The truths and events that are associated with the 1888 message did not happen within a vacuum. A study of the historical setting affords us the opportunity to see God's way of giving present truth to a real world with real needs. The Industrial Revolution, new interest in spectator sports, theater, circuses, a boom in immigration, street violence, and the beginning of organized crime culminated in the Panic of 1893, a depression second only to the 1929 crash. What was that message and how was it to bless those who were experiencing life as described above? The following ten studies are calculated to help you find the answers for yourself. They are written to encourage personal study and small group sharing. The lessons are not meant to be exhaustive. They are only a beginning.
The studies cover the following topics: