Characters & Themes

Ellen Harmon White

Adolescent Ellen Harmon ne laisse pas son jeune âge ou de la fragilité physique amortissent son enthousiasme pour le travail de l’Avent. Après son église méthodiste locale disfellowships Ellen et sa famille pour leurs croyances millérites, sa condamnation du Christ dès le retour ne fait qu’aggraver.

William Miller

William Miller is a gentleman farmer tormented by the question of why he survived the battle of Plattsburg. Searching for answers, he ignores the misgivings and jeers of friends to search the Scriptures where he finds a friend in Jesus.

Joseph Bates

Retired sea captain Joseph Bates hears William Miller’s message of Christ’s soon Second Coming and is absolutely convinced it is true.

William Miller

William Miller – Discovering Jesus

William Miller is still disturbed about his time at war. He has to know why he survived battle. Despite the misgivings of friends, he immerses himself in Scripture and discovers a friend in Jesus.

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William Miller

William Miller – The Rock or the Plough

Miller struggles with talking about his convictions about prophecy. Pushing aside immense reluctance, he begins to spread the word that Christ will come in 1843, which would fulfill Daniel's 2300-day prophecy.

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Joshua Himes

Joshua Himes – Joining the Cause

There are mixed reactions to Miller's preaching.

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Joshua Himes

Joshua Himes – The Whirlwind

Miller and Himes share the message on a frenetic tour of the Northeastern region of the United States.

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2300 Days

2,300 Days – Early Calculations

Miller's calculations turn some people off and excite others.

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October 22 1844

October 22, 1844 – We Know the Date

1843 has passed. Joseph Bates and Samuel Snow seek to encourage those disappointed that Jesus did not come.

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Ellen Harmon

Ellen Harmon – The Early Years

A young but frail Ellen Harmon is convicted by Miller's message.

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A Sabbath day of rest

A Day of Rest – Discovering the Sabbath

Mrs. Preston is convicted that Saturday is the seventh-day Sabbath.

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Joseph Bates

Joseph Bates – Sea Captain Turned Preacher

Former sea captain Joseph Bates meets with influential fellow believers and pledges his resources to advancing the message.

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Joseph Bates

Joseph Bates – Faith Like Flour

The Bates are so poor they can barely buy flour to bake bread or eat.

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The Great Disappointment

Tell the World – The Great Disappointment

William Miller is convinced that Jesus will come on October 22, 1844 and lends his voice to preaching the message.

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Brothers in a barn

Brothers In a Barn

People mock the grieving Millerites.

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1844 right date wrong event

1844: Right Date – Wrong Event

Hiram Edson leads an effort to pray for guidance.

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Midnight Cry

The Midnight Cry

Ellen Harmon has a vision during family prayers, in which she is taken high above the earth.

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Ellen and James Love Story

Ellen & James – A Love Story

James White speaks to Ellen Harmon at a gathering. Over friendly conversation and chaperoned walks they fall in love.

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The Doubters - Sargent and Robbins

The Doubters – Sargent & Robbins

Sargent and Robbins cast Ellen Harmon as a false prophet.

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A Healthy World - Learning To Live Well

A Healthy World – Learning To Live Well

Ellen White awakes from vision but can't make sense of all she has seen.

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Going To School - Lessons In Learning

Going To School – Lessons In Learning

Ellen White says healing and education go hand in hand.

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Your house is the world

Your House Is The World

Ellen has a vision in which she is told, "Your house is the world."

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Printing - the beginning of media ministry

Printing – The Beginning of Media Ministry

Numerous pamphlets and publications are printed to share the Advent message to a skeptical public.

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Ellen G White - The Person

Ellen G White – The Person

Through happiness and heartbreak Ellen White grows in her understanding of scripture.

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Church Organization - The Road To A Name

Church Organization – The Road To A Name

Leading a growing movement becomes increasingly challenging without proper organization or even a name.

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