Presidential Perspectives

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

Questions & Answers


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 be Christians do not more than half believe the word...

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Is playing the stock market gambling?

Q: Is playing the stock market considered gambling and therefore a "no-no?” — Pat, from the United States  A: Before addressing your question about the stock market, it’s helpful to mention some important Bible principles regarding...

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Has General Conference Session approved ordained female church elders?

Q: Has the ordination of women as local church elders ever been approved by the General Conference in full worldwide session? Is it provided for in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual? — Ian, from the United States A: Ian, in response to your...

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Does the Bible say anything about rebaptism?

Q: Does the Bible say anything about rebaptism? I was baptized as a teen, but now I understand some things much better. Is it necessary for me to be rebaptized? — Sarah, from Germany A: Sarah, as we continue in our walk with Jesus after baptism, we...

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Is organ donation an abomination against God’s creation?

Q: Is organ donation or whole-body donation an abomination against God’s creation? I am studying medicine and we learn about anatomy through the dissection of donated bodies. And what about harvesting bodies from brain dead people? Are we killing...

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Will Adventist leaders sign agreement ending Protestant movement and apologize to papacy for protest?

Q: I’ve heard that General Conference representatives will be in Europe to sign an agreement, along with the other Protestants, ending the Protestant movement and apologizing to the papacy for their protest. Is this true? — Rosalie, from the United...

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