Christians who believe that the return of Christ as promised in the New Testament (John 14:1-3, Matthew 24-25) is the next major event in the history of salvation. Although most Christian tradition includes this aspect, the Adventist faith is particularly related to the movement started by Baptist evangelist William Miller in the 1830s in the United States. It continues today in several denominations, but most prominently the Seventh-day Adventist Church with some 25 million adherents worldwide in 2005.
an Adventist church; the Adventist tradition; the history of Adventist urban mission in the late 19th century
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Seventh-day Adventists, the primary group that formed out of the great disappointment in the mid 1800's had 14.4 million members as of 2005 (not 25 million as stated elsewhere). Figure gotten from the official Seventh-day Adventist Church website
The adventist belief in a soon return of their Saviour is comforting.
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Christian group integrating intellectual experience in addition to the emotional experience sought after by other denominations. Observing old beliefs of protestant denominations. Valuing beliefs of early Christianity. Fastest growing religion in the US, and longest living people. Exists in the most countries.
Still observe the Saturday Sabbath, they visit friends/family, worship God, relax and refrain from buying; believing that Sabbath buying (making someone else work) takes away someone else's opportunity to relax. They will do work contributing/helping society: soup kitchens, work as doctors, nurses and police
Has no true governing body like other churches, believing God is the head, changes come about as a result of the actions of church as a whole.
Ellen White is a founder and one of history’s most published authors, translated into 150+ languages across the world. Some see her as a prophet; she states “I said that I did not claim to be a prophetess. I have not stood before the people claiming this title, though many called me thus… I am God's messenger, sent to bear a message of reproof to the erring and of encouragement to the meek and lowly.” Messiah, steps to Christ, the great controversy are popular. The writings often covered health/lifestyle, Leading Adventism to refine health care, opening sanitariums across the world, creating places of health, instead of death including Loma Linda Medical center, which started the human heart transplant program
Mark: hey what is that in your plate?

John: it's a vegan taco salad

Mark: wow! healthy! do you want to be like a doctor or something?

John: yeah bro, I wanna go to LLU!

Mark: woah! you're gunna have to study hard, wanna study for Ochem on Saturday

John: nah bro, I got plans

Mark: gotta work?

John: nope, i don't work on saturdays

Mark: what then?

John: might go to church and then go to the beach to chill with family and friends, why don't you come? it'll be good for your health!

Mark: hmm you sound like a seventh day adventist

John: I am
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A private school in washington that is filled with basic white girls. Leave as soon as you have the chance before you get stuck
student 1: hey bro, should i go to Auburn Adventist Academy?

student 2: Hell naw! The girls there are ratchet as hell
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A Protestant Christian denomination whose followers, upon Bible proof, observe Saturday (the seventh day) as the day of worship. Adventists worship from Friday's sunset to Saturday's sunset - a period of time called "the Sabbath day."

Followers of this belief...

- are generally against abortion.
- refrain from eating pork, shellfish, and other animals that the Bible tells are "unclean"; many people of this faith are vegetarians.
- are against gay marriage.
- are opposed to any piercings and tatoos.
- dress modestly and without adornments (i.e. jewelry, make up, extravagant hairstyles).
Being a Seventh day Adventist is really awesome - it fulfills my spiritual needs more than any other religion could.
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A school operated by a few rich families, and you get graded off of a forced and/or faked relationship with the cult and where the politically left and right clash under the guidance of the Adventist cult
are you going to Columbia Adventist Academy? No, i dont enjoy the rich people grading me off of my relationship with a deity and being insulted by a certain staff member :(
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Members of the cult that follows Bruce Springsteen (they bypassed being mere fans (read: having a trace of rational thought) long ago) who think anything BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCE does is genius and without fault.
"'Springsteen did 'I Wanna Be Sedated' and improved on that crap group The Ramones' original,' the Springsteen Day Adventist informed me."

"The Springsteen Day Adventist balled his fists at me and said, 'Shut up! He may live in a gated house, but Springsteen is still a man of the people!'"

"'Your gay,' typed the Springsteen Day Adventist to a negative comment about The Boss posted on YouTube, demonstrating that not even adhering to proper spelling got in the way of his devotion to BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCE."
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