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Title: Seven Day Adventist

  • Seven Day Adventist

What is it?
  • It is a religion closely related to the
    Protestant denomination with a focus on the
    Sabbath day and Christs second coming.

Early Life
William Miller was born in Pittsfield,
Massachusetts in 1782. He was born to a veteran
of the American Revolution. His family moved to
Low Hampton, New York and it is there that he
received his education. As a young boy, he loved
to read and it ignited his interest in reading
religious books. He considered himself a Baptist
Relationships, Religion Career
In 1803, He married Lucy Smith. They moved to
Poultney, Vermont. He became well-liked and
elected to several public offices while in
Vermont. He became a Deputy Sheriff and
eventually Justice of Peace. With many of his
peer in Vermont being Deist, he became a Deist,
and abandoned his previous Christian beliefs. His
reading of Voltaire, Hume, Thomas Paine, Ethan
Allen, and other Deist writers strengthened his
beliefs in Deism. Soon after his marriage, the
war of 1812 arose. Miller was enlisted as a
lieutenant and rose to the ranks of captain. As
war raged on, Miller realized he needed to set
his priorities straight and began to read the
Bible again. With new vigor of life and for the
Bible, he began reading it intently and studying
His interest in religion lead to his preaching
career in August 1831. He started to fill in for
pastors absences and doing the sermons at his
church. As a preacher Miller was convinced that
the Bible had secret codes that would reveal the
future. While reading Daniel chapters 8 and 9,
Miller came to the conclusion that the text was
saying that after 2,300 years have passed that
the Second Coming of Christ would happen. He also
concluded from the writing of Ezra that the year
was described as 1843. The exact verse is Ezra
712, where Miller concluded that 1843 would be
the year of Jesus return.
Millerite Movement
Before he began preaching about his beliefs of
Christs second coming, in 1832, he released 16
articles to the Vermont Telegraph about his
beliefs. He received many invitations from
churches and responses to his views. He made a 64
page tract about this views in 1834 called
Evidence from Scripture and History of the Second
Coming of Christ, about the year 1844 Exhibited
in a Course of Lecture. This led to the
Millerite movement. In 1840, his message was
strong and ready to reach the masses. He led a
national campaign and Joshua Vaughan Himes, a
pastor, help spread Millers beliefs. He never
set an exact date for the second coming of
Christ, but it was around the spring of 1844.
These believers of his message were known as the
Millerites and the movement was known as the
Millerite movement. There were about 50,000
Millerite Movement
When spring of 1844 passed, Miller was extremely
embarrassed about his error. He publicly
announced his error and did not try to create
another date for Christs coming. However,
Millers followers along with Samuel S. Snow
believed that 1844 was the right date just the
wrong month. They believed that October 22, 1844
was the date that Jesus was going to come back.
The Great Disappointment
After October 22, 1844 passed, Miller was
dishearten he recorded in his memoirs that he
regrets prophesizing. Not only Miller was
disappointed, but so were the Millerities. They
wept and were grieving over this false prophecy.
The passing of the second date of the coming of
Christ was known as the Great Disappointment.
Other dates were set and the second coming still
failed to happen. The Millerities dissolved into
smaller groups and of course some turned away
from the religion altogether. A majority of
Millerities became Quakers.
Miller never prophesized again. He still believed
that the second coming was near before he died.
He died on December 20, 1849. He was buried in
Low Hampton, New York and his home is now a
National Historic landmark.
Millerite divide
After the Great Disappointment, the Millerities
who maintained the religion divided into three
sections. The first division believed in
shut-door theology which meant the door was
shut to gaining salvation. It was popularized by
Joseph Turner. The second division held the
Albany conference to discuss three purposes to
strengthen the faith of the Advent, how to carry
one the congregation, and to convert others to
the religion. This group was lead by Joshua
Vaughan Himes. The third division also known as
the Sabbatarian Group believed that October 22,
1844 was the day that Daniel 8 was talking about
the cleansing of the sanctuary of heaven. This
was lead by Hiram Edison. The third division
became what is now known as the Seventh Day
Ellen Gould White
One of the people involved in the Millerite
movement was Ellen Gould Hamon. She was born on
November 26, 1827 she was one of eight children
in Gotham, Maine. They eventually moved to
Portland where she witnessed Millers speeches
when he preached and felt deep convictions. She
was hit in the face with a stone at a young age
and had medical problems the rest of her life
from the injury. The injury caused her to end her
education. She became saved at age 12 and started
to attend Adventist meetings and believed in the
Advent that she heard Miller preach about.
After the Great Disappointment, Ellen was seeking
to know the truth and she experienced a vision.
At seventeen years old, she believed God was
