Philadelphia Chestnut Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church

8700 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 -- Phone: 215-247-7022
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What We Believe
Who are Seventh-day Adventists and what do they believe?  We are one of the fastest-growing Christian Churches in the world today.  The Seventh-day Adventist Church is adding more than one new member by baptism every 50 seconds of every day and organizing five new congregations daily.

What We Believe

Holy Scriptures

The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the holy Spirit.  In this Word, God has committed to man the knowledge necessary for salvation.  The Holy Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will.  They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the authoritative revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God's acts in history.  (2 Peter 1:20; 2 Tim. 3:16, 17; Ps. 119:105; Peoc. 20:5, 6; Ia. 8:20; John `7:`7;  Thess. 2:13; Heb. 4:12.)


There is one God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three co-eternal Persons; God is immortal, all-powerful, all-knowing, above all, and ever present.  He is infinite and beyond human comprehension, yet known through His self-revelation.  He is forever worthy, adoration, and service by the whole creation.  (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Tim. 1:17; Rev. 14:7).

God the eternal Father is the Creator, Source, Sustainer, and Sovereign of all creation.  He is just and holy, merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.  The qualities and powers exhibited in the Son and the Holy Spirit are also revelations of the Father.  (Gen. 1:1; Rev. 4:11; 1 Cor. 15:28; John 3:16; 1 John 4:8; 1 Tim. 1:17; Ex. 34:6, 7; John 14:9).