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Canada in Early Adventist Periodicals – Summer 1844

March 30, 2008

The Advent Herald, and Signs of the Times Reporter
August 14, 1844, Vol. VIII, No. 2


Is it not true that we are living in that period of time referred to by our Savior in the last of the 24th, and the first of the 25th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel? Our Savior commences at the 45th verse of the 24th chapter, and refers to the time when some servants of the household would be giving the household the necessary meat in due season, and the evil servants would be saying in their hearts My Lord delayith his coming, and would smite their fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunken, till they were cut off at the coming of the Lord. Then, says our Savior, shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

It seems to me that our Savior, knowing how men would conduct at the end of time, made his illustrations so plain, that all might know when the kingdom of heaven should be thus likened.

Since brother Litch lectured here in Stanstead and Hadley, we have seen many converted to God, and made happy in believing in the coming of the Lord. And some of us in this place it may be truly said, we went out to met the Bridegroom, and were happy in believing that our Lord would come in the year 1843; and many of us are still happy in believing that the Lord now standeth at the door. But, while the Lord has to some seemed to tarry, all have apparently slumbered, and some seem to be sound asleep, and I fear they will never awake, till that ‘cry” shall be heard, ” Behold.the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.”

I believe the proud professors will not acknowledge their lamps have gone out till that time; they still think they are right, and the Adventists are in a great error. For the last six months I have heard of no conversions in these three townships. O, my brethren, let us be faithful a few days, and our blessed Lord will come; and he now commands us that, when we see these things come to pass, to know that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. It seems to me that every candid reader must know that we are standing on the eve of the fifth kingdom, and at the end of the 2300 days. And our Savior’s words prove that we are there.

Yours in the blessed hope.

Barnstead, July 15th, 1844.

P. S. You would do me a kindness to write on the first part of the 25th chapter of Matthew, and show how it is to be fulfilled.