SILVER SPRING, Md. — The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has launched a new initiative to translate the 28 fundamental beliefs of the church into emojis. The project, when completed, will allow for all 28 beliefs to be listed and fully explained on one smart phone screen, without the need to scroll.
GC Communications spokesperson Eddie O’Gram said that the new emoji translation will easily allow for evangelistic innovations through social media witnessing, allowing for far broader personal reach for individual members when compared to in-person potluck invites.
To complete the project, the GC has hired a team of 14-year-olds from across the Adventist world and has equipped them with their choice of smart phone and unlimited access to vegan snack substitutes.
“We have hired our most social media savvy members to translate the fundamentals into a modern vernacular,” said O’Gram. “Whether we like it or not, emojis are quickly replacing conventional languages.”
GC communications experts are confident that the emojis will speak across cultural and linguistic barriers. “You don’t need to speak English to understand that “ “ fully explains the Sabbath commandment,” said O’Gram.