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MESSAGE TO THE READER
 

If you are a Jehovah's Witness, please understand that this web page is not against you personally. This information is here to help you and encourage you to “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith” (II Cor. 13:5), “the faith of Jesus” (Rev. 14:12), “the Saviour of the world” (John 4:42), “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7). “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Gal. 2:16). “But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.... For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Gal. 3:22,26). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8,9). Please read the following with an open mind and let “the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge” speak to your heart and soul. (Eph. 3:19; Isa. 1:18)

 



  Jehovah's Witnesses

Founder
: Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916)
Beginning: 1878, under the name of "Dawn Bible Students", in Pittsburg, Penn.(the group went through many name changes until finally taking on the name of "Jehovah's Witnesses)
Membership: 7,313,173 (end of 2009) (Source: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society and Jehovah's Witnesses Official Web Site)
 

Having their small beginning under the leadership of Charles T. Russell, the Jehovah's Witnesses have grown to a formiddable size. And with the rapid dissemination of their periodicals, their growth is bound to continue at a rapid pace.
  
Many people are under the impression that the Jehovah's Witnesses accept the Bible as their final authority. They don't. They accept the Watchtower's interpretation of the Bible as their final authority, which is given in their semi-monthly publications "Watchtower" and "Awake". As a matter of fact the Witnesses do very little Bible reading without the Watchtower magazine.
So what we're dealing with is a group a people who are bound under a doctrinal system given to them, not from scripture, but mostly from their founder Charles T. Russell and by succeding presidents by way of their magazine publications.

Russell was raised in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and as a member of the Congregational Church as a child, and as a young man became the manager of several clothing stores in North Pittsburgh.  He eventually got involved in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and became a Bible teacher, though he was never formally ordained.  It was very evident that most of his writings had a strong Adventist flavor to them.  He first produced his own magazine in 1879, Zion's Watchtower and Herald of Christ's Presence.   In 1884 he founded Zion's Watchtower Tract Society.  In 1896 the name was changed to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and the headquarters were moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1908.

One of his most influential writings was entitled Studies in the Scriptures.  Russell was a very dynamic speaker, which is why he gained a large following.  Many JW's today attempt to disconnect themselves from having anything to do with Russell, mainly because of his fraudulent activities, and lying in court.  He was charged with fraudulent activites by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and in court testified that he knew the Greek language, but when asked to indentify Greek letters, he retracted.   He was successfully sued for divorce by his wife in 1913 on the grounds of adultery, conceit, egotism and domination.  Witnesses today attempt to deny any connection with Russell, but the teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses today are identical to the teachings of  Russell back then.

Russell was succeeded as president by Joseph Franklin Rutherford in 1917.   Rutherford was a lawyer and assistant judge in Booneville, Missouri (which is how he got the name "Judge Rutherford").  Rutherford was succeeded by Nathan Homer Knorr, who became the Society's third president in 1942.  Under Russell and Rutherford, the Society outwardly denounced other christian churches, but under Knorr's leadership they began a softer more gentler tone of message.  However, they still matain the belief that one must be a member of their church in order to be saved.

Today, the Society trains and ordains their ministers in South Lansing, New York's "Gilead Missionary Training School".  Their churches are called "Kingdom Halls".  They don't celebrate Christmas, Easter, birthdays and don't participate in the armed forces.  The Jehovah's Witnesses are one of the most mysterious religous organizations to the christian church. Many christians don't know what the Jehovah's Witnesses actually believe.

Many are unaware (and that with good reason, for the JW's have done their best to hide it) that the group has a history of making false predictions. Having said that the world would come to an end in 1914, 1918, and 1975, its amazing how the Witnesses have kept this hidden from the knowledge of the general public.  The Jehovah's Witnesses have made it clear in the past that they are God's Prophet in the earth.  However the Bible teaches that if one has made a prediction for an event to happen at a particular time, and it does not happen, that individual is a false prophet. Duet.18:21-22

However, in order to deal with, witness to, or defend the faith effectively against the Witnesses, one needs to know a little about exactly what they believe. It must be mentioned at this point that if you want to witness to a JW, you must first help the JW to see that the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (their corporate name) has made FALSE PREDICTIONS. And then once that individual has seen that they have made false predictions in the past, then you can move on into matters of doctrine with a JW.  For until then, you'll only be throwing scriptures at each other, for the JW sees the organization as "God's Prophet" and sees all scripture through the organization's interpretation.  

Now, what exactly is it that the Jehovah's Witnesses believe???

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES THE BIBLE
1.) Deny the Deity of Jesus Christ

"The true Scriptures speak of God’s Son, the Word, as ‘a god.’ He is a ‘mighty god,’ but not the Almighty God, who is Jehovah" (The Truth Shall Make You Free, Brooklyn: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 1943, p. 47)

1.) Teaches the Deity of Jesus Christ.

"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Colossians 1:16,17

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:8,9

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." 1 Timothy 3:16

2.) Deny salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.

"To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it" (The Watchtower, February 15, 1983, p. 12).

2.) Teaches salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8,9

"But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." Titus 3:4-7

"But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.... For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:22,26 (Romans 3:21-28, 4:16, 10:9)

3.) Deny the bodily resurrection and physical return of Jesus Christ.

"Jesus was raised from the dead not a human but a spirit being.... We should not, therefore, expect the Lord's second coming to be in a body visible to human eyes" (The Harp of God, Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1921, pp. 223, 225).

3.) Teaches the bodily resurrection and physical return of Jesus Christ.

"And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.... And they worshipped him" Luke 24:36-39,52

"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.... this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." Acts 1:9-11

"And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." Luke 21:27

"Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen." Revelation 1:7

4.) Deny the existence of a hell with eternal torment and conscious suffering.

