Health Evangelism

The aspect of gospel work that presents basic health principles and offers practical instruction in health and sensible health habits as an avenue to a more abundant life and a sound Christian faith. Health evangelism may be defined as Christian health education. From the 1860s the Seventh-day Adventist Church has promoted health evangelism through its ministry, its medical institutions, and its professional personnel. Concerning the evangelistic role of physicians, Ellen White wrote: “Let the medical workers present the important [SDA] truths . . . from the physician’s viewpoint. Physicians of consecration and talent can secure a hearing in large cities at times when other men would fail. As physicians unite with ministers in proclaiming the gospel in the great cities of the land, the...

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