…what would that world look like? We take a gander at what could be…
Adventists are typically not swearing folk, and have a more extensive list of “No-no” words than most, we’d say.
The following is a list of things sure to get under an Adventist’s skin. But count it all joy, friends: Trials bring about character!
SILVER SPRING, Md. — As 2015 dawns, General Conference officials have unveiled some of the boldest plans for the world church to date: space exploration. “For decades, we as church Read more […]
Adventists believe in the imminent return of Jesus. If you grew up Adventist, you believed Jesus could come at any moment, but like, it was REALLY SOON. Yeah, heaven is going to blow your mind with its beyond-your-comprehension-awesomeness — you can’t wait to wrestle with lions and/or have your own pet panda — but at some point, we bet these secret yearnings crossed your mind.
Ever find yourself in a place where everyone seems to know each other or can name someone you do know within 2 degrees? Do they disappear mysteriously on Friday nights to go to a place called vespers? And do they never seem to drink Coke (at least in public)? Hold on to your hat, Dorothy, because you’re not in Kansas anymore (probably). You may be in an Adventist Bubble.
Thousands of people, some of whom had given away all of their possessions, waited expectantly for Jesus to appear on Oct. 22, 1844. When He didn’t appear, the date became known as the Great Disappointment. But out of the Great Disappointment the seeds of the Seventh-day Adventist Church sprouted. We’re a little late to the celebration (disappointing, we know ::haaaaa::) but in honor of that momentous occasion, we present a list of things that Adventists find disappointing.
Here are a few ways to help you figure out if you’ve wandered into an Adventist church. The #1 tip: If you’re up that early on a Saturday morning to go to church, you are most likely in an Adventist one. Read on for more helpful clues!
Not many people outside of the denomination realize that Adventists come in all flavors and types. We’re rainbow sherbet, not just raspberry sorbet (and yes, maybe we were a little hungry as we wrote this.) But no matter where you fall on the spectrum, everybody is welcome! (Note: There are sure to be more types than the ones presented here. Feel free to suggest more in the comments section.)
At some point(s), we’ve all had to sit through sermons that seemed to last forever. Here, some handy signs that enable you to spot when heavy winds are about to blow so you can sit in the back row and set sail early.