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The Great Second Advent Movement: Its Rise and Progress

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    PREFACE TO APPENDIX A

    After the close of the 2300 days in 1844, as Elder Joseph Bates went out to teach the third angel’s message and the Sabbath truth, one of his favorite subjects was tracing the Advent movement. He would start in with Jeremiah 31:21, “Set thee up way marks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the high way, even the way which thou wentest.” Those who heard those talks urged him to print this discourse. This was in 1846.GSAM 482.1

    Then, as when his tract on the Sabbath question was written, he had no money with which to print it. A widow with two children, who had a garden spot and a little cabin out in the country, came and said to him, “I can stop at my brother-in-law’s with my two children. They will care for them in the day time, while I go out to work for the neighbors. I will sell the little place, and give you half of the money with which to print your book. I will get along till I can get another home.”GSAM 482.2

    I am not guessing at this. The sister was one of six who, in 1845 signed a covenant with Brother and Sister Bates to keep the seventh day Sabbath. The six were among those who, in 1854, I organized into a Seventh-day Adventist church at Dartmouth, Mass.GSAM 482.3

    In 1853 and 1854, when laboring in company with Brother Bates, I often heard him speak on this favorite theme, which he denominated, “Way Marks, and High Heaps.” He would connect with his text the words of Paul in Hebrews 10:32-39; thus showing that there was a similarity in the experience of the apostles, and those giving the Advent message.GSAM 482.4

    “But call to remembrance the former days, in which after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; partly whilst ye were made a gazing stock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.... For ye have need of patience that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.”GSAM 482.5

    As I was brought in contact with that movement from December 1843, and now see those who were not then born, asserting things (perhaps sincerely) about that movement, which I know from personal experience are not in harmony with the facts in the case, it seemed proper for me to leave on record a little respecting those things, under the heading, Some Individual Experience.GSAM 483.1

    About six weeks ago I received a letter from an Adventist minister, making the charge that I had, “knowingly, and purposely deceived the whole Advent band” in my book on The Great Second Advent Movement. He used 22 of the letters of the alphabet, from A to V, and under each quoted from various writings of Seventh-day Adventists as proof of some of his claims. He called on me to confess; and if I did not do it soon, my enemies would confess these things for me. In this pamphlet I have noted the points he was aiming to prove. And I thought it would be well to prepare this “companion” to my book, that the readers might know my idea of the confession they are going to make, as he has undoubtedly fired some of the shot in advance.GSAM 483.2

    J. N. Loughborough.GSAM 483.3

    Sanitarium, California, Oct. 27, 1918.GSAM 483.4

    Some Individual Experience

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