He moved his family to Cleveland, Ohio and held meetings and baptisms all over Ohio. In , feeling the need of an accurate chart, Fitch and Apollos Hale prepared the famous chart illustrating the fulfillment of the last-time prophecies of Daniel. This was used extensively by the Millerites. Fitch himself used this chart and also other visual aids including a replica of the Daniel 2 statue that could be separated into its various parts. Charles Fitch became seriously ill, probably with pneumonia, in the month of October, He had chilled while baptizing converts.
He died on Monday, October 14th, in full faith that he should awake in a few days in the likeness of his Redeemer. Stephen Haskell was an evangelist and administrator. He began preaching for the non-Sabbatarian Adventists in New England in , and later the same year began to observe the Sabbath.
After self-supporting work in New England, in he was ordained and became president of the New England Conference , In he organized the first conference Tract and Missionary Society and subsequently organized similar societies in various parts of the Eastern United States. He was three times president of the California Conference , , and also of the Maine Conference In he was in charge of a group that was sent to open denominational work in Australia and New Zealand.
He led in temperance work in Maine , began printing books for the blind , and assisted in the development of the White Memorial Hospital Loughborough became a Sabbath-keeping Adventist through the labors of J. He began preaching immediately and was ordained in He, along with D. Bordeau , were our first missionaries, sent to California in In , he was sent to Europe.
He was at one time president of the Illinois Conference. Like most of the early Advent leaders, Loughborough took a real interest in the literature work. He and James White discussed ways and means of advancing the work of the gospel. It was suggested that if books were offered to the public in connection with preaching services, the people would be willing to pay a small price for them. Thus, the way would be prepared for more literature to be produced.
Young Loughborough tried this method, and it was a success. Loughborough was truly a great pioneer, lending his many talents to the development of the work wherever there was a need. Elder Loughborough was obedient to the heavenly vision, and God used him in a mighty way to build up the interest of His cause. Loughborough spent his last years in the St.
Helena Sanitarium, where he passed away peacefully on April 7, , at the ripe old age of ninety-two. His friends set aside the Bible and had vague ideas about God and His personality. When Miller was thirty-four years of age he became dissatisfied with his views. The Holy Spirit impressed his heart, and he turned to the study of the Word of God. He found in Christ the answer to all his needs. His study led him to the great prophecies that pointed to the first and to the second advent of our Lord. The time prophecies interested him, particularly the prophecies of Daniel and The Revelation.
In the year , as a result of his study of the prophecies of Daniel 8 and 9, he came to the conclusion that Christ would come some time in the year or He hesitated until before he began to announce his findings. From his first public service we may mark the beginnings of the Advent movement in North America. Following the great disappointment of , Miller lived for several years. He fell asleep in Christ in In spite of his misunderstanding of the event that was to transpire in , God used him to awaken the world to the nearness of the end and to prepare sinners for the time of judgment.
He accepted the Sabbath in the middle of perhaps from Mrs.
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Rachel Oakes or someone else in Washington, New Hampshire. He was the first Adventist to advocate the Sabbath in print. This introduced the seventh-day Sabbath to Joseph Bates , who later wrote his own tract on the Sabbath. But Preble observed the seventh day only until the middle of In December , Uriah Smith accepted the message taught by the Sabbath-keeping Adventist and soon was associated with the publishing interests of the believers in Rochester, New York. For about a half century he was the editor or on the editorial staff of the church paper, the Review and Herald.
Smith was the first Secretary of the General Conference starting in He is best known for his book, The Prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation. He was the first Bible teacher at Battle Creek College. Elder Smith was often seen limping down the streets of Battle Creek with his cane and artificial limb, for he had suffered an amputation as a teenage boy. Spicer gives us his impression of Uriah Smith: Smith was a man who was on the march. He felt called to preach, and joined the Methodist ministry in through the influence of a godly Methodist minister. He preached much about slavery, even being arrested in while praying for the slaves during an antislavery society meeting.
He was set free after a trial. In he studied what the Bible had to say about the state of the dead after reading a tract on the subject. His conclusions led him to leave the Methodist church. In he published six sermons he had given on the topic. Charles Fitch wrote him January 25, He did not accept the sanctuary message which explained the disappointment, nor the seventh-day Sabbath truth, but continued to believe the Bible teaching about the state of the dead. Though a man with little formal education, J. Waggoner was a giant in literary accomplishments, a master of Greek and Hebrew, a knowledgeable theologian, an accomplished editor, a pioneer in health reform and religious liberty, and a tower of strength as a pioneer in the closing message of truth.
When Waggoner first learned of the Adventist message in December, , he was editor and publisher of a political newspaper. Ellen White encouraged him to hope in God and to give his heart fully to Jesus, which he did then early in He threw his tobacco wad into the stove on the day he accepted the Sabbath, and he stood with Joseph Bates as a strong advocate of temperate living.
By , Waggoner had unreservedly dedicated his life to the propagation of the message. Ellen Harmon was born in Gorham, Maine. Ellen and her family first heard William Miller preach in She was converted at a Methodist camp meeting that same year, and was baptized two years later. In December of , Ellen received her first vision, regarding the travels of the advent people to the city of God.
The Lord called her to a life-long ministry as His messenger. She met James White in February , marrying him in August of The early years of their marriage were marked with poverty, hard work, and poor health. In in response to a message from God through Ellen, James began a publishing work, beginning with the Present Truth. In addition to personal messages given her for specific people, Mrs.
White received visions and dreams outlining the Bible truths for our time. She wrote extensively on topics as varied as the great controversy between Christ and Satan, healthful living, proper methods of education, and godly family relations. Out of these messages, the believers were led to begin schools, sanitariums, and publishing houses.
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She did the bulk of her writing during the last three decades of her life. During these years she labored particularly with others to bring the message of righteousness by faith in an end-time setting to the church, and then endeavored to contain the damage that ensued when this truth was rejected.
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Through times of apostasies and fires of judgment, the Lord continued to speak through her until the end, guiding, reproving, instructing the remnant church, ever pointing the sinner to Jesus and the cross, and sounding a clarion call to prepare to meet the Lord.
In his youth James White was a school teacher. He later became a Christian minister in Maine. He was a talented and capable executive, missionary leader, and powerful public evangelist. He was president of the General Conference between , , and He was the sponsor and promoter of the Pacific Press Publishing Association. He died August 6, , when he was only sixty. He literally worked himself to death.
The brethren leaned on him so heavily that his towering figure fell. His sixty years of life were spent unselfishly and sacrificially. No other Seventh-day Adventist minister did more than he to build high principle and efficiency into the life of our churches and institutions. Their contribution is appreciatively noted. At age 20, A. Jones began three years of service in the Army. Interestingly enough, he spent much of his time pouring over large historical works, SDA publications, and the Bible. He was baptized when he left the Army, and began preaching on the West Coast.
In May, , he became editor of the Signs of the Times , and was later joined by E. In , these two men stirred the General Conference session in Minneapolis with their preaching on righteousness by faith. For several years thereafter, they preached on that subject from coast to coast. Ellen White accompanied them on many occasions. Jones was on the General Conference Committee in and editor-in-chief of the Review and Herald from to Corliss, he spoke against a bill in the U.
Congress on Sunday observance; the bill was defeated. Thereafter he was a prominent speaker for religious freedom, serving as editor of the forerunner of the Liberty magazine. After being president of the California Conference , he joined Dr. White, a move which after a series of unfortunate misunderstandings and unwise choices, led to his separation from denominational employment and loss of church membership.
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