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My Adventist Faith

Hello all you good people! *me awkwardly tryna figure out how to do a different greeting each post* Anyways, hope everyone is having an AMAZING day!

So far on this blog, as you guys know, I keep things mostly to writing, books, tags, etc. Stuff like that. But I wanted to do a more personal post today, where I share with you guys a little bit about my faith.

Before I begin, I just want to say that I never want to offend anyone with my beliefs! I would like this blog to be a safe place where our discussions are always friendly and disagreements don’t give way to anger. I know you guys are always very respectful about everyone’s different beliefs, so I’m not worried, I just want to say that nothing I write is meant to offend anyone.

So anyways, in today’s post I will be telling you guys all about my Adventist faith! I hope you enjoy and find it interesting.

Questions about Seventh-Day Adventism

What is Seventh-Day Adventism?

Seventh-Day Adventism is a Protestant Christian denomination. As an Adventist, I believe:

  • the Bible is the ultimate authority, and I will find the truth from no other source (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6)
  • Jesus is my personal Friend (John 15:15)
  • God is a God of incredible mercy and justice, and he loves sinners forever, desiring for all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9)
  • Jesus died equally for everyone in the world, not just for a few (John 3:16)
  • Jesus Christ died for us while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8)
  • I must not conform to the world, but must make it my life mission to be set apart from the world (Romans 12:2).

I also believe:

  • The 4th Commandment tells us to sanctify the seventh day and keep it holy. This is where Seventh-Day Adventists get our name. We set apart the seventh day, or Saturday, as the Sabbath, and that day we keep holy. (Exodus 20:8-11, Isaiah 58:13-14, Mark 2:27-28)

Why am I a Seventh-Day Adventist?

I am a fourth-generation Seventh-Day Adventist. When I was ten years old, I was baptized at my home church.

However, I am not Adventist because my family is. I actually just today made the decision for myself to identify as a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian. So that’s something I’ve chose. I have just decided to identify not only as a Christian, but also as an Adventist Christian. I’ve studied the beliefs listed above for myself, and I’ve decided they are right for me and I want to observe the seventh-day Sabbath.

There is a book I finished just this week that made such a powerful impact on me and led me to that decision. It is A Trip Into the Supernatural by Roger J. Morneau. If you’d like to learn more about Adventism, that is the #1 book I’d recommend. It’s incredibly powerful and moving, and really pushed me to choose my faith for myself.

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A Trip Into the Supernatural is Morneau’s true story of how he was led into Satanism and cursed God multiple times, participating in active demon-worship. Miraculously, God brought about his deliverance by an Adventist coworker who studied the Bible with him and showed him the mercy he desperately needed. It’s an exciting read that I recommend for all Christians!

I hope you all enjoyed this post!

I really hope it was interesting for you to learn a little more about me and my personal faith! Feel free to tell me any thoughts in the comments, or just give me an update on how you’re doing. Writing going okay? Life in general? I love hearing from y’all!

You know the drill – eat, pray, write, repeat!

Joy

By Joy Caroline

Joy Caroline is a fifteen-year-old Seventh-Day Adventist Christian and Biblical fiction writer. Her two novels, The Apostle’s Sister and The Anointed, are about St. Paul from the perspectives of his sister and nephew. JC also enjoys reading, sketching, watching Hallmark's When Calls the Heart, and trying delicious desserts. You can find her at her website, joycarolineauthor.com.

13 replies on “My Adventist Faith”

Wow that was cool!! I am Catholic, and love learning about other types of Christians, and maybe even identifying as one other than Catholic one day. Being Seven day Adventist sounds cool! I already have the rest on the sabbath day belief covered, I do nothing on Saturdays πŸ˜‰

Thank you! I agree, that’s always awesome. ‘Cause when you learn, you can compare what you want to believe. It took me looking at a lot of other types of Christians before I decided Adventism was right for me. Lol, resting on Sabbath also means you don’t have to do homework! XD

Hi again!!!!!! I know I just commented earlier today so I hope you don’t mind hearing from me again. I really like talking to you!!!!!!!πŸ™‚<333 Anyway, awesome post!!! I loved learning more about Seventh-Day Adventism!!! I am curious though about what fourth-generation Seventh-Day Adventist means? Thank you for sharing this with us!!!!!!!!!!πŸ™‚πŸ’—πŸ’—

Hi! I love talking to you, too, and when I see a new comment on my blog from you it lifts up my day! πŸ’—
Thank you! I’m really glad you enjoyed it. Fourth-generation Seventh-Day Adventist means that before me, my parents were Adventists, my grandparents were Adventist, and my great-grandparents were Adventist. So I’m the fourth generation in the family to choose the Adventist faith.

