Anticipating the Advent: A Brief History of Seventh-Day by George R. Knight

By George R. Knight

This publication is the tale of ways Adventists got here to view themselves
as a prpphetic humans, in their growing to be information of a
responsibility to take their specified message to the entire international, and
of their organizational and institutional improvement as they
sought to satisfy iheir pmphetic m the tale, of course^is_,
not whole. Tfie undertaking is going ahead whilst you learn these
words. The church and the area nonetheless stay up for the great
climax of global background on the moment coming of Jesus. hence the
history of Adventism stands incomplete. via the top of this
volume, you as a reader and that i as an writer will locate ourselves in
the move of Adventist background.

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The early 1850s saw one other addition to Sabbatarian periodical literature. In 1852 James White began publishing The Youth's Instructor (currently titled Insight) for the young people of the church. The Youth's Instructor was the first organized attempt to do something for Sabbatarian young people. In its train soon followed the establishment of Sabbath Schools, for which the Instructor published the Bible lessons. The first of these Sabbath Schools was founded in Buck’s Bridge, New York, in 1853 under the leadership of John Byington—a man who became the first General Conference president a decade later.

The Youth's Instructor was the first organized attempt to do something for Sabbatarian young people. In its train soon followed the establishment of Sabbath Schools, for which the Instructor published the Bible lessons. The first of these Sabbath Schools was founded in Buck’s Bridge, New York, in 1853 under the leadership of John Byington—a man who became the first General Conference president a decade later. v By the end of the 1850s the Sabbatarian publishing effort had become a major business venture, with its own publishing house having been established in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1855.

Meanwhile, we need to examine how this shut-door, antimission group eventually became a worldwide missionary movement. The “Shut Door99 Cracks Open a Little You will recall from chapter 2 that the Sabbatarian Adventists, following Miller’s lead, believed that the door of mercy had been 52 ANTICIPATING THE ADVENT shut in October 1844 for all but those who accepted the soon coming of Jesus before the Great Disappointment. Thus the Sabbatarian’s only mission outreach for the next few years was to Millerites and ex-Millerites.

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