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THE PROPHETIC CHARTS

OF THE PIONEERS FROM


1843 & 1850

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Foreword

Two tables - first for ancient Israel, then for modern Israel
God gave His people of ancient Israel two tables of the Law at Sinai,
written by His own hand. They regulated the connections between
God the Creator, but also to their fellow man. These tables were the fundamental beliefs
for the people of God. Today, God again has a people by which He wants to reveal His
character and His ways1 to the world: That is modern Israel2, the Seventh-day Adventist
church, which came forth from a prophecy of Daniel: “And he said unto me, Unto two
thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Dan 8:14.
William Miller, a pioneer of the Adventist Church, and his co-workers recognized, that the
2,300 prophetic evenings and mornings from Dan 8:14 are equal3 with 2,300 literal years
and this interval began 457 BC and should end in the spring of AD 1844 (after the Jewish
calendar it was the end of the year 1843). The “Adventists” experienced the first
disappointment and after that they determined the second coming of Christ on 22nd October
1844. At that time about 50,000 “Adventists” were then convinced, that at the expiry of
this prophetic time Jesus indeed would return. They assumed that the Sanctuary is the
earth, which Christ would come to cleanse. On the night of 23rd October 1844 the
disappointment was big and only a few pleaded to the LORD that He should give them
clarity.

“Early on the morning following the October 22 disappointment—Edson said to a few


friends who remained at his house, “Let us go out to the barn and pray.”
They entered the barn, shut the door and waited in earnest prayer for light to dawn upon
their minds. The answer came, too. Not while they were in the barn, though they did have
the witness of the Spirit that their prayers were heard; but less than an hour later, as
Edson and his friend were crossing the corn field to visit a neighbor. Arthur Spalding tells
what happened:
About midway of the field Hiram Edson was stopped as with a hand upon his shoulder. He
turned his face to the gray skies, and there seemed to open a view into the third heaven . . .
. He saw Christ as the great high priest going from the Holy Place of the sanctuary into
the Most Holy. ‘And I saw,’ writes Edson, ‘that instead of our High Priest coming out of
the Most Holy of the heavenly sanctuary to come to this earth on the tenth day of the
seventh month, at the end of the 2300 days, He for the first time entered on that day the
second apartment of that sanctuary; and that He had a work to perform in the Most Holy
before coming to this earth.’

1 “God be merciful unto us, and bless us; [and] cause his face to shine upon us. That thy way may be known
upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.“ Ps 67:1-2.
2 “I was shown that those who are trying to obey God and purify their souls through obedience to the truth
are God´s chosen people, His modern Israel.” 2T, 109.
3 “After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, [even] forty days, each day for a year, shall
ye bear your iniquities, [even] forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.“ Numbers 14:34.
“For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred
and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel.“ Ezekiel 4:6.
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“His companion . . . had reached the other side of the field. At the fence he turned, and . . .
he called, ‘Brother Edson, what are you stopping for?’ Edson replied, ‘The Lord was
answering our morning prayer.’ Then, rejoining his friend, he told him of the vision. They
went on their way, discussing the subject, recalling what little study they had made of the
sanctuary, and shaping up the Bible evidence of the revelation.” Captains of the Host, 94.
The Adventists could now understand that Jesus could not come till His work as our Priest
was finished in heaven. When this important truth was shared, good news spread and the
disappointment was seen for the first time in its true light.
The following year more precious light dawned upon the Port Gibson Adventists. Joseph
Bates—apostle of the Sabbath—journeyed there with his Sabbath message.
“Edson . . . now hailed Bates’ message with joy, and kept the next Sabbath. Dr. Hahn
joined him in this. But Crosier said, ‘Better go slowly, brethren, better go slowly. Don't
step upon any plank before you know it will hold you up.’
“‘I have tried the plank already,’ replied Edson, ‘and I know it will hold.’” Ibid, 104.
“It would appear,” wrote Arthur Spalding, “that the Port Gibson company was the
primary Adventist group to step out on the first two planks of the platform being built into
the Seventh-day Adventist faith—the sanctuary and the Sabbath.” Quoted from, the
Pioneer CD ROM.

This is the hour of birth for modern Israel, the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Before the
great disappointment on 22nd October 1844, God gave the first table, the 1843 chart, to
establish the foundational truths for His people. This chart contains all points of belief,
which were believed and preached by the Millerites to convict the people of sin and to turn
back from their evil ways. After the test and great disappointment God gave the second
table, the 1850 chart. On the previous 1843 chart, the wrong calculations were corrected,
namely that Jesus should return in 1843, the old truths of the 1843 chart were confirmed
and in addition the new biblical insights were included.
The reader may now be tuned into the time, where the prophetic charts came into history.
We will focus on the environment of each chart in more detail and
will see what Sister White has to say speaking of those charts and
how they were used in the time of the Millerites.

The 1843 chart 

Without a doubt, the 1843 chart is the result of the will of God. Ellen
White expresses herself in this way:
“I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the
Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He
wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the
figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.” Early Writings, 74–75.

God wanted that chart to be produced in exactly that time of history. Which purpose did
the chart of 1843 have? This we may find in the writings of Ellen White:

1.) Prophecy should be illustrated:


“As early as 1842 the direction given in this prophecy to ‘write the vision, and make it
plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it,’ had suggested to Charles Fitch the
preparation of a prophetic chart to illustrate the visions of Daniel and the Revelation. The
publication of this chart was regarded as a fulfillment of the command given by
Habakkuk.” GC, 392.
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2.) Prophetic events were explained, and the actions of the “man of sin”, (the papacy) at
the end of the world are shown.
“Historical events, showing the direct fulfillment of prophecy, were set before the people,
and the prophecy was seen to be a figurative delineation of events leading down to the
close of of this earth´s history. The scenes connected with the working of the man of sin
are the last features plainly revealed in this earth’s history. The people now have a special
message to give to the world, the third angel’s message…” 2SM, 102.

Both, the Millerites and E. G. White believed that the 1843 chart was a fulfillment of the
following verses of Habakkuk:
“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower; and will watch to see what he
will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me,
and said, Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though
it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Hab 2:1-3.

