“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2Ti 2:15

Seventh-day Adventists have no creed but the Bible. There are, however, key statements that summarize the principal teachings of the general body of Seventh-day Adventist believers.

Over the years these principles have been modified or changed. At the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 1980 the church officially agreed upon a group of key statements that summarize the principal teachings Seventh-day Adventists understand from the Bible. These statements were made collectively by a group of scholars studying and prayerfully searching the Bible.

Click here for the current official statement (PDF file).

Brief list of published Yearbooks and publications stating the Seventh-day Adventist fundamental principles or beliefs throughout its history:


Learn more about: Seventh-day Adventist church history

Learn more about: today’s Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia