The Adventist religion was founded by William Miller, who was born in the United States in 1782.
An Adventist is one who believes in the second coming of Jesus or the second advent of Jesus. The Adventist denominations are known as conservative protestants.
Seventh-day Adventist Church Church of God (Seventh-Day) Church of God General Conference Church of the Blessed Hope Davidian SDA (Shepherd’s Rod) United Seventh-Day Brethern
This theology is different from other protestant religions, in that they differ whether the intermediate state is unconscious sleep or consciousness.
Whether the ultimate punishment of the evil sinner is annihilation or eternal torment.
Whether evil sinners are resurrected or not.
Miller taught that the second coming of Christ was to be October 22, 1844 and when this did not occur many people gave up on Adventism. The remaining followers still believe in the second coming of Christ.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has approximately 16,000,000 members. The other Adventist denominations which hold slightly different beliefs have smaller memberships.
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