Adventist Bodies

Denominations derived from the Millerite movement of the 1840s in the United States include: 1. Evangelical Adventists , organized about 1858 under the name American Millennial Association. Originally the main body of the earlier Millerites, by 1858 they constituted those who held the view that the dead are conscious and that the lost suffer eternally, as distinguished from group 2. Their organ was the periodical called the Advent Herald , later Messiah’s Herald (originally Signs of the Times ). The Evangelical Adventists, dwindling by 1906 to 481 members, soon disappeared as an organized group. 2. Advent Christians , who separated from the main body after the failure of an 1854 expectation of the Second Advent, and were largely composed of those who held to conditional immortality as a ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.