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    • By Srecko Sostar
      I found interesting video, with very important evidences about few subjects. Video took place in Cardiff, Wales 2019. Summer Convention "Love never fails".
      1) To what extend JW members are equipped for reasoning and how much they are willing to defend own teachings and beliefs?
      2) To what measure JW members who are Convention delegates are under control of people in "orange vests"? And why they allow them to be under their control?
      3) Why JW members who wear "orange vests" and are in official capacity are not willing to defend WT published teachings? 
      4) Does it mean how every JW member who make some sort of sin in his life as JW congregant is "professed JW" while the state of sin lasts?
      5) Does he/she in time before and after sinning is considered as "genuine JW"?
      .....and some more.
      Enjoy in good material for thinking and discussion. 
       Sadly, child sexual abuse is a worldwide plague, and true Christians have been affected by this plague. Why? “Wicked men and impostors” abound, and some may try to enter the congregation. (2 Tim. 3:13) In addition, some professing to be a part of the congregation have succumbed to perverted fleshly desires and have sexually abused children. Let us discuss why child abuse is such a grave sin. Then we will consider how elders handle instances of serious wrongdoing, including child abuse,  and how parents can protect their children. - https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/watchtower-study-may-2019/love-justice-face-of-wickedness/
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      In view of the foregoing, what can we conclude? When Jesus comes for judgment during the great tribulation, he will find that the faithful slave has been loyally dispensing timely spiritual food to the domestics. Jesus will then delight in making the second appointment—over all his belongings. Those who make up the faithful slave will get this appointment when they receive their heavenly reward, becoming corulers with Christ. - https://www.jw.org/en/library/magazines/w20130715/who-is-faithful-discreet-slave/
      “All his belongings” over which the “faithful and discreet slave” class is appointed must refer to all the spiritual things that belong to him on earth in connection with his established heavenly kingdom - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101973027 
       
      1) members ??
      2) real estate and money ??
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Dear reader.
      You have often come across terms, God's holy spirit and God's love.
      You have also often prayed for the favor of God, among other things asking that God's holy spirit help you, guide you, to have a spirit. Some Bible passages say that God gives something to people.
      We find expressions that say how God gives:
      - his spirit without measure - John 3:34.
      - a certain measure of faith - Rom 12: 3
      - a measure of grace - Eph. 4: 7
      - measure of authority - 2 Cor. 10:13
      - a double measure of blessing - Isaiah 61: 7
      - double measure of inheritance - Deut 21:17
      - double measure for bad deeds - Rev. 18: 6
      Also how a man seeks or receives from another man:
      - double measure of spirit - 2 Cr. 2: 9
      - double honor - 1 Tim. 5:17
       
      There are also allegations relating to love. How love is given or received and under what circumstances:
      And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. ”- John 14:21
      For God loved the world, - John 3:16
      I love those who love me - Prov 8:17
      Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens - Psalm 36: 5 -7
      I have loved you with everlasting love; - Jer 31: 3
       
      From these statements we can see that love also works under certain circumstances. Sometimes it's eternal, going to heaven. Sometimes it is conditioned because he says: I will love you if you love me", "if you obey, listen me".
      Based on the paragraphs that speak of giving / receiving a spirit, I could conclude that God gives the holy spirit to those who seek it, and those whose hearts are pure receive that spirit from God. When GB claims that they make mistakes in word and deed because they are not perfect and because they are not "spirit-inspired," then that is just an excuse. When they claim that they are not "inspired by the spirit of God," that would mean that God does not give his spirit to anyone, not even to them. So, if they, as "God's elected," "anointed," cannot be "inspired," then they are actually sending the message that no one else can be "inspired." And then such a claim has the consequence, meaning, that God and his spirit are not able to be active. God works through his spirit, doesn't he? Well, he created the universe with his spirit ?! He wrote the Bible with his spirit ?! He uttered prophecies with his spirit ?! And today the spirit is unable to act on the few people sitting in Warwick?
      Does God lie when he says, "... for God gives the Spirit without limit. - John. 3:34
      Is the problem in the spirit of God? Or is it a problem in humans? :))
       
