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EXTREMELIFECHANGER.COM Matthew 22 Jesus( YAHushua) 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Cult pejoratively refers to a group whose beliefs or practices could be, reasonably or unreasonably, considered strange. The term originally denoted a system of ritual practices. The narrower, derogatory sense of the word is a product of the 20th century, especially since the 1980s, and is considered subjective, and is a result of the anti-cult movement, which uses the term in reference to groups seen as authoritarian, exploitative and possibly dangerous.
Beginning in July, 1879 he began publishing a monthly religious journal Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence. The magazine is now published semi-monthly under the name, The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom. In 1881, he co-founded Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society and in 1884 the corporation was officially registered, with Russell as president. Russell was a prolific writer, producing many articles, books, pamphlets and sermons, totalling 50,000 printed pages, with almost 20 million copies of his books printed and distributed around the world. From 1886 to 1904, he published a six-part series entitled The Millennial Dawn, which later became known as Studies in the Scriptures. (A seventh volume was published in 1917 after Russell's death.)
Russell was a charismatic figure, but claimed no special revelation or vision for his teachings and no special authority on his own behalf. He claimed that he had not sought to found a new denomination, but that he instead intended merely to gather together and teach his Bible Students. He wrote that the "clear unfolding of truth" within his teachings was due to "the simple fact that God's due time has come; and if I did not speak, and no other agent could be found, the very stones would cry out." He viewed himself—and all other Christians anointed with the Holy Spirit—as "God's mouthpiece" and an ambassador of Christ. Later in his career he accepted without protest that many Bible Students viewed him as the "faithful and wise servant" of Matthew 24:45, and was described by the Watch Tower after his death as having been made "ruler of all the Lord's goods".
Member of an international religious movement founded in Pittsburgh, Pa., by Charles T. Russell in 1872. The movement was originally known as the International Bible Students Association, but its name was changed by Russell's successor, Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869 – 1942). The Witnesses are a millennialist group whose beliefs are based primarily on the apocalyptic sections of the Bible, notably Daniel and the Book of Revelation. They refuse to perform military service or salute the flag, actions which have brought them into direct conflict with governments around the world. They are famous for their door-to-door evangelizing and for refusing blood transfusions; they believe there is scriptural justification for all their actions and beliefs. Their goal is the establishment of God's kingdom on earth, and they hold that Jesus — who is believed to be God's first creation rather than one person in a trinity — is God's agent in this plan. Their national headquarters is in Brooklyn, N.Y.; their major publications, the Watchtower and Awake!, are published in about 80 languages. See alsomillennialism.
Watchtower Teachings Compared to The Bible
The Watchtower Teaches
Only the Watchtower Society can interpret the Bible. Individuals cannot.
"...the Bible is an organizational book and belongs to the Christian congregation as an organization, not to individuals, regardless or how sincerely they may believe that they can interpret the Bible...the Bible cannot be properly understood without Jehovah's visible organization in mind" (Watchtower, October 1, 1997, p. 587).
Ephesians 1:17, 18 states that the Spirit will provide wisdom and illumination to the revelation of God in the Bible. According to the belief espoused by Witnesses', all people that lived until the Witnesses were Founded by Charles Russell must have been doomed to failure, not being able interpret the Bible.
The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (the Witness Bible version) is the best translation of the Bible, and should be used over any other version.
"Outstanding among Bibles is the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures...Accuracy, uniformity, clarity, and up-to-date language mark this excellent work. Bible study aids without equal make this an indispensable help to sincere searching students of God's Word" (What Has Religion Done For Mankind, 1951, p. 351.
The Witness Bible contains quite a number of errors. Greek scholar Bruce Metzger said that "the Jehovah's Witnesses have incorporated in their translation of the New Testament several quite erroneous renderings of the Greek." ("Jehovah's Witnesses and Jesus Christ,"Theology Today, April, 1953).
