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Seventh-day Adventists : An Introduction

This guide provides information on the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Find out about its emphasis on diet & health, promotion of religious liberty, distinctive teachings etc.

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Who are Seventh-day Adventists?

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (abbreviated SDA) is a denomination that grew out of the prophetic Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century. It considers itself a branch of Protestant Christianity, though differences in doctrine and practice have led some mainstream Christians to dispute that designation.

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The name of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination indicates tow of its distinctive characteristics: Sabbath observance on the seventh day (Saturday) and a belief in a literal, personal, visible, and worldwide second coming of Christ to earth.

Other distinguishing characteristics include adherence to the teachings of Ellen G. White (who is regarded as a prophet), belief in an investigative judgment prior to Christ's second coming, and various dietary observances rooted in Jewish law.

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