|9 years ago :: Nov 01, 2007 - 12:02PM #1|
Greetings friends, and brethren,
The SDA community members have chosen to bring this thread with them from their old Beliefnet 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, and answers to it; for SDA brethren , friends, and fellow seekers of God's truth.
[QUOTE=The SDA Community Members on the Learn about Seventh-Day Adventists board on the old Beliefnet, Thread title: Welcome to our Beliefs]
[COLOR="DarkOrchid"] A Cordial Welcome to all who seek to read, study and understand the Seventh day Adventist fundamental Beliefs.[/COLOR]
Various topics that relate to and explain each of the Seventh day Adventist fundamental beliefs are listed in the follow-up posts 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 Quite often it is heard, "the Old Testament was before Christ and no longer applicable" or "that only the New Testament provides Christians a rule and guide for the spiritual conduct of their lives" There are some who even think that God in the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.
The Old Testament laws, commandments and ordinances are clear in their application, but through misunderstandings, misinterpretations and heathen practices that were contrary to God's laws, man made additional laws, becoming traditions. Over a period of time, they were accepted as truths.These 'traditions of men' were pointed out many times by Jesus during His ministry as recorded in the New Testament.
The Old Testament is not complete without the New Testament, and the New Testament is not complete without the Old Testament. The Old Testament is the basis for the New Testament, while the New Testament explains what was not understood in the Old Testament. They blend perfectly, complementing one another through the correlation of Old and New Testament scriptures that relate to prophecies, creation and a coming Messiah. Throughout the Bible there is an underlying and foundational theme of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, our Lord and Savior, that is evident from Genesis to Revelation.
The Bible contains the basis for the civil laws that are laws in many countries throughout the world. The Bible contains the Ten Commandments, which is God's law. God's word can be trusted, and is the only document or book that we can hold in our hands that can be read and studied that provides us with the truth.
Our Intent and Goal in the articles to follow is to give the biblical basis and reasons For our [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Official Seventh-Day Adventist Beliefs[/COLOR] care has been taken to insure that these studies are in complete accord with the summary of those beliefs as posted on the [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]official Seventh-day Adventist website [/COLOR]. In many of the studies to follow you will find our fundamental beliefs posted at the beginning, with added scriptural references furnished in support of them.
The following is in essence a quote which was published in the Adventist Review and Herald, 1872, to explain why it was necessary to publish a summary of our doctrines and beliefs. It remains true today, and further explains our purpose and goal here
|9 years ago :: Feb 29, 2008 - 8:39AM #2|
This is a SDA Community resource thread, created by our SDA community for informational purposes only.
The links below to our studies in the word are a work in progress, and continually being updated. We therefore ask for your patience and invite you to check back often for updates-- either right here in this thread, or in any thread(s) found here in our " Welcome Center" , entitled "community resource thread update-WISDOM FROM THE WORD" .
WISDOM FROM THE WORD
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES - GOD'S WORD TO MANKIND
WHAT CONSTITUTES THE TRINITY, OR GODHEAD?
CREATION - WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
DEATH- WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS
THE SABBATH - GOD'S HOLY DAY
A STUDY OF THE DECALOGUE - GOD'S HOLY LAW
THE SAVED/REDEEMED OF THE LORD
A STUDY OF THE NATURE OF MAN