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    January 10, 1844

    Vol. VI.—No. 21. Boston, Whole No. 141

    Joshua V. Himes


    Terms.—$1, 00 per Vol. (24 Nos.) in advance Office No. 14 Devonshire Street, Boston.

    J. V. Himes, J. Litch, and S. Bliss, Editors.
    Dow & Jackson, Printers, Boston.



    I.—The word of God teaches that this earth is to be regenerated, in the restitution of all things, and restored to its Eden state as it came from the hand of its Maker before the fall, and is to be the eternal abode of the righteous in their resurrection state.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.1

    II.—The only Millenium found in the word of God, is the 1000 years which are to intervene between the first and second resurrections, as brought to view in the 20th of Revelations. And the various portions of Scripture which are adduced as evidence of such a period in time, are to have their fulfilment only in the New Earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.2

    III—The only restoration of Israel yet future, is the restoration of the Saints to the New Earth, when the Lord my God shall come, and all his saints with him.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.3

    IV.—The signs which were to precede the coming of our Savior, have all been given; and the prophecies have all been fulfilled but those which relate to the coming of Christ, the end of this world, and the restitution of all things.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.4

    V.—There are none of the prophetic periods, as we understand them, extending beyond the [Jewish] year 1843.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.5

    The above we shall ever maintain as the immutable, truths of the word of God, and therefore, till our Lord come, we shall ever look for his return as the next event in historical prophecy.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.6

    Is It not so?

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    By Silas Hawley, Jr.



    III. But it is inquired, “How will you harmonize the other periods of Daniel with this view?” I answer—HST January 10, 1844, page 169.7

    1. That, as the 2300 years constitute the longest prophetic period, it must be regarded as the paramount one. To settle its termination, or the most probable period of its termination, is to gain the great point. If the other periods are parallel with this as far as they extend, or begin at a point of time after the commencement of this, and end with it, they must harmonize with it, though we may not have sufficient light to discern the harmony. At all events, the longest period is the most important one, and must constitute our main guide.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.8

    2. There is but one other period, in Daniel, that s supposed to end with this, and that is, the 1335 days; the 1260 and 1290 ending before that point of time. Now, it admits of no small doubt, that these two periods end together. The two events that are to distinguish their termination, are not necessarily the same, so as to require that they should transpire together. One is, the cleansing of the sanctuary; the other is, the pulling of the saints into their inheritance. As the two events are not the same, and as from their nature one must follow the other, we must believe that they will so transpire as to leave quite an interval of time between them. It is not at all probable, that the sanctuary, whatever it may be, will be cleansed with a stroke, or in an instant of time. It is more than likely that a considerable period will be necessary to effect this work. Brother Litch is of the belief, that there will be seven years occupied in this process. And he certainly has the express language of prophecy in his favor. If so, Daniel will be kept out of his inheritance seven years after the 2300 days expire. For he cannot stand in his lot or inheritance, until it is prepared by the process of cleansing or restoration. How, then, can that brother, and others who maintain this view, contend that these two periods close together? I confess I cannot see.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.9

    It seems that a correct view of the sanctuary, and the manner of its cleansing, will set this point in a clear light. To understand any prophetic book, it is necessary to stand at the prophet’s point of observation, to see with his eyes, and hear with his ears. To understand Daniel, one must put himself into Daniel’s place of vision, and survey, with his understanding, the field comprised in his prophecy. This is so, or the prophecy was no revelation to him, or any one of his own nation, speaking his language, and familiar with Jewish imagery. To urge this, would be to accuse God indirectly of both folly and imposition, in delivering a prophecy to a nation which they could not understand by the rules of their own language, and by an interptetation of their own familiar imagery. None will do this. Their position, then, must be the most advantageous, other things being equal, for the right understanding of prophetic communications.—I am quite certain that Daniel understood, by the sanctuary, his own dear and favorite Jerusalem, and so must we. That was what was to be “trodden down” and to remain “desolate until the consummation,” and consequently that which is to be “cleansed.” That which has been abased, is to be exalted; that which has been defiled, is to be cleansed; and that which has been so long desolate, is to be full of people. In the light of Joel 3:17, 20, 21. Zechariah 14:20, 21, Luke 21:24, this cannot be well doubted.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.10

    The process of cleansing is circumstantially described in Jeremiah 25:26-33. Joel 3:1, 2, 9 to 21. Zechariah 14:1-21. Ezekiel 38. and 39. chapters. Revelation 16:12-21, also chapter 19:11-21 From all these places, it is. clearly evident, that the work of cleansing will be a gradual work. It will not be done at a stroke. The nations are to be stirred up for war and marshalled at Jerusalem. That is the centre-point of prophetic scenes, and of prophetic destiny. There God will decide the fate of the world. Then the King will personally appear while the battle of a world is raging. Thither his mighty ones will come down. And there will be largely represented the three great forms of earth’s rebellion—Paganism, Papacy, and Mohammedanism. And there they will be overthrown, and their overthrow will be succeeded by the gradual destruction of all found sustaining any of these forms of rebellion.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.11

    There can be no less space of time than seven years, occupied in this whole work, according to Ezekiel. And this number of years is a prophetic number, and consequently those do not hold the truth, who maintain that all the prophetic periods close this year. And it does appear in the light of the foregoing considerations, that those are no nearer the truth, who hold that the two periods under examination close together. It does, also, seem very difficult, if not impossible, to believe, that the sanctuary is to be cleansed this year, considering the preliminary events as described in prophecy.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.12

    But 3rd. I may adopt 511 as the commencement of this period, with as much propriety, and aided by as much support, as our friends have 508. All readers of history must be aware, that the date they have fixed, was not arrived at so much from the discovery of any marked event at that precise point of time, as from the light reflected from the end of the long period.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.13

    But, it may be enquired, what, in that case, will you do with the 1290 days? I answer, that if this period and the 1335 days have a common commencement, which is generally maintained, my view involves no serious difficulty. It would only make the period of the papal civil supremacy end some three years later than it is supposed to have done by most of our brethren. But if a good reason can be shown for it, aside from the harmony of the periods, there surely can be opposed to it no reasonable objection. Like its rise, the fall of the temporal dominion of papacy was gradual. It did not at once spring into manhood, nor did it suddenly go into decrepitude and old age. It was not acquired by one act, nor was it lost by one. The pillars that sustained the odious and frowning structure, were, one by one, brought to its support; so, by the same gradual process, they were removed. The act of Justinian was but an inceptive act—the beginning of a series that clothed the pope with civil supremacy. This is conceded by all who refuse to date the rise of the pope’s temporal dominion at the time that the decree of Justinian was given in 533. Why do not our friends date it there, as do Croly, Cunninghame, Keith, Noel, King, and others? For the reason that dominion on paper, is not dominion in fact. Something more than a stroke of the pen is necessary, in those circumstances, to clothe the pope with civil power. The defeat and expulsion of the Ostrogoths from Rome in 536, according to some authors, or 538, according to others, was a great though not a decisive step in establishing the temporality of papacy. But they recovered Rome, the seat of that power, in 541, and held it until 553, when men kingdom was finally destroyed. At the termination of that war, the papal dominion may be considered as firmly established. But we may date the rise of that supremacy somewhere between the time of the grant of Justinian and the conclusion of the Ostrogothic war. And yet we cannot assume with certainty that it rose at any particular point within that period.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.14

    Its fall was effected by a number of consecutive acts. Luther began the mighty work. Though he assailed the heirarchy mostly with moral weapons, and at moral points, every blow tended to weaken with equal effect its civil strength and supports. As fast as it lost its hold upon the consciences and religious respect of the people, it lost their political support. As the state followed the church in creating and maintaining that sum of earth’s despotisms, so it did in bereaving it of its power, and reducing it to a state of destitution and weakness. The German states were first and foremost in the revolt, and to assume an attitude of hostility; Sweden and Denmark followed in 1534. England, in 1534, one of the chief supports of the papal dominion, became divorced from Rome, and renounced the authority of the pope. But France, the near and chie dependence of the papal power, lay prostrate yet, yielding it her ready and undivided support. There were, however, within her limits, causes at work, which threatened to alienate her entirely from the hierarchy, and array her in fearful hostility against it. Those causes continued to act, with increasing energy, until obsequious and pope-ridden France stood forth the most deadly foe and relentless assailant of the Roman Pontiff, and the whole hierarchy. This position was taken by France in 1793, Dr. Croly thus very justly speaks of this event.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.15

    “France, from the commencement of the Papal supremacy, had been the chief champion of the popedom; so early as the ninth century, had given it temporal dominion; and continued through all ages, fully to merit the title of “Eldest Son of the Church.” But France had received in turn the fatal legacy of persecution. From the lime of the Albigenses, through the wars of the League, and the struggles of the Protestant Church during the seventeenth century, closing with its ruin, by the revocation of the edict of Nantes, in 1685, the history of France was written on every page with the blood of the Reformed. Frequently contesting the personal claims of the popes to authority, but submissively bowing down to the doctrines, ceremonial, and principles of Rome, France was the most eager, restless, and ruthless of all the ministers of Papal vengeance.HST January 10, 1844, page 169.16

    In a moment all this submission was changed into the direst hostility. At the exact close ef the prophetic period, in 1793, the 1260th year from the birth of the Papal supremacy, a power new to all eyes suddenly started up among nations: an Infidel Domocracy! France, rending away her ancient robes of loyalty and laws, stood before mankind a spectacle of naked crime. And, as if to strike the lesson of ruin deeper into the minds of all, on the very eve of this overthrow, the French monarchy had been the most flourishing of continental Europe—the acknowledged leader in manners, arts, and arms—unrivalled in the brilliant frivolities which fill so large a space in the hearts of mankind—its language universal—its influence boundless—its polity the centre round which the European sovereignties perpetually revolved—its literature the fount from which all nations “in their golden urns drew light.” Instantly, as by a single blow of the divine wrath, the land was covered with civil slaughter. Every star of her glittering firmament was shaken from its sphere; her throne was crushed into dust; her church of forty thousand clergy was scattered, exiled, ruined; all the bonds and appliances which once compacted her with the general European commonwealth, were burst asunder, and cast aside for a conspiracy against mankind.”HST January 10, 1844, page 170.1

    Thus Rome tottered, ready for her fall. And yet at home she was apparently firmly fixed upon the foundation of ages, and fortified by the defences of many generations. To secure her complete fall, it was necessary to meet her in her strong-hold, and at the seal of her power. This was partially accomplished in 1796, in which year Buonaparte became master of Italy. Another blow, but not an effectual or final one, was struck by Berthier in 1798, at which time he entered Rome, and, temporarily, abolished the papal government, and erected in its stead a republic. But that fell, with the other Italian Republics, never more to rise, in the subsequent year, 1799, by the successful arms of the; mighty Suwarrow, the Russian General. And in 1800, Buonaparte, having recovered Italy by the battle of Marengo, instead of restoring the fallen Roman Republic, re-instated the papal supremacy upon its ancient foundation. Sir Walter Scott, in his life of Napoleon, says:—“At the same time, while the Neapolitans were thus compelled hastily to evacuate the Roman territories, general suprise was exhibited, when, instead of marching to Rome, and re-establishing the authority of the Roman Republic, Murat, according to the orders which he had received from the first consul, carefully respected the territory of the Church, and re-installed the officers of the Pope in what had long been termed the patrimony of St. Peter’s. This unexpected turn of circumstances originated in high policy on the part of Buonaparte. * * * * Returned to Europe, he was now desirous to become the restorer of the temporal territories of the Pope, in order to obtain such a settlement of Church affairs in France, as might procure for his own government the countenance of the Sovereign Pontiff, and for himself an admission into the pale of Christian princes.” See Scott’s Life of Napoleon, Vol. 1, p. 349. So the act of Berthier, in 1798, though it effected for the time being the abolition of the papal government, and led to the exilement and death of Pope Pius the VI., was but a suspension, and not final prostration of the Pontifical supremacy. Pope Pius VII., in the year 1800, had as much authority, and that reposing on the same basis, as Pius VI. in 1796. And this authority was exercised until the next year 1801, at which time Buonaparte made his celebrated treaty with the Pope, called the Concordat. In this treaty, the Pope was made to sign away his Justinian prerogatives and rights. And here we must date the fall of his civil supremacy. Scott thus speaks of this transaction,—“This important treaty was managed by Joseph Buonaparte, who, with three colleagues, held conferences for that purpose, with the plenipotentiaries of the Pope. The ratifications were exchanged on the 18th of September, 1801; and when they were published, it was singular to behold how submissively the once proud See of Rome lay prostrated before the power of Buonaparte, and how absolutely he must have dictated all the terms of the treaty. Every article innovated on some of those rights and claims, which the Church of Rome had for ages as asserted the unalienable privileges of her infallible head.” After giving the article of the treaty, which I have not space to quote, he says,—“Such was the celebrated compact, by which Pius VII. surrendered to a soldier, whose name was five or six years before unheard of in Europe, those high claims to supremacy in spiritual affairs, which his predecessors had maintained for so many ages against the whole potentates of Europe. A puritan might have said of the Power seated on the Seven Hills—‘Babylon is fallen, it is fallen, that great city!’ The more rigid Catholics were of the same opinion. The Concordat, they alleged, showed rather the abasement of the Roman hierarchy than the re-erection of the Gallic Church.” See life of Napoleon, Vol. 1, p. 357.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.2

    Here, then, we have the period of the rise of the Image Beast, (see Revelation 13:11-17,) and of the fall of the Original. At, or in the vicinity of this point of time, the 1260 and 1290 days must have closed. If they did, the periods of Daniel harmonize with my view.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.3

    If I am asked to harmonize the seven times with the view presented, I say in reply, that I have never been able to see that they proved anything satisfactorily as to time.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.4

    I will now close. From indications already apparent, and experience already had, I am satisfied that for the foregoing suggestions and reasonings, I shall forfeit the confidence and sympathy and be excluded from the co-operation of very many with whom, heretofore, I have taken sweet counsel, and harmoniously labored for the dissemination of important truths. The widest differences will be tolerated within the limits of the present years. But to take the main principles both of prophetic interpretation and of calculation, and so apply them as to teach a few years beyond these limits, is to get so wide of the truth, and so to abandon fundamental principles, as to merit a withdrawal of confidence, and a cessation of fellowship! I regret the spirit that such a course evinces, and the concession it makes. It concedes and virtually declares, that the fundamental sentiment and distinguishing belief of the friends is the Advent, is the coming of Christ in 1843. The spirit evinced, is the same that is repudiated and condemned by them as seen in the sects.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.5

    But I cannot but hope for better things from most, though I thus speak, and things that accompany an honest and unbiased search for the truth, and its final obtainment. I ask no one to seize confidently, and with the dogmatism of the bigot, upon the period I have specified as the probable point for the close of the most important prophetic time; but, should the evidence seem to warrant, to make it a guide to the general season of the end. And while we have such guides, it would seem that we could not fail to see and feel the necessity of constant watchfulness and preparation for the events looked for. We are now at a point in the field of prophecy where it behooves all specially to watch, and be ready. And what is said unto one, should be said unto all, Watch.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.6

    Yours, in hope,
    Springfield, Mass., 1843. S. Hawley, Jr.



