Seventh Day Adventist Activist
Ben Carson is a Seventh-day Adventist, and his religious beliefs have made him a popular Republican contender. He supports strict gun laws and opposes abortion, same-sex marriage, and evolution.
Ellen White was a major figure in the development of the church, along with Joseph Bates and James White. Her writings highlighted the cosmic conflict theme.
The 7th day is the Sabbath
The Sabbath is a holy day set apart from the other days of the week. It begins at sunset and lasts one day, from Friday night to Saturday evening. Adventists should always endeavor to be ready to start the Sabbath with peace of mind and tranquility. They should also be willing to care for the needs and alleviate the suffering of others on this day. Educational institutions training pastors and ministers should help their trainees form a sound philosophy of Sabbath observance.
The Sabbath is a sacred institution that binds families together in a special way and strengthens their bonds to God and to other human beings. It is a spiritual feast that celebrates God’s creative and redemptive love. Its divine dimension invites people to stop their secular work to worship Him (Ex 20:8-10). Moreover, it summons them to perform acts of mercy and compassion toward their fellow man (Deut 5:12-15). Seventh-day Sabbatarians are Christian groups that seek to restore the practice of some early Christians who kept the Sabbath according to Jewish practice. They believe that the Ten Commandments, including the Sabbath, are part of God’s moral law and not abrogated by Christ’s teachings.
The 7th day is a day of rest
The Sabbath was the day when God rested after He had completed Creation in six days. It is a sign of His covenant with Israel. It also reminds us that we must rest from our labor, as He does. This is a principle of the Bible, and it applies to all people, whether they are believers or not.
The days of the week were originally named after Norse deities and some Latin ones. Sunday is called Sunday, Monday is Lundi (or Luns), Tuesday is Tiwa, Wednesday is Woden’s day, Thursday is Thor’s day, and Friday is Freya’s.
The Hebrews had a different system for naming the days of the week. The seventh day was Yom Shabbat, or Sabbath Day. It was a day of rest for the people, but not for the priests, who did their sacrificial work on this day. It was also the day when the twelve loaves of bread for the showbread were replaced with fresh ones.
The 7th day is a day of worship
Several Christian groups, including Seventh Day Adventists, consider the seventh day of the week to be a day of worship. This includes all forms of organized church services, Bible study, and personal prayer and meditation. In addition, some groups also follow a strict vegetarian diet. However, the Bible does not explicitly command that Sunday is a day of worship.
In the early days of Christianity, Jews and converts to Judaism continued to meet on the Sabbath for worship services. Similarly, the New Testament records that Jesus and His followers observed Sabbath laws. Observance of the seventh day of the week as a holy day ended with the persecution of the Jews by Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117-135).
The earliest references to Sunday as a day of worship appear in the writings of Barnabas and Justin, around A.D. 135 and 150, respectively. Although Sunday is not explicitly commanded in the New Testament, many Christians believe that it is a biblically authorized alternative to the Sabbath.
The 7th day is a day of action
Activists who follow the Seventh Day Adventist faith are a force to be reckoned with. The church’s founder Ellen White is known for her prophetic visions. Her writings have been used to inspire a number of films including the Academy Award-winning Hacksaw Ridge, which depicts Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss and A Cry in the Dark, the story of Azaria Chamberlain.
The Adventists’ beliefs are also connected to environmental concerns, which are rooted in the teachings of Ellen White and their early brethren. This is evident in their opposition to the use of animals for testing cosmetics and their concern for animal welfare.