😊 Thank you, girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! That makes me so happy that you like talking to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ’—πŸ’— I ALWAYS love hearing from you too!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for answering my question!!!!!! πŸ™‚ I wondered if it was something like that. That is so neat!!!

GREAT POST!! I also personally believe all the points you mentioned!!!! The only difference is the seventh day I rest on is the Lord’s Day. Which I think the reason a lot of Christians worship on Sunday, is ’cause the early church started doing Sunday instead of Saturday because that was the day Jesus rose from the grave on. Hey, so if you don’t mind me asking this question, I was just wondering how you saw things. (I’m also totally not wanting to make you upset or offend you, just trying to understand something.) So how does being a seventh-day adventist Christian make you any more or less of a Christian then who you were? Actually that might be a crazy question. Also, here’s something else I’ve been wondering lately and would LOVE to hear your thoughts on: Do you think God cares about the denomination we stick in front of Christian? ‘Cause then I wonder if He did, we’d need to find the right one. But how could there be a right one when every single denomination out there has some flaw in their belief? And if they all have a flaw in their belief what do we do about that? What if we make people stumble because we don’t take everything first to what God says in His Word? I’m really not certain and you always seem sooooo knowledgeable about the Bible, so I figured here might be a good spot to ask. THANKS!!!! Again, it was super great to hear a bit about your beliefs!!

Hi, Issa! I’m not offended at all. I love all questions! And you raised some very good ones.
Adventists believe the early church always worshipped on the Sabbath, and that the apostles taught them to worship on the Sabbath. We believe that Jesus honored the Sabbath day even in death, by resting in the tomb on that day and not rising until Sunday. I don’t believe being an Adventist makes me a better Christian, but I do believe it’s a way to honor God in all areas of my life by worshipping on the day he designated.
Ooh, that’s a great question! I was actually talking with my grandfather about that same thing last week. We both think the ultimate test is whether you truly love and trust Jesus as Savior. Although the Bible says to honor the Sabbath, it also says that if someone observes a different day they must be convinced in their own mind (Rom. 14:5). If they’re fully convinced that it’s right, then they do it to honor God and God in turn will honor them. But if they’re not fully convinced and just do it because everyone else is, then that wouldn’t be right.
One of the founders of the Adventist church actually told her people not to take her word for anything she said, but to go to the Bible for themselves and see if it was true. Church founders are simply messengers, and as flawed human beings they will not be right in everything they say. (1 Cor. 3:6-8, 1 Cor. 1:12-13). Not even everything that came from an apostle’s mouth was inspired (Gal. 2:11). My grandfather always says he doesn’t like how Adventist pastors always quote our founders when they can find the same thing in the Bible. It should be our Bible that we go to, not to sources written by humans, because only the Bible has all truth. My grandfather and I have had many discussions on several things our founders said, that upon doing research in the Bible, we found to be untrue. I even pointed out something to him that I had read in an Adventist source, and he showed me what I had read was far off from the truth, and told me to stop reading Adventist books as my truth instead of the Bible.
Sorry for the super long reply. XD Would you be interested if I did an entire post on why Adventists observe Saturday? I feel like I could fit a whole post talking about it, and a lot of people are curious about that since not many other denominations do Saturday. But anyways, I hope this helped! Thanks for posting these questions, they really made me think!

That’s okay! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this. THANKS!! <33 Hmmm…that'd be really interesting!!!! πŸ™‚ Maybe you could also have in that posts why others observed the Lord's Day. It'd be cool to see both sides of the story, but it's whatever you want!!!!!

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