About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>
Seventh-Day Adventist Church would be better called “The Advent Movement”, ever learning, ever growing in understanding and practice of Bible truths for our “last days”.
Its work and mission is worldwide, reaching to every corner of the earth by preaching, teaching, witnessing, radio, TV, internet Bible study schools, literature, health and humanitarian work.
It calls upon all to accept the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ and honestly examine all beliefs with teachings of the entire Scriptures. Adventist church accepted the challenge be ever learning, clarifying, expanding, and correcting its understanding and practice of Biblical message. It appeals to all people and Christians everywhere to have faith and courage to follow where Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit through such biblical revelation may lead. In time of almost universal compromise and confusion “the Advent movement” is a call to be true to Scriptures rather than to many man-made traditions that obscure or contradict God’s revelation in His word.
Local Merritt Church is a part of this on-going prophetic reform movement within the body of Christ. It is a part of sisterhood of 97 churches and companies in BC Conference. Membership of 7th Day Adventist Church in BC is over 11 000 baptised members. Canadian memberhip tips 67 000 members beside children and yet un-baptized youth and attending friends. Worldwide membership just tipped 18.5 million members and its yearly growth is about 1 million of new believers worldwide. Presently SDA church is active and works in 216 out of 237 countries registered by the UN. Other countries barred to Christianity are being reached by other means.
Sharing Christ and His love for all
Ministering to those in need
Sharing wholistic Biblical message
Serving all humanity
Main focus of church’s mission:
Proclaiming Christ as mankind’s only true Savior and Lord
Sharing the everlasting gospel commission of Matthew 28:18-20 in the context of Revelation 14:6-12 three angels’ messages making disciples of all nations, languages, tribes and people in preparation for Christ’s soon coming
Nurturing believers in life of faith, loving obedience and service
Sharing prophetic messages as presented in books of the Bible and specifically in the books of Daniel and Revelation
Ever growing in understanding and clarifying biblical teachings, restoring neglected biblical truths and completing the work left unfinished by Reformers of past generations
Following example of Jesus in ministering to the entire person which includes physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of life and health
What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>
Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>