A formal, official statement of doctrinal beliefs, as for instance the Apostles’ Creed or the Westminster Confession. Seventh-day Adventists have no formal creed, although a statement of beliefs may be found in the denominational Yearbook and Church Manual ( see Doctrinal Statements ). Seventh-day Adventists consider the entire Bible to be their creed: “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, and the authoritative revealer of doctrines, and the tr...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.