"It is clear from all this that the SDA understanding of God has developed significantly
over the years. Granted, our move toward Trinitarian orthodoxy has been gradual rather
than abrupt, and subtle rather than dramatic. But it is a genuine and profoundly important
change, nonetheless. It has brought our understanding of God into harmony with some of
the earliest Christian thinkers. And it places us squarely within the circumference of orthodox
Christianity. Our doctrine of God distinguishes us from other religious movements
that originated about the same time Seventh-day Adventism arose and to which we
are often compared. Unlike Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and Christian Scientists,
Seventh-day Adventists accept the view of God adhered to by the dominant stream of
Christian tradition. However other doctrinal concerns may distinguish us from Christians
generally, our doctrine of God shows that we are distinctive within rather than apart from
Christianity at large."
Ministers’ Meeting December 2, 2013).