The First WTS President - Sun, 25 Jun 2017
Most people generally say that Charles Taze Russell was the first president and founder of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. Actually, the first president was William H. Conley, and the C. T. Russell served as secretary and treasurer during Conley’s brief presidency. When the Society was formally incorporated legally, Russell was named as president, and it is only concerning the “legal”

The Theocratic Kingdom - Sun, 25 Jun 2017
This is related a series of books entitled The Theocractic Kingdom, by George N. H. Peters. Brother Russell was acquainted with Peters, and spoke highly of him, although Russell thought Peters had not gotten rid of some the “shackles” of “Bayblon”. Russell wrote comments of Peter’s The Theocratic Kingdom, and provided information about those books. Lately, however, it is being circulated

Postings: Russell and 1914 - Sun, 25 Jun 2017
Alleged Failure of 1914 and Misrepresented Historical Claim Beginning of the Time of Trouble – Quotes From Russell CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Intro CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Part 1 CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Part 2 CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Part 3 CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Part 4 Did Russell “Await the Rapture

Postings: Russell and 1874 - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
1844 Prophecy? A Sketch of the Development of Present Truth (CTR) Cetnar’s Historical Errors CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Part 1 Founder of a False Religion? I.B.S.A. and the Jehovah’s Witnesses Jonas Wendell’s 1870 Presentation Parousia “Didn’t Happen” in 1874? Predicted End of the World in 1874? (CTR WordPress Link) Responses Concerning Russell’s Alleged Predictions of the “End of the

We Believe the Bible - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
The following is taken from The Watch Tower, January 15, 1912, pages 28,29; Reprints pages 4955, 4956: WE BELIEVE THE BIBLE THOSE WHO OPPOSE our teaching are given to misrepresenting it. They do not wish to speak untruthfully, but desire to hinder our work, which they fail to recognize as the Lord’s work. It is difficult to answer the arguments of our opponents in a few words, when they

Parousia “Didn’t Happen” in 1874? - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
An author has posted the following on a website: 1897 “Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874,” (Studies in the Scriptures, vol. 4, p. 621). Oops, didn’t happen. Present day JW’s said this was going to happen in 1914. When that didn’t occur, they said it did happen only it was an invisible return. The first line of the page from which the above quote is taken as well

Jonas Wendell’s 1870 Presentation - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
In 1870, at age eighteen, he cautiously attended a presentation by the famous Adventist preacher, Jonas Wendell. Wendell focused on what Russell considered to be rational, logical matters relating to Biblical prophecy and chronology, drawing attention to the future date of 1874 as the supposed date for Christ’s return. We have seen this statement or similar statements repeated, even amongst

Was Russell the Founder of a False Religion? - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
It is being claimed that Charles Taze Russell was “the founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses,” under the heading, “Jehovah’s Witnesses: False Religion.” In truth, Charles Taze Russell was not the founder of the religion known as “Jehovah’s Witnesses.” He did not believe in such an organization, nor did he believe in the teachings of this religion. He was certainly not the founder of that which he

CTR’s Expectations Concerning 1914 – Part 1 - Fri, 23 Jun 2017
1886: While thorough and orderly study is necessary to the appreciation of any of the sciences, it is specially so in the science of Divine revelation. And in this work it is doubly necessary, from the fact that in addition to its being a treatise on divinely revealed truths, it is an examination of the subject from, so far as we know, an altogether different standpoint from that of any other

If Russell Was Not a Mason, Why Are So Many Saying That He Was? - Wed, 14 Jun 2017
Why are people claiming that Russell was a member of the Freemasons, when the facts show that he was not a member of the Freemasons? As far as we know, no one ever claimed that Russell was a member of the freemasons while he was alive. The first such claim we have found appears to be that of a woman by the name of Edith Starr Miller (alias, "Lady Queenborough"), who wrote a book entitled

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