J. N. Andrews (1829-1883) Lived to be 54 Years Old

John Nevins Andrews (July 22, 1829 in Poland, Maine USA – October 21, 1883 in Basel, Image result for j n andrewsSwitzerland), was a PROTESTANT early pioneer of the Seventh-day Adventist movement minister, the first official Seventh-day Adventist missionary, writer, editor, and scholar. 

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John Nevins Andrews (1829—1883) was a Seventh-day Adventist minister, missionary, writer, editor, and scholar. Born in Poland, Maine in 1829, Andrews began to observe the seventh-day Sabbath in 1845. Ordained as a minister in 1853, Andrews played a pivotal role in the establishment of Adventist theology. Andrews wrote a number of scholarly religious books, his most famous being “The History of the Sabbath and the First Day of the Week.” During his long and illustrious career, he also served as the Adventist representative in Washington to secure recognition for the church as noncombatants, served as the third president of the General Conference, and also as editor of the Review and Herald magazine. After his wife (Angeline) died from a stroke, Andrews was sent as a missionary to Europe where he helped start a publishing house in Switzerland and also a French periodical. Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan was named after him in 1960, as well as a school in Takoma Park, Maryland. Though many years have passed since John Andrew’s death, his scholarly legacy lives on in the numerous books he wrote, and the educational institutions that bear his name - although he would turn over in his grave today to see the great truths he worked so hard to implement into the Adventist church rejected and changed into Catholic doctrines that the early pioneers had gotten rid of during 1840-1894.

John Nevins Andrews (1829-1883). (A Collection of Some Sixteen Books and Ten Pamphlets.) Author, minister, missionary, and scholar. Born in Poland, Maine, in 1829, Andrews converted in February 1843 and began to observe the seventh-day Sabbath in 1845. He met James and Ellen White in September 1849. In 1850 he began itinerant pastoral ministry and was ordained in 1853. Andrews was a significant contributor in the development of Seventh-day Adventist PIONEER (1840-1894) theology. Among his more memorable achievements was applying the identity of the two-horned beast of Revelation to the United States of America. In 1859 he wrote the first edition of his most famous book, The History of the Sabbath and the First Day of the Week (Battle Creek, MI: Battle Creek Steam Press, 1859). On Oct. 29, 1856, Andrews married Angeline Stevens (1824-1872) in Waukon, Iowa, where the Andrews and Stevens families had recently moved. In 1859 a conference in Battle Creek voted that Andrews should assist J. N. Loughborough with tent evangelism in Michigan. He returned the follow year (1860) to Iowa. During this second period in Iowa his two children were born: Charles (b. 1857) and Mary (b. 1861). In June 1862 John left Waukon to conduct evangelistic meetings in New York where he helped to found the New York Conference. In February 1863 Angeline and their two children joined them in New York, and while there they had two more children both of whom died from tuberculosis. In 1864 Andrews was chosen as the denominational representative to the Provost Marshall General in Washington, D.C., to secure recognition for the denomination as noncombatants. On May 14, 1867, Andrews was elected the third president of the General Conference (until May 18, 1869) after which he became editor of the Review and Herald (1869-1870). In 1872 Angeline died from a stroke after which John moved with his two children to South Lancaster, Massachusetts, where his children could stay with the Harris family. Two years later he left with his two children, John and Mary, as the first official Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to Europe. They assisted in founding a publishing house in Switzerland and an Adventist periodical in French, Les Signes des Temps (1876). In 1878 Mary caught tuberculosis and died soon after receiving treatment at the Battle Creek Sanitarium. Andrews died on Oct. 21, 1883 and is buried next to J. H. Waggoner in Basel, Switzerland. In 1960 Andrews University was named in his honor. Adventist Pioneer Library, Ellen G. White Writings, Comprehensive Research Edition 2008, https://egwwritings.org/ “When men come in who would move one pin or pillar from the foundation which God has established by His Holy Spirit, let the aged men who were pioneers in our work speak plainly, and let those who are dead speak also, by the reprinting of their articles in our periodicals. Gather up the rays of divine light that God has given as He has led His people on step by step in the way of truth. This truth will stand the test of time and trial.” — Ellen G. White, Ms 62, 1905, The Retirement Years, 21.

