Truly Knowing Him: Global Acceptance of the Trinity

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Seventh-day Adventists, Theology, Attitudes, Trinity, Character of God


"In the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Church’s statement on the Trinity can be found second on the list of beliefs, an indication of its utmost importance to Adventist doctrine. This statement reads:

There is one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three coeternal Persons. God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present. He is infinite and beyond human comprehension yet known through His self-revelation. God, who is love, is forever worthy of worship, adoration, and service by the whole creation. (Gen. 1:26; Deut. 6:4; Isa. 6:8; Matt. 28:19; John 3:16 2 Cor. 1:21, 22; 13:14; Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2.)[2]

As part of the 2018 Global Church Member Survey (GCMS), Seventh-day Adventists around the world were asked about their acceptance of this cornerstone belief (Q45.01). A vast majority (83.7%) of respondents shared that they embrace this teaching wholeheartedly. One in ten (10.8%) accept this teaching because the Church teaches it. Only a small percentage of respondents admitted that they have questions (3.1%), have major doubts (0.9%), or do not accept this doctrine (1.5%)."

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