The Trinity does not exist, and is an evil doctrine that teaches the existence of 3 gods.
"Never was there a more deceptive doctrine advanced than that of the trinity" (Reconciliation, 1928 )
"...sincere persons who want to know the true God and serve him find it a bit difficult to love and worship a complicated, freakish-looking, three-headed God" (Let God Be True, 1946)
"Satan is the originator of the trinity doctrine" (Ibid.)
Many religions have difficulty with an infinite God, and try to put Him in a box - to define Him in terms they can understand. While the word "trinity" does not appear in the Bible as a description of God, the scriptures definitely indicate one God with a triune nature - existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ was Michael the Archangel before becoming a man.
"...the Son of God was known as Michael before he came to earth" (Reasoning from the Scriptures, p. 218).
There is no basis for this anywhere in the Bible.
After Jesus died, he was resurrected with His original identity as Michael the Archangel.
"Read carefully the following Bible account: 'War broke out in heaven: Michael [who is the resurrected Jesus Christ] and his angels battled with the dragon'" (You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth, 1982, p. 21).
Michael, on his own, could not rebuke Satan (Jude 1:9), yet in Mark 9:25 Jesus Himself rebukes Satan. Hebrews 2:5 says an angel can't rule the world, but Luke 1:32-33 and Revelation 19:16 show Jesus Christ to be the one who will reign. Therefore, Jesus and Michael can't be one and the same.
Jesus is "a god", and lesser than Jehovah God.
In the Witness version of the Bible, John 1:1 says, "In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was a god." [emphasis added] "...that is the Word was a powerful godlike one. Clearly, Jesus is not Almighty God." (Ibid., p. 40).
The Witness Bible did not provide an accurate or legitimate translation of this verse.
Salvation must be earned through works
"To get one's name written in that book of life will depend on one's works, whether they are in fulfillment of God's will and approved by his Judge and King." (Watchtower, August 15, 1972).
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9, NIV) (Emphasis added).
There are two classes of Christians: A "little flock" who are born-again children of God, and the "great crowd" or "other sheep", who will live in "Paradise" on earth after the destruction of the unbelievers. Only the "little flock" will go to heaven.
"The Bible shows that only a limited number of persons, a 'little flock,' will go to heaven...The rest of faithful humankind will live on earth as the subjects of these rulers" (Watchtower, February 15, 1984)
There is not a caste system in Christianity. All are one in Christ (Galatians 3:28). The "other sheep" Jesus referred to are Gentile believers who will one day join Jewish believers to form one body of Christians.
We will be gods when we join Christ in heaven.
"...we are begotten of a divine nature...Jehovah is thus our father...we are divine beings - hence all such are Gods...Now we appear like men, and all die naturally as men, but in the resurrection we will rise in our true character as Gods" (Watchtower, December 1881, 1919 reprints.).
This obviously flies in the face of the Witness claim that they are monotheistic. Isaiah 43:10 and 1 Timothy 2:5 are but two of many verses that confirm there is only One God. To claim we will become gods is blasphemy.
There is no eternal hell for the wicked. All "unbelievers" will be annihilated, and simply cease to exist.
"The fiendish concepts associated with a hell of torment slander God and originate with the chief slanderer of God (the Devil)" (Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985).
(Matthew 25:46, Revelations 14:11, 19:20, and 20:10).
Witnesses' are forbidden from saluting the flag or engaging in political activities
"..we view the flag salute as an act of worship" (School and Jehovah's Witnesses, 1983)
"...Jehovah's Witnesses take no part whatsoever in political activities" (United in Worship of the Only True God, 1983).
There is nothing in the Bible to keep us from being politically active or saluting our flag. In fact, the Bible commands us to have respect and reverence for the government because it is an authority that God has allowed to be placed over us (Romans 13, 1 Peter 2:13-14)
Witnesses' do not celebrate birthday parties, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or other unbiblical celebrations. Even Christmas and Easter are not celebrated as they are pagan holidays.
