws. However I'm also under the impression that they don't follow ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses understand the essential nature of hell, and how does it differ from that of Seventh-day Adventists?

Earlier this week, I was talking to a friend, more arguing really, and the subject of hell came up. And he said something that got me thinking. He said "There's no hell as many of us believe it. There'...
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Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to Seventh Day Adventists

Can you please explain or give commentary about the understanding and uses of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Seventh Day Adventists church. For example, I would appreciate a format of (if they ...
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Why do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?

In an official statement on the Roman Catholic Church, Seventh-day Adventists claim that the Roman Catholic church will be wrapped up in a great conflict about the Sabbath day: Adventists believe, ...
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How do Seventh Day Adventists interpret Romans 14:5?

In the same way, some think one day is more holy than another day, while others think every day is alike. You should each be fully convinced that whichever day you choose is acceptable. ‭Romans‬ ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?

Congregations such as the Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventists believe that Jesus is Michael. What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael? Jehovah's Witnesses ...it is ...
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According to SDA can all pastors forgive sin, or just the original twelve apostles?

I have a question relating to Matthew 18:18. I want to specifically ask the Seventh-day Adventist church about this. It says: "I can assure you that when you speak judgment here on earth, it will ...
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What is the origin of the idea that Michael is Jesus?

I recently came across the idea of identifying the angel Michael as Jesus. I'm surprised I hadn't heard it before. Wikipedia documents it as common to Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses. I'...
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What are the main differences between 7th Day Adventists and Catholic/Protestant churches?

What are the main differences between 7th Day Adventists and Catholic/Protestant churches?
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