Righteousness by Faith

In Seventh-day Adventist terminology, the instantaneous experience of conversion through faith in Christ, often spoken of as “justification by faith,” and the lifelong experience of Christian living, also through faith in Christ. Seventh-day Adventists believe that the new birth, important as it is, is only the beginning of a lifelong experience of growing up into Christ, of conforming one’s life, point by point, to the perfect example set for the Christian in the life of Christ. The Seventh-day Adventist emphasis is on the fact that the same Christ who saves a person through his or her exercise of faith will also enable that person to develop a Christian character, likewise through faith; that righteousness by faith in Christ is a continuing process. SDA teaching clearly recognizes ...

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