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    January 24, 1844

    Vol. VI.—No. 23. Boston, Whole No. 143

    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 be fore the fall, and is to be the eternal abode of the righteous in their resurrection state.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.1

    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 24, 1844, page 185.2

    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 24, 1844, page 185.3

    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 24, 1844, page 185.4

    V.—There are none of the prophetic periods, as we understand them, extending beyond the [Jewish] year 1843.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.5

    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 24, 1844, page 185.6

    When shall the sanctuary be cleansed?


    Extract from a sermon entitled “The Sanctuary Polluted,” by the Rev. Joshua L. Wilson D. D. of Cincinnati, 1828.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.7

    It will be remembered that Dr. Wilson was the accuser of Dr. Beecher on his famous trial for heresy before the Synod.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.8

    After showing first what the sanctuary is, he says, pp. 264—268:—HST January 24, 1844, page 185.9

    I shall now attempt,—2. To prove that the Sanctuary has been, and still is, polluted by the professed ministers and professing people of God.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.10

    The assailants of the Church have been numerous, subtle, and powerful; but their assaults have been permitted as a scourge for delinquency, and like fire, have purified her from dross rather than corrupted her doctrines, order and worship. Attacks from without have operated on the Church like pressure upon an arch. The materials are more compressed, united, and firm, in proportion to the weight on the key-stone. It is the sapping and mining by internal foes, which causes the edifice to totter. It is when the ministry corrupt the word and ordinances of God, and “the people love to have it so,” that the sanctuary is pollutedHST January 24, 1844, page 185.11

    1. Our proposition is sustained by facts


    After the tabernacle was set up in the wilderness, Moses and Aaron had soon to contend with Korah, the Levite, and his rebellious company. In this controversy none escaped from the earthquake and fire of God’s wrath, but those who decidedly listened to the warning voice of Moses and separated themselves from the corrupters of Israel. But the sympathies of the people were excited in favor of the ruined rebels, and “the congregation murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying,“Ye have killed the people of the Lord.” And “wrath went out from the Lord,” and “they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, besides them that died about the matter of Korah.” Numbers 16.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.12

    Passing, at present, the corruptions of Israel, by the devices of Jeroboam. the son of Nebat, (1 Kings 12:13.,) and the conflicts of Elijah with false prophets, under the patronage of Ahab and Jezebel, (1 Kings 18:19.,) I will here repeat the testimony of Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Micah. “My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; both prophet and priest are profane. I am against them, saith the Lord, that cause the people to err by their lies.” “From the prophet even unto the priest, every one dealeth falsely. They have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, peace, peace, when there is no peace.” Jeremiah 6:23.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.13

    “The priests have violated my law, and profaned my holy things.” Exek. 22.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.14

    “The prophets, that make my people to err, that bite with their teeth and cry peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even declare war against him.” Micah 3.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.15

    “The prophets prophecy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so.” Jeremiah 5.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.16

    When the Son of God made his visit to earth, to seek and to save the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and to introduce a dispensation by which his other sheep which were not of that fold, might be gathered in, did he find the sanctuary in a better condition? Did he have to contend only with Pagans and Samaritan? Who was it, that greatly erred, “not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God?” Who was it, that made void the law through their traditions? Who were blind leaders of the blind? Who had corrupted prayer, and alms, and every divine institution? Who had turned the very house of prayer into a den of thieves? The teachers of religion! “The people loved to have it so!” And the Son of God, on his errand of mercy to a revolted world, was hissed as a gluttonous man and a wine-bibber, reproached as a Sabbath-breaker, persecuted as a colleague of the Prince of devils. crucified as a blasphemer, and sealed up in the grave as an impester! and all this by whom? Ministers of the sanctuary! Priests, Doctors of Divinity, Masters in Israel, and the professed worshippers of Jehovah! “He came to his own, and his own received him not!HST January 24, 1844, page 185.17

    When the apostles and disciples commenced the great work of evangelizing the heathen, what classes of men gave them the most trouble? I answer not this question by a reference to the falsehood of Annanias and Sapphira, the hypocrisy of Simon Magus, nor the persecution raised by the unbelieving Jews, who were rejected, broken off from the olive tree; but by asking, who were they who said to the Gentiles,“except ye be circumcised, and keep the law of Moses, ye cannot be saved?” Who taught that the resurrection was past and overthrew the faith of some? Who said there was no resurrection? Who agitated the churches with false notions? Who had corrupted the Lord’s supper till ministers and professors of religion ate and drank damnation to themselves? Who denied the divinity, who rejected the humanity of the Son of God? Who introduced “damnable heresies,” and denied the only Lord God? Whom did Paul accuse of preaching another gospel? The answer to all these questions is this: professed ministers of Christianity! O, could angels weep, tears would flow from heaven, at every recollection of this dark picture.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.18

    Passing the apostolic age, we come down to a period of the church, the history of which has not been written by the pen of inspiration. Yet such facts are attested as to confirm the proposition I am attempting to sustain. If so many errors were zealously propagated in the days of the apostles, might we not expect a great increase after their death? A little more than a century after the disciples of Paul and John and Peter had gone to their graves, the whole Christian world, which was then more extensive than the Roman empire, was agitated from its centre to its circumference, by the heresies of one man. Arius, a Presbyter of the church of Alexandria, denied the eternal sonship of Jesus Christ, taught that the Son of God was a created being, the instrument by which God formed the universe, and that the Holy Spirit was not God, but created by the power of the Son. Arius was first condemned as heretical at Alexandria, and afterwards by a general council of 380 Fathers. After long struggles and many vicissitudes, Arius died a sudden and unatural death, “his bowels gushing out,” at the very time when he expected a triumph over truth! But his doctrines did not die. They became the prevailing religion of the East, and spread through Italy. France, and Spain; and also became triumphant in many parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe. But they sunk, almost at once, and were not again revived till the beginning of the sixteenth century; and ever since they have, in some form or other, disturbed the church of Christ and impeded the progress of truth.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.19

    After asking who introduced some of the various errors and doctrines which are now corrupting the church, he says, pp. 272—274:HST January 24, 1844, page 185.20

    “Let Cumberland and New School Presbyterians and Professors of Theology from Andover to Lane Seminary answer!HST January 24, 1844, page 185.21

    Who have solemnly adopted Standards of Faith, which they have mutiluted, impugned, denied? Let the Western Reserve, and Troy, and Oneida, and Philadelphia, and New Orleans, and Carlisle, and Cincinnati respond!HST January 24, 1844, page 185.22

    Our proposition is sustained by prophecies, warnings, commands, and counsels, all mingled on the sacred pages.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.23

    Our blessed Lord, in his sermon on the mount, after guarding his disciples against partial, selfish, and rash judgments, speaks in the following impressive manner about false teachers. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Matthew 7. And on another occasion, “Take heed that no man deceive you—for false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many—behold I have told you before.” Matthew 24.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.24

    Paul said to the Elders of Ephesus, “Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departure shall grevious wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them, Therefore watch----.” Acts 20.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.25