Andrews University is named after him. Andrews University has rejected the great light (Three Angel's Messages found in Rev 14:6-12) J. N. Andrews believed and taught. J. N. Andrews would be appalled at this great apostasy from the truth that Andrews University teaches today. He would turn over in his grave if he knew that this once PROTESTANT teachings has been rejected turned CATHOLIC!!! all the while they try to claim a PROTESTANT MAN'S name to deceive if possible the very elect!

Today, the young men coming out of this "Andrew's" seminary are Catholic, not Protestant. How is this done you might ask? By rejecting the truth, the Three Angel's Messages setup in the beginning of Adventism! For example, doctrine # 2, the Trinity is not a Biblical doctrine. The Trinity is the main Catholic foundational doctrine from which every other false doctrine springs! Like Sunday worship, immortality of the Soul, Eucharist, can't be sin-free, etc. Protestants hold to Bible only views, not the commandments of men.

John Andrews married the sister of Uriah Smiths wife. He died of tuberculosis. He had four children. He learned about the Sabbath from a tract called "The Hope of Israel" by Thomas Motherwell Preble (1810–1907).

Read John N. Andrews Wiki Bio here.

Articles and tracts by J. N. Andrews:

  • Andrews – A Refutation of the Claims of Sunday-keeping to Divine Authority.pdf
  • Andrews – A Review of the Remarks of O. R. L. Crozier on the Institution, Design and Abolition of the Sabbath.pdf
  • Andrews – An Examination of Seven Reasons for Sunday-Keeping.pdf
  • Andrews – Departing and Being with Christ.pdf
  • Andrews – History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week.pdf
  • Andrews – Review of Objections to the Seventh-day Sabbath.pdf
  • Andrews – Samuel and the Witch of Endor.pdf
  • Andrews – Sermon on the Two Covenants.pdf
  • Andrews – Sermons on the Sabbath and the Law.pdf
  • Andrews – The Complete Testimony of the Fathers of the First Three Centuries Concerning the Sabbath and First Day.pdf
  • Andrews – The Definite Seventh Day.pdf
  • Andrews – The First Day of the Week Not the Sabbath of the Lord.pdf
  • Andrews – The Judgment. Its Events and Their Order.pdf
  • Andrews – The Perpetuity of the Royal Law.pdf
  • Andrews – The Rich Man and Lazarus.pdf
  • Andrews – The Sabbatic Institution, and the Two Laws.pdf
  • Andrews – The Sanctuary and Twenty-three Hundred Days.pdf
  • Andrews – The Sanctuary of the Bible.pdf
  • Andrews – The Three Angels of Revelation 14:6-12.pdf (GREAT READ!) "Mr. (John) Wesley in his notes on Rev. xiii, says of the two-horned beast "He has not yet come, though he cannot be far off; for he is to appear at the end of the forty-two months of the first beast (Rev 13:5 comes to Sept 19, 2016).On the 15th verse speaking of anti-christ, he says: "It seems his last and most cruel persecution is to come. This persecution, the reverse of all that preceded it, will as we may gather from many scriptures, fall on the outward court worshipers, the formal Christian. It is probable that few real Christians shall perish by it: on the contrary, those who watch and pray always shall be accounted worthy to escape all these things, and stand before the Son of man" J. N. Andrews, The Three Angels of Revelation 14:6-12, pages 43-44.
  • Who is "Mr. Westley" that J. N. Andrews is quoting above? "The Millerites were almost universally ultra-conservative in their individual life-style. Most (including Ellen G. White herself) came out of a very strict Methodist background which frowned on jewelry, card-playing, gambling, dancing. cosmetics, etc., as being “worldly.” As such, many still heeded the admonitions of Methodism’s founder, John Wesley. Review and Herald editor James White published a long statement “On Dress, From Mr. Wesley’s Advice to the People Called Methodists,” and in it Elder White encouraged SDAs to plainness in all aspects of their unique life-style. 1See The Review and Herald, July 10, 1855, pp. 1, 2; an extract was subsequently reprinted in The Review and Herald, November 30, 1972, p. 6. WBEGWSDAC 4.1.
  • Thus John Wesley cried out in 1756 concerning the two-horned beast of Revelation 13: "He has not yet come, though he cannot be far off; for he is to appear at the end of the forty-two months of the first beast."66
  • "Since 1798 the book of Daniel has been unsealed, knowledge of the prophecies has increased, and many have proclaimed the solemn message of the judgment near." - The Great Controversy, p. 356.
  • "The 1260 days, or years, terminated in 1798. A quarter of a century earlier, persecution had almost wholly ceasedTHE GREAT CONTROVERSY, PAGE 306.1.

