“During 1895 and 1896, no less than seventh-six Seventh-day Adventists were prosecuted in the United States and Canada for existing Sunday laws. Of these, twenty-eight served terms of various lengths in jails, chain-gang, etc., aggregating 1,144 days, or nearly three and one-half years for a single person.”
Some time ago the question was raised: What did Ellen G. White mean when she described the ‘critical examination’ and ‘close questioning’ of baptismal candidates? In the process of finding out, several quotes from Mrs. White on the subject, as well as contemporary pioneer reports of early Advent baptisms and examinations were collected. These are…
Should Adventists require one another to keep feasts, to not keep feasts, or leave it to the individual conscience? Ellen White and Paul answer definitively
We have no sympathy with the speculations in which many indulge in regard to the nature or order of the Holy Spirit. Whether a person, or an emanation from the Father and Son, as some teach, or a manifestation of the power of God, as others argue, we have no opinion to offer. They who affirm that the Spirit is a person, differ materially among themselves as ot the exact definmition of the term person, and therefore the mere affirmation settles nothing even in their own minds. The being of God is incomprehensible. We accept the fact, and there we stand; reverence forbids that we should advance any further.”
It is incontrovertible that early Adventists were non-Trinitarian; what did they have to say about Trinitarian Sabbath-keepers? Brethren or Ba’al worshippers?
Why should not the Seventh-day Adventist and Seventh-day Baptist harmonize? Why not co-operate? Why not unite in the work and become one without compromising any principle of truth, and without damage to any interest worth preserving? Both are in defense of the law of God. The Bible and the Bible alone is to be the rule of our faith, the sole bond of our union, and they who evade the truth of the Bible will not desire more intimate relationship. But if these two bodies would unite in the Sabbath-school interest, in the effort to open the word of God to the people, a work would be done that would not please the artful foe at all.