The Life of Faith

Andy Nash

Andy Nash is an author and professor who leads family-friendly tours to Israel.


What other church has a term like this one? Have you ever heard of non-Lutherans, non-Methodists, non-Presbyterians? Perhaps the only term comparable to non-Adventist is Gentile. Why do we cling so tightly to our Adventist name? Because we enjoy the sense of “us versus them”? Because we’re arrogant? Because we’re insecure?

Perhaps there’s a better reason. We take our name seriously because we take our calling seriously. One part of our name centers on the second advent of Jesus Christ; His visible, imminent return on the clouds of heaven. The other centers on the rediscovered truth of Sabbath rest; whose roots in creation, commandment, and Christ …

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