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Events

  1. 151. The Conference in Battle Creek

    Cottrell was experienced and influential; his message, published in James White's absence, set the pace for a long-drawn-out battle. ...
    28. September 1860
  2. 152. The Discussion About Adopting a Name

    Cautiously the conference moved into this highly sensitive area. Brother Poole feared that to adopt a general name would hurt them as a people. J. B. ...
  3. 153. A Change of Opinion

    The discussion continued in earnest terms through the morning hours till 11:00, when a recess seemed in order. The minutes of the discussions after lunch read: ...
  4. 154. James White Takes the Floor

    James White then took the floor and apologized for some of the brethren who seemed to be afraid of a name. The Review reported: ...
  5. 155. The Resolution

    Having voted to adopt a name, the discussion now turned on what that name should be. The name Church of God, was proposed and zealously advocated by some. ...
  6. 156. The Motion to Adopt a Name Carried

    The motion to adopt a name was finally put before the delegates, and it carried. The name Seventh-day Adventists was taken. Even so, a few dissented or refrained from voting.
  7. 157. Some Refrained from Voting

    Even so, T. J. Butler, of Ohio, dissented, and Elders Lawrence, Sperry, Andrews, and Ingraham refrained from voting. ...
  8. 158. Moving Into a New Home

    They instituted an immediate search for a place to make their home for the year before them. A three-acre (one-hectare) property in Grand Ledge was available but it did not suit. ...
    19. December 1880
  9. 159. The Invitation to the Conference

    Because James White was eager to have the largest possible representation present for the consideration of plans for the financial support of the growing church, he placed several notices in the ...
    03. June 1859
  10. 160. Winning the Struggle for Church Organization

    With others sharing the responsibilities of the publishing work in Battle Creek, James and Ellen were more free to travel into the field and visit the churches. ...
    1861
  11. 161. Finding the Way in the Matters of War

    Seventh-day Adventists, just moving into church organization, were, as the War Between the States opened, forced to find their way in a very difficult and sensitive area. ...
  12. 162. The War Calls for More Soldiers

    For a time to those in Battle Creek, the war seemed far away. Little was happening on the battlefields, and James and Ellen White were involved in the various church interests. ...
  13. 163. Raising Funds for Volunteers

    Because Seventh-day Adventists were particularly anxious to avoid the threatened draft, which would involve Sabbathkeepers, James White heartily participated in the matter of raising funds to pay ...
  14. 164. Official Noncombatant Status

    This meant that the $300 commutation provision now applied only to those officially recognized as noncombatants. ...
    02. August 1864
  15. 165. Extreme Positions

    The publishing of extreme views in the Health Reformer in the summer of 1870 brought on a crisis, and at the camp meeting in Pleasanton, Kansas, in October the situation was more than ev ...
    June 1870
  16. 166. Henry Prepared to Die

    Henry failed rapidly. Though the Whites and Howlands prayed earnestly for his healing, he grew worse. His parents did not hesitate to talk with him about death, and even to prepare for it. ...
  17. 167. Henry's Wish to be Interred in Battle Creek

    One morning while his mother was attending him he said: "Promise me, Mother, that if I die I may be taken to Battle Creek, and laid by the side of my little brother, John ...
  18. 168. On the Deathbed

    On several occasions Henry dictated short messages of admonition and assurance to young friends in Battle Creek. The deathbed scene was recorded by Adelia Patten: ...
  19. 169. The Battle

    In an address given in Battle Creek on March 6, 1869, Ellen White further described her experiences as a health reformer: ...
    06. March 1869
  20. 170. Expenses Paid

    The total expense for the White family was now running at $40 per week, and that of Loughborough about $20. ...
  21. 171. Convinced to Go Back to Battle Creek

    Ellen White was convinced that they should return to Battle Creek. But she would not trust her judgment alone. She prayed that God would guide her and not allow her to take one wrong step. ...
    05. December 1865
  22. 172. Season of Fasting and Prayer

    When the General Conference session of 1866 met in Battle Creek in May, the matter of health reform was uppermost in the minds of the leaders. ...
    May 1866
  23. 173. Collecting Money for the Health Institution

    Since James was at that time in a critical condition of health and could not undertake such an enterprise, the matter seemed to fall upon the Michigan Conference, of which Loughborough was presid ...
  24. 174. Called to Ministry

    At about the age of 21, Canright felt the call to the ministry. He went to Battle Creek, sought out James White, and spent an hour with him. White related the incident: ...
  25. 175. Back in the East for Camp Meetings

    After three months in California James and Ellen returned to the East. Soon after arriving in Battle Creek to attend camp meetings, James White declared his general plan for working: ...
    April 1875

Events

The Conference in Battle Creek

The Discussion About Adopting a Name

A Change of Opinion

James White Takes the Floor

The Resolution

The Motion to Adopt a Name Carried

Some Refrained from Voting

Moving Into a New Home

The Invitation to the Conference

Winning the Struggle for Church Organization

Finding the Way in the Matters of War

The War Calls for More Soldiers

Raising Funds for Volunteers

Official Noncombatant Status

Extreme Positions

Henry Prepared to Die

Henry's Wish to be Interred in Battle Creek

On the Deathbed

The Battle

Expenses Paid

Convinced to Go Back to Battle Creek

Season of Fasting and Prayer

Collecting Money for the Health Institution

Called to Ministry

Back in the East for Camp Meetings

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