In the trinity of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2
- That the Father, Jehovah, is the Great Originator of all things, and the embodiment of Love. Job 38:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 4:8
- That Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16)
- Creator and Preserver - John 1:1-3,14; Colossians 1:16,17;
- Savior - Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:10,11; Acts 5:30,31; Romans 10:12,13; 1 Timothy 4:10;
- High Priest - Hebrews 7:22-25; 8:1-2; 9:11,12; Mark 16:19; 1; John 2:1,2;
- Head of the Church - Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1;18,19.
- That the Holy Spirit
- was a factor in creation - Genesis 1:2;
- moved the prophets of old—1 Peter 1:10,11; 2 Peter 1:21;
- dwells in believers - John 14:15-17; Romans 8:9; Acts 1:8; 5:32;
- brings conviction to the sinner - John 16:7-9.
- That the Scriptures are the inspired word of God, revealing Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 3:16; John 5:39
- That sin, the transgression of God's law, is repulsive to Him, and brings death to the sinner. 1 John 3:4; Isaiah 1:4-6; Romans 6:23
- That salvation from sin comes only through the atoning death of Jesus Christ, as a result of the exercise of faith on the part of the sinner. Romans 3:23-25; John 3:16; Acts 4:12.
- That the tabernacle services of the children of Israel with their animal sacrifices and feast days as instituted by God in the wilderness, were a figure or type of the work of Jesus Christ, our High Priest. Hebrews 9:1-12; Ephesians 2:14,15; Colossians 2:13-17; Matthew 27:50, 51
- That the services on the annual Day of Atonement were designed to
teach that the blood of animals offered during the year could not take away sin - Hebrews 10:1-4; that Jesus Christ was typified in those services as
- High Priest - Leviticus 16:9; Hebrews 9:24-26;
- Sacrifice - Leviticus 16:15,16; Hebrews 9:14,28;
- Scapegoat or Sin bearer - Leviticus 16:10,20-22; Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 2:24.
- That the law of Ten Commandments is God's standard of righteousness, and is binding upon all men, inasmuch as we shall be judged by it. Psalm 19:7,8; 119:172; Matthew 5:17,18; James 2:10-12.
- That obedience to the Commandments of God is required of all men, but can be rendered acceptably only by those who are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. 1 Samuel 15:22; Romans 6:12-16; James 2:10-12.
- That "the Commandments of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ" constitute the platform of the Church of God in these last days. Revelation 12:17; 1 Corinthians 7:19; 1 Timothy 1:8.
- That the Sabbath day of the Bible is the seventh day of the week commonly known as Saturday. Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:8-11; Isaiah 58:13,14; Luke 4:16; Acts 16:12,13.
- That the Ordinances left by Jesus Christ for observance by His
- Baptism by immersion - Matthew 3:16; 28:19; Romans 6:3-6;
- The Ordinance of Fellowship - John 13:1-17;
- The Lord's Supper - Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34.
- That Bible Baptism is administered "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," and that only those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are ready for it (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:36-38); that the name of the Father identifies His spiritual family (Ephesians 3:14,15), the name of the Son is for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), and the name of the Holy Ghost for power to witness (Acts 1:8).
- That Prayer is the means by which we communicate with God, whom we approach in the name of Jesus. John 16:23,24; James 1:5,7; Hebrews 4:15,16; Luke 18:1.
- That the tithe - one-tenth of one's income -belongs to God, and should, along with free-will offerings, be given for the furtherance of the gospel. Leviticus 27:30-32; Genesis 14:18-20; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23; 1 Corinthians 9:13,14; Deuteronomy 14:22.
- That God is interested in our health, and that we have a sacred obligation to guard it according to His word, abstaining from the use of such things as tobacco, any food or beverage which contains harmful drugs, and injurious flesh foods. 3 John 2; Deuteronomy 14:1-22; Leviticus 11:1-47; Acts 15:28,29; Exodus 20:13.
- That it is the Christian's obligation to regulate his conduct with regard to the use of alcoholic beverages in accordance with the exhortations given in the Bible. Isaiah 5:18; Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 23:29-32; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Peter 4:3; Romans 12:2; Romans 14:13,21.