"...birthday celebrations tend to give excessive importance to an individual...Jehovah's Witnesses do not share in birthday festivities (parties, singing, gift giving, and so forth)...." (School and Jehovah's Witnesses, 1983).
"...nowhere in the Bible do we find that parents are to be worshiped, or that there should be a Father's Day and a Mother's Day kept in their honor." (Awake!, May 8, 1956).
"Christendom's chief holiday, Easter, therefore finds no support at all in the Bible. It is of pagan origin." (The Truth that Leads to Eternal Life, 1968).
These celebrations are harmless, and not contrary to Biblical Christianity. To say that Mother's Day or Father's Day is a worship of parents is absurd. It is a show of respect and appreciation.
The Christmas and Easter holidays are very Christian holidays that coincide with pagan holidays. They were set on these dates to divert attention from the pagan holidays to the truths of God.
Blood transfusions are strictly prohibited.
Reasoning from the Scriptures, 1985, and Blood, Medicine and the Law of God, 1961, claim Acts 15:29 as a prohibition against receiving blood transfusions.
Acts 15:28-29 addresses EATING blood - not having blood transfused into your body to replenish your life-sustaining fluids.
Christ returned invisibly in 1914 and began setting up His Kingdom. World War I was a sign He'd arrived.
"...Bible evidence shows that in the year 1914 C.E. God's time arrived for Christ to return and begin ruling...Christ's return invisible...Christ himself gave a visible 'sign' by which we may know that he is invisibly present...'NATION WILL RISE AGAINST NATION'...Surely you have seen this part of the 'sign' being fulfilled since 1914! In that year World War I began" (You Can Live Forever In Paradise on Earth )
Revelation 1:7 makes it clear that when Jesus returns, we'll know it!! He won't do so invisibly. This is one of many false prophecies the Witness organization has had regarding the end of the world/2nd coming of Christ.
False Prophecies of the Jehovah's Witnesses by Rich Deem
Jehovah's Witnesses claim to be the prophet of God at this time.1 Accordingly, they should be judged to be a true or false prophet on the basis of their prophecies:
"And you may say in your heart, 'How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' "When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him. (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)
False Prophecies of Jehovah's Witnesses
<<Can we all see the illuminati pyramids!!
1897 "Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874," Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 4, page 621.
1899 "...the 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced." The Time Is at Hand, page 101 (1908 edition).
1916 "The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great 10000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th Day, the 1000 years of Christ's Reign, began in 1873." The Time Is at Hand, page ii, (forward).
1918 "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection." Millions Now Living Will Never Die, page 89.
1922 "The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914." The Watchtower, 9/1/22, page 262.
1923 "Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." The Watchtower, 4/1/23, page 106 .
1925 "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year." The Watchtower, 1/1/25, page. 3.
1925 "It is to be expected that Satan will try to inject into the minds of the consecrated, the thought that 1925 should see an end to the work." The Watchtower, Sept, 1925, page 262.
1926 "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything." The Watchtower, page 232.
1931 "There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1917, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time...and they also learned to quit fixing dates." Vindication, page 338.
1941 "Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." The Watchtower, 9/15/41, page 288.
1968 "True, there have been those in times past who predicted an 'end to the world', even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing?.. Missing from such people were God's truths and evidence that he was using and guiding them." Awake, 10/8/68.
1968 "Why are you looking forward to 1975?" The Watchtower, 8/15/68, page 494.
The stated purpose of The Watchtower, as suggested by its subtitle, Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom, is to draw attention to the kingdom of God, which Jehovah's Witnesses believe is a real government that will soon replace all earthly governments. The inside cover page of each issue has the following mission statement:
THE PURPOSE OF THIS MAGAZINE, The Watchtower, is to honor JehovahGod, the Supreme Ruler of the universe. Just as watchtowers in ancient times enabled a person to observe developments from afar, so this magazine shows us the significance of world events in the light of Bible prophecies. It comforts people with the good news that God's Kingdom, which is a real government in heaven, will soon bring an end to all wickedness and transform the earth into a paradise. It promotes faith in Jesus Christ, who died so that we might gain everlasting life and who is now ruling as King of God's Kingdom. This magazine has been published by Jehovah's Witnesses continuously since 1879 and is nonpolitical. It adheres to the Bible as its authority. 
