Owen Crosier

(1820-1913). Millerite preacher and editor, of Canandaigua, New York, first writer on what was to become the Seventh-day Adventist sanctuary doctrine. He was baptized in autumn 1843 by E. R. Pinney. As a young itinerant preacher he was associated with Hiram Edson and F. B. Hahn, and in March 1845 collaborated with Hahn in publishing, at Canandaigua, the Day-Dawn , a small Millerite paper. According to J. N. Loughborough, he was with Edson in the cornfield at Port Gibson on the morning after the sad vigil of Oct. 22, 1844. In any case, he accepted Edson’s explanation of the Millerite disappointment, joined with Edson and Hahn in intensive Bible study in the winter of 1844-1845, and wrote out their joint findings on the subject of the sanctuary and its cleansing. As the concept of the sanc...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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