    Peter also sounded the alarm. “But there were false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies—and many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.” 2 Peter 2 . Paul’s heart was deeply effected. and hence we find him often touching this subject.HST January 24, 1844, page 185.26

    “I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same things, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together, in the same mind and in the same judgment.” “Keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.” “There is one Lord, one Spirit, one hope of your calling, one head, one body, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all.” “Brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.” Why? “They serve not the Lord Jesus Christ—and by good words, and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” “I hear that there are divisions among you and I partly believe it.” Why? Because “there must be heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest.”HST January 24, 1844, page 185.27

    Our blessed Lord, in his intercessory prayer, shows the importance of unity in the faith, and order of the Church.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.1

    “Father, I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world—I pray for them also which shall believe on me through their word: that they all may be One.” And how kindly but impressively does the loving and beloved John speak on this subject.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.2

    “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God.” “For many false prophets are gone out into the world.” And to the elect Lady he writes, “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, [the doctrine of Christ] receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed.” Why this injunction to a benevolent female? Because “Many deceivers are entered into the world,” who went out from us, and he that biddeth a deceiver God speed “is partaker of his evil deeds.” Jude also speaks kindly but impressively.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.3

    “Beloved, contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.” Why? Because “there are certain men crept in unawares, denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”HST January 24, 1844, page 186.4

    To be Continued.



    The long-predicted time draws near,
    When Zion’s King shall reign;
    When he in glory shall appear,
    And then his tight maintain.
    HST January 24, 1844, page 186.5

    Thy people wait with anxious eyes,
    To see the sign appear.
    Of Jesus, in the Eastern skies,
    To bless this Jewish year.
    HST January 24, 1844, page 186.6

    Though many scoff, and fain would try
    Thy children to oppress;
    Yet we will spread the midnight cry
    Before we claim our rest,—
    HST January 24, 1844, page 186.7

    A rest in which all Abraham’s heirs,
    According to thy word, Galatians 3:29.
    Shall in a blessed union share.
    And feast with their dear Lord.
    HST January 24, 1844, page 186.8

    O, may our loins well girded be!
    Our lamps with brightness shine!
    That we in peace thy face may see,
    And ever dwell with thine.
    HST January 24, 1844, page 186.9

    There, on that peaceful, glorious shore,
    Where Jesus reigns as king,
    His true disciples evermore
    Shall Alleluias sing. D. A.
    Portsmouth, N. H.
    HST January 24, 1844, page 186.10

    Midst.—mistake as to the Word


    Reply to George Storrs.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.11

    Brother Bliss:—I crave the privilege of making a short answer to the short letter of Bro. Storrs, in reference to my views, published in your last paper. Though he thought it needless, as you had sufficiently refuted my position, he felt impelled to write what he did. For this I do not censure him. And I reply, not to contend, but to prevent a tendency to mislead the common reader, which I discover in his letter.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.12

    He says,—“The phrase, ‘in the midst’ ‘the midst,’ 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 be substituted and make sense, or without obscuring the meaning. Let any one, who is disposed, make the trial.”HST January 24, 1844, page 186.13

    Before the trial is made I wish to make a suggestion or two.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.14

    1. No one disputes that the first and original meaning of midst, is middle. If so, this matter will be plain by applying to the case the true law of lexicology. And that law is: that each word is to have its etymological or original meaning unless there is something in the connection forbidding it. This is also the only true law of exegeses or interpretation, as applied to sentences.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.15

    The question then under consideration, is not, whether the term is commonly used in the sense of middle, but whether there is any thing in the connection of Daniel 9:27, the passage in dispute, that fordids the giving of the word there its primary or etymological meaning? This is the question.—If in more than two hundred cases of the use of the word in the Bible, not more than fifteen or twenty of them will admit of the substitution of the word middle, as Bro. Storrs affirms, it is for the reason he has given it could not be done, “make sense, or without obscuring the meaning.” This is a good reason why the word should not retain its primary meaning in those cases. Sense and perspicuity forbid it. And this is admitting, virtually, that the word should have that meaning when these or something equivalent do not forbid This is conceding the justice of the rule I have given. To say. therefore, that a word does not always or frequently mean what it etymologically imports, is to say nothing to the purpose, It is well known, and never denied, that all words have, beside their original sense, a secondary, an accommodated, and a comparative meaning. But the primary meaning is to be retained, in all cases, where it can be without doing violence to sense or perspicuity. Middle, in common language does not always mean a point equi-distant from two extremes, nor does the word centre, and yet this is the true and original meaning of the words.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.16

    Now what reason can be given why midst should not have the same sense of middle in the passage in question? Would it injure the sense or obscure the meaning to give it that import? This point I press, as it is the only legitimate one growing out of the case.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.17

    Further, it is certain, that there is that in the connection in the ninth of Daniel, which so far from forbidding, requires that the etymological meaning of midst be retained. The verses where this term is found, are devoted to the adjustment of exact periods for the accomplishment of the events predicted in verse twenty fourth. Midst is the term used to designate the period of one of them; and, as all the rest are exact, this must be. But it cannot be without retaining sense of middle.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.18

    2. The word in the original, in most of those cases, is not the same. The word in the disputed passage in Daniel, is Chatzi, which Gesenius, in his Hebr. Lexicon, defines to mean, primarily, dividing, halving, middle. The other word commonly rendered “midst” In the Bible, thawek, he gives a wider extent of, and a somewhat different meaning. Precisely so it is in the Septuagint, as the copy before me shows. Emisus, the word in Daniel, according to Donnegan, means half, or halving. It is the same word that is used in Daniel 7:25. “time, times, and the dividing or halving of time.” It is also used in Daniel 12:7, “it shall be for a time, times and an half, or halving.” But the word usually rendered midst, seems to be mesos. But I shall dwell more at length upon this, in another place.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.19

    All can see that if the word in the original is not the same, all such references to the use of the term midst in the English Bible, are not pertinent, and not only so, but are calculated to mislead.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.20

    But Bro. Storrs thinks, conceding that our Lord was crucified in the middle of the week, it can make no difference as to the termination, since, in such case, his death must have been in A. D. 30 or 31, His reasons are the same that I have examined, at length, in the argument I have given to the world. Chronologists are agreed, with barely an exception or two, as to the two disputed points on which my view rests. 1. That Christ preached but three and a half years. 2. That his crucifixion occurred in A. D. 33. In reference to these points, I have examined, at Cambridge and Boston, nearly twenty authors, including all of any note, and I find a striking agreement. Their names and testimony, together with their reasons, I shall soon give to the public. If these points are established, as I think they are beyond all question, my view is sustained. It can make no possible difference whether the vulgar era is four years too late or not: for all now admit that the last week began when Christ commenced his preaching, which, at whatever point of time it was entered upon ended in A. D. 33, in the middle of the week, as his ministry was but three and a half years in extent. Hence the three points on which my argument is based remain uashaken. 1. The first is undisputed, which is, that the last week began with the ministry of Christ. 2. That his ministry occupied but three and a half years. 3. That it terminated by his death in A. D. 33. An half week, of course, would remain unfulfilled after the crucifixion.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.21

