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The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels, Little Flock, and other material written by the pioneers of the Seventh-day Adventist church are available for perusal and downloading. All material is from those people closely related to the Advent movement basically started when the Holy Spirit pressed the conviction on William Miller in 1831 to publicly preach, thru the 1843 - 1844 disappointment, on past the confusion that followed, after the organization of the SDA church in 1863, down to the time that James White died and Uriah Smith became editor at the Battle Creek publishing house in 1881. Some other original books will be made available also. Featured writers will be William Miller, Ellen White, James White, and Joseph Bates. As "The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels" is the second most important book in the whole world, it will command most of the spotlight.

The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels

The first chapter of the 1858 Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels book has been made into a Flash animated movie. Many people especially in S.E. Asia have found this movie to be very interesting, in helping them to grasp visually what the words in this book are saying. Many children are surprised to see Satan as a beautiful angel, as they only know him as an ugly beast with hooves and horns!

To view the 4-minute animation: 1858 Great Controversy chapter 1 animation

The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels and Satan and His Angels

To listen to this book, left click on the audio files below, or go to "Download" page to download them. They range in size from 14mb - 25mb.

Listen to 1858 Great Controversy audio - From the Contents thru Chapter 10
Listen to 1858 Great Controversy audio - From Chapter 11 thru Chapter 20 Listen to 1858 Great Controversy audio - From Chapter 21 thru Chapter 30 Listen to 1858 Great Controversy audio - From Chapter 31 thru Chapter 41, the end

Study Guide for the 1858 version of The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels

This study guide took a little over one year for the webmaster to make. It covers every chapter in the book, paragraph by paragraph, and asks 674 questions which can be directly answered from the book. The object is to get readers to understand more deeply the contents of the book, while avoiding open-ended type of questions which often lead to debate. It is in English and Japanese(日本語). All comments and advice are welcome. View the entire 1858GC study guide now.

William Miller

Views of the Prophecies and Prophetic Chronology, Selected from Manuscripts of William Miller with a Memoir of His Life - (1841).

Evidence from Scripture and History of the Second Coming of Christ, About the Year 1843; Exhibited in a Course of Lectures. By William Miller (1842).

Sketches of the Christian Life and Public Labors of William Miller, (gathered from his memoir by the late Sylvester Bliss, and from other sources). By Elder James White (1875). This book took a little over 100 hours to scan and type in, and get ready for the net. 658,905 letters have gone past these eyes to get this book here, and probably degraded my eyesight, but it has been enjoyable - (^-^)

Dissertations On the True Inheritance of the Saints, and the Twelve Hundred and Sixty Days of Daniel and John; With an Address To the Conference of Believers In the Advent Near. By William Miller (1842). Contents: 1. The True Inheritance of the Saints 2. Dissertation on the Twelve Hundred and Sixty Days of Daniel and John The beginning of the little horn, or Papacy The end of papal dominion Two witnesses clothed in sackcloth 1260 days The 1260 days of the church in the wilderness 3. Circular Address of the Conference of Believers in the Second Advent Near, Held at Low Hampton, N. Y., Nov. 2-5, 1841 The first and second death explained


Ellen White
James White

good angel   The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels - (1858).   bad angel NOTICE: This is the ORIGINAL Great Controversy that very few people have ever read. Later versions with quotes from historical authors etc. were published in 1884, 1888, & 1911, but this one, 100% from the pen of Ellen White, is very powerful! This book is now often called "Spiritual Gifts Vol.1".

little flock   A Word to the Little Flock - (1847).   more sheepies

A Sketch of the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White - (1851).

Supplement to the Christian Experience and Views of Ellen G. White - (1854).

The Seven Trumpets by James White (1875) put on internet to show that we need to study to go beyond what our pioneer fathers taught. The final fulfillment of the 7 Trumpets cannot be in the past, as no one yet (2010) has received the Seal of God in their foreheads!

Testimonies to the Church. Original first 21 numbers (1855-1872) of 37 volume set. #1   #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 NOTICE: These are the ORIGINAL, small, booklet sized Testimonies, most of which was compiled into the later 9 volume set, but some was left out.
Go to Download page for PDF image files of the first 30 volumes of the "Testimonies for the Church" series.

Steps to Christ. Original 1892 edition. Only one major difference with current edition.