    If we take history as an example, we could predict that the 1260 days or 42 months or 3.5 years would be shortened that would be 1235 days if you subtract 25 days for a "quarter of a century"? So 1235 days from March 19, 2013 comes to Friday, August 5, 2016.

    More here: https://sites.google.com/site/theendtimewarning/the-end-of-the-world

  • "The periods here mentioned—“forty and two months,” and “a thousand two hundred and threescore days”—are the same, alike representing the time in which the church of Christ was to suffer oppression from Rome. The 1260 years of papal supremacy began in A.D. 538, and would therefore terminate in A.D. 1798. (See Appendix note for page 54.) At that time a French army entered Rome and made the pope a prisoner, and he died in exile. Though a new pope was soon afterward elected, the papal hierarchy has never since been able to wield the power which it before possessed.

    The persecution of the church did not continue throughout the entire period of the 1260 years. God in mercy to His people cut short the time of their fiery trial. In foretelling the “great tribulation” to befall the church, the Saviour said: “Except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Matthew 24:22. Through the influence of the Reformation the persecution was brought to an end prior to 1798.

    Concerning the two witnesses the prophet declares further: “These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.” “Thy word,” said the psalmist, “is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Revelation 11:4Psalm 119:105. The two witnesses represent the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament. Both are important testimonies to the origin and perpetuity of the law of God. Both are witnesses also to the plan of salvation. The types, sacrifices, and prophecies of the Old Testament point forward to a Saviour to come. The Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament tell of a Saviour who has come in the exact manner foretold by type and prophecy.

    “They shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three-score days, clothed in sackcloth.” During the greater part of this period, God’s witnesses remained in a state of obscurity. The papal power sought to hide from the people the word of truth, and set before them false witnesses to contradict its testimony. (See Appendix.) When the Bible was proscribed by religious and secular authority; when its testimony was perverted, and every effort made that men and demons could invent to turn the minds of the people from it; when those who dared proclaim its sacred truths were hunted, betrayed, tortured, buried in dungeon cells, martyred for their faith, or compelled to flee to mountain fastnesses, and to dens and caves of the earth—then the faithful witnesses prophesied in sackcloth. Yet they continued their testimony throughout the entire period of 1260 years. In the darkest times there were faithful men who loved God’s word and were jealous for His honor. To these loyal servants were given wisdom, power, and authority to declare His truth during the whole of this time" The Great Controversy, p. 266.3
  • "And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months" Rev 13:5
  • "While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts" Daniel 7:8.
  • "May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, The tongue that speaks great things" Psalm 12:3.
  • "Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done" Daniel 11:36.
  • "He said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored." Daniel 8:14.
  • Daniel 12:12
    "How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days!

    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness [MAN OF SIN = JESUIT POPE FRANCIS] (the son of destruction) is revealed.

    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and abolish by the majesty of His arrival.

    Revelation 11:2
    But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Do not measure it, because it has been given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city (144,000) for forty-two months [Starting Sept 19, 2016 - I think, see more below and here].

    Revelation 11:3
    And I will empower my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for a thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth."
  • The 42 months (Rev 13:5) or 1,260 days is also known as the 3.5 years of the "LITTLE TIME OF TROUBLE". The Dark Ages WILL BE REPEATED, only in 1,260 LITERAL DAYS instead of the day for a year which occurred 538 AD to 1798 AD. The little time of trouble started March 19, 2013 when Jesuit Pope Francis the eighth and final King of the Papacy was coronated and he started his reign according to Rev 13:5. His reign lasts for 42 months or 1,260 literal days, or 3.5 years which would make it come to September 19, 2016. Then the little time trouble, 3.5 years, the second beast, brings fire down from heaven in the sight of men, this takes place after the 42 months and then of Jacobs trouble starts and should last for the space of 1/2 hour or 15 days, then Jesus will return. REMEMBER, time is cut short in Righteousness! So even the 42 months is cut short? like the first literal day for a year 42 months? PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD!
  • first beast reigns 42 months, 1,260 days, 3.5 years (Jesuit Pope Francis March 19, 2013-Sept 19, 2016. Then starts the Rev 13:11 beast, the second beast "another beast" the )
  • second beast = all 501c3 former PROTESTANT churches in America will rule for 3.5 years, cut short by 25 days? 

    Revelation 11:2
    But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Do not measure it, because it has been given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city (144,000) for forty-two months [Starting Sept 19, 2016 - I think, see more below and here].
  • "And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon" Rev 13:11.
  • Daniel 8:3
    Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last.

    See these two videos, 
    (by Bill Pinto): - he has interesting things to say, except, based on my studies, I do not agree with all of what he says... for example, an understanding of who the 144,000 are (the 144,000 are those who from 1840 until the Sunday law legislation live and give the historic early SDA pioneers THREE ANGEL'S MESSAGES = what the pioneers of Adventism taught as the Bride of Christ to the GUESTS of the wedding Banquet = come feast on the early SDA historic doctrines = the Three Angel's Messages - Rev 14:6-12 = learn more here), opens up this prophecy to understand more about it. The feast is Jesus, the Bread of Life, which are the early SDA pioneers teachings (Sanctuary message Crosier – The Sanctuary.pdfHaskell – The Cross and its Shadow.pdf) from 1840-1894 = 1840-1846, the first 50 years or so...until 1894...when the last message was given to the Laodicean church by Sister White to A.G. Daniels = The Diet Pledge to abstain from all stimulants, flesh meat, etc... 
  • King of the North, Part 1 here: https://vimeo.com/160584144
  • King of the North, Part 2 here: https://vimeo.com/160584146
  • THESE TWO HORNS of the Lamb like beast of Rev 13:11, speaks like Rev 13:5....REPRESENTS REPUBLICANISM and APOSTATE 501c3 PROTESTANTISM IN AMERICA TODAY. Republicanism has already started about 1776-1798 - the end of the Dark Ages ended. The Dark Ages are to be repeated by the apostate Protestants in America today - persecuting those who keep all 12 of the Commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
  • REMNANT OF HER "SEED" The SEED of ADVENTISM was the truth, the foundational doctrines setup in the beginning of Adventism. From 1840-1894. The LAST message of mercy was given to the apostatized SDA movement to REFORM in 1894 to A.G. Daniel's - THE PLEDGE to abstain from animal flesh and all products derived from it. You cannot put dead food in a living temple and expect it NOT to be poluted, defiled. Those who defile God's TEMPLE, our body, WILL BE DESTROYED! See more here under Jesuit A.G. Daniels.
  • "Martin Luther, and other reformers, arose in the strength of God, and with the Word and Spirit, made mighty strides in the Reformation. The greatest fault we can find in the Reformation is, the Reformers stopped reforming. Had they gone on, and onward, till they had left the last vestige of Papacy behind, such as natural immortality, sprinkling, the trinity, and Sunday-keeping, the church would now be free from her unscriptural errors." (James White (a type of Christ to modern Israel "remnant of her (original SDA pioneer doctrine believers/doers) seed" today), February 7, 1856, Review & Herald, vol. 7, no. 19, page 148, par. 26).
  • The Trinity is the foundational doctrine of the Catholic church from which springs every other false doctrine: "The mystery of the Trinity is the central doctrine of the Catholic Faith. Upon IT are based all the other teachings of the church..." Handbook for Today's Catholic, p. 11.
  • Revelation 13:4
    They worshiped the dragon who had given authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast (same mind, same mouth as the beast), saying, "Who is like the beast (Papacy System - Jesuit Pope Francis), and who can wage war against it?"
  • Revelation 16:13
    And I saw three unclean spirits that looked like frogs, coming from the mouths of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet.

  • After the Saints are "they will trample the holy city (144,000) for forty-two months" Rev 11:2, then Jacobs trouble of 15 days - "one hour" the New World Order reigns. Learn more about the ONE HOUR here
  • Jesus said to His disciples, Can you not watch with me ONE HOUR?