    As to the brother’s “binders,” as he calls the 1290 and 1335 days of Daniel 12. he will perceive, by a reference to the last portion of my article to what period they bind us. Yours in hope,HST January 24, 1844, page 186.22

    S. Hawley, Jr.
    Boston, January 12th, 1844.



    As the above was written in reply to an editorial article on the word “midst,” which appeared in the same paper with Bro. Storr’s letter, as well as in reply to Bro. Storrs, it becomes necessary for us to offer a few words in review, that the reader may not be misled by the above.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.23

    It will be remembered that two questions have arisen in this discussion on the word “midst.” One is as to the meaning of the English word midst; and the other respects the Hebrew word Chatzi, which in Daniel 9:27, is translated midst. We trust all readers understand that when we speak of the word midst, we have respect only to its English meaning, and not to the meaning of the original translated midst: for there are several words which are thus translated. As an appeal was made to English Dictionaries, to prove that the primary meaning of midst is middle, it was necessary to show from its usage that such is not its ordinary acceptation. Some have run into the error of believing that the dictionary makes the language; this is not true: it is the language that make the dictionary; and the primary meaning of every word is to be decided by its use among the best speakers and writers. Now no one will deny that the common acceptation of the word midst is only among, included in, etc, as the midst of a crowd, the midst of the ocean, the midst of a forest, etc, and this is farther proved from the fact that where men wish to be accurate in expressing the precise centre, they use the words centre, equi-distant, etc. etc, and not midst. In all such instances, as the midst of the ocean, etc., the middle or centre, could be substituted and make sense; and yet no one supposes the precise middle is understood, because midst is not understood to be a definite, but a general term.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.24

    Again, as the use of language is continually changing, and many words which were in common use at the time of the translation of the scriptures, are now obsolete, and the meaning of others entirely changed; it is necessary to enquire what meaning was then attached to the word midst; or what was then its ordinary or usual use. If then we find that of the 200 times of its occurrence in our translation, the context obliges us to understand it the middle in a majority of cases, that must have been its signification at that time; but if there are not more than a dozen places, where middle could be substituted for it and make sense, it proves that “among,” was then its ordinary meaning, and any other meaning, the exception.HST January 24, 1844, page 186.25

    The word midst, when used in our version, is not always a translation of the same Hebrew word, but that does not affect its English meaning: as it is usually the translation of Thâwek, then its definition, as in Exodus 14:23, 27,“the midst of the sea,” Deuteronomy 18:15,“from the midst of thee.” etc. where such is the translation, must ordinarily be the same as Thâwek is defined, which our brother says has a “wider and somewhat different meaning” than that of Chatzi. So much for the English word midst. The word Chatzi translated midst in Daniel 9:27, was considered in full in No. 16 of this Vol. to which the reader is referred.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.1

    Our brother refers to the “Septuagint,” to prove the meaning of the original; but that is only a translation of the Hebrew into the Greek, and cannot take precedence of the English or any other translation, only as it is more correctly translated, for which it has been always highly esteemed; but still it cannot supercede the original. Our brother says, that in this version the word in Daniel 9:27, is the same as in Daniel 7:25, and in Daniel 12:7. But are the words the same in the Hebrew? What he says with regard to the English, he might have here added in regard to the Greek version, viz., “All can see that if the word in the original is not the same, all such references to the use of the term” Emisus in the Greek, “Bible are not pertinent, and not only so, but are calculated to mislead.”HST January 24, 1844, page 187.2

    But it may be asked, Is it claimed that the crucifixion was not in the middle of the week? It is not. But it is claimed that the word under consideration is not sufficient evidence of it. If is proved that our Savior was crucified near A. D. 30, then he must have preached but about three and half years and died in the middle of the week; but if it can be demonstrated that he was crucified in A. D. 33, it must have been near the end of the week. As 69 weeks, or 483 years of the 2300 were fulfilled when our Savior entered his ministry, there would remain 1817 years from that event.—Luke says he began to be about 30 years of age, when he commenced his labors; all chronologers now admit that he was born at least four years before A. D. 1, and must therefore have been 30 in A. D. 26. The 1817 years from A. D. 26, carry to A. D. 1843, Jewish time, when if Christ was just 30 the days must end, unless an error can be shown in chronology. And no more latitude can be given to the phrase, about A. D 1843, than Luke gives to “about thirty years of age.” If Luke was exact, then such must be the later date; and, if any, the same latitude must be given to each.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.3

    With regard to the time of the crucifixion, end of the week and harmony of the prophetic periods, we think nothing more need now be said in addition to the evidences which have already been presented to show their termination at the very door.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.4

    History and State of the Cause


    The doctrine of a millennium has been held ever since the canon of Scripture was closed. The word millennium signifies nothing more nor less than a thousand years. A little more than a hundred years ago, Dr. Whitby, author of a large commentary, wrote a book of about 800 pages, to show that the millennium will be a thousand years of glory to the Church, before the resurrection, instead of beginning at the first resurrection, as Scripture plainly shows. Doddridge, Scott, and others, fully embraced this pleasing notion, and the Church have eagerly drank it in. There have been many humble souls however, like Joshua Spaulding, Congregational minister at Salem, Mass. Amzi Armstrong, Presbyterian Doctor of Divinity, in New Jersey, and a host of others, who never embraced it.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.5

    Those who receive Dr. Whitby’s comment, instead of God’s word, cannot look for Christ’s personal return now. Hence they must give fanciful interpretations of all the Scriptures which teach us to “look,” and eagerly long for his return to receive his disciples to himself.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.6

    It is this doctrine which opposes the strongest barrier to the second Advent faith. More than twenty years ago, William Miller, of Low Hampton, N. Y., had his attention arrested by the Scriptures which show that corrupt, blasphemous, and oppressive powers, are to continue till the judgment sits, and the everlasting kingdom is possessed by Christ and his saints. He also noticed the prophetic periods, and their harmony in ending with the year 1843. He first published his views in the Vermont Telegraph in 1831, and afterwards collected them in a pamphlet which he distributed gratuitously. An edition of his most important lectures was printed in 1836, and excited considerable attention.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.7

