Most notably, Adventists believe in an “investigative judgment” that commenced in 1844, an atoning ministry of Jesus Christ in the heavenly sanctuary, conditional immortality, and the perpetuity of the Ten Commandments.
Furthermore, a traditionally historicist approach to prophecy has led Adventists to develop a unique system of eschatological beliefs which incorporates a commandment-keeping "remnant", a universal end-time crisis revolving around the law of God, and the visible return of Jesus Christ prior to a millennial reign of believers in heaven.
In Christianity, the Sabbath is a weekly religious day of rest as ordained by one of the Ten Commandments: the third commandment by Roman Catholic and Lutheran numbering, and the fourth by Eastern Orthodox and other Protestant numbering.
The theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church largely resembles that of mainstream Protestant Christianity, and in particular evangelicalism.
Most significantly, Adventists believe in the full authority of Scripture, and teach that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ. White is considered a prophet, but her writings are not scripture.
The 28 fundamental beliefs constitute the church's official doctrinal position.
The denomination also has a number of distinctive teachings which differentiate it from other Christian churches (although some of these beliefs are also held in other churches).
The institution of the Old Testament Sabbath, a "perpetual covenant ...
[for] the people of Israel" (Exodus -17), was in respect for the day during which God rested after having completed the creation in six days (Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:8-11).Originally denoting Saturday, the seventh day of the week (or, more precisely, the time period from Friday sunset to Saturday nightfall), the term "sabbath" can now mean one of several things, depending on the context and the speaker: One who observes a day as a Sabbath is known as a Sabbatarian.The word is also infrequently used to describe the annual Jewish Holy Days observed by a minority of Christian groups, also called High Sabbaths or High Day Sabbaths (John ): the First and Last Days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, the First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and the Eighth Day of the Feast.Shenandoah Valley Academy (SVA) is one of the flagship high schools or "academies" of Seventh-day Adventist schools in the United States.It is located in New Market, Virginia and is a co-educational, boarding, high school.SVA offers both boarding and day school programs and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools.