Time Setting

The prediction of a time for the Second Advent. Seventh-day Adventists do not set a time for the Advent or any future event. The Seventh-day Adventist founders, who came from the Millerite movement, insisted after the 1844 disappointment that the Second Advent was not the event indicated by the 2300–day prophecy. Their refusal to move the end of the prophetic period to a later date, and their insistence that no time prophecy extended beyond 1844, saved them from the successive time settings of the others who revised their dating. Ellen White wrote in 1850 “that time had not been a test since 1844, and that time will never again be a test” ( Present Truth 1:87, November 1850).

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