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When Did the Millerites Think Christ Would Return?

In his study of Daniel 8, Baptist preacher William Miller’s prophecy that Daniel’s cleansing of the sanctuary purified the world from sin when Christ would come. But when did the Millerites think Christ would return? Millerites believed that Jesus Christ would return to earth by October 22, 1844. When that didn’t happen, the “Great Disappointment” …

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A Christian sect called “Millerites” believed that Christ would return by Oct. 22, 1844. When that didn’t happen, the “Great Disappointment” caused them to fall into confusion and disband, with some former Millerites reinterpreting their doctrine and forming the Seventh Day Adventists.

Great Disappointment This article is about religious history. For the AFI song of the same name, see Sing the Sorrow. Part of a series on Adventism William Miller show Background show History show Biographies show Theology show Denominations v t e The Great Disappointment in the Millerite movement was the reaction that followed Baptist preacher …

A Christian sect called “Millerites” believed that Christ would return by Oct. 22, 1844. When that didn’t happen, the “Great Disappointment” caused them to fall into confusion and disband, with some former Millerites reinterpreting their doctrine and forming the Seventh Day Adventists. Read More »