    In 1838 Josiah Litch, an Episcopal Methodist preacher in Massachusetts, published a work entitled, “The Probability of the Second Coming of Christ about A. D. 1843, shown by a comparison of Prophecy with History, up to the present time, and an explanation of those Prophecies which are yet to be fulfilled.” He commences his Preface by saying, “The writer would here acknowledge himself indepted to Mr. William Miller’s valuable Lectures for the leading ideas of this book.” In that work, it was clearly shown that the fifth and sixth of the seven trumpets relate to the Ottoman Power, and that the period of Mahomedan ascendency over the Eastern or Greek division of the Roman Empire, would end in August 1840. The events fully confirmed the exposition, but instead of waking up the world, they were overlooked, or denied. But many were aroused to examine that system of truth to which God has so manifestly set his seal. In 1840, Joshua V. Himes, a minister in the Christian Connection, commenced the Signs of the Times in Boston. It was at first without subscribers or funds, and was published but once in two weeks, but it gradually excited attention all over the country,—tracts and occasional papers were also scattered, a host of faithful lecturers were raised up, and in 1842, camp-meetings were held, which were the means of bringing multitudes into the faith. The last one of the season was in November, at Newark, N. J. On the 17th of the same month Brother Himes commenced the Midnight Cry in New York, daily for twenty-six numbers. At the end of that time, means were furnished for scattering large numbers over the country, which were faithfully distributed, and though we made very little effort to obtain regular subscribers, they have continued to increase till our regular edition is nearly 5000. A paper called the Second Advent of Christ has also been issued a year at Cleveland, O., and added much to the interest in that region. The Glad Tidings was published 13 weeks at Rochester, by Br. Himes, and the Western mid, Cry is now issued weekly by him at Cincinnati, edited by Enoch Jacobs, Methodist Protestant Minister, and formerly editor of the New York Luminary. The Philpdelphia Alarm was published by Bro. Litch, in Philadelphia, for several months, and some of the numbers, of large size and great value, very widely scattered. The Second Advent Witness, The Jubilee Trumpet, and various other papers have also, at different times been published in this country, and 2 or 3 in Canada, one of which, called the Voice of Elijah, is largely circulated in Great Britain and the Provinces. Meetings are held regularly in all the large cities in the States, and many are going to and fro, lecturing to crowds of deeply interested hearers.—During the year more than thirty-five hundred letters have been received at this office, and they continue to come, expressing the faith, and manifesting the zeal of the thousands of believers scattered abroad. Still, we are every where a minority, and we know that the truth on this subject will be despised by the multitude till Christ comes to their sudden consternation; but we gladly labor in the joyful hope that a remnant will be saved. May you, reader, be of that number. Mid. Cry.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.8

    Another Infidel Reclaimed


    Dear Brother Bliss:—Having for many years been an avowed Infidel, supporting infidel presses, building up infidel societies, and doing what little I in my feeble capacity could do to overthrow the Christian religion and to build up infidelity, I feel it as a duty incumbent upon me to renounce to the world and to my former associates my previous course of life. Believing as I now do that there is a God who takes cognizance of men’s actions, who hears and answers prayer, and that He has also made a revelation of his will to man, through the scriptures of Divine truth, and that they are able to make us wise unto salvation, if we will but listen to the voice of reason. Having an opportunity last September of seeing and conversing with Father Miller, and hearing him lecture, I was led to search the scriptures to see whether these things were so, and the result is I am now a firm beleiver in the doctrine of the Second Advent nigh. And I feel to rejoice that God has raised up such able and powerful ministers to give the midnight cry, who are able to contend so succesfully against the powers of darkness. O! that God would raise up more labourers, for truly the harvest is great, and the labourers are few. The churches are sleeping upon the very brink of eternity. It pains my heart to see professing Christians sneer and curl the lip in scorn at the idea of the Second Advent of the blessed Saviour.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.9

    There is nothing that rejoices my heart more than to think I shall soon see the King in all his beauty, that I shall soon be with him in the new heavens and new earth, surrounded with an immortal atmosphere, where sin and sorrow can never come, where a scoffing world will scoff no more. It is a pleasing thought to the Christian, one that loves the appearing of his Saviour, to think that he shall soon see him coming down the parted skies, with all the celestial train, to take his children from this sin-cursed earth to the immortal paradise of God. Kimball Ford. Danbury, N. H., Jan. 8th, 1844.HST January 24, 1844, page 187.10

    The Signs of the Times


    “The Lord is at Hand.”

    BOSTON, JANUARY 24, 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 24, 1844, page 188.1

    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 24, 1844, page 188.2

    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 24, 1844, page 188.3

    The Seven Times of Leviticus 26


    Why They are Repeated Four Times

    The promises of God to our father Abraham, to give him and his seed the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession, are unconditional, and are yet to be fulfilled to all that are of the faith of Abraham; but the conditional promises, which have been made to the Jewish nation, as they have refused to comply with all the conditions upon which the promises were given, are rendered a nullity; the covenant with them is broken. We find in Genesis 13:14-17, that the Lord said to Abraham, when he had gone into the promised land, “Lift up now thine eyes and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward; for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed FOREVER. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it, and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee: Again the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, and said to him, 15:5-7.“Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. And he said unto him. I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.” Again the Lord promised, 17:8.“And I will give unto thee and to thy seed after thee the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”HST January 24, 1844, page 188.4

    These promises, which were absolute and unconditional, have never been fulfiled, either to Abraham or his seed: for although Stephen says that Abraham removed him into the land, where the Jews afterward dwelt, yet the Lord, Acts 7:5,“Gave him none inheritance in it, no not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession and to his seed after him.” Paul also shows us, Hebrews 11:8, 9, 12, 13, that “Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed,” and “sojourned in the LAND OF PROMISE, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.” “Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. These all died in the faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” We find therefore that while the seed of Abraham have been made thus numerous, the land has not been given either to him or them. Paul defines the land to be the world, and his seed those who should be of his faith: Romans 4:13. “For the promise that he should be heir of the world, was not to Abraham or his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” “Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.” Again Paul says, Galatians 3:29, that “if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”HST January 24, 1844, page 188.5

    Four hundred and thirty years after the promise was made to Abraham, “that he should be the heir of the world,” and while his descendants were in affliction in the land of Egypt, the Lord appeared unto Moses in the land of Midian, as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and said, Exodus 6:4. “I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.” He also promised to bring there the children of Israel, saying, 8 v. “And I will bring you unto the land, concerning which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage;” They were not however then to possess the land; but were only to be brought there to sojourn in it, as strangers and pilgrims, like their fathers, and to be put under a system of training, by which they should be qualified to inherit the promises to Abraham. When they should have complied with God’s requirements, the land was to be given them; but then the Lord assured them it was still his, saying, Leviticus 25:23. “The land shall not be sold forever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and sojourners with me.” And David said, Psalm 39:12, “I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.”HST January 24, 1844, page 188.6

    The Lord then gave Israel his laws and commandments, and ordinances, and commanded them, saying, Leviticus 26:1, 2, “Ye shall make no idols nor graven image, neither rear up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God. Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.” Upon the condition of their complying with these requirements, they were to remain in that land as a nation until they should have completed their probation; and then the Lord would remember his covenant with Abraham and all of his faith, to give them the land for their everlasting possession, would set his tabernacle among them, and would himself walk among them.HST January 24, 1844, page 188.7

    The Condition


    This was the condition and the promise, Leviticus 26:3-13. “If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments and do them; THEN will I give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit: And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing-time; and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall tall before you by the sword. For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bond-men, and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.”HST January 24, 1844, page 188.8

