Additionally, for every 100 people the Adventist church gains, it loses 43 previous members, according to research presented at the denomination's first Summit on Nurture and Retention, reports Adventist News Network (ANN).

The Free Seventh-day Adventist movement came into existence at a time that can be described as a very dark and sad chapter in Seventh-day Adventist history.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church boasts 18 million members worldwide.

But thank God the Father, He sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to pay for our sins with His blood.

Eternal life is a FREE GIFT (Romans ; ), paid for by the blood of Jesus (Colossians ).

Tragically, Seventh-Day Adventists ADD good works to salvation, which is a damnable heresy.

SDA's also ADD the keeping of the Sabbath day to faith in Christ, which is NO faith at all.

The minister or elder should address the following questions to the candidate(s)I went ahead and skipped most of the questions (1-12) because they are doctrinally sound, which is why so many victims get deceived by this false religious cult.

Seventh-day Adventists (hereafter referred to as SDAs) do adhere superficially to the Fundamental doctrines of the Bible, so it seems at a glance.

Seventh-day Adventists strive daily to develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ to become more like Him.

The heart of our mission is to help others realize the hope found in experiencing a personal relationship with a living God and loving Saviour, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.

SDA's teach that the life a person lives must be taken into account, even after they have died.

SDA's believe exclusively in a doctrine called the "Investigative Judgment" where Christ enters into the Holy of Holies in Heaven to decide whether or not we are "worthy" to enter Heaven.

They have been despised, shunned, and treated with abhorrence, as though crime were upon them, when they were helpless and in need, when men should have labored most earnestly for their salvation. The priests and the Levites have looked upon their wretchedness, and have passed by on the other side.