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Jehovah's Witness

Found this today about Gods name.

In English, the two most common ways of spelling God’s Holy Name is Jehovah and Yahweh. Jehovah is based on the Massoretic Hebrew text while Yahweh is based on some ancient Greek texts. These should not be viewed as two different names, but they are the same name, having come to us from two different linguistic backgrounds. To speak of “Yahweh” or “Jehovah” as not being the correect name of God is nonsense, since. The problem is that no one on earth today knows for a certainty how original Hebrew sounded. The Massoretes began adding vowel points long after Hebrew had become a dead language; we do not know for a certainty how any Hebrew word sounded. The same is true of Koine Greek. In fact, we do not truly know for a certainty how any name in the Hebrew Bible was originally pronounced. The name “Jehovah” itself — as represented in the Hebrew tetragrammaton – goes all the way back to Genesis. It would be incorrect to think of “Jehovah” in English as a name separate and distinct from the Hebrew name that is represented in English as “Jehovah”. The English word “Jehovah”, is not a name separate from its Hebrew form, but they are both the one and the same name; they are not different names, whether they are pronounced exactly alike or not. Although many have become accustomed to thinking of saying “John” is an English name, and that “Juan” is a Spanish name, this kind of reasoning is misleading, since both are simply linguistic forms of the same name. Actually, both “Jehovah” and “Yahweh” are Anglicized representations of the same Holy Name as found in the Hebrew. Both are English spellings and pronunciations that are commonly used to designate the same Holy Name of God. See my study on my website: The Holy Name in Original Hebrew/Greek http://jesus.rlbib le.com/?p=76 It is generally claimed that the Massoretes took vowels from the words usually transliterated as ADONAI or ELOHIM, and placed these in the tetragrammaton to remind the reader to not pronounce the Holy Name. However, as yet, I have found no real proof from what the Massoretes wrote that they actually did take the vowels for the Holy Name from either ADONAI or ELOHIM. This appears to be a supposition that was offered by someone later and has become accepted as though fact because it has been repeated so much. Nevertheless, to truly NOT pronounce the Holy Name would mean to leave a blank wherever the Holy Name appears. Thus one would read Exodus 3:14,15 as: That they may know that you alone, whose name is, Are the Most High over all the earth. Rather than not pronounce the Holy Name, God’s Holy Name is usually changed, designated and pronounced as another name altogether. See: Should God’s Holy Name Be Pronounced? http://jesus.rlbib le.com/?p=44 Nevertheless, if one should think that one should not pronounce God’s Holy Name for fear of mispronouncing that name, one should really fear to change to Holy Name to other words, such as “the Lord”, or “God”, as most translations do, for both words would certainly be mispronouncing the Holy Name.  (Sunday Nov 9 | post #1970)

Jehovah's Witness

does the wts have secret links with freemasons

What proof do you have that the Rothchilds financed Russell's trips to Palestine? My research regarding Russell and the Rothschilds: http://ctr-rlbible .com/?cat=686  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #57)

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does the wts have secret links with freemasons

Like the accusation that Brother Russell was a member of the Freemasons, likewise, it also false that he was a member of the Rosecrucians. See my research on my website: http://ctr-rlbible .com/?cat=79  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #56)

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does the wts have secret links with freemasons

This would evidently mean that since Brother Russell spent his entire fortune, and almost his entire life, in preaching a message that would lead people away from the Freemasons, thereby he was sabotaging that in which he is alleged to have been "knee deep" in. Brother Russell is NOT buried in a Masonic Cemetery. I called the owners of the cemetery and they told me very bluntly that the Rosemont Cemetery is not owned by the Masons, nor is it a "Masonic cemetery." The claim that Brother Rsusell was buried in a "Masonic cemetery" is just another one of those ways people misrepresent the facts. http://ctr-rlbible .com/?p=3209  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #55)

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does the wts have secret links with freemasons

For the idea of any kind of bloodline to be "Illuminati ", "Satanic ", etc., to have any application as often suggested, it would have to mean that anyone of such a bloodline could not possibly be saved through faith in Jesus. One would, in effect, have to throw the Bible away if one accepts the alledged theories of such a bloodline. See my own research regarding Russell and the alleged Satanic bloodlines: http://ctr-rlbible .com/?p=1837  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #54)

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does the wts have secret links with freemasons

In reality, since Brother Russell was never a member of, and since he preached against a Christian being a member of, the Freemasons, there is zero evidence that Russell had any special "bonds" with the Freemasons, and those who are genuinely familiar with Brother Russell's works KNOW that Russell was not a Freemason, and that he did not condone the Freemasons' organization. All I have ever seen anyone present are imaginations, misrepresentations , quotes out of context, misquotes, and assumptions based on what has to be imagined, as proof of Russell's alleged bonds with the Freemasons.  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #53)

