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Questionable History

Questionable History

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Those who do not understand the past corectly, say the sages, cannot be prepared to meet the future.

The Holy Spirit is arousing world-wide interest in the history and message that has come to be known as "1888."

The evidence set forth herein concerns the very vitals of teh Seventh-day Adventist world mission. It is a study of the "latter rain" outpouring of the Holy Spirit which began in 1888, and has been for a century mysteriously frustrated.
Those who do not understand the past corectly, say the sages, cannot be prepared to meet the future.

The Holy Spirit is arousing world-wide interest in the history and message that has come to be known as "1888."

The evidence set forth herein concerns the very vitals of teh Seventh-day Adventist world mission. It is a study of the "latter rain" outpouring of the Holy Spirit which began in 1888, and has been for a century mysteriously frustrated.

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Some noble proofreader has blushed to see that in thisnew publication, out of eight chapters listed in the “Contents”all but three have incorrect page numbers. But such mechanicalmistakes are nothing when compared with historicalinaccuracies. Chapter 5 in the section, “The 1888 GeneralConference Session,” pages 87 to 95, raises questions. Historyis serious truth because the future of the church depends onour correctly understanding how the Lord has led us in ourpast history.Dr. George Knight is a personal friend whom we hold inhigh esteem. Our purpose in writing is not to pick flaws or to becritical. To speak up in defense of our denominational historyis vitally important to the present and future prosperity of thechurch. This pamphlet is not in any way personal fault-findingbut is another step in our common search for that objective
History That Is
Questionable History
Another look at one chapter in
 A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists
By George R. Knight
(Review and Herald Publishing AssociationHagerstown, MD 21740; 1999)By Donald K. Short and Robert J. Wieland
 
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truth that the church needs to understand more clearly. Christpromised that the Holy Spirit “will guide you into all truth.
Can We Change History?
To his credit Dr. George Knight recognizes that “theMinneapolis General Conference session was one of the mostexplosive and significant meetings the denomination has everhad” (pp. 87, 88). Yes! We need to understand about it. Butthe problem concerns his understanding of what made thismeeting significant.He does not consider that the message the Lord sent inthe 1888 era is something unique.” He is disturbed that certainAdventist writers in the twentieth century have [mistakenly]claimed that the 1888 message of Jones and Waggoner wassomething uniquely Adventist” (p. 90).
“Certain Adventist Writers”
It is very true that “certain Adventist writers” have saidthat Jones and Waggoner brought to the denomination (andto the world) a message that was powerfully unique. Theyare named many times by the author in the text and in thecitations of his 1989 book,
Angry Saints
. The same is evidentin his 1998 work,
A User-Friendly Guide to the 1888 Message
,and in his 1987
From 1888 to Apostasy, the Case of A. T. Jones
 (all published by the Review and Herald).The root of this charge seems to be the 1950 privatedocument,
1888 Re-examined
, later published in 1987 bythese “certain Adventist writers” who author this tract. Theirconfidence and verification of the 1888 message and its historyare based upon the Ellen White record which states to themclearly that it was “the Lord” Himself who sent this message toSeventh-day Adventists as being something very special (TM91).These certain” authors have indeed declared that over theyears this message that the Lord “sent” was endorsed by Ellen
 
 A Serious Consideration
3
White in more than 300 expressions, and that its uniquenesswas validated by many of them. She identified that 1888-eramessage as “the third angel’s message in verity,“the beginning”of the loud cry of Revelation 18, and initial “showers fromheaven of the latter rain.”
No other religions body in history hasbeen given such a unique message to proclaim.
 Does “Repeatedly” Mean An Ambiguous “One”?
However Dr. Knight proclaims: “The facts do not bearout their [these writers’] contention. To the contrary, two of the most influential 1888 participants repeatedly contradictedthat assertion.” To support the “repeatedly” he quotes a singletransposition of two short sentences that Waggoner wroteapologetically to George I. Butler, February 10, 1887, morethan one and one-half years before the existence of “theMinneapolis message.” Knight understands Waggoner deniesthat there was anything unique about his message. Waggoneris defending himself against the charge of troubling the churchwith something novel that he has dangerously invented.In his 71-page letter he explains to the General Conferencepresident his “desire to vindicate the law of God, and to showits perpetuity, its binding claims upon all mankind, and thebeautiful harmony between it and the gospel. The law of Godis the groundwork of all our faith. It may be said to be thebackbone of the Third Angel’s Message” (70). Butler judgedthat he was preaching an unorthodox “new” doctrine. ButWaggoner says his message “is simply a step nearer the faithof the great Reformers from the days of Paul to the days of Luther and Wesley.In this letter (which came to be known as “The Gospel inthe Book of Galatians”) Waggoner contends that he was notproposing any teaching in
conflict
with what Protestants hadalways taught is the gospel. To read his words in context raisesthe question as to whether Dr. Knight misreads the historicalrecord.

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