During the General Conference in the year 1842, brother Charles Fitch, introduced the
1843 chart. On that chart the prophecies from Daniel and Revelation with the relevant
dates/times were represented and explained. Brother Fitch said, “it would simplify the
subject and make it easier for him to present to an audience”, if they would use this chart:

“In May, 1842, a General Conference was convened in Boston, Massachusetts. At the
opening of this meeting, Brethren Charles Fitch and Apollos Hale, of Haverhill, presented
the pictorial prophecies of Daniel and John, which they had painted on cloth, with the
prophetic numbers, showing their fulfillment. Brother Fitch in explaining from his chart
before the Conference, said, while examining these prophecies, he had thought if he could
get out something of the kind as here presented it would simplify the subject and make it
easier for him to present to an audience. Here was more light in our pathway. These
brethren had been doing what the Lord had shown Habakkuk in his vision 2,468 years
before, saying, ‘Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that
readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time.’ Habakkuk 2:2.
Now our history shows that there were hundreds teaching from the same chronological
charts that William Miller was, all of one stamp. Then it was the oneness of the message
all on one theme, the coming of the Lord Jesus at a certain time, 1844.” Joseph Bates,
Early SDA Pamphlets, 17.

The General Conference agreed with brother Fitch and as a result 300 copies of the 1843
chart were printed:
“After some discussion on the subject, it was voted unanimously to have three hundred
similar to this one lithographed, which was soon accomplished. They were called ‘the ‘43
charts.’ This was a very important Conference.“ The Autobiography of Joseph Bates, 263.

James White wrote about the publishing of the chart:


“It was the united testimony of Second Advent lecturers and papers, when standing on ‘the
original faith,’ that the publication of the chart was a fulfillment of Habakkuk 2:2, 3. If the
chart was a subject of prophecy (and those who deny it leave the original faith), then it
follows that B.C. 457 was the year from which to date the 2,300 days. It was necessary
that 1843 should be the first published time in order that ‘the vision’ should ‘tarry,’ or that
there should be a tarrying time, in which the virgin band was to slumber and sleep on the
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great subject of time, just before they were to be aroused by the Midnight Cry.” James
White, Second Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, Band 1, Number 2.

On the 1843 chart the prophetic message is illustrated, like it was understood from the
Millerites and our pioneers. There were only 300 Millerite preachers who preached that
message, that was contained on the chart, they were “all of one stamp“ and “it was the
oneness of the message all on one theme“ and they preached the Second Coming of Christ
in the year 1844, what we already read in the explanation of Joseph Bates. This chart is
called the 1843 chart, because the Millerites believed, that Jesus would return in that
particular year. Certainly here was the mistake Sister White refers to in Early Writings. But
the Lord held His hand over a mistake, that the chart should not be altered until His hand
was removed:

“I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should
not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a
mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.”
EW, 74.

Indeed this chart was “directed by the hand of the LORD”, nevertheless in contained one
(singular) mistake, which the LORD consciously put and hid there. But that mistake is
seen in some of the figures (plural). Certainly on that chart is only one number in plural,
and that is the year 1843, the false calculated date of Jesus’ return. That lead, how James
White explained, of the time of “tarrying” in spring of the year 1844, whereby the host of
Adventist believers were tested in their faith.

Once again we let brother James White speak, who impressively explains, what strong
influence the Millerite preachers had and the part the 1843 chart plays thereby:
“The whole advent host once believed that publishing the visions of Daniel and John on
the chart, from which the swift messengers lectured in 1842 and 1843, was a fulfillment of
this prophecy; and the unbelief of those who doubt now, does not prove that we were all
mistaken then. The passing of the time, and the perpetual backsliding and unbelief of
Adventists has not changed this truth of God into a lie; but it remains truth still.
“You who participated in this first angel’s message, and felt its power and glory, and saw
its effects on the people, just go back with me to the camp-meetings, conferences, and
other meetings where the time, 1843, was proclaimed from the chart. With what solemnity,
zeal and holy confidence the servants of the Lord proclaimed the time. And O, how their
words fell upon the people, melting the hardest sinner’s heart; for God was with them, and
his spirit attended the solemn message. The most spiritual and devoted in all the churches
caught the flame and many who had been trained to worship their church and their
minister, here learned to ‘fear God’ alone, and ‘give glory to him.’ This message weaned
us from this world, and led us to the feet of Jesus, to seek forgiveness of all our sins, and a
free and full salvation through the blood of Christ. Dear Brethren, Was this message ‘from
heaven or from men?’ I know you answer - ‘from heaven.’ Amen.
“We then ‘tasted of the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,’ and we
can not, will not, dare not give it up, and call it a ‘mistake,’ the ‘work of man,’
‘mesmerism,’ and ‘of the Devil,’ as many have done, and have fallen away. ‘It is
impossible’ ‘to renew’ such ‘to repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of
God afresh, and put him to an open shame.’ See Heb. 6:4-6.
“SECOND ANGEL’S MESSAGE. - ‘And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is
fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath
of her fornication.’ Rev. 14:8. - ‘Come out of her my people.’ Rev. 18:4.
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“This second angel did not go on his mission and deliver his message in company with the
first angel; but he ‘followed’ after the first had delivered the burden of his message. The
first message was to the churches; but soon their religious papers refused to publish it,
and the doors of their houses of worship were closed against it. In this way they shut out
the ‘everlasting good news’ of the coming kingdom; and when that was accomplished,
Jesus, and the Spirit of truth left them for ever, and the churches or Babylon fell. There
were a few living souls in all these churches who had received the advent message, whose
‘meat and drink,’ and very life was to talk of the coming of Jesus, and the restitution; but
they were not allowed to bear that testimony. Then the way was fully prepared for the
second message – ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen,’ ‘Come out of her my people.’
“Every advent believer knows that we heard just this message. We have not forgotten the
excellent sermons that were preached and published by Eld. Joseph Marsh and many
others, on this very point. Neither have we forgotten the effect that it had upon God’s
people; for they obeyed the message, and with haste left the churches. This prophecy was
exactly fulfilled, and in the right time, and place. Some tell us that Babylon here, is the
Roman Catholic church; but God’s people were not in that church. The first message was
to the churches, from about 1840 to 1843; and the second angel ‘followed,’ therefore the
message - ‘Babylon is fallen’ - ‘Come out of her my people’ was in 1844. - We heard it
with our ears, our voices proclaimed it, and our whole being felt its power, and with our
eyes we saw its effect, as the oppressed people of God burst the bands that bound them to
the various sects, and made their escape from Babylon. As we have seen so perfect a
fulfillment of the first and second angels’ messages in our past experience, we are now
prepared to examine “THE THIRD ANGEL’S MESSAGE…” James White, The Present
Truth, April, 1850.

