Seventh-day Adventism is a Christian Protestant denomination founded by Ellen White, whom adherents consider to have manifested the gift of prophecy in her ministry and writings. The Adventist in their name is a reference to the denomination's belief in the nearness of the Second Coming of Christ, originally predicted by William Miller to occur between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844. [1] The denomination, officially established in 1863, grew out of the Millerite movement that condemned all the churches of the day as apostate and warned Christians to come out of them. Although formerly regarded as a cult, the modern consensus seems to be that "...it is perfectly possible to be a Seventh-day Adventist and be a true follower of Jesus Christ despite heterodox concepts..."^[1]^

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  1. ? Walter Martin (1997), Kingdom of the Cults. p. 517. ISBN 1556617143
  2. ? Includes a short history of the origins of the Seventh Day Adventists.