What are the differences between Methodist and Seventh day adventist?

A question from a reader: part of my family is SDA and the majority of my family is Methodist… What are the differences and similarities between them?

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13 Responses to “What are the differences between Methodist and Seventh day adventist?”

  • Balaam's Suspended Donkey says:

    An extra day.

  • gertystorrud says:

    Adventists seem to ‘stick’ with The Old Testament ways and we are in Jesus’ Grace Period now!

  • Delgarits says:

    SDA are a lot more controlling over their members. Methodists are quite a bit moderate and even in many cases liberal Christians.

    I would call SDA fundamental Christians, but they have their own attached beliefs and prophets. They do not stick to the Bible.

  • lejonette says:

    The difference in the two man-made institutions that do not follow the Bible is whatever the leaders of the organizations want to make them. Since the Bible is not the guide, they can do anything they wish today and change it tomorrow.

  • Chris says:

    Methodist might not be good, because some teach works for salvation, and that is false (Galatians 1:6-9).

    Seventh day adventist is always bad, because seventh day adventist is a cult: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Seventh-Day%20Adventist/sda_not_christian.htm

    Labels don’t save. Only believing the truth about JESUS in faith alone saves.

    The truth about Jesus is that the only way to be saved and to get into heaven and avoid being sent to eternal hell is by believing in faith alone that Jesus, who is God, died for our sins on the cross and rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Believe this and you are saved, no matter what you do or what you fail to do.

    Please pray now: “Jesus, please forgive me of my sins. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins and You rose from the dead. Thank You for eternal life!” You will be in heaven with Him forever when you die. 🙂

  • Maars says:

    The SDAs put condemnation on those who worship on Sunday and the Methodists just enjoy worship on Sunday.

  • texaskelt says:

    As Christians, Seventh-day Adventists share many of the same Biblical beliefs and principles with Methodists. Although, in many respects, Seventh-day Adventists have more in common with more conservative Methodists. We both believe that salvation is solely through Jesus Christ; that the Bible is God’s Word, the Trinity, etc.

    The most obvious distinction is that Seventh-day Adventists choose to follow the example of Jesus (Luke 4:16) and the apostles (Acts 17:2) in observing the Seventh-day Sabbath as outlined in Exodus 4:8-11.

    One of our founders, Ellen White, was raised in the Methodist church, and we share very similar church structure. Both of our denominations reject the Calvinist belief of predestination (and its variant, once-saved, always-saved).

    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

    I hope this is helpful!

  • franhu says:

    Why do you not go along with them and find out ? (it will only take a weekend !)

    Methodists are protestants and do not obey the Bible or God !

    Seventh-day Adventists OBEY God and the Holy Bible and are a mainstream religion with about 20 million members word-wide !


  • Dr. Zoom Zoom 3.0 says:

    Methodism is a movement within Protestant Christianity represented by a number of denominations and organizations. The Methodist movement traces its origin to the evangelical awakening in 18th century Great Britain. Methodism followed from the work of John Wesley, who was an Anglican clergyman. Thus “Methodism” is commonly taken as “Wesleyan Methodism”. Wesley sought to keep Methodism as a revival movement within the Church of England, and a significant number of Anglican clergy were known as Methodists. Other 18th century branches of Methodism include Welsh Methodists, later the Calvinistic Methodists, from the work of Howell Harris, and the Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion through the work of George Whitefield. The influence of Lady Huntingdon and Whitefield on the Church of England was a factor in the establishing of the Free Church of England in 1844. Through vigorous missionary activity Methodism spread throughout the British Empire, the United States, and beyond.

    Early Methodists were drawn from all levels of society, including aristocracy. But the Methodist preachers took the message to labourers and criminals who tended to be left outside of organised religion at that time. Wesley himself thought it wrong to preach outside a Church building until persuaded otherwise by Whitefield.

    Doctrinally, the branches of Methodism following Wesley are Arminian, while those following Harris and Whitefield are Calvinistic. Wesley did not let this difference of interpretation change his friendship with Whitefield, and Wesley’s sermon on Whitefield’s death is full of praise and affection. Methodism has a very wide variety of forms of worship, ranging from high church to low church in liturgical usage. The Wesleys themselves greatly valued the Anglican liturgy and tradition, and based Methodist worship in The Book of Offices on the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

    In 2006, Methodism claimed some seventy-five million members worldwide.

    The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated “Adventist”) Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week, as the Sabbath. The denomination grew out of the Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century and was formally established in 1863. Among its founders was Ellen G. White, whose extensive writings are still held in high regard by the church today.

    Much of the theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church corresponds to evangelical teachings such as the Trinity and the infallibility of Scripture. Distinctive teachings include the unconscious state of the dead and the doctrine of an investigative judgment. The church is also known for its emphasis on diet and health, for its promotion of religious liberty, and for its culturally conservative principles.

    The world church is governed by a General Conference, with smaller regions administered by divisions, union conferences and local conferences. It currently has a worldwide membership of over 15 million people, has a missionary presence in over 200 countries and territories and is ethnically and culturally diverse. The church operates numerous schools, hospitals and publishing houses worldwide, as well as a prominent humanitarian aid organization known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

  • samuel says:

    Very well said. Thanks for standing up for truth in a loving way.

    God Bless.

  • Patrick Downs says:

    that web site http://www.jesus-is-savior.com is nothing but lies..

    texaskelt says:
    March 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    this person posted the best answer

  • Charles E. Miller, Jr. says:

    I must say that I do not agree with the SDA Church. I am a United Methodist and former Southern Baptist Deacon. I believe that since the early church has begun, worship has been on Sundays, in remembrance of the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. The Bible makes it quite clear that soul sleep is not taught in God’s Word; on the contrary, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:6-8). There are other verses that I could quote to deny the concept of soul sleep. Another would be 2 Corinthians 12: 1-2. In any case, have faith in the Holy Trinity. Believe that Jesus is God who became Man. That is what counts. Charles E. Miller, BA, Old Dominion University; MA, Liberty University

  • Charles E. Miller, Jr. says:

    PS: My Grandmother was a member of the SDA Church. My late father and I disagreed on alot of issues with her. In spite of that, I still believe that Essie Cowan Miller’s spirit is awake and with the Lord now. At the Second Coming of Christ, her spirit will be reunited with her body. Don’t we all agree that that will be a glorious day?

    Charles E. Miller
    United Methodist and former Southern Baptist Deacon

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