  • "But these miracles are to be carried so far that fire is to be brought down from
    heaven upon the earth in the sight of men. In the days of Elijah the test between
    Jehovah and Baal was this very thing: the God that could cause fire to come
    down from heaven in the sight of the assembled multitude, was the true God.
    Satan was not then able to perform this most astonishing miracle. 1 Kings xviii.
    But this very act, by which the true God was distinguished from the false, is now
    to be performed by Satan himself. This shows, as we think, that this act of the
    two-horned beast relates to the hour of temptation that shall come upon all the
    world to try them that dwell upon the earth. Rev. iii, 10, 11. Who would be
    prepared to resist such miracles as this? None but those who are specially kept
    by God. The multitude must be swept away by them. The truth of God, that
    shows all this as the work of the Devil, will be the only shield then. Those only
    who have kept the word of Christ's patience will
    then be kept. This fearful hour of temptation, when Satan shall work with all
    power, and signs, and lying wonders, is before us, and who will stand when it
    shall come upon all the world? "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye
    may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and
    to stand before the Son of man." Luke xxi, 36.; ---J. N. Andrews, The Three Angels of Revelation 14:6-12page 103-104.

The SAD fact today is this beloved faithful and true Three Angel's Messages believer would not, could NOT join the modern SDA church today. Today, John Nevins Andrews would denounce it as part of Babylon, fallen because of it's rejection of the great light setup in the beginning of Adventism. Because the modern 501c3 SDA church has given up the Three Angel's Messages. Look for the old logo with the Three Angel's on it. It is GONE and has been replaced by a Catholic logo.

The whole 501c3 SDA church denomination can fall and become fallen Babylon by meeting one of the three following conditions: 
  2. SINS
  3. REJECTION OF TRUTH = rejection of early  pioneer SDA doctrines and teachings
In amazement, they hear the testimony that Babylon is the [501c3 SDA] church, fallen because of her errors and sins, because of her rejection of the truth [1841-1846 SDA Pioneer doctrines] sent to her from heaven [in the beginning of Adventism, to our early pioneers, like Elder James & Prophetess Ellen White, Elder Joseph Bates, R. F. Cottrell, Stephen N. Haskell,J.N. Andrews and more]” —GC 606.


“The third angel's message was, and still isa WARNING to the saints to "hold fast," and not go back, and "receive" the marks (of the Papal beast=TRINITY, SUNDAY WORSHIP, Sprinkling) which the virgin band got rid of, during the second angel's [1843-1844] cry” A Word to the "Little Flock" JAMES WHITE, Topsham, Maine April 21, 1847.

"The message of the fall of Babylon, as given by the second angel [Rev. 14:8]is repeated, with the additional mention of the corruption's which have been entering the [SDA] churches since 1844. The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel's [Rev. 14:9-12 anti-Pope's anti-trinity, anti-sunday] message as it swells to a loud cry" Early Writtings, p. 277.1.

"This scripture points forward to a time when the announcement of the fall of Babylon, as made by the second angel of Revelation 14[:8], is to be repeated, with the ADDITIONAL mention of the corruptions which have been entering the various organizations (501c3 churches) that constitute Babylon(all churches who have adopted false doctrines in common with the Papel Mother beast -like the Trinity, Eucharist, Sunday worship - all 501c3 churches become "ANOTHER BEAST" per Rev 13:11, the two horns represent Republicanism and former Protestantism in the United States), since that message was first given, in the summer of 1844" The Great Controversy 1888, p. 603.2Learn more about why the SDA pioneers of Adventism COULD NOT join the SDA denomination today here.

"As the Jews (AKA "ADVENTIST'S" in name only TODAY) departed from God, and failed to make the righteousness of Christ their own by faith, the Sabbath lost its significance to them. Satan was seeking to exalt himself and to draw men away from Christ, and he worked to pervert the Sabbath, because it is the sign of the power of Christ. The Jewish leaders accomplished the will of Satan by surrounding God's rest day with burdensome requirements. In the days of Christ the Sabbath had become so perverted that its observance reflected the character of selfish and arbitrary men rather than the character of the loving heavenly Father. The rabbis virtually represented God as giving laws which it was impossible for men to obey. They led the people to look upon God as a tyrant, and to think that the observance of the Sabbath, as He required it, made men hard-hearted and cruel. It was the work of Christ to clear away these misconceptions. Although the rabbis followed Him with merciless hostility, He did not even appear to conform to their requirements, but went straight forward, keeping the Sabbath according to the law of God." The Desire of Ages, p. 283.4

Cover of: History of the Sabbath and first day of the week by Andrews, John Nevins

See J.N. Andrews page 109 – History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week here.