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      In the OT, there is a direct command, “Thou shalt not kill (murder)!” This command should contain God's view of human life, which emphasizes that life is holy, sacred before God, but also that people must have the same feeling about the lives of other people around them.
      By reading the Bible, which describes the events before and after the occurrence of this commandment, we can see that this commandment has no absolute power. Within the same set of legal provisions, there are other commandments that were binding on the Israelites, too. For example, commands like; "Don't steal, don't lie, don't commit fornication ...". These commandments should never have been ignored or mitigated by some extraordinary circumstances.
      The specificity of this commandment, "You shall not kill," is evident in the fact that it was not of valid, obligation for all men and for all circumstances. Powerful individuals in Israel sometimes making their own decisions to go on military campaigns against others (Israelis and non-Israelis) The law also justified killing for revenge.
      In some other places, God commands the death penalty against an individual. Also, the Bible describes that God instituted great actions that justified killing of other people. These were most often military actions aimed at killing soldiers of the enemy army, but also their families. The killings of these other tribes and people were justified on the basis of several facts: 1) they were not Israelis  2) they lived in territory that the Israel nation were to conquer for themselves, 3) they belonged to other religions.
      The execution of the death penalty for a crime still exists today in some societies and legal systems. Obviously, the death penalty decision is based on balance. The one who killed must be killed. But from some other biblical examples we have seen that murder is not the only crime punishable by death. The disobedient child was also sentenced to death. Different religious affiliations or different religious beliefs also led to the death penalty. Adultery was punished by death.
      From what we have described so far, we can see how the command, "shall not kill," had a stretched meaning. It is therefore necessary to look at religious practices that are not new but may draw some parallels in symbolism and meaning. As you may already guessed, it is about an act of symbolic "killing" that is carried out in such a way to exclude (disfellowship) another person from a particular social (religious) group in a specific way - by ignoring aka shunning. Shunning (this is about JW organization in particular) can be made because of two conclusions.
      The first conclusion is reached by an individual JW member who believes that another member of the congregation has wronged/sinned against the Bible and its principles to the extent that he / she personally presents a spiritual anomaly (in the form of a spiritual illness or threat) and decides to "label" particular person as inappropriate for him to have socializing contacts. He seeks to avoid contact and minimize any literal and spiritual communion.
      In second conclusion, the conviction of the inappropriateness of a member is made by the body of the elders. The judgment may be based on the morally inappropriate behavior of an individual member, or it may be that an individual no longer agrees with the ideological and organizational structure or with the theological solutions of the organization what made him/her as "hostile element".
      This is when a person is removed from congregational members aka "spiritually killed" in such a way to excommunicate (dfd) them (he,she) from the community and impose a ban on almost every contact with the dfd person. The ban has few variations and interpretations of how the shunning should be carried out. But the very core of such a demand not to contact the excluded person is evident from the widespread practice that JW members have consistently implemented - the excluded (dfd) is not even greeted with the simplest “Good afternoon” greeting (hallo) on the street.
      JW's want to be peaceful people who go to jail in some countries because not want even to carry weapon in mandatory military service. They don't want take self-defense courses even for protect themselves when attacked. But they are motivated to be active in using spiritual weapons and warfare against ex members who are in a disagreement with doctrinal issues. And "killing" them with shunning.  
      What are your thoughts? 
       
       
       
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      Church ‘shuns‘ 15-year-old, then father – ends up in court
      Posted by SDD Contributor on November 9, 2019 at 4:20 am  
      The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit against a religious congregation’s “shunning” practice, but the congregation and several other groups contend the justices had no right to even take part in the case.
      Randy Wall, a real estate agent, filed the suit against the Highwood congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization in Calgary, Alberta.
      Wall was expelled from the congregation for getting drunk and not be properly repentant, court records said. He pursued an appeals process through the Jehovah’s Witnesses then went to court because he said the Witnesses’ “shunning” — the practice of not associating with him in any way — hurt his business.
      He explained his two occasions of drunkenness related to “the previous expulsion by the congregation of his 15-year-old daughter.”
      A lower court opinion said: “Even though the daughter was a dependent child living at home, it was a mandatory church edict that the entire family shun aspects of their relationship with her. The respondent said the edicts of the church pressured the family to evict their daughter from the family home. This led to … much distress in the family.”
      The “distress” eventually resulted in his drunkenness, Wall said.
       
