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Who founded the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses?

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“Paradise Earth”

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#1 Sep 1, 2012
== Quote: jw.org ==

http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/f...

Who Was Your Founder?

The modern-day organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses began at the end of the 19th century. At that time, a small group of Bible students who lived near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States, began a systematic analysis of the Bible. They compared the doctrines taught by the churches with what the Bible really teaches. They began publishing what they learned in books, newspapers, and the journal that is now called The Watchtower—Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom.

Among that group of sincere Bible students was a man named Charles Taze Russell. While Russell took the lead in the Bible education work at that time and was the first editor of The Watchtower, he was not the founder of a new religion. The goal of Russell and the other Bible Students, as the group was then known, was to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ and to follow the practices of the first-century Christian congregation. Since Jesus is the Founder of Christianity, we view him as the founder of our organization.—Colossians 1:18-20.

“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#2 Sep 1, 2012
dee lightful

Piedmont, SC

#3 Sep 1, 2012
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religi...
See the truth. The goal was to teach the truth according to the measurement of the pyramids, the occult and demonology made worse when Rutherford took over and claimed getting so called truth from angels that turned out to be false.
This is what JW's don't want you to see as they deny their rotten foundation that is based on man made rules and doctrine that contradict the scripture.

“the Word was God”

Since: Jul 11

Ashland, OH

#4 Sep 1, 2012
A guy by the name of Charles Russel wanted his own religion. So he made an offshoot of the Seventh Day Adventists. In order to make his new religion more exciting, he stole some false prophecies he heard from others and incorporated them into his religion, then added some more of his own false prophecies on top of it.

He established a corporation to continue publishing false prophecies with a sales distributorship that was willing to work for free.
UNchained

Maryville, TN

#5 Sep 1, 2012
Satan founded the JW cult...

False prophecies

False doctrines

Thousands of children sacrificed to him.

Pedophile Paradise.
dee lightful

Piedmont, SC

#6 Sep 1, 2012
tHE jw religion started off with a man claiming to be the Faithful and Discrete Slave giving proper food at the proper time but when you look you see they never gave proper food at the proper times. All the food given had to be trashed as it was false and obviously not from God but from man ...and it continues today, the same false teachings from false prophets.
UNchained

Maryville, TN

#7 Sep 1, 2012
Satan founded the JW cult...

Fake second coming of Jesus in 1914

Fake appointment of the JW cult leaders in 1919 as God's channel of communicatiion.

If you obey Jesus and eat the bread and drink the wine you don't have life but are sinning against God.

“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#8 Sep 1, 2012
dee lightful wrote:
tHE jw religion started off with a man claiming to be the Faithful and Discrete Slave giving proper food at the proper time but when you look you see they never gave proper food at the proper times. All the food given had to be trashed as it was false and obviously not from God but from man ...and it continues today, the same false teachings from false prophets.
Much the same, wouldn't you say, as what Satan did?

Russell:

'Don't believe what the Church is telling you, that you will surely die, I promise you everlasting life on a paradise earth, if you follow me'

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#9 Sep 1, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
== Quote: jw.org ==
http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/f...
Who Was Your Founder?
The bible students broke away from your religion when Rutherford stepped in and changed everything. So in truth, Rutherford is the one who founded Jehovahs witnesses in 1931.
According to instructions Russell left behind, his successor to the presidency would share power with an editorial committee and with the Watch Tower corporation's board of directors, whom Russell had appointed "for life." But vice president Joseph Franklin ("Judge") Rutherford soon set about concentrating all organizational authority in his own hands. A skilled lawyer who had served as Russell's chief legal advisor, he combined legal prowess with what opponents undoubtedly saw as a Machiavellian approach to internal corporate politics. Thus he used a loophole in their appointment to unseat the majority of the Watch Tower directors without calling a membership vote. And he even had a subordinate summon the police into the Society's Brooklyn headquarters offices to break up their board meeting and evict them from the premises.(Faith on the March by A. H. Macmillan, pp. 78-80)
After securing the headquarters complex and the sect's corporate entities, Rutherford turned his attention to the rest of the organization. By gradually replacing locally elected elders with his own appointees, he managed to transform a loose collection of semi-autonomous democratically-run congregations into a tight-knit organizational machine run from his office. Some local congregations broke away, forming such Russellite splinter groups as the Chicago Bible Students, the Dawn Bible Students, and the Laymen's Home Missionary Movement, all of which continue to this day. But most Bible Students remained under his control, and Rutherford renamed them "Jehovah's Witnesses" in 1931, to distinguish them from these other groups.
Meanwhile, he shifted the sect's emphasis from the individual "character development" Russell had stressed to vigorous public witnessing work, distributing the Society's literature from house to house. By 1927 this door-to-door literature distribution had become an essential activity required of all members. The literature consisted primarily of Rutherford's unremitting series of attacks against government, against Prohibition, against "big business," and against the Roman Catholic Church. He also forged a huge radio network and took to the air waves, exploiting populist and anti-Catholic sentiment to draw thousands of additional converts. His vitriolic attacks, blaring from portable phonographs carried to people's doors and from the loudspeakers of sound cars parked across from churches, also drew down upon the Witnesses mob violence and government persecution in many parts of the world.
Like Russell, Rutherford tried his hand at prophecy and predicted that biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would be resurrected in 1925 to rule as princes over the earth.(Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920, pp. 89-90) They failed to show up, of course, and Rutherford quit predicting dates. In fact, referring to that prophetic failure he later admitted, "I made an ass of myself." (The Watchtower, October 1, 1984, p. 24)
http://www.bible.ca/jw-history.htm
Pat

