Publishing Work

In seeking to fulfill Christ’s great commission: “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” ( Mark 16:15 ; compare Mark 13:10 ), Seventh-day Adventists proclaim the gospel not only by means of the spoken word through the “foolishness of preaching” ( 1 Cor. 1:21 ) but also by extensive use of the printed word. The publishing work provides a means whereby the speed and effectiveness with which all nations may receive the good news of salvation may be multiplied. The founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church early gave strong impetus to the spread of their teachings by the use of the printing press. They began with the Present Truth (1849) and the Advent Review (1850), both replaced in 1850 by the Review and Herald (now known as the Adventist Review and s...

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