The Sanctuary

The Crosier Article on “The Sanctuary” (Explanatory Note)

This article, “The Sanctuary” was printed in the “Day-Star Extra” in 1846. Regarding it, Mrs. White wrote in a letter to Brother Eli Curtis under date of April 21, 1847: SANC i.1

“I believe the Sanctuary to be cleansed at the end of the 2300 days, is the New Jerusalem Temple, of which Christ is a minister. The Lord shew me in vision, more than one year ago, that Brother Crosier had the true light, on the cleansing of the Sanctuary, etc; and that it was His will, that Brother C. should write out the view which he gave us in the The Day-Star Extra, February 7, 1846. I feel fully authorized by the Lord, to recommend that Extra, to every saint.”-A Word to the “Little Flock,” printed in 1847. SANC i.2

In the Advent Review of September 1850, the Crosier article was reprinted, seemingly in full. SANC i.3

In the Advent Review, printed at Auburn, in 1850, this article was again reprinted, but two and a half very important paragraphs were omitted. These were also omitted in a partial reprint of the article in the The Review and Herald, September 1852. SANC i.4

These essential two and a half paragraphs omitted from the later reprints of the article have been copied in this document, in italics, in order to clearly point out to the reader the portion omitted from the later reprints. They will be found on pages 3 and 4 of this copy. [CD-ROM Editor’s Note: The italics have been lost.] SANC i.5

Before copying this article, all Scripture references have been verified. For the convenience of the reader the figures used in the Scripture references have been changed from the Roman numerals to the Arabic. Where references were made, giving, “ch.” referring to a book before mentioned, we have in each case substituted the name of the book. Illustrating this is the last Scripture reference in the first paragraph of page 4. It read, “ch 8:1, 2.” In this copy it has been written “Hebrews 8:1, 2.” SANC i.6

Several very evident errors have been corrected in Scripture references and in a few cases where there was a seeming error we have used the reference given, and added “see” and we have given what we believe to be the correct reference. SANC i.7

The long paragraphs have been broken up to make the article more readable. SANC i.8

These mechanical changes have been made to render the article more easily read and more useful for study. W. C. WHITE. October 9, 1931. [CD-ROM Editor’s Note: The 1931 reprint of the Advent Review articles was mimeographed with new paging 1-25.] SANC i.9