Bible Conference

A term Seventh-day Adventists have applied to a series of regular meetings, convened by the General Conference since 1919, for the purpose of in-depth study of biblical and theological issues. Bible conferences had their beginning in the formative years of the church, when the leaders met to pray and to study the Bible so as to arrive at doctrinal unanimity on the basis of the Bible’s being the only rule of faith and practice ( see Sabbath Conferences ). A significant Bible conference was held in Washington, D.C., from July 1 to 21, 1919. This was a closed conference and was attended only by denominational editors, Bible and history teachers from Seventh-day Adventist colleges, and members of the General Conference Committee. The objective of the conference was “to unite in a definite,...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.