Seventh Day Adventism and Mormonism both have their roots in the religious
upheavals of the 1830's/1840's in upstate New York, but Seventh Day
Adventism isn't an "offshoot" of Mormonism, although both had an
"adventist" belief at the time ... the Second Coming was immediately at
hand. The Seventh Day Adventists grew out of a group called the
"Millerites" followers of a preacher named William [?] Miller who forecast
the end of the world in 1843 and 1844. The "Russellites" of the 1880's
also were "adventist" ... they grew into the modern Jehovah's Witnesses.
"Adventism" is a Bible doctrine and has been with Christian thought since
the New Testament .. various groups have either pushed it or not as a
major doctrine of their church .... it's there in the Apostles' Creed ...
"from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead."
So, these groups have/had a related belief on a point of doctrine, but I
don't think you can really say one is the offshoot of the other.
On Wed, 21 May 1997, Betty Hompoth wrote:
> > > > >In the course of researching the Hyatt name I found that my GGG grandfather > >was a Seventh Day Adventist.. This religon didn't begin until 1841. I > >understand that SDA was an offshot of the Mormons which started in 1831. My > >question is: > > > >What was before that???? I don't know that they were Moromons before they > >came to Michigan from New York in 1832, they could have just picked a > >religion close by, But from what I have seen from plat maps of their farms > >there were churches very close by and the nearest SDA was 10 miles away. > >Any thoughts????? > > > >Betty Hompoth > >email@example.com > >Windsor, Ontario Canada > > > > > > > >