Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why I Am NOT A Jehovah's Witness Part XII

**The Jehovah's Witnesses' doctrinal system is based upon the interpretation of Charles Taze Russell.

This post will tell you a little about the Jehovah's Witnesses founder. Charles Russell was born to God-fearing parents in 1852. He was also said to have a haunting fear of Hell. In his attempt to quench his fear he succumbed to the teachings of an infidel. William Miller was an apostate from Christianity. It wasn't long that Russell himself began preaching that there was no literal Hell. He made popular his teachings and founded the International Bible Students Association.

Later in 1884 Zion's Watchtower Tract Society became a publishing subsidiary of this association and began publishing Russell's work. In 1886 Russell had published The Divine Plan of the Ages, claiming that in 1914 Armageddon and the dawn of Christ's thousand year rule on earth would begin. He was taught the times started in 1799 and that Christ had returned to the earth in 1874. These dates were later changed when Armageddon failed to commence. Since Russell's death in 1916 Armageddon has been predicted to begin in 1918, 1925 and 1975. of course all these years came and went uneventfully.


Tori said...

This is really a very good, in depth series, thanks for revealing the truth!

Sis. Julie said...

Sis. Tori...Thank you. I pray it has been a help to all who read these posts.

Jerry Bouey said...

It is interesting to note that this date-setting William Miller is also the same man who influenced Ellen G. White and some others to start the Seventh Day Adventist cult. Error has swift feet!

Sis. Julie said...

Bro. Jerry...Error sure does have swift feet!! It is sad what is out there that the devil is using to keep people from Christ. I can only pray that these posts will be of help to those who are in this cult and that the info contained in these posts will keep others from getting involved.

Three Sisters Blog said...

Happy Autumn!!! :)

~3 sisters

Sis. Julie said...

Three Sisters Blog...Thank you...Happy Autumn to you too.


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