Charles Taze Russell and the Jehovah Witness
Typically, members of the Jehovah Witness would knock on your door to try to preach to you. They did this to me at my home and other locations. This is a common occurrence too many times in the USA. Their doctrines are not related to orthodox Christianity for many reasons. The Jehovah Witness have their own New World Translation when the Scriptures are preserved in the Massoretic Text for the Old Testament and the Textus Receptus line for the New Testament. In the JWâ€˜s NWT, they've eliminated words that show Jesus Christ being classified as being God in the flesh. They distort John 1:1 because the John 1:1 is clear that the Word (or Jesus Christ) was with God and was God. Jesus is classified in the New Testament as in these words: â€œ..they shall
call his name EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, GOD WITH US." (MATTHEW 1:23). The Jehovah Witness view Jesus as a lesser being than God Almighty (similar to the Arian theology) and they view Jesus as the archangel Michael. That's false since the archangel Michael was never human, never was crucified plus rose from the dead, and he was never called Immanuel or God with us in the Hebrew language. The Jehovah Witness like all false religions view salvation as accomplished by works (not by God's grace alone through faith). Being similar to Mormonism, Jehovah Witnesses believes that God's first creations were the angels Michael (he becomes Jesus according to them) and Lucifer. Later, Lucifer rebels, deceives Adam plus Eve to become Satan. They view Jesus as having no bodily resurrection but lives in heaven. They view Jesus returning to the Earth invisibly in 1914, which is a blatant false prediction. Charles
Taze Russell made that false prediction (about 1914 as being the time when the Kingdom of God comes into Earth) in these words: "the Kingdom of God" will have obtained full
control in heaven and on earth, that Christ would be reigning visibly, that "the saints" would all be resurrected, and that the city of Jerusalem would be highly honored again. Russell made this false prediction in 1889 (and it‘s found in volume 2 of his book “The Millennial Dawn, The Time Is At Hand”). Russell even declared that the Millennium would take place in 1872. That of course didn‘t occur at all. This and other false prophecies from the Watchtower group would make Russell as a false prophet. Other Watchtower members are other false prophets as well. The Jehovah Witness seek an agenda about wanting to reestablish Jehovah's kingdom over the Earth. They view 144,000 Witnesses to be born again to help establish this new kingdom. They deny an eternal soul even of believers and they deny a literal Hell (A literal Hell was said by Jesus Christ on plenty of occasions, especially in the book of Matthew). The Jehovah Witness forbid blood transfusion, military service, no salute of a flag, and refuse to hold public office. The Jehovah Witness is more strict than even conservative Christians on some things. Thomas Heinze, in his new book, Answers to My Jehovah's Witness Friends, offer guidance to those who want to leave the Jehovah Witness in a peaceful, graceful way. David Stewart (although I don't agree with him on every issue like David Stewart saying that all people who claim to be a Zionist want Arabic people to die or be oppressed. David made the false statement that Judaism is Satanic when Judaism may be obsolete, but Judaism still worships Yahweh as God. The words in black are Stewart's words and the words in green are the sources he uses) has found other people documenting even a Jesuit connection to the Jehovah Witness religion. Here it is: "...Dr. Bill Grady said it best in his excellent book, Final Authority... "Wescott and Hort, were a pair of unsaved liberals whose open Vatican sympathies cast them as the consummate Jesuit plants." "To regain her corner on the market, Rome created an elite paramilitary Gestapo unit that would make Himmler's SS appear like a Sunday school….sparking what historians call, the counter-Reformation. The infamous Society of Jesus was founded by Ignatius De Loyola in 1534, more commonly known as the Jesuits…." They are the most militant arm of papal power to this day. Their goals were to reclaim those that had left Catholicism and to attack the reliability of the Textus Receptus. They would use ANY METHOD to regain control including confiscation, treachery, torture and assassination. Jesuits will stop at nothing to bring the whole world under subjection to the Vatican. The Jesuits ploy was to entice Protestants back to Rome. They knew they could not bring anyone back into the bondage of Catholicism as long as true believers clung to the pure text. So the Jesuits plotted to replace our Bible with pro-Catholic readings of Jerome's Vulgate. This would cause the Protestant scholars to believe our text was unreliable, unreadable and not scholarly. Once programmed, the scholars would attack the pure text, all the while, believing they were doing God's service." Westcott and Hort took two waste Catholic Sources (the Sinaiticus and the Vaticanus) to produce their waste version of the Bible, Nestle and the New World Translation of the Jehovah's Witnesses, written by Senior Jesuits Jose Maria Bover and A. Merkz, followed Westcott and Hort. From the Forward of the 1950 version NWT: "The original writings of the Christian Greek Scriptures, commonly called the New Testament, were inspired. No translation of these Sacred writings into another language, is inspired... The Greek text that we have used as a basis of our NW translation is the widely accepted Westcott and Hort text (1881) by reason of its admitted excellence. But we have also taken in to consideration other texts including that prepared by D. Eberhard Nestle and that compiled by the Spanish Jesuit scholar Jose Maria Bover and that by the other Jesuit scholar A. Merk..."