The Watchtower is the primary means of disseminating the doctrines of Jehovah's Witnesses, and includes articles relating to Bible prophecy, Christian conduct and morals, as well as the history of religion and the Bible.
The Witnesses' worldwide "Field Service" report appeared in the January 1 issue of The Watchtower from 1882 until 2004, and in the February 1 issue from 2005 to 2007. As of 2008, the "Field Service" report does not appear in The Watchtowerbut continues to appear in the annual Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Previously, each issue of the Watchtower contained study articles and other regular features and was distributed to the general public. As of 2008, two editions of The Watchtower are produced each month. The issue dated the first of each month is offered to the general public as part of Jehovah's Witnesses door-to-door preaching. The issue dated the fifteenth of each month is a Study Edition, primarily for use at Jehovah's Witnesses' congregation meetings and is distributed only upon request.
A candid look at what the Watchtower Society, also known as Jehovah's Witnesses, is really about.
Was Charles Taze Russell a Mason? An examination of some of the publications of Charles T. Russell, the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses, would indicate that he had ties with the Masons. He used Masonic symbols. The Watchtower drawing that graced early publications right up to a couple of decades ago was pure Masonic. Russell was buried under a cross and a crown, again Masonic. Other Masonic symbols were used frequently on his publications. We keep getting speculative articles in our mail and e-mail indicating that Russell was a Mason. Missing is the proof - where are the records of this membership if he indeed was one? Over the past twenty-two years we have resisted jumping on the "Masonic Russell" bandwagon, awaiting something definite. Well, we feel we have finally found something which should settle the issue once and for all. We are indebted to the extensive information found on Randall Watters website (www.freeminds.org) which included a Special 1913 Convention Report of the Internal Bible Students. Under the subject of "The Temple of Gods" is a discourse by Pastor Russell reported verbatim on pages 120-127. Russell's own comments on this very speculation once and for all. Was he a Mason? It is evident he was familiar with the Masons. In the beginning of the discourse he point out how he is "more" than many of the groups, Masons included. These first set of quotes are all found on page 120. "Do our Masonic friends understand something about the Temple, and being Knights Templars and so on? We more." He goes on to say that Masons and other have.. "that little bit of truth". Russell admits ".. we remember we had very similar ideas, and not very long ago; but, without finding any fault with anybody, we are glad that we are coming to see a more reasonable and harmonious way.. " He next moves on to points where he agrees with the Masons. A very careful reading is needed here, because if one or two sentences are taken out of context it would indeed appear that Russell was a Mason. Notice that he refers to Mason as "them" and "they", excluding himself and the brethren. "I am very glad to have this particular opportunity of saying a word about some of the things in which we agree with our Masonic friends, because we are speaking in a building dedicated to Masonry and we also are Masons. I am a Free Mason. I am a free and accepted Mason, if I may carry the matter to its full length, because that is what our Masonic brethren like to tell us, that they are free and accepted Masons. That is their style of putting it. Now I am a free and accepted Mason. I trust we all are. But not after the style of our Masonic brethren. We have no quarrel with them. I am not going to say a word against Masons, and I can appreciate that there are certain very precious truths that are held in part by our Masonic friends. I have talked to them at times, and they have said, How do you know about all these things? We thought nobody knew anything about these things except those who had access to our highest logic." So, Russell did say "Now I am a free and accepted Mason" but, in context it is obvious he was not, because he included all his brethren in the faith as being "Masons" as well. He also said they were all Masons, but "not after the style of our Masonic brethren." Russell went on to place himself above the Masons because he felt he had more "secrets" than they did, his coming from the Lord himself! "I said that I had been