Learning a New Lifestyle

December 1851 - November 1861

The lifestyle of the New Englanders in the mid-nineteenth century was not a healthy one. The relation of diet and the care of the body to health and the causes of disease was not realized.

Quite early in the years following the Disappointment, as the believers met together there was recognition of the evils of liquor and tobacco. By the year 1861, the use of tea, coffee and tobacco was recognized as evil and to abstain from these things was made a prerequisite to church membership.