Seventh-Day Adventists Essay

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Introduction
Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a Millennialist Protestant Christian denomination that was founded in the 1860s in the USA.
The name Seventh-day Adventist is based on the Church's observance of the "biblical Sabbath" on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. "Advent" means coming and refers to their belief that Jesus Christ will soon return to this earth.
Seventh-day Adventists differ in only four areas of beliefs from the mainstream Trinitarian Christian denominations. These are the Sabbath day, the doctrine of the heavenly sanctuary, the status of the writings of Ellen White, and their doctrine of the second coming and millennium.
Adventists live modest lives, with a strict code of ethics.
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Christ works in the heavenly sanctuary as both priest and sacrifice.
His work in the heavenly sanctuary is a work of investigative judgment which reveals which of the dead are righteous and should be resurrected at the second coming, and which of the living are worthy of Heaven.
Those who pretended to be followers of God, but whose lives were not righteous, will be discovered by this investigation.
Christ, however, cannot assure salvation for those who only profess to be Christians on the basis of how many good deeds they have performed. The heavenly records, therefore, are more than just a tool for sifting the genuine from the false. They also are the foundation for confirming the genuine believers before the angels.
2y Fundamental Beliefs of Seventh-day Adventists
The Sabbath
Seventh-day Adventists keep the Sabbath on Saturday - more specifically, from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday.
More on the Sabbath
Prophecy
Prophecy is an important gift from God and is seen as an identifying mark of the remnant church. Adventists believe this gift was manifested in the ministry of Ellen G. White, whom they regard as the Lord's messenger.
Death
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs about death are different from those of other Christian churches.
Adventists do not believe that people go to Heaven or Hell when they die. They believe that

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