Seventh-day Adventists are a global family of Christians who see in the Bible their ultimate authority. They believe Sabbath rest is a blessing designed by God, for every human being since creation.
The church advocates a healthy lifestyle. Members are encouraged to actively engage in physical exercise, follow a plant-based diet, abstain from drinking alcohol and from smoking, and avoid other harmful substances to the body.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a presence in 213 countries and has more than 20 million members, known for their strong conviction that the Second Coming of Jesus will take place soon. It operates a wide network of schools, colleges and universities, clinics and hospitals, and publishing houses around the world, as well as a humanitarian organization called the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).