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Is our character development important to Jehovah?

Character development is the whole point of our Christian walk. The responsibility of the 144,000 on Paradise Earth, as Christ’s body members, will be to be earths Kings (Rev 1:6 ) , Priests (Rev 20:6) and Judges (1 Cor 6:2). Jehovah will only give that power and responsibility to those who have developed a Christ-like Read more…

How shall we deal with all the dangers we face during these Last Days?

From the MAY 1, 1899 Watchtower, page 99 [Reprint 2459], the article “In the Last Days Perilous Times,” Pastor Russell said the following:

“This know, also, that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural Read more…

FROM WHERE DID PASTOR RUSSELL GET HIS BELIEFS? Part 1 – His Contemporaries

Pastor Russell never claimed to be the originator of Bible Truths. He was a good investigator and we suggest that Jehovah put him in contact with the right people to piece together and assemble the complete Truth that had been gradually getting clearer since the time of the Reformation.

This is quite an involved question, Read more…

Did Pastor Russell claim to be the originator of Bible Truths?

Pastor Russell never claimed to originate Bible truths, but to recover truth held by the early church. In his own words (from the May 1899 Watchtower, pages 86 & 87, (Reprint #2453):

“We found that for centuries various sects and parties had split up the Bible doctrines amongst them, blending them with more or less Read more…

Was Pastor Russell wrong about 1914?

After 1948, Hal Lindsey and many fundamentalists, on the basis of Israel and the generation of Luke 21:29-31, predicted that Jesus would return within 40 years of 1948. Excited over the new state of Israel, Billy Graham in 1950 told a rally in Los Angeles, “Two years and it’s all going to be over.” For Read more…

What does the Bible say about the Times of the Gentiles?

Bible Students today still believe as Pastor Russell taught that the Times of the Gentiles ended in 1914. We see evidence of this in Jesus words In Luke 21:24 “And they [the Jews] shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden Read more…

What Happened in 1914?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

So what did happen in 1914? Is there any evidence to support or deny the position of Pastor Russell? The outbreak of an unprecedented world war caused the following reaction from the publisher of a noted periodical. Read more…

When were the Jehovah’s Witnesses Founded?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

Now that three quarters of the Bible Students of Pastor Russell’s era were purged and the remainder of the Bible Students submitted to the doctrinal changes, a new movement could be founded.

In 1931, fifteen years after Read more…

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Claim Pastor Russell as their Founder?

If the Governing Body admitted that Pastor Russell was the Founder of the Bible Students, would that be an admittion that JF Rutherford illegally took the assets of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society away from the Bible Students?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Read more…

How and Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Were Founded

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

An unfortunate scrap of history provides the answer as to the origins to “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” After the death of Pastor Russell in 1916, the purpose of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society changed drastically. Joseph Rutherford, Read more…

Tribute to Raymond Franz

Some of the friends may be interested in this touching tribute:

Just how popular was Pastor Russell?

According to the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

“The Overland Monthly, a noted periodical of that time, reported in 1909 that Studies in the Scriptures, by Charles Taze Russell, was one of the world’s three most circulated works surpassed only by the BIBLE and the Read more…