    We would apologise to our readers, for occupying so much room in our piper, with articles relating to this question, to the exclusion of other matter. At this important crisis we could wish to fill our paper with more practical matter, which would be more in accordance with our views and the wants and wishes of our readers; such as would tend to prepare us for the great event just at the door. But as our brother attaches so much importance to his view, we have presented the whole of it, with the reasons of our dissent.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.7

    There are a few points in the above, on which we will make a few remarks. 1st. One period cannot be paramount to another period, unless its commencement and termination are marked by a greater amount of evidence. Each period must be fulfilled with equal precision, indipendent of its length. It is consequently not on one period alone that we rely, but on all the prophetic periods harmoniously terminating at about the same time, proved by conclusive evidence independent of the termination of each other. If the longest period was to be paramount, the seven times would take precedence of all others.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.8

    2nd. Brother Litch believes that the 1335 days will end, and Daniel stand in his lot this Jewish year. Events that are to occur subsequent to the resurrection, cannot defer that event.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.9

    These twelve hundred and ninety days were to be dated when the daily was taken away and at the setting up of the abomination, or as Paul says, when that Wicked is revealed. No man has been able to show that Paganism was sustained as the religion of any state after A. D. 508: and as the first ecclesiastical war began in this year, thus showing that the Man of Sin was then revealed, and pushing as a horn, we date these periods from that year; and are confirmed in that date by the fulfillment of the events which were to mark the end of the 1290, about A. D. 1708. The reader will find the evidence of this in full in No 36 of the Second Advent Library, the Second Advent Manual by brother A Hale.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.10

    3rd. Our brother attempts to extend the 1290 days by making the supremacy of papacy continue a few years after it departed. But if this could be shown, it would avail nothing: for the departing of the supremacy of Papacy was not to mark the end of these days; they were to reach till the time of the end, when the king of the South should push against him, which has been repeatedly shown to have been about 1798. The supremacy of Papacy, not the existance of it, must have departed when the pontiff was a prisoner in exile, and the papal government abolished the same year.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.11

    The 1260 days were neither to begin with the beginning, or to end with the end of Papacy. They simply mark the time that the saints were to be in the hands of Papal Rome. We are therefore to find when the saints were in the hands of the Pope independent of all incidents which marked the gradual rise of papacy: and we find that in 538 the bishop of Rome having attained his power, and seat, and great authority, slaughtered the Arians at the foot of their own altars: while previous to that date we have no evidence that Christians were put to death by Papal Rome. This then must be the date of the commencement of the 1260 days. In 1798 we find that the beast went into captivity, and that the saints were delivered out of its hands, since which it has only made war and prevailed against them. These days must therefore have terminated in that year, beyond which, no writer to our recollection extends them. Had our brother given us some evidence that the saints were delivered from the hands of this horn in 1801, it would have gone to sustain him. We are surprised that the down fall of Papacy should be placed after its restoration.HST January 10, 1844, page 170.12

    4th. We regard the seven times as one of our strong evidences, a prophetic period which is too important to be thus summarily disposed of. It is certainly deserving of a candid hearing, and should not be rejected without the most weighty reasons. We are as much astonished at the rejection of this period, as we should have been had he rejected the 2300 days. Had we only the seven times for our guide, we should be continually looking for the Lord.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.1

    5th. It will be seen by the remarks of our brother in his conclusion, that a belief of the coming of Christ about the Jewish year 1843 is a fundamental principle in the belief of the Adventists. They have no desire for a stepping stone from this time. If the year should expire, all true adventists will look for the Lord until he shall come; but they have no desire to extend the time. Could evidence be produced to prove an error in that date, it would be the duty of all to receive it; but thus far all who have written aginst this fundamental principle, have signally failed; and if there is an error, time alone can show it.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.2

    We have now presented both sides of this question; and all can judge for themselves of the weight of evidence on the two sides. It is our endeavor to find the earliest period when we shall be warranted by evidence in momentarily expecting our Savior; then if he should tarry, we shall endeavor to watch, with our lamps trimmed and burning, even unto the end. We therefore deprecate any endeavor to weaken our confidence in the present moment. And where any arguments that we feel are not conclusive, are presented, tending to such a result, through our columns, we feel in duty bound to examine them closely, scan them critically, and show their invalidity. This we have done with this argument in all kindness. We have endeavored to show that every point on which our brother rests. is not proved by him, and also the chronological arguments for our dissent from his views. This we were obliged to do: otherwise we should have been placed in the attitude of sanctioning the view. or of rejecting it without giving a reason for so doing. Our readers have also a right to demand of us when we give publicity to that which may excite doubts of any of the positions we advocate, that we also give at the same time that which may remove those doubts; and that when any point is assailed, or we are accused of having abandoned our grounds, they may be furnished with arguments to repel the accusation and defend the position.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.3

    From the Missouri Republican.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.4

    Brn. Chittenden and Stephens in St Louis


    Mr. Editor—Taking up the Evening Gazette of the—th ult., I read that “a crazy fanatical disciple of the renowned Mr. Miller had arrived in our city.’ With this not very flattering introduction, I attended at Lyceum Hall to hear this Second Advent Lecturer, that I might judge for myself. Imagine my astonishment when I learned that this “fanatic,” this bugbear of the Gazette, was no other than Mr. Chittenden, a worthy young gentleman of Hartford, Conn., whose character as a man and a christian was well and favourably known to many of our most respectable citizens. Surely said I to a friend who sat near me, these newspapers do sometimes sadly depart from the truth, for if this be “fanaticism,” if this man be crazy, we may cast away our Bibles and be content to grope our way in the dark. Never, Mr. Editor, have I listened to purer or more eloquent language from the pulpit, than flowed from the lips of this despised and denounced disciple of the Lord; and if the editor of the Gazette had been present, methinks he would have relented and been inclined to make amende honorable. There was no fanaticism, no ranting, no illogical deductions or torturing of the Word of God, but the Gospel was preached in its purity, with great force and eloquence; and I am not singular in this conclusion, for such was confessedly the decision of very many who were present. The churches having been closed against Mr Chittenden, he at length succeeded, through the kindness of Mr. Rea, in procuring the use of the large upper room of the State Tobacco Warehouse, where he has for several days addressed immense multitudes of the people on the Second Advent of the Savior. Throughout the whole of Sunday morning, noon and night, Mr. Chittenden, preached to very large and attentive congregations. On the latter occasion, (Sunday night,) the concourse of persons present numbered nearly two thousand. His discourse, which embraced a portion of the prophecies of Daniel, enchained the attention of the vast assemblage. The utmost solemnity and good order prevailed, and those who were not convinced of the glorious truths uttered, were at least constrained to acknowledge that they could not be successfully combatted. I regretted that the ministers of the gospel in our city were not present to hear, that they might, if they could answer and show that these things are not so, or else adopt and preach them to their respective flocks.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.5

    But, Mr. Editor, it was not my purpose in this brief notice, to go into details. Let all who feel interested attend these lectures and judge for themselves. They will at least hear the Gospel preached with great power and true pulpit eloquence. Thus much for Mr Chittenden, who at the close of the services on Sunday night, gave notice that the next lecture would be delivered on the succeeding evening by Mr. Stephens, late of Yale College. Accordingly, on Monday evening, Mr. S. addressed a crowded congregation on the “Signs of the Times.” Like Mr. Chittenden, Mr. Stephens, is truly an eloquent and impressive speaker, exhibiting talent of a high order, and an acquaintance with the scriptures of truth, that might put to the blush many of the boasted divines of half a century. His language is chaste, and his argumentative powers truly surprising, when it is recollected that less than a year ago, he was engaged in ordinary studies at college.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.6

    In conclusion, Mr. Editor, permit me to remark, that very many of our citizens, cannot understand why our churches are denied to these servants of Christ. Are they less worthy than those who profess his name—or do they preach a new gospel, and so are deemed unworthy a place in our cushioned places of worship? Let those who hear them answer.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.7

    A CITIZEN.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.8

    Trust ye in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.9

    The following communication we received from London by the Hibernia. We should judge from reading it that it was written by a Jew converted to the doctrine of the Advent.HST January 10, 1844, page 171.10



    City of peace! I mourn thy fallen state,
    Thy desolate shrines, thy wandering scattered ones.
    The thunders of Jehovah’s righteous hate
    Hath fallen on the Hosts of Abraham’s sons!
    I venerate thy ruin’d altar’s stones,
    And the remembrance of thy glory gone
    Creeps in cold shudderings, as the wild dove’s moans
    Are on the weary winds of midnight borne
    While the rude Satyr treads thy palaces forlorn.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.11

    My fancy paints thy princely domes and towers—
    I see the sun set on that sacred pyre—
    Where beauty triumphs, reckless ruin wanes—
    The plaintive strains of Judah’s harp expire.—
    Alas! in that blest place, the sacred fire
    No longer burns, and no Shekinah now
    Encourages the confident desire.—
    Why sank its splendor ‘neath the vengeful blow?
    Why on its altars should the fire no longer glow?
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.12

    The clouds that gather round yon glorious sun
    Remind me of that devastating power
    That gather’d round thee when the Holy One
    Withdrew; each dying plant, each drooping flower
    Remind my spirit of that doleful hour.
    When Zion droopt beneath the o’er whelming blast,
    When Zion’s beauty fled before the shower
    Of Judgments sore, I would that shower were past,
    I weep to see thee rise, but vengeance holds thee fast.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.13

    But lo! those clouds disperse, and I would fain
    Cherish the hope that thou again shall rise,
    That God shall wipe away thy crimson stain,
    And Salem’s temples stretch toward the skies,
    And I omeless tribes inured to shame and pain,
    Lift up their heads and live in Palestine again—
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.14

    But this is visionary, and my soul
    Returns again to sad reality;—
    And frequently what I would fain control,
    But cannot, drowns me in uncertainty,
    And instantly I wish that I could die,
    But all is dark—if death were dreamless sleep
    I’d rush into his arms and there I’d lie,
    Beyond the power of thoughts that make me weep,
    And this entrammel’d soul in ceaseless thraldom keep.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.15

    Prophecy says, sceptre shall not depart,
    Nor law giver until the Shiloh come.
    But why should thoughts like those perplex my heart?
    Why doom’d in dark uncertainty to roam?
    O for a pilot that would steer one home,
    O for firm ground that might my anchor hold,
    Why quails my spirit, when the world to come
    Is named? am I not one of Israel’s fold?
    Is not my name amongst the chosen ones enroll’d.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.16

    Isaiah tells me in prophetic strains
    Of one rejected and despised of men,
    Who bore our griefs, carried our woes and pains:
    And traces with his bold poetic pen
    The lineaments of one our tribes contemn,
    One who for sin propitiation made:—
    What does he mean? what did our offerings mean?
    In bleeding victims on our altars laid?
    And here in glowing tints I see the Nazarite displayed.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.17

    My shrinking nature scorns the crucified—
    But should he be the Christ I am undone.
    If as the Christians say for man He died,
    I have conspired against Jehovah’s Son!
    “God of my Fathers at thy throne I bend,
    My misery drives me to thy mercy’s throne.
    If this be truth, spirit of truth descend,
    And deign to teach my soul and be the lost one’s friend!”
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.18

    ‘Tis done! my prayer is heard! my debt is paid,
    I feel the wall of prejudice remove.
    The Gentile light outbursting from the shade,
    Illumes my soul, I read, believe and love.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 171.19

    Already in the eternal courts above
    My Priest appears with blood before the throne,
    Its pardoning efficacious power I prove,
    Forgiven through faith in the Eternal Son,—
    O mystery! Gentile and Jew, in Jesus Christ are one!
    By a Second Adventist.
    HST January 10, 1844, page 172.1



    “The Lord is at Hand.”

    BOSTON, JANUARY 10, 1844.

    All communications for the Signs of the Times, or orders for Books or remittances, should be directed toJ. V. Himes, Boston, Mass,” post paid.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.2

    Post Masters are authorized by the Post Office Department to forward free of expense all orders for, or to discontinue publications, and also money to pay for the sameHST January 10, 1844, page 172.3

    Subscribers’ names with the State and Post Office should be distinctly given when money is forwarded. Where the Post Office is not given, we are liable to misdirect the paper, or credit to the wrong person, as there are often several of the same name, or several Post Offices in the same town.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.4

    The Harmony of the Prophetic Periods


    One striking evidence of the truth of the time when we look for the Second Advent of our Savior, is the harmonious termination of all the Prophetic Periods about the year 1843 from the date of the vulgar era from the year 4714 of the Julian Period.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.5

    The 6000 Years


    From the chronology given in the Hebrew Text of the scriptures to the time of the Babylonian captivity, and from the chronology of the most approved chronologists and historians since that captivity, it has been repeatedly shown that no man can disprove but that we are near the end of that period. And the evidence of its completion about this time is so conclusive as to render it altogether probable that it will terminate in the fulness of times, in the expiration of the prophetic periods about the year 1843. Its termination at the second advent of Christ would be in accordance with the unanimous opinions of the church in all ages, till these last days; and also with the opinions of distinguished Jewish Rabbins. For this subject in full, see No. 38 of the Second Advent Library.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.6

    The Seven Times


    The next great period which the scriptures give, that reaches to the resurrection, is the seven times, or 2520 years of Levit. 26. at the expiration of which, all the things spoken in the book of Daniel, will be finished. See Daniel 12:7.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.7

    That this period must commence with the captivity of Manassah, has been repeatedly shown; previous to that event, the Jewish nation never were in a subjection from which they did not recover; and since that event, they have never been an independent nation.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.8

    The evidence of this, and the historical evidences that fix the chronolgy of that date B. C. 677. A. J. P. 4037 and A. U. C. 77—8, will be found in full in Hale’s Second Advent Manual, No. 36 of the library, sustained by Dr Prideaux and Arch Bishop Usher. In addition to what is there given, we add the following.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.9

    John Jackson in his erudite and elaborate chronological work says that—HST January 10, 1844, page 172.10

    “Assor Haddon having subdued the Egyptian Arabia and all Egypt as far as Ethiopia,” “and made the kingdom tributary; he returned with his army in the fourth year of his reign at Babylon, and invaded Judea in revenge for the destruction of his father’s army there, which was the year before Christ 677; [A. J. P. 4037,] having ravaged the country, he took Manasses prisoner, who had hid himself in the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.”—Chro. An. Heb. Lon. Ed. 1752 Vol. 1, p. 330.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.11

    The date of this event therefore points to the year of the Julian period 4037. This is the only date which is ever named for this event by any writer of any note. Beginning these 2520 years, as many years as there are days in the seven times, in the year of the Julian period 4037, it would carry us down to the year 6557 of the same period, and which synchronizes with the end of the Jewish year 1843, from the date of the vulgar era. The year 4037 of the Julian period, the date of Manassah’s captivity, is 677 years antecedent to the year 4714 of the same period from which the vulgar era is dated; and this leaves 1843 full years from the vulgar era, which added to the date of that era in the Julian period 4714 brings us to the year 6557 of the same period, or as much beyond the end of the present years, as the captivity of Manassah was after the commencement of B. C. 677 and A. J. P. 4037.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.12

    The Great Jubilee


    The next prophetic time on which any dependance is placed, is the period denoted by the Great Jubilee—a period of 2450 years, which is commenced by Mr. Miller with the captivity of Jehoiakim, B. C. 607, in the year of the Julian period 4107.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.13

    Many reject this period altogether, because it is only brought to view under the types of the Levitical law; And few rely upon it as such evidence of the Advent within this Jewish year, as they do upon the other prophetic periods. If a few years variation of this date could be shown, it would not materially, affect the views of many as to the time. We however are forced to believe that no little importance is to be attached to this period. Our Savior has told us that not one jot or tittle of the law shall fail of being fulfilled; and the law can only be fulfilled in prophecy by the accomplishment of that, of which the law was typical.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.14

    The law was a shadow of good things to come; and why should the times for the observances of the law be any the less significant, than the ceremonies themselves? The Jews were to observe seven kinds of Sabbaths; and they were told “seven Sabbaths shall be complete.” The seventh Sabbath was a Jubilee of Jubilees—the 49th or seven times seven Jubilees; and there being 50 years in a Jubilee, 49 times 50 would make 2450. The land was to keep her Sabbaths while she lay desolate. Leviticus 26:34, 35.“Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.” Therefore the land must be desolated, and the observance of the Jewish sabbaths suspended during a period of 2450 years; and this period must begin when the Jews were unable to keep some of their sabbaths in their appointed times. They were thus prevented during their Babylonish captivity. Until that time they had regularly kept their Sabbaths, but as that captivity continued 70 years, they could not keep their Jubilee at the end of the first 50 years; so that this period of 2450 years must commence when the Jews were subjected by the Babylonians. According to the margin of all polyglot Bibles, Daniel and his fellows were carried captive to Babylon in the 4th year of Jehoiakim B. C. 607, or in the year of the Julian period 4107. In support of this we have the following historical facts:HST January 10, 1844, page 172.15

    [“An. 607 Jehoiak 3] In the third year of Jehoiakim, Nabopollasor, king of Babylon, finding that on Necho’s taking of Carchemish, all Syria and Palestine had revolted to him, and that he being old and infirm was unable to march thither himself to reduce them, he took Nebuchadnezzar his son into partnership with him in the empire, and sent him with an army into those parts; and from hence the Jewish computation of the time of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign begins, i. e. from the end of the third year of Jehoiakim; for it was about the end of that year that this was done; and therefore, according to the Jews, the fourth year of Jehoiakim was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar. But according to the Babylonians, his reign is not reckoned to begin till after his father’s death, which happened two years afterwards; and both computations being found in scripture, it is necessary to say so much here for the reconciling of them.”—Prideaux. Hist. Jews, Vol. 1. p. 98.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.16

    [“An. 606, Jehoiak. 4.] In the fourth year of Jehoiakim, Nebuchadnezzar having beaten the army of Necho, king of Egypt, at the Euphrates, and retaken Carchemish, marched towards Syria and Palestine, to recover those provinces again to the Babylonish empire; on whose approach the Rechabites, who, according to the institution of Jonadah the son of Bechab their father, had always abstained from wine, and hitherto only lived in tents, finding no security from this invasion in the open country, retired for their safety to Jerusalem, where was transacted between them and Jeremiah, what we find related in the 35th chapter of his prophecies. This very same year Jeremiah prophecied of the coming of Nebuchadnezzar against Judah and Jerusalem, and that the whole land should be given into his hands.” Ib. Vol. 1. p. 98.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.17

    Prideaux then relates how Jeremiah wrote this prediction on a roll, which was read by Baruch to the people and says:HST January 10, 1844, page 172.18

    “The great feast of expiation, wherein Baruch read the roll as is above related, was annually kept by the Jews on the 10th day of the month Tisri, which answers to our September. Immediately after that, Nebchadnezzar invaded Judea; and having laid seige to Jerursalem, made himself master of it in the 9th month, called Cisleu, which answers to our Nov. on the 18th day of that month, for on that day is still kept by the Jews an annual fast in commemoration of it even to this day; and having taken Jehoiakim prisoner, he put him in chains to carry him to Babylon. But he having humbled himself to Nebuchadnezzar, and submitted to become his tributary, and thereon sworn fealty to him, he was again restored to his kingdom; and Nebuchadnezzar marched from Jerusalem for the farther prosecution of his victories against the Egyptians.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.19

    “But before he removed from Jerusalem, he had caused great numbers of the people to be sent captive to Babylon, and particularly gave orders to Ashphenaz, the master of the eunachs, (Daniel 1:3.) that he should make choice out of the children of the royal family, and of the nobility of the land, of such as he found to be of the fairest countenance, and the quickest parts, and these make eunuchs in his palace; whereby was fulfilled the word of the Lord spoken by Isaiah the prophet, (39:7.) to Hesekiah, king of Judah, above a hundred years before. At the same time also, he carried away a great part of the vessels of the house of the Lord, to put them into the house of Bel his god at Babylon. And therefore the people being thus carried into captivity, the sons of the royal family and the nobility of the land made eunachs and slaves in the palace of the king of Babylon, the vessels of the temple carried thither, and the king made a tributary, and the whole land now brought into vassalage under the Babylonians, from thence must be reckoned the beginning of the seventy years of the Babylonish captivity, foretold by the prophet Jeremiah, (25:11.,)and the 4th year of Jehoiakim must be the first year in that computation.” He adds, “some indeed do place their captivity some years later, but that is absolutely inconsistent with what is elsewhere said in scripture;” and if we will make scripture consistent with scripture, it could not possibly have been any later. Daniel, speaking of the captivity, begins the history of it from the third year, which placeth it back still a year farther than I have done.” But Daniel began with Nebuchadnezzar leaving Babylon.—Prideaux His. Vol.1. pages 98—100.HST January 10, 1844, page 172.20

    Petavius says:HST January 10, 1844, page 173.1

    “Moreover, that former expedition of Nebuchadnezzar happened in the third year of Jehoiakim the son of king Josiah, on the fourth entering of the Julian circuit 4107, [B. C. 607.] from which the Jews have counted the beginning of king Nebuchadnezzar; although Nabopolassar was alive two years space after this year.” His. World, Lon. Ed., 1659, p. 62.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.2

    Archbishop Usher makes the fourth year of Jehoiakim agree with the same year 4107 of the Julian period, B. C. 607. He says:HST January 10, 1844, page 173.3

    “When the governor of Coclosyria and Phenecia had revolted from Nabopolassar king of Babylon, father to Necho, king of Egypt, after the taking of Charchemish; Nabopolassar sent against them his son Nebuchadnezzar (having first associated him in the kingdom,) with a great army; and that this was done in the later end of the third and beginning of the fourth year of Jehoiakim king of Judea, is gathered by comparing Daniel 1:1, with Jeremiah 25:1.”HST January 10, 1844, page 173.4

    “In the same 4th year of Jehoiakim, which was the first of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; the prophet Jeremiah reproving the Jews for not hearkening to the word of the Lord, which from time to time he had spoken to them, from the 13 h year of King Josiah, even to that present 4th year of Jehoiakim; this, said he, is 23 years, and for that they have showed themselves stubborn and refractory to the admonitions and exhortations of himself and all the other prophets which the Lord had sent unto them: and then again told them of the coming of Nebuchadnezzar upon them and of their being carried away captives to Babylon.” Then under the same date he records, “God therefore gave up Jehoiakim the King of Judah, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, with part of the furniture of the house of the Lord.” Annals, p. p. 82, 83. Lon. ed. 1658.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.5

    From the above it will be seen that the first year of Nebuchadnezzar which synchronized with the third year of Jehoiakim, was not the year he succeeded his father, but the first year he reigned jointly with his father, being two years before the commencement of his sole reign after his fathers death. This is thus proved by Dr. Prideaux. The children carried to Babylon were to be three years under the tuition of tutors before they could stand before the king of Babylon. But in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign from his fathers death, we find Daniel had free access to the presence of the king. See Hist. Jews, vol. 1. p. 100.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.6

    It has been a question among chronologists from which of several attacks upon Jerusalem the seventy years captivity should be dated, but the prophet Ezekiel, inspired of God in Ezekiel 1:5, shows that it is to be dated from the time that Jehoiakim was taken prisoner.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.7

    John Jackson places the first year of Nebuchadnezzar, according to the Ptolemaic Canon in the year B. C. 604; but he dates from the death of Nebuchadnezzar’s father’s, and the beginning of his sole reign; and then he places the 4th year of Jehoiakim in the 1st of his sole reign. Dr. Prideaux however shows the inaccuracy of this reasoning. Dr. Hales, adopts Jackson’s view. But this makes the first of king Nebuchadnezzar’s reign in connection with his father’s, B. C. 607.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.8

    Playfair places the 4th of Jehoiakim, B. C. 606 when Nebuchadnezzar was admitted to partnership with his father fo. ed. p. 44. He says:HST January 10, 1844, page 173.9

    It “may be ascertained by the following facts: Nebuchadnezzar became master of Tyre, in the 34th year of his reign, 26th of Jehoiakim’s captivity, and 573 B. C. as we learn from Tyrian annals (Joseph. Cont. App. L. 1. l. 21.) Cyrus took Babylon in the 14th year of Hiram, and 36th after it had been taken by Nebuchadnezzar, i. e. in the end of the year 538 B. C. (Joseph. Loc. sup. cit.) In this instance, therefore, the Tyrian records confirm this sacred chronology.” Chro. fo. ed. p. 45.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.10

