Origins of Jehovah's Witnesses

 

Jehovah's Witnesses :

An Adventist cult

 

The Watchtower Society assumes that its history started with Charles Taze Russell who studied the Bible and discovered numerous biblical truths such as the “prediction of 1914”.  On the other hand, they voluntarily forget to mention that their actual history started long before, not with Russell, but with the Baptist preacher William Miller.

 

In 1818 Miller calculated the return of Christ to be 1843. This calculation was based on the prophecy of Daniel 8:14 : "Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed," If you apply the principle of one-day equals one year, this brings you to 2300 years starting with the reconstruction of Jerusalem by the Persian Artaxerxes 1 in 457 BC. Thus 2300 minus 457 years bring us to 1843. Much later, Miller states "My principles in brief, are, that Jesus Christ will come again to this earth, cleanse, purify, and take possession of the same, with all the saints, sometime between March 21, 1843 and March 21, 1844”. Nothing having happened March 21st 1844, a new date was calculated: April 18th 1844. Again nothing. Consequently another new date was projected: October 22nd 1844. Again nothing happened. This latter was coined as “The Great Disappointment” Miller died in 1849 having never seen the return of Christ, but was still convinced of his imminent return. It is estimated that he had between 50 000 and 500 000 followers.

 

A number of followers concluded that the 1844 date in fact was correct, but that it coincided with the coming of Christ in his sanctuary and the beginning of the Judgment Hour. The following are a few of the sects born from this: “The Advent Church, The Seventh-Day Adventists, The Bible Students (Russellites) and of course The Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

Charles Taze Russell was born from a Presbyterian family. His father was an elite Freemason. Russell joined a Congregational Church but was troubled by the churches teachings of hell, which led him to be skeptical about the church in his early adolescence. By the age of 18 (1869) he participated in a reunion by the Second Adventists, held by Jonas Wendell. What he heard resurrected his faith in the Bible. The Adventists believed that the soul is put to rest after death awaiting resurrection. Therefore, no Hell. Russell studied the Bible and was greatly influenced by many Adventists such as George Storrs, Jonas Wendell, George Stetson and Nelson Barbour. Many of Russell’s doctrines came from the Adventists of the first hour including William Miller’s predictions because of his calculations of date for the return of Christ.

 

One of the major Adventist influences on Russell was Nelson Barbour whom published the magazine “The Midnight Cry” (later named “Herald of the Morning”). Barbour thought Christ would return in a visible manner in 1874. Since nothing happened in 1874, Barbour thought that Christ did actually come, but remained invisible. In 1876, when Charles Taze Russell received a copy of Herald of the Morning, he believed the invisible return of Christ of 1874. He accepted more of the chronologies of events established by Barbour including the calculations of the ‘Gentile Times”.  Russell wrote an article about the Gentile Times in the periodic Bible Examiner by George Storrs. Nelson Barbour and Charles Taze Russell joined for the publication of the Adventist magazine Herald of the morning, where Russell became the assistant editor. In Barbour’s chronology, he says that 6000 years since the creation of Adam ended in 1873 and that Christ had returned invisibly in 1874.  The harvest would happen between 1874 and 1914 the end of “The Gentile Times”. The Watchtower pretends that the year 1914 was determined by the following calculations: 2520 years minus 606 years B.C.; the assumed date of the fall of Jerusalem (actually known as 587 or 586 before Jesus Christ (BC)).

 

When Russell separated from Barbour to found his own magazine, The Zion’s Watchtower in 1879, he brought these Adventist doctrines with him. Among them he took the ransom doctrine, heaven on earth, critics on the traditional churches, the soul sleep after death and the memorial celebrated once a year by George Storrs. The dates calculated for the return of Christ, the denial of the immortality of the soul and hell, do not come from Jehovah’s Witnesses as they would like us to believe, they actually originate from the Adventists. This leads us to see that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are not a religion per say but an Adventist cult.

 

 

Sources :

 

http://www.premier1.net/~raines/offshoot.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Miller_(preacher)

 

Freemason influences :

 

http://www.info-sectes.org/tj/russel.htm

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/Jehovah%20Witnesses/jw.htm

 

Video in 6 parts on Freemason influences (french) :

 

1-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIpJ2k2Zjuw&feature=related

2-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo4RvmJZRz4&feature=related

3-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9doNq7XyUk&feature=related

4-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y79lyW0jhQw&feature=related

