The Great Controversy

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Table of Contents

The Destiny of the World

"If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. ... Read Chapter

Baptism of Fire

When Jesus revealed to His disciples the fate of Jerusalem and the scenes of the second advent, He foretold also the experience of His pe... Read Chapter

Era of Darkness

The apostle Paul, in his second letter to the Thessalonians, foretold the great apostasy which would result in the establishment of the p... Read Chapter

A Peculiar People

Amid the gloom that settled upon the earth during the long period of papal supremacy, the light of truth could not be wholly extinguished... Read Chapter

Champion of Truth

Before the Reformation there were at times but very few copies of the Bible in existence, but God had not suffered His word to be wholly ... Read Chapter

Two Heroes

The gospel had been planted in Bohemia as early as the ninth century. The Bible was translated, and public worship was conducted, in the ... Read Chapter

A Great Movement Begings

Foremost among those who were called to lead the church from the darkness of popery into the light of a purer faith, stood Martin Luther.... Read Chapter

Tried before the Council

A new emperor, Charles V, had ascended the throne of Germany, and the emissaries of Rome hastened to present their congratulations and in... Read Chapter

Reform in Switzerland

In the choice of instrumentalities for the reforming of the church, the same divine plan is seen as in that for the planting of the churc... Read Chapter

Reform in Germany

Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wilde... Read Chapter

Princely Protest

One of the noblest testimonies ever uttered for the Reformation was the Protest offered by the Christian princes of Germany at the Diet o... Read Chapter

The French Reformation

The Protest of Spires and the Confession at Augsburg, which marked the triumph of the Reformation in Germany, were followed by years of c... Read Chapter

The Netherlands and Scandinavia

In The Netherlands the papal tyranny very early called forth resolute protest. Seven hundred years before Luther's time the Roman pontiff... Read Chapter

England's Reforms

While Luther was opening a closed Bible to the people of Germany, Tyndale was impelled by the Spirit of God to do the same for England. W... Read Chapter

Bible and the French Revolution

In the sixteenth century the Reformation, presenting an open Bible to the people, had sought admission to all the countries of Europe. So... Read Chapter

Heralds of the Morning

One of the most solemn and yet most glorious truths revealed in the Bible is that of Christ's second coming to complete the great work of... Read Chapter

An American Reformation

An upright, honest-hearted farmer, who had been led to doubt the divine authority of the Scriptures, yet who sincerely desired to know th... Read Chapter

Light through Darkness

The work of God in the earth presents, from age to age, a striking similarity in every great reformation or religious movement. The princ... Read Chapter

The Awakening

A great religious awakening under the proclamation of Christ's soon coming is foretold in the prophecy of the first angel's message of Re... Read Chapter

A Warning Rejected

In preaching the doctrine of the second advent, William Miller and his associates had labored with the sole purpose of arousing men to a ... Read Chapter

Prophecies Fulfilled

When the time passed at which the Lord's coming was first expected,--in the spring of 1844,--those who had looked in faith for His appear... Read Chapter

Jesus Our High Priest

The scripture which above all others had been both the foundation and the central pillar of the advent faith was the declaration: "Unto t... Read Chapter

The Most Holy Place

The subject of the sanctuary was the key which unlocked the mystery of the disappointment of 1844. It opened to view a complete system of... Read Chapter

God's Law

The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament." Revelation 11:19. The ark of God's te... Read Chapter

A Work of Reform

The work of Sabbath reform to be accomplished in the last days is foretold in the prophecy of Isaiah: "Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgm... Read Chapter

Revival

Wherever the word of God has been faithfully preached, results have followed that attested its divine origin. The Spirit of God accompani... Read Chapter

Facing Life's Record

"I beheld," says the prophet Daniel, "till thrones were placed, and One that was Ancient of Days did sit: His raiment was white as snow, ... Read Chapter

Why So Much Suffering

To many minds the origin of sin and the reason for its existence are a source of great perplexity. They see the work of evil, with its te... Read Chapter

Satanic Enmity

"I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his hee... Read Chapter

Evil Spirits

The connection of the visible with the invisible world, the ministration of angels of God, and the agency of evil spirits, are plainly re... Read Chapter

Deadly Snares

The great controversy between Christ and Satan, that has been carried forward for nearly six thousand years, is soon to close; and the wi... Read Chapter

First Deception

With the earliest history of man, Satan began his efforts to deceive our race. He who had incited rebellion in heaven desired to bring th... Read Chapter

Can the Dead Speak to Us?

The ministration of holy angels, as presented in the Scriptures, is a truth most comforting and precious to every follower of Christ. But... Read Chapter

Liberty of Conscience Threatened

Romanism is now regarded by Protestants with far greater favor than in former years. In those countries where Catholicism is not in the a... Read Chapter

Impending Conflict

From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven it has been Satan's purpose to overthrow the law of God. It was to accomplish ... Read Chapter

The Only Safeguard

"To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isaiah 8:20. The pe... Read Chapter

The Final Warning

"I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a ... Read Chapter

The Time of Trouble

"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of troubl... Read Chapter

Great Deliverance

When the protection of human laws shall be withdrawn from those who honor the law of God, there will be, in different lands, a simultaneo... Read Chapter

Final Judgments

"Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. . . . In the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. Ho... Read Chapter

Controversy Ended

At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed and attended by a re... Read Chapter

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