    It will be seen that the 4th year of Jehoiakim is well ascertained to be A. J. P. 4107. To this add 2450 the years in a great Jubilee, and it will bring us down to the present year of the Julian period, 6557. Again 607 B. C. and A. D. 1843 added together make 2450. Deduct B. C. 607 from 2450 and we have A. D. 1843. The historical evidences which fixes the commencement of the 2300 days, the Birth of Christ, the vulgar era and commencement of Christ’s ministry, have already been given in Nos. 16 and 18, vol. 6 of this paper. The evidence that fixes the commencement of the 1335 days will be found in full in Hale’s Manual, before referred to, and to which we refer our readers who may wish to examine on that point. They will also there find the evidence of the date of the commencement and termination of the 1260 and 1290 days. We make this reference intsead of publishing those extracts, that we may fill the paper with more interesting matter, as all who wish can readily refer to No. 36 of the LibraryHST January 10, 1844, page 173.11

    By this historical and chronological evidence, we find that all the prophetic periods harmoniously terminate about the year 1843. Any departure from this period leaves everything confused. The harmony of this termination can be no small argument in support of the time at which we expect our Emmanuel.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.12

    We have thus gone over the most definite and authentic historical and chronological evidences which fix the commencement of the prophetic periods; and the result is, that we find the evidence which clusters about this time continually thickens. We are therefore enabled to look with increased confidence, continually expecting the Lord. If we are in error as to the time, time alone can show it. We therefore trust that nothing will tempt us to lay down our watch for a single day—much less a year. Our safety depends upon our being always ready and always waiting. To defer the time beyond the present moment, without the most undoubted evidence of such delay, cannot but be hazardous in the extreme, lest we be overtaken unawares—in a day we think not and in an hour we are not aware of. Also anything which may induce others to defer their watch, while the Savior may appear before the time of their expectation, cannot but be regarded as liable to peril souls. We have therefore, in this crisis, a right to demand of any who would even intimate that the Lord will not come this year proof that he will not till their expected time. If we live in continual expectation of the Lord’s appearing, then if time should demonstrate any inaccuracy in the particular time; when he does come, we shall be found waiting: any other course, we feel is dangerous. Therefore, before we give credence to any view which will cause us to look with less expectation to the present moment, we want proof that the several events were as much subsequent to the dates assigned to them, as the termination of the various periods is carried beyond the present year. It will not be sufficient to show that the events might not synchronise with those dates; for we all admit the fallibility of any mere human science; but it must be shown that they do not, or we cannot be authorized to look confidently to the morrow. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. We wish to find the earliest time, when we may expect the Lord; and then if necessary we will wait till he come. We prefer thus to look at the earliest, rather than at a later period, lest he come before we expect. May the Lord prepare us for his coming.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.13

    The Greatest Reason


    The New York Evangelist has an article on the kingdom of Intemperance, showing that the church should come out of her. The reason for this are given in the following order:—HST January 10, 1844, page 173.14

    1. “To secure respect. 2. For the preservation of her members. 3. To secure the Holy Spirit. 4. For the conversion of sinners. 5. For the conversion of the world.”HST January 10, 1844, page 173.15

    Thus the greatest reason for the action of the church is to secure respect!! To secure the Holy Spirit is only a third reason. This is like the proclamation of a Governor in Connecticut, for thanksgiving some years since: after mentioning among other blessings, for which we should be thankful, the gift of the Son, he closed with, but above all, we should be thankful for the abundant harvest of the past season.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.16

    As long as the church is so desirous of due respect the conversion of sinners will be only a fourth-rate consideration.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.17

    The Phrase “In the Midst”—Its use in the Scriptures


    The literal meaning of this phrase is best understood, by examining the connection, where it is used in various places in the scriptures.HST January 10, 1844, page 173.18

    The following are some of the passages where this phrase is found. Genesis 1:6. “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters.” 2:9. “The tree of life also in the midst of the garden.” Exodus 3:20. I will “smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof.” 8:22. “I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.” 14:27. “The Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.” 29, “but the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea.” 33:3. “I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiffed necked people.” Deuteronomy 11:3. “And his miracles and his acts which he did in the midst of Egypt.” 19:2. “Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of Israel.” 23:14. “The Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp.” Joshua 3:17. “The priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan.” 1 Samuel 16:13. Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brethren. 2 Samuel 18:14. Joab “took three darts in his hand and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.” 2 Kings 6:20. “And behold they were in the midst of Samaria.” Nehemiah 4:11. They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them and slay them.” Job 1:6. “Satan came also in the midst of them.” Psalm 22:22. “In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.” 74:12. “For God is my King of old working salvation in the midst of the earth.” Isaiah 6:5. “I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.” 12, “And there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.” Ezekiel 5:5. “I have set it in the midst of the nations.” 22:27. “Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves. 37:28. “My sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore.” Joel 2:27. “Ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel.” Matthew 10:16. “I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves.” Luke 2:46. They found Jesus “sitting in the midst of the doctors.” Acts 1:15. “Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples.”HST January 10, 1844, page 173.19

    The foregoing will be sufficient to show that “in the midst,” while it sometimes denotes middle, is often used, as Webster says, to denote “involved in, surrounded or overwhelmed by;” and as Cruden says, “Among,”—the thickest of a throng. etc. etc.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.1

    Correction. I. Bro. Hawley’s last article, in his evidence to prove the crucifixion in A. D. 33, for his 4th authority he referred to “Usher’s Chronology,” and said, “See our Bibles.” To this we made the following note.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.2

    Usher’s Chronology is not followed in all our Bibles. Where it is, all parts of the 70 weeks correspond with our view of them, and harmonize at the same points. He places the ministry of our Lord the same as Dr. Prideaux, and for the same reason. If he is authority, we are fairly entitled to it.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.3

    This is not correct. On p. 137 of his Annals, Usher places the 20th of Atraxerxes B. C. 454, and says, “from this commence the 70 weeks,” which varies our Lord’s ministry from Prideaux’s Chron. It is however correct that Usher is not followed in all our Bibles. Where he is in the location of the time of the crucifixion, he is often rejected in the commencement of the 70 weeks; for in most Polyglott Bibles, the 7th of Artaxerxes Longimanus is placed B. C. 457; thus making the 70 weeks commence there, and terminate in A. D. 33. As far, therefore, as the margin of the Bible is of any authority in the commencement and termination of this prophetic period, it goes to substantiate our view of it.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.4

    Ferguson informs us, that “both by the undoubted canon of Ptolemy and the famous era of Nabonassar, the beginning of the seventh year of the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus, king of Persia, (who is called Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther,) is pinned down to the 4256th year of the Julian period.”—Astron. p. 387.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.5

    Of Ptolemy’s canon which is built upon astronomical demonstrations, Dr. Prideaux says, “Being fixed by the eclipses, the truth of it may at any time be demonstrated by astronomical calculations; and no one hath ever calculated those eclipses but hath found them fall right in the times where placed; and therefore this being the surest guide which we have in the chronology, and it being a so verified by its agreement every where with the Holy Scriptures, it is not for the authority of any other human writings whatsoever to be receded from.”—Hist. Jews, Vol. 1. p. 242.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.6

    Bro. R. Hutchinson, of Montreal is now with us. He has labored very efficiently in that field He has published the “Voice of Elijah,” and scattered copies very profusely in Canada and through England, Scotland, and Ireland. Any assistance that can be rendered him for that object, or the Canada mission, may be sent to this office, and it will be judiciously appropriated by him.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.7

    We insert the following notice at the request of Bro. Hawley.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.8

    Bro. Hawley’s Article. The complete article of Bro. Hawley, corrected by himself, has been published in a sheet of the size of this paper, called the Prophetic Inquirer. The sheet also contains an argument from Dr. J. L. Wilson, of Cincinnati, Ohio, published several years ago to the same point. Orders for this paper, either for 5, 10, 15, 20, or a larger number of copies, directed to J. V. Himes, 14 Devonshire St., Boston, postage paid, and with the pay, will be promptly attended to.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.9

    Price $4. per hundred.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.10

    A Prophecy. “Ninety years hence not a single man or woman now twenty years of age, will be alive!”—Christian Secretary.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.11

    We are very much inclined to doubt the accuracy of the above. We have no question but ninety years hence, yea and ninety thousand years hence, multitudes who are now alive will be still alive, and the inhabitants of the earth be numbered with those who will then have taken the kingdom to possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever; and the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom shall be given to the people of the Saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. And we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed in a moment in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. If these things are so the above prediction will prove a failure.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.12

    New Work.—We have just published a sheet of 2 pages quarto entitled “Prepare to meet thy God,” by brother L. Hersey—price I cent or 37 1-2 cts. per hundred—for sale at this office.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.13

    Will the individual who sent to this office for the “Midnight Cry,” (Dec. 4th,) from Southbridge, please furnish us with his name?HST January 10, 1844, page 174.14

    Office Agent.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.15

    “The Midst.”