    If the Jews did not comply with the requirements of the Lord, with these conditions, these promises were to be of no effect: for, said the Lord, 26:14-17. “BUT if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; and if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you, I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain: for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you, and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.”HST January 24, 1844, page 188.9

    Duration of Their Punishment


    If, after the infliction of all these judgmenst, the Jews would hearken unto the Lord and forsake their sins, then the Lord would pardon them, and continue them as a nation till he should perfect them; but if they would not, they were to be punished seven times, or 2450 years, Leviticus 26:18-29. “And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.”HST January 24, 1844, page 188.10

    The seven times punishment are mentioned four times in succession, and each time with some additional punishment. This has led some to suppose that the seven times were to be repeated four times, making 4X7=28 times. But the fact of their being repeated, does not prove four, or more than one such successive period, any more than the 136th psalm, where the Lord promised to have mercy upon Israel forever, and repeated it 26 times, proves that he will have mercy for 26 forevers. Another reason given for its being repeated, is drawn from Genesis 41:17-32, where it is recorded that Pharaoh dreamed of seeing seven fat kine devoured by seven lean kine, and again dreamed that seven good ears of corn were devoured by seven lean ears. This was interpreted by Joseph to denote seven years of plenty to be succeeded by seven years of famine; and not two periods of each. “And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one; and for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.” It is therefore argued that the seven times are repeated four times for the same reason. But it is believed that there is still another, yet greater reason for its being thus repeated, viz., that after the commencement of the seven times, the Jews as a nation were to have four great opportunities of being restored to their former estate, and having the balance of the seven times remitted, if they would hearken unto the Lord and be reformed by the punishments which they should then have endured. But if they would not hearken or be reformed by those things, they were yet to be punished the full seven times for their sins.HST January 24, 1844, page 188.11

    By comparing the history of the Jews with this prophecy, the force of this application will be seen. After their entrance into the land of promise. where they were to sojourn during their heirship and probation, the Lord drove out the inhabitants before them, and gave them judges about the space of 450 years, till the time of Samuel the prophet: afterwards they desired a king, and God gave them Saul for the space of 40 years; but he for his wickedness was rejected of the Lord, who chose David, and promised to give him and his seed the throne of Israel forever. Psalm 89:20-37. “I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in thy name shall his horn be exalted. I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation. Also I will make him my first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. My mercy will I keep for him forevermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; if they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be estabed forever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven.” 132:11-14. “The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them; their children also shall sit upon thy throne for evermore. For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest forever; here will I dwell; for I have desired it.”HST January 24, 1844, page 189.1

    Notwithstanding all the goodness of the Lord and all his mighty works, the Jews were ever a stiff necked and rebellious race, so that, Psalm 78:31-39, 64-62 “The wrath of God came upon them. and smote down the chosen men of Israel. For all this, they sinned still and believed not his wondrous works. Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble. When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God. And they remembered that God was their Rock, and the high God their Redeemer. Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant. But he being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.” 54—62. “And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased. He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents. Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies: But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images. When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhored Israel: so that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men; and delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy’s hand. He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.” Thus the nation continued a rebellious race, but independent of their enemies until the days of Manasseh, a wicked and idolatrous prince, who, 2 Chronicles 33:9, 10, made Judah and the inhabitants to err, and to do worse than the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel. And the Lord spake to Mauasseh and his people: but he would not hearken. Therefore the Lord threatened, 2 Kings 21:12-16, to bring “such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth it, both his ears shall tingle;” and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. And I will forsake the remnant of mine inheritance, and deliver them into the hand of their enemies; and they shall become a spoil to all their enemies; because they have done that which was evil in my sight, and have provoked me to anger, since the day their fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day,” 2 Chronicles 33:11. “Wherefore the Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.”HST January 24, 1844, page 189.2

    Thus the punishments in Levit. 26. which were to come upon them if they did not hearken to the Lord, were fulfilled to the 16th verse, and they that hated them, reigned over them. This subjection of Manasseh to the Assyrians, is placed by the best chronologists, B. C. 677.HST January 24, 1844, page 189.3

    The First Opportunity for Pardon


    Notwithstanding the supremacy had departed from Israel, and their enemies were reigning over them, yet the Lord, ever gracious and merciful, did not send the whole nation into captivity, but gave them an opportunity to return, but they would not; therefore the Lord said, Leviticus 26:18-20, “And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins,” [or 2520 years from the time their enemies ruled over them at Manassah’s captivity.” 19, 20. “And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.” 2520 years, beginning B. C. 677 would terminate about A. D. 1843, to which time the kingdom was to be subjected, if they refused to listen to the word of God. Although an opportunity was thus granted them for repentance, and Manasseh was permitted to return to his throne in Jerusalem, yet the people did sacrifice still in the high places, and continued tributary to the Assyrians, till the days of Jehoiachin, who, 2 Kings 24:9-17, “did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done. At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was beseiged. And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did beseige it. And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon look him in the eighth year of his reign. And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said. And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten thousand captives, and all craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land. And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon. And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, and all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon. And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.”HST January 24, 1844, page 189.4

    The Second Opportunity for Pardon


    The Lord did not here make a full end of that rebellious nation: a portion of them still remained in their own land, their temple was still standing, and one of the line of David was still on the throne. Here then was another opportunity for the nation again to return to the allegiance of their rightful Sovereign, and thus shorten the duration of their servitude, which must otherwise be continued to its end. Here then may come in the condition in Leviticus 26:21, 22. “And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number, and your high-ways shall be desolate.” They did still continue to walk contrary unto the Lord, and would not hearken unto him, so that their punishment was not here remitted, nor its duration shortened; but Zedekiah, 2 Chronicles 36:12-20, “did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet, speaking from the mouth of the Lord. And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the Lord God of Israel. Moreover, all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen, and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling-place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon. And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. And them that had escaped from the sword, carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia.” Here was fulfilled the prophecy of Ezekiel uttered in the seventh year of Zedekiah’s reign respecting that prince and Israel, Ezekiel 21:25-27. “And thou profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end. Thus saith the Lord God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown; this shall not be the same; exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it; and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.”HST January 24, 1844, page 189.5

    Thus the nation was no more to have a prince of their own till Shiloh should come. They had rejected the second opportunity they were to enjoy for regaining the favor of God.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.1

    To be Continued.

