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Seventh-day Adventist

NOTE.—The following questions should be answered in the affirmative before the church by candidates for baptism.

1. Do you believe in God the Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit?

2. Do you accept the death of Jesus Christ, on Calvary, as an atoning sacrifice for the sins of men, and 'believe that through faith in His shed blood men are saved from sin and its penalty?

3. Renouncing the world and its sinful ways, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, and do you believe that God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven your sins, and given you a new heart?

4. Do you accept by faith the righteousness of Christ, recognizing Him as your Intercessor in the heavenly sanctuary, and do you claim His promise to strengthen you by His indwelling Spirit, so that you may receive power to do His will?

5. Do you believe the Bible to be God's inspired word, and that it constitutes the only rule of faith and practice for the Christian?

6. Do you accept the ten commandments as still binding upon Christians,, and is it your purpose, by the power of the indwelling Christ, to keep this law, including the fourth commandment, which requires the observance of the seventh day of the week as the Sabbath of the Lord?

7. Knowing and understanding the fundamental Bible principles as taught by the "Seventh-day Ad-ventist Church., is it your purpose, by God's grace, to order your life in harmony with these principles?

8. Is the soon coming of Jesus "a blessed hope" in your heart, and is it your settled determination to prepare to meet Him in peace, as well as to help others to get ready for His coming?

9. Do you believe in church organization, and is it your purpose to support the church by your personal effort, means, and influence?

10. Do you accept the New Testament teaching of baptism by immersion, and do you desire to be so baptized as a public expression of your faith in the forgiveness of your sins and of acceptance with Christ?

11. Do you believe that the Seventh-day Adventist Church constitutes the remnant church, and do you desire to be accepted into its membership?

NOTE. — After the candidates have satisfactorily answered the foregoing questions, the church body should be asked to vote their acceptance into the church, subject to baptism, which ordinance should not be unduly delayed, and this should, be followed by the right hand of fellowship and a few words of welcome.


by W. H. BRANSON, Vice-President of the General Conference
The Ministry, Vol 15, Number 2, February 1942, pp. 7 & 44.

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