prophesying to her. She said she saw Advent
people traveling to New Jerusalem and eventually
ended with Jesus coming back letting the
Adventist to enter Jerusalem. In 1845, she
experience a second vision known as the
Bridegroom. Then she experienced a third vision
about about God and the Adventists. Her visions
seemed to support the Adventists faith with
promising prophecies by White describing hope for
the second coming of Christ. She reportedly had
other visions where she was in the presence of
Jesus or angels. Altogether she had 2,000 visions
and dreams that lasted from less than a minute to
four hours.
Relationship Career
When she was 23, she met James White, an
Adventist preacher, and they married in 1846.
They wrote a 46 page tract called Seventh-day
Sabbath that was published by Joseph Bates. They
were convinced that the Sabbath day was being
neglected and was important to their faith. Six
months after publishing her tract, she was
another vision that there was a light halo around
the fourth commandment and stirred up confidence
in her tract and from Adventists. James continued
to preach and worked in his spare time. They had
a child together, but Ellen soon left to travel
to send her message widely throughout the
country. They both felt the need to publish works
to inspire their faith. James published The
Present Truth which was a paper and would contain
Ellens prophetic views about the church and
The Whites both felt the need to publish works to
inspire their faith. James published The Present
Truth which was a paper and would contain Ellens
prophetic views about the church and warning.
Ellen wrote a book called the Christian
Experience and Views of Ellen G. White. Then she
wrote a supplement, Review and Herald, Youths
Instructor. They moved to Battle Creek and
convinced the church there that her book,
Testimonies for the Church, needed to be
published. The Whites established the publishing
work and church organization while in Battle
Creek. Altogether Ellen wrote more than 5,000
periodical articles and 40 books. She is the most
translated author in literature and the most
translated American author. He wrote about
religion, education, social relationships,
evangelism, prophecy, publishing, nutrition, and
management. Her masterpiece Steps to Christ has
been published into 150 different languages.
Great Controversy Vision
While in a funeral service in Ohio, Ellen White
received a vision in 1858. She had a vision about
Christ and his angels. It was about a cosmic
battle between Christ and Satan. She almost was
killed according to her by Satan two days later.
She published her vision in a book called
Spiritual Gifts, volume 1, The Great Controversy
Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His
Angels in 1858. The book was a hit and enjoyed by
the Seventh Day Adventists as a view of the
Earths History and purpose.
Health Reform Vision
Ellen was given a vision of the need to diet
according to God. Her vision showed the
importance of taking care of your body, a diet,
and natures remedies like exercise and fresh
air. Because of Ellens vision in 1863, the
church made a health reform and required a health
education program. She published pamphlets
called Health, or How to Live. The Seventh Day
Adventist church eventually established a health
institute in 1866. Many of Ellens visions were
used to create the Seventh Day Adventists
beliefs and view her as a prophet from God.
James White died on August 6, 1881. Ellen
continued to do her work. She continued to
publish again and visited Europe to promote her
faith. She saw a need of Christian education in
Australia. She wanted an institution for the
young Seventh Day Adventists. She bought
property for the Avondale School that identified
what an Adventist education should look like. She
cofounded the Avondale School. After that school
was established she helped establish a medical
work missionary program. After her missionary
medical work, she began to outreach and educate
Africans in 1891. Ellen fell one day and broke
her hip. Her injury was devastating and she died
on July 16, 1915 in her home in Elmshaven five
months later her home is now considered a
historical site. She was buried next to her
husband in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek,
Seventh Day Adventist Beliefs
The Seventh Day Adventists believe a variety of
different things. The religion as a whole agrees
on the 28 fundamentals. These 28 fundamentals
include the doctrine of God, the doctrine of
Humankind, the doctrine of Salvation, the
doctrine of Church, the doctrine of Christian
life, the doctrine of the Last Things.
Seventh Day Adventist Beliefs
The Seventh Day Adventists believe a variety of
different things. The religion as a whole agrees
on the 28 fundamentals. These 28 fundamentals
include the doctrine of God, the doctrine of
Humankind, the doctrine of Salvation, the
doctrine of Church, the doctrine of Christian
life, the doctrine of the Last Things.
28 Fundamentals Summary
  • The Doctrine of God
  • Holy Scriptures are divine inspiration of the
    word of God.
  • Trinity or Godhead there is one God in three
  • Father is the Creator, Source, Sustainer, and
    Sovereign of all creation.
  • Son is God the eternal son Jesus through him
    salvation exists.
  • Holy Spirit inspired the words of Scripture and
    was active during reincarnation, incarnation, and

