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Chapter 20: A Great Religious Awakening


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1. Analyze the first angel’s message of Revelation 14:6, 7, show- ing the exalted character of the work, the rapidity and the world-wide extent of the movement, and the time when it is due. 355:1-356:2[407:1-408:3]

2. How does the rise of the Advent movement resemble that of the great reformation in a manner that suggests the divine origin of both? 357:1 [409:1]

3. What converted Jew traveled as a pioneer herald of the Advent message in many countries of Europe, Africa and Asia? What steps marked his progress from Judaism to Protestantism? 357:2-358:1[409:2-410:2]

4. What views regarding the events connected with Christ’s coming was he led to adopt, and how did his computation compare with that of William Miller? How did he meet those who quoted Matthew 24:36, as indicating that the time for the Second Advent could not be known? 359:1-3 [411:1-3]

5. How many years were spent by Wolff in his travels? What recognition was given him by John Quincy Adams? In what coun- tries and among what peoples did he labor? Among what peoples did he find a belief in the second coming of Christ? 360:2-361:1 [412:2-414:1]

6. How early was the message preached in England? In what respect did the movement there differ from that in the United States? How was it influenced by that movement? 362:2 [414:3]

7. Identify and trace the influence of Lacunza, Bengel, Gaussen. Is the plan to reach parents through children, worthy of consideration today? 363:1-366:1 [415:1-418:1]

8. When men failed or were not permitted to preach, what agency [41] did God use (1.) in the temple courts of Jerusalem, in the days of Christ (2.) in the Scandinavian countries? to herald the Advent mes-
sage 366:2-367:2 [418:2-419:3]

9. What was the relative strength of the ministerial and the lay- men’s work in the powerful Advent proclamation in America? 368:2 [420:2]

10. May we read, not merely as history, but as a promised future experience, the solemn effects of that message? 369:1-3; cf. 611:1- 612:2 [421:1-422:2; cf. 690:1-691:3]

11. The misuse of what words of Christ was and still is used to contradict another plain statement? What is Paul’s testimony on this matter? 370:1-372:1 [423:1-424:2]

12. Why was the rejection of the message a willful rejection of divine light, when, as we now know, Miller and his associates were mistaken? What unworthy motive had led many to accept the mes- sage? How were such affected by the disappointment? 373:3-374:2 [427:1-3]