      Wall submitted to the court arguments that about half his client base, members of various Jehovah’s Witnesses congregations, then refused to conduct business with him. He alleged the “disfellowship had an economic impact on the respondent.”
      During high court arguments Thursday, the congregation asked the justices to rule that religious congregations are immune to such claims in the judicial system.
      The lower courts had ruled that the courts could play a role in determining whether or not such circumstances rise to the level of violating civil rights or injuring a “disfellowshipped” party.
      The rulings from the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeals said Wall’s case was subject to secular court jurisdiction.
      A multitude of religious and political organizations joined with the congregation in arguing that Canada’s courts should not be involved.
      The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms said in a filing: “The wish or desire of one person to associate with an unwilling person (or an unwilling group) is not a legal right of any kind. For a court, or the government, to support such a ‘right’ violates the right of self-determination of the unwilling parties.”
      Previous case law has confirmed the right of religious or private voluntary groups to govern themselves and dictate who can be a member.
      But previously rulings also reveal there is room for the court system to intervene when the question centers on property or civil rights.
      The Association for Reformed Political Action described the case as having “profound implications for the separation of church and state.”
      It contends the court should keep its hands off the argument.
      “Secular judges have no authority and no expertise to review a church membership decision,” said a statement from Andre Schutten, a spokesman for the group. “Church discipline is a spiritual matter falling within spiritual jurisdiction, not a legal matter falling within the courts’ civil jurisdiction. The courts should not interfere.”
      John Sikkema, staff lawyer for ARPA, said: “The issue in this appeal is jurisdiction. A state actor, including a court, must never go beyond its jurisdiction. The Supreme Court must consider what kind of authority the courts can or cannot legitimately claim. We argue that the civil government and churches each have limited and distinct spheres of authority. This basic distinction between civil and spiritual jurisdiction is a source of freedom and religious pluralism and a guard against civic totalism.”
      He continued: “Should the judiciary have the authority to decide who gets to become or remain a church member? Does the judiciary have the authority to decide who does or does not get to participate in the sacraments? Church discipline is a spiritual matter falling within spiritual jurisdiction, not a legal matter falling within the courts’ civil jurisdiction. The courts should not interfere. Here we need separation of church and state.”
      The Alberta Court of Appeal, however, suggested the case was about more than ecclesiastical rules.
      “Because Jehovah’s Witnesses shun disfellowshipped members, his wife, other children and other Jehovah’s Witnesses were compelled to shun him,” that lower court decision said. “The respondent asked the appeal committee to consider the mental and emotional distress he and his family were under as a result of his duaghter’s disfellowship.”
      The church committee concluded he was “not sufficiently repentant.”
      The ruling said “the only basis for establishing jurisdiction over a decision of the church is when the complaint involves property and civil rights,” and that is what Wall alleged.
      “Accordingly, a court has jurisdiction to review the decision of a religious organization when a breach of the rules of natural justice is alleged.”
       
                     
    • By Srecko Sostar
      WT Society and JW Organization looking on Education of Priests in "worldly" Schools and Universities who give them Diploma or Credentials, as something that is not needed for serving God in any capacity. It doesn't matter if you are rank and file member or serving as Ministerial servant or an Elder in JW congregation. On the contrary, "higher education", no matter is it question about religious or secular education, is viewed from most JW congregants, as something that is in opposition to God, His Word - Bible, and in fact it is product of corrupted World which is run by devil.  
      For this and some other reasons, WT publications giving advice to members not to go to University to get "higher education". Instead, they say, it is enough to finish Elementary school or some Higher school to be able to get some job that will provide you basic material status.
      What "flock" need is possible to get, to find through religious educational program provide by WT Society through congregational meetings, courses, some additional  programs for specific groups inside organization (pioneers, elders, missionaries, etc.) One specific instrument for education  is Gilead School.
      JW members and leaders are very proud of fact how God provide them best education through Bible and Organization. And how they not need any Credentials or Diploma to be able to prove how they have sufficient knowledge, expertise and ability for handle with Bible and to educate other people about God. Who need peace of paper as proof you have qualification to work in such spiritual field?
      Jworg web site:
       Application was made to the U.S. government for foreign students to be admitted under non immigration student visa provisions. In response, the U.S. Office of Education gave recognition to Gilead School as offering education comparable to professional colleges and educational institutions. Thus, since 1953, U.S. consuls throughout the world have had the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead on their list of approved educational institutions. As of April 30, 1954, this school appeared in the publication entitled “Educational Institutions Approved by the Attorney General.” - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1101993032#h=131
      WT Society say how "worldly education" is of no worth for future life in Paradise, even more, it is inspired by devil and can corrupt JW young members, WHY this same WT Society had need to be RECOGNIZED by Educational worldly system, about whom they speaking so bad? For JW students who need visa for US to be able to come to Gilead School. This is technical reason. And Gilead School, by this action, found itself on worldly list with all other undesirable institutions who "spiritually corrupting people". 
      Do Gilead School students get some "credentials or diploma" in shape of paper after they successfully finished program? Because they "graduate class".
    • By The Librarian
      List of Watch Tower Publications by Purpose
      In addition to including them on the pages for the individual year we also have a list of just the...
       
      Starting in early 2016 this list will stop all future additions. Future publications will be posted on the forum. Use the search bar above or these smaller links to internal tags
      2019 C.E.
      2018 C.E.
      2017 C.E.

      2016 C.E.
      (Click on the year above to expand)

      2015 C.E.

      2014 C.E.

      2013 C.E.

      2012 C.E.

      2011 C.E.

      2010 C.E.

      2009 C.E.

      2008 C.E.

      2007 C.E.

      2006 C.E.
       
      2005 C.E.

      2004 C.E.

      2003 C.E. 
      “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you” (Jas 4:8)
      yb03-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb-03E * Yearbook
      ca03 * Calendar
      km * Our Kingdom Ministry's
      gl * “See the Good Land”
      Young People Ask - How Can I Make Real Friends (DVD)
      lr * Learn From the Great Teacher
      Theocratic Ministry School Schedule
      Branch Organization Manual (updated 2003) of Jehovah's Witnesses
      2003 Talks

      The Girl with the Purple Triangle - Non WT Publication (historically references JW's however)

      2002 C.E.
      “Come to me, ... and I will refresh you” (Mt 11:28)
      "Zealous Kingdom Proclaimers " District Convention
      yb02-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb-02E * Yearbook
      ca02 * Calendar
      km * Our Kingdom Ministry's
      Theocratic Ministry School Schedule
      cl * Draw Close to Jehovah
      ed * Jehovah’s Witnesses and Education (revised)
      A Satisfying Life How to Attain It
      All Scripture -- Authentic and Beneficial (for use in Ministry School)
      Youths-What Will You Do With Your Life?
      ol * The Road to Everlasting Life - Have You Found It?
      wt * Worship the Only True God
      Field Service Report
      Transfusion-Alternative Health Care—Meeting Patient Needs and Rights
      Parents, Protect Your Children (2002 Public Service Announcement) (video)
      Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses - Vow of Poverty and Obedience

      Historical:
      Watchtower Society vs. Village of Stratton - United States Supreme court case
      NBC news video slams WT over child abuse

