With all of the talk of “Revival and Reformation” I want to highlight on my blog some significant revivals from Adventist history. The following quote, presumably by Uriah Smith, appeared in the Review and Herald in the 1870s. It gives a glimpse into how the early Seventh-day Adventist pioneers felt about revival and reformation:
Signs of a True Revival–
1st. The filling up of the seats in the prayer-meeting by the heads of families.
2d. A spirit of devotion and prayer pervading the young men of the church.
3d. An earnest study of the Scriptures, and a desire on the part of all the members of the Sabbath-school.
4th. The revival of family worship among those who have neglected it.
5th. A better attendance on the services of God’s house on the Sabbath.
6th and last, but not least. A consecration even of the mites of the widow to the cause of missions.
These, we think, are evidneces of no mean [average] revival, when they begin to show themselves in any church. They will soon be followed by a striving on the part of the godless to be like-minded.