SDAs Relative to Bearing Arms
This is a PDF file of the booklet, published shortly after the Seventh-day Adventists formally organized–for the purpose of taking advantage of exemptions for conscientious objectors under the Civil War draft law. The complete title is: "The Views of Seventh-day Adventists Relative to Bearing Arms, as Brought before the Governors of Several States, and the Provost Marshal General, with a portion of The Enrollment Law," published by Steam Press of the Seventh-day Adventist Publishing Association, Battle Creek, Mich., 1865.
The ideas expressed are crystal clear and unequivocal in their adherence to divine principle. Compare them with official publications and books produced later by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
- SDA Documents on Bearing Arms.pdf [871.86 kB]