"The Great Controversy"


"Where the Bible Ends; an Amazing Story Began"

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What happened when the Bible ended? What happened to the people of God? and to the Bible? What were the forces at work that tried to destroy both?

In the book Great Controversy this story is told. Four thousand years of history are given us in the Bible. But a powerful story began when the Bible ended. A story that would affect the people of God to the end of time. Paul had been beheaded in 64 A.D. by Nero. and Peter was crucified soon after. Only the aged John was left to pen his books on the isle of Patmos.

Violent forces were gathering that would soon seek to sweep away Christianity altogether. In the last week before His death. Jesus predicted the holocaust that was coming: and, in urgent words He foretold the massive destruction of Jerusalem, the ages of persecution that were to follow, and the crises of our own time.

The powers of earth and hell arrayed themselves against Christ in the person of His followers. And a systematic effort to blot out the church began. But in vain were Satan's efforts to destroy it by violence. For by death they conquered. Their wonderful message penetrated even into regions inaccessible by the eagles of Rome. "You may kill us, torture us, condemn us . . Your injustice is the proof that we are innocent . . Nor does your cruelty avail you . . The oftener we are mowed down by you, the more in number we grow, the blood of Christians is seed!" Tertulltan, to the Emperor Septimius Severus, c. 206 A.D., quoted in chapter two of Great Controversy.

But a century later, Satan introduced a new tactic to devastate the church of God and though rarely mentioned, it is still destroying churches and Christian families today. Come, view the powerful coverage of this unusual book and the stories around it!

The First Edition of Great Controversy 1858 E-Book

The 1858 Edition in Audio MP3

The 1884 Edition E-Book

The 1884 Edition in Audio MP3

The 1888 Edition E-Book

The 1911 Edition E-Book

The Story of Great Controversy: E-Book

The Editions of Great Controversy: E-Book

Adventists need to have more than a superficial knowledge of the contents of Great Controversy. The eternal destiny of every soul is dependent upon his relation to the issues of that conflict, whose climax is reached in the last generation of men. The crisis that is before the remnant church is briefly portrayed in Revelation 13 and 14. To His people who must personally face that crisis, God has through the gift of prophecy sent detailed instruction, not only of what is coming, but how to prepare for it. That instruction is found, most completely, in this book.

"Bidden to make known to others" that which the Spirit of God had opened to her mind, the author, in the preface, states the primary purpose of the book to be "to trace the history of the controversy in past ages, and especially so to present it as to shed a light on the fast approaching struggle of the future." While the author was working diligently to complete the book in 1884, she wrote, "I want to get it out as soon as possible, for our people need it so much. . . . I have been unable to sleep nights, for thinking of the important things to take place. . . . Great things are before us, and we want to call the people from their indifference to get ready."