9. *The Jehovah's Witnesses used Jesuits and Roman Catholic manuscripts to aid in the translation of the New World Translation. 'GREEK TEXT: The Greek Text that we have used as the basis for the New World Translation is the widely accepted Westcott & Hort text (1881), by reason of its acknowledged excellence. But we have also taken into consideration other texts, including those prepared by D. Eberhard Nestle, the Spanish Jesuit scholar Jose Maria Bover, and another Jesuit scholar, A Merck. The UBS text of 1875 and the Nestle-Aland text of 1979 were cinsukted to update the critical apparatus of this edition." The Forward, The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures, 1985, page 8. "In the broad left-hand column of the pages will be found the Greek text edited by B F Westcott and F J a Hort, and published in 1881." By Way of Explanation, The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures - 1985, page 5." (From http://www.jesus-issavior.com/False%20Religions/Jehovah%20Witnesses/jw.htm)
Now, we know there is more to the Jehovah Witness than meets the eye. I first found this out by the research of Robert Howard (from Hardtruth). To expose the Watchtower or the Jehovah Witness, here's Charles Taze Russel's own words about exposure of false religions: "...It is not a form of religious persecution to say and to show that another religion is false. for an informed person to expose publicly a certain religion on being false, thus allowing persons to see the difference between false religion and true religion." (Watchtower 11/15/63, p. 688). Charles Taze Russell invented the Jehovah Witness. Russell is a family bloodline with ties with the invention of the Skulls and Bones, the Opium Trade, and other interests dedicated to the manufacture of the new world order. Charles Taze Russell was accused of being a Freemason. Freemasons deny this to this day. Regardless, Russell approved of Freemasonry and advanced Masonic beliefs plus symbolism in his religion. Fritz Springmeier (who wrote the "Bloodlines of the Illuminati" book) wrote that the Rothschilds worked with Charles Taze Russell in sending Jewish people into Israel. That isn't surprising since the Rothschilds would infiltrate the Aliyahs into Israel. There is nothing wrong with Jewish people sincerely going into Israel, but the Elite controlled the Jewish people's movement into the Holy Land. It's also ironic that Russell was buried in Masonic logo. The following images are his headstone to the top and the Masonic image to the bottom in a bigger image.
