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Did Alexander Campbell Predict 1866 as the Year of Christ's Coming?

Randy Todd
Preaching Minister
Southwestern Church of Christ Grove City, Ohio
randyntodd@gmail.com

 

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Abstract

This study explores Alexander Campbell’s response to the bold claims of William Miller and other nineteenth-century prognosticators that the return of the Lord was imminent. Campbell criticized the audacious certainty of their predictions and challenged their interpretations of these prophecies. Nevertheless, he did publish his belief that significant prophetic events were likely to be fulfilled in 1847 and then in 1866. However, he interpreted these prophecies in light of his ongoing plea to restore the ancient order.

 
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