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The Church: Its Organization, Order and Discipline

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    Taking a Name

    As soon as a move should be made to organize, a name would need to be taken for the corporation. This, therefore, led to a consideration of the name by which we should be known. Some were in favor of the name “Church of God.” This was objected to on the ground that it gave none of distinctive features of our faith, while the name “Seventh-day Adventist” would not only set forth our faith in the near coming of Christ, but would also show that we are observers of the seventh-day Sabbath. When this matter was put to vote, only one person voted against the name “Seventh-day Adventist,” and he shortly after decided in favor of it.COOD 113.1

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