Bible questions

Bible Questions & Answers originally started in response to letters from listeners to Adventist World Radio (AWR).

It has now grown to be part of Discover Online and aims to openly and honestly reflect on the truths of the Bible in the modern world. Much of the audio on this site was first aired on AWR.

Thanks to Pastors Edgar Hulbert, Herman Smit, Mike Stickland, Gudmundurs Olafsson, Ray Allen and Victor Hulbert for their help and support in researching for this site.

Answers reflect the authors Christian view of the Bible and modern culture but does not necessarily represent the official views of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

What happened in 1844?

I've been wondering what really happened in 1844 and why Adventists believe it happened. I presume it's based on the bible, but I can't find it. Will you explain it to me? -Lars from Denmark. The whole issue of 1844 is based on the 2300 day prophecy of Daniel 8:14. To understand anything in Daniel you need to remember what the purpose of the book is. Daniel's very name means "God is my judge" and the stories in the first part of the book, along with the prophecies that get... more