"Those who have been taught by Christendom believe the God-dishonoring doctrine of a fiery hell for tormenting conscious human souls eternally" "It is so plain that the Bible hell is mankind’s common grave that even an honest little child can understand it, but not the religious theologians"  "Who is responsible for this God-defaming doctrine of a hell of torment? The promulgator of it is Satan himself."(Let God Be True, Brooklyn: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, 1946 ed., pp. 88-98).

4.) Teaches that hell is a place where souls are tormented eternally and are conscious of the suffering.

"When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.... Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.... And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:" Matthew 25:31-46

"There was a certain rich man, which.... died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments.... And he cried and said... I am tormented in this flame." Luke 16:19-24

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.... And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:10-15




The scriptures below are from the New World Translation and the King James Bible. These comparisons were done to show that these particular verses in the NWT and the KJV have nearly the same meaning, and may be useful when witnessing to a Jehovah's Witness. I urge every Jehovah's Witness, even if you believe only your own organization's teachings, to carefully read the following scriptures and you will see even within the JW's New World Translation that Jesus Christ is in fact proclaimed to be the one and only true God, Lord and Saviour of both the Old and New Testaments.
New World Translation — “This is what Jehovah has said, the King of Israel and the Repurchaser of him, Jehovah of armies, 'I am the first and I am the last, and besides me there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6))
(KJV — Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6)

New World Translation “I – I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no savior.” (Isaiah 43:11)
(KJV — I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour. (Isaiah 43:11)

New World Translation — “However, when the kindness and the love for man on the part of our Savior, God, was manifested,... This [spirit] he poured out richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior(Titus 3:4,6)
(KJV — But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,... Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour (Titus 3:4,6)

New World Translation — And they began to say to the woman: “We do not believe any longer on account of your talk; for we have heard for ourselves and we know that this man is for a certainty the savior of the world.”(John 4:42) (Note: “this man” is “the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (II Peter 2:20)
(KJV — And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world. (John 4:42)

New World Translation — “One body there is, and one spirit, even as you were called in the one hope to which you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism;” (Ephesians 4:4,5)
(KJVThere is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, (Ephesians 4:4,5)

New World Translation — Certainly if, after having escaped from the defilements of the world by an accurate knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they get involved again with these very things and are overcome, the final conditions have become worse for them than the first. (II Peter 2:20)
(KJV — For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. (II Peter 2:20)

New World Translation — and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:11)
(KJV — And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:11)

New World Translation — He sent out the word to the sons of Israel to declare to them the good news of peace through Jesus Christ: this One is Lord of all [others]. (Acts 10:36)
(KJV — The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) (Acts 10:36)

New World Translation — “I and the Father are one.(John 10:30)
(KJVI and my Father are one (John 10:30)

New World Translation — Jesus said to him: “Have I been with you men so long a time, and yet, Philip, you have not come to know me? He that has seen me has seen the Father [also]. How is it you say, 'Show us the Father'?(John 14:9)
(KJV — Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? (John 14:9)

New World Translation — "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says Jehovah God, "the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8)
(KJV — “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8)

New World Translation — “ '.... I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
16 'I, Jesus, sent my angel to bear witness to you people of these things for the congregations. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright morning star.' ” (Revelation 22:13,16)
(KJVI am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. (Revelation 22:13,16)

The context of the above scriptures is transparently clear to anyone with an open heart and mind. Jesus said, “Do ye not yet understand...?” (Matt. 16:8): “have ye your heart yet hardened?” (Mark 8:17). Jehovah's Witnesses believe that once their natural life is ended in their natural bodies, they have no hope of going to heaven. It is hoped that the following scriptures will show our J.W. friends that every one who confesses and forsakes their sins and believes on the Lord Jesus, understanding that their salvation is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone, will go on to be with the Lord when they die. The Bible verses above, as well as the following scriptures below, can be used to show the Jehovah's Witness that Jesus Christ is really who the Bible says he is: the one and only savior of the world!
New World Translation — For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
(KJV — For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

New World Translation — and they will certainly support themselves upon Jehovah....A mere remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the Mighty God. (Isaiah 10:20,21)
(KJV — but shall stay upon thethe LORD....The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. (Isaiah 10:20,21)

New World Translation — Therefore Jehovah himself will give YOU men a sign: Look! The maiden herself will actually become pregnant, and she is giving birth to a son, and she will certainly call his name Im·man´u·el. (Isaiah 7:14)
(KJV — Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

New World Translation — “Look! The virgin will become pregnant and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Im·man´u·el,” which means, when translated, “With Us Is God.” (Matthew 1:23)
(KJV — Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew 1:23)

New World Translation — The next day he beheld Jesus coming toward him, and he said: “See, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)
(KJV — The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

New World Translation — And when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic: “Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Now there were some of the scribes there, sitting and reasoning in their hearts:
“Why is this man talking in this manner? He is blaspheming. Who can forgive sins except one, God?
But Jesus, having discerned immediately by his spirit that they were reasoning that way in themselves, said to them: “Why are YOU reasoning these things in YOUR hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and pick up your cot and walk’?
But in order for YOU men to know that the Son of man has authority to forgive sins upon the earth,” (Mark 2:5,6,7,8,9,10)
(KJV — When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?
But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (Mark 2:5,6,7,8,9,10)

New World Translation — And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. (Matthew 28:18)
(KJV — And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (Matthew 28:18)

New World Translation — For this very reason also God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every [other] name,
so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground,
and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9,10,11) there is...one Lord (Ephesians 4:4,5)
(KJV — Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9,10,11) There is...One Lord (Ephesians 4:4,5)

New World Translation — let it be known to all of YOU and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ the Naz·a·rene´, whom YOU impaled but whom God raised up from the dead, by this one does this man stand here sound in front of YOU.
This is ‘the stone that was treated by YOU builders as of no account that has become the head of the corner.’
Furthermore, there is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not another name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must get saved.” (Acts 4:12)
(KJV — Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:10,11,12)

New World Translation — Therefore I said to YOU, YOU will die in YOUR sins. For if YOU do not believe that I am [he], YOU will die in YOUR sins. (John 8:24))
(KJV — I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. (John 8:24)

New World Translation — And he brought them outside and said: “Sirs, what must I do to get saved?
They said: “Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will get saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:30,31)
(KJV — And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:30,31)

New World Translation — But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your own mouth and in your own heart”; that is, the “word” of faith, which we are preaching.
For if you publicly declare that ‘word in your own mouth,’ that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:8,9)
(KJV — But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Romans 10:8,9)

New World Translation — I write YOU these things that YOU may know that YOU have life everlasting, YOU who put YOUR faith in the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13)
(KJV — These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:13)

New World Translation — By this undeserved kindness, indeed, YOU have been saved through faith; and this not owing to YOU, it is God’s gift.
No, it is not owing to works, in order that no man should have ground for boasting. (Ephesians 2:8,9)
(KJV — For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8,9)

New World Translation — For I am not ashamed of the good news; it is, in fact, God’s power for salvation to everyone having faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek; (Romans 1:16)
(KJV — For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16)

New World Translation — Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life;
and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25,26)
(KJV — Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25,26)

New World Translation — As regards the resurrection of the dead, did YOU not read what was spoken to YOU by God, saying,
‘I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob’? He is the God, not of the dead, but of the living.” (Matthew 22:31,32)
(KJV — But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. (Matthew 22:31,32)

New World Translation — We are therefore always of good courage and know that, while we have our home in the body, we are absent from the Lord,
for we are walking by faith, not by sight.
But we are of good courage and are well pleased rather to become absent from the body and to make our home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6,7,8)
(KJV — Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6,7,8)

New World Translation — because of the hope that is being reserved for YOU in the heavens. This [hope] YOU heard of before by the telling of the truth of that good news
which has presented itself to YOU, even as it is bearing fruit and increasing in all the world just as [it is doing] also among YOU, from the day YOU heard and accurately knew the undeserved kindness of God in truth. (Colossians 1:5,6)
(KJV — For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: (Colossians 1:5,6)

New World Translation — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for according to his great mercy he gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance. It is reserved in the heavens for YOU, (1 Peter 1:3,4)
(KJV — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, (1 Peter 1:3,4)

New World Translation — And when he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the witness work that they used to have.
And they cried with a loud voice, saying: “Until when, Sovereign Lord holy and true, are you refraining from judging and avenging our blood upon those who dwell on the earth?”
And a white robe was given to each of them; and they were told to rest a little while longer, until the number was filled also of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed as they also had been. (Revelation 6:9,10,11)
(KJV — And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:9,10,11)

New World Translation — And they went on casting stones at Stephen as he made appeal and said: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
Then, bending his knees, he cried out with a strong voice: “Jehovah, do not charge this sin against them.” And after saying this he fell asleep [in death]. (Acts 7:59,60)
(KJV — And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:59,60)

New World Translation — Moreover, brothers, we do not want YOU to be ignorant concerning those who are sleeping [in death]; that YOU may not sorrow just as the rest also do who have no hope.
For if our faith is that Jesus died and rose again, so, too, those who have fallen asleep [in death] through Jesus God will bring with him.
For this is what we tell YOU by Jehovah’s word, that we the living who survive to the presence of the Lord shall in no way precede those who have fallen asleep [in death];
because the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a commanding call, with an archangel’s voice and with God’s trumpet, and those who are dead in union with Christ will rise first.
Afterward we the living who are surviving will, together with them, be caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in the air; and thus we shall always be with [the] Lord.
Consequently keep comforting one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13,14,15,16,17,18)
(KJV — But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13,14,15,16,17,18)

New World Translation — Indeed, the sacred secret of this godly devotion is admittedly great: ‘He was made manifest in flesh, was declared righteous in spirit, appeared to angels, was preached about among nations, was believed upon in [the] world, was received up in glory.’ (1 Timothy 3:16)
(KJV — And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (1 Timothy 3:16)

New World Translation — And as he was going out on his way, a certain man ran up and fell upon his knees before him and put the question to him: “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?”
Jesus said to him: “Why do you call me good? Nobody is good, except one, God. (Mark 10:17,18)
(KJV — And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. (Mark 10:17,18)

New World Translation — For there is no man righteous in the earth that keeps doing good and does not sin. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
(KJV — For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

New World Translation — For we have as high priest, not one who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tested in all respects like ourselves, but without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)
(KJV — For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

If you are a honest truth seeking Jehovah's Witness, surely the scriptures above are speaking to your heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

Could these be mistranslations in the Jehovah's Witness' New World Translation of the scriptures? The interpretations or explanations given by some JW's are ambiguous or obscure. The JW organization teaches that their “Entire Bible” is “inspired” (New World Translation, 1984 Ed., p. 1648). If you believe that the above texts are accurately translated, then you must accept the fact that Jesus Christ is the one and only true God. If you concede that any of the above New World Translation texts are “mistranslations” or “mistakes”, then you are forced to conclude that the New World Translation is not the “inspired” word of God; and you must therefore re-evaluate every other JW doctrine and accept the fact that this organization is teaching errors.

The New World Translation states: “In 1969 the committee released The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures, which presented under the Greek text revised by Westcott and Hort (1948 Reprint) a literal word-for-word translation into English.”(NWT, 1984 Ed., p. 5). This would explain many of the errors in the New World Translation of the scriptures. Westcott and Hort, as we know, did not simply revise the traditional Greek New Testament that had been preserved and used by faithful Christians throughout history; they, instead, created an entirely new Greek text, translated primarily from two of the most corrupt manuscripts ever produced, the same text underlying the Catholic bible and all modern bible versions.

Over the years the Watch Tower Society used several Bible versions, but prior to the 1950's Jehovah's Witnesses quoted from and used the King James Version of the Bible more than any other version. The first edition of the New World Translation was not published until 1950. This first edition was the New Testament only, which Jehovah's Witnesses refer to as the Christian Greek Scriptures. The translation of the Old Testament, which Jehovah's Witnesses refer to as the Hebrew Scriptures, was released in five volumes in 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, and 1960. The complete New World Translation (Old and New Testaments) was released in 1961. So what's new about the New World Translation? Not very much. As we have seen, the text of the New World Translation is built on the same faulty foundation of corrupt manuscripts that all modern Bible versions use, which is why the texts of these spurious Bibles will often agree with each other.

Let us now consider the JW organization's prophesies and predictions —



FALSE PREDICTIONS!

So, Does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, to warn them of dangers to come?

 

"IDENTIFYING THE PROPHET"

These questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet?

This prophet was not one man, but a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Christian witnesses.

Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a "prophet" of God. It is another thing to prove it. The only way that this can be done is to review the record. What does it show? WT. 4/1/72 p 197 (see Deut. 18::21)


This next section of background history of the Jehovah's Witnesses - Bible Students was compiled by Gary Busselman.


• Joachim of Flotis: Roman Catholic abbot, first Christian (in 12 century) to use "year for a day" in applying numbers mentioned in Biblical prophecy to predict the appearance of the Messiah.

• John Aquila Brown: published in book, Even-Tide (1823), his interpretation of the "seven times' of Daniel, by means of the day year formula, to produce 2520 years, in exactly the same way as the Watchtower Society does today, except he started with 604 BC and ended up with 1917 AD. This, 29 years before C. T. Russell was born, 47 years before C.T. Russell started his Bible study group, and 50+ years before the book "Three Worlds" was written.

• William Miller: New England Baptist, end time prophet, in 1818 AD predicted the advent of Christ in 1843-1844. Quit the movement he founded when his predictions, called the "great disappointment of 1844', failed.

• Millerites established the "right date-wrong event" idea used by Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) post 1914.

• Ellen G. White: member of Miller movement (Millerite), split off after the disappointment of 1844 and founded the Second Advent movement, the present Seven-Day Adventist group.

• Charles Taze Russell: (1852-1916) Raised Presbyterian & member of Congregational Church. In 1869 young Russell attended meeting by Jonas Wendell, Second Adventist preacher, after which he led a Bible study class that evolved into a separate movement. Russell was heavily influenced by George Stetson and George Storrs in 3 year relationship. Jan. 1876, allied with Second Adventists N. H. Barbour & J. H. Paton.

• George Stetson: Spiritual descendent of William Miller and an Advent Christian minister.

• George Storrs: Millerite, minister in Methodist Episcopal church, & major founder of the Life and Advent Union, foremost American proponent of "conditionalism," that man does not have an immortal soul but can earn salvation, and of the teaching that the dead are unconscious or asleep until the resurrection. Published newspaper called the Bible Examiner. taught earthly resurrection of the ignorant dead to be educated with knowledge of Christ then judged accordingly. Russell learned the doctrines of the ransom atonement of Christ, the restitution of mankind to a paradise earth, and the doctrine of conditionalism directly from Storrs and his associates. The practice of celebrating the Lord's Supper once a year on 14 Nisan came from Storrs.

• Nelson Barbour: Second Adventist, after teaching that the earth would burn up in 1874, became "main author" of 1877 end time prophetic book, "Three Worlds," paid for & co-published by C. T. Russell, in which, Barbour now asserted that date(1874) to mark Christ's invisible return in 1874 and the "day of wrath" in AD1914.

• Charles Taze Russell: First Watch Tower president, broke away from Barbour and his Second Advent mentors in 1879 to publish his own journal, Zion's Watch Tower and Hera!d of Christ's Presence. Russell enlarged on the proof of the end time date of 1914 by lengthy argumentation in his books (STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES Vol. 1-6) and the Watch Tower magazine from 1879 until his death in 1916.

One of his most interesting features was his claim to prophetic insight, and proof of the 1914 date, by measuring the chambers of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, calling it "God's Bible in stone' and "God's stone witness". Russell became "pastor" to an increasing group of supporters called "Bible Student's.* His ministry survived a divorce, a "Miracle Wheat" scandal, complete with law-suit, which he lost, the issue of "the vow", the 1914 failure and ended with another prediction; Armageddon in 1918.

• Joseph Franklin Rutherford: (1869-1942) an attorney and substitute judge, became second Watch Tower president amid Bible Student chaos when Russell neglected to make his four hand-picked successors legal board members. Three groups of Bible Students broke off by the spring of 1918. "He had a streak of self-righteousness which caused him to regard anyone who opposed him as of the Devil,"* was moody, rude, profane, had a violent temper, prone to physical violence, smoked cigars & was alcoholic.

Had the book THE FINISHED MYSTERY written & released 1917 in which he infuriated religion and government, ended up getting all eight board members sentenced to prison for treason under the American Espionage Act. In 1919 instituted door-to-door distribution of magazines and in 1920 "class workers" began to report their activities to the Watch Tower Society. Predicted "the end" in 1918, 1920, 1925, &1941. Started the "Millions Now Living Will Never Die' campaign in 1918, released the book in 1920 that predicted the return of the Ancient Worthies in 1925, built them a mansion in San Diego CA in 1929 that he wintered in till he died. Had the use of two 16 cylinder Cadillacs in the 30's when his followers experienced the depression, soup lines, & dust bowls. Was the architect of most present day Watchtower beliefs & practices. Claimed the Holy Spirit quit working in 1918 and that the Lord sent messages for him to write in the Watchtower books and magazines direct to him through thought transference by Angels.

Today he is heralded as "humble as a little child" by group leaders (WT 12-i-'93 p.14). Changed the group name to "Jehovah's witnesses" in 1931, closed the doors to heaven in 1935 for all but 144,000 JWs. *(Apocalypse Delayed, M.J. Penton)

• Nathan Homer Knorr: (1905-1977) Raised in the Dutch Reformed Church, third president, set up training programs for recruiters & group speakers, left doctrinal matters up to vice-president F. Franz. Directed the wave of new recruits flocking to escape the current world end prophecy of 1975. Required members to follow Watchtower medical advice, banned vaccinations, blood transfusions, and organ transplants.

• F. W. Franz: (1893-1992) Presbyterian ministerial student, Bible translator (NWT committee) self-taught in Hebrew, could not speak Hebrew or translate one verse of Hebrew in a court of law. Fourth WT president dealt with the 1975 failed prophecy with denial, circled the spiritual wagons and at 88 years of age led a massive purge of suspected dissenters. Members, including his own nephew, Governing Body member Ray Franz, suspected of "independent thinking" were interrogated, some for hours & hours in secret meetings, then disfellowshipped & shunned.

• Milton G. Henschel: (1921- ) Fifth Society president. "Transplants of hearts and other organs are a form of cannibalism', "Witnesses believe the last generation is dated from the first globular, 1914, and the time is getting near to the end of that generation", and when asked if the Witnesses ever "reform' he answered, "they are always growing in new Bible understanding." [Detroit Free Press July 1968] Nov. 1, 1995 Watchtower "NEW LIGHT" - "This Generation" no longer refers to the year 1914.

Questions for JWs. W. & J. Cetnar:

Zion's Watch Tower, 1906 8 1916:

Who Was Who in Church History,

E.S. Moyer: Watchtower, 1993;

Crisis Of Conscience, R. Franz;

Apocalypse Delayed, M.J. Penton;

1975 Yearbook of JWs; 1917 ed,

The Finished Mystery;

Three Words, N. Barbour;

Jehovah's Witnesses in the Divine Purpose, 1959;

Thy Kingdom Come, 1912 ed;

When Prophecy Fails. L. Festinger;

Ellen G. White and Inspiration, M. Barnett;

The Early Years, A.L.. White;

Comments from the Friends, D. Reed, spring (1993)

 

Lets check their record further:

1889 ...the battle of the great day of the God Almighty" (Rev. 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of the earth's present rulership, is already commenced." The Time Is At Hand, p 101, (1908 ed.)

1897 "Our Lord the appointed King, is now present since October 1874", Studies In The Scriptures, Vol. 4.P 621

1916 "The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great thousand -year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great Seventh Day, the thousand years of Christ's reign, began in 1873." The Time Is At Hand p. II.

1920 "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection." Millions Now Living Will Never Die. p. 893

1922 " The date 1925 is more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures because it is fixed by the law god gave Israel" WT! / 9 / 1 /22 p. 262

1923 "Our thought is, that 1925 is settled by the Scriptures ...As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." WT 4 / 1 /23 p. 106.

1931 There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1914, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time. Later the faithful learned that these dates were definitely fixed in the Scriptures; and they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date," Vindication Vol.1 P. 338.

1940 "The year 1940 is certainly to be the most important yet, because Armageddon is very near. Informant . May 1940

1941 "Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for the most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." WT 8/ 15 /41 p. 288

1968 "True there have been those in times past who predicted an "end" to the world, even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The "end" did not come.They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was using them... But what about today? Today we have the evidence required, all of it." Awake 10 / 8 / 68 p.23

1968 "Why Are You Looking Forward To 1975?" WT 8 /15 /68 p. 494


SOURCE OF INFORMATION

1936 "The Lord through !his angels sees to it that the information is given to his people in due time, and he brings to pass the events in fulfillment of his prophecy..." Riches 1936 edition, P. 316

1942 "Those who are convinced that the "Watch Tower" is publishing the opinion of a man should not waste their time looking at it at all... Those who believe that God uses "The Watch Tower" as a means of communicating to his people, or of calling their attention to his prophecies, should study "The Watchtower" with thankfulness of heart..." WT 1 / 1/ 42 p. 5

1973 "...Jehovah's organization alone, in all the earth, is directed by God's holy spirit or active force." WT! 7 / 1 / 73 p 402.


IS THIS CLAIM TRUE ?

The Watch Tower has consistently proved itself dependable" NWT! 1950 ed. p. 793

Please read on......

 

  • The WT once taught that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1872. Check their book "Daily Heavenly Manna" This was wrong.

 

  • Then they said that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1873. This was wrong. WT book "The Time Is At Hand" p.33

 

  • J.W.'s were also taught that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1972. WT book "The Truth Shall Make You Free". p. 152, 1943 ed. This was not correct.

 

  • Now J.W.'s are told that 6000 years of Human History ended in 1975. Awake Oct. 8, 1968

 

  • Watch Tower readers were told the "The Time Of The End" began in 1799. WT book "The Kingdom Come" p. 129, 1914 ed. This was an error.

 

  • Watch Tower supporters were told that Jesus died on a cross. "The Harp Of God". p. 113. This they no longer believe.

 

  • The WT taught an 1878 resurrection from the dead. This was false WT book Thy Kingdom Come p 234.

 

  • The Millennium Began in 1873. Ibid p. 305. This was wrong

 

  • Armageddon would end in 1914. This was false prophecy. The Time Is At Hand" p.101, 1889 ed.

 

  • Armageddon would end in 1915. This was another false prophecy. The Time Is At Hand". p.101,1915 ed.

 

  • The WT taught that Christ returned in 1874. WT book "The Finished Mystery" p.386, 295, 1917 ed. This was false.

 

  • The WT predicted that the Churches would be destroyed in 1918. This was another false prophecy. Finished Mystery p. 485, 513.

 

  • The WT taught that the Millennium began in 1874. Today they teach that it did not begin in 1874. The Finished Mystery. p.386.

 

  • They said Jesus was the "Almighty "of Rev. 1:8 This time they were correct, but have since changed their minds. Finished Mystery p. 15.

 

  • They once taught that Abraham would come out of his grave in 1925, 1925 and live in San Diego, California. This was a false prophecy. "Millions Now Living Will Never Die." p.89 & 90 and "Salvation" pgs. 310 - 312.

 

  • WT readers were encouraged to buy War Bonds. WT April 1918.

 

  • Abaddon means "A Bad One". Apollyon means "Satan the Devil", Finished Mystery. p.159. Now JW's are taught the Abaddon & Apollyon are Jesus Christ. "Then Is Finished The Mystery Of God". p. 232

 

  • At one time the WT taught it was proper to worship Jesus Christ. WT Reprints p. 2337. July 15, 1898

 

  • Now the WT tells us NOT to worship Jesus Christ. WT Jan 1, 1954, p 31. Compare Heb. 1:6. Would all the JW's that worshipped Jesus before 1954 be idol worshipers?

 

  • The WT taught that Rev. 14:20 referred to the Railroad Station in Scranton Penn. Finished Mystery p 230.

 

Jesus taught his disciples that false prophets can be identified by the bad fruit they produce. Mt. 7: 15 - 20. Also compare Deut. 18: 20-22

Is what you just read good fruit or bad fruit? Did it come from a good tree or a bad tree? What did Jesus teach us to do with bad trees? Mt. 7:19. .... Cut them down!


THE WATCH TOWER SOCIETY CLAIMS TO:

 

  • Be a prophet of God. WT 4/1/72 p.197

 

  • They have claimed that the dates in their publications are "God's Dates". WT Reprints II, p 1677, Jan. 1, 1894.

 

  • The Watch Tower's first president was Charles T. Russell. The WT claimed that the material in Russell's books " All came from God." Finished Mystery p 387.

 

  • JW's are supposed to be directed by Angels. WT 4/1/72 p. 200.

 

  • They claim to be the only ones on earth that are directed by God's Holy Spirit. WT 7/1/73. Pg. 402

 

  • WT literature is called "Divinely provided light." JW's In The Divine Purpose pg. 46.

 

  • In WT books we are told we'll find "God's Truth Not Man's Truth" WT book Preservation pg. 104.

 

  • They have claimed to be directed & supervised by Jesus Christ. Prophecy p 203.

 

  • If you repudiate Pastor Russell and his work, this is equivalent to a repudiation of the Lord! WT 5/1/1922 p. 132. ( Repudiate means "to reject as untrue".)

 

  • The WT once published a book called "Riches". On p. 178 of that book we are told that " if you find doctrines that are contrary to God's word that these doctrines are lies and they come from the devil".

 

  • Have you found any doctrines that are contrary to God's word? According to the WT's rule these false WT doctrines came from the devil?If WT doctrines are really "God's Truth" then they should be correct all of the time, because God cannot lie. Titus 1:2.

 

  • 1 John 5:1 "Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ HAS BEEN BORN OF GOD". Not just the 144,000 are born again as the WT teaches 2 /1/82, p. 22

 

  • The WT has put into print hundreds of errors, yet they claim they're receiving this information "FROM GOD". Be not deceived.

 

  • Are you aware that if people do not desire to worship God that! it is due to the shape of their brain?WT !3/15/13 p. 84.

 

  • The WT which claims to publish "God's Truth" stated that "man cannot by airplane or rockets or by other means get above the air envelope which is about our earthly globe... "The Truth Shall Make You Free. p. 285, 1943 ed.

 

  • The WT magazine of 7/15/06 p. 229, claims that Pastor Russell was the faithful and wise servant foretold in MT. 24: 45-47. Now the WT does not believe or teach this anymore.

 

  • The Book of Ruth is "not prophetical" WT Reprints IV p.3110, Nov.15, 1902.

 

  • The Book of Ruth "Is prophetic" WT Book Preservation. p. 169, 175, 176.

 

  • Adam! May be Awakened. WT book Reconciliation p. 323, 324.

 

  • Adam and Eve will not be resurrected Paradise Lost. pg. 236.

 

  • On page 63 of "JW's in the Divine Purpose" (1959 ed). we find a statement that teaches that the WT has never published Pastor Russell's Biography. But in the "Divine Plan of the Ages" p. 1-30, ( 1925 ed). we find Russell's biography

 

  • They said that "vaccination has never saved a human life. It does not prevent Smallpox". WT book The Golden Age. p 294. 2/4/31,44. Vaccination is a direct violation of the everlasting covenant that God made with Noah after the flood." Ibid. p. 293.

 

  • While the WT claimed to be directed and supervised by Jesus Christ they taught Military Service in the Army was allright WT Reprints p. 3179, 3180, 4/15/03.

 

  • According to the WT the word "Jehovah" was first formed by a Catholic monk in 1270 A.D. "Aid Book" p. 844 & 885.

 

  • According to the Bible Jesus rose Himself from the dead. John 2:19. Ask the next JW you meet if they believe it.

 

  • According to the WT Adam and Eve were both created in the same year. Awake p. 4, 10/8/68. This they no longer believe

 

  • Yet the WT claims to "Gleam with Scriptural and Prophetic Truth" p. 348 of index.

 

  • The Bible teaches that Jesus was "The Christ" on the first day of His birth. Lk. 2:11, Mt. 2:4. But this is denied by JW book "IMPOSSIBLE LIE" p. 211. Now compare II John 1:7, I John 2:22.

 

By now you can see that the WT cannot be trusted to interpret the Bible correctly, why not become a Born Again Christian by receiving Jesus into your heart by faith today. John 3:3-7, Rev. 3:20, John 1:2, Rom. 10:9.


Remember: "A new view of truth NEVER can contradict a former truth". "New Light never extinguishes older light". WT Feb. 1881, p. 188.

Would you trust a surgeon to operate on you who has had over 300 malpractice suits?

We invite Jehovah's Witnesses and individuals studying with them to examine the quotations listed in the original publications in their local Kingdom Hall Library. Then apply these scripture passages to determine if the Watchtower Society is a true of false prophet. Deuteronomy 18: 20-22 Matthew 7: 15 - 23.





See ARE YOU A GOOD PERSON?  

and WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

HISTORICAL BOOKS — DOCUMENTATION OF FACTS

ANTICHRIST DETECTED, 1841  

WHY I REJECT THE "HELPING HAND" OF MILLENNIAL DAWN, 1915  

IN THE CULT KINGDOM: MORMONISM, EDDYISM, RUSSELLISM, 1918  

WHY NOT "RUSSELLISM"?: ALIAS MILLENNIAL DAWN", 1920

The WATCHTOWER MASONIC OCCULT PYRAMID at Charles Taze Russell's grave site!



URGENT PLEA

      If you truly hunger and thirst after righteousness and sincerely desire to serve and please God with your whole heart, please read God's warnings to us about “any man” or even “an angel from heaven” preaching “another Jesus”, “another spirit” “or another gospel” “Which is not another; but there be some that... would pervert the gospel of Christ” (Galatians 1:6-9 ;II Corinthians 11:3,4,13-15). Jesus Christ said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ [from the Greek word christos meaning ANOINTED (a prophet - divinely appointed by God)]; and shall deceive many.” (Matt. 24:4,5). To believe that anyone, including a priest or prophet (or religious organization), is infallible is naive to say the least (“for there is no man that sinneth not” (I Kings 8:46)). As a man, Jesus Christ said that “there is none good but one, that is, God” (Mark 10:18). “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.” (Ecclesiastes 7:20). No church, no lodge, no good works can save you. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9). Because “we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6), and “every man at his best state is altogether vanity.” (Psalms 39:5). “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Only the Lord Jesus Christ can claim this glory! “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:7) “in the likeness of sinful flesh” (Romans 8:3) and “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15). “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).

      You can have absolute assurance of your salvation, here and now. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” (I Cor. 1:18) (not to be confused with the unconditional Eternal Security fable). “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” (I Cor. 15:1,2). “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (I John 5:13). “and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.” (James 1:21). “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” (Eph. 1:13). “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:” (Col. 1:5,6). “Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” (I Pet. 1:9). Jesus said to “rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20). “We know that we have passed from death unto life” (I John 3:14).

      Jehovah's Witnesses are discouraged by their Elders from reading the KJV Holy Bible and searching “the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11), and as a result are unfamiliar with much of its contents. The Lord said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Jesus said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they [the scriptures] are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.” (John 5:39,40). Jesus said that “Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7): “not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.” (I Peter 1:23). God's promise to “preserve” his “pure words” “forever” “to all generations” of believers “of every nation under heaven” is well documented by the overwhelming majority of manuscript evidence (aprox. 99% of the New Testament manuscripts, some dating back to the first century, are in agreement with the text of the KJV) (Psa. 12:6; 33:11, 119:90; Luke 21:33; Acts 2:6,7).

      God has kept his promise of preserving his “pure words” as faithful Christians passed down from generation to generation the holy scriptures uncorrupted. It is a myth that few people had scriptures or could read during the first centuries after Christ and through the middle ages (The Cambridge History of the Bible vol. 2, pp. 389-390 et al.). The myth, that the common folks “had only scraps of scriptures” before John Wycliffe (1325-1384) who faithfully translated the Holy Bible into English in the 14th century, is perpetuated to degrade God’s promise of “the word which he commanded to a thousand generations” and “to all nations” (1 Chron. 16:15, Romans 16:26). When the impression is given that the common man has no preserved and infallible scriptures, the position and authority of the word of God can more easily be pirated by “Popish Persons” and “self conceited Brethren, who...give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil” (“The Epistle Dedicatory,” King James Bible). “If mythmakers can convince us that generation upon generation of men and women went to their graves without reading or hearing the word of God, they can implant the false impression that we do not need scriptures (but need Catholic sacraments, ecstatic experiences, or myth-makers [or “prophets”]).... Foxe’s Acts and Monuments (A.D. 1563) traces Christianity from the first century to the 1500s. A thorough reading of all eight of its large volumes makes it abundantly clear that all who wanted scriptures, had them, in hand or in heart, as much or as little as they wanted.” (In Awe Of Thy Word, pp. 774, 778)

      “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:31,32). Please, dear reader, examine the historical records and the manuscript evidence for yourself with an open heart and mind and let the truth set you free from these and other un-biblical and anti-biblical doctrines and commandments of men.


(See also WITNESSING TO JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES and FOLLOW THE LAMB OR FOLLOW THE MAN and SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE and HOW TO IDENTIFY A CULT and JEHOVAH'S WITNESS CULT VIDEO)




Q.
What do Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, Scientology, Free Masonry and Catholicism all have in common?

A.
They all teach that you cannot trust nor believe the Holy Bible; and that you must put your faith in their theologies, traditions, customs and rituals in order to please God and have everlasting life.

If you are a Mormon, Mason, Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Scientologist or similar sect, please read these Scriptures and let God speak to your heart.
SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE


Hell or Death? (see IS HELL REAL ?)


Judgment or Interment?
"God is love." 1 John 4:8
"God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:29
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God." Romans 11:22

    These two attributes of God are shown most clearly at the cross. God's justice required judgement for our sins. "Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them." (Galatians 3:10) Yet God's love moved him to take that punishment due each of us. "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree." (Galatians 3:13)

    A place of "everlasting fire" exists and was spoken of by Jesus. He lovingly forewarned of his final words to those who reject his free gift of salvation and remain under the curse.

"Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." Matthew 25:41

    As seen in the above scriptures, hell was not created for man, but "...hell hath enlarged herself" (Isaiah 5:14) to accommodate those of mankind who reject the love of God. The existence of hell does not diminish the love or loveliness of God. It speaks only of the rabid [fanatical] villainy [evildoing] of creatures--Satan, his angels, and mankind, who as Matthew records, could "spit in his face" (Matthew 26:67), the face of their creator. Often the unwillingness of man to face his own culpability [guilt] and sinfulness prompts him to saddle God with the burden of blame for the existence of hell. Truthfully, hell pronounces the malfeasance [wrongdoing] of the creatures, not of the creator. The doctrine of hell is an affront [insult] to proud mankind.

    Hell's presentation in the bible can hardly be extinguished, but recent [bible] versions have diluted it by submerging the reader in a welter of words, substituting 'death', 'grave', 'sheol', 'hades' and 'the depths' for the word, 'hell'. Using five additional ambiguous words fractures the impact. The shatterment flies in the face of clarity, obscuring God's warning. Descending progressively downward from "death," to the "grave," then to "sheol" or "hades," then "the depths," and finally to "hell," the NIV offers a station, waiting to prove the afterlife theory of every philosophy and cult afloat.

Excerpt from New Age Bible Versions


"Hell" is the correct translation!
The word “hell” as translated in the KJV Bible is the absolute correct rendering of the Hebrew and Greek in both philological meaning and etymological history. The Hebrew word, helel, which is translated Lucifer in Isaiah 14:12, wandered into English through Greek and German. In the Greek we have Helios, the sun god. In German, this became hellen, from which came the word helder, meaning, "clear" or "shiny." But there is also a sense of "blinding," that is, blinded by the light, in this; and thus helel entered English as "hell," a covered place, a place of darkness as if blinded, a place "far off from God." So, the source of our word hell is from the original Hebrew and Greek scriptures. The early Christian church clearly understood the meaning of the words “sheol”, “hades”, “gehenna”, — hell. But many modern-day "Christians" don't seem to share the same understanding and conviction. Jesus said, “And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.” (Mark 4:15)

New Age occult 'bible' translations including the Jehovah's Witness New World Translation have omitted the word "hell" from their texts. Most bible versions (excluding the KJV) substitute secular words often used in mythology, such as 'death', 'grave' and 'the depths', for the biblical word, 'hell'. Some bible versions leave the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek hades and gehenna untranslated, leaving each reader to decide for themselves: "the common abode of departed spirits"?, "purgatory"?, "the grave"? — whatever suits your fancy. Such “cunningly devised fables” abound in world literature and in today's brave new world of 'Christianity' (II Tim. 4:; II Pet. 1:16).





MASONIC WARNING!  

ARE YOU A MORMON?  

FOLLOW THE LAMB OR FOLLOW THE MAN

   

SCIENTOLOGY DECEPTION  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD, by a former priest  

BABYLONIAN ROOTS OF CATHOLICISM



————————— Articles and Books by Various Authors —————————

1 JOHN 5:7 - KJV "ERRORS"  

ABORTION FACTS  

ALLEGED KJV ERRORS: Easter/Passover  

AMERICA: REPENT OR PERISH!  

ANOTHER BIBLE - ANOTHER GOSPEL  

APOCRYPHA  

ARE YOU A MORMON ?  

BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS  

BIBLE VERSIONS - WHICH IS THE REAL WORD OF GOD?  

CHRIST'S MASS - HISTORY REVEALS THE TRUTH  

CHRISTMAS 2000 Years Before Christ  

CORRUPT LEXICONS AND DICTIONARIES  

COULD THIS BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST ?  

FOXE's BOOK of MARTYRS  

FREE MASONRY EXPOSED  

GOD and AMERICA  

GOT MORALS ?  

HISTORY OF BAPTISM  

HISTORY OF THE RED LETTER EDITION  

IMPORTANT NEWS ARTICLES  

IN AWE OF THY WORD  

IN DEFENSE OF ERASMUS  

IS SUNDAY SACRED AND HOLY ?  

JESUS' BIRTH - THE UNTOLD STORY  

KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE FACTS  

KJV 1611 - THE MYTH OF EARLY REVISIONS
  LUCIFER: ANGEL OF LIGHT - FATHER OF LIES  

NEW AGE BIBLE VERSIONS  

OLD TESTAMENT TEXTS  

ONLY ONE GOD  

PROPHECIES OF THE MESSIAH FULFILLED IN JESUS CHRIST  

REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY  

RETURN TO THE OLD PATHS -- EXCERPT FROM THE MORNING STARS  

ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT CONFESSIONS ABOUT SUNDAY  

SCRIPTURES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE  

SEPTUAGINT  

SPIRITUAL   ADULTERY  

SPIRITUALISM — NECROMANCY  

THE 1611 KJV DEDICATORY  

THE BIG BANG  

THE CATHOLIC PRIESTHOOD (by a former priest)  

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND  

THE GOD OF HEAVEN OR THE god OF THIS WORLD ?  

THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT  

THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE HOLY BIBLE  

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS  

THE TRUE SABBATH  

WHAT'S WRONG WITH HALLOWEEN  

WHO IS KING JAMES ?  

WICCA/PAGAN — SATANIC TIES  

WORLD RELIGIONS  

WORLD  RELIGIONS  -  Article 2


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