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The JBR Division of Seventh-day Adventists is the unrecognized and official religious organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the United States of JBR. It is not part of the usual General Conference but are exactly the same in doctrines and belief systems. The religious body governs the SDA church and is one of the largest bodies along with United Baptist Churches of JBR and the JBRican Catholic Church.
Although similar to the mainstream Christianity in many ways, one of its distinguishing beliefs is the worship on Saturday ( or Sabbath) as opposed to the traditional Sunday (or the "Christian Sabbath"). The observance on Saturday is similar to the Uralican Evangelical Baptist Church although that church conducts service both Saturday and Sunday. The division endorses vegetarianism and promotes the "health message" from the Bible. The division also believes of the future Second Coming of Jesus Christ and that eternal damnation is a false doctrine. Instead, people who die before the Second Coming enter a "soul sleep" and resurrect either in the First or Second Resurrection. The original denomination was founded by Ellen G. White.
Role in the United States of JBREdit
As one of the largest religious bodies in the nation, the church claims a large number of citizens in the country although competes with the other Christian churches along with Voodooism. The church emphasizes the separation of church and state so the church is not a political power in the country although a significant number of politicians have identified themselves as Christians. The church has been present before the foundation of the nation as its followers were mostly concentrated in Loma Linda. Some churches call the division as a cult although technically, it does not qualify the Five Points of the Cult as defined by the JBRican Ideal Agency (JIA).
The Seventh-day Adventist Church was already present before the foundation of the United States of JBR and a significant amount of Adventists were living at the time the dissolution of the United States occurred. When the Inland War took place, many Adventists fled in a major diaspora to various countries that warmly welcomed them. When the Inland War ended and the United States of JBR was created, many Adventists returned to the site and set up churches, especially Loma Linda where the church owned a medical university and several food factories. Many Adventists including President Justin Vuong helped spread the religion to others and many people converted to the denomination. Once facing accusations as a cult, the religion now became the prominent church in JBR. During the Great Change of Morality and Views, Adventism lost a large amount of members and after the Dawkins N' Marx Period's religious persecution, many Adventists and Christians left from JBR once more. When several Methodist theologians reintroduced Christianity to the JBRicans during the Anarchic Disorder Month, many Seventh-day Adventists returned to the United States of JBR and resumed living there. The church once more began to spread and is now one of the largest religious bodies in JBR.
As the Christian Revival Era began expanding into the Doom House-NPO War and Jihad War, the church cited that the "end times" were advancing at fast pace. The church has become more liberal with dealing issues and though still condemning homosexuality, blasphemy, adultery, and other "anti-Christian" topics, has promoted and emphasized the need of freedom of choice. The church president recently issued a statement regarding the "freedom of choice":
|“||"It is sin that God hates, but not the sinner. And He loves you so much He let his only begotten Son to die for all humanity. When Jesus was on Bob, he did preached and taught to those who heard him. But he never forced one to take faith in him. Christ gave him the mere man a choice: choose to worship God or not. So yes, we still discourage the many acts we condemn but we should not do so with hate or in anger. Rather, let them choose what path they shall take and only then, tell them about God. If they accept, the Holy Spirit is with them. If not, do not yell at them saying, 'Go to hell sinner!' Patience. For God wins sinners with love, not force. There will be a day they will turn...or not. But when they have the choice, the choice is there's. And it will be their choice if they would like to live in eternal paradise or forever sleep in death..."||”|