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There are 995 organizations with 418 edifices, valued at $644,675, and 28,891 communicants. The average seating capacity of the edifices is 225, and their average value $1542. The headquarters of the Seventh-Day Adventists are at Battle Creek, Michigan, and about a sixth of their communicants are in that State. Their congregations, however, are found in nearly all the States and Territories. They occupy as places of worship 555 halls, etc., with a seating capacity of 27,865.

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Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado,
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida.
Georgia.
Idaho.
Illinois.
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana.
Nebraska
Nevada ..
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

2
16
3472
48
21
112
3

400 3,550 7,900 11,249 4,165

400

650 1,550

40 4,000 52,400 32,010 58,925 15,950

800

200 7,400

871 1,193 2,197 1,990

80

5 25

I 15 134 71 24

2 38 4

2 63 31 7 I 9 2

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116 459

23 490 4,715 2,313 815 49

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56

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5 42 5

3 13 3

I 12

85 1,176

83

Communicants.

zations.

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SUMMARY BY STATES AND TERRITORIES.—Continued.

Value of
Church

Seating
Organi-
STATES.

Ca. Church
Edifices.

pacity. Property. North Dakota

4 Ohio

55 2142 5,575 $25,450 Oregon

26

8 1,800 11,300 Pennsylvania

1014
2,350

16,300 Rhode Island.

6
4

500 1,025 South Dakota

30 9 2,350 7,400 Tennessee

10
5%

1,350 2,425 Texas

15 I

800 800 Utah.

I Vermont.

26

4 1,150 4,500 Virginia

6
2

600 Washington

21

1,925 20,050 West Virginia

5 3

450 2,500 Wisconsin.

43 7,045 28,850

95 1,189

683 884 108 884 211 452

29 526 114 560

136 1,892

1,800

58

Total..

995

418

94,627 $644,675 28,991

650

363

309 2,323

414

871 1,193 2,197 1,990

459 4,715

85

48

67

2,408

SUMMARY BY CONFERENCES AND MISSIONS. Arkansas..

15 3 850 $1,000 Atlantic

IO 4

575 1,800 California.

40 26

8,628 159,175 Colorado. 13 2

4,650 Illinois...

24
16

3,550 52,400 Indiana.

55 3412 7,900 32,010 Iowa

11,249

58,925 Kansas

21 4,165 15,950 Maine

25 423 1,550 7,400 Michigan

134 63 15,875 104,075 Minnesota

75 31 5,215 27,550 Missouri

24 7 1,500 6,350 Nebraska

38 9 1,025 12,500 New England

28 8

1,450 9,425 New York

31 IO 2,400 North Pacific.

35 12

2,425 20,300 Ohio ....

55 2112

5,575 25,450 Pennsylvania

2,950 16,800 South Dakota

9 2,350 7,400 Tennessee River .

574

1,550 2,425 Texas

15 I

800 800 Upper Columbia.

17 8

1,700 15,050 Vermont....

26
4 1,150

4,500 Virginia

6
2

600 West Virginia .

5 3

450 2,500 Wisconsin.

43 7,045 28,850

815 829 801 883 879

22,800

46

132

30

1,189 1,098

884 220 452 512

II

526

1,800

114

136 1,892

58

Communicants.

SUMMARY BY CONFERENCES AND MISSIONS.- Continued.

Seating Value of
STATES.
Organi- Church

Ca

Church
Edifices.
zations.

pacity. Property.
MISSIONS.
Cumberland.

5
I

$800 Louisiana .

5 3

650

200 Montana.

2
I

200 1,250
North Carolina
5 3 400

500 South Atlantic. IO

40

200

71 116 49 83 200

Total ..

995

418

94,627 $644,675 28,991

4. —THE CHURCH OF GOD. The Church of God is a branch of the Seventh-Day Adventists. A division occurred among the latter in the years 1864-66.

This division resulted in the organization of the Church of God. The chief cause of the division was, it is stated, the claim of the Seventh-Day Adventists that Mrs. Ellen G. White was inspired and that her visions should be accepted as inspired. There are differences between the two bodies on the subject of health-reformwhich is made prominent by the parent body-abstinence from swine's flesh, tea, and coffee-which the latter recommends—and with relation to prophecy.

The Church of God has three annual conferences, also a general conference representing the whole denomination. The number of members is 647. There are 23 halls, etc., with a seating capacity of 1445.

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Value of
Church
Property.

SUMMARY BY CONFERENCES.

Seating
Church

Organi-
STATES.

Ca-
Edifices.

pacity. Kansas & Nebraska

I Michigan

17 Missouri

II
I

200

zations.

Communicants.

20 268 359

$600
800

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5. —THE LIFE AND ADVENT UNION. This branch differs from the Evangelical and Advent Christian bodies respecting the doctrine of the resurrection of the wicked dead. Both the latter believe that the wicked dead will rise at the end of the millennial reign and be sentenced to everlasting punishment which, according to the Evangelical Adventists, will be everlasting suffering, and according to the Advent Christians, everlasting destruction. The Life and Advent Union holds that they will not rise at all; that when they die they die never to wake, but are doomed to sleep eternal. This belief had adherents as early as 1844. The branch, however, dates from 1864. It was organized in Wilbraham, Mass.

It has 28 organizations, fourteen of which are in New England. It has about 1000 members. There are 19 halls, etc., with a seating capacity of 1830.

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6.—THE CHURCHES OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS. The members of this branch are popularly known as Age-to-Come Adventists. They believe that God is pledged, through the mouth of the prophets, to the final restitution of all things, and expect to see the kingdom of God established on earth, with Christ as King of kings, the saints being associated with him in the government of the world. They believe that Israel will be restored to rule in Jerusalem; that the dead will have a literal resurrection, the righteous to receive the blessings of immortality and the wicked to be destroyed; and that eternal life comes only through Christ. They hold that acceptance of the gospel, repentance, immersion in the name of Christ for the remission of sins, are conditions of forgiveness of sins, and that a holy life is essential to salvation.

They have churches in twenty-three States. They are associated in district conferences, and there is also a general conference. There are 61 halls, etc., with a seating capacity of 4825.

SUMMARY BY STATES.

Seating
Organi- Church

pacity. Property. Arkansas

3 3
400 $500

59 California

3 Delaware

16 Florida Illinois..

700 2,700 541 Indiana

9 3,050 9,900 621 Iowa 4

2,000 Kansas 9

400 205 Louisiana Maryland

180

275 47 Michigan

7
375 3,800

170 Mississippi

12

9 Missouri 3

49 Nebraska 9

500 205 New Jersey.

31 New York

400

Value of
Church

STATES.

Ca

Communicants.

zations.

Edifices.

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