The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a worldwide Protestant Christian church that had its first roots between the decades of 1850 and 1860, concomitantly in the United States and Europe. Its beginning was from a group composed of men and women of various denominations, religious of the Bible, that in 1863 organized and made official a denominational structure, adopting the name "Seventh-day Adventist Church". Among its main doctrines are: belief in the Bible, inspired by God; the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit); and Jesus Christ as the savior of mankind by his death, resurrection, and return to this earth.
Administratively the church is formed from its members, who in turn form the churches. A set of churches in a given geographic region forms an Association (Central Plateau Association) and a group of Associations forms a Union (South-Brazilian Union). Above the Unions is the last hierarchical level and maximum deliberative instance, which is called the General Conference, of which the 9 Divisions (South-America Division) are part, in which the world is divided. There is unity of doctrines, precepts, regulations, and administrative guidance among all Adventist churches in the world.
In Brazil, the Adventist message arrived by means of printed documents that entered the colonies of German and Austrian immigrants in the states of Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Espírito Santo. Today there are 17,6 million members in 206 countries, of which 1,2 million are in Brazil, the country with the largest number of Adventists in the world.
A Adventist Church of the Seventh Day is a restorative, trinitarian, Sabbatarian, non-cessationist, mortalist and annihilationist Protestant Christian denomination, distinguished by observance of the Sabbath, the seventh day of the Sabbath, and its emphasis on the imminent second coming of Jesus Christ.
WHO ARE THE ADVENTIST?
Seventh-day Adventists, with more than 17 million members in the world, are a Protestant Christian church organized in 1863 in the United States. Its origin comes soon after the movement led by William Miller who emphasized the need for greater emphasis on preaching about Jesus Christ's brief return to this world. The South American headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is responsible for administrative coordination in eight countries, has more than two million members.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has the following Mission and Vision:
O Adventism it's a religious movement Christian initiated no nineteenth century, within the context of Second Great Revival inside U.S.A.. The name refers to the belief in imminent Second Coming of Jesus the land. The movement began with Guilherme Miller, whose followers became known as Mileritas. Adventism arose after Guillermo Miller's biblical interpretation that Jesus would return to the decade 1840. Miller interpreted the prophecy of Daniel 8: 14: "Until two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings; and the sanctuary shall be cleansed "as meaning the literal return of Jesus. He thought that the sanctuary was the earth and that his cleansing would be done with fire at the coming of Christ. Today, the largest church within the movement is the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Adventist family of churches are considered protestantes conservative Although they have much in common, as a hermeneutics eschatology, in theology it differs in many respects from the unconscious state of the dead to the punishment at the end of the times of the wicked, its annihilation with a great fire when the wicked are arrayed to surround the New Jerusalem, the nature of immortality, dietary regulation, the resurrection of the wicked and the divergence of the sanctuary Daniel 8 refers to what is in heaven and on earth.
The foundation of Adventism is associated with a period of religious effervescence in U.S.A. at the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century, U.S.A.. In this way, the emergence of biblical societies, non-conformism with established religious system, revival meetings, evangelistic style and proselytizing of religion allowed for the emergence of the movement based on the interpretation of the prophecies of the Book of Daniel 7 and 8 by Guilherme Miller, a member of the Baptist Church, and other religious leaders establishing the end of the world and the return of Jesus Christ to 1843 and then to 1844.
People of various religious denominations adhered to this religious movement, although it did not have a formal ecclesiastical organization, and had people of the most different Protestant facets. After what became known as The Great Disappointment, the group dispersed in other minors. Some of these groups continued to mark later dates for the return of Christ. Others have shown no interest in established religion. Some returned to their appellations of origin and apologized to the leaders, who in many cases had expelled them a little earlier.
After a re-evaluation of Miller's studies, some of these smaller groups persisted in the study of prophecy, but with a new interpretation of Christ's return, Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Adventist Churches of God and the Advent Christian Church . In common they retained the sense of imminence of the return of Jesus Christ.
Relying on biblical texts, this group of people argue that the glorious return of Jesus Christ which will be imminent. His missionary work is based on the order of Christ given in the same gospel in the Matthew 28: 19: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. "There are various Adventist groups and with consequent variations in certain peculiar doctrinal points, some believe in the sleep of the soul between death and resurrection; Saturday, dietary regulation, investigative judgment, annihilation of the souls of sinners, and other doctrines based on hermeneutics of the Bible.