If you study the writings of Sister White carefully you will recognize, that the following
points were always important to her: The truths, the Millerites preached, are the
“platform”, the “foundation of faith” or the “Rock of Ages” and those the Millerites put
on the 1843 chart; later again, the Adventists in 1850 put the same truths on the 1850 chart.
Even God gave a warning, that no new message should “come in”, through which the
fundamentals or the foundations of the Adventist faith would be destroyed:

“The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the
foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in
1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before
the world, true to the light that God has given us. We do not propose to take our feet off
the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest
prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given
me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. It has been guiding me ever since it was given.
Brethren and sisters, God lives and reigns and works today. His hand is on the wheel, and
in his providence he is turning the wheel in accordance with his own will. Let not men
fasten themselves to documents, saying what they will do, and what they will not do. Let
them fasten themselves to the Lord God of heaven. Then the light of heaven will shine into
the soul-temple, and we shall see the salvation of God.” RH, 14. April 1903.

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What are the foundations of the faith?
The foundations of the faith were put on both charts, the 1843 and the 1850. These are the
messages, which were preached in “1842, 1843 and 1844” and which today many Seventh-
day Adventist do not know:
• An overview over all political empires, from Babylon until our time, including the
Catholic-papal rulership.
• The prophecy of the 2,520 years, which refers to the building of the spiritual temple
(God’s church - the Seventh-day Adventists), which lasts from 1798 until 1844. That was
46 years, and corresponds exactly to the time mentioned in John. 2:204.
• The prophecy of the 2,300 days from Daniel 8:14, which relates to October 22nd 1844.
• The prophecies about the 1,290 years and the 1,260 years, which are connected with the
“Daily” (paganism), the Papacy and the persecution of the Christians in the Middle Ages
are found in Dan 12:11 and Rev 12:6.
• The prophecy of the 1,335 years from Daniel 12:12, which contained a wonderful
promise for the waiting Millerites (the “wise virgins”) and referred to the year 1843.
• The years 508 and 538 BC, when paganism (the “Daily”) was removed and the Papacy
starts to control the world with the aid of worldly powers.
• The years 606 AD, 1,299 and 1,449 all of which are connected with Islam and showed
the struggles against Eastern Rome and the Catholic supremacy.
• The 5th and 6th trumpet, or the 1st and 2nd woe, from Revelation 9, which shows Arabic
and Ottoman Islam and also the struggles against Western Rome.
• The 7th trumpet, or the 3rd woe, which for the Millerites was still in the future, and is now
to be fulfilled in our day.5

These prophetic truths are the “foundations of our faith”, which we already have seen,
which were “built” in 1842 until 1844 and should not be “disturbed”. Those truths we can
see on two tables and we can compare those tables with the two tables given on Sinai for
ancient Israel, which were the foundations for ancient Israel.
After 1844, when our church was founded, the “pillars of faith” were added: The
Sanctuary doctrine, the Sabbath, the question of the state of the dead, the health reform, the
Three-angels-messages. But these new truths must be placed on a foundation, which are
the truths, announced “1842-1844”. That also includes the correct understanding of the
“Daily”, because it is a part of both the charts, the 1843 and 1850. However, no pillar can
carry the building of faith, if there is no foundation. The Millerites and pioneers as well
believed, that the “Daily” is paganism, a Satanic power and today the official teaching of
our church is, the “Daily” is Christ’s ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary, a Godly power.
In this elaboration we cannot focus on the impact of that false view of the “Daily” and we
refer to our deeper elaborations, published at future-for-America and future-is-now.
Anyhow, it is not a small matter of interest when the pioneers recognized the “Daily” as a
Satanic power and the same power today is seen in our church as Godly power.
Could it be that our precious pillars of the Adventist message are caused to sway, and are
already fallen down, because we do not regard our foundations, in fact, denying them?

4 “Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three
days?“ Jn 2:20.
5 Commend: The 3rd woe was fulfilled at September 11th 2001. The reader may view this statement at this
point only as a theses, which can proved, through a study of the repetition of the Millerite time in our days.
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We already read in Review and Herald from April 14th 1903 the warning from God, that the
foundations of faith were laid between 1842 and 1844, that they should not be disturbed
and that “we do not propose to take our feet off the platform”:

“May God help you to receive the words that I have spoken. Let those who stand as God’s
watchmen on the walls of Zion be men who can see the dangers before the people, - men
who can distinguish between truth and error, righteousness and unrighteousness.
“The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the
foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in
1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before
the world, true to the light that God has given us. We do not propose to take our feet off
the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought the Lord with earnest
prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given
me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. It has been guiding me ever since it was given. ...”
RH, 14. April 1903.

The question what the “Daily” means, is also a foundation of our faith. The “new” view of
the “Daily” was introduced by Louis Conradi from Germany in 1901 and that view
obviously destroyed a very important foundation of faith. In the following paragraph Sister
White speaks about the 1843 chart and ties it together with the issue of the “Daily”:
“September 23, the Lord showed me that He had stretched out His hand the second time to
recover the remnant of His people, and that efforts must be redoubled in this gathering
time. In the scattering, Israel was smitten and torn, but now in the gathering time God will
heal and bind up His people. In the scattering, efforts made to spread the truth had but
little effect, accomplished but little or nothing; but in the gathering, when God has set His
hand to gather His people, efforts to spread the truth will have their designed effect. All
should be united and zealous in the work. I saw that it was wrong for any to refer to the
scattering for examples to govern us now in the gathering; for if God should do no more
for us now than He did then, Israel would never be gathered.
I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should
not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a
mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.
Then I saw in relation to the ‘daily’ (Daniel 8:12) that the word ‘sacrifice’ was supplied
by man’s wisdom, and does not belong to the text, and that the Lord gave the correct
view of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844,
nearly all were united on the correct view of the ‘daily’; but in the confusion since 1844,
other views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion have followed. Time has
not been a test since 1844, and it will never again be a test.” Early Writings, 74–75.

