The term Adventist generally refers to someone who believes in the
Second Advent of Jesus(popularly known as the Second coming) in the tradition of the Millerites.
The Adventist family of churches are regarded today as conservative Protestants."Adventist and Sabbatarian (Hebraic) Churches" section (p. 256–276) in Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill and Craig D. Atwood, "Handbook of Denominations in the United States", 12th edn. Nashville: Abingdon Press]
While they hold much in common, their theology differs on whether the
intermediate stateis unconscious sleep or consciousness, whether the ultimate punishment of the wicked is annihilation or eternal torment, the nature of immortality, whether or not the wicked are resurrected, and whether the sanctuary of
* [http://www.tagnet.org/washington/history/millerite.html History of the Millerite Movement] from the "
Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia" 10:892–898, 1976.
* [http://www.wcg.org/lit/aboutus/roots.htm Graphical timeline of major Millerite groups] from the
Worldwide Church of Godofficial website
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