- 2 years ago
The world did not end in March of 1843, as William Miller originally predicted. Miller was a Baptist preacher who spent some time with the holy book and y 1816 found cause in his calculations to determine that ‘43 was the time that Christ would return to us and thus begin the end of times. When Jesus missed that appointment (he must not have had a decent calendar app) Miller rescheduled it to March of ‘44, then October of ‘44, then he called quit on the scheduling of the second comings and goings.
Miller has developed quite a following however and though many of his flock shook off the embarrassment and returned to their previously held belief systems, a fair number of them held onto the second advent beliefs and started a whole new organization. One prominent fellow, Nelson Barbour, kept the message alive in a printed format, with a publication called The Herald of the Morning. The magazine had promoted a new date for the sequel appearance at 1874. As that date came and went, the pub