5-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrei5t4GCW0&feature=plcp

6-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqSvahrL994&feature=plcp

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Jehovah's Witnesses EXPOSED!
Compiled and Edited by David J. Stewart
Is the Jehovah's Witnesses cult based upon the occult of Freemasonry? Was Charles Taze Russell a 33rd Degree Freemason as was Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon cult? Carefully notice the Masonic cross at the upper left corner of the photo below...
The Masonic cross used by the Masonic Jehovah's Witnesses.
Russell and the Watch Tower Bible and Track Society in the Greatest Masonic Center Cemetery.
The picture below is the same scene as above, but without the zoom. Notice the illuminati pyramid. This is next to where Charles Taze Russell is buried.
Below: Notice the Masonic cross in this Freemasonry meeting hall.
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Close-up of pyramid with cross and crown emblem, and "Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society" carved in stone.
"Risen with Christ" carved in stone on another side of the pyramid. Cross and crown emblem is on all four sides.
Below : the pyramid with Russell's headstone in background.
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Below is a close-up of the inscription on the pyramid above. Is there a link to Freemasonry?
Above is the headstone above Russell's grave. Note that he was viewed as the seventh, or "Laodician Messenger" to the Churches (Revelation 3:14)
Below : Watchtower's pyramid memorial, with cross and crown emblem and capstone. Note Russell's headstone in background.
THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZEH - JEHOVAH'S STONE WITNESS - http://www.quotes-watchtower.co.uk/pyramid.html

In 1864 Charles Piazzi Smyth a scientist and explorer spent four months with his wife measuring and recording the pyramids on Egypt’s Giza plateau. The result was the most accurate survey of the Great pyramid up until that date. Smyth was the first person to link the pyramid to Pleiades and conclude that the structure had some prophetic meaning by linking it to the Old and New Testaments. Smyth published these ideas in the book “Our Inheritance”.

Shortly after the Smyth’s book was published a gentlemen by the name of Robert Menzies took Smyth’s idea even further by suggesting that the measurements of the internal passages of the great pyramid replicated the chronology of divine history, using an inch for a year rule. Word was now out on the street that the builders of the great pyramid had predicted the second coming of Christ and that what the bible said in words the pyramid said in stone.

In June 1876 Smyth published an article in the “Bible Examiner”, which was run by George Storrs, an Adventist, in Brooklyn New York A few years later George Storr ran a series of articles written by himself on the great pyramid and its prophetic importance in the “herald of Life” and “Coming Kingdom”.

Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Watchtower, was greatly influenced by George Storrs writings and gained a lot of bible understanding from his teachings. Russell picks up the theories on the great pyramid and makes the first positive connection between the Bible and the pyramid. The connection he made was with the use of the following verses from Isaiah 19:19-20

"19 In that day there will prove to be an altar to Jehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Jehovah beside its boundary. 20 And it must prove to be for a sign and for a witness to Jehovah of armies in the land of Egypt;"

Russell argued that although the passage in Isaiah never uses the word pyramid it can only refer only to Khufu’s monument in Giza. Russell wrote the following.

“The Pyramid is by no means an addition to the written revelation: that revelation is complete and perfect, and needs no addition. But it is strong corroborative witness to god’s plan; and few students can carefully examine it, marking the harmony of its testimony with that of the written Word, without feeling impressed that its construction was planned and directed by the same divine wisdom, and that it is the pillar of witness referred to by the prophet in the above quotation [in Isaiah]

Russell tied in the measurements of the internal passage ways of the great pyramid firstly with the predicted date of 1874 for the second coming of Christ and then his revised date of 1914. Somehow the pyramid grew 40 years in the period between. Russell also adopted the importance of Pleiades from Smyth’s original connection back in 1864.

In 1928 the Watchtower abandoned pyramidology and declared, even though they been preaching that it had been built by Jehovah the year previously, that the Great Pyramid was really inspired by Satan and it was in fact Satan’s bible and no Jehovah’s

Thy Kingdom Come (© 1891) (1904 edition — Millennial Dawn, vol 3) p.342

"So, then, if we measure backward down the "First Ascending Passage" to its junction with the "Entrance Passage," we shall have a fixed date to mark upon the downward passage. This measure is 1542 inches, and indicates the year B.C. 1542, as the date at that point. Then measuring down the "Entrance Passage" from that point, to find the distance to the entrance of the "Pit," representing the great trouble and destruction with which this age is to close, when evil will be overthrown from power, we find it to be 3416 inches, symbolizing 3416 years from the above date, B.C. 1542. This calculation shows AD. 1874 as marking the beginning of the period of trouble; for 1542 years B.C. plus 1874 years AD. equals 3416 years. Thus the Pyramid witnesses that the close of 1874 was the chronological beginning of the time of trouble such as was not since there was a nation -- no, nor ever shall be afterward. And thus it will be noted that this "Witness" fully corroborates the Bible testimony on this subject..."

