About Seventh-day Adventists#
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 22 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. Adventism actively seeks to better the lives of people everywhere in the world and to let them know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Along with much of orthodox Christianity, Adventists believe in One Trinitarian God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This Triune God made salvation possible when Jesus, the Eternal Son of God, 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.
When Christ returned to heaven following the resurrection, He left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.