Adventist Faith and Science Conferences
Theologians, scientists, and church administrators gathered for the International Faith & Science Conferences (2002–2004) to review the contributions and limitations that both faith and science bring to the Seventh-day Adventist Church's position on origins.
Seventh-day Adventist International Faith & Science Conferences
The meetings were authorized by the the General Conference Executive Committee to address the growing influence of the theory of evolution on modern society. Scholarly papers by theologians, scientists, and educators were presented to review the Adventist position on origins and discuss challenges to the position. Beyond addressing philosophical, scientific, and theological questions, the conferences addressed the need to connect the church's teaching on origins to everyday life so it remains part of a living faith that provides practical guidance for church members.
The conferences resulted in an affirmation of the doctrine of creation in Scripture as understood by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Affirmation of Creation (Excerpt)
General Conference Executive Committee Acceptance of Report
On October 13, 2004, the General Conference Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church accepted and voted the following response to the International Faith & Science Conference report: