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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…

Order Free Book – Charles Taze Russell is not the Founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Quoting form author Kenneth Rawson, in his book, Pastor Russell the Founder of the Bible Students, not the Jehovah’s Witnesses (2nd Edition), we read the following:

With all the Internet exchange of information, Jehovah’s Witnesses are beginning to realize that the image of Judge Rutherford is a liability and they are out to minimize Read more…

Was Charles Taze Russell associated with the Occult and Pyramidology?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Occultic Pyramidologist?

This is an accusation that is not infrequently heard: Pastor Russell, by incorporating the measurements and lay out of the Great Pyramid in his teachings, was thereby guilty of occultic practices. Randall Watters asserts:

“Among the most obvious of Read more…

Was Charles Taze Russell a Mason / Freemason?

Bedfellows with Freemasons?

The charge has been advanced that Pastor Russell and the Bible Students are connected With the Free masons and that both groups are to be condemned because they are occult in nature. The occult reference is used to describe both the secrecy aspect of their respective beliefs as well as the Read more…

Pastor Russell: Messenger of Millennial Hope (FREE download)

This 400+ page book, written by a Bible Student author and a consummate researcher, C. Redeker, offers a thorough history of Pastor Charles Taze Russell and the Bible Student movement he founded. His doctrinal and prophetic views are presented. Contemporary Bible Student ministries are examined and their distinctions from the Jehovah Witnesses are explored through 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…

Read the Illustrated Divine Plan of the Ages online

You can read the amazing illustrated Divine Plan of the Ages book online by clicking here. This book is Volume 1 of the famous series of Studies in the Scriptures series.

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In 1886 this first volume of the series was written. It was originally titled The Plan 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…

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…

The Great Pyramid Witness to Jehovah

Was Charles Taze Russell a Pyramid Occultist? From his 77 chapters of his Studies in the Scriptures of six volumes—Charles Russell devoted only one chapter to “The Corroborative Testimony of God’s Stone Witness” (Vol. 3, Study X)

Occultism—as generally called in Christian circles—refers to demonic influence including spiritism and witchcraft. Charles Russell, in fact, constantly Read more…

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PASTOR C.T. RUSSELL

This passage is taken from page 274 of the book, “Pastor C.T. Russell: Messenger of Millennial Hope” which you can find by clicking this link.

Already in 1907, Pastor Russell had executed his Last Will and Testament, which was amended slightly the following year and once more in 1910. Even earlier he had donated his Read more…

HOW THE WATCHTOWER GOT STARTED

Pastor Russell explains the history that led up to the starting of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (R5909 : page 170)

HARVEST GATHERINGS AND SIFTINGS

MANY are the inquiries relative to the truths presented in the STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES and THE WATCH TOWER, as to whence they came and how they developed Read more…

How did J.F. Rutherford Succeed in Seizing Control of the Society against the Instructions of Pastor Russell?

The passage below is quoted from the book, “Pastor Russell, Messenger of Millennial Hope,” pages 275-277. Supporting references can be found in this book.

Rumblings of Conspiracy and Intrigue

At the headquarters office, an alleged plot began to unfold that one historian dubbed a “bitter palace intrigue.” It has also been likened more to 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…

Book: Pastor Russell: Messenger of Millennial Hope

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Book: Pastor Russell: Messenger of Millennial Hope

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…

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…