Charles T. Russell speaks of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
August 2nd, 2013
Received by FAB
I am here, Charles T. Russell.
My organization, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, will crumble and die. They will not be able to set up the “Dictatorship of the Theocracy” as they so much desire. All megalomaniacal attempts at control will fail, including the Jehovah Witnesses’ New World Society.
Yes, I want you to publish this, for it is simply true.
When I predicted that Jesus would return in 1914, I spoke the truth, for it was in that exact year that Jesus began channelling the messages that I now see are the truth of his teachings, and also the truth about this life of spirits.
Note : It is fascinating to have this communication. I had already noticed that the J.W. had that prediction, but I also know they have now conveniently forgotten about it, as they obviously have concluded it did not happen. It is not however possible to find this belief in the current version of Wikipedia quoted below:
Charles Taze Russell (February 16, 1852 - October 31, 1916), or Pastor Russell, was a prominent early 20th century Christian restorationist minister from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and founder of what is now known as the Bible Student movement, from which Jehovah’s Witnesses and numerous independent Bible Student groups emerged after his death.
Beginning in July 1879 he began publishing a monthly religious journal, Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence. The journal is now published by Jehovah’s Witnesses on a semi-monthly basis 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 wrote many articles, books, tracts, pamphlets and sermons, totaling approximately 50,000 printed pages. From 1886 to 1904, he published a six-volume Bible study series originally entitled Millennial Dawn, later renamed Studies in the Scriptures, nearly 20 million copies of which were printed and distributed around the world in several languages during his lifetime. (A seventh volume was commissioned by his successor as society president, Joseph Rutherford, and published in 1917.) The Watch Tower Society ceased publication of Russell’s writings in 1927, though his books are still published by several independent groups.
After Russell’s death, a crisis arose surrounding Rutherford’s leadership of the society, culminating in a movement-wide schism. As many as three-quarters of the approximately 50,000 Bible Students who had been associating in 1917 had left by 1931, resulting in the formation of several groups that retained variations on the name Bible Students. Those who maintained fellowship with the Watch Tower Society adopted the name Jehovah’s witnesses in 1931, while those who severed ties with the Society formed their own groups including the Pastoral Bible Institute in 1918, the Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement in 1919, and the Dawn Bible Students Association in 1929.