Jehovah's Witness

does the wts have secret links with freemasons

I would like to see this book, or is it the book being spoken actually that written by Fritz Springmeier. Charles Taze Russell, who was never a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses organization, was certainly NOT supported by the Freemasons. See my own research on my website: Charles Taze Russell and the Jehovah's Witnesses http://ctr-rlbible .com/?page_id=2084 Was Russell Financed by the B’nai B’rith? http://ctr-rlbible .com/?p=1938  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #52)

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does the wts have secret links with freemasons

I did my homework. Regarding Russell's alleged usage of "Masonic symbols:: http://ctr-rlbible .com/?cat=58  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #51)

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does the wts have secret links with freemasons

I believe that Jehovah, in Psalm 82:1,6, was speaking especially of those sons of the Most High in the first century who had received special might in various gifts of healing, etc. http://jesus-rlbib le.com/?p=245 However, was not Moses divine? -- Exodus 7:1.  (Thursday Oct 30 | post #50)

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Russell & the pyramids

I misspelled, "cupability " should have been "culpability ".  (Oct 10, 2014 | post #17)

Jehovah's Witness

Russell & the pyramids

Continued from my last post. In the October 1, 1905 issue, Russell again makes another quote, with his own statements before the quote attributing the fortune telling of astrology to demons, thus showing that he was not condoning the usage of astrologyThe Watch Tower, October 1, 1905, page 293, R3637. There is much more I could present on this; those interesting in knowing more of the actual truth concerning this may see my research at: http://ctr.rlbible .com/?cat=11  (Oct 10, 2014 | post #16)

Jehovah's Witness

Russell & the pyramids

The above are NOT the words of Charles Taze Russell at all, and the statement that "he like astrology" is totally false! I am not sure what is meant by "cost Solomon". Taken out of context, the words are made to appear to be Russell's own words. The words are not from Russell or any of the Bible Students at the time, but actually were the words of an astrologist. In the context, however, Russell showed his belief that the source of astrology is “of the Adversary himself.” In Russell’s studies on Spiritism, Russell showed how the demons may present and distort truth in order to advocate a lie. Here is the entire articleOf course, Russell did not quote the astrologist for the purpose of finding support in astrology, for he attributes astrology to “the Adversary,” that is Satan the devil. He makes reference to this to note that the demons will make use of a truth to promote their ends, as he had done many other times before. Continued in my next post...  (Oct 10, 2014 | post #15)

Jehovah's Witness

Russell & the pyramids

Rutherford, in effect, set himself up as being the visible head of the church on earth, something Russell himself preached against. The Bible Students Association as a whole (represented by the vast majority), however, rejected Rutherford's "Jehovah's visible organization" dogma, and as a whole, the Bible Students Association worldwide did not become "Jehovah's Witnesses". http://rlbible.com /?p=488I have tested, by the Bible, what Brother Russell taught, and I have tested, by the Bible, what Rutherford taught. I do not fully agree with either, but overall, what Brother Russell taught is more in accord with the Bible than what Rutherford taught. Indeed, I have shown Rutherford's teaching regarding the ransom to be self-contradictory , and even a denial of the basis of the ransom as found in the Bible. http://reslight.ne t/?p=167 Rutherford, in his new teaching, rejected the core teaching that Russell started the Watch Tower to defend. I do believe that Rutherford bears greater cupability, for he had willfully to ignore (and in many cases, misrepresent) the many truths that he had learned from the Bible Students in favor of his desired goal of establishing an organization similar to the Roman Catholic hierarchy.  (Oct 10, 2014 | post #14)

Jehovah's Witness

Russell & the pyramids

My point was regarding "pyramids " (plural), not the Great Pyramid. Russell himself never took any measurements of the Great Pryamid; he relied on measurements taken by others. He did one pose for a picture while holding a measuring rod. Yes, the measurements in the Great Pyramid correspond with the chronology and time prophecies as given in the Bible. Out of Russell's works, however, Russell spent relatively little time on writing about the Great Pyramid. Russell's Watch Tower may have in a few issues a few pictures of the Great Pyramid. Such pictures are so sparse however, it would take a long time to locate any. Russell's grave is not under any pyramid structure. Rutherford authorized the building of a small replica of the Great Pyramid a few years after Russell died. However, Russell is not buried under or in that monument. Regarding Russell and the Great Pyramid, see my own research at: http://ctr.rlbible .com/?page_id=2853 I am not sure what his wife has to do with any of this. She wanted to use the Watch Tower to promote her "women's rights" viewpoints, which viewpoints were contrary to the general purposes of the Watch Tower. See my research regarding Russell's divorce: http://ctr.rlbible .com/?cat=63  (Oct 7, 2014 | post #8)