1888 General Conference

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The Seventh-day Adventist General Conference Session of 1888 was held in the newly constructed Minneapolis First English Seventh-day Adventist Church on the corner of Lake Street and Fourth Avenue. The gathering has been a noted significant historical event in the Adventist church due to the debate that occurred primarily over prophetic interpretation of world history and the matter of righteousness by faith.

Note: It is helpful to understand the events occurring in America and in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the 1888 era. Thus, the history of the 1888 General Conference is provided in the following sections which are based on a display now provided at the annual Minnesota camp meetings.

Part 1 – What’s Happening in America in 1888
Part 2 – Seventh-day Adventists in America in 1888
Part 3 – Personalities and Issues of Controversy
Part 4 – Gathered at Minneapolis
Part 5 – Lost Leaders, Lessons, and the 1888 Legacy

1888 GC – Photo Gallery
1888 GC – SDA Encyclopedia