    Second Advent Conference in Boston


    Providence permitting, it is purposed to hold a Second Advent Conference at the Tabernacle in this city, commencing Jan. 28th, and continuing several days.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.2

    During the progress of the Advent cause, the hearts of thousands of His children have been gladdened by the prospect of the Savior’s near approach; and thousands of souls have been converted from the dominion of Satan to the service of Christ, and made joyful in the prospect of the Savior’s return. The evidence of his near approach still grows bright and clearer; and as we would occupy till the Lord come, and continue to be faithful in presenting the evidence of his approach, and warning the world to prepare for his coming, we would rejoice to meet a goodly number of our Advent brethren in Conference, that we may comfort the hearts of each other, consider such questions as concentrate a unity of feeling, and mature our plans for continued usefulness, while time may continue, and for the more extensive diseminating of these truths.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.3

    Bro. Miller is expected to be present to lecture each evening, and we trust that many may be edified and strengthened in the faith, and others converted to the truth. All to whom this cause is dear are invited to be present. And mny the God of Israel bless us with his cheering presence. J. V. HIMES.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.4

    Bro. A. M. Osgood has resigned his charge as pastor of the church in Salem, N. H., and, in company with Bro. O. Eastman, has gone to the great West to labor in the vicinity of Rochester.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.5

    He preached last Sabbath at Worcester, on his way there.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.6

    To Correspondents. We received, some weeks since, from some brother, an extract from a sermon by a minister in Enfield, Ct. on the dark day immediately after its occurrence. We wish to publish it, but have mislaid it, and forgot who sent it. If the sender of it will forward another copy, he will very much oblige us.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.7

    Will Dr. Crary send us his promised extract on the dark day, and the testimony respecting the falling stars, Nov. 13th, 1833, in the Gulf of Genoa, and the Dardanelles?HST January 24, 1844, page 190.8

    Greenville, N. Y.—Bro. A. N Bently writes: “There are a few good Second Advent brethren in this vicinity, and we need the prayers of others, although we are not permitted to see each other face to face now; nevertheless, we can pray for each other, that we may have grace sufficient for the day in which we live, and to enable us to hold out faithful unto the end—and the prayers of the righteous now availeth much. Now may the God of peace keep both you and us unspotted from the world—from looking back and placing our affections on this present evil world, as Lot’s wife did upon Sodom, that we may so run as to obtain a crown of righteousness at the end of the race, which our beloved brother Paul said was laid up for him and for all that loved the appearing of Jesus.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.9

    Opposition in the M. E. Church—Zion’s Herald, vs. “Millerism.”


    “Millerism fatal to Missions and Religion”—“great plans of modern Christianity,”—“book of time,”—restoration of the Jews.’HST January 24, 1844, page 190.10



    The second objection of our brother of the Herald against “Millerism,” is expressed as follows. “At the beginning, while yet but few decidedly received Mr. Miller’s predictions, the whole public mind was interested in them. Those who would not hazard a word in their favor, still feared they might be true. This vague anxiety showed itself in a general interest in religion. But now that the time is passing away, we behold a universal reaction. During fifteen years past there has not been another period of equal indiffrence in religion.”HST January 24, 1844, page 190.11

    Yes, the whole public mind was interested not in Mr. Miller’s predictions, but in his “lectures on the second coming of Christ;” and this “showed itself in a general interest in religion.” And we challenge our brother of the Herald, to point out a single case where the advent doctrine has been clearly and fully presented, and its believers treated with common fairness, in which the condition of things has not been more than usually prosperous in all respects; and these cases, at least, are exceptions to the “universal reaction” and “indifference to religion,” of which he speaks. We also give the challenge, on the other hand, to point out a single case where the doctrine has been opposed, and its believers silenced or treated with scorn and contempt, without producing the state of things deplored by the Herald. Its philosophy, therefore, appears to us as unsound as its theology in the case. It is of the same nature, precisely, of that which has so often deplored the “awful effects” of Methodism in similar terms, and is as prevalent as it becomes necessary to give an appearance of plausibility to the position of those who use it.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.12

    It would not of course be consistent with the position of the Editor among his “theological” peers to think of any other cause for the state of things deplored by him, than that to which he refers us, though every experiment in the case contradicts the supposition. There are other causes which nothing but a miracle could prevent from producing the “indifference” of which he complains.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.13

    Among the “awful effects of Millerism,”—to adopt the current logic of the day, which turns the occasion of all the mobs and the outrages of the land into a justifiable cause of these outrages—it has turned a large portion of the controling agencies and organs of the church into agencies of lying and scoffing and blasphemy. Scarcely had Mr. Miller’s views begun to produce this “general interest in religion,” than the leading periodicals of every sect, in concert with those which were of no sect, or opposed to all sects, commenced a sharp fire upon the “fanatics” who were “disturbing the churches” by devoting themselves as the humble instruments of promoting if.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.14

    This was accompanied by a storm of nonsense, perverted truth, and denunciation from the heavier ordinance, mounted at the theological depots which are now used for the manufacture and defence of “modern Christianity.”HST January 24, 1844, page 190.15

    To this running and random fire from the musquetry of the press, and the artillery of the schools, was added a general charge by nearly the whole line of pulpit cavalry, bearing down upon the enemy in manouvres often as ludicrous or imposing as I if they were rallying “the church” to a last “mission,” for the extermination of mad dogs or tigers.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.16

    The Orthodox “Puritan,” “Observer,” “Evangelist,” etc, in unison with the Infidel “Investigator,” the Baptist “Watchman,” “Advocate” and “Secretary,” with the Universalist, “Trumpet,” “Intelligencer” and “Tribune,” and a swarm of other kindred sheets—the grave Episcopal “Churchman” and “Witness,” with the sparkling and profane “Herald of Freedom,”—the parent Methodist “Advocate,” with some or all of its branches, in sweet concert with the nondescript “Olive Branch;” and “Zion’s Herald,” with the infamous “NewYork Herald:”—all these, with others which we must ask pardon for omiting, led the way and were followed up in the crusade, by a series of wood cut prints in caricature of scenes and events which are exhibited in the word of God as of the most sublime and awful interest to the church and the world? What this “strange” and unmerciful onslaught failed to accomplish, the schools and the pulpits, it appears, have completed.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.17

    The honor of sustaining this popular movement by those who fill the Professors chair in our theological schools, to say nothing of others who have proved themselves worthy candidates for the chair, is to be divided between Bangor, Andover, Newton, Middletown, Lane and Oberlin. And who can wonder at the result, since their ill-directed fire has performed this surprising and complicated work? 1. Each battery has destroyed itself by turning the fire of one section upon another. 2. Each in turn, has demolished its neighbor and ally. And 3, all have exploded “Millerism” and the word of God,—including, according to their own testimony, the “general interest in religion.”HST January 24, 1844, page 190.18

    If the world cannot sleep comfortably after so many D. D’s and Professors have proved, in the same breath, that the state of the world is both too good and too bad for “the end to come yet”—that “the Prophecies cannot be understood until they have been fulfilled,” and then prove, from the same Prophecies, that the world is to stand for a thousand years—that it is “horrible blasphemy! thus to dictate to the Almighty; as they declare Mr. Miller has done, in giving his opinion of the interpretation and termination of the prophetic periods, and then go right on and commit the same “blasphemy” of telling us how these same periods have been fulfilled, or are to be fulfilled though “not yet”—that Peter is mistaken who tells us that God hath spoken by the mouth of of all his holy Prophets since the world began” of “the times of restitution of all things”—that the old Prophetic scriptures which speak of Christ’s second coming, were fulfilled before he came the first time; that Christ is never to return again to our earth,” in like manner as he went into Heaven”—and that “the resurection is past already.” If all this has not “overthrown the faith of” the church, and given rise to this “universal indifference and apathy in religion,”—we may bid defiance to earth and hell to put in operation a system of means which can produce these results.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.19

