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Seventh-day Adventist History & Beliefs: Seventh-day Adventist History & Beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist History & Beliefs

This guide contains recommended resources, books, and films relating to Seventh-day Adventist history and beliefs. For specific questions related to SDA beliefs, we encourage you to speak with your local Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Seventh-day Adventist History & Beliefs

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Featured Works

Heartwarming Stories of Adventist Pioneers

They look out at us from their portraits: earnest faces, still and sober for the photographer, above stiff collars and plain clothing. But who were they really, these strong-minded Adventist pioneers?
James White's transportation on his first preaching tour was a borrowed horse. Neither he--nor the horse--would ever be the same again. Noted surgeon Amos Twitchell amputated 12-year-old Uriah Smith's leg in a 20-minute amputation performed on the Smiths' kitchen table--with no anesthetic. Joseph Bates was almost ridden out on a rail during one of his preaching tours.
And who was the object of Annie Smith's unrequited love? "My lot has been to learn / Of friendship false, that bright will burn / When fortune spreads her wing of light, / but fades away when cometh night."
Often hungry and usually penniless, they argued passionately and worked tirelessly, hammering out their beliefs on the anvil of the Scriptures as the "only rule of faith and practice," following it intelligently and willingly.
None of them were perfect--but all of them did their best, by God's grace, to spread the message of Jesus' soon return and the good news of the seventh-day Sabbath. These are their stories.

Tell the World: the inspiring story of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Based on true events, Tell The World shares the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast region of the United States. They set the foundation of an organization that has been at the forefront of issues such as health, education, communication and Biblical interpretation.