Reformed Seventh-Day Adventists-Rowenite (1916)

An offshoot group led by Margaret W. Rowen, who had been a member of a Seventh-day Adventist church in Los Angeles, California. On June 22, 1916, she began to issue messages purporting to be testimonies from the Lord, claiming to have received the gift of prophecy. Disregarding the warnings of denominational leaders and committees who examined Mrs. Rowen’s writings and publicly declared that they contained error and were not messages from God, some church members accepted her as a divinely sent messenger and took the name “Reformed Seventh-day Adventists.” In the autumn of 1919, Mrs. Rowen claimed to have seen in vision a document in the manuscript files of Ellen White, dated Aug. 10, 1911, stating that Mrs. Rowen would be used of God to give messages from Him to His people. When W. ...

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