Joshua V. Himes 1805-1895

Joshua V. Himes, a Christian minister, was greatly influenced by the lectures and views of William Miller concerning the second advent of Christ. He invited William Miller to hold a convention for those of like belief in his church in Boston. Himes’ denomination was called the “Christian Connexion.” In an article concerning the Trinity and the Holy Spirit he stated:

“At first, they were generally Trinitarians; subsequently they have, almost unanimously, rejected the Trinitarian doctrine as unscriptural. We believe that there is one living and true God, the Father almighty, who is unoriginated, independent and eternal, the Creator and Supporter of all worlds: and that this God is one spiritual intelligence, one infinite mind, ever the same, never varying.

“That the Holy Spirit is the power and energy of God, that holy influence of God. . . That Christ is the Son of God, the promised Messiah and Saviour of the world. . .” (Joshua V. Himes, “Christian Connection”, Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, edited by T. Newton Brown, Boston: Shattuck & Co., 1835, p. 362).