20 – A Great Religious Awakening

Chapter Study Questions

1. Analyze the first angel’s message of Revelation 14:6, 7, showing the exalted character of the work, the rapidity and the worldwide extent of the movement, and the time when it was due (355:1–356:2).

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)?

3. What converted Jew traveled as a pioneer herald of the Advent message in many countries of Europe, Africa, and Asia? What were the steps in his conversion from Judaism to Protestantism (357:2–358:1)?

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

5. How many years did Wolff spend traveling? What recognition did John Quincy Adams give him? In what countries and among what people did he labor? Among what people did he find believers in the second coming of Christ (360:2–361:4)?

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)?

7. Identify and trace the influence of Lacunza, Bengel, and Gaussen. Could the plan of reaching parents through children still be utilized today (363:1–366:1)?

8. When men failed or were not permitted to preach, who did God use (1) in the temple courts of Jerusalem in the days of Christ and (2) in the Scandinavian countries to herald the Advent message (366:2–367:2)?

9. What was the relative strength of the ministerial and the laypeople’s work in the powerful Advent proclamation in America (368:2)?

10. As we read about the solemn effects of that message in history, we should also see it as a promised future experience. (369:1–3; cf. 611:1–612:2).

11. What words of Christ have been and still are misused to contradict anoth-er plain statement? What is Paul’s testimony on this matter (370:1–372:1)?

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 un-worthy motive had led many to accept the message? How were these people affected by the disappointment (372:1–374:2)?