Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Oak Glades SDA Church 249-251 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 13, Jamaica
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Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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<h2>About Seventh-Day Adventists</h2><Table cellpadding=2 cellspacing=2 border=0 width="100%"><tr><td height="35px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold;">Our Mission</td></tr><tr><td>The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to proclaim to all peoples the everlasting gospel of God’s love in the context of the three angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-12, and as revealed in the life, death, resurrection, and high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ, leading them to accept Jesus as personal Saviour and Lord and to unite with His remnant church; and to nurture believers as disciples in preparation for His soon return.</td></tr><tr><td height="35px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold;">Our Method</td></tr><tr><td>We pursue this mission under the guidance of the Holy Spirit through:<ol><li><font style="font-style:italic;">Preaching.</font> Accepting Christ's commission (Matthew 28:18-20), we proclaim to all the world the message of a loving God, most fully revealed in His Son's reconciling ministry and atoning death. Recognizing the Bible to be God's infallible revelation of His will, we present its full message, including the second advent of Christ and the continuing authority of His Ten Commandment law with its reminder of the seventh-day Sabbath.</li><li><font style="font-style:italic;">Teaching.</font> Acknowledging that development of mind and character is essential to God's redemptive plan, we promote the growth of a mature understanding of and relationship to God, His Word, and the created universe.</li><li><font style="font-style:italic;">Healing.</font> Affirming the biblical emphasis on the well-being of the whole person, we make the preservation of health and the healing of the sick a priority and through our ministry to the poor and oppressed, cooperate with the Creator in His compassionate work of restoration.</li></ol></td></tr><tr><td height="35px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold;">Our Vision</td></tr><tr><td>In harmony with the great prophecies of the Scriptures, we see as the climax of God's plan the restoration of all His creation to full harmony with His perfect will and righteousness.</td></tr><tr><td height="35px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold;">Our Beliefts</td></tr><tr><td>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. Revision of these statements may be expected at a General Conference session when the church is led by the Holy Spirit to a fuller understanding of Bible truth or finds better language inw hich to express the teachings of God's Holy Word.<br /><br />To read the summary of our 28 Fundamental Beliefs click <a href="http://www.adventist.org/beliefs/fundamental/index.html" target="aboutsda"> -here</a>.</td></tr><tr><td height="35px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold;">History</td></tr><tr><td>Its birthplace in the township of Washington, New Hampshire, in 1844, reveals three central truths about the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.<ol><li>Before it was "Adventist" or Sabbath keeping Adventist, it was "Christian."</li><li>It celebrates a history that has emphasized "freedom."</li><li>It welcomes and grows from diversity within its membership.</li></ol>The local church where "Christian," "Advent," and "Sabbath" combined was established by Christian Connection believers, a religious body that in the mid-nineteenth century was fifth in membership within the United States.<br /><br />Members of the Christian movement sought biblical authority for every aspect of belief. They wanted "no creed but the Bible." Thus, if they were convinced from the Scriptures of the literal soon advent of Christ and the continuing validity of the seventh day Sabbath, their heritage demanded acceptance.<br /><br />To read more click <a href="http://www.adventist.org/world_church/facts_and_figures/history/index.html.en" target="aboutsda">- here</a>.</td></tr><tr><td height="35px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold;">Video About Adventists</td></tr><tr><td><div align="center"><embed src="http://www.adventist.org/embed/mediaplayer.swf" width="400" height="300" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="height=300&width=400&file=http://www2.adventistaudiovideo.org/making-hope-attractive.mp4&searchbar=false&autostart=true&smoothing=false"/></div></td></tr> <tr><td height="45px" valign="bottom" style="font-weight:bold; font-size:smaller;">Source: Seventh-Day Adventist Church Website<br /><a href"http://www.adventist.org/" target="aboutsda">http://www.adventist.org/</a></td></tr></Table>