The SDA community members have chosen to bring this thread with them from their old forum to preserve it here (with slight editing due to our new home) as a permanent welcome, and in order to continue to add information and studies to it; for SDA brethren , friends, and fellow seekers of God's truth.
The SDA Community Members on the Learn about  wrote:
A Cordial Welcome to all who seek to read, study and understand the Seventh day Adventist fundamental Beliefs.
Various topics that relate to and explain each of the Seventh day Adventist fundamental beliefs are listed below, along with the LINKS to take you to those different topics.. They are arranged in such a manner so as to provide easy access to each topic for research and study.
As you read and study, it is likely that questions will arise that will need further explanation and/or clarification. Please feel free to start a new thread/topic to address these questions on the appropriate discussion forum. Either here in The Seventh-Day Adventist Welcome Center if you are seeking answers, or friendly discussion; or in the SDA Debate Forum if you have a criticism or arguments. (Click on the following to go that board: Seventh-Day Adventist Discussion, Dialogue and Debate.). Your question will elicit an answer or explanation, probably from more than one source. It is through this format that you will learn more about SDA beliefs, and Adventists themselves.. .
Luke 24:27 and 44 are scriptures that set the tone for study of the Bible. It is through the use of scripture that our Lord opened to HIS disciples the reason for HIM coming to earth, HIS plan of salvation and what their role would be in spreading the good news of the gospel message throughout the world.
. Many people do not understand that the Bible is an entire and complete book, rather than being divided into two distinct parts. Quite often it is heard, "the Old Testament was before Christ and no longer applicable" or "that only the New Testament provides Christians a rule and guide for the spiritual conduct of their lives" There are some who even think that God in the Old Testament is of a different character than that of our Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament
The solid foundation which establishes the correlation of the Old and New Testament is the many prophecies in the Old Testament which pointed to a coming Messiah. Then when Christ came to this earth in human form, His life, death and resurrection fulfilled that which the Old Testament had foretold. The Old Testament is the basis for all truths, and sets the standard that governs our relationship with God and our fellowman.