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KJV Bible Found In A Cave

If a group of people were stranded on a desert island for generations, and their only source of doctrinal instruction was a KJV Bible found in a cave, what denomination would they become? Clue: It has already happened. The island was Pitcairn.

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^One of the mutineers found the bible ... This was how they all became to be Adventists.^

Although the Seventh-day Adventist message reached the island in the late 1800s, recent years have seen a well-documented departure from church practices by some. While television isn't a distraction, the Internet connects to the remote outpost, and the rise of e-mail has led to a decline in postage stamp sales to collectors -- once the island's chief source of revenue.
---Lee on 3/27/07


Praise the Lord, if He wants to let someone be saved it will happen. I quess they could have chosen to not read it, but thank the Lord it was His True Word, and that is all that matters. Denomination is not always important, it is following what the Word says which is important.
---Junia on 3/27/07


The fact that some help was employed to lead the Pitcairn Islanders to the SDA church is proof that without DIVINE REVELATION, mankind will make errors.


This is not to say the SDA group is any more wrong than traditional people, but that in each case, they were led to their denomination by men.

If you have professional ministers, they have a salary to protect.

The Lord demands UNITY, which cannot exist in post Reformation traditions.
---Robert on 3/27/07


**One of the mutineers found the bible in one of the trunks and read it. This was how they all became to be Adventists.**

It just goes to show how a sinful life can cause you to be led astray, even after one's supposed conversion.
---Jack on 3/27/07


One of the mutineers found the bible in one of the trunks and read it. This was how they all became to be Adventists. He gathered everyone together and they learned and followed exactly what the bible said. This was how peace was restored on the island.How come some on this blog didnt even understand Bible the way these mutineers did..they werent educated on this matter yet they believed rightly...
---jana on 3/27/07




Well, that just proves that the crowd can be wrong.........
Did they have a vote on morality also?
---Elder on 3/26/07


That isn't so. The inhabitants of Pitcairn were converted to the Seventh Day Adventist church afer receiving a box of literature from a Seventh Day Adventist. Then a missionary came over and taught them even more about about the SDA church a few years later.
---augusta on 3/26/07


Everyone on Pitcairn Island was found to be a seven-day adventist. When the island was discovered by Europeans after the mutiny on the bounty survivors had already reached it. Careful with the story on the KJV Bible found in a cave. This is the first that I've ever heard of it and I assume you are yourself a seven-day adventist. Yes or no?
---mima on 3/26/07


Everyone on Pitcairn Island was found to be a seven-day adventist. When the island was discovered by Europeans after the mutiny on the bounty survivors had already reached it. Careful with the story on the KJV Bible found in a cave. This is the first that I've ever heard of it and I assume you are yourself a seven-day adventist. Yes or no?
---mima on 3/26/07


The question assumes they would all become some "denomination." In reality I believe, some would read God's word and accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour, some would not. These believers would form new testament local churches. Down through the generations, there would be an apostasy (a falling away) of some just as there has been starting with the 1st century christians. But their would probably be a faithful remnant of persecuted believers just as there has been down the ages.
---leigh on 2/23/06




The conclusion is that Bible alone, even with the Spirit of God present, cannot or will not create a Christian that would observe a 7th day sabbath, observe various Jewish dietary laws, etc. similar to what the cultic SDA tries to do today.
---lee on 2/22/06


Yes Jerry, I now realise that. It also supports John T's point.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/18/06


Only one white man who survived long-40 years, John Adams hiding from law as Alexander Smith. Adams was rough and rowdy until a man on the ship taught him to read from the KJV of the Bible. The Bible became his saving grace and changed him. Since he was the only one who survived with Bible teaching, the religion he taught was whatever was popular in England in 1800's(1780+), by then the Anglican-Church of England-Established Episcopal Church deep rooted. Adams taught,not SDA,but Anglican.
---Darlene_1 on 2/18/06


alan: John T is correct in that there were no SDAs when the Bounty sailed to Pitcairn in 1789. They got their religion from the Bible.
---jerry6593 on 2/18/06


This proves nothing.

It assumes too much, and too much has been omitted in this simplistic story.

Calling them SDAs is a misnomer as well as anachronistic. The mutiny on HMS Bounty happened in 1790, and the inhabitants of the island were split; half remained, the other half went to nearby Norfolk Island in 1856.

The SDAs did not begin until 1863 or so, 70 + years after the mutiny.

Is someone desparately grasping at straws, here?
---John_T on 2/17/06


Lee and Jared. Right on!
---john on 2/17/06


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If the people of Pitcairn read only the New Testament, even in the KJV, they would not become Seventh Day Adventists, because no where in the New Testament is Sabbath observance advocated nor are the writings of Ellen White found within the Bible.

More likely they would not form any denomination but simply worship together on the first day of the week like the early church did in Acts, nor would they tithe to that church either.
---lee on 2/17/06


Just because a person uses the KJV, does not mean he or she is a SDA. I would like think they became saved. I do not know what "The island was Pitcairn" means.
---Ulrika on 2/17/06


if all that they had was a kjv bible and no outside stuff, then they would be christians pure and simple. it is man's interpertations of scripture that makes denominations, and which causes seperations. but the essentials are what are important. I've never read that book you are talking about but I'm sure that their island church would be different from any other, even if they were 7th day's before they got there, becauase they wouldn't have the contact to the rest of the world.
---jared on 2/17/06


They were also a bunch of mutineers
---John_T on 2/17/06


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Yes. Very good mima. Get the book "Beyond Pitcairn."
---jerry6593 on 2/17/06


Jerry ... they were probably SDA before they got there in the first place.
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/17/06


They would have no denomination. There is no such thing as denominationalism in the Bible. It is another invention of man that causes division in the body of Christ.
---john on 2/17/06


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