The Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement teaches certain fundamental beliefs which, together with scriptural references upon which these beliefs are based.
God the Father & the Godhead
There is but one God, the eternal Father, the Creator; a personal, spiritual Being, infinite in love and wisdom, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, immortal. Expanded edition
References: Exodus 20:2, 3; Isaiah 45:5-12, 18, 20-22; John 4:24; Psalm 139:1-12.
Jesus Christ, the Son
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, one in nature with the eternal Father. Through Christ all things were created. Retaining His divine nature, Christ took upon Himself human nature, was made flesh, and lived on earth as a man but without sin, being an example for us. He died for our sins on the cross, rose again from the dead, and ascended to the Father where He lives to make intercession for us. Expanded edition
References: Hebrews 1:1-3, 5; Colossians 1:15-17; Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:14; 1 Timothy 2:5; 3:16; Hebrews 7:25; John 14:6; Acts 4:12.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative upon earth, and is one in purpose with the Father and the Son. He is the Regenerator in the work of redemption. These three persons, God (the Father), Jesus Christ (the Son), and the Holy Spirit are the Godhead. Expanded edition
References: John 3:5-8; 14:16, 26; 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 2:10, 11; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19.
The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the word of God. They were given by inspiration of God, contain the all-sufficient revelation of God’s will to man, and are the only unerring rule of faith and practice. Expanded edition
References: John 5:39; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Luke 11:28; 16:29, 31; Matthew 22:29; John 10:35.
The Ten Commandments
The moral law, the ten commandments of Exodus 20:1-17, is an expression of God’s will, covering the duty of man to God and to his fellowmen. The law is unchangeable, binding upon all men in every age, and overrules all human laws. Transgression of any commandment is sin, and the wages of sin is death. We are not saved by obedience to the law but through Christ, that through His strength we may render obedience and escape condemnation. Expanded edition
References: Matthew 5:17-20; 7:21; 19:17; 22:36-40; 1 John 2:3-6; 5:1-3; Romans 2:13; John 8:11; Hebrews 10:26.
The fourth commandment of God’s moral law requires the observance of the seventh day Sabbath. It is a sacred day of rest, a memorial of creation and a sign of re-creation and redemption as well as sanctification. It is a spiritual institution dedicated to religious worship and study. Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:1-17; Ezekiel 20:12, 20; Isaiah 58:13, 14; Mark 2:28; Hebrews 4:1-10. True Sabbath observance requires cessation of all secular work at sunset Friday until sunset Saturday. Preparation for the Sabbath is to be completed on Friday before the Sabbath begins. Leviticus 23:32; Exodus 16:22, 23; Luke 23:54; Mark 16:1. Since Christ and the apostles always, both before and after the crucifixion and resurrection, observed the Sabbath, it is and remains the true day of rest. (Ananias and Paul could not have been guiltless before the Jews if they were not faithful Sabbathkeepers.) Expanded edition
References: Luke 23:56; Acts 13:42, 44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4; 22:12; 25:7, 8.