Holy Flesh Heresy

A teaching that arose in Indiana in 1900 involving the conference president and certain other workers, according to which Christ attained “holy flesh” in Gethsemane like that of Adam before the Fall; likewise, believers, when revived by the Holy Spirit, would never sin again and would never die. Their preaching was accompanied by shouting and falling prostrate (2SM 34). Ellen White spoke vigorously against this movement, which she said was similar to an early fanaticism in one segment of the Adventists at the end of 1844 ( ibid. 31–35; General Conference Bulletin [1901], p. 421). The movement soon died down.

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