The crown and the cross symbol is embraced by JWs. Masonic author Ray Denslow reveals the meaning for the cross and crown image: "The Cross and Crown may be said to be confined almost exclusively to the historical degrees in Masonry as exemplified in the various orders of knighthood of York and Scottish rites. In Gaul we find the cross to have been a solar symbol when it had equal arms and angles; to the Phoenicians it was an instrument of sacrifice to their God, Baal; and to the Egyptians, the crux ansata was his symbol of eternal life." (Ray V. Denslow, Masonic Portraits, Transactions of this Missouri Lodge of Research, vol. 29, p.7---emphasis in the original). The People's Pulpit was one of many literatures published by Russell with the Knights Templar (or the cross in the crown logo) symbol. Theosophist writer N. Sri. Ram wrote the Theosophist, which was a 19th century periodical. It had the same Knights Templar logo in that occultic book. The Knights Templar degree is readily found in the York Rite of Freemasonry as the source outlines. The Masonic crown and cross symbol is found in Mary Baker Eddy’s old literature (like the “Unity of Good”) and in Mormonism. The plaque on the gravestone reads "Watchtower Bible and Tract Society." That was an early name for the Jehovah Witness. Russell talked a lot about "Millennial Dawn," "The Golden Age," and the Watchtower which are Masonic and Enochian Magic terminology. Russell wanted to establish the Golden Age, which is very similar to the concepts of the new world order. In 1872, Charles Taze Russel started the International Bible Students Association. According to Robert Howard, Russell had a secret Rosicrucian membership with the Quakertown, PA group of Rosicrucians (as revealed by the pyramid he ordered erected over his grave site). Russell enjoyed the use of the Winged-Sun-Disk. Charles believed that it was Biblical. The winged sun disk is from the ancient Egyptian false sun god of Ra. This winged disk with serpents on it still exists on the New York Assembly Hall in Queens, New York. What does the winged sun disk mean for the occult? There are many meanings to symbols as we know. The winged disk isn't just utilized by the Jehovah Witness. The ancient Egyptians, the ancient Assyrians, Spiritists, and Freemasons encouraged this symbol's usage. Here's some meanings to it:
of the element of air, this consists of a circle or solar-type disk enclosed by a pair of wings. In ritual magic it is suspended over the alter in an easterly direction and used when invoking the protection and co-operation of the sylphs." (Hope, Murry, Practical Egyptian Magic (New York: St. Martin's Press), 1984 p. 107. Quoted by Fritz Springmeier, The Watchtower & the Masons, 1990, 1992 pp. 113, 114) "... the Winged-Disk, with the Uraei of Egypt, the original of which we find in the text summarized by Naville in the "Myths of Horus," pII. xii. ff.:&endash; "horus commanded Thoth that the Winged-Sun-Disk, with Uraei, should be brought into every sanctuary wherein he dwelt, and into every sanctuary of all the gods of the lands of the South and the North, and in Amentet, in order that they might drive away evil from therein...." This is what is meant by the Winged-Disks, with the Uraei, which are seen over the entrances of the courts of the temples of all the gods and goddesses of Egypt." (Churchwald, Albert, The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man,... (London: George Allen & Co., Ltd.) 1913 p. 344. From a photo copy in Springmeier, p. 114) "The Winged Globe is pre-eminently a Rosicrucian symbol, although the Illuminati may lay claim to it, and it may be admitted that it is of Egyptian origin. The Winged Globe is the symbol of the perfected soul making its flight back to the source of its creation in the Elysian fields beyond." (Swinburne, Clymer, The Rosicrucians Their Teachings (Quakertown, PA.: The Philosophical Pub. Co.), 1923 p. 112. Quoted by Springmeier, p. 115) Russell wanted these images to represent the new Golden Age, but the Scriptures are clear that false god symbols arenâ€™t just (or holy) emblems to outline the new Kingdom of Jesus Christ at all. Also, the Bible is clear that there is no such thing as a Golden Age. Manly P. Hall's "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" book have a picture of a winged sun disk on page XLIX. Even Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (once the leader of the Theosophical Society) used the Winged Sun disk. Blavatsky traveled all throughout the world to promote her occult doctrines (She even sent a 1891 New Years Card to the Dublin Lodge with that winged sun disk logo indeed. Theosophical Magazines even in March 1989 has the same emblem). Fritz Springmeier have written excellent research on the Jehovah Witnesses. According to Fritz, the winged sun disk was accepted by Kabbalists as falsely portraying Jehovah as a sun god. Kabbalists view Jehovah as the Deimurge or the Creator. Fritz shows ancient Egyptian images of the winged sun disk relating to a text about the Pharoah Userten II. It's basically related to sun worship. Sun worship is one of the components that occultists and other Illuminists believe in. Why would Russell do this unless if he accepted a sun deity. Russell viewed Jesus to be the center of the Sun according to Fritz. Springmeier outlines conclusive evidence of the ties between the Jehovah Witness, the Freemasons, the Rothschilds, and the new world order (Hall called the Winged Globe as a solar trinity and it represented the various false sun gods of the ages). JP Morgan funded Russell's Watchtower Society. CT Russell claimed to be a Zionist but refused to preach the Gospel upon Jewish people. Russell's form of Zionism was more political than spiritual. Even the B'nai B'rith financed Russell (Freemason and B'nai B'rith member Frank Goldman escorted Russell to the Hippodrome where he spoke for 2 hours). Russell predicting that Jews would return to Palestine was one of his few predictions he got right. Why did Russell align with Zionists and Jewish people like this? The
reason was that he wanted to see his utopian dream of a man-made Jerusalem capital to be a reality. Also, much of CT Russell's beliefs of Jewish people like Jewish people not having to accept Jesus Christ as the Savior, Jewish people being morally plus intellectually superior to Christians, the bashing Orthodox Christianity, the nations of the world being headed by Jewish people during the Millennium (although even Jesus is Jewish), etc. was strange. All of these views (as proven by Russell's own words and Fritz Springmeier's research) might appeal to many non-believing Jewish people. This doesn't mean Jewish people have no right to live in Israel though. Jewish people and all people have a right to live in Israel if they want to. The World Headquarters of the Jehovah Witness is located in the Crown Heights Section of Brooklyn, New York. It's easy to prove the agenda of the one world religion and one world government since personages spanning centuries have called for these aims from Walter Cronkite to Nehru. Joseph F. Rutherford was the new leader of the JWs in the early 20th century. According to Fritz, Charles Taze Russell had a connection to Masonic Hall. It's interesting to note that on Presbyterian minister's Andrew Masonic Constitution from 17221723, there is a Phoenix image. This image influenced the original design of the U.S. Great Seal according to Manly P. Hall. Russell's theology is just a rehash of Arianism (or the view that Jesus was only a good man and not Almighty God). It's a known fact that Russell in his June 15, 1895 article praised Freemasonry and Secret Societies. That is why the Jehovah Witness is Masonic in some of its doctrines. For example, Masons and Russell (plus the Jehovah Witnesses) use the Masonic term the Great Architect, both believe that Jesus wasn't necessary God but a good man, and each claim not to be a religion. Both Freemasons and Charles Taze Russell each require they don't need to renounce their religious affiliation to join theirs groups. Also, both the Masons and the JWs outline a worksbased salvation, each group have meetings in a Masonic Hall, and each use Masonic buzz words and symbols. Russell praises Hiram Abiff when he's not mentioned in the Bible. Hiram Abiff is mythical figure used in Masonic ritual especially of the Blue Lodges. According to Claude McClung (an ex-high level Mason) in his book "Why I left Masonry," Hiram Abiff is the sun god Baal. In some sources, Hiram Abiff does have influences from the sun god myths and Osiris. Mackey's Lexicon of Freemasonry on pg. 195 said that the Legend of Hiram was Egyptian and related to to the Isianic Mysteries (of the religion of Isis and Osiris). Russell teaches that the Bible was written in a code as found in WT December 1879 on pgs. 5-7. The Bible, on the other hand, is clear that God doesn't outline secrets in His Word. The Bible is clear cut with its doctrines. Both the Charles Taze Russell (He called the Great Pyramid of Egypt as of God) and Freemasonry are interested in Egyptology. According to Fritz Springmeier, Piazzi Smyth (CT Russell's mentor) was the source for Manly P. Hall's esoteric Great Pyramid information. Also, he was a source for CT Russell and the Edgar Brothers' knowledge (They were lecturers of the Great Pyramid). For 62 years, 1891 to 1953, the Watchtower taught that God resided on the star Alcyone in the Pleiades constellation and that from this star he governed the universe! This belief was taught in 1891 in Volume 3 of Studies in the Scriptures and was based on distortions of passages in the Bible. Joseph Franklin Rutherford, assumes control of the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society in 1916. After founder Charles Taze
Russell died, the majority of the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society's board members (who were personally appointed by Russell) strongly opposed Rutherford's leadership. Rutherford disagreed with Russell on numerous doctrinal issues. Joseph met into jail for allegedly opposing the Selective Service Act of 1917 and the Espionage Act of 1917. He made the false prediction that the World would be a paradise by 1925. This false prophecy led a huge exodus of human beings to leave out of the Jehovah Witness religion. Joseph was accused of utilizing vulgar language and being an alcoholic. He died in January 4, 1942. The Nazi government collaborated with the some of the JWs and the Erklarung stated that the Jehovah Witnesses supported the aims of the Third Reich. The Watchtower in Germany had a swastika (according to the testimony of Konrad Franke going into the Watchtowerâ€™s Magdeburg Headquarters in
Germany) with notes from the melody of ‘Deutschland, Deutschland, uber alles.’ Now, William Schnell wrote a book entitled, “Thirty Years a Watchtower Slave.” In it, William details his experience as suffering in a Nazi concentration camp. He found that many of the Jehovah Witness leaders were traitors (many German JWs were apart of the Nazis) working with the Nazis. He protested to the world headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, but he was kicked out of the religion afterwards. Although, numerous Jehovah Witness were rounded up into concentration camps by the Nazis, so that was wrong. Typically, Russell and the JWs promote false Bibles. The Jehovah Witnesses‘ official Bible is again the New World Translation (which was helped to be invented by Nathan Knorr).