Thy Kingdom Come (copyright 1891) (1910 edition -- Studies In The Scriptures, vol. 3) p.342

"So, then, if we measure backward down the "First Ascending Passage" to its junction with the "Entrance Passage," we shall have a fixed date to mark upon the downward passage. This measure is 1542 inches, and indicates the year B.C. 1542, as the date at that point. Then measuring down the "Entrance Passage" from that point, to find the distance to the entrance of the "Pit," representing the great trouble and destruction with which this age is to close, when evil will be overthrown from power, we find it to be 3457 inches, symbolizing 3457 years from the above date, B.C. 1542. This calculation shows AD. 1915 as marking the beginning of the period of trouble; for 1542 years B.C. plus 1915 years AD. equals 3457 years. Thus the Pyramid witnesses that the close of 1914 will be the beginning of the time of trouble such as was not since there was a nation -- no, nor ever shall be afterward. And thus it will be noted that this "Witness" fully corroborates the' Bible testimony on this subject..."

Thy Kingdom Come (SIS vIII) 1891 (1903 edition), p.313 :
"The Testimony of God's Stone Witness and Prophet, the Great Pyramid in Egypt"
"...the Great Pyramid... seems in a remarkable manner to teach, in harmony with all the prophets, an outline of the plan of God, past, present, and future..."
The Divine Plan of the Ages [Studies in the Scriptures vol I] 1886 (1908 edition) p.86

"Jesus, the perfect one, has been highly exalted, and now we present ourselves to him that we may be formed and shaped according to his example, and that we may be built up as a building of God. In an ordinary building there is no chief corner-stone; but in our building there is one chief corner-stone, the "top-stone,"..."
The Divine Plan of the Ages [Studies in the Scriptures vol I] 1886 (1908 edition), FOLD OUT CHART
Russell measuring the pyramids.
PYRAMIDOLOGY
Below: Notice the Freemasonry cross, the Knights Templar symbol. Was C.T. Russell a Knights Templar?
More pictures of Charles Taze Russell founder of the Bible Students (Jehovah's Witnesses) during his trip in Egypt, visiting the great pyramid.
It appears that Russell visited the great pyramid twice, it is after his second trip that his teachings started and that the winged sun disk symbol was used for the International Bible Students.

Not only that disk is used by the rosicrucians but also by the kabbalists who depicts Jehovah with that disk. The relationship of Russell with occultism don't stop there, the name of the organization and their main publication is what the occultists call the magic universe, the «watchtowers». In the Enochian magic, there are regions known as «watchtowers» of fire, air, water and earth. These correspond to the elements of the world. A society of Enochian magic deriving from the Masons was known under the name "The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn". Golden Dawn is close to the name of the Golden Age magazine edited in the past by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. This similarity is very suspicious.

The Divine Plan of the Ages, [Studies in the Scriptures vol I] 1886 (1908 edition) end notes :

 

"THINGS YOU OUGHT TO KNOW AS CHRISTIAN BIBLE STUDENTS

 

DO YOU KNOW THAT

 

The Great Pyramid in Egypt is a Witness to all these event of the ages and of our day -- testifying in symbols?

 

The Pyramid's downward passage under "A Draconis" symbolizes the course of Sin? Its First Ascending Passage symbolizes the Jewish age? Its grand Gallery symbolized the Gospel age? Its Upper Step symbolized the approaching period of tribulation and anarchy, "Judgments," upon Christendom? Its King's Chamber the Divine Nature, etc., of the Overcoming Church -- the Christ, Head and Body? Its Ante-Chamber the Correction in Righteousness of the "Great Company" etc.? Its Queen's Chamber those of Israel and the world who attain Restitution?

 

All these interesting topics with ten Pyramid illustrations can be had in "Thy Kingdom Come" [Studies in the Scriptures vol III]"

 

The Finished Mystery (Studies in The Scriptures VII) 1917, p.60) :

 

"Morton Edger, author of Pyramid Passages, has found forsehown in the Great Pyramid of Egypt abundant evidence of the accuracy of the Bible chronology of Pastor Russell."

 

Watchtower 1922 June 15 p.187 :

 

"In the passages of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh the agreement of one or two measurements with the present-truth chronology might seem accidental, but the correspondency of dozens of measurements proves that the same God designed both pyramid and plan..."

 

Watchtower 1925 May 15 p.148 :

 

"The great Pyramid of Egypt, standing as a silent and inanimated witness of the Lord, is a messenger; and its testimony speaks with great eloquence concerning the divine plan..."

 

Watchtower 1928 November 15 p.341 :

 

"If the pyramid is not mentioned in the Bible, then following its teachings is being led by vain philosophy and false science and not following after Christ."

 

Watchtower 1928 November 15 p.344 :

 

"It is more reasonable to conclude that the great pyramid of Gizeh, as well as the other pyramids thereabout, also the sphinx, were built by the rulers of Egypt and under the directions of Satan the Devil... Then Satan put his knowledge in dead stone, which may be called Satans' Bible, and not God's stone witness..."

 

 

Alonzo Michael Sagar was a member of the International Bible Students Association and gave a speech in a paramasonic place called "Odd Fellows Hall" belonging to "The Independant Order of Odd Fellows".
Joseph Franklin Rutherford, second president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, gave a talk in 1926 at the "Brooklyn Masonic Temple."
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