“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 with the help of the Holy Spirit.
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:
- Fundamental Principles of 1874
- Fundamental Principles of 1889
- Fundamental Beliefs of 1931
- Fundamental Beliefs of 1980
Learn more about: Seventh-day Adventist church history
Learn more about: today’s Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia