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The Brooklawn Seventh-day Adventist Church is part of a world-wide organization with more than 15 million members in countries around the world.  We would be happy to have you join us in worship or at one of the church events listed on our calendar.

About Seventh-day Adventists
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons--the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit--make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone. More >>

What Seventh-day Adventists Believe
As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. Adventists describe these beliefs in the following ways: More >>

Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>

 

 


Meet Our Pastor: Alexandru Breja  
                         
 

Why do you believe in God?
I believe in God simply because He exists. I believe in Him because He revealed Himself in history and in my own life. I love God because He first loved me (1John 4:19). God is love (1John 4:8) and He created each individual with an incredible capacity to love and to be loved. I also discovered that I cannot always and fully trust myself or others because "the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked" (Jeremiah 17:9); who can trust it? However, God is 100% dependable because He never let me or others down. We all need certainties that are beyond ourselves and only God can provide those certainties.

What is your favorite text or chapter and why?
My favorite text in the Scriptures is Genesis 1:1, because it is the first and the most fundamental revelation from God. Everything else is an elaboration or expansion of the cardinal themes thereof.

Why did you enter ministry?
I entered ministry because of the inner and outer vocations. In other words, I was attracted from childhood to ministry with an irresistible draw-I felt like if I do this I would be the happiest person in the world-and then, because the church recognized my gifts and qualifications and called me into the ministry. Therefore the philosophy of my ministry is to fulfill the destiny/purpose I was called for in this life. It is written that John was called "to bear witness of the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world, that all through him might believe (John 1:8-9). Paul was destined to take the gospel about a crucified, risen, ascended, and returning Savior outside the narrow confines of the then established Israel (to the Gentiles); Jesus was destined to save his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21); and I was called to tell in my own unique way what I've understood and experienced about the eternal story-creation, un-creation, and re-creation of the world and mankind.

What is your burning desire for the churches you pastor?
My burning desire for the churches I was called to minister to is that they also catch the vision; that they may understand the purpose God established his church for in the world and find their greatest fulfillment in being integrated in that purpose-to reflect in various and unique ways the riches of God's glory shining through the indwelling Christ. The church functions in many ways: as a hospital, where wounds are healed; or as a workshop where characters are chiseled and finished for heaven; again, as a miniature of the lost Garden of Eden, where people can live in harmony with God, others, environment and themselves within the boundaries of life built into creation from the beginning; or a showcase for God's eternal mystery and of the better things to come; as a news agency proclaiming the blessed hope of creation restored, as the only hope for humanity. I am happy to belong to such a church together with those God gave me to carry on my heart.