Read the book "History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week" online here: https://archive.org/stream/historyofsabba00andr#page/22/mode/2up

"This scripture is an explicit testimony that the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of the Jews at Babylon were in consequence of their profanation of the Sabbath. It is a striking confirmation of the language of Jeremiah, already noticed, in which he testified to the Jews that if they would hallow the Sabbath their city should stand forever; but that it should be utterly destroyed if they persisted in its profanation. Nehemiah bears testimony to the accomplishment of Jeremiah's prediction concerning the violation of the Sabbath; and with his solemn appeal in its behalf ends the history of the Sabbath in the Old Testament" J.N. Andrews, History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week, Third Edition (1887).

A few words relative to the time of beginning the Sabbath are here demanded.

1. The reckoning of the first week of time necessarily determines that of all succeeding weeks. The first division of the first day was 
night; and each day of the first week began with evening; the evening and the morning, an expression equivalent to the night and the day, constituted the day of twenty-four hours. Gen.1. Hence, the first Sabbath began and ended with evening

2. That the night is in the Scriptures reckoned a part of the day of twenty-four hours, is proved by many texts. Ex.12:41,42; 1Sam.26:7,8; Luke 2:8-11; Mark 14:30; Luke 22:34, and many other testimonies. 
3. The 2300 days, symbolizing 2300 years are each constituted like the days of the first week of time. Dan.8:14. The margin, which gives the literal Hebrew, calls each of these days an "evening morning." 
4. The statute defining the great day of atonement is absolutely decisive that the day begins with evening, and that the night is a part of the day. Lev.23:32. "It shall be unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even shall ye celebrate your Sabbath" 
5. That evening is at sunset is abundantly proved by the following scriptures: Deut.16:6; Lev.22:6,7; Deut.23:2; 24:13,15; Josh.8:29; 10:26,27: Judges 14:18; 2Sam.3:35; 2Chron.18:34; Matt.8:16; Mark 1:32; Luke 4:40. But does not Neh.13:19. conflict with this testimony, and indicate that the Sabbath did not begin until after dark? I think not. The text does not say, "When it began to be dark at Jerusalem before the Sabbath," but it says, "When the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark." If it be remembered that the gates of Jerusalem were placed under wide and high walls, it will not be found difficult to harmonize this text with the many here adduced, which prove that the day begins with sunset.
Calmet, in his Bible Dictionary, article, Sabbath, thus states the ancient Jewish method of beginning the Sabbath: "About half an hour before the sunset all work is quitted and the Sabbath is supposed to be begun." 
He speaks thus of the close of the Sabbath; "When night comes, and they can discern in the heaven three stars of moderate magnitudethen the Sabbathis ended, and they may return to their ordinary employments."
"The woman is a symbol of the church, and the remnant of the church represents the Christians of the last generation of men, living just prior to the second advent. The dragon makes war on these for keeping the commandments of God, Sabbath and all, and having the testimony of Jesus Christ, which, according to the inspired definition of (Rev.) chapter 19:10, “is the spirit of prophecy.” Here, then, are the causes of the dragon's warfare upon the remnantThey teach the observance of the Ten Commandments, and the revival of the gifts, and acknowledge the gift of prophecy among themWhen the devil got one foot upon the fourth commandment, and the other upon the gifts planted in the Christian church by Jesus Christ, then his satanic majesty was filled with revengeful delight.But when the remnant, whom God designs to fit for translation to heaven without seeing (the second) death, “ask for the old paths (Three Angel's Messages (Revelation 14:6-12; Exodus 20:8-11 which begins with "Remember") which are the 1841-1846 historical truths), where is the good way, and walk therein,” then the dragon is wroth, and makes war on them" Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, p. 26.2.

"Pentecost brought them the heavenly illumination. The truths they could not understand while Christ was with them were now unfolded. With a faith and assurance that they had never before known, they accepted the teachings of the Sacred Word. No longer was it a matter of faith with them that Christ was the Son of God. They knew that, although clothed with humanity, He was indeed the Messiah, and they told their experience to the world with a confidence which carried with it the conviction that God was with them." The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45.3

"And in their mouth was found no guile (no false doctrines of the beast): for they are without fault (speak the truth) before the throne of God" Revelation 14:5 (KJV):