Presentation Title

C-4 A Diachronic Study of the Conditionalist Faith among Sabbatarian Adventists from 1845 to 1860

Presenter Status

PhD Student, Department of Church History

Location

Buller Room 150

Start Date

8-11-2012 5:36 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:48 PM

Presentation Abstract

Although the three founders of the Sabbatarian Adventist movement already believed in conditional immortality before 1844, it was not until early 1854 that they began considering this teaching a “leading doctrine” and “present truth.” Previously they expressed their conditionalist views only randomly in the context of other topics. However, when the mysterious rappings turned into demonic manifestations claiming the identity of deceased people, Sabbatarian Adventists realized that their conditionalist belief constituted the only safeguard against this deception. Thus they started to publish numerous articles and books on the topic in order to inform people about the deceptive nature of spiritualism.

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C-4 A Diachronic Study of the Conditionalist Faith among Sabbatarian Adventists from 1845 to 1860

Buller Room 150

Although the three founders of the Sabbatarian Adventist movement already believed in conditional immortality before 1844, it was not until early 1854 that they began considering this teaching a “leading doctrine” and “present truth.” Previously they expressed their conditionalist views only randomly in the context of other topics. However, when the mysterious rappings turned into demonic manifestations claiming the identity of deceased people, Sabbatarian Adventists realized that their conditionalist belief constituted the only safeguard against this deception. Thus they started to publish numerous articles and books on the topic in order to inform people about the deceptive nature of spiritualism.