A Seat at the Lord’s Table

A Seat at the Lord’s Table

I notice that some church members do not participate in the ordinances of foot washing and the Lord’s Supper. What can we do to change this practice?

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A Fantastic New Resource: The New Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists (ESDA)

How did the work of Seventh-day Adventists start in Ghana? Who was the first single female Adventist missionary in Korea? Who were the Adventist martyrs in Europe? Who founded the Seventh-day Adventist church in Myanmar? What is the history of Avondale University College? What is the SDA Medical Cadet Corps? We now have reliable answers…

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Conducting Church Ceremonies in Extenuating Circumstances

The situation prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to reduce the risk of infection as expressed through physical distancing and other safety precautions has posed new challenges to the church, not only in regard to conducting religious services but also certain ceremonies of the church, such as the ordinances of baptism and communion,…

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Seventh-day Adventist Polity: Its Historical Development

When the 20 delegates from six conferences assembled in Battle Creek, Michigan, for the first General Conference Session of Seventh-day Adventists on May 20, 1863, they represented 3,500 members. Virtually all of them lived in the northeastern or midwestern United States.

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The Church and Society

“Justice” in Micah 6:8 means more than general faithfulness in human relations. It intends strict equity, absolute fairness, and even redress with regard to the rights of all.

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The Church and Worship

James F. White observes: "Take away Christian worship, and it is hard to conceive of Christianity as long enduring." If this be true Christianity in general, it is certainly true of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in particular.

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The Church in Descriptive Figures

New Testament writers use numerous and varied figures, symbols, and pictures to depict the church. Paul Minear numbers these images at more than 80, but he suggests that the list swells to over 100 if each Greek word is counted separately

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Strangers & Pilgrims

I rarely hear references to believers as pilgrims in this world. Was that not a good biblical image? It’s always been a valuable biblical image to designate the people of God. The tendency now is to use the less-religious idea of a journey. I suppose this has something to do with secularism and political correctness.

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A Life of Discipline

Why do we practice church discipline? I assume you’re referring to disciplinary actions taken by the church to correct deviant behavior on the part of church members. The church is formed by individuals who, moved by the Spirit and voluntarily, find, in Jesus, their Savior and Lord and become part of His body, the church.…

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The Spirit and the Church

Seventh-day Adventists espouse a biblical view of the Godhead or Trinity. Paragraph 2 of the Fundamental Beliefs of the church reads in part, "There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons."

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