Shorts 11 - 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. Thousands await Jesus' Second Coming on October 22 but the clock strikes midnight uneventfully. Bitter disappointment ensues.
Hiram Edson leads an effort to pray for guidance. Those disillusioned by the Great Disappointment reject him. Hiram suggests that the date October 22, 1844 was right, but that the sanctuary that was cleansed is in heaven. He believes Jesus now intercedes for us before the Father.
Ellen Harmon has a vision during family prayers in which she is taken high above the earth. She sees the Advent people walking toward the Heavenly City on a narrow path. She says there was a light behind the believers called the Midnight Cry signifying Miller's message. As long as the band kept t...