About Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church of approximately 19 million members worldwide,with more than one million members in North America. With 175 hospitals and sanitariums, 385 medical clinics and dispensaries, 115 institutions of higher learning, and more than 7,500 schools around the world, the Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people around the world.
As recorded in the Bible, Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. God made salvation possible when the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life by trusting in the Father. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and rose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for all who would accept it.
When He returned to heaven, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return and take His people to be with Him. Adventists are among those who look forward to that climactic event of earth's history.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life - the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the environment. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him because He wants us to live with purpose and with joy.