Discovering Jesus at the center of Adventist doctrine has a long history at the La Sierra University Church. Norval Pease, who was once pastor here at the church, wrote this in 1962:
“As we Adventists preach our message to the world, let it be ‘the truth as it is in Jesus.’ It is not enough to embellish our doctrines with an occasional mention of Jesus and the gospel. every doctrine that is worthy of acceptance must be firmly rooted in the gospel” (Norval Pease, By Faith Alone, 237).
Jesus is the Center
In an on-line review of the book, Seventh-day Adventists Believe, the website of the Ministerial Association of the General Conference says:
“Jesus, the central focus of Scripture and history, is also the central focus of adventist doctrine and experience... The different beliefs, or doctrines, emphasize different facets of Christ’s lovely character. Each one reveals more of what he is like and what a relationship with him means.”
Click here for a paraphrased summary of each of our 28 doctrines, applying what we at the La Sierra University Church like to call, “The Adventist Imperative:”
“The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary” (Ellen White, Gospel Workers, page 315).
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