- That Satan was a highly placed angel in heaven, from whence he was cast out with his followers because of rebellion. Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-15; Revelation 12:7- 9;Luke 10:18; 2 Peter 2:4.
- That religious liberty is the right of every individual, and that the separation of Church and State is necessary to guarantee this right. Exodus 5:1; Daniel 3:13-18; Romans 13:1-7; Acts 5:29; Matthew 22:21; Revelation 18:1-5.
- That racial segregation or discrimination or any other form of prejudice against any human being is condemned by God as sin. Numbers 12:1,2,9-14; Acts 10:28; Galatians 2:11-14; James 2:1-4,8,9.
- That the dead are neither in heaven, hell, nor "purgatory," but are unconscious, waiting in their graves for their final reward. Acts 2:29-34; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Job 14:14; 17:13; Revelation 14:13.
- That the dead cannot communicate with the living, and therefore spiritualism or psychic science is a deception of the devil. Ecclesiastes 9:5,6; 2 Corinthians 11:14.
- That Jesus will return to this earth in person after the close of the day of salvation. John 14:13; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:30; Hebrews 9:27-28; Revelation 22:11,12.
- That the Judgment of mankind takes place at the second coming of Christ. 2 Timothy 4:1,2; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-34,41.
- That the resurrection of the saved takes place at the second coming of Christ, at which event there will be a grand reunion of Believers. Job 19:25-27; Psalm 17:15; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17.
- That the millennium begins at the second coming of Christ; that during this period the earth is desolate, while the saints reign with Christ in heaven; that its close will witness the final destruction of sin and sinners, Satan, death, and the grave. Revelation 20; Jeremiah 4:23-27; 2 Peter 3:9-12.
- That a new earth will emerge from this destruction to be the eternal home of the saved. 2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:1-14; 22:1-5; Isaiah 66:22,23.
- That the love of Christ in the heart of a true Christian leads him to reach out in spiritual and material service to others. Acts 10:38; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Galatians 6:10.
- On the question of theater-going, movies, television and dancing, we believe that a Seventh-Day Christian should be guided by the Holy Spirit, keeping in mind that He would not advocate any form of entertainment that is not wholesome, educational and uplifting. We believe that Seventh-Day Christians should refrain from participating in any entertainment associated with worldliness. Romans 8:14, Psalm 1:1, Romans 12:2, Titus 2:12, and Philippians 4:8.
- In harmony with 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, Seventh-Day Christians should be taught that they should take as marriage partners only those who fully accept the Word of God as given in the Bible, receive Jesus Christ as their Savior, and obey the Commandments of God, including the Fourth or Sabbath precept.
- The Seventh-Day Christian Conference believes that war and its resultant destruction of human lives deny the Scriptural Principle of Love. The Conference, therefore, is against having its members bear arms in any of the armed forces. It expressly is against having its members being taught to kill under any circumstances based on the biblical injunction found in Exodus 20:13 which states, "Thou shalt not kill." The Conference, however, is not opposed to activities which would assist in the preservation of human lives and/or the development of human resources.
- The Word of God only mentions that men should be ordained as bishops, elders or pastors. There is no mention of a woman ever having been ordained, therefore only men will be ordained as bishops, elders or pastors of the Seventh-Day Christian Conference. However, when a woman (e.g. evangelist, etc) is fulfilling the full duties of bishop, elder or pastor, she should be completely compensated. Titus 1:5,6;1 Timothy 3:12.
- We believe that Christians should dress in a manner such that a man would not be mistaken for a woman nor a woman for a man. Deuteronomy 22:5.
- The Seventh-Day Christian's appearance should be in harmony with
his/her beliefs. The Christian dress code should reflect godliness and sobriety. Therefore, the Seventh-Day Christian should avoid inappropriate dress, that is excessive, ostentatious / flamboyant,
provocative and expensive. 1 Timothy 2:9,10; 1 Peter 3:3,4; Genesis 35:1-4.
We further recommend that Seventh-Day Christians should refrain from wearing jewelry and excessive make-up as a policy and practice of the organization.
- Homosexual acts between men with men and women with women is a sin in accordance with Romans 1:24-27; Genesis 19:1-7; Genesis 2:24-25.
Revised and updated July 20, 2002