William Miller was a Baptist preacher who was a native of the United States. He believed that the Earth’s destruction by fire at Christ’s Second Coming would occur sometime in 1843/1844. In 1822 he wrote: ‘I believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ is near, even at the door, even within twenty-one years,—on or before 1843’.
Miller spent years studying the Bible and particularly the prophecies of Daniel. His studies led him to predict that the Second Coming of Jesus would occur on October 22nd 1844. The day came and went and the world didn’t end as William Miller had predicted. It became known as the Great Disappointment and led to the formation of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
The Great Disappointment occurred when the world didn’t end as predicted by Baptist preacher William Miller in the year 1844 On This Day.
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