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As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. We consider our movement to be the result of the Protestant conviction Sola Scriptura—the Bible as the only standard of faith and practice for Christians.
The Inter-European Division, from headquarters in Berne, Switzerland, provides inspiration to six conference unions and five unions of churches. Its publishing houses, Schools, Media center, Hospital, Health center, etc., provide resources for 20 countries and 18 languages.
While Seventh-day Adventists arose within an apocalyptic movement that stressed the nearness of the Second Advent, their "Christian" heritage emphasized the down-to-earth implications of the ministry of the Saviour.
The Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research of the General Conference provides
the development and maintenance of the data system.
It is needed to set forth and preserve the denominational practices and polity. The
Church Manual is updated every five year along the General Conference Session.
"What does the church say about...?"
These enquiries come from the Seventh-day Adventist believers themselves, church pastors and also from the general public or media.
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.