Our Beliefs

These beliefs cluster into five constellations that undergird a faith that works and is relevant in our lives today!

Here is what this means for you

The Bible is the Word of God

“In the beginning, God created.” The Bible begins with these words and in these words Seventh-day Adventists have always found our theology, our belief, our value system, and a guide for the way we live our lives.

Adventists believe that the Bible is the Word of God. We believe the stories of the Old Testament and follow the teachings of the Gospels. We are deeply interested in Bible prophecy, and believe that the Ten Commandments constitute a rule for life.

But most of all, Adventists believe that the Bible is a dynamic, living book sent from God, whose pages contain the information we need to become more like Him.

The Doctrines contained in this cluster:

  1. The Holy Scriptures (1)
  2. The Gift of Prophecy (18)
  3. The Law of God (19)

[Creation (6), Present Truth, Divine Revelation, The Gospels]

Jesus is the Son of God

An Adventist is first and foremost a Christian. Seventh-day Adventists claim Jesus as our Savior, accept His righteousness as our own, and pray to Him as the Son of God and for the forgiveness of our sins.

In the life and ministry of Jesus, Adventists find our role model for daily living. In the deeds of Jesus and in the stories of his life, Adventists find the example for personal behavior as well as how we relate to one another.

Adventists will often speak of the “mystery of the trinity” to refer to our belief in the Holy Trinity: God the father, God the Son and God the Spirit, three persons, one God. Adventists, like Jesus, call God our Father. We speak of the “in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit.” But at the root of our understanding of God, is one special God/Man: Jesus Christ. In Him we live and move and have our being.

The Doctrines contained in this cluster:

  1. The Trinity (2)
  2. The Father (3)
  3. The Son (4)
  4. The Holy Spirit (5)
  5.  The life, death, and resurrection of Christ (9)
  6. Christ’s ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary (24)

[The Church the Body of Christ (12), Unity in the Body of Christ (14)]

God Loves You and has a plan for your life

The Bible says that God is love. We believe this divine love is expressed every single day in the way God cares for us, his children.

From the story of creation, through the Second coming of Jesus Christ, the message of the Bible is consistent and clear: God loves each one of us, and has a specific plan for each of our lives.

At the heart of God’s plan lies the opportunity for every individual to experience the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We want every person to know the fullness of being made “in the image of God.” Adventist Christians believe in a God who, through Jesus Christ, is “reconciling the world to himself.” Bringing us closer to the relationship God intended to have with His children.

The Doctrines contained in this cluster:

  1. Creation (6)
  2. Nature of Man (7)
  3. The Great Controversy (8)
  4. The Experience of Salvation (10)
  5. Baptism (15)
  6. The Lord’s Supper (16)
  7. Spiritual Gifts (17)
  8. Stewardship (21)
  9. The Second Coming of Christ (25)
  10. Growing In Christ (11)

[Righteousness by Faith, The indwelling Christ, The Church (12), The remnant (13), the Bible (1), Gospel proclamation and soul-winning]

These first three we share with other christians, although we have a unique view of most of them. The next two clusters are what make Seventh-day Adventists unique. We believe these doctrines with the same fervor with which we believe the first three.

God is concerned with the quality of human life

For a Seventh-day Adventist, no act, word or deed is too small to be transformed by the grace of God. We believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life. Everything, the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us is part of His design and plan.

Our families, our children, our jobs, our talent, our money and our time are all important avenues by which God brings grace into our lives. Nothing escapes our Father’s attention or care, because each one of us matters.

The Doctrines contained in this cluster:

  1. Nature of Man (7)
  2. The Church (12)
  3. Spiritual Gifts (17)
  4. Death and Resurrection (26)
  5. Marriage and Family (23)
  6. Christian Behavior (22)
  7. Stewardship (21)

[Unity in the Body of Christ (14), Discipleship, Christian Service, Talents, the Body as a temple of the Holy Spirit, the Indwelling Christ]

God wants to spend time with you in a personal way

When we bow in worship, He is there with us. When we stop and pray, He is there with us. When we keep the Sabbath holy, He is there with us. When we read His word and think of His blessings, He is there with us.

When we gather as a church in the name of Christ, He is there with us. When we stand up against evil, He is there with us. At our birth, and at our death. At every moment in between. God is there for us. When the world will come to an end, He will be there for us. Seventh-day Adventists believe that God spends time with humanity in a personal way. And that He does it every day, every week, in every life, always.

The Doctrines contained in this cluster:

  1. The Sabbath (20)
  2. The Great Controversy (8)
  3. The Remnant and its mission (13)
  4. Christ’s ministry in the Heavenly sanctuary (24)
  5. Death and Resurrection (26)
  6. The Millennium and the end of sin (27)
  7. The New Earth (28)

[Personal devotion, Prayer, Bible Study, Worship]

Compiled by Ray Tetz

Upcoming Events

“In the beginning, God created.” The Bible begins with these words and in these words Seventh-day Adventists have always found our theology, our belief, our value system, and a guide for the way we live our lives.

