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The history and development of the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries Department is a complex stream having multiple tributaries stemming back to the very beginning of the denomination. Adventist chaplains have served at schools, hospitals, prisons, through multiple wars, government, industry, and community agencies. Chaplains comprise the largest Adventist clergy community interface group of the church.
This article examines the history of the development of baptismal vows in concept, word, and usage throughout the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—from early references in Adventist publications and letters to current, official baptismal vows found in church manuals.
This article covers the history of the gradual change from hostility towards creeds to appreciation for statements of belief as well as why this change occurred within the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The development of statements of belief will also be chronicled and examined.
"Education" is Ellen G. White’s classic work on the principles of Christian education.
History of the Youth Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Leo Ranzolin|Dixie Plata
The General Conference Youth Department has its offices at the General Conference building in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. It is assisted in its work by the Adventist Youth (AY) Council, which is a quinquennial advisory of all the Church division leaders.
The Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department serves as the primary religious educational resource for the Seventh-day Adventist world church and fosters discipleship among its members, reflecting the teaching of the Bible and the tenets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Seventh-day Adventists accept the value of science and seek to understand science, and also accept and seek to understand Scripture. Since its beginning, the church has a history of searching for the appropriate interaction between these two sources.
The Church Manual describes the governance, operations, and functions of the local church. It covers organization, authority, the function of pastors and other church employees, how to organize or dissolve churches, how to become members, church discipline, the role of officers, church structure and departments, elections, services, and other meetings, including but not limited to the church board, finance, along with standards of Christian living, marriage, divorce, remarriage, and a list of fundamental beliefs. The current edition (voted in 2015 and published in 2016) presents all of this information in a 227 pages book.
“Sunnyside” was the home where Ellen White lived from 1895 to 1900 in Cooranbong, N.S.W., Australia.
The Ministry of Healing, published in 1905, is considered Ellen White’s most comprehensive work on health and healthful living. The book is also a representation of the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of health.
Building on different interpretative traditions, there have been two major views among Seventh-day Adventists on the number of the beast (the number 666) in Revelation 13:17, 18. While there are valid reasons to interpret it as the papal title Vicarius Filii Dei, as several Seventh-day Adventist writers have done over the years, others have viewed it as a triple six indicative of a Satanic trinity.
Juan Carlos Viera served variously as pastor, evangelist, church administrator, writer, and translator.
Mary (Kelsey) White, the first wife of William C. White, served as an editor, treasurer, and missionary.