■ 1. What the Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) are teaching others is NOT original with them. They did NOT get that by reading the Bible for themselves! They were taught those twisted and deadly concepts from their
■ 2. The founder of that group (Charles Taze Russell) did NOT get his weird doctrines from reading the Bible! Russell got those doctrines from others such as Arius of Alexandria, a fourth century heretic. (Arius was an outspoken enemy of the deity of Christ, like Russell and all Jehovah's Witnesses.) Russell revived his doctrines and arguments and presented them as his own.
■ 3. Some of what Russell taught regarding various subjects important to the JW is now being denied and/or avoided because they are clear and definite contradictions to their own current teachings.
The next chapter will present Bible evidence that 1874 A.D. was the exact date of the beginning of the “Times of Restitution,” and hence of our Lord's return. (Study In The Scriptures, Vol. 2, (Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society),1908 ed., p. 170.)
NOTE: The Jehovah's Witnesses today are teaching that 1914 was the Lord's return, thereby denying the “light” (really darkness taught as light) from Russell. Also, note that Russell stated 1874 was derived from Bible evidence. Obviously, Russell's Bible evidence was non-existent since they now teach 1914 instead of 1874. Russell was therefore a deceiver, which is what the Lord said false prophets are (Mt. 24:11).
Many sincere people back then were clearly deceived by Russell's Bible evidence and still are today in other areas! That is the deceiver and man who started the Jehovah's Witnesses. Here are more empty words and false teachings from him:
... likewise the forty years of the Gospel age harvest will end October, 1914, and that likewise the overthrow of “Christendom,” so-called, must be expected to immediately follow. “In one hour” judgment shall come upon her.—Rev. 18:10, 17, 19. (ibid., p. 245)
Russell was a deluded, yet convincing false teacher. It should be apparent he was darkness, not “light,” not a “righteous man,” but a spokesman for the devil, who has stumbled millions over the years. Russell even went outside of the Bible to the Great Pyramid for his weird and lethal doctrines:
.... the Great Pyramid of Egypt is one of God's Witnesses (Isa. 19:19,20), whose wonderful message is a full and complete corroboration of God's plan of the ages, together with its times and seasons. (ibid., p. 366)
Isa. 19:19,20 has nothing to do with the Great Pyramid. Here is what that passage says:
In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the LORD at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the LORD because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them.
For more strange Russell statements exalting the importance of the Great Pyramid, click here and read https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/IMG_0742.JPG (They are found on what would be pp. 374,375 in vol. 2 of the Studies In The Scriptures.)
■ 4. The Jehovah's Witnesses are constantly telling others about the 1,000 year reign of Christ of perfect peace on paradise earth. WHY? They wrongly think that is preaching the good news of the kingdom. In other words, they think that message is the “gospel.”
When the Christian mentions that NEVER in the book of Acts—not even one time—did any of the Apostles (Peter, Paul, etc.) or other disciples like Stephen, Philip, etc. ever mention the 1,000 year reign of Christ as they spread the gospel, the Jehovah's Witnesses are speechless and exposed. The Jehovah's Witnesses are spreading “another gospel,” which has no power to save anyone. That is a FACT and a death-blow to their chief, central message. That is also the rotten fruit from their own Governing Body in Brooklyn, NY.
The real preaching of “the good news of the kingdom” is related to spreading the true plan of salvation, which brings eternal life and which they also deny one can have now! The plan of salvation is shown in detail, in part and/or by inference dozens of times in the Book of Acts. It is concisely stated in Acts 20:21:
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
That is the message which sets the sin-slave free and brings eternal life, because then and then only does a person “have the Son,” as mentioned in 1 John 5:12,13, etc.
The Jehovah's Witnesses are under the dangerous delusion that taking in (accurate) "knowledge" as defined by the Watch Tower Society, is related to getting eternal life! (Eternal life to them is simply living forever on Paradise earth. They know nothing about eternal life NOW, this side of the grave, through instant salvation.)
■ 5. Jehovah's Witnesses often deny what others accurately say about them so they don't have to deal with it! They say something like, We don't believe that! Or We don't teach that! Or I don't see your point! That is, in part, how they were trained by their leaders in Brooklyn. That is part of their war strategy. In other words, at times they are taught to lie and deceive! Here is how they define a lie in their own literature:
Lying generally involves saying something false to a person who is entitled to know the truth .... (Aid To Bible Understanding, Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society, 1971, p. 1060.)
If you are an enemy of the JW false gospel you are not entitled to know the truth from them, if you make a point they can't deal with. We have seen this even when exact quotes and full documentation are supplied. Shocking, but true! Such Watch Tower robots are sealing their own damnation by closing their eyes to such evidence.
Some Jehovah's Witnesses even think any evidence, even from a non-credible source, is sufficient backing for their point. Anything will do, as long as it aligns itself with what the Watch Tower literature says. Hence, many remain blind followers of the blind.
In conclusion: Many Jehovah's Witnesses were never saved, yet some were. They are all lost now and refuse to come to JESUS for the living water and salvation he holds out to all (John 4:10; 5:39,40; etc). They claim they “have the Son” yet they don't claim to have the eternal life now which goes with having the Son (1 John 5:12). They also can't LOOK TO and TRUST JESUS for their salvation, since they even have another Jesus. All that is what false prophets do to their victims and are facts on Jehovah's Witnesses. GOD BLESS YOU.