Morris, IL

#10 Sep 1, 2012
The Real Karen wrote:
<quoted text>
The bible students broke away from your religion when Rutherford stepped in and changed everything. So in truth, Rutherford is the one who founded Jehovahs witnesses in 1931.
According to instructions Russell left behind, his successor to the presidency would share power with an editorial committee and with the Watch Tower corporation's board of directors, whom Russell had appointed "for life." But vice president Joseph Franklin ("Judge") Rutherford soon set about concentrating all organizational authority in his own hands. A skilled lawyer who had served as Russell's chief legal advisor, he combined legal prowess with what opponents undoubtedly saw as a Machiavellian approach to internal corporate politics. Thus he used a loophole in their appointment to unseat the majority of the Watch Tower directors without calling a membership vote. And he even had a subordinate summon the police into the Society's Brooklyn headquarters offices to break up their board meeting and evict them from the premises.(Faith on the March by A. H. Macmillan, pp. 78-80)
After securing the headquarters complex and the sect's corporate entities, Rutherford turned his attention to the rest of the organization. By gradually replacing locally elected elders with his own appointees, he managed to transform a loose collection of semi-autonomous democratically-run congregations into a tight-knit organizational machine run from his office. Some local congregations broke away, forming such Russellite splinter groups as the Chicago Bible Students, the Dawn Bible Students, and the Laymen's Home Missionary Movement, all of which continue to this day. But most Bible Students remained under his control, and Rutherford renamed them "Jehovah's Witnesses" in 1931, to distinguish them from these other groups.
Meanwhile, he shifted the sect's emphasis from the individual "character development" Russell had stressed to vigorous public witnessing work, distributing the Society's literature from house to house. By 1927 this door-to-door literature distribution had become an essential activity required of all members. The literature consisted primarily of Rutherford's unremitting series of attacks against government, against Prohibition, against "big business," and against the Roman Catholic Church. He also forged a huge radio network and took to the air waves, exploiting populist and anti-Catholic sentiment to draw thousands of additional converts. His vitriolic attacks, blaring from portable phonographs carried to people's doors and from the loudspeakers of sound cars parked across from churches, also drew down upon the Witnesses mob violence and government persecution in many parts of the world.
Like Russell, Rutherford tried his hand at prophecy and predicted that biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would be resurrected in 1925 to rule as princes over the earth.(Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920, pp. 89-90) They failed to show up, of course, and Rutherford quit predicting dates. In fact, referring to that prophetic failure he later admitted, "I made an ass of myself." (The Watchtower, October 1, 1984, p. 24)
http://www.bible.ca/jw-history.htm
LOL it is so funny how tey try so hard to dissasociate with their roots because they are ashamed of them and all the goofy nonsense they represent .FACT IS they were founded by a mess and they continue in the mess .

“Paradise Earth”

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#11 Sep 1, 2012
The Real Karen wrote:
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The bible students broke away from your religion when Rutherford stepped in and changed everything. So in truth, Rutherford is the one who founded Jehovahs witnesses in 1931.
According to instructions Russell left behind, his successor to the presidency would share power with an editorial committee and with the Watch Tower corporation's board of directors, whom Russell had appointed "for life." But vice president Joseph Franklin ("Judge") Rutherford soon set about concentrating all organizational authority in his own hands. A skilled lawyer who had served as Russell's chief legal advisor, he combined legal prowess with what opponents undoubtedly saw as a Machiavellian approach to internal corporate politics. Thus he used a loophole in their appointment to unseat the majority of the Watch Tower directors without calling a membership vote. And he even had a subordinate summon the police into the Society's Brooklyn headquarters offices to break up their board meeting and evict them from the premises.(Faith on the March by A. H. Macmillan, pp. 78-80)
After securing the headquarters complex and the sect's corporate entities, Rutherford turned his attention to the rest of the organization. By gradually replacing locally elected elders with his own appointees, he managed to transform a loose collection of semi-autonomous democratically-run congregations into a tight-knit organizational machine run from his office. Some local congregations broke away, forming such Russellite splinter groups as the Chicago Bible Students, the Dawn Bible Students, and the Laymen's Home Missionary Movement, all of which continue to this day. But most Bible Students remained under his control, and Rutherford renamed them "Jehovah's Witnesses" in 1931, to distinguish them from these other groups.
Meanwhile, he shifted the sect's emphasis from the individual "character development" Russell had stressed to vigorous public witnessing work, distributing the Society's literature from house to house. By 1927 this door-to-door literature distribution had become an essential activity required of all members. The literature consisted primarily of Rutherford's unremitting series of attacks against government, against Prohibition, against "big business," and against the Roman Catholic Church. He also forged a huge radio network and took to the air waves, exploiting populist and anti-Catholic sentiment to draw thousands of additional converts. His vitriolic attacks, blaring from portable phonographs carried to people's doors and from the loudspeakers of sound cars parked across from churches, also drew down upon the Witnesses mob violence and government persecution in many parts of the world.
Like Russell, Rutherford tried his hand at prophecy and predicted that biblical patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would be resurrected in 1925 to rule as princes over the earth.(Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920, pp. 89-90) They failed to show up, of course, and Rutherford quit predicting dates. In fact, referring to that prophetic failure he later admitted, "I made an ass of myself." (The Watchtower, October 1, 1984, p. 24)
http://www.bible.ca/jw-history.htm
That's a cynical, less than honest, heavily biased "history" made by people with an anti-JW religious agenda.

