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Earlier this week my friend messaged me on Facebook: I say this all objectively because I don't even consider myself an Adventist [anymore]. When I first came out to myself at an early age, I was riddled with disgust and hate for myself -- a mindset that was formed from a narrative given to me by my spiritual leaders.

Above all the other questions I receive in those emails the one that always gets asked is "Why are you still Seventh-day Adventist?

" First, let me give you a little bit of history: Seventh-day Adventism grew out of Methodism and the Millerite movement, dating back to the 1800s.

In addition to anticipating the second advent of Jesus Christ, a distinguishing belief for Adventists is keeping "Sabbath" on Saturday.

Adventists keep Sabbath more like Jews than like other Christians, and community around Sabbath is a core component of this faith.

I believe in the gift of prophecy, and above all I believe in God's gift of salvation, mercy and infinite love.

I know what I believe; I cannot simply choose a different faith any more than I can choose my sexuality.Although it's true that I've been condemned, ex-communicated (although we Seventh-day Adventists don't officially practice it) and hurt by Seventh-day Adventist people, I understand that they are human.Truly people of any faith or religion will be given many reasons to leave at the hands of others.That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties.For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).There are also quite a few cultural traditions -- like (mostly) being vegetarian, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, dancing, sometimes even caffeine and movies.

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