      2001 C.E.
      “Stand complete and with firm conviction in all the will of God” (Col 4:12)
      "Teachers of God's Word " District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canada
      yb01-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb-01E * Yearbook
      ca01 * Calendar
      km * Our Kingdom Ministry's
      Theocratic Ministry School Schedule
      be * Benefit From Theocratic Ministry School Education
      dg * Does God Really Care About Us? (revision of the 1992 original)
      ip-2 * Isaiah’s Prophecy - Light for All Mankind II
      la * A Satisfying Life - How to Attain It
      Do You Have an Immortal Spirit?
      Faithful Under Trials -- Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet Union
      No Blood -- Medicine Meets the Challenge
      Our Whole Association of Brothers - DVD
      The New World Society in Action (Video Re-release from the 1950's)
      Transfusion-Alternative Health Care -- Meeting Patient Needs and Rights
      Would You Like to Know More About the Bible? (Tract)
      Medical Directive md-E 6-01 (Blood Card) US Version for JW's
      Who is Like Jehovah Our God? - Audio Talk by Stephen Lett
      Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York requests official disassociation as an NGO from the United Nations
      2000 C.E.
      “We are not the sort that shrink back ... but the sort that have faith” (Heb 10:39)
      "Doers of God's Word " District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canada
      yb00-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses 
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb-00E * Yearbook
      ca00 * Calendar
      km * Our Kingdom Ministry's
      Theocratic Ministry School Schedule
      gf * You Can Be God’s Friend!
      ip-1 * Isaiah’s Prophecy - Light for All Mankind I
      jt * Jehovah’s Witnesses - Who Are They? - What Do They Believe?
      we * When Someone You Love Dies
      Charitable Planning to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (2000, revised 2004) (new version needed.)
      Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective (2000)

      1999 C.E.
      “Look! Now is the day of salvation” (2Co 6:2)
      "God's Prophetic Word " District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canada
      yb99-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb99 * Yearbook
      dp * Pay Attention to Daniel’s Prophecy!
      No. 24—Jesus Christ—Who Is He?—1999- Tract
      Young People Ask - How Can I Make Real Friends - Video
      1999, 2003 - Purple Triangles - Brochure

      1998 C.E.
      “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved” (Ro 10:13)
      "God's Way of Life" District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canada. [5,888,650 publishers with 233 countries reporting in 1997, 3.6% increase over the 1996 service year, 87,644 congregations.] see w98 2/15 pgs. 30-1, also see w99 1/1 pgs. 12-15.
      yb98-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb98 * Yearbook
      ct * Is There a Creator Who Cares About You?

      gu * The Guidance of God - Our Way to Paradise (for Muslims)

      ie * What Happens to Us When We Die?
      Study Guide for the Documentary Video "Jehovah’s Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault"
      Key Facts about the Kingdom Hall Assistance Program

      1997 C.E.
      “Teach me to do your will” (Ps 143:10)
      "Faith in God's Word" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [5,167,258 publishers with 233 countries reporting in 1996, 4.4% increase over the 1995 service year, 81,908 congregations.] see w97 vol., pgs. 18-21.
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      yb97-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      ba * A Book for All People
      How to Start and Continue Bible Discussions (Persian/Gujarti)
      Noah * He Walked With God [DVD]
      Questions re; Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (USA-California) for JW's
      Apply Yourself to Reading and Writing
      JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES STAND FIRM AGAINST NAZI ASSAULT
      Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Study Guide
      The Bible - It's Power In Your Life - Video
      District Convention Operations, for Convention Committee members
      Preparing for a Child Custody Case Involving Religious Issues
      1997_Mott-Trille_v_Steed_decision_to_disbar.pdf

      1996 C.E.
      “Become doers of the word” (Jas 1:22)
      "Messengers of Godly Peace" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,950,344 publishers with 232 countries reporting in 1995, 5% increase over the 1994 service year, 78,620 congregations.] see w96 vol., pgs. 12-15.
      yb96-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      fy * The Secret of Family Happiness
      pc95 * Lasting Peace and Happiness - How to Find Them
      Jehovah's Witnesses What You Need to Know
      rq * What Does God Require of Us?
      Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault 
      Purple Triangles
      Fear Not! - Nazi Persecution (Not a WT Film however it deals with JW's)

      1995 C.E.
      “Be harmoniously joined together in love” (Col 2:2)
      "Joyful Praisers" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,695,111 publishers with 232 countries reporting in 1994, 5% increase over the 1993 service year, 75,573 congregations.] see w95 vol., pgs. 12-15.
      y95-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      Who Are Jehovah's Witnesses?
      kl * Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting Life
      Family Care and Medical Management for Jehovah's Witnesses (abbreviated)
      Hellfire * Is It Part of Divine Justice?
      In Search of a Father (for Buddhists)
      Lasting Peace and Happiness--How to Find Them (English version)
      Planned Giving to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (mainly for JWs)
      To the Ends of the Earth
      United by Divine Teaching
      ed * Jehovah's Witnesses and Education (revised 2002), intended for educators (covers)

