The denomination in the 1870s turned to missionary work and revivals, tripling its membership to 16,000 by 1880 and establishing a presence beyond North America during the late 19th century.Rapid growth continued, with 75,000 members in 1901.
Bates was introduced to the Sabbath doctrine through a tract written by Millerite preacher Thomas M.
Preble, who in turn had been influenced by Rachel Oakes Preston, a young Seventh Day Baptist.
William Miller predicted on the basis of Daniel –16 and the "day-year principle" that Jesus Christ would return to Earth between the spring of 1843 and the spring of 1844.
In the summer of 1844, Millerites came to believe that Jesus would return on October 22, 1844, understood to be the biblical Day of Atonement for that year.
Miller's failed prediction became known as the "Great Disappointment".
Hiram Edson and other Millerites came to believe that Miller's calculations were correct, but that his interpretation of Daniel was flawed as he assumed Christ would come to cleanse the world.
The church experienced challenges as it formed its core beliefs and doctrines especially as a number of the early Adventist leaders came from churches that held to some form of Arianism (Ellen G. Adventists, for the most part, credit her with bringing the Seventh-day Adventist church into a more comprehensive awareness of the God Head during the 1890s.
The Adventist Church adopted Trinitarian theology early in the 20th century and began to dialogue with other Protestant groups toward the middle of the century, eventually gaining wide recognition as a Protestant church.
The denomination grew out of the Millerite movement in the United States during the mid-19th century and it was formally established in 1863.
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