Almanac Advice and Anniversary Anxiety
Most Adventist believers are aware that 2013 is the 150th anniversaryof the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The first General Conference session occurred, and the formation of the Adventist Church started, on May 21, 1863.
It’s a bit of a misnomer to use the word “started,” because the golden thread of Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are Bible-based and can be traced from Genesis to Revelation (see Isa. 61:4; Rev. 14:
6-12). To the thoughtful believer this period is a time to reflect on why we are still here, and ask what we can do to help finish the work that will lead to Christ’s return.