    Is it by these means that the anticipations of the Savior are to be realized?—When the Son of man cometh shall he find faith on the earth? Thus it is written; and all things that are written must be fulfilled.HST January 24, 1844, page 190.20

    If the effects of the war are not such as the Herald records, if the mischeivous cause of the late “interest in religion” has not been sufficiently “exploded,” “used up,” & c. etc. to be “going down” by this time, it must live forever. And we can assure our brother that there are thousands who adopt the exulting language of the primitive church,—“Thanks be to God who always causeth us to triumph in Christ,” whose interest in religion has experienced no abatement by the “reaction” or the “passing of time”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.1

    We very much fear his sources of consolation will prove as “fatal” to himself, as he fears the “disappointment” of the Mlillerites will be to them. “We can only pray that” he and his coadjutors “may have grace to” prepare them for the worst. “The effects of their” course are “inevitatable.” Such “revolutions never go back.” What they have seen is but “the beginning of the end,” even if the Millerites should be “disappointed.”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.2

    The only arguments by which Br. S. attempts to meet these “heterodoxical, “novel,” and “wrong opinions”—this “fatal” theological error;” and the “obvious evidence” by which he proves “Millerism” to be what he so characteristically denominates it, are as remarkable and “natural” as the philosophy by which he accounts for the state of the “missionary cause” and of “religion.” Here is the first:—HST January 24, 1844, page 191.3

    “It would be useless to enter here into arguments against the chronological position of Millerism. Christianity required 4000 years for its introduction, and has not yet been in operation 2000. Strange as it may seem, that God in writing the book of time should make the preface twice as long as the main record itself, yet we know that no considerations can shake the confidence of those who with sincere hearts, though mistaken minds, are looking for the immediate appearing of their Lord.”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.4

    As our brother has not referred us to chapter and verse of the book for which alone we have any great respect in such cases, where this “book of time” which he says “God” has been “writing” is mentioned; and as it must agree, supposing such a book could be found, with the “time” he has written in the “book” which has been given to us all; and as this book has proved itself true in so many cases both as to “time” and event, there are the best “arguments” in the world why “no considerations,” drawn from any other book can shake the confidence of those who are looking for what it promises.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.5

    But this argument (?) of the Herald is taken from a “book” written by the Rev. L. Dimick,” to prove “the end not yet;” and as its “arguments” were not found in the old Book of books, they were to us not only “useless” but perfectly silly, including the one before us.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.6

    Besides, supposing such a “book of time” to have been written, who is authorised to tell us where “the preface” is to be separated from “the main record?’ Without some such authorised direction we do not see why some champion “of modern Christianity” a 1000 years hence, supposing time to continue according to the argument under consideration, might not refer to this same “book of time,” and prove the end to be farther off than ever, by simply assuming that “the preface” run down to the celebrated epoch—the recovery of “the church” from the “awful effects of Millerism,” and the time after that to be “the main record!” And a repetition of the appeal to this same “book of time” could put off the end forever! Surely this book, or the argument at least, should be put into the canonical authorities of “the church,” & the inventor of it deserves to be cannonised. It would be a complete antidote to all “fanaticism” of this kind in “future,” and of course would be hailed as the master attainment “of modern Christianity.”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.7

    “St. Paul,” with his “sincere heart but mistaken mind,” could use but one argument to prove that “the day of the Lord” might not “come” at any time, but the arguments of “modern Christianity” might be multiplied till the “world would not contain the books that should be written.”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.8

    Our “confidence” is so inveterate, our “mistake” so incurable, that these “considerations” rather excite our pity than anything else for those who use them. To us they are “useless,” entirely “useless”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.9

    “The book of time” which we know God has written, and written for us, and to which an apostle has told us “we do well that we take heed” his several chapters in “the main record” before the “introduction of christianity.” To say nothing of the one which speaks of “the days before the flood,” and “the time” connected with it, or of another chapter which speaks of the “time” of the famine of Egypt,—of a third which treats of the “time” of the sojourning of the children of Israel in the land of Egypt—or of a fourth, omitting some others, which speaks of the 70 years captivity, all of which are familiar cases, there is one chapter of a most interesting and important character, intimately connected with the “introduction of christianity,” and so connected also with the “time” included in the remaining chapters, that its fulfilment makes sure the great point that “at the time appointed the end shall be.” And no “argument” or “considerations” yet presented by the able and active champions of “modern Christianity” have shaken, in the least, our confidence that it will come as “the Chronology of Mr. Miller” has from the first supposed, “about the year 1843.” This book of time does not agree with the old book, and we can have no confidence in it.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.10

    Concluded in our next.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.11

    Letter from Mr. Miller


    Dear Bro. Himes:—I am now, January 8th, 1844, at my home in Low Hampton, after an absence of about nine weeks. The first place I visited was Rochester. Here I found the Second Advent cause very prosperous, under the labors of Bro. Barry, and a number of choice lay brethren. I tarried about eight days at this time, and four or five on my return home. The Lord was with us, and many souls, as we hoped, were converted to God, and many more comforted by the truth, and rejoiced to learn that Jesus was at the door. There is apparently no wavering in our brethren in Rochester. They believe that Christ will come this year, and they say it will be this year until he comes. Amen! So say all. The regular clergy, with but few exceptions, were out against us, crying peace and safety. Dr. Whitehouse, of the Episcopal church, preached an excellent good sound Advent discourse on the last Sabbath of the year 1843, and warmly admonished his people to be ready, for the coming of Christ was at the door. A few more such men as Dr. Whitehouse, would take off the stigma in part attached to the D. D.’s in this country. One of the D. D.’s in Rochester, Mr. Lucky, of the Methodist church, wrote a pamphlet against Millerism, called his lords and ladies into the house of the Lord, made a great feast of oysters and other picknics, Belshazzer like, drank their coffee and tea, and eat their costly delicaces, & sold their ice cream and sweet meats, and his pamphlet against the second advent of the dear Savior. The night before I left, another of the reverend gentlemen had his picnic feast at a public house or hall, and sold as above his tickets, ice cream, and sweetmeats. I was happy to hear that some of the churches of the different sects did not approve of such Babylonian feasts; and I do hope in my soul, that not all of these sectarian churches will be found “eating and drinking with the drunken” when Christ shall come. I am astonished that these reverend gentlemen do not see themselves in the glass of God’s word; and I would recommend them to read Luke 14:12-14. Matthew 24:48-51. Luke 13:25-28. 2 Peter 2:1-3. Jude 10. to 21. These are the last times surely.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.12

