Monday, October 22, 2007

The Great Disappointment of 1844

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1844 This was the predicted day that Jesus Christ would come again to make the Last Judgment, according to William Miller (1782 - 1849; pictured), an American Baptist preacher, respectable farmer and keen amateur student of scripture, and founder of the Millerites and from it, Seventh Day Adventism ...

... as many as 100,000 followers gathered in makeshift temples and on hillsides to "meet the bridegroom". When midnight came and Christ had not returned, people grew restless, and some walked out. Some even rationalized that allowance must be made for differences of longitude between Palestine and the USA ...

More failed prophecies, in Wilson's Almanac

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