American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A member of any of several Christian denominations that believe Jesus's Second Coming and the end of the world are near.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who believes in the second coming of Christ to establish a personal reign upon the earth; a millenarian; a Second-adventist. The Adventists of the United States owe their origin to the millenarian teachings of William Miller (see
Millerite), most of them believing at first in various dates fixed for the second coming of Christ from 1843 to 1861, but afterward abandoning the attempt to determine the date. There are several divisions or sects of Adventists, the principal of which are: the Advent (or Second Advent) Christians, the largest; the Seventh-day Adventists, much smaller, but more compactly organized; and the Evangelical Adventists, the smallest. The members of the first two believe in the final annihilation of the wicked, which those of the third reject. The second observe the seventh day as the Sabbath, and believe in the existence of the spirit of prophecy among them; they maintain missions in various parts of the world, and a number of institutions at Battle Creek, Michigan, their headquarters.
- n. One who believes in the Second Advent (usually known as the Second coming) of Jesus; a millenarian.
- n. A member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- adj. Relating to believers in the Second Advent of Jesus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a religious body, embracing several branches, who look for the proximate personal coming of Christ; -- called also
- n. a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
“On May 18, Lou Russell suffered a massive heart attack that put him in Adventist Hospital, where he recovered somewhat and stayed until June 20.”
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“The "Adventist" community, then, is one that believe in and practice "an open, hopeful expectation of the consummation of the coming of God.”
“I pray that this church, my family, grow further toward becoming a truly "Adventist" community”
“Adell Sherbert was a Seventh-Day Adventist who worked in the textile mills in South Carolina.”
“A third group liked to rib me for being a Seventh-day Adventist, a denomination just too far out there for some of the local Congregationalists.”
“Which is why I am excited that a group of Seventh-day Adventist filmmakers and activists has come together to create an It Gets Better video for Adventists and as part of the larger It Gets Better campaign.”
“Though it doesn't presume to speak for all Adventists or the official church, it does represent a trend toward the love and compassion of Jesus being more fully displayed in Adventist congregations.”
“Dear Lord, It's Jerry AgainThe Beeves are members of the Seventh-Day Adventist denomination, which has a history of medical missions.”
“A member of the 7th Day Adventist Church, Carl took a year off from studying auto mechanics and welding in college to volunteer through a church program in South Africa, working on school construction and maintenance.”
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