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Authors

Shannon McRae

Abstract

In 1903 an itinerant, long-haired Kentucky preacher named Benjamin Purnell and his wife Mary arrived in a small lakeshore town in southwestern Michigan called Benton Harbor. There, the couple and a few other like-minded people cheerfully began to prepare for the end of the world—the thousand year period of peace and prosperity for the elect that, along with Christ’s return, is promised in the Bible. Soon, hundreds of others came to join them: long-haired bearded men and quaintly-bonneted women, from Australia, England, and other parts of America—the scattered tribes of Israel returned home for the ingathering.

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70

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81

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