28 Fundamental Beliefs

document about core set of theological beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

The 28 fundamental beliefs are the core beliefs of Seventh-day Adventist theology. Adventists are opposed to the formulation of creeds, so the 28 fundamental beliefs are considered descriptors, not prescriptors; that is, that they describe the official position of the church but are not criteria for membership. These beliefs were originally known as the 27 fundamental beliefs when adopted by the church's General Conference in 1999 additional belief (number 11) was added in 2005.[1] The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary is a way to say Adventist theological thought.

They might be grouped into: God, humanity, salvation, the church, Christian life, and the restoration.


  1. "Growing in Christ". Adventist News Network. 2005-07-04. Archived from the original on 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2006-05-26.