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Does the Bible support a Jehovah’s Witnesses Governing Body?

The Watch Tower Society originally used the term “governing body” in a strict legal sense, and in fact, used the term quite sparingly. As stated in the Watchtower, it was not until “the year 1944 the Watchtower magazine began to speak about the governing body of the Christian congregation (italics theirs).” (Watchtower, Dec. 15, 1971, Read more…

How Long Have You Been Waiting on Jehovah to Fix HIs Organization?

“Good it is that one should wait, even silently, for the salvation of Jehovah” (Lamentations 3:26; Titus 2:13)

Translation – “Wait on the JW Organization Leadership to make the necessary changes. Don’t initiate any improvements yourself or you may find yourself in trouble.”

Have you been waiting on Jehovah for years to fix His Organization? Read more…

ARE THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CHANGING THEIR NAME TO “BIBLE STUDENTS?”

ARE THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES CHANGING THEIR NAME TO “BIBLE STUDENTS?”

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? In 1931, at a Columbus Ohio Convention, with great fanfare, J. F. Rutherford introduced a name change from “Bible Students” to “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” The real reason, we think was to differentiate themselves to the public and brethren from the Bible Students Read more…

JW BOOK – “GOD’S KINGDOM RULES” – NEW LIGHT OR DAMAGE CONTROL?

UPDATED WITH MORE LINKS TO RELATED INFORMATION – Oct 1, 2014

This year (2014) the Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization published a new book, “God’s Kingdom Rules,” which will be studied by JWs around the world starting in early 2015. This new book attempts to harmonize the organizations teachings, mission and activities from the early days Read more…

Is the Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization Today Structured like the Early Church? What About Congregational Elections?

Actually, there is no denominational church today that is structured like the Early Church. The Early Watchtower actually was structured like the Early Church, but Rutherford changed that after Russell’s death. Bible Students today still structure their congregations in this Biblical manner.

According to the Bible, the election of elders by Holy Spirit anointed congregational Read more…

Did C.T. Russell Believe that the Watchtower was Jehovah’s Organization Governing its Members?

To the contrary, in the early days (1877-1916), the Watchtower was simply a publishing house and lecture service, making its resources available to the Bible Students worldwide. The Watchtower did not govern or manage any congregations. Each congregation had full liberty in Christ to make their own decisions and elect their own elders annually, by Read more…

The Watchtower Society: The Channel of God?

For decades Charles Taze Russell’s legacy has been associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses in published accounts that inaccurately list him as their founder. In 1997, Professor David S. Doran corrected the matter by writing the editor of The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia and delivering a more accurate account of Brother Charles Taze Russell’s life. Through Professor Doran’s Read more…

How Can Congregations be Organized Like the Early Church?

On Saturday April 2, Ex-JW and former Circuit Overseer Richard Rawe interviewd Russ Marten (an elder with the Chicago Bible Students Congregation) about what the Bible says about the formation and structure of the Bible Student congregation, how the early church is set up and how the Bible Students model themselves after this. You can Read more…

How should a church (or Kingdom Hall) be organized according to the Bible?

On Sunday November 7, elder Russ Marten gave the annual election discourse (talk or sermon). The Chicago Bible Students have this type of discourse once a year, the week before Church elections of elders, deacons and other church offices. Brother Russ speaks about the order and organization within the Church of which the Read more…

My Story – Part 2 – A New Hope (Outside of the JW Organization)

I waited to write this portion of my story, until I had something solid to write.

Grieving takes time, it is a process. I could not personally skip a step. It has been one (1) year five (5) months. I also feel Jesus had to humble me and make me rely on him and Jehovah Read more…