Adventist Basis for Human Rights

  • Zdravko Plantak

Abstract

In the course of the history of Christianity, Adventists believe, certain biblical teachings have become distorted or lost. Some of these were brought into sharp focus by Seventh-day Adventists. A few of these theological emphases became helpful in developing social ethics. Others, however, appeared to be contrary to social involvement. The previous chapter dealt with issues which are common to Adventist as well as non-Adventist Christians. Now we turn to theological insights which, in part, form Adventist identity and which contribute to a Christian theory of human rights, namely emphasis on the moral law, the concept and meaning of the Sabbath, the role of prophets and prophetic communities, and finally, the implications of the belief in the second coming of Christ.

Keywords

Egypt Opium Burial Omic Leprosy 

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