大闘争はこちら。 ダウンロードもできる  (1858 Japanese Great Controversy)

Wielki Boj (1858 Polish Great Controversy)

La Gran Controversia (1858 Spanish Great Controversy)

Великая борьба между (1858 Russian Great Controversy)

Bhishan Pratitdwandwa (1858 Nepali Great Controversy) (PDF)

그리스도와 그의 천사들과 사단과 그의 천사들과의 큰 싸움 (1858 Korean Great Controversy)

Mahan Shangarsh (1858 Hindi Great Controversy) (PDF)

1858 Bengali Great Controversy (PDF)

1858 Assamese Great Controversy (PDF)

Sự Tranh Đấu Khốc Liệt (1858 Vietnamese Great Controversy) (PDF)

1858 Tamil Great Controversy (PDF)

ВЕЛИКА БОТЬБА (1858 Ukrainian Great Controversy) (PDF)

Ang Dakung Away (1858 Cebuano Great Controversy)

Ang Malaking Tunggalian (1858 Tagalog Great Controversy)

Ang Dakung Pagsumpunganay (1858 Ilonggo Great Controversy)

Ti Dakkel A Panagbinnusor (1858 Ilocano Great Controversy)

Der große Kampf zwischen Christus und seinen Engeln und Satan und seinen Engeln (1858 German Great Controversy)

Kontroversi Besar (1858 Malay Great Controversy)

დიადი ბრძოლა (1858 Georgian Great Controversy) (PDF)

1858 Sinhala Great Controversy (PDF)

Marea luptă dintre Hristos şi îngerii Săi şi Satana şi îngerii lui (1858 Romanian Great Controversy)

สงครามครั้งยิ่งใหญ่ (1858 Thai Great Controversy) (PDF)

Mohavaviet (1858 Khmer [Cambodian] Great Controversy) (PDF)

1858 Myanmar Great Controversy (PDF)

Hery Mifanandrina (1858 Malagasy Great Controversy) (PDF)

ಮಹಾವಿವಾದ (1858 Kannada Great Controversy) (PDF)

ՄԵԾ ՀԱԿԱՄԱՐՏՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ (1858 Armenian Great Controversy) (PDF)

Marań Tapam (1858 Santali Great Controversy) (PDF but very large image file)

基督及他的天使们和撒旦及他的天使们之间的大争战 Chinese Great Controversy (in HTML and PDF)


Joseph Bates

Second Advent Waymarks and High Heaps or a Connected View, of the Fulfilment of Prophecy, by God's Peculiar People, from the year 1840 to 1847. (1847)
The Early Life and Later Experience and Labors of Elder Joseph Bates (1877).

The straight testimony of the original "The Great Controversy Between Christ and His Angels, and Satan and His Angels" is going out thru all the earth (slowly). Here is the status of the various languages it's been translated and printed in. The webmaster is very interested in getting it translated into Chinese, French, and Portuguese especially, and will do all he can to get it translated and printed in these and other languages. Please send emails saying: "I can translate it into....." Let's work with the 3rd angel!

See up-to-date information on progress of the original 1858 Great Controversy in the various languages, and read the versions available online and for downloading.

Prophecy study. Webmaster's study on (as yet) Unfulfilled Prophecies in the original Great Controversy

Bible reading chapter checklist. Download to print list of all chapters of Bible in various languages.

Check out some links to old news and other interesting(?) Christian sites. (updated 2008-6-5) Some links are to sites to get free Christian books and Bible studies handled individually.

Some Interesting Things

The White family in 1865 See pictures of the early Adventist pioneers including William Miller and Ellen White. Pics of places related to the early Advent work such as Battle Creek, Pitcairn, Basel Switzerland etc. are from a 1892 book by J.N. Loughborough. These show what humble beginnings the 3rd angel's message has   (^o^). 1843 chart by Charles Fitch and Appolos Hale
See more pictures of the early Adventist pioneers and places - 1843 chart, Stanborough England, Honan China, Western Health Reform Institute, John Matteson, Rachel Preston, Review & Herald, 1800s missions, chain gang in America, 213 pics in all. These are from a 1925 book by M. E. Olsen   (^o^).

Prophecy being fulfilled - the Pope writes about keeping Sunday sacred on May 31, 1998

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Updates to site: 2016-4-3 The Great Controversy in German has just been made available on this site in html. Also, the index page of this site was validated for html 5.
2015-5-3: The original 1858 edition of The Great Controversy in Chinese from the Chinese Union Mission has been permitted to be uploaded here! I've had this translated into Chinese twice, with poor results, and up to chapter 13 one time when the translator suddenly quit. This appears to be faithfully translated (in checking the first two paragraphs), and I put some effort into getting it nicely formatted, and also put into a single, PDF file for download. Now I need this book in Arabic, Portuguese, and French especially. Can anyone help?
2015-3-29: English Great Controversy corrections: 1. "an high mountain" to "a high mountain". 2. "his suffering might be saved" to "his sufferings might be saved". 3. "concerning his suffering and death" to "concerning his sufferings and death". Also added DOCX format of this book in English.
It is nice to hear, once in a while, of people working to spread this 2nd most important book in the whole world :)
Your prayers are especially desired.

Take me to the download page for books by Ellen White, such as first edition of The Great Controversy, A Word to the Little Flock, Christian Experience & Views, Supplement, Testimonies to the Church, and William Miller's or Joseph Bates' books now.