in conference with the Great Master Workman, the Lord himself, and I have secret information through the Holy Spirit and guidance in respect to what the Bible says, and that contains all the truth, I believe on every subject. And so if we talk to our Masonic friends about the Temple and its meaning, and about being good Masons, and about the Great Pyramid, which is the very emblem they use, and what the Great Pyramid signifies, our Masonic friends are astonished.. We are going to discuss free and accepted Masonry.. the Bible Masonry, my dear friends." So, it is evident that while Russell tells all listeners to this discourse that he and they are all "Masons", it is obvious that he has his own meaning for the term, which he calls "Bible Masonry". As we go on, it is evident he feels he has transcended masonry's secrets and added a few of his own. [ 1913 Convention Report] By page 121, which we will now consider, he parts company with Masonic theology, which does not recognize Jesus Christ as their head. Russell says, "..for you know the Head of the Pyramid is a perfect pyramid itself, and all the stones under that simply come into line with the top stone; and that top stone is what the Bible declares Jesus is - the chief corner-stone." I hate to point out obvious errors in construction, but a "cornerstone" is the foundation of the building, not the peak stone at the top! Our faith rests on the chief cornerstone Jesus Christ, He doesn't sit attop our faith (shaped like a pyramid)! Russell mixes up the Temple with the Pyramid theology he held, and then compares his organization's temple to the Masonic one. "The Temple will not be completed until every living stone is there. And then what? The next thing will be that which our Masonic friends make so much of, and which we make so much of namely: the glorification of the temple. That is a grand thing in Masonry. They picture how Solomon the wise, the type of Jesus - offered the sacrifice, and how God accepted it, and the glory of the Lord came into the Temple. Just so our Temple, the Church in glory, will not be the Temple of God until the Heavenly Father himself shall have recognized it." [Also found on much early WT material sun god Ra on Queens, NY Assemby Hall ] Russell later went on to claim that Jehovah God did indeed recognize himself and himself his little band of followers as the true Temple, and they alone, in all the earth were pleasing to the Father. How is this possible when he was steeped in pyramidology and Masonic "sec-rets" which he accepted? It boggles the mind to imagine God choosing one steeped in occult and pagan doctrines. Russell now goes on to compare the heavenly reign of himself and his followers, the "Royal Priesthood" (who he says will be divine) to the Knights Templar of the Masonic Templar of the Masonic Lodge! (The order with the most occult symbols). ".. A thousand years during which these Knights Templar are to scatter blessings to all the families of the earth." Heresy aside, he just loved to use Masonic terms and show how he and his followers were superior "Masons", superior "Knights Templar". He then offers full freedom of choice to his followers in these words, ".. If you feel that you want to become a member of the Free and Accepted Order of Masonry, and do not feel free and Masonic enough as a follower of Christ, God bless you, use your own judgment; that is yours to decide not mine. But now I am talking about this great order of masonry of which Jesus is the Grand Master. This Order is to be entered in a peculiar way. There are certain conditions - the low gate, the narrow way, the difficult path". Now comes his most telling statement on the subject of whether or not he was a Mason. "Although I have never been a Mason, I have heard that in Masonry they have something which very closely illustrates all of this". So, by Russell's own words, minus the "double-speak" and the parallels he draws all through this discourse, he plainly says he has never been a Mason. He gives the Masons their due, however, when he says, "Our Masonic friends have it down very fine. I do not know where they got it so well. I have often wondered where they found out so many of the secrets of our High and Accepted Order of Masonry. From the time you come in to be a member of the Royal Priesthood, a living stone, a member of the craft of Masonry, from the Lord's standpoint,.. if any man will be a living stone in the Temple, if any man will be a member of his High, Free and Accepted Masonry - let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." I can hear the gasps from modern Jehovah's