When she says, “the Lord gave the correct view of it to those who gave the judgment hour
cry“, then she reckons William Miller and his co-workers. Following we see an
explanation from Miller concerning the “daily“:
“I read on, and could find no other case in which it [the daily] was found but in Daniel. I
then [by the aid of an concordance] took those word which stood in connection with it,
‘take away;’ he shall take away the daily; ‘from the time that the daily shall be taken
away’ I read on and thought I would find no light on the text. Finally I came to 2
Thessalonians 2:7-8, ‘For the mystery of iniquity does already work; only he who now
letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way, and then shall that wicked be revealed.’
And when I had come to that text, O how clear and glorious the truth appeared. There it
is! That is the daily! Well, now, what does Paul mean by ‘he who now letteth’ or
hindereth? By ‘the man of sin,’ and ‘the wicked,’ Popery is meant. Well what is it that
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hinders Popery from being revealed? Why it is Paganism. Well, then, ‘the daily’ must
mean paganism.” Review and Herald, January, 1858 (Advent Manual, page 66, William
Miller).

 The 1850 chart

For a long time we did not recognize, that the 1850 chart, as well the 1843, received a
divine confirmation. The 1850 chart contains the same information than the 1843 chart,
indeed they are corrected, the end of the 2,300 year prophecy from 1843 to 1844, and
additional divine instruction given after the Great Disappointment. The following is a
passage about a vision where the Whites are instructed to publish the 1850 chart. In August
1850 Ellen White mentioned that her husband James had to publish the truths again, which
were announced only some years ago, but, Satan would try to hinder that work:
“I send this vision to you for you to read to the church in Topsham. Brother Rhodes came
here last Tuesday, which is just one week ago today. We were glad to see him. He has just
got out a new chart. It is larger than any chart I ever saw; it is very clear. We like his
chart much. . . .
The Lord showed me some weeks ago that as James would begin to republish what the
leaders had written in '44 upon the truth, Satan would try to hinder us, but we must
struggle for the victory and go on. It has been just so. He knows this work will hurt his
cause and save some jewels. This is why he rages so but he is driven back.” Letter 12,
1850. Manuscript Releases, volume 15, 207.
[Written August 15, 1850, from Centerport, New York, to Brother and Sister Stockbridge
Howland in Topsham, Maine.]

Then in November 1850, after a conference, Sister White had a vision from God, while
travelling home. The truth should again, be made plain on tables. They stopped at the
house of brother Nichols, who would be the publisher of the new chart:
“Our next conference was in Fairhaven. Brother Bates and wife were present. It was quite a
good meeting. On our return to Brother Nichols the Lord gave me a vision and showed me,
that the truth must be made plain upon tables, and it would cause many to decide for the
truth by the third angel´s message, with the two former being made plane upon tables.
I also saw it was as necessary for the paper to be published as for the messengers to go,
for the messengers need a paper to carry with them, containing present truth, to put in the
hands of those that hear, and then the truth would not fade from the mind, and that the
paper would go where the messengers could not go. Other things I saw which will appear
in the paper. . . .
One week ago, last Sabbath, we had a very interesting meeting. Brother Hewit from Dead
River was there. He came with a message to the effect that the
destruction of the wicked and the sleep of the dead was an
abomination within a shut door that a woman Jezebel, a prophetess
had brought in and he believed that I was that woman, Jezebel. We
told him of some of his errors in the past, that the 1,335 days were
ended and numerous errors of his. It had but little effect. His
darkness was felt upon the meeting and it dragged.
One week ago, last Sabbath, we had a very interesting meeting.
Brother Hewit from Dead River was there. He came with a message
to the effect that the destruction of the wicked and the sleep of the
dead was an abomination within a shut door that a woman Jezebel,
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a prophetess had brought in and he believed that I was that woman, Jezebel. We told him
of some of his errors in the past, that the 1,335 days were ended and numerous errors of
his. It had but little effect. His darkness was felt upon the meeting and it dragged.
“I felt that I must say a few words. In the name of Jesus, I got up and in about five minutes
the meeting changed. Everyone felt it at the same instant. Every countenance was lighted
up. The presence of God filled the place. Brother Hewit dropped upon his knees and began
to cry and pray. I was taken off in vision and saw much that I cannot write. It had a great
effect upon Brother Hewit. He confessed it was of God and was humbled in the dust. He
has been writing ever since that meeting, and is now writing from the same table
renouncing all his errors that he has advanced. I believe God is bringing him up and he is
calculated to do good, if God moves through him.” Manuscript Releases, volume 16, 207–
209. [Written from Paris, Maine, November 27, 1850, “To the Church in Brother
Hastings’ House.]

It is very interesting to read from Ellen White’s pen, that already in her time she had to
struggle against wrong interpretations of prophecy. Brother Hewitt accused her to be a
false prophet and distributed the heresy, that the 1,335 from Dan 12:12 are still in the
future, whereupon Ellen White very clear confirms the standpoint of the pioneers, that this
prophecy already was fulfilled in the past. It is remarkable, that brother Hewitt repented
and humbly confessed his mistake.

The following statement is also from 1850 and Ellen White here speaks of the chart, it only
can be the new 1850 chart, which was still to be published by brother Nichols:

“Since we last wrote you, we have been to Fairhaven to attend a conference there.
Brother Bates was present. We had quite an interesting meeting. James baptized two. Both
were filled with the Holy Spirit. . . .
Monday we returned to Dorchester where our dear Brother Nichols and family live. There
in the night God gave me a very interesting vision, the most of which you will see in the
paper. God shewed me the necessity of getting out a chart. I saw it was needed and that
the truth made plain upon tables would effect much and would cause souls to come to
the knowledge of the truth. …
You write of trials. We should be glad to know what they are that we may understand your
cases and may know how to sympathize with you. We love you and your little band and
should love to see you much, but do not expect to at present. We shall stay here at Paris
some little time. James is now getting out a paper here. It is an excellent place to get out
the paper. . . .
James would write some but he is now writing at the same table for the paper. He sends
love to Brother and Sister Loveland and your children and all the band. I have written this
in great haste. In hope of speedy redemption of the voice of [God]. Write often! . . .”
“[P.S.] We have received an excellent letter from Brother Rhodes. He is valiant for the
truth and God has been making him mighty. Many souls have been brought into the truth
through his labors. Today we received an excellent letter from Brother Bates. He is still in
Fairhaven. E. G. White.
My dear Brother and Sister Loveland:
“I hope to send you some papers soon. The chart is being executed in Boston. God is in
it. Brother Nichols has the charge of it. I do want to see you, but I do not see how we can
leave here at present. Let me say to you all, follow the light given at Sutton. Amen. Be
strong. Much love to every whole-hearted soul in your little band. James White.” Letter
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Brother and Sister Loveland in Johnston, Vermont. The postscript following Ellen White’s
name was written by James White.]
“I saw the chart-making business was all wrong. It
originated with Brother Rhodes and was followed
out by Brother Case. Means has been spent in
making charts and forming uncouth disgusting
images to represent angels and the glorious Jesus.
Such things I saw were displeasing to God. I saw
that God was in the publishment of the [1850]
chart by Brother Nichols. I saw that there was a
prophecy of this chart in the Bible, and if this
chart is designed for God’s people, if it [is]
sufficient for one it is for another, and if one
needed a new chart painted on a larger scale, all need it just as much.
I saw that it was a restless, uneasy, unsatisfied, ungrateful feeling in Brother Case that
desired another chart. I saw that these painted charts had a bad effect upon the
congregation. It caused a light, chaffy spirit of ridicule to be in the meeting.
I saw that the charts ordered by God struck the mind favorably, even without an
explanation. There is something light, lovely, and heavenly in the representation of the
angels on the charts. The mind is almost imperceptibly led to God and heaven. But the
other charts that have been gotten up disgust the mind, and cause the mind to dwell more
on earth than heaven. Images representing angels look more like fiends than beings of
heaven. I saw that the charts had for days and weeks occupied Brother Case’s mind when
he should have been seeking heavenly wisdom from God, and should have been growing in
graces of the Spirit and the knowledge of the truth.” Manuscript Releases, volume 13, 359.