28 Fundamentals Summary
The Doctrine of Humankind 6. Creation God is
the creator of all things the Bible is
creations history. 7. Nature of Man Men and
women are made in the image of God and have free
will. They became subject to death after they
sinned and their ancestors shared their fate.
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of Salvation 8. Great Controversy
All humanity is now involved with a great
controversy between Christ and Satan regarding
the character of God, his law, and His
sovereignty over the universe. 9. Life, Death,
and Resurrection Christ was perfect and he have
his life as the atonement for humans sin. 10.
Experience of Salvation Christ gave his life
and Christians can experience salivation through
his death. Jesus delivered them from sin. 11.
Growing in Christ Walk with Jesus and do not
live in darkness, fear of evil powers, ignorance,
and meaningless of our former life. Meditate on
his word, sing praises, gather for worship, and
participate in the Churchs mission.
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of the Church 12. Church The
church is a community of believers who confess
Jesus as Lord and Savior. 13. Remnant and Its
Mission The universal church is composed of all
who truly believe in Christ, in the last days, a
time of widespread apostasy, a remnant has been
called out to keep the commandments of God and
the faith of Jesus. 14. Unity in the Body of
Christ The church is one body with many members
called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and
people. 15. Baptism By Baptism we confess our
faith in the death and the resurrection of Jesus
Christ, and testify of our death to sin and of
our purpose to walk in the newness of life .
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of the Church (continued) 16. Lords
Supper The Lords Supper is a participation in
the emblems of the body and blood of Jesus as an
expression of faith in Him, our Lord and Savior.
17. Spiritual Gifts and Ministries God
bestows upon all members of His church in every
age spiritual gifts which each member is to
employ in loving ministry for the common good of
the church and of humanity. 18. The Gift of
Prophecy the Holy Spirit gives the gift of
prophecy and was a key mark of the first church
with Ellen Whites prophecies.
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of the Christian Life 19. Law of God
The 10 commandments are the laws of God and are
shown in Christs life. 20. Sabbath The
beneficent Creator, after the six days of
Creation, rested on the seventh day and
instituted the Sabbath for all people as a
memorial of Creation. The Sabbath must be upheld
and requires the observance of this seventh-day
Sabbath as the day of rest, worship, and ministry
in harmony with the teaching and practice of
Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath. 21. Stewardship
We are all Gods stewards entrusted by him with
time and opportunities, abilities and
possessions, and the blessings of the earth and
its resources.
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of the Christian Life
(continued) 22. Christian Behavior We are
called to be a godly people who think, feel, and
act in harmony with the principles of heave. We
must involve ourselves only with things that
produce Christlike purity, health, and joy in our
lives. 23. Marriage and the Family Marriage
was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by
Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a
woman in loving companionship. A Christian
marriage is to God and our spouse and should only
be shared between people of a common faith.
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of Last Things 24. Christs Ministry
in the Heavenly Sanctuary There is a sanctuary
in heaven, the true tabernacle which the Lord set
up and not man. 25. Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope
of the church, the grand climax of the gospel.
The time of the event has not been revealed, and
we must be ready at all times. 26. Death and
Resurrection The wages of sing is death. Death
is an unconscious state for all people and the
righteous dead will be resurrected when Christ
28 Fundamentals
The Doctrine of Last Things (continued) 27.
Millennium and the End of Sin The millennium is
the thousand-year reign of Christ with His saints
in heaven between the first and second
resurrections. The wicked will be judged during
this time, and the world will be desolate. The
righteous dead will be resurrected. Satan and
his angels will be destroyed. 28. New Earth
On the new earth, in which righteousness dwells,
God will provide an eternal home for the redeemed
and a perfect environment for everlasting life,
love, joy, and learning in his presence. God will
dwell among his people and death and suffering
will not exist anymore.
  • Seventh Day Adventist are closely related to the
    Protestant religion with the exception of their
    not all of the 28 fundamentals and these three
  • Seventh Day Adventists believe in that the second
    coming of Christ is imminent and there will be a
    second coming followed by a false second coming
    where Satan pretends to be Jesus.
  • Seventh Day Adventists believe in the prophecies
    of Ellen White. They follow her idea of Spirit of
    Prophecy where the Holy Spirit prophecies to
    people and did to Ellen White.
  • Seventh Day Adventists believe that the dead are
    asleep and unconscious after they die. The
    righteous will be resurrected by Jesus and dwell
    on the new Earth. Seventh Day Adventists doe not
    believe in hell and that the evil will be
    destroyed in the end of time.

