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United for Mission: One Hundred and Fifty Years

United for Mission: One Hundred and Fifty Years

From Great Disappointment to General Conference The Millerites firmly believed that Jesus Christ's "second advent" (His second coming to earth) would occur on October 22, 1844. When His second coming did not take place, many Millerites...

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Ironically, early Adventists were reluctant missionaries

Ironically, early Adventists were reluctant missionaries

Though John Nevins Andrews is rightfully credited as the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s first foreign missionary, the preaching of the Adventist message in Europe actually preceded his 1874 arrival in Switzerland by a decade. Michael Czechowski, a...

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Adventist denomination emerged amid debate over church structure

Adventist denomination emerged amid debate over church structure

A decade after the Great Disappointment, the fledgling Advent movement was at another crossroads. But where 1844 had jarred the movement’s doctrinal core, this crisis saw leaders debating more tangible matters. “Around 1854 the movement almost falls...

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Publishing work was central to early Adventist Church

Publishing work was central to early Adventist Church

In July of 1849, James White packed copies of “The Present Truth” into a borrowed carpetbag and trekked eight miles to the post office in Middletown, Connecticut, United States. He was taking the first steps toward what would become a global...

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