What we cannot directly read on the 1843 chart, we now can read on the 1850 chart: After
the Great Disappointment of October 22nd 1844 the pioneers expressed their beliefs and
knowledge that the “Daily” is paganism. In the center of this chart we can read the
following testimony concerning the year AD 508: “Pagan Dominion or The Daily taken
away”. Here they identify paganism very clear as the “Daily”. If you further want to stand
faithful on the foundations of our faith and trust the inspired testimony of Ellen White,
then the “Daily” must be paganism and consequently we cannot connect it to Christ’s
Heavenly Ministry. Once again we want to consider the quote of Early Writings:

“Then I saw in relation to the ‘daily’ (Daniel 8:12) that the word ‘sacrifice’ was supplied
by man’s wisdom, and does not belong to the text, and that the Lord gave the correct view
of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844, nearly
all were united on the correct view of the ‘daily’; but in the confusion since 1844, other
views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion have followed. Time has not been
a test since 1844, and it will never again be a test.” Early Writing, 74.

Amongst other things she is saying here, that concerning the “Daily”, union existed before
1844 between the brethren. Those brethren, which had the correct view concerning this
issue were: William Miller, Josiah Litch, Sylvester Bliss, Joseph Bates, John Nevis
Andrews, Hiram Edson, James White, Uriah Smith, Steven Haskel, O.A. Johnson, F.V.
Gilbert, L.A. Smith, J.N. Loughborough.

The following brethren connected themselves to the “new” view of the “Daily” and went
into darkness: Louis Conradi, Ellet Joseph Waggoner, Alonzo Taylor Jones, William

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Warren Prescott, Ole Andres Olsen, Albion F. Ballenger, William Warde Fletcher, Harold
Snide, Grieve, Robert Brimsmead, Hilbert, Sibles, Desmond Ford.

If you correctly reason out this topic and accept the “new view”, which Conradi introduced
to our brethren in the United States in 1901, then we cannot keep up with the year 1844 as
a prophetic fulfillment of Dan 8:14 and we are destroying the foundation of our faith.
Concerning the “new view”, which actually is the old Protestant interpretation, we today
believe, that somehow the Catholic message would touch the ministry service of Christ in
heaven. This cannot be – here is a simple logic:
1.) The earliest point that someone could have “trodden under foot” (Dan 8:13)
Christ’s heavenly ministry is the year 31 AD, because before that date Christ could
not perform any Sanctuary service, since He was not ascended to His Father.
First He had to bring His sacrifice on Calvary, then He had to ascend to His Father in
heaven and only then He could exercise the priestly heavenly service for manhood. The
question in Dan 8:13 is: How long shall be the “trodden under the foot“? And Daniel 8:14
says: 2,300 years. Concerning the “new view” Christ’s sacrifice should be “trodden under
foot” for 2,300 years. We already saw that Christ could have begun His service earliest in
31 BC. If we add from this date 2,300 years, until the “sanctuary shall be cleansed” the
expected event is far down the road.
2.) Beside that, from the historical point of view, the first point was from what we can
see the Catholic message was introduced, in the second century. First at that point
the Catholic Church could have “trodden under foot” Christ’s sanctuary service. If
we add from this point 2,300 years, the cleansing of the sanctuary is far more in the
future.
3.) The so called “new view” implies, that concerning Daniel 8:13 Christ’s heavenly
ministry is the “Daily”, and that this service should be trodden down by the Catholic
Church. Can that really be? This view is absurd and lacks every logic: Christ fulfills His
closing service for priesthood, while He is judging the lives of every man and pronounces
judgment - to eternal life or eternal death. This interaction leads to the greatest event of the
universe, that Christ will come the second time to make the earth new. Should it be
possible for any institution like the Catholic Church, to intervene in that service of Christ?
For that office, which Christ exercises now, He left His life, and for Satan it will be
impossible, it does not matter through which institution, to intervene in that process.
If we interpret the “Daily” like Conradi, we cannot see deeply how Satan is operating in
the history of the people of God and the world. Many claim that the history contains only
moral lessons for us, a repetition of history is denied which is totally contrary to the
testimonies of Ellen White6. In the case of the “Daily”, history as well will be repeated: As
the Papacy in 508 AD came into power and the “Daily”, paganism, was taken away, it will
be in the future, when the deadly wound of the Papacy will be healed and once again the
Papacy will come to its full power and will take control over the earth. The correct
understanding of the “Daily” procures a clear insight into which role the United States, the
UN and the Papacy will play in the time of the Sunday Law legislation. If we understand

6 “Again and again I have been shown that the past experiences of God’s people are not to be counted as
dead facts. We are not to treat the record of these experiences as we would treat a last year’s almanac. The
record is to be kept in mind, for history will repeat itself. The darkness of the mysteries of the night is to be
illuminated with the light of heaven.” Publishing Ministry, 175.
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the removal of the “Daily” and the taking over of the power through the Papacy, then we
will have a clear understanding of the past events.

