Our articles series over Russell has been gotten of our websites (2014 note: from the MSN Groups + from Windows Live Spaces) for a time , but will be placed back over a few months. Before it comes so far we want to get it clear that on the net there are some wrong accusations to the name of Charles T. Russell.
Particular sites give wrong information on Charles Taze Russell and write that he is the founder of the Witnesses of Jehovah or the group called Jehovah’s Witnesses.
One of the pivot figures in the movement of the Biblestudents, Russell was a man of open mind that also in his free thinking looked to other students of the Bible and did not mind taking over some of their ideas. As he wanted to take over several thoughts of the followers of Doctor Thomas (the Thomasites or Christadelphians). He was against each form of authority. He did not believe in such sectarian organization as the Witnesses of Jehovah had later become, neither in its authoritarian hierarchy. The true founder of the Jehovah Witnesses organization was Joseph Rutherford.
Russel himself was also conscious of that not a human organization would be able to decide if some one would be able to enter the Kingdom of God. Differently than the Society of the Jehovah Witnesses he pushed never the idea that all holy Christians had to accept all his ideas and decisions.
About this you can read already the right reaction of Reslight in: Who’s The Founder Or Jehovah Witnesses?
Please do find additional information:
- Dissolution of Bijbelvorsers (Bible scholars), Association for Bible study
- A move in Spaces
- Retrieving some older articles previously placed on Multiply
- SOPA & PIPA More good things thrown away than bad things
- Looking from different perspectives
- Pleased to find Christadelphian World on the net
- Around C.T.Russell
- Charles Taze Russell and what he started
- Russell himself never claimed to be a prophet.
- Russell and his beliefs
- Charles Taze Russell never claimed to have found a new religion, or a new church.
- Biblestudents & T.C.Russell
- A visible organisation on earth
- Different approach in organisation of services #1
- Different approach in organisation of services #2
- Different approach in organisation of services #3
- Change of name
- Daily portion of heavenly food
- Male domination and tyranny giving opportunities to defile the Name of God
- Certain people trying to stem freedom of speech
- A man from the North wanting to have control in Belgium
- Belonging to or being judged by
- Words to push and pull
- Religious Practices around the world
- Suprising figures about Jehovah Witnesses
- Jehovah’s Witnesses not only group that preach the good news
- Bringing Good News into the world
- Looking on what is going on and not being of it
- Not many coming out with their community name
- Power in the life of certain
- Concerning gospelfaith
- Hallo World
- Belgian Biblestudents – Belgische Bijbelstudenten
- What are Brothers in Christ
- Christadelphian people
- Our (Christadelphian) way of life
- My (Christadelphian) faith
- Brief history
- History of the Christadelphians
- Who are the Christadelphians
- Birmingham Amended Statement of Faith
- Those who call the Christadelphians a cult
- Russian Court Declares Jehovah Witnesses’ Website Extremist (rferl.org)
Prosecutors in Russia’s Tver region filed a claim last year saying that the ideas promoted by Jehovah’s Witnesses incite hatred and division.
Three of the religious organization’s main books, “What Does The Bible Teach Us About,” “Get Closer To Jehovah,” and “Come And Follow Me” were also found by the court to be extremist.
- Court bars kids from Jehovah’s Witness activities (stuff.co.nz)
In March, the Family Court declined to continue the interim guardianship order which had placed constraints on the children participating in Jehovah’s Witness faith.
The parents subsequently sought guardianship directions from the High Court either constraining or permitting the children’s participation in the faith.
Lawyers for the children resisted such an order being made, submitting that it would curtail the children’s freedom of religion.
- Judge stops children of Jehovah’s Witness from going to church (nzherald.co.nz)
A judge has stopped the children of a Jehovah’s Witness from going to church and attending witness meetings and allowed them to attend birthday parties and Christmas celebrations.
The High Court ruling, released publicly today, comes after the children’s separated parents appealed against Family Court orders regarding custody details.
Justice Brendan Brown said his ruling would “dilute” the two young children’s exposure to their mother’s faith. However, he recognised the order was “at odds” with the children’s wishes.
- 10 Things You Never Knew About Jehovah’s Witnesses (listverse.com)
The modern day Jehovah’s Witnesses (known most commonly for their door-to-door evangelizing work) have been around since the late 1800s. It was around that time that a Bible study group based in Pennsylvania began analyzing, comparing, and dissecting Biblical scripture only to arrive at conclusions not taught by the majority of mainstream Christian religions. This group used zealous proselytizing to spread their scriptural discoveries. They also used their hope for the future that they gathered from the Bible to spread their beliefs across the US. Eventually, they spread their message into many different countries. Though they are currently based in hundreds of lands around the globe, the general populace knows relatively little about this far-flung faith.
- Missionaries at the Door (guardianlv.com)
Most everyone has had contact with missionaries of multiple faiths who come knocking at the door anxious to talk about God and religion. Many are keen to ask them to leave before getting their back history or any sort of personal information. While most have heard about Mormonism and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, many are not aware of the theological basis for their proselytizing and the institutional expectations that drive them.
One of the fastest growing denominations in the country with a current membership hovering around 1.1 million, Jehovah’s Witnesses claim special and unique insight into the Bible and God’s purposes and will for people today. Each member is expected to proselytize on a regular basis. One can find them going door-to-door and two-by-two in any given big city or small town in America and increasingly throughout the world. They bare what they believe is a special message from God.
- Jehovah’s Witness member dies after child delivery for refusing blood transfusion (dailypost.ng)
According to London Evening Standard, Adeline, and her husband, Kweku Keh, had been looking for a child for many years. She reportedly endured years of failed fertility treatments, until finally; she was able to conceive naturally, only to die after giving birth to her son, Mawsi, through caesarean section at Homerton Hospital.