Witnesses that their exalted leader used the word "cross", but this was before "new light" on the "torture stake", so I guess he's excused for ignorance. So, although Russell claimed to know Masonic Secrets, and compared his "Royal Priesthood in Christ" to the Lodge, he felt himself above ordinary Masons, and in fact said plainly he never was one. Nevertheless, his massive ego, just led him on and on to make more and more ridiculous statements. We continue on with remarks from page 122, "Do you mean that the Lord's Church is a secret order? Yes, surely it is .. Did the world know the great Mason when he was here? No. Did the world slay the great Master Mason? Yes." So now we have Russell referring to our God and Savior, Jesus Christ as a "Master Mason". Is this not blasphemy of the highest order? In case we missed the point, Russell expands on it, So you and I as under-masons are waiting for the return of our Master Mason, who gave his life on this very account in connection with this secret of the construction of the Temple, the Church." Christ died for our sins to set us free from the condemnation of sin and death, not for secrets regarding the Temple. Russell is way off base from the gospel. He goes on to equate the Christian walk with the degrees of Masonry saying, ".. we must go on to higher degrees, because those who are in the first degree practically know very little." He then states again how exclusive he is in his own opinion, how clever, and how full of secret knowledge he considered himself, ".. Not everybody has the hearing ear and the seeing eye. It is only those who have come into this divine masonry that have this spiritual insight, and this spiritual guidance, and may know the things that are freely given unto us. It is something that is freely given to one class, and not intended for anybody else." This mindset is with us today among the modern Jehovah's Witnesses and even the many offshoot sects from Russell. They believe their organization alone is "spiritually guided". They say they receive messages from angels given to the "remnant" (the privileged few who rule over the others). I suggest that they are spiritually guided by the forces of darkness, for who else would dare tamper with God's word on the subject of Jesus Christ, and the very nature of God! As we read on in this amazing discourse to page 123, Russell reveals just how contaminated his brand of "Christianity" was when he made these statements. ".. You know our order is so secret we cannot know each other always. Is not that wonderful? I find that is so with with Masons also. Many Masons shake hands with me and give me what I know is their grip; they don't know me from a Mason. Something I do seems to be the same as Masons do, I don't know what it is; but they often give me all kinds of grips and I give them back, then I tell them I don't know anything about it except just a few grips that have come to me naturally.." Again, we have the admission from Russell's own lips that he knows nothing really about Masonic grips. It's interesting that both Russell and the Masons sense a brotherhood with each other - occult and pagan both! How deserving of each other they are! Russell goes on to claim that the Apostle Paul was a thirty-second degree Mason in the Lord's order and bore the marks to prove it! He says the Masons are ignorant of the marks that Paul received. Unbelievably, Russell makes salvation plea to his followers in these words, "Now have you taken the first step of humility to acknowledge your sins? Have you acknowledged you have nothing in your hand to bring to make you worthy to be accepted of God? Have you acknowledged that you are trusting in the precious blood of Jesus? Have you taken degrees? Have you said, Simply to Thy cross I cling? Have you taken that degree? Have you gone on then to say, Lord, I give myself to Thee? And have you received the initiation into this high degree in which you may be called a Priest, a saint of God, a member of the Royal Priesthood? I hope you have." Did you ever hear such a garbled message of salvation, mixing the grace of God with occult Masonic degrees! It is truly shameful. At the bottom of page 123, continuing on to page 124, Russell identifies a secondary class of Christians, not as spiritual as the Royal Priesthood, but going to heaven anyway. He calls them the "Great Company". This will come as shock to the present "Great Creed" who are told they can't go to heaven, but must remain on earth. The light just keeps flashing off and on doesn't it? Page 125 tells that if we have on the "robe of Christ's righteousness".. All