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1888 General Conference Session

1888 General Conference Session

The 27th General Conference session was held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 17 to November 4, 1888. This session was notable because of debates about the theology of salvation. An important outcome was a new emphasis on righteousness by faith in Christ.

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  1. The 1888 General Conference Session in Minneapolis

  2. The 27th General Conference session was held in the Seventh-day

    Adventist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 17 to November 4, 1888. This session was notable because of debates about the theology of salvation. An important outcome was a new emphasis on righteousness by faith in Christ.
  3. The Session

  4. A photo taken of the 1888 session attendees at the

    Seventh-day Adventist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, probably near the close of the session in early November.
  5. The General Conference Daily Bulletin from October 19, 1888, announcing

    the commencement of the 1888 session.
  6. Notice in the Adventist Review of the first day of

    proceedings.
  7. lThe Lord in His great mercy sent a most precious

    message to His people through Elders Waggoner and Jones. This message was to bring more prominently before the world the uplifted Saviour, the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. It presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God. Many had lost sight of Jesus. They needed to have their eyes directed to His divine person, His merits, and His changeless love for the human family. All power is given into His hands, that He may dispense rich gifts unto men, imparting the priceless gift of His own righteousness to the helpless human agent. This is the message that God commanded to be given to the world. It is the third angel`s message, which is to be proclaimed with a loud voice, and attended with the outpouring of His Spirit in a large measure.z
  8. Important Participants

  9. George Ide Butler (1834-1918)

  10. Stephen Nelson Haskell (1833-1922)

  11. None
  12. lLet the law take care of itself. We have been

    at work on the law until we get as dry as the hills of Gilboa, without dew or rain. Let us trust in the merits of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
  13. None
  14. Ole Andres Olsen (1845-1915)

  15. William Warren Prescott (1855-1944)

  16. Asa Robinson (1850-1949)

  17. Uriah Smith (1832-1903)

  18. Ellet J. Waggoner (1855-1916)

  19. None
  20. Ellen White (1827-1915)

  21. William Clarence White (1854-1937)

  22. Controversies at the Session

  23. Daniel 7:24

  24. Galatians 3:24

  25. lThere are some differences of views on some subjects, but

    is this a reason for sharp, hard feelings? Shall envy and evil surmisings and imaginings, evil suspicion, hatred, and jealousies become enthroned in the heart? All these things are evil and only evil. Our help is in God alone. Let us spend much time in prayer and in searching the Scriptures with a right spirit--anxious to learn and willing to be corrected or undeceived on any point where we may be in error. If Jesus is in our midst and our hearts are melted into tenderness by His love we shall have one of the best conferences we have ever attended.z
  26. Arianism

  27. None
  28. Righteousness by Faith

  29. Group Pictures from the Years leading up to 1888

  30. California Camp Meeting in 1886

  31. Pacific Press Employees in 1886

  32. Moss Camp Meeting in June 1887

  33. Reno, Nevada, Camp Meeting on June 14, 1888