    From Rochester I went to Lockport. Here I was received by Elder Galusha, a man of God; and in his family was kindly entertained for more than a week His meeting house and heart were open to receive the blessed news of Christ’s coming. Bro. Barry and myself labored here in three meetings a day for eight days. The Lord gave us a number of precious souls, as evidence of the truth, and the appearance was, that the Baptist church, with many more from other churches, would all believe in the Second Advent doctrine. Bro. Galusha remains firm, and I think will, by God’s providence, be obliged to go forth and give the midnight cry, and proclaim “the hour of his judgment has come.”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.13

    I next visited Buffalo, where we found no place for Christ’s second advent in any of the elegant places of worship of which this city abouds. But the proprietor, or agent of the theatre, opened the same for our reception. This gentleman treated the subject and ourselves in the most kind and rational manner, for which he has my warmest gratitude. The theatre was crowded every evening to overflowing, and well filled in the day time, notwithstanding all the clergy in the city advised their floating members not to go to the Miller meeting, as they call our Second Advent lectures.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.14

    We next visited Lewiston on the Niagara river, six or seven miles below the falls. Here I gave a course of lectures to the people under the charge of Elder Craighorn. Many came from the Canada side; and we had a good time. The people were very attentive, and we hope many went away to read and pray. I was here challenged to a debate by a Universalist minister, as at Rochester and Lockport. They are as displeased about Christ’s coming as any of the sects, although they pretend to believe that all men will be happy in the next world. I will not contend with them; it would in fact be an admission that they might be right, which I cannot for a moment believe. Michael would not contend with the devil. Why? Because he would not admit he could be right. Was he affraid of the devil? No. But he said “the Lord rebuke thee, Satan.” And so say I to his ministry.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.15

    The next place I visited was Penfield, where Bro. Bernard is pastor. I staid a week in this place. Some souls were converted, and many were brought to believe in the Second Advent, and reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on the earth. The Methodist and Presbyterian ministers, like the Prarisees in the days of Christ, would not go in themselves nor suffer others to go if they could hinder them; yet the house was full; and so methinks these evil servants will find it in the day of his coming; a house full and they themselves shut out; for if they are ignorant it is wilful ignorance. I understood they took much pains to report the foolish stories about stone walls and new houses, etc. When pretended servants of God take such a course, we know they have not the spirit of Christ, and are none of his. A large number of Baptist ministers came out and confessed their faith in the doctrine. Some of them will go forth and give the cry. Bro Bernard and Galusha must go forth or the Lord will not prosper them. If they go forth they will do much good, as there is a great call for help in that region.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.16

    I then left Penfield and returned to Rochester, where I staid a few days and then started for home. I came to my old friend’s, John Mc Murrey, in Lansingburgh, staid there one night, went to meeting and found Bro. Moore in the enjoyment of the Advent faith, and laboring alone in a protracted meeting. The few Second Advent brethren in this place are firm and unwavering in looking for that blessed hope.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.17

    On Saturday Jan. 6th, I arrived at home, having been absent from home about eight weeks, and given 85 lectures; I have seen a number of infidels converted to God, & more than a hundred have obtained hopes where I have been. Among all the churches where the doctrine of the Second Advent is shut out, I have not heard of one case of revival; and where they have excluded their members for their connection with the Adventists, they are to all appearance cursed of God. And why should it not be so? Has not God commanded us all to watch? and what we watch for we expect every moment; therefore when we say we expect him this year, we certainly break no Bible rule.HST January 24, 1844, page 191.18

    It is one of the most unnatural and unacountable things ever heard of, that the Christian churches should exclude this doctrine, and their members for this blessed hope. I know some of the Baptist churches say they do not exclude them for their faith, but for their communion with the Advent believers. Then if it is not for their faith in a coming Savior, why am I excluded from their pulpits, who have never communed with any but the Baptist church? It is a false plea. But this cannot be the plea of the Methodists and Presbyterians; for they believe in mixed communion. What do they exclude for? I heard of some being excluded for “hymning” Second Advent melodies; others for insanity; when all the insanity proved against them was, they were watching for Christ. Oh God “forgive them for they know not what they do.”HST January 24, 1844, page 191.19

    I have read Bro. Hawley’s article; he appears to labor hard; but in my opinion darkens counsel, and makes nothing clear. I am as ever. Wm. Miller.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.1


    No Authorcode

    BOSTON, JAN. 24, 1844.

    The English Mission


    It has long been our desire to send some efficient laborer to that field. The calls from there have been long and loud for help; on every arrival from there the Macedonian cry has been heard, come over and help us. To these urgent calls we have thus far been unable to respond only by supplying, to the extent of our means, with publications on this subject.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.2

    Bro R. Hutchinson, from Montreal, Canada, a native of England, extensively acquainted in that country and sent from there in 1837, as a Wesleyan Missionary to Canada, has for some time had a great desire to return to the land of his father’s, to proclaim “behold the bridegroom cometh.” For some months past he has published the “Voice of Elijah,” at Montreal, and scattered it all over the British empire. In accordance with his wish to visit England, he came on here expecting to sail in the last steamer, but arrived too late; he then concluded to sail in the next boat, Feb. 1st, but the calls from Canada for him to return have been so loud and urgent, that he has felt it to be his dnty to comply, and return there at least for a season. He will therefore if time continues, return to Montreal and continue his paper, which will be circulated free of postage all over the British empire. He will also respond to calls for lectures on this subject as far as may be practicable. To accomplish these objects he is in want of funds. The shortness of time demands that what we do must be done quickly. May the Lord incline the hearts of his children to do what they can for this important field; and bless the labors of our brother in winning souls to Christ. He is now with us, and funds for this mission may be directed to this office.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.3

    Conference in New York. A Conference will commence in New York City, if time continue, the 6th of February. Mr. Miller is expected to be present.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.4

    We have received an interesting letter from London, which we shall give in our next.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.5

    Notice. A Second Advent Conference may be expected, the Lord willing, at East Ware, N. H. on the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 26th, to continue over the Sabbath. J. Weston.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.6

    We perceive by the Western Midnight Cry, that Bro. Fitch has lost another son; making two in one month. Bro. Fitch praises the Lord that death is soon to be destroyed.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.7

    Communications for Elder Wm. H. Ireland should be sent to East Newport, Me., instead of Eastport, as was stated a week or two since in our paper.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.8



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    Herald of the Bridegroom.—A Warning, in which the troubles that await the enemies of the King Eternal are considered:—And the APPEARING OF OUR LORD TO GATHER HIS SAINTS AS THE NEXT EVENT TO BE LOOKED FOR, is shown, by a Scriptural exhibition of the order of events from the fall of the Papacy down to the establishment of the EVERLASTING KINGDOM. By A. Hale.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.10

    Notice is given to those writing to Mr. Miller, that to avoid imposition he will take no letters from the Post Office but those paid.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.11

    Tracts! Tracts!! Tracts!!! We have already published half a million of those little tracts, which we noticed in our last, many of which are scattered; but have thus far received very little for their circulation. We shall soon publish another sheet of 18 tracts, the titles of which we hope to give in our next.HST January 24, 1844, page 192.12

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