Jehovah's Witness History Says Armageddon & End of All Governments in 1914, Darkness Within 2 Years
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4:09 - False teachings from 100 year old Jehovah's Witness books that JWs don't want anyone to know about.
4:21 - The founder of the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society Charles Taze Russell said in his 1909 book called "The Time Is At Hand" that 1914 would bring the end to all human governments & start Armageddon. The process leading to this began in 1878. Of course false prophets like Charles Taze Russell were already exposed by Jesus in the Bible in Luke 21:8 which says, "And He said, “See to it that you be not misled; for many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time is at hand’; do not go after them."
7:26 - "Pastor" Russell & his Watch Tower Society self promoted themselves by claiming that if people did not study Russell's "Studies in the Scriptures" they would go into "darkness within two years."
7:43 - The second president of the Jehovah's Witnesses Joseph Franklin Rutherford (known as "Judge" Rutherford) stated as fact in his 1928 book "Reconciliation" that The Pleiades (known also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45, is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars in the north-west of the constellation Taurus) is the place of the eternal throne of God.
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Jehovah's Witnesses' History
The Jehovah's Witnesses were originally begun by Charles Taze Russell in 1872. He was born on February 16, 1852, the son of Joseph L. and Anna Eliza Russell. He had great difficulty in dealing with the doctrine of eternal hell fire, and in his studies came to deny not only eternal punishment but also the Trinity, the deity of Christ, and the Holy Spirit. When Russell was 18, he organized a Bible class in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1879 he sought to popularize his aberrant ideas on doctrine. He co-published The Herald of the Morning magazine with its founder, N. H. Barbour; and by 1884 Russell controlled the publication and renamed it The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom and founded Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society (now known as the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society). The first edition of The Watchtower magazine was only 6,000 copies each month. Today the Witnesses' publishing complex in Brooklyn, New York, churns out 100,000 books and 800,000 copies of its two magazines--daily!
Russell claimed that the Bible could be only understood according to his interpretations--a dangerous arrangement since he controlled what was written in the Watchtower magazine. This kind of assertion is typical among leaders of cult religions.
After the death of Russell on Oct. 31, 1916, a Missouri lawyer named Joseph Franklin Rutherford took over the presidency of the Watch Tower Society which was known then as the International Bible Students Association. In 1931 he changed the name of the organization to "The Jehovah's Witnesses."
After Rutherford's death, Nathan Knorr took over. After Knorr, Frederick William Franz became president.
The Jehovah's Witnesses vehemently portray the doctrine of the Trinity as pagan in origin and that Christendom, as a whole, has bought the lie of the devil. Along with denying the Trinity is an equally strong denial of the deity of Christ, the deity of the Holy Spirit, the belief in hell, and eternal conscious punishment in hell.