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As such, those doctrines were highly valued and avidly preached by the seventh-day people. The Sabbatarians, of course, shared many beliefs with other Christians, such as salvation by grace through faith in Jesus’ sacrifice and the efficacy of prayer. But their preaching and teaching emphasis fell on their distinctive pillar doctrines. This emphasis grew partly out of the fact that they had to defend these beliefs in their encounters with other Christians, and partly out of their desire to share these teachings with those who did not know them.

The fall of 1856 found Andrews deciding to leave the ministry to become a clerk in his uncle’s store in Waukon, Iowa. Waukon, it should be noted, was rapidly becoming a colony of apathetic Sabbatarian Adventists. Another leading minister to retire to Waukon in 1856 was John Loughborough. ” A crisis in the Adventist ministry was temporarily averted by a danger-filled midwinter journey by the Whites to Waukon to wake up the sleeping Adventist community and to reclaim the backslidden ministers.

Doctrine o f the Sanctuary: A Historical Survey (1845-1863). : General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 1989. Land, Gary, ed. Adventism in America, 36-65. Mervyn, Tell It to the World, 40-94, Schwarz, Richard W. Light Bearers to the Remnant, 53-71. White, Arthur L. Ellen G. White. : Review and Herald, 1981-1986, 1:45-138. y Chapter 3 Era of Organizational Development (1848-1863) ooking at the present Seventh-day Adventist system of worldwide organization, it is difficult to believe that most of the earliest Adventists were opposed to all church organization above the congregational level.

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