Dating a seventh day adventist

In the summer of 1844, some of Miller's followers promoted the date of October 22.

They linked the cleansing of the sanctuary of Daniel with the Jewish Day of Atonement, believed to be October 22 that year.

Some of these movements held beliefs that would later be adopted by the Seventh-day Adventists.

An interest in prophecy was kindled among some Protestants groups following the arrest of Pope Pius VI in 1798 by the French General Louis Alexandre Berthier.

This event later became known as the Great Disappointment.

After the disappointment of October 22 many of Miller's followers were left upset and disillusioned.

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The Second Great Awakening was stimulated by the foundation of the many Bible Societies which sought to address the problem of a lack of affordable Bibles.In March he published his Sabbath views in tract form. These men in turn convinced James and Ellen White, as well as Hiram Edson and hundreds of others.Although he returned to observing Sunday in the next few years, his writing convinced Joseph Bates and J. Bates proposed that a meeting should be organised between the believers in New Hampshire and Port Gibson.Adventists viewed themselves as heirs of earlier outcast believers such as the Waldenses, Protestant Reformers including the Anabaptists, English and Scottish Puritans, evangelicals of the 18th century including Methodists, Seventh Day Baptists, and others who rejected established church traditions.A young Seventh Day Baptist layperson named Rachel Oakes Preston living in New Hampshire was responsible for introducing Sabbath to the Millerite Adventists. Preble soon accepted it either from Wheeler or directly from Oakes.

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