Category Jehovah’s Witnesses – Watchtower Bible and Tract Society

Jehovah’s Witnesses are members of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, which developed in the early 1800’s, from the ideas of Charles Taze Russell. Jehovah’s Witnesses are best known for their calling door-to-door in pairs, urging people to join their organization in anticipation of the end of the world at Armaggedon.

Jehovah’s Witnesses – Summary of History and Key Teachings


“International Bible Students” – started by Charles Taze Russell, 1872, ~ age 20 in Pennsylvania

He was attracted to the Adventist movement, which developed from the Millerite movement. Russell studied Pyramidology, disavowed eternal hell-fire, the trinity, the deity of Christ, and the personality of the Holy Spirit.

He [ublished a magazine that he ultimately named the Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom; founded Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society., now headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. The publishing house produces about over 100,000 booklets per year. (The Watchtower, Awake!)

Russell published many articles, ultimately naming the compilation Studies in the Scriptures.

Predicted Christ’s “invisible” return in 1874

Russell and his succes...

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