The Third Angel’s Message to be Made Plain by a Chart


“In mid-September James White laid aside publishing the Advent Review, as there were
conferences to attend at Sutton, Vermont, September 26 to 29; at Topsham, Maine,
October 12 and 13; and at Fairhaven, Massachusetts, October 19 and 20. The Whites
could not visit Massachusetts without spending a little time at the Otis Nichols home, in
Dorchester, near Boston. So on Monday, the day after the Fairhaven conference, they
made their way there. That night, while in the home of a man whose business was
lithographing, Ellen White was given instruction in vision. She wrote of it to Reuben
Loveland and his wife, whom she had recently met on a visit to Vermont:

’There in the night God gave me a very interesting vision, the most of which you will see in
the paper.‘ Letter 26, 1850.

In her letter to the Hastings family she went into more detail concerning this vision and
its call for an advance step in proclaiming the third angel’s message:

’On our return to Brother Nichols’ the Lord gave me a vision and showed me that the
truth must be made plain upon tables and it would cause many to decide for the truth by
the third angel’s message, with the two former being made plain upon tables.‘ Letter 28,
1850.

In this vision she was also shown that which would give James White courage to continue
publishing:

’I also saw it was as necessary for the paper to be published as for the messengers to go,
for the messengers need a paper to carry with them containing present truth to put in the
hands of those that hear, and then the truth would not fade from the mind. And that the
paper would go where the messengers could not go.‘ Letter 28, 1850..

Work on the new chart was begun at once, and opportunity was given to tell the brethren
about it in the issue of Present Truth that James got out the next month:

’The Chart. A chronological chart of the visions of Daniel and John, calculated to
illustrate clearly the present truth, is now being lithographed under the care of Brother
Otis Nichols, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Those who teach the present truth will be
greatly aided by it. Further notice of the chart will be given hereafter.‘ Present Truth,
November, 1850.

By late January, 1851, the chart was ready and advertised for $2. James White was much
pleased with it and offered it free to ‘those whom God has called to give the message of the
third angel’ Review and Herald, January, 1851. Some generous donations had helped meet
the expense of publication.

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A Marked and Significant Change in the Tide

Turning the pages of the publications and perusing the extant letters as 1850 gave way
to 1851 reveals a marked change in the tide as it related to the emerging church. While
James or Ellen White would in 1849 or early 1850 write in gratitude for the receipt of
$1 to aid the cause, in January, 1851, James could publish a list of significant
contributions toward the publication of ‘the chart’:

Brethren in Connecticut have paid $40; David Arnold, $5; A. R. Morse, $10; Harvey
Childs, $5; Reuben Loveland, $5.—Ibid.

’Two weeks later he reported that Otis Nichols had contributed $75.” Ellen G. White: The
Early Years, 1827–1862, volume 1, 184–186.

Review and Herald - Advertisements


„The Chart. A chronological chart of the visions of Daniel and John, calculated to
illustrate clearly the present truth, is now beeing lithographed under the care of Brother
Otis Nichols, of Dochester, Massachusetts. Those who teach present truth will be greatly
aided by it. Further notice will be given hereafter.“ Present Truth, November, 1850.

„The Chart, It is now ready. We think the brethren will be much pleased with it, and it will
be a great help defining our present position.“ RH, Januar 1851. Thema Nummer 4.

“The Chart, We are much pleased with the arrangement of the Chart, and the execution
of the work: and we are satisfied that it will be a great help to those who teach the present
truth, and prove a blessing to the scattered flock.” Review and Herald, January 1851. Issue
number 5.

“The new chart, published by Brother Otis Nichols in 1850, has been found to be great
help in examining the evidences of our position, and in teaching them to others. We esteem
it a treasure. It is valuable, because it beautifully illustrates the most sublime and
important truths of Revelation, which are particularly applicable the present time. Those
who wish to obtain this chart should address Otis Nichols, Dorchester, Massachusetts.“
RH, December 9, 1851.

Which relevance do the charts have for us today?

Surely we have recognized that the charts are not only important documents from the time
when the Seventh-day Adventist church was founded. Here are some reasons that the
charts and their contents are still relevant today and the contained truths furthermore are to
be studied and believed.

1.) There is no new message


On those charts the fundamental truths are established and they form furthermore the
foundation of our faith, if we know them or not, if we like it or not. Ellen White goes one
step further:
“God is not giving us a new message. We are to proclaim the message that in 1843 and
1844 brought us out of the other churches. We need the Holy Spirit to kindle in our hearts
the zeal and earnestness that were then seen among God's people. I thank the Lord that
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there are still living a few who can remember those days, and who know whereof they
speak” RH, January 19, 1905.

There is no new message, through which the Millerites in the years 1843 and 1844 were
lead out of the churches. Which message was it? Through what were the people revived in
the past? 300 Millerite preachers had the 1843 chart in their baggage, hanged them up and
preached its truths. Exactly that same message, we have also to preach today. But if we do
not understand the “light” which God in the past entrusted to us, how can we expect, that
He will send us more “light” today7?

2.) The charts contain the foundation of faith for Seventh-day Adventists
Once again we repeat the quote from Review and Herald and again we will hold to the
fact, that the messages from 1842-1844 are the foundations of our faith, thus are the
foundations today, because Ellen White herself did not propose to step off that platform of
the faith:

“The warning has come: Nothing is to be allowed to come in that will disturb the
foundation of the faith upon which we have been building ever since the message came in
1842, 1843, and 1844. I was in this message, and ever since I have been standing before
the world, true to the light that God has given us.
We do not propose to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by
day we sought the Lord with earnest prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could
give up the light that God has given me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. It has been guiding
me ever since it was given.” Review and Herald, April 14, 1903.

3.) The time of the Millerites will be repeated, hence also the importance of the charts
Ellen White tells us in the following quote, that the “seven thunders” (from Revelation 10)
are “a delineation of events which would transpire under the first and second angels’
messages”. She is talking about the time period from 1842 to 1844, in exactly that interval
was were the Millerites preached those truths, contained on the 1843 chart. Then she goes
on and says that the “seven thunders” relate to future events. The “seven thunders”
obviously will be repeated, thus the events of the Millerite time period and thus the
prophetic charts once again will regain their importance. This fact is most important for us,
for we are living in the time of the repetition.