  • Seventh Day Adventist observe a 24 hour sunset to
    sunset Sabbath commencing Friday evening.
  • Their church services are evangelical formatted
  • They do adult baptisms and infants are dedicated
    to God.
  • They practice communion four times a year.
  • Their missionary outreach is to help both
    unbelievers and believers.
  • They do not eat pork, unclean meat, or shellfish
    as stated in Leviticus. The church recommends
  • They do not smoke or drink alcohol.

Ethical views
  • Abortion is allowed in their religion if there is
    a medical conditions like mother mortality,
    medical dilemmas, severe congenital defects to
    the fetus, or pregnancy from rape or incest.
  • Against active euthanasia, but allow withdrawal
    of medical support to allow death to occur.
  • Birth control is only permissible when a married
    couple uses it.
  • They are against human cloning.
  • Homosexuality is forbidden. Marriage is between a
    man and a women and that is all. Homosexuality
    is accepted as a good reason for a marriage to
    end in divorce.

  • Seventh Day Adventist have 7,804 pre-schools,
    primary and secondary schools, colleges,
    universities, medical schools in 145 countries.
    They employ about 66,000 teachers and have
    1,673,580 students.
  • The church runs a youth department for 10 16
    year olds called the Pathfinders they are
    similar to the boy scouts.
  • Adventist Health system is the largest
    not-for-profit, Protestant, multi-institutional
    healthcare system in the United States. It
    provides compassionate care in 17 hospitals in
    130 countries.
  • There is a Adventist Development and Relief
    Agency International(ADRA) they are involved in
    118 countries throughout the world.

  • There are 68,225 Adventist churches.
  • There are 16,307,880 church memberships
  • There are 213,267 active employees.
  • Number of languages used in Adventist
    Publications and work 901.
  • There are 167 Adventist hospitals and
  • There are 132 Adventist retirement homes.
  • There are 351 Adventist clinics and
  • There are 42 Adventist orphanages and children's

In the world of health, Adventists live the
longest as a whole of any religious population.
The average Adventist lives until they are 88
years old. This may be due to their vegetarian
encouraged diet, and the fact that they refrain
from smoking and drinking.
1. Who unofficially founded what eventually
became known as the Seventh Day Adventist? A.
James White B. Ellen White C. William Miller- D.
Lucy Miller
2. What theology did Miller believe in before the
War of 1812 and becoming a preacher? A.
Deontology B. Catholicism C. Atheism D. Deism-
3. What book(s) of the Bible did Miller
prophesize the second coming of Christ? A.
Daniel- B. Leviticus C. Micah D. Ezra-
4. What year did Miller prophesize that the
second coming would happen? A. 1843 B. 1844- C.
1846 D. 1915
5. What did the church call the event when the
second coming did not take place on the second
prophesized date? A. The Great Awakening B. The
Great Gatsby C. The Great Disappointment- D. The
Great Vision
6. How many divisions did the Millerites split
into? A. 2 B. 3 - C. 4 D. 5
7. If the Millerities did not split into the
three division, which religion did a majority of
Millerities become? A. Quakers- B. Catholics C.
Protestants D. Jehovahs Witnesses
  • 8. What was the name of the woman who had visions
    of prophecy?
  • Ellen Gould White or Ellen Hamon

9. True or False Ellen Whites visions important
to the foundation of the Seventh Day Adventist
church. A. True- B. False
10. What was not one of Ellen Whites visions A.
The fourth commandment halo B. Great
Controversy C. Health reform D. Bridgeroom E. All
of the Above - F. None of the Above
  • 11. How many visions did Elle White have?
  • -2000

12. There are _____ fundamental Adventist
beliefs. A. 21 B. 28- C. 38 D. 10
13. Which one is not one of the fundamental
belief doctrines? A. Doctrine of Humankind B.
Doctrine of Salvation C. Doctrine of Last
Things D. Doctrine of Satan Sin - E. All of
the Above F. None of the Above
14. What demonization is closely related to the
Seventh Day Adventist? A. Catholic B. Baptist C.
Protestant - D. Buddhist
  • 15. True or False. Seventh Day Adventists believe
    in hell.
  • True
  • False -

  • 16. True or False. Seventh Day Adventists believe
    in hell.
  • True
  • False -

  • 17. What do the Adventists not eat?
  • Shellfish
  • Pork
  • Bacon
  • Unclean meat
  • All of the Above -
  • None of the Above

  • 18. True or False. Adventists abstain from
    smoking and drinking soda.
  • True
  • False -

  • 19. Adventists are prominent in their mission
    work on education and medical work.
  • True -
  • False

  • 20. How long does the average Adventist live?
  • 26
  • 38
  • 75
  • 88-

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