Adventists believe that the Bible is the Word of God. We believe the stories of the Old Testament and follow the teachings of the Gospels. We are deeply interested in Bible prophecy, and believe that the Ten Commandments constitute a rule for life.

But most of all, Adventists believe that the Bible is a dynamic, living book sent from God, whose pages contain the information we need to become more like Him.

The Doctrines contained in this cluster: 1. The Holy Scriptures (1) 2. The Gift of Prophecy (18) 3. The Law of God (19) [Creation (6), Present Truth, Divine Revelation, The Gospels]

1. All uniforms can be purchased from: www.adventsource.org, some items may be purchased directly from Southeastern California Conference, and some items may be purchased directly from www.frenchtoast.com  (sometimes Target carries them too).

2. When you are in the Advent Source website click STORE and then ADVENTURER and then APPAREL. You will be able to chose the items your need or call 1-800-328-0525.

3. You can go to Southeastern California Conference at Riverside CA and buy: blue t-shirts, adventurer cloth scarf slide, navy blue sash, world adventurer patch, and burgundy adventurer scarf.

You will need to pay cash or check.

Southeastern California Conference

11330 Pierce Street

Riverside, CA 92505

(951) 509-2200

4. You can order your uniform accessories (blue t-shirts, adventurer cloth scarf slide, navy blue sash, world adventurer patch, and burgundy adventurer scarf) through us at our first and second meeting. You will need to pay cash or check.

BOYS:

1) Baby blue, button up short or long sleeve shirt, with collar.

2) World Adventurer patch for left sleeve.

3) Adventurer patch for right sleeve.

4) Burgundy Adventurer Scarf.

5) Cloth scarf slide.

6) Navy blue sash.

7) Navy blue dress pants.

8) Navy blue socks.

9) Black dress shoes. (No tennis shoes)

Items #1-7 can be purchased through Advent Source online.

 

GIRLS:

1) Baby blue, button up short or long sleeve shirt, with collar.

2) World Adventurer patch for left sleeve.

3) Adventurer patch for right sleeve.

4) Burgundy Adventurer Scarf.

5) Cloth scarf slide.

6) Navy blue sash.

7) Navy blue dress pants or jumper.

8) White socks.

9) Black dress shoes. (No tennis shoes)

Items #1-7 can be purchased through Advent Source online.

 

– Adventurer Patch — On right sleeve, 2 1/2″ from shoulder

– Adventurer World — On left sleeve, 1 1/2″ from shoulder

– Crescent — On right sleeve above Adventurer patch, 1/2″ from shoulder

– Staff Rank Stripe — On right sleeve, between Crescent and Adventurer Patch. This will require moving the Adventurer Patch down and additional inch.

-Adventurer Class Pins — On left front pocket placed in ascending order with lowest pin towards center of shirt.

-Master Guide Class Stripe — Above pocket ONLY for Master Guide. Other class stripes (staff) belong only on Pathfinder uniform

-Name Tag — Centered over the right pocket, or its equivalent on the Adventurer sash

May be purchased directly from Southeastern California Conference

This crew-neck, light blue 50/50 Poly-cotton t-shirt displays the Adventurer logo in royal blue.

To be use during meeting and outings as well.

To order the items from Advent Source you will need to use the following item codes:

See their website for details.

Uniform Patches and Pins

2900 Uniform Patch

2910 World Patch

Scarf and Award Sash

3752 Burgundy Scarf and Slide (child size)

3753 Burgundy Scarf and Slide (adult size)

2205 Slide only

3750 Burgundy Child Scarf only

3751 Burgundy Adult Scarf only

3711 Award Sash – Small (211/2 inches)

3712 Award Sash – Medium- (241/2 inches)

3113 Award Sash – Large (28 inches)

Staff Uniforms

3970 Men’s Dress Uniform (blazer and slacks)

3977 Women’s Dress Uniform (blazer and skirt)

The following stores are just some of the places you may buy parts of the Adventurer uniform.

1. Sears (shirts, pants, jumpers)

2. Burlington Coat’s Factory (shirts, pants, jumpers)

3. Kid’s R Us (shirts, pants, jumpers)

4. Kmart (shirts, pants, jumpers)

5. Kohl’s (shirts, pants, jumpers)

6. Target (shirts, pants, jumpers)

7. JC Penney (shirts, pants, jumpers)

8. Walmart (shirts, pants, jumpers)

9. French Toast (Uniforms-Jumper, pants)

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