About the Seventh-day Adventist™ Church
Its history, beliefs, practices, controversies, etc.
This web site section is not by a Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) group. It is
one of many informational essays explaining different faith groups and
controversial social debates to be found
on the Religious Tolerance.org web
The Adventist movement consists of a number of conservative Protestant faith groups that have many beliefs and
practices. Many mirror those of fundamentalist and other evangelical denominations. One difference is
Adventists follow injunctions in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) that requires
religious services to be held on Saturdays, rather than Sundays. Prominent within
the Adventist movement is the Seventh-day Adventists denomination.
Members of the Seventh-day Adventists™ are also called Adventists and SDAs.
The church prefers the term "Adventist" although the term "SDA" is in very
common use. The acronym "SDA" can cause confusion because it is shared by many
unrelated groups. Examples are the : Scottish Downhill Association, Survey
Documentation and Analysis, Surface Design Association, Sociological Data
Archive, and probably hundreds of others.
"Adventist" is often pronounced incorrectly. The emphasis should be on the
first syllable (Ad'-ven-tist).
The General Conference of Seventy-day Adventists
holds the trademark on the term "Seventh-day Adventists."