“After these seven thunders uttered their voices, the injunction comes to John as to Daniel
in regard to the little book: ‘Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered.’ These
relate to future events which will be disclosed in their order. Daniel shall stand in his lot
at the end of the days. John sees the little book unsealed. Then Daniel’s prophecies have
their proper place in the first, second, and third angels’ messages to be given to the world.
The unsealing of the little book was the message in relation to time.

7 “Only those who are living up to the light they have will receive greater light. Unless we are daily
advancing in the exemplification of the active Christian virtues, we shall not recognize the manifestations of
the Holy Spirit in the latter rain. It may be falling on hearts all around us, but we shall not discern or receive
it.” Testimonies to Ministers, 507.
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The books of Daniel and the Revelation are one. One is a prophecy, the other a revelation;
one a book sealed, the other a book opened. John heard the mysteries which the thunders
uttered, but he was commanded not to write them.
The special light given to John which was expressed in the seven thunders was a
delineation of events which would transpire under the first and second angels’
messages. It was not best for the people to know these things, for their faith must
necessarily be tested.“ 7BC, 971; Manuscript 59, 1900.

4.) Through prophetic truths there will be a revival


If we understand and preach those truths, contained on the prophetic charts, there will be a
“great revival” among us! Why can we claim that? Because Ellen White says, that the
books of Daniel and Revelation are one book8, because both books relate to the same
topics9 and because both charts exclusively are containing topics from Daniel and
Revelation. The charts are “the foundation of our faith”, they are the “old paths” (see
Jeremiah 6:16-17) where we have to walk on. If we study and preach the prophetic truths,
which are on the prophetic charts that means at the same time, we will be studying the
books of Daniel and Revelation. From this it follows a “great revival” among us. Why will
there be a great revival among us? Because Seventh-day Adventists can see and
understand, that probation time for Seventh-day Adventists will end at the Sunday law.
This is the same as in the Millerites time, when probation time ended for the “Foolish
virgins” on October 22nd 1844.

“When we as a people understand what this book [Revelation] means to us, there will be
seen among us a great revival. We do not understand fully the lessons that it teaches,
notwithstanding the injunction given us to search and study it.” Testimonies to Ministers,
113.

5.) History is repeating


We already pointed to the fact, that history will be repeated. There is nothing new under
the sun and “the thing that hath been, it is that which shall be”. Therefore we attentively
should study past history and compare it with the books of Daniel and Revelation:

“Again and again I have been shown that the past experiences of God’s people are not to
be counted as dead facts. We are not to treat the record of these experiences as we would
treat a last year’s almanac. The record is to be kept in mind, for history will repeat itself.
The darkness of the mysteries of the night is to be illuminated with the light of heaven.”
Publishing Ministry, 175.

„The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which
shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing, wherefore it
may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us.“
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10.

Unfortunately, the majority of our brethren, have forgotten the faith of our fathers and do

8 “The books of Daniel and the Revelation are one. One is a prophecy, the other a revelation; one a book
sealed, the other a book opened. John heard the mysteries which the thunders uttered, but he was
commanded not to write them. ...“ 7BC,971.
9 “This is the suggestion that I made to Elder Haskell which resulted in the book he published. The need is
not filled by this book. It was my idea to have the two books bound together, Revelation following Daniel, as
giving fuller light on the subjects dealt with in Daniel. The object is to bring these books together, showing
that they both relate to the same subjects.” Publishing Ministry, 98.
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not want to walk in the paths of our forefathers:

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the
good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will
not walk therein.” Jeremiah 6:16–19.

Again we have to study prophecy

When did you recently listen to a serious sermon in your church about prophecy? When
did somebody recently tell you that there will be a Sunday law, where you will be forced to
keep Sunday and persecuted when you keep the holy Sabbath10? Did someone explain to
you, that the time of probation will end for Seventh-day Adventists at the Sunday law? Did
someone give you at your baptism classes to a deep introduction about Adventist- and
Millerite history? Did we forget, that the light contained in Daniel and Revelation is
determined for the “last days” (TM, 113), thus for our time?

“Ministers should present the sure word of prophecy as the foundation of the faith of
Seventh-day Adventists.” Evangelism, 196.

“The truths that we received in 1841, ‘42, ‘43, and ‘44 are now to be studied and
proclaimed. The messages of the first, second, and third angels will in the future be
proclaimed with a loud voice. They will be given with earnest determination and in the
power of the Spirit.” Manuscript Releases, volume 15, 371.
“God bids us give our time and strength to the work of preaching to the people the
messages that stirred men and women in 1843 and 1844.” Manuscript Release, Number
760.

“God’s Spirit has illuminated every page of Holy Writings, but there are those upon whom
it makes little impression, because it is imperfectly understood. When the shaking comes,
by the introduction of false theories, these surface readers, anchored nowhere, are like
shifting sand. They slide into any position to suit the tenor of their feelings of bitterness…
Daniel and Revelation must be studied, as well as the other prophecies of the Old and
New Testaments. Let there be light, yes, light, in your dwellings. For this we need to pray.
The Holy Spirit, shining upon the sacred page, will open our understanding, that we may
know what is truth…
There is need of a much closer study of the word of God; especially should Daniel and the
Revelation have attention as never before in the history of our work. We may have less to
say in some lines, in regard to the Roman power and the papacy; but we should call
attention to what the prophets and apostles have written under the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit has so shaped matters, both in the giving of the prophecy and in the events
portrayed, as to teach that the human agent is to be kept out of sight, hid in Christ, and
that the Lord God of heaven and His law are to be exalted. Read the book of Daniel. Call

10 “A time is coming when the law of God is, in a special sense, to be made void in our land. The rulers of
our nation will, by legislative enactments, enforce the Sunday law, and thus God’s people be brought into
great peril. When our nation, in its legislative councils, shall enact laws to bind the consciences of men in
regard to their religious privileges, enforcing Sunday observance, and bringing oppressive power to bear
against those who keep the seventh-day Sabbath, the law of God will, to all intents and purposes, be made
void in our land; and national apostasy will be followed by national ruin.” The Seventh-day Adventists Bible
Commentary, volume 7, 977.
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up, point by point, the history of the kingdoms there represented. Behold statesmen,
councils, powerful armies, and see how God wrought to abase the pride of men, and lay
human glory in the dust.

