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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Is God Using The Watchtower Society?

One of the most highly promulgated of the Watchtower Society's teachings is that in order to be acceptable to God Jehovah you MUST be baptized into His organization.

Here are some quotes from their literature:

"PUT FAITH in a VICTORIOUS ORGANIZATION" - The Watchtower, March 1, 1979 p. 1

"Any person who wants to survive into God's righteous new order urgently needs to come into a right relationship with Jehovah and His earthly organization now." - The Watchtower, November 15, 1981 pp. 16, 17

"... come to Jehovah's organization for salvation ..." - The Watchtower, November 15, 1981 p. 21

"A third requirement is that we be associated with God's channel, his organization. God has always used an organization. ... To receive everlasting life in the earthly Paradise we must identify that organization and serve God as part of it." - The Watchtower, February 15, 1983 p. 12

"identifying themselves with Jehovah's organization is essential to their salvation." - Our kingdom Ministry, November. 1990 p. 1

They claim that Jehovah has ALWAYS used an organization and that they are the modern day incarnation of that organization. But is this claim true? Is the WBTS really God's Organization?

In short there is no evidence of any kind. Especially lacking is any Biblical evidence that the Watchtower is any sort of organization being used by God. The time-line of the Watchtower Society goes back to the mid 19th century and no further back.

While they claim apostolic succession dating back to the First Century, there are no names to be found of anyone who passed the proverbial torch to C.T. Russell, the WBTS founder and first president. In fact, if God Jehovah were actually using an age-old organization to direct His works here on Earth, C.T. Russell either abandoned it or completely disregarded it in favor of starting his own organization.


bridget said...

I have a scan called "The Seven Messengers of the CHurch" from the Finished Mystery. It shows a pic of the seven messengers of the Church: Paul, John Aruis, Waldo, Wycliffe, Luther, Russell -- THis is outrageous on so many levels....If they really believe Luther was one of GOd's messengers to the church, name even one thing Luther taught that would agree with the WTBTS. He would be appalled to be put in this fabricated "chain" with Aruis and Russell! LOL

Mister Lorenzo said...

Hi Bridget, I would like to see the scan please.

bridget said...

how can i email you that? I"m not that familiar with using "Blogger". I received it from Middleman.

Mister Lorenzo said...

Hi Bridget, please email me at:

Anonymous said...

"God has always used an organization." - WT 2/15/1983 p12

Attention JWs: Please enlighten me. What "organization" (or "organizations") was God using from the end of the apostolic period to the beginning of CT Russell's ministry?

Ronald said...

In reality, Russell never was a part of the JW organization. Such an organization was not in existence in his day. What the JWs do is read their organization back into the work that Russell did. Russell himself did not believe in such an organization, nor did he believe many of the things taught by the leaders of that organization.