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I was able to observe the members of the Oklahoma International Seventh-day Adventist Church during three church services and fellowships for my observation project. During this time, I focused on three main points: their justification for their particular set of beliefs, what they believe sets them apart from the beliefs of other denominations, and if there are any old belief systems that no longer apply to the modern world. Seventh-day Adventists are a group of Christians that worship on the Saturday, the seventh day. They believe that their day of worship is correct due to the fourth commandment in the Bible. The fourth commandment commands people to keep the seventh day, Sabbath holy and to honor it. It is a day set aside to focus completely on God. During this observation I was introduced to a new concept of "righteousness by faith". Seventh-day Adventists believe this distinguishes them from all other religions and denominations. Righteousness by Faith consists of three parts: repentance, faith in God for atonement of sins, and grace that allows people to obey the laws of God. When I asked if …show more content…
This article shared a few similarities between cargo cults and the Seventh-day Adventist church. However, after observing this particular denomination, I learned that the particular sets of similarities shared by the article are common not only in the Seventh-day Adventist Church but in many other denominations as well. Concluding that Seventh-day Adventism is a cult based off of the article would mean I would also have to conclude the same for all the other denominations and religions that share the similarities listed in the article. That would be a huge generalization. Therefore, I decided that after I conducted my research, I would disregard the belief that Seventh-day Adventism is a

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