Nathan Hower Knorr headed the Watchtower by 1942. The NWT distorted the Scriptures in Ex. 3:14 changing “I am” to “I have prove to be.” They revise John 8:58 to reject the Diety of Jesus Christ plus John 1:1. The New World Translation was released in 1950 and even those who accept tons of Bible versions rejected it. Fred Franz takes over the JWs in 1977 and perjured himself under oath in Scotland when he claimed to read Hebrew, but he failed a simple Hebrew test.
*What conclusion can you figure about except that the Jehovah Witness (especially its founder Charles Taze Russell) has ties with the occult, Secret Societies like Freemasonry, and whose leaders have worked with others in the goal of creating a new world order. There is a dispute whether Charles Taze Russell is a Freemason or not, but he certainly embrace Masonic-like teachings. There have been a connection between the Jehovah Witness and the Mormons. Both are works based salvation and represent unorthodox views on Christian doctrine. Mormonism was created by Freemason Joseph Smith along with Hiram Smith plus Brigham Young. Smith according to Fritz Springmeier was related to the Merovingian bloodline (The Bush family and European Royalty are in this family tree). William J. Schnoebelen's book called "Mormonism's
Temple of Doom" is a book outlining occult links to the religion of Mormonism. The Salt Lake temple is covered with Illuminati/Masonic symbols, like the All Seeing Eye. That huge Temple is built with granite, which is a rock which has been used throughout the ages for temples on earth power centers and for esoteric initiation. The Mormons love the bee symbolism which is apart of the state logo of Utah. According to Dr. Cathy Burns' "Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated" book (along with Texe Marrs' Mysterious Monument book from pgs. 145- 146), the bee is found in the Goddess Venus. Later, the bee is related to the priestesses of Elusis and Epheus along with relating to generative power. The bees to many occultists means the Goddess and to work toward a man-made Paradise on Earth. Freemasonry hold on to the bee as representing the role of human industry. Bee occult imagery was embraced by Mystery Religions for thousands of years. Even Dwight D. Eisenhowerâ€™s parents were Jehovah Witnesses. Eisenhower was a General during WWII (Freemasons were all over the Allied side during that war. These Freemasons include King George VI, Winston Churchill, General George C. Marshall, General Joseph W. Stillwell of Burma, Colonel James Doolittle, General Mark Wayne Clark, and others. Freemasonry teaches the unbiblical view that all Religions are equal if they profess the belief in one God). The most famous ex-Jehovah Witness member is Michael Jackson, who blatantly hates his own heritage by intentionally disfiguring his face and skin pigmentation. This is what God gave him, yet he hated it, which is a disgrace. He was accused of pedophilia and escaped jail time. I feel that heâ€™s guilty, but a man is innocent before proven guilty under the court of the law. Hopefully, Michael Jackson can live a better life than in years past. JWs have promoted a blatantly false Bible version and have connections with false prophecies. Their false doctrines are apparent. By Timothy