Materials: Conversations with other Christians

Adventists and Ecumenical Conversation

A study of the nature of ecumenism, the distinction between ecumenical dialogues and conversations with other Christians, and the potential risks and benefits present in conversations with other Christians.

Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Christ at His Sanctuary

Introduction to the Adventist understanding of the sanctuary and its connection to Daniel.

Roy E. Gane

Ecumenism and the Adventist Church

An historical overview of ecumenism followed by some reflections on how should SDAs be involved in inter-church relations. It stresses the fact that although Seventh-day Adventist Church have refused to become a member of the World Council of Churches, Adventists are not opposed to Jesus’ prayer for unity. As referred to by Jesus, unity must be based on the truth.

John Graz

Ellen G. White and Sola Scriptura

Discussion of the relation between the writings of Ellen G. White and the Protestant principle Sola Scriptura.

Merlin D. Burt

Ellen G. White’s Ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Discussion on the Adventist interpretation of the relationship between Ellen G. White and the Bible.

Denis Fortin

Human Nature and Destiny

Exposition of the Adventist view of Biblical on tropology.

Miroslav M. Kiš

Is the General Conference Involved in Ecumenism?

The General Conference does not belong to the World Council of Churches, but it does belong to the Conference of Secretaries of the Christian World Communions. How do these organizations differ?

John Graz

Justification by Faith: An Adventist Understanding

Discussion of the Adventist understanding of the doctrine of Justification by faith.

Peter M. van Bemmelen

Sacraments of the Church

The choice among Christian denominations to name the sacred rites of the Christian Church either as sacraments or ordinances underscores centuries long debates over the nature and significance of Christian rituals. Roman Catholics, Lutherans, and Reformed churches are among the denominations who have clear theological positions on these matters. This articles explores the case of Seventh-day Adventists in relation to the existing major positions in the Christian tradition.

Kwabena Donkor