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#12 Sep 1, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
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That's a cynical, less than honest, heavily biased "history" made by people with an anti-JW religious agenda.
Kinda like the ones written by the GB aka F&DS about other faiths?

“Gods love ... poured out”

Since: Dec 06

Sacramento

#13 Sep 1, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
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That's a cynical, less than honest, heavily biased "history" made by people with an anti-JW religious agenda.
Hey! I resemble that statement!

Except the cynical part of course. Oh, and the less than honest part too, I try to be totally honest.

“Bustin' Myths”

Since: Dec 09

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#15 Sep 2, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
== Quote:
The modern-day organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses began at the end of the 19th century. At that time, a small group of Bible students who lived near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States, began a systematic analysis of the Bible. They compared the doctrines taught by the churches with what the Bible really teaches. They began publishing what they learned in books, newspapers, and the journal that is now called The Watchtower—Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom.
Among that group of sincere Bible students was a man named Charles Taze Russell. While Russell took the lead in the Bible education work at that time and was the first editor of The Watchtower, he was not the founder of a new religion. The goal of Russell and the other Bible Students, as the group was then known, was to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ and to follow the practices of the first-century Christian congregation. Since Jesus is the Founder of Christianity, we view him as the founder of our organization.—Colossians 1:18-20.
That's a pie-in-the-sky. pollyanna, less than honest, heavily biased "history" made by people with a anti-jesus publishing company agenda.

Since: Oct 10

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#16 Sep 2, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
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That's a cynical, less than honest, heavily biased "history" made by people with an anti-JW religious agenda.
it was Rutherford that started an organization not Russel he was against organizations.
aadriver

Biggleswade, UK

#17 Sep 2, 2012
Garath, every 'Christian' religion claims it was founded by Jesus. Russell did not believe in organisation did he?
In Russell's time there were loads of false doctrines that he expounded. There were many false things that the other religions never entertained.
dee lightful

Piedmont, SC

#18 Sep 2, 2012
array wrote:
<quoted text>it was Rutherford that started an organization not Russel he was against organizations.
That's true Russell did say he was against org but nonetheless he was the first president of the org and Rutherford the second president of the same org
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HI ND how are you?

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#19 Sep 2, 2012
dee lightful wrote:
<quoted text>That's true Russell did say he was against org but nonetheless he was the first president of the org and Rutherford the second president of the same org
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HI ND how are you?
well thanks Dee, hope your doing ok!
jace

Clinton, MD

#20 Sep 2, 2012
Gareth says

"he modern-day organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses began at the end of the 19th century."

##########

"modern-day"???????? ??

what OTHER DAY IS THERE???

The JW denomnation has only been around for about 100 or so-

Gareth says:

" They compared the doctrines taught by the churches with what the Bible really teaches. They began publishing what they learned in books, newspapers"

########

now folks ask yourself this SIMPLE QUESTION

Why does the jw dog folks when they start to :

"compared the doctrines taught by the Watchtower with what the Bible really teaches. and began publishing what they learned on the INTERNET"

they call such persons haters of God, apostate, evil slave, every vile name they can think of

yet when Russell of some of his buddies examined teachings and found them wrong, he praises them, yet Gareth condemns me and others for pointing out errors found in the wt

you got to love it
jace

Clinton, MD

#21 Sep 2, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
== Quote: jw.org ==
http://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/f...
Who Was Your Founder?
Since Jesus is the Founder of Christianity, we view him as the founder of our organization.—Colossians 1:18-20.
This is really an excellent post for it shows the clear difference between Christ being the Founder of "Christainity" and Christ being the Founder of a Denomnation

NOTE GARETH DOES NOT SAY THAT Jesus is the Founder of THE JW DENOMNATION, BUT merely he thinks so

why didn't Gareth say:

Jesus is the Founder of the JW denomnation?

folks beleived the earth was flat, just cause you beleive something don't mean jack

even NOn CHRISTAINS will acknowledge that Jesus is the Founder of Christianity

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