Frequently asked questions

We have answered the most frequently asked questions.
If your question is not one of these, please contact us.

What is the Sabbath Rest Advent Church (SRAC)?

The Sabbath Rest Advent Church is a Christian church. The foundation of all church activity is the written word of God. As our name implies, we celebrate the Sabbath (Saturday) as the day of rest. God gave this day in which to remember His creation, care and provision. Sabbath Rest means much more than simply avoiding work on that day. It means trusting God and accepting Him as a loving and righteous Father. He gives us health, He solves our problems, and He always has a plan prepared for everyone. He promised His return through Jesus and we believe in that.

Is the SRAC active in missionary work?

No. We don’t want to “proselytize” anyone, nor tell anyone what they should do. We respect the decision of each person.

How does the SRAC view other churches?

We consider it our duty to respect all religions and to meet all believers without prejudice. We believe that in every church and religious group there are sincere people who are earnestly and seriously seeking God and His truth.

To the question of whether people can be saved only if they belong to the Sabbath Rest Advent Church, we answer with a clear, “No!” God judges people according to their faith and conscience (See Romans 14).

Are you a sect or cult?

No. A sect or cult is characterized by an individual or group who use religious concepts to gain power, money, or other advantages. That fundamentally contradicts our motto of “live2give” and can, therefore, naturally not exist in the church. Also, we do not seek members who can never leave. Instead, we want only those to join us who are personally convicted about practicing our life motto.

Is the SRAC related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

No. Although the roots of the SRAC come from the Adventist church, they are two separate denominations.

Do you celebrate the traditional Christian holidays? Do you have any special holidays?

We do not celebrate holidays such as Easter or Christmas. Jesus’ coming to earth for us, as Man, is important to celebrate every day.
Our holiday is the Sabbath—the rest day which God has given us. On that day we put aside all the things which have occupied us during the week. We spend the day learning from God about who He is, and how He sees, understands, and deals with matters. That gives power and guidance for the new week.

Is there baptism in the SRAC?

Yes. But it is based on a personal and rational choice to belong to the church. For that reason, there are only adult baptisms. When someone has had a personal experience with God and has recognized the Sabbath Rest Advent Church as the church of God, they can express this through baptism. The church holds as self-evident, the fact that each person remains a member only by their own free choice. Those who want to leave the church are free to do so at any time.

How is the church financed?

The church is sustained entirely by voluntary donations. There are no appeals for donations either to the public, or to the church members. We believe that if the work is from God, He will supply the means. Therefore, the church leaders are dependent on God’s calling, because they expect God to move people to give.

What does the SRAC have to do with live2give?

The Sabbath Rest Advent Church is partnered with live2give gGmbH in Germany. This platform provides the opportunity to serve the general public and to work for health, education, and research. The separation of these two organizations emphasizes the fact that the activities of live2give gGmbH are focused on the wellbeing of the general public—for all ages and classes, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, or ideology.

Why do your members avoid eating animal products?

Firstly, it is because we are convinced that a plant-based diet is adequate and the healthiest for our bodies, and we want to express appreciation for our Creator by doing so. Secondly, there is the question of fairness towards the rest of the world’s population, which could be entirely fed if we all ate a plant-based diet. The environment and our resources would then be saved for future generations. Finally, there is the question of respect towards the animal kingdom. There is not enough space here to describe the suffering caused by the consumption of animal products.

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