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Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Seventh-day Adventist Church (pronounced: Seventh-day Adventist Church) is a Protestant Christian denomination which is distinguished by its observance of Saturday, the seventh day of the week in Christian and Jewish calendars, as the Sabbath, and its emphasis on the imminent Second Coming (advent) of Jesus Christ.


The name Seventh-day Adventist is derived from the Church's observance of the "biblical Sabbath" on the seventh day of the week, and their belief in the imminent second advent (or second coming) of Jesus Christ.


The Seventh-day Adventist Church formed out of the movement known today as the Millerites. In 1863, the Millerites were a very diverse group that came from many churches and geographical areas. They formed the Seventh-day Adventist Church and believed in observing the Sabbath on Saturday and the imminent return of Christ.


The official teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination are expressed in its 28 Fundamental Beliefs. This statement of beliefs was originally adopted by the General Conference in 1980, with an additional belief (number 11) being added in 2005.

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