Jehovah of the Watchtower-04 Alleged Refutations of Other Watchtower Dogmas (Responses)

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Jehovah of the Watchtower, Page 88

Did Jesus say that the kingdom of God is “within believers”? Would a kingdom that is invisible to human eyes not be a “reality”?

Astrape in Luke 17:22; Matthew 24:27

Walter Martin – Regarding Charles Taze Russell (Response) -r

A list of links that discuss various misrepresentations of Charles Taze Russell, and other matters, in the book, Jehovah of the Watchtower.

KC = “Kingdom of Cults” referenced is the 2003 editon.
JW = “Jehovah of the Watchtower”, 1974 edition.

Russell’s Alleged Bold Claim: KC page 38; JW page 24

KC, page 38, asserts that Charles Taze Russell made “the bold claim that his writings were indispensable to the study of the Bible for the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and that to study the Bible apart from his inspired comments was to go into spiritual darkness. Is this true? No, this twists what Russell around to make it appear to say something that he never intended. This is evidently referring to some comments Russell made in the article “Is the Reading of “Scripture Studies” Bible Study?“. 1) Russell was never associated with an authoritarian organization such as “Jehovah’s Witnesses; see: Charles Taze Russell and Jehovah’s Witnesses. 2) Russell did not believe that his writings were “inspired”, “infallible”, or that they could take the place of the Bible; see: Russell and Infallibilty. 3) T

Was Russell the Founder of What is Now Jehovah’s Witnesses?

The claim is made in both of Martin’s books (JW, page 13; KC, page 49) that: “Charles Taze Russell was the founder of what is now known as the Jehovah’s Witnesses”. While it is not directly stated that Charles Taze Russell was the founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, the sentence, by the way it is worded, is misleading for it certainly leaves the impression of Russell as being the founder of an organization that he did not believe in. We have written several times concerning this:

Was Russell the Founder of What is Now Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Was Russell the Founder of the JWs?
Russell — Founder of the JWs?
Did Russell Start the JWs?

Related:
Bible Students Did Not Become Jehovah’s Witnesses
How the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Organization Was Created

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JW, page 13,24

Did Charles Taze Russell Reject the Biblical Doctrine of Eternal Punishment? In KC, page 49, “eternal punishment” is changed to “eternal torment”.

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JW, page 13; KC, page 49

Russell’s Alleged Denunication of “Organized Religion”

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HC: Page 49

Russell Founded the The Herald of the Morning in 1879?

No, The Herald of the Morning was founded by N. H. Barbour long before 1879; Russell began printing “Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence” in 1879. Oddly, the JW, page 13, of 1974, has this correct, but evidently it was changed in the later KC.

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Wealth Flowed to Russell Through Holding Company? HC: page 51; JW: page 15.

See:
Russell and the United States Investment Company
Also:
Russell and “The Eagle”

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Regarding “Miracle Wheat”; JW, page 16, KC pages 51,52.

Stoner’s Miracle Wheat was NOT a fraud.

See:
Russell and Miracle Wheat Resource Page

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JW, Page 21; HC

Regarding J. J. Ross: JW page 21-23; HC,pages 53

Ross’ Perjury Accusations

Russell’s Ordination

Russell’s Education

See also the Archive Related to J. J. Ross

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Hell

Did Charles Taze Russell Deny Hell? — JW, page 24; HC: page

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Jehovah of the Watchtower, Page 24

Did Russell Deny the Biblical doctrine of the deity of Christ?

See:

Russell and the Deity of Christ

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Jehovah of the Watchtower, Page 24

Did Russell Deny the Biblical doctrine of “the Infinite Atonement”?

Actually, there is no “Biblical doctrine” of “infinite atonement” as that term is often used to mean that Jesus had to be the Supreme Being in order to make atonement for “infinite sin”. Russell did believe in the Biblical atonement that, the man Christ Jesus,

See:

 The Ransom for All

The Watchtower’s Self-Contradiction Concerning the Ransom

 

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Jehovah of the Watchtower, Page 24

Did Russell have no training or education to justify his interpretation of scripture?

Actually, Russell verified all conclusiond he gave by the Bible itself; the scriptures verify the teaching of the scriptures, and Russell provided a tremendous supply of scriptures to verify the conclusions given.

Regarding Russell’s education, however, see:

Ross’ Alleged Facts and Perjury Accusations

 

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Jehovah of the Watchtower, Page 24

Did Russell contradict every major doctrine of the Bible?

Absolutely not! In fact, he defended the doctrines of Bible, and thereby exposed man’s doctrine to be false. For instance, there is no concept of God existing as three persons ever once presented in the Bible, and yet trinitarians claim such added-on dogma is taught in the Bible. Making such a claim, however, does mean that the claim is true, no matter how much one may use the spirit of human imagination so as to read such dogma in hundreds of scriptures.

 

Martin and Klann rely heavily on two sources for much what they present concerning Charles Taze Russell, the first being articles from the Brookly Daily Eagle, and the second source being the writings of J. J. Ross, both of whom showed their hatred of Russell for what he was preaching by misrepresenting and distorting various things about Russell and presenting them as “facts”.

Regarding claims made by the Daily Eagle, CLICK HERE

Regarding claims made by J. J. Ross, CLICK HERE

More too be added later, God willing. — James 4:15.

 

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Walter Martin -00 – Contents (Responses)

This is the Contents page to “Examining the Book: Jehovah of the Watchtower, by Walter Martin and Norman Klann

Contents

  1. Watchtower History – Inaccuracies and Misleading Statements
  2. Major Doctrines and Arguments Aligned (Not Yet Ready
  3. The Trinity and the Deity of Christ (Not Yet Ready) Indirectly, much that is presented is discussed in our studies on our site: Jesus and His God and Focus on the Atonement
  4. Alleged Refutations of Other Watchtower Dogmas (Not Yet Ready)
  5. Blood Transfusions (Not Yet Ready) See our study: Blood Transfusions and the Bible
  6. Clergy and the Bible (Not Yet Ready) See search of Russell’s works related to clergy and the Bible.
  7. Scriptures, Reason, and the Trinity (Not Yet Ready) Indirectly, much that is presented is discussed in our studies on our site: Jesus and His God and Focus on the Atonement
  8. Bible Translation (Not Yet Ready)
  9. The New Birth (Not Yet Ready)

Introduction

This post is to begin a series of posts with links and information concerning the books, Jehovah of the Watchtower, by Walter Martin and Norman Klann, and Kingdom of the Cults, by Walter Martin, edited by Ravi Zachariash. Please note that we are not with the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” organization, nor do we intend to defend that organization. Indeed, we may agree with much stated in the books concerning that organization. At the same time, the books contains much that is related to Bible Students and Charles Taze Russell, and it is from this standpoint that we will be examining many of the things said, and many of the doctrinal points considered in the book. We hope, Yahweh willing, to present matters by chapter and then by page numbers in that chapter, either with brief comments in this series of posts, and/or with links to where one might find the matter discussed in greater detail.