      Non-WT Publication from the same year:
      1995_Frank_Mott_Trille_v._Steed.pdf

      1994 C.E. “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart” (Pr 3:5)
      "Godly Fear" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,483,900 publishers with 231 countries reporting in 1993, 4.5% increase over the 1992 service year, 73,070 congregations.] see w94 vol., pgs. 12-15.
      yb94-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      we * When Someone You Love Dies
      Does Fate Rule Our Lives? Or Does God Hold Us Responsible?
      The Bible -- Mankind's Oldest Modern Book
      The Greatest Name (for Muslims)
      Planned Giving to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (1994)
      Earth All-Over Jehovah's Witnesses Unity Obey What God Want - Edition for the Deaf
      The Louvre Museum - Bible in Hand Tour
      Sing Praises to Jehovah

      1993 C.E.
      “Instruct me, O Jehovah ... Unify my heart to fear your name” (Ps 86:11)
      "Divine Teaching" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,289,737 publishers with 229 countries reporting in 1992, 5.3% increase over the 1991 service year, 69,558 congregations.] see w93 vol., pgs. 12-15.
      yb93-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      bp * The Government That Will Bring Paradise
      jv * Jehovah’s Witnesses - Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom
      pr * What Is the Purpose of Life? How Can You Find It?
      wj * Why Should We Worship God in Love and Truth? (for Hindus)
      The Bible -- Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy - Video
      School and Jehovah's Witnesses

      1992 C.E

      1991 C.E.
      "Let anyone hearing say: 'Come!'" —Rev. 22:17
      "Lovers of Freedom" District Conventions held in the United States,Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [3,846,311 publishers with 212 countries reporting in 1990, 6.1% increase over the 1989 service year, 63,016 congregations.] see w91 vol., pgs. 18-21.
      yb91-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      gt * The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived
      sp * Spirits of the Dead - Can They Help You or Harm You? Do They Really Exist? (see also 2005 version above)
      ks-91E * "Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock"
      The Human Factor - Purple Triangles (Not a WT production however it deals with JW history)
      1991 - Total JW-US Supreme Court Cases
      Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York joins the United Nations as an NGO until 2001 for access to it's Library and information.
      1990 C.E.
       
      1989 C.E. “Fear God and give him glory.”—Rev. 14:7.
      "Godly Devotion" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Argentina, El Salvador, Italy, and Poland. [3,430,926 publishers with 212 countries reporting in 1988, 6.0% increase over the 1987 service year, 57,670 congregations.] see w89 vol., pgs. 4-7.
      yb89-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake! Jan 1st issue revision
      br78 * Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Twentieth Century
      gm * The Bible - God's Word or Man's?
      om * Organized to Accomplish Our Ministry
      pe * You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth
      rs * Reasoning From the Scriptures
      ti * Should You Believe in the Trinity?
      yp * Questions Young People Ask - Answers That Work

      1988 C.E.

      1987 C.E.
      “As for me and my household, we shall serve Jehovah.” —Joshua 24:15
      "Trust in Jehovah" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Belize, Germany, Liberia, and Papua New Guinea. [3,063,289 publishers with 208 countries reporting in 1986, 6.9% increase over the 1985 service year, 52,177 congregations.] see w87 vol., pgs. 10-13.
      Talks from 1987
      yb87-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake! (four-color edition, January 8, 1987)
      No. 15—Life in a Peaceful New World—1987, revised 1992 - Tract
      No. 13--Why You Can Trust the Bible - Tract
      No. 16—What Hope for Dead Loved Ones?—1987- Tract
      Direct and Cross Examination Questions in Child Custody Cases (1987)

