Uriah Smith was born to Rebekah Spalding and Samuel Smith in1832. He showed a remarkable talent in art and poetry. He was the class poet during his school days of Phillips Academy, New Hampshire. He was also skilled in mechanical arts as he well proved his maturity. He invented an adjustable school desk, which was a great improvement compared to those of his time.
His family was Millerite Adventists so at the age of twelve he went through the 1844 disappointment. At about the same time he had his leg amputated above the knee. In later life he invented an artificial leg with flexible knee and ankle joints. He is the younger of Annie Smith, a gifted poet, hymn writer and artist. After the disappointment they both left the Adventists in pursuit of a higher education.
In 1852, Smith became a Sabbath keeping Adventist; then the next year he joined James and Ellen White in the publishing work in Rochester, New York. In 1853, he published his first contribution- a 35 000 word poem entitled “The Warning Voice of Time Prophecy.” Uriah became the editor of Review in 1855 at age 23 and served for almost 50 yrs as editor or editorial staff. He also served as the secretary of General Conference when it started in 1963. He taught Bible at Battle Creek College and is well known today as author of the book Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation.
Smith received several reproofs from Ellen White, one of which was when he opposed the teachings presented by Alonzo T. Jones and Ellet Waggoner on righteousness by faith which was presented at the 1888 General Conference Session. He later confessed his wrong attitude.
In 1903, at the age of 71, Smith died of a stroke on his way to the Review office.
Downloadable Books by Uriah Smith:
Daniel and Revelation
Here and the Hereafter
Looking Unto Jesus
Replies to Canright
Downloadable Tracts by Uriah Smith:
Fundamental Principles of Seventh-Day Adventists
Is Sunday Called the Sabbath in the New Testament
Key to the Prophetic Chart
Parable of the Ten Virgins
Seventh-Day Adventists and their Work
The 2300 Days And The Sanctuary
The Great Commandment
The Seven Heads of Revelation 12, 13 AND 17
The Two Covenants
The United States In Prophecy
What was Nailed to the Cross?
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