    Dear Brother Bliss:—Brother Hawley, it seems, has given me a passing notice in his late effort to make the 2300 days extend to 1847 I think you have sufficiently refuted his position, yet, if you please, I will say a few words.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.16

    The phrase, “in the midst”—“the midst,” etc, occurs more than two hundred times in the Bible; and there are not probably much. if any, over fifteen or twenty times where the term “middle” could he substituted and make sense, or without obscuring the meaning. Let any one who is disposed, make the trial.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.17

    The view I now have of the subject, I conceive, makes no difference whether our Lord was crucified in the middle of the week or near the close. One thing is now almost universally admitted—that is, that our Savior was born four years before the vulgar, or common era called A D. 1.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.18

    Luke tells us, chapter 3:23, that when Jesus was baptized. he “began to be about 30 years of age.” This being the case, he must have commenced his ministry in the year, A. D. 26 or 27. Seven years from that time would carry us to A. D. 33 or 31. Hence if he was crucified in the middle of the week, it must have taken place in A, D. 30 or 31. In that case, the week would end in 33 or 34, Whatever view, therefore, is taken, as to what part of the week our Lord was crucified, I conceive it is impossible to remove the termination of the seventieth week beyond 33 or 34.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.19

    It has also pleased our heavenly Father to give us two numbers in Daniel 12th, which I call binders, viz, 1290 and 1335. The first, reaching to “the time of the end,” which is admitted by all Adventists, I believe, to be 1798; the other (1335) extending 45 years beyond; and therefore cannot extend to 1847, as that would take 49 years. But Daniel is to “stand in” his lot at the end of “those days.” Thus we have an immovable guard to the whole subject of time. Yours in the hourly expectation of seeing our blessed Lord.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.20

    George Storrs.
    Philadelphia, Dec. 1843.

    The Religious Press


    Frequently within the past year, I have read with painful surprise and sometimes with disgust, the effusions of the religious press in reference to the doctrine of the second coming of our dear Lord and Savior to this world; a doctrine which fills my soul with joy, and a theme on which I love to dwell and meditate; an event which my soul truly longs for, and which will be the fulfilment of the cheering promise made by our dear Savior to his beloved disciples, when their hearts were wrung with anguish at the prospect of a separation with their blessed Lord. John 14:23. “I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also.” Yes my brother, it was the promise of this event that cheered their souls and nerved them up with Christian courage and fortitude, to suffer incredible hardships, trials, and persecutions, far beyond anything we have been called to endure as yet.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.21

    But among all the religious papers that I have seen, none are more virulent in scoffing, and sneering at this subject than the ‘Christian Reflector” Soon after that paper began to be published at Worcester, I became its patron and ardent supporter; and at the removal of it to Boston, I was honored with the appointment of agent for this town and vicinity; and have endeavored to discharge that trust faithfully; how far I succeeded their subscription list will show.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.22

    But I have now done with it. I can no longer consent to have my name stand in their list of published agents—though my patronage is small and my efforts humble, I cannot consent to lend them in the support of a paper teeming with scoffs and jeers at the most awful, solemn, and interesting event that ever has, or ever will take place in this world. But as regards the “Watchman,” I have not been disappointed at all in that paper; for knowing its subserviency to slavery, I expected nothing better; but from the “Reflector” I did expect candor at least, but in this I have been disappointed.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.23

    Immediately after reading the “Signs of the Times” of this week, I obtained four new subscribers for your paper. H. N. Drake.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.24

    Sturbridge. Dec. 16th 1843.HST January 10, 1844, page 174.25

    Truth Dreads Nothing. He who worships at the shrine of Truth cannot be bigoted. He knows Truth can never suffer from investigation. It is Error that loves the night, and gloomy caverns. Her dress is dark, her countenance is dark, and, in short, there is nothing but darkness about her.—Darkness is her mother; and she is akin to nothing that is bright, glowing and beautiful. But Truth courts investigation. Her dwelling-place is in the light. Her mild, glowing countenance blushes not at the most scrutinizing gaze. While Error lies trembling lest reason should make new discoveries that will weaken her, Truth stands and gives man a smile of approbation for his encouragement. If you love Truth, be not afraid to investigate. If you entertain opinions that you dare not risk against the attack of their opponents, it is good evidence that they are unsound.—LuminaryHST January 10, 1844, page 174.26

    Coming out of the Churches


    Bro. Bliss:—In a late No. of the Times, I hazarded an opinion in regard to our duty as church members, to remain in our respective churches. I have since repented that I undertook to express any conviction in relation to so serious a matter. I do not feel qualified, on a review of the whole ground, to give advice to any who may be tried as to what duty and the scriptures demand of them at this crisis: and I hope that the word that I dropt lately on this point has had no influence in determining the minds of any advent brethren and sisters, at least, that it might not be duty to come out of the churches: indeed I have too much confidence in their partiality for “the law and the testimony,” to suppose that they would adopt the opinion of one as feeble as themselves, without first consulting the infallible page to see how it harmonised with that.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.1

    I had hardly penned the article alluded to, before I had a sorrowful exhibition of the posisition which some churches are resolved on pursuing in relation to the Advent: many of them will not have it touched upon in their pulpits, however remotely. Others are determined on excluding those who imbibe the sentiments of adventists, when the least pretext offers itself, for the purpose of cloaking up their wicked acts.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.2

    At present I feel as though much might be said in favor of entirely withdrawing all connection from those sects or churches that reject the great scripture truth of Christ at the door. I can sympathise with those who have been cast out, or who have felt that their own peace and salvation call on them to dissolve their church relationship.—And here arises a serious question: do we not by our continuance with those very sects that have proscribed our brethren, tacitly recognise and approve of the course that has been pursued towards them. Do not laws of friendship, aye, does not the spirit of Christ’s declaration—“inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me,” point out our duty under present circumstances? Brethren that are dear to us—some of Christ’s most faithful servants have been hastily ejected from those very churches to which some of us are now clinging! Now can we cleave to those who are avowed enemies to those whom Christ loves? I must confess it requires great charity to fellowship such.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.3

    But again, why should we wish to continue a union which after all is only nominal We are virtually excommunicated from these churches. Their hearts, their pulpits, and everything that constitutes union, are closed against us. They have neither love or regard for us. Why then seek to preserve our connection?HST January 10, 1844, page 175.4

    Again, if our doctrine be true, all hope of reclaiming to the truth the churches, as bodies, seems ready to be abandoned. They have had the light blazing around them long enough to prove their inflexible determination to reject it: and our influence for good while among them, seems quite cut off.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.5

    Again, if Christ is just ready to come, will He own these churches? not if our interpretation be correct of Revelation 3:16. Luke 14:24. Revelation 17:5. Will Christ take for his bride that which in our eyes appears so corrupt and odious? Or will he not spue them out of his mouth?HST January 10, 1844, page 175.6

    Again, if we should all show our disapprobation of the course which the churches and the ministry are pursuing against the Advent doctrine, by forsaking them and leaving them to their own evil ways, would they not begin to see what and where they are?HST January 10, 1844, page 175.7

    From experience, I think no little good would follow such a step. Do we not seem to say that we hear the pure gospel at our old places of worship, and that after all we have entire confidence in the Christianity of those with whom we are in church relationship. We are in duty bound to be faithful to those who are slumbering or crying peace and safety, (or God will not hold us guiltless,) (though we rend the last tie that binds us to a single mortal.)HST January 10, 1844, page 175.8

    Once more. I know I could not myself live, where I dared to say that it might be the duty of those to abide. If we need special preparation for Christ’s coming, we must have a strong faith in his coming. Now we all very well know the insidious and all contaminating influence of unbelief on those who come in contact with it. Is the faith of us all able to endure the atmosphere of infidelity in which we are continually living and moving.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.9

    I feel that the subject requires a serious consideration. Let each one of us, with our Bibles in our hands, and with much prayer for guidance, try and ascertain our individual duty at this juncture of affairs. For one, I desire to do just right: I don’t want to go too fast, nor too slow: I want to follow just such a line of duty as Jesus, were he here in person, would approbate, though it be attended with the loss of all things. F. G. Brown.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.10

    P. S. Since writing the above, I notice that this subject is now extensively agitated. I see two articles on it, in a late number of the “Cry.” Also, I have just received a letter from a brother in Norfolk, who refers to the same matter. I know it may be said that it will prejudice the minds of some against the advent doctrine, but how can they be much more prejudiced than they are already. If time should continue, the great truths which we shall continue to advocate, will be just as unpalatable to our opponents as now: and shall we not be called on to take the same stand against what we deem to be error and corruption. You will understand that my own duty is not entirely clear to my mind: Though I trust God will give me grace to do my duty when it is once more perceived. F. G. B.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.11

    Prof. Stuart. Says Mr. Hinton, in his work, p. 231,—HST January 10, 1844, page 175.12

    “We regret that, in the midst of the great moral conflict with Antichrist which is now carrying on, those into whose hands “the saints” were so long “given” should find so able a coadjutor. Without, of course, for one moment, intimating any such ambitious design, we are clearly of opinion that the worthy Doctor of Andover has already earned a Cardinal’s hat; and if his forthcoming work should be equally ingenious in behalf of Romanism, the pontificate itself would be only an adequate reward!—We have, however, no fears that Christians of sound common sense, and capable of independent thought, will, after a candid consideration of the scheme which excludes papacy from the page of prophecy, and that which traces in the prophetic symbols a faithful portraiture of its abominations, make a wrong decision. Since we have read the work of the learned Stuart, we have rejoiced the more that our humble abilities have been directed to the defence of the “old paths.”HST January 10, 1844, page 175.13

    Shaking off the yoke.—A meeting of the Roman Catholics of New Orleans has been recently called to take into consideration the tyrannical conduct of their Bishop, whom they charge with an attempt to impose upon them a yoke of bondage more intolerable than that from which the kings of France and Spain had delivered their ancestors. The meeting is said to have been fully attended, and the speakers were full of fiery indignation.—Hampshire Gazette.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.14

    Bro. Joseph Colton writes,—HST January 10, 1844, page 175.15

    “My faith in the speedy return of my Lord is unwavering, and increasing by the rays of light from God’s word, and every day’s occurrences which portrays the coming event. I have just returned from a tour East, where I had the privilege of hearing brother Storrs, Himes and others, speak words of comfort relative to our coming Lord. I return to my home in the West, heavy hearted and afflicted for the inhabitants of La Porte county. O, the darkness, the stupidity, the ignorance of the people on this momentous subject. I am all alone in this quarter, none to help sound the Cry, or stay up my hands as fellow-loborers. But on the contrary, I have to meet an opposing clergy, who, when one heareth the word of the kingdom, seem to oppose, lest happily they should understand. Then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart!! I will however by grace do what I can till relieved from my watch. If any enquire for a field to labor, direct to Northern Indiana. But I prolong my article. I am, dear brother, Yours in the blessed hope.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.16

    Joseph Colton.
    Kingsbury, Indiana, Dec. 14th. 1843.

    The Worcester Conference


    This meeting was well attended by the brethren in this place, and friends from several other towns, Brethren Cole, Porter, Snow, Powell, Heath, and Burnham came to our help in the name of the Lord. Their labors were acceptable and powerful, God was manifestly with them. We have seldom been fovored with such clear expositions of the word of God and powerful appeals to the heart.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.17

    Our beloved Brother Snow was solemnly set apart to the work of the Gospel ministry, by prayer and laying on of the hands of Brother Cole, Porter, Burnham, and Campbell. Prayer by Bro. Cole. This exercise was most interesting and impressive.HST January 10, 1844, page 175.18

    The Second Advent brethren here have been strengthened, and much refreshed. They stand firmly upon the word of God, believing that the coming of the Lord is at the very doors; most of them expecting that great day about the termination of the present Jewish year. A few who had become luke-warm have been awakened; but we fear many who were with us, before persecutions and afflictions arose for the word’s sake, will never be aroused from their slumbers, till aroused by the voice of the Archangel.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.1

    Many unbelievers came in from time to time; some few of whom, we trust, have received impressions, from which fruit will appear. But most of the community exhibit a wilful blindness to the word of God, and are strangely callous to the most earnest appeals of God’s faithful watchmen.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.2

    A good degree of union of feeling prevails among the brethren here. The regular exercises continued till the close. The communion season, on the last day of the conference, was peculiarly interesting and delightful; and we feel that the conference, on the whole, has been exceeding profitable.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.3

    Yours in the blessed hope,
    W. S. Campbell.
    Woreester, Dec. 27, 1843.

    Letter from Brother J. Weston


    Dear Brother Himes,—The following editorial which I copy from “The Baptist Memorial” Dec. 10th, 1843.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.4

    “A critical and historical introduction to the canonical Scriptures of the Old Testament, from the German of De Wette, translated and enlarged. By Theodore Parker, Roxbury, 2 vols. 8 vo. Little & Brown, Boston, 1843.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.5

    Mr. Parker was advised to enter on this labor at the suggestion of an eminent theologian of the orthodox school, who thought the work would be valuable to the American public; and from the translator’s preface, it seems that Professors Stuart of Andover, Sears and Haskets of Newton, have aided him with advice and references. There is, no doubt, much sound learning in these volumes, yet we cannot regard them of any great value to the Christian church or Christian ministry. We do not believe that German theology has done much good to American churches, not that we question the fact that German scholarship is profound and German historians laborious, but a vast amount of the sacred literature that comes into our Seminaries, is polluted with an infidel spirit.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.6

    We refer our readers for a sample of this book, to a quotation from the “Accounts of Daniel,” vol. ii. p. 485.“Ezekiel mentions Daniel as a model of righteousness and wisdom, 14. But the Daniel of this book must at that time have been very young—therefore, it is not improbable, that the author of this book has falsely transfered another mythical or poetical character, to the times and circumstances of this work, and at the same time has made use of the statements of Nehemiah 10. for the same purpose. The false statement in i. 1, renders the historical existence of Daniel exceedingly doubtful.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.7

    Afterwards the fiction was continued still further. The stories of Susannah, of Bel and the Dragon at Babylon, were added in the Septuaguint, and later legends have been written respecting him.”HST January 10, 1844, page 176.8

    Now, my dear brother, I have been long satisfied that the great body of the professed ministers of Jesus, were infidels at heart, but I was not prepared for this astounding notice. The Professors of some of the most popular Theological Seminaries in the land aiding and assisting in the circulation of a Theological work (?) which calls the prophecy of Daniel a fiction—an old mythical fabulous work!HST January 10, 1844, page 176.9

    O, dear reader, will you, can you risk yourselves with such ministers as these! Yours,HST January 10, 1844, page 176.10

    New Ipswich, N. H. Jan. 1, 1844.HST January 10, 1844, page 176.11

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