Questions & Answers

Can non-Adventists preach in Adventist churches and at other Adventist events?

Q: There is a growing concern about ecumenism in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, such as non-Adventists preaching in Adventist churches, performing at Adventist youth events, and Adventist choirs participating in Sunday church services. Does the…

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Pastors are straying from God’s Word. Why can’t the General Conference help us?

Q: What are your suggestions to church members who want to be loyal to the votes of the General Conference, to practice public evangelism, to share quotes of the Spirit of Prophecy, who do not…

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What is the right course of action for a pastor who misused church funds?

Q: An Adventist pastor’s father died and the pastor had to repatriate the body to his home province for burial. To cover this emergency, the pastor withdrew the equivalent of U.S.$5,400 from church funds in…

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What is the biblical way to study the Bible?

Q: What is the biblical way to study the Bible? Is there a difference between Scripture being the interpreter of itself and the hermeneutics of the “principle-based, historical-cultural” method? — Jim, from Canada A: Jim,…

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Is it proper to drink coffee?

Q: Is it proper to drink coffee? Why is there such dissension among Adventists concerning this topic? What part does coffee play in the Adventist health message and why? Was coffee different in the mid-19th…

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Is the origin of Christmas really evil?

Q: I’m a young person who was baptized into the Adventist Church two years ago, and I’m learning a lot every Sabbath. However, I have a friend who doesn’t celebrate Christmas because of its pagan…

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Can an animal help ministries be created in the Adventist Church to promote animal care?

Q: I’m studying veterinary medicine and am wondering if an “Animal Help Ministries” could be created within the Adventist Church to promote caring for animals? Through this ministry we could tell many people who love…

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Can a Catholic believer attend Adventist church services to find out more?

Q: Can someone who is a Catholic attend your services to find out about your religion? — Gregory, from the United States A: Gregory, thank you for writing. Yes, all Seventh-day Adventist church services are…

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Why does the Seventh-day Adventist Church ordain pastors, and is it biblical?

Q: The church union where I live has taken away the title of ordination from all pastors and has decided not to ordain any new pastors. I have had great criticism for upholding the policies…

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Is reading fiction and storybooks really so bad?

This question comes from a tweet that I received in reaction to a prayer that I posted regarding the use of time and reading fiction. My post included the following quotation: “Many who profess to…

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