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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 are Bible Students connected to the Early Watchtower?

Who are the Bible Students? Where do they come from? These are questions frequently asked by those who seek to identify this movement and its origins. This special issue of The Herald is an expansion of an earlier edition and is meant to answer these queries.

Seeking to place the Bible Student movement in a Read more…

Brother Russell Founded the Bible Students, not Jehovah’s Witnesses

This early Bible Student history book is written by Bro. Ken Rawson, a Bible Student elder who knew more Bible Students from Pastor Russell’s and JF Rutherford’s time than any other Bible Student elder alive today.

After the death of Pastor Russell in 1916, the purpose of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society changed Read more…

Are the Bible Students the Evil Slave Class?

For Years it has been said that Bible Students are guilty of creature worship. That this “creature worship” led to the largest schism in Watchtower history, and separated the “Faith Slave Class” from the “Evil Slave Class”. What is the creature they are charged with worshipping? None other then Charles Taze Russell, organizer of the Read more…

Feb 11 Webcast: Do the Bible Prophecies about Israel Apply to the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

If you missed the Friday, February 11, Webcast, you can hear and watch the recording right here:

http://biblestudents.na5.acrobat.com/p46086277/

Former JW, Bethelite and Bible Student elder David Stein will interview Bible Student elder Kenneth Rawson as they investigate and discuss this topic together. Both elders are deep students of prophecies that are directed at Israel.

Kenneth Read more…

Jehovah is Our Refuge – Don’t Lose Hope!

Don’t be worried. Don’t be fearful for the future.

Psalms 46:1 says, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble, therefore we will not fear though the earth be removed and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea

Bible Student Elder, Todd Alexander speaks Read more…

What does the Bible say about the Birth of Jesus?

Former JW and Bible Student Elder, Robert Seklemian, speaks about the child Jesus and his birth.

The Child Jesus

Bible Student Elder, Russ Marten discusses what the Bible has to say about the birth of Jesus.

Of Christ And Christmas

Relating to the birth of Jesus, Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariahs and the Angels all had Read more…

What Do You Love More, the Watchtower Society or the Brethren?

1John 3:14 says, “We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.”

1Pet 2:22-25 says, “Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth, through the spirit, unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another Read more…

Gideon And The Altar Of Baal – Speaker Ex-JW Robert Seklemian

Hear the Story of Gideon and the Alter of Baal as told by one of the Bible Students most cherished speakers, Ex-JW Robert Seklemian. Enjoy this inspiring tale that everyone who loves Jehovah will want to hear. Robert Seklemian is a beloved and heart warming speaker who, by bringing this marvelous story to life, will Read more…

How to Grow in Love and Faith – Speaker Harry Wildblood

What is love? Can we define it? Can we develop love and grow in it? What are the different types of love? For which type of love should we aspire? With selfishness being in our very nature, how can we develop selfless love? How can we develop Faith along with Love? Is growing in Read more…

Do you want to help Bible Students broadcast worldwide the message of the Ransom for ALL?

For over ten years, a talk radio program is trying to do just that. It is called Christian Questions and it has been in the Connecticut radio market. In 2009, this talk radio program expanded to the Indianapolis market and this year it is in Kentucky. The total potential listening audience is now over 2 Read more…

How Does Perfect Love Cast Out Fear?

1 John 4:18 (NASV) says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”

2 Tim 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a Read more…

Pastor Russell Founded the Bible Students, Not the Jehovah’s Witnesses

The picture is clear. The historical data reveals beyond a doubt that the Bible Students founded by Pastor Russell and Jehovah’s Witnesses founded by Judge Rutherford are two separate movements.

Pastor Russell founded the Bible Students. The movement had its beginning in 1872 at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where a newly formed Bible Class selected Charles Taze Read more…

Ex-JW David Stein Speaks About Love and Forgiveness

Just this past Thanksgiving weekend, former JW and host of the “Friends of Jehovah’s Witnesses Webcasts,” spoke to a crowd of Bible Students at the New Albany, Kentucky convention. David Stein explores examples of God’s love in the Bible and explains how if God is love, a love motivation can be found for every thing Read more…

Former Jehovah’s Witnesses and Bible Students testify

Former Jehovah’s Witnesses and Bible Students testify about providential experiences from Jehovah which drew them to consecrate (symbolized by baptism) and to accept the Truth. The moderator interviewing the brethren is Bro. Irving Foss. You can read his “eye witness” testimony on the Testimony page, where he describes how the Chicago Bible Students broke away 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…

From 1964 recording, hear Bethelite and Colporteur recount their experiences in the Early Watchtower

During the time of C.T. Russell, in the days of the early Watchtower, Norman Woodworth and Russell Pollock were colporteurs going door to door full time offering subscriptions from the Watchtower and selling the Studies in the Scriptures books. Norman later went to work at the Bethel and C. T. Russell assigned Read more…

Did Jesus Die on a Cross or a Torture Stake?

On Nov 5, former JWs will talk. Part of their discussion will include the question: Did Jesus Die on a Cross or a Torture Stake?. Find out more about this Nov 5 Webcast and how you can participate here.

Why do Bible Students use the symbol of the cross and crown? Would displaying a cross Read more…

What Does the Ransom Accomplish? David Stein – former Bethelite – answers.

“And He [God] shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Acts 3:20,21

The theme of “restitution of all things” when Jesus Christ returns Read more…

Richard Rawe of Six Screens of WT interviews Bible Student Jim Parkinson

On August 21, 2010, Ex-JW Richard Rawe interviewed Bible Student Elder, Historian and Scholar, Jim Parkinson, on the Six Screens of the Watchtower. Richard Rawe asks Jim Parkinson questions about his family history with the Watchtower and his wife’s experiences as a JW. Richard also asks questions about Bible Manuscripts and the accurate translation of Read more…

Meet the Early Bible Students – J.F. Rutherford called them Evil Slaves

This 45 minute video takes you through testimonials and music from the Early Bible Students of Pastor Russell’s day. Video Clips from the Photodrama of Creation are included. The people you see testifying are among the 75% of Bible Students who left the Watchtower because they would not follow J.F. Rutherford in his takeover of Read more…

Can I get some practical advice on Christian Living?

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.—2 Peter 1:3

Nothing is as important to the true Christian than copying the character of his Lord and Master. The very purpose of Christianity is Read more…

July 17 Six Screens of WT conference call with Bible Students

On Saturday, July 17, 2010 five Bible Students were interviewed by Rick Fearon, an Ex-Jehovah’s Witness. We don’t have exact numbers, but we are told that probably over 200 people called in to the conference call. While this interview will likely be posted on the moderator’s web site, sixscreensofthewatchtower.com, the recording of this call is Read more…

From Where did Pastor Russell Get His Beliefs? Part II. Historical Links

The information provided in these parts comes from the book, “Pastor Russell – Founder of the Bible Students,” published by Bible Students Christian Classics:

From “The Christian Connection” to the Miller Movement and Second Advent Movement

The great awakening of Adventism in the early 1800s was paralleled by an even more 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…

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…

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