BEHOLD, THE BRIDEGROOM COMETH,
GO YE OUT TO MEET HIM.
The Adventist Core Beliefs Series
Especially prepared for those who just want to get right into a much deeper, more solid, and more meaningful understanding of Adventism's three core beliefs---the sanctuary, the investigative judgment and the three angels' messages. . .
Adventist Core Beliefs #1
The Sanctuary and Its Cleansing
The proclamation of the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary at the end of the 2,300 prophetic days is "the central pillar and foundation of the Advent faith." (GC 409). We are told that this subject needs to be clearly understood in order to be able to "exercise the faith that is essential at this time and to occupy the position God designs one to fill" (GC 488).
It is present truth. It is the message the flock needs needs to hear now (EW 63).
Adventist Core Beliefs #2
The Investigative Judgment
While the case of every man is being examined in the sanctuary above and his eternal destiny being decided, how important it is that all clearly understand the role Jesus Christ plays in that fearful event.
The value of the investigative judgment as an outreach and evangelistic tool is immense when its redemptive significance is clearly grasped with the mind and believed with the heart.
Adventist Core Beliefs #3
The Three Angels' Messages
The proclamation of the three angels' messages of Revelation 14 to "a dying world" is the primary mission of the Seventh-day Adventist church.
"The evidences of the abiding, everliving truth of these grand messages that mean so much to us, that have awakened such intense opposition from the religious world, are not extinct. Satan is constantly seeking to cast his hellish shadow about these messages, so that the remnant people of God shall not clearly discern their import—their time and place—but they live, and are to exert their power upon our religious experience while time shall last."
Just added. . .
The Little Open Book Ministry was created in an effort to bring about the full restoration of the sanctuary service message and related truths to the forefront of Adventist theology. LOBM believes that this needs to be done, if the church is to succeed in fulfilling its divine calling and mission in the world.
LOBM's mission is "to present to the people the most precious and essential truth for this time and entreat all to preserve the old landmarks that have been searched out and, under the demonstration of the Holy Spirit, proclaimed to the world." (14MR 223)
“I’m a 4th generation SDA. Both my parents were teachers in the SDA university and secondary school systems. I can’t remember overhearing them talk or tell me about the significance of the Sanctuary. I can see the centrality of it, since it explains what Christ has been doing since He ascended to heaven. It also assures the reality of a finality and conclusion to sin, so that Christ will return after completing His work. I appreciate the insight and detailed exploration on this topic found on your site.” – R. K., Dobbins, California, USA