The Great Second Advent Movement: Its Rise and Progress


Unable to Refute the Six Sermons

The Methodist minister in the town where I lived, and who had previously joined in preaching the advent doctrine in 1843, received the Six Sermons, read it, and admitted to his church members that he was unable to refute the doctrine; but on finding that many of his church members were accepting it, he advised others not to read the book, as they “would believe the doctrine if they read it.” In the month of September, 1844, after this minister returned from the annual conference, he arose in his pulpit and publicly renounced the advent doctrine, and humbly asked the pardon of the church for ever inviting the lecturers to speak in the house. GSAM 179.3