this past is under the blood; Jesus has made him whole; he is accepted as a member of this spiritual Masonry. Thank God!.. All of these spiritual Masons should know each other, not after the flesh but after the spirit." After, the ungodly mix of Gospel and Masonry. The most deceptive teachings are those that mix truth with error. Page 125 repeats much of what we have already covered. Page 126 was pictures, and the discourse concludes with page 127, which again exalts the heavenly "little Flock" and leaves the "Great Company" with spots on their robes and tribulation to go through. I confess to feeling sick in my spirit as I read through this discourse. Charles T. Russell must have been a very charismatic man to sway a crowd who claimed to be students of God's Word the Bible. I could see myself leaping to my feet and shouting "heresy!" I'm a little late, but that's what I'm doing now. I can only pray that this information will find its way to many modern Jehovah's Witnesses who revere this false prophet and his twisted teachings. I pray many eyes will be opened and modern JW's will begin an investigation into their roots. If the foundation is faulty, the structure is rotten to its core! Can you a Mason and a Christian at the same Time? You may be surprised to hear us call Masons "occult and pagan" in the preceding article. We have researched Masonry and provide the following quotes from "Morals & Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry" by Albert Pike, originally published 1871, revised 1950. ".. Every Masonic Lodge is a temple of religion; and its teachings are instruction in religion." (p. 213) "..That rite.. declares that Masonry is a worship .. It is the universal, eternal immutable religion.. " (p.219). ".. The Teachers, even of Christianity, are, in general the most ignorant of the true meaning of that which they teach. There is no book of which so little is known as the Bible.. (p.105) ".. Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! It is he who bears the light.. ". (p.321). "..Masonry is not Christianity! Please write for more information: MacGregor Ministries - Box 454, Metaline Falls, WA 99153-0454.[Source: MacGregor Ministries, Oct.Nov.Dec.2000 pp.4-6,27-30]
Why did Charles Taze Russell, founder of Jehovahs Witnesses, use this symbol ?
Steps of Freemasonry
Compiled and Edited by David J. Stewart
The Jehovah Witnesses are a Satanic organization, based upon the occult of Freemasonry. Charles Taze Russell was 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 where Charles Taze Russell is buried.
Below is a close-up of the inscription on the pyramid above. This is irrefutable proof that Jehovah Witnesses are inseparably linked toSatanic Freemasonry.
Below: Notice the Freemasonry cross, the Knights Templar symbol. C.T. Russell was a Knights Templar.
Below: Notice the Masonic cross in this Freemasonry meeting hall.
The founders of both "faiths," the Mormons and Jehovah's witnesses, were of the Illuminati bloodline. Charles Taze Russell, who founded the Watchtower Society (Jehovah Witnesses), was of the Illuminati Russell bloodline, which also founded the infamous Skull and Bones Society at Yale University. Charles Taze Russell was a Satanist, a pedophile according to his wife, and a friend of the Rothschilds. Indeed it was the Rothschilds who funded the Jehovah's Witness operation into being, along with other Illuminati bankers, through "contributions" by organizations like the Rothschild-controlled B'nai B'rith. This was proved in a court of law in 1922. One of the key people involved in this was Frank Goldman who later became President of B'nai B'rith. Why would an organization set up (in theory) to help Jewish people and promote the Jewish faith, be funding into existence the Jehovah's Witnesses??? I think the name Rothschild answers the question. Russell was also a high degree Freemason and Knights Templar. He promoted Zionism, another Rothschild creation (see Hitler was a Rothschild), on behalf of his friends and backers.
"It has always been disconcerting that the Masons are so adept at smokescreens. The leader of the Anti-Masonic political party in the 1830-1840’s turned out to be a Mason. Both C.T. Russell and J. Rutherford printed material that was less than favorable to Freemasonry. And yet I now know that C.T. Russell was a Freemason, a Knights Templar. I also know that Rutherford worked intimately with Freemasons who were his good friends."
The Occult Roots of the Jehovah's Witnesses
Read the eye-opening,Be Wise As Serpents(free online .PDF book), by political prisoner and Christian, Fritz Springmeier.