The light that Daniel received from God was given especially for these last days. The
visions he saw by the banks of the Ulai and the Hiddekel, the great rivers of Shinar, are
now in process of fulfillment, and all the events foretold will soon come to pass.
“Consider the circumstances of the Jewish nation when the prophecies of Daniel were
given.
“Let us give more time to the study of the Bible. We do not understand the word as we
should. The book of Revelation opens with an injunction to us to understand the
instruction that it contains. ‘Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this
prophecy,’ God declares, ‘and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is
at hand.’ When we as a people understand what this book means to us, there will be seen
among us a great revival. We do not understand fully the lessons that it teaches,
notwithstanding the injunction given us to search and study it.
“In the past teachers have declared Daniel and the Revelation to be sealed books, and the
people have turned from them. The veil whose apparent mystery has kept many from lifting
it, God’s own hand has withdrawn from these portions of His word. The very name
‘Revelation’ contradicts the statement that it is a sealed book. ‘Revelation’ means that
something of importance is revealed. The truths of this book are addressed to those living
in these last days. We are standing with the veil removed in the holy place of sacred
things. We are not to stand without. We are to enter, not with careless, irreverent thoughts,
not with impetuous footsteps, but with reverence and godly fear. We are nearing the time
when the prophecies of the book of Revelation are to be fulfilled…
“We have the commandments of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, which is the spirit
of prophecy. Priceless gems are to be found in the word of God. Those who search this
word should keep the mind clear. Never should they indulge perverted appetite in eating
or drinking.
“If they do this, the brain will be confused; they will be unable to bear the strain of
digging deep to find out the meaning of those things which relate to the closing scenes of
this earth’s history.

“When the books of Daniel and Revelation are better understood, believers will have an
entirely different religious experience. They will be given such glimpses of the open gates
of heaven that heart and mind will be impressed with the character that all must develop in
order to realize the blessedness which is to be the reward of the pure in heart.
“The Lord will bless all who will seek humbly and meekly to understand that which is
revealed in the Revelation. This book contains so much that is large with immortality and
full of glory that all who read and search it earnestly receive the blessing to those ‘that
hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein.”
Testimonies to Ministers, 112-113.

In general, we as members of the Adventist church have no knowledge, that we are an


appointed church through prophecy, which is highlighted by other believers, or should be
highlighted. We do not know anything about our spiritual roots, where we come from and
why we as a church teach designated things.
When we today move in society, we should ask ourselves, why we are what we are, why
we believe what we believe. Long since theories have sneaked in our ranks which create
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disagreement, we have forgotten our past, that it may be never known and we do not know
where we come from and what we really believe. We have left the foundations and lost the
ground under our feet. Do we still know the truths, which the LORD taught us in the past?
The truths, held in the 1843 and 1850 charts are the “rock of ages“11.

Why do we need solid ground under our feet?


We already saw, that the pioneer’s faith is diametral to what our church today believes, for
example if you consider the “Daily” issue, to constitute one thing as the power of Satan or
as the power of God is not a minor thing. We gladly can speak from an alpha falling off
from a prophetic point of view. Is there an omega falling off as well from a prophetic point
of view? Yes, there is! Our pioneers identified the “glorious land” from Daniel 11:41 as
the United States, a Satanic power, and our church today teaches the “glorious land” to be
the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a Godly institution. Here we find the same diametral
contrast. Paul forewarns us, as he forewarned the church of Ephesus:

“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every
wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to
deceive.“ Ephesians 4:15.

We should not “be tossed to and fro” from “every wind of doctrine” and from the “sleight
of men”. Therefore we need to have solid foundations and we have to stand on the “Rock
of Ages”. If we forget our past and our foundations, then we no longer stand on the same
“platform”, on which our church was built on. We are called to study prophecy and if we
want to grow in faith we should seek to understand the foundations of our faith, because
“we have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led
us and His teaching in our past history”:

“The work is soon to close. The members of the church militant who have proved faithful
will become the church triumphant. In reviewing our past history, having traveled over
every step of advance to our present standing, I can say, Praise God! As I see what God
has wrought, I am filled with astonishment and with confidence in Christ as leader.
We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has
led us, and his teaching in our past history.” Review and Herald, October 12, 1905.

What does Ellen White mean by that? Did she speak from the past of our personal life?
Certainly not! She speaks from the past of God’s people and from the time when our
church was founded, from the truths God revealed to the Millerites and our pioneers. If we
understand those truths, we have “nothing to fear for the future”.
If we rephrase this quote it will be read like this: “For the future we have everything to
fear, if we forget the “old paths” on which the LORD led us in the past and what He taught
us through our past history.

The teachings of our pioneers are far off to be only interesting old facts. They are the
flagship of Adventism - they are the foundations, because: “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye
in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.“ Jeremiah 6:16.

11 “We do not propose to take our feet off the platform on which they were placed as day by day we sought
the Lord with earnest prayer, seeking for light. Do you think that I could give up the light that God has given
me? It is to be as the Rock of Ages. It has been guiding me ever since it was given.” Review and Herald,
April 14, 1903.
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We should want to seek a solid ground on the “platform” of our forefathers and to preach
the truths, which they preached in the past. These truths are represented on the charts of
1843 and 1850. If we forget our past, then we have something to fear for the future. It is
better for us to walk on the old paths, to find “rest for our souls”. The time is already here,
that we have to go back to our forefathers - to that time when the LORD originated our
church. The foundations of our faith are represented on the 1843 and 1850 charts. If we
reject those fundamental truths, then we do not simply reject those truths - but if we do so
we simultaneously say that Ellen White is a false prophet.

Future-for-America and future-is-now have been spreading prophetic truths for many years, which the LORD
entrusted the pioneers with, in word, pictures and written form. It always was our concern, that our brothers
and sisters in the faith will once again come in touch with the foundational truths of the Advent movement,
and to understand them. We are really thankful to the LORD that we not only can offer reprint of the original
charts in different sizes up to the original size, but also in different languages. Please contact us concerning
different translations. We also offer other prophetic charts, to make prophetic truths plain.

DIN A3 (120g-160g) € 4,00


DIN A2 (210g, tearproof, lightfast) € 14,00
DIN A1 (120g as offsetprint) € 5,00
DIN A1 (120g as offsetprint-10 pieces/1843/D+Russ) € 40,00
DIN A1 (210g, earproof, lightfast) € 19,50
DIN A0 (600g, foil with eyelets) € 59,50
1,20x1,70m (600g, foil with eyelets) € 122,50
larger formats are available – please contact us

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