J. Cook

(1804-1874). Baptist minister, Millerite preacher, and editor. After the disappointment in 1844 he joined J. D. Pickands in publishing a small sheet, the Voice of the Fourth Angel , at Cleveland, Ohio. For a time he held a “shut door” view. In 1846, in his paper the Advent Testimony , and in O.R.L. Crosier’s Day-Dawn , he advocated the seventh-day Sabbath. However, by 1849 he was teaching that the Sabbath was not for Christians, but was a type of the millennial sabbath. He wrote extensively against the Sabbatarians in Joseph Marsh’s Advent Harbinger . Some of his earlier writings were reprinted by Seventh-day Adventists, for example, in the second issue of the Advent Review 1:7-16, August 1850; and in the Review and Herald 2:4, Aug. 5, 1851; 2:97, Mar. 2, 1852.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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