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Sketches of the Christian Life and Public Labors of William Miller

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    SYNOPSIS OF HIS VIEWS

    “1. I believe Jesus Christ will come again to this earth. Proof. John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 1:7.SLWM 170.3

    “2. I believe he will come in all the glory of his Father. Matthew 16:27; Mark 8:38.SLWM 170.4

    “3. I believe he will come in the clouds of heaven. Matthew 24:30; Mark 13:26; Daniel 7:13.SLWM 171.1

    “4. I believe he will then receive his kingdom, which will be eternal. Daniel 7:14; Luke 19:12, 15; 2 Timothy 4:1.SLWM 171.2

    “5. I believe the saints will then possess the kingdom forever. Daniel 7:18, 22, 27; Matthew 24:34; Luke 12:22, 29; 1 Corinthians 9:25; 2 Timothy 4:8; James 1:12; 1 Peter 5:4.SLWM 171.3

    “6. I believe at Christ’s second coming the body of every departed saint will be raised, like Christ’s glorious body. 1 Corinthians 15:20-29; 1 John 3:2.SLWM 171.4

    “7. I believe that the righteous who are living on the earth when he comes will be changed from mortal to immortal bodies, and, with them who are raised from the dead, will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and so be forever with the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; Philippians 3:20, 21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17.SLWM 171.5

    “8. I believe the saints will then be presented to God blameless, without spot or wrinkle, in love. 1 Corinthians 4:14; Ephesians 5:27; Colossians 1:22; Jude 24; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Corinthians 1:7, 8.SLWM 171.6

    “9. I believe, when Christ comes the second time, he will come to finish the controversy of Zion, to deliver his children from all bondage, to conquer their last enemy, and to deliver them from the power of the tempter, which is the devil. Deuteronomy 24:1; Isaiah 34:8; 40:2, 5; 41:10-12; Romans 8:21-23; Hebrews 2:13-15; 1 Corinthians 15:54, 56; Revelation 20:1-6.SLWM 171.7

    “10. I believe that when Christ comes he will destroy the bodies of the living wicked by fire, as those of the old world were destroyed by water, and shut up their souls in the pit of woe, until their resurrection unto damnation. Psalm 50:3; 97:3; Isaiah 66:15, 16; Daniel 7:10; Malachi 4:1; Matthew 3:12; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; 1 Peter 1:7; 2 Peter 3:7, 10; Isaiah 24:21, 22; Jude 6-15; Revelation 20:3-15; John 5:29; Acts 24:15.SLWM 171.8

    “11. I believe, when the earth is cleansed by fire, that Christ and his saints will then take possession of the earth, and dwell therein forever. Then the kingdom will be given to the saints. Psalm 37:9-11, 22-34; Proverbs 2:21, 22; 10:30; Isaiah 60:21; Matthew 5:5; Revelation 5:10.SLWM 172.1

    “12. I believe the time is appointed of God when these things shall be accomplished. Acts 17:31; Job 7:1; 14:14; Psalm 81:3; Isaiah 40:2; Daniel 8:19; 10:1; 11:35; Habakkuk 2:3; Acts 17:26.SLWM 172.2

    “13. I believe God has revealed the time. Isaiah 44:7, 8; 45:20, 21; Daniel 12:10; Amos 3:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4.SLWM 172.3

    “14. I believe many who are professors and preachers will never believe or know the time until it comes upon them. Jeremiah 8:7; Matthew 24:50; Jeremiah 25:34-37.SLWM 172.4

    “15. I believe the wise, they who are to shine as the brightness of the firmament, Daniel 12:3, will understand the time. Ecclesiastes 8:5; Daniel 12:10; Matthew 24:43-45; 25:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:4; 1 Peter 1:9-13.SLWM 172.5

    “16. I believe the time can be known by all who desire to understand and to be ready for his coming. And I am fully convinced that some time between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844, according to the Jewish mode of computation of time, Christ will come, and bring all his saints with him; and that then he will reward every man as his works shall be. Matthew 16:27; Revelation 22:12.SLWM 172.6

    “With the commencement of the new year, he issued the followingSLWM 173.1