Can a Seventh Day Adventist attend religious events of other faiths/denominations if they are held on Saturday?

For example, can a Seventh Day Adventist attend a Catholic baptism or a Muslim wedding if either was held on a Saturday?

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Stringio Nathan Toronga Christian Elder.
Very good question. 

As Paul says, "to the Jews I became like a Jew to win the Jews....."1 Corinthians 9:19-23.

From this perspective, yes, an Adventist will attend the service of any group, on ANY day, by the way. With the express purpose of evangelizing the same.

Adventism is NOT about the Sabbath. It's about the holistic approach to Scripture. It is a serious misconception to think that Adventism is about the Sabbath and abstinence from pork.

Adventism is about putting the bible in its place in the everyday life of the believer.

An Adventist cannot derive spiritual lessons from, for instance, a preacher who consoles mourners by saying that their departed loved one is gone to heaven. Nor a preacher who tries to convince his congregation that the law of God was 'nailed' to the cross. 

His attendance will be to show that he doesn't despise their lack of knowledge, that he recognizes and even appreciates their commitment, but that he wishes to help them achieve their goal - that is, to come into a covenant relationship with God.


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