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Jehovah's APOSTATE Witnesses

CIA Free: <<They also severely criticize any of their members who start to have doubts about the false teachings they receive from the Watchtower and encourage them to wait patiently on Jehovah to make the necessary changes in due time. But that begs the question: Why didn't Charles Russell patiently wait on Jehovah? Why did he run ahead of the Christian faith? And why do Witnesses today still praise Russell for the sin that he committed by turning his back on Almighty God? There is absolutely NOTHING that Witnesses can say to justify Russell's actions or their insistence on following him.>> The JWs often retroactively extend their "Jehovah's visible organizaton" dogma back into the days of Russell. From the JWs "organization " dogmatic standpoint, this may be a valid point; from Russell's own standpoint, however, it is irrelevant. An additional point is that Rutherford "apostacized " away from the basic teachings of Brother Russell, especially as related to church organization, and the atonement in Christ, and replaced these with his "Jehovah's visible organization" dogma that demanded that all had to submit to Rutherford, and the atonement was replaced with with an "Armageddon " message of eternal doom for those who do not accept the alleged "Jehovah's visible organization" . The new message was almost the very opposite of what Russell taught.  (Sunday May 3 | post #27)

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Jehovah's APOSTATE Witnesses

CIA Free: <<and the second dictator of the Watchtower, Joseph Rutherford.> > Russell's Watch Tower ceased to exist when Russell died. Brother Russell, by arrangement with the Board of Directors, controlled the WTS itself during his lifetime, but Russell's Watch Tower held no authority over the congregations. Just before his death, Brother Russell stated, "Let it be borne in mind that the Society exercises no authority, makes no criticism, but merely gives advice; and that in the interest of the Lord’s Cause and the Lord’s people." (The Watch Tower, August 15, 1916, page 248.) After Russell died, Rutherford, however, in effect, created a new Watch Tower Society and claimed the authority that Russell preached against. Russell did not believe in and preached against such an organization as Rutherford created after Russell died. Indeed, by means of the original charter, his will, as well as written instructions, Russell sought to keep the Watch Tower Society from becoming the authoritarian organization that it did become after he died. http://ctr-rlbible .com/?p=1892 CIA Free: << They make it a priority to go out each week to not only recruit more followers but to also condemn the Christian faith and church that Russell abandoned long ago.>> Jehovah's witnesses have abandoned Brother Russell's message of good-will to all men and now preach a message that, if taken to its logical conclusion, would condemn Brother Russell himself. CIA Free: << They still preach about some parousia of Jesus Christ in the year 1914, which cannot be found in the Bible anywhere.>> Barbour presented several Biblical lines of prophecy that point to the year 1914, not as beginning the parousia, but as the end of the Gentile Times. Barbour, at least until 1878, believed that Christ's parousia had begun in 1874, not 1914. Again, several lines of Bible prophecies point to the year 1874. Brother Russell adopted Barbour's views on this in 1876. Russell died in 1916 still holding to the view that the parousia of Christ had begun in 1874. Nevertheless, Brother Russell did not present his views on this as dogma, or something that was necessary for salvation. Unlike the JW leadership, he did not claim authority to condemn anyone for disagreeing with him, especially as related to chronology and time prophecies. However, the enormous amount of scriptural evidence that Russell provided in his second and third Scripture Studies volumes was later ignored by Rutherford, so that today, the only line of evidence they present for 1914 is that of Daniel 4. Rutherford began basically to ignore 1874 and other dates, evidently because he wished to use the prophecies related to those dates in a way that he thought would bolster his "Jehovah's visible organization" dogma.  (Sunday May 3 | post #26)

Jehovah's Witness

Jehovah's APOSTATE Witnesses

CIA Free: <<Toward the late 1800's, a certain Charles Taze Russell, became disgruntled with the true Christian faith and set out to establish his own faith and religion.>> Charles Taze Russell did not leave the Christian faith, but he did realize that man's self-proclaimed orthodoxy was in error on many things. Russell sought to defend the Christian faith -- the faith once delivered to the saints. Russell certainly DID NOT establish his own faith and religion -- he did not believe in doing such a thing. See my research: http://rlctr.blogs pot.com/2008/06/ne w-religion.html CIA Free: << Those he became an apostate for turning his back on God and leaving the Christian congregation and his spiritual brothers and sisters.>> This has no application to Russell, since he didn't do such. Brother Russell's statements: |-- I joyfully recognize as members of the same Church all who profess faith in Christ’s redeeming sacrifice and full consecration to death with Him—whether in or out of earthly sects and parties. I am not a member of any earthly sect, believing that they are all of human organization. I love all who love God and are seeking His ways, but I abominate the creeds of the “dark ages,” which did so much to misrepresent the Divine Character and Plan and which so seriously enslaved so many of God’s people in the chains of ignorance and superstition.--| “The Co-Operative Church Movement,” Watch Tower, October 15, 1911, page 395. CIA Free: << As if leaving weren't enough, in time Russell began investing his money in making little book to criticize the Christian faith and church that he left behind.>> I am not sure what "little book" is being referred to, but Brother Russell did show how man's extra-Biblical creeds do not harmonize with, and even contradicts the faith once delivered to the saints. If the "little book" being referred to is "The F&#8204;inishe d Mystery", that book was not written by Russell. CIA Free: <<Thus, Russell who by now was mentally diseased, came to be in league with Satan the devil and accusing his former brothers ans sister day and night in his little publications and Watch Tower magazines.>> I would say that one who believes this has either actually not taken time to know what Russell actually taught and/or why he taught what he did, or else is willfully misrepresenting Brother Russell. CIA Free: <<2. Today, Jehovah's Witnesses continue to carry on the evil work of there founding father C.T. Russell>> Today, the Jehovah's Witnesses have stopped preaching the central message of good news of great joy that will be for all the people that Brother Russell spent nearly his entire life preaching, and they have replaced it with a message that is basically bad tidings of great woe of eternal destruction that will be for most of the people who do not join their organization. It would be highly misleading, however, to view present Brother Russell as the founding father of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Brother Russell was not the founder of that in which he did not believe, and that which he preached against. See what I have presented related to this: http://ctr-rlbible .com/?page_id=2084  (Sunday May 3 | post #25)

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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.  (Nov 9, 2014 | post #1970)

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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  (Oct 30, 2014 | 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  (Oct 30, 2014 | 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  (Oct 30, 2014 | 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  (Oct 30, 2014 | 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.  (Oct 30, 2014 | post #53)

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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  (Oct 30, 2014 | 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  (Oct 30, 2014 | 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.  (Oct 30, 2014 | post #50)

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Russell & the pyramids

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

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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)

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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)