Seventh-Day Adventists/Worshipping


Why do the sda's do not have instruments of worshipping God and yet in Psalms 150 talks about praising God in his Temple using trumpets, Harps, lyres, drums, dancing and cymbals. so why do you use a piano to worship God.

Hello Pastor,

Thank you for your question regarding the use of instruments during worship.

I believe Adventism to be a very conservative religion but in fairness to them I have to say that the use of instruments vary from church to church. I have attended churches that play the drums, trumpet, keyboards, sax, guitar and cymbals. Other churches will only allow the piano and organ. Some SDA churches have actually split over the playing or not playing of certain instruments during the worship service.  I even know of a group who left their church and started their own group because they preferred hymns instead of gospel. Some churches discourage clapping during service. And the list could go on.

From my encounters in different SDA churches, it seems that what is allowed or disallowed during worship or any church function mostly depends on what "clique" or group is perceived to be running things at the time. I was about to end this note but out of curiosity I decided to research to see if the SDA church has any guidelines regarding the same. I found an eye-opener and I totallyI had no clue!  Following is a very informative link which explains it:

In case you are not aware, the SDA church has a prophet by the name of Ellen G. White, just so you know when you see her name.  Also know that the SDA church considers itself  "modern Israel" and it is evident while reading the article that they are attempting to emulate Israel's worship style. After reading it, I can understand the confusion  because the majority of the members are trying not to go against the teachings and warnings of their prophet.

I hope this gives a you better understanding Pastor! ;-)

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Patricia Allen


As a former Seventh-day Adventist (SDA), I have insight of value to those who are questioning and/or trying to decide if they should leave or become an SDA. It would be my privilege to discuss SDA church doctrine, structure, Ellen White, the old and new covenants, and their various beliefs. The Bible will be my main source of reference and all quotes, etc. will be documented. I understand that there are different variants of Adventists, but I am only familiar with what I would call traditional or main stream.


I was a Seventh-day Adventist for over 50 years. I attended their schools and I was always active in the churches I attended. I also worked for the denomination for 37 years. Since I was educated in their schools from Grade 1, and because what I was taught came from the Bible, I never questioned my beliefs. I considered myself as one whom the Lord had chosen to bring out of darkness into His marvelous light. In the year 2005, I became keenly aware that Ellen White contradicted the Scriptures numerous times and plagiarized some of her most popular writings. At this point, I had to seriously consider studying for myself with the aid of the Holy Spirit to see if indeed I really had the truth. Sad to say, I discovered that I was deluded and deliberately deceived by the church I loved and served. In 2010, I requested that my name be withdrawn from the membership roster of the church. Since then, it has been my passion to tell those in the SDA church and those considering joining Adventism, the truth and freedom that I have discovered and enjoy daily. I interact on Facebook with SDAs frequently regarding their beliefs and doctrines compared to the Bible. In addition to answering questions on this site, I have a blog ( and the purpose of my articles is to expose the false doctrines of the SDA church After 50 plus years of trying to 'work' my way, I have discovered the sweet rest in the finished work of my Savior. I've also discovered that there is nothing that I have ever done to make Jesus love me less and there is nothing that I can ever do to make Jesus love me more. Jesus just loves me and this I know!

M.A.O.M. degree (Master of Arts in Organizational Management). I also have a B.A.I.C. degree (Born Again in Christ). My calling is to help spread the Good News of the Gospel and to help lift the veil by sharing Jesus, Who is the Truth and the Light.

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