Presidential Perspectives

News, Videos and Sermons from the Seventh-day Adventist Church President

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...

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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...

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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? —...

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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...

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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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