      1986 C.E.
      “Go . . . declare abroad the kingdom of God.”—Luke 9:60.
      "Divine Peace" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Austria, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, Panama, Vanuatu, and Zambia. [2,865,183 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1985, 6.9% increase over the 1984 service year, 49,716 congregations.] see w86 vol., pgs. 20-25.
      yb86-E * Yearbook of Jehovah''s Witnesses
      Examining the Scriptures Daily
      Beginning in 1986, Examining the Scriptures Daily was published as a separate booklet instead of as the last 128 pages of the Yearbook.
      w-E * //The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom// (four-color edition, January 1, 1986)
      April 1st edition
      g-E * Awake!
      je * Jehovah’s Witnesses - Unitedly Doing God’s Will Worldwide
      Lmn * “Look! I Am Making All Things New” (Brochure)
      tp * True Peace and Security - How Can You Find It?
      vi * Victory Over Death - Is It Possible for You? - intended for Hindus
      ws * Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace”
      Rwanda Persecutes Christians

      1985 C.E.
      “Fully accomplish your ministry.”—2 Tim. 4:5.
      "Integrity Keepers" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Argentina, Columbia, Germany, Haiti, Kenya, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil, Greece, and Poland. [2,842,531 publishers with 203 countries reporting in 1984, 7.1% increase over the 1983 service year, 47,869 congregations.] see w85 vol., pgs. 20-25.
      yb85-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      bp * The Government That Will Bring Paradise
      rs * Reasoning From the Scriptures
      ce * Life - How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?
      int * The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures revision of the 1969 version
      Convention Reports
      Missionary Counsel Booklet
      You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth (reduced size)
      1985 Talks
      Decision - Talk by Frederick W. Franz
      Weekend Miracle - Non WTBTS Publication report on 2 Day Kingdom Halls

      1984 C.E.
      “Speak the word of God fearlessly.”—Phil. 1:14.
      "Kingdom Increase" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, India, and South Africa. [2,652,323 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1983, 6.8% increase over the 1982 service year, 46,235 congregations.] see w84 vol., pgs. 20-23.
      yb84-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      Calendar of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      na * The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever
      bi12 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures 
      Rbi8 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - With References (Large print edition)
      su * Survival Into a New Earth
      Centennial of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (brochure / program)
      Sing Praises to Jehovah - 1984
      1984 District Convention Postcard

      1983 C.E.
      “Clothe yourselves with love . . . a perfect bond of union.”—Col. 3:14.
      "Kingdom Unity" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. [2,342,634 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1982, 4.2% increase over the 1981 service year, 44,953 congregations.] see w83 vol., pgs. 18-21.
      Calendar of Jehovah’s Witnesses, annually since 1983
      yb83-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (large-print edition, 1983)
      g-E * Awake!
      ku * From Kurukshetra to Armageddon - And Your Survival - intended for Hindus
      sc * In Search of a Father - intended for Buddhists
      sj * School and Jehovah’s Witnesses
      om * Organized to Accomplish Our Ministry
      uw * United in Worship of the Only True God
      Good News for All Nations
      District Convention Postcard
      Talks (in the older wiki)
      Talks from 1983

      1982 C.E.
      1981 C.E.
      “Your loyal ones will bless you. About the glory of your kingship they will talk.”—Ps. 145:10, 11.
      "Kingdom Loyalty" District Conventions held in the United States, and Madeira. [2,175,403 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1980, 3.7% increase over the 1979 service year, 43,181 congregations.] see w81 vol., pgs. 26-29.
      yb81-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      bi12-81 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1981 revision)
      kc * “Let Your Kingdom Come”
      tr * The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life - Revised - original was in 1968
      1980 C.E.

      1979 C.E.
      “My Father is glorified in this, that you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples.”—John 15:8.
      "Living Hope" District Conventions held in the United States, El Salvadore, and Liberia. [2,096,698 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1978, -1.4% decrease from the 1977 service year, 42,255 congregations.] see w79 vol., pgs. 18-21.
      yb-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      bw * Choosing the Best Way of Life
      cj * Commentary on the Letter of James
      br78 * Jehovah's Witnesses in the Twentieth Century (revised edition)
      Study Questions for the book Is This Life All There Is?
      Study Report (Form)

      1978 C.E.
      “They will not prevail against you, for ‘I [Jehovah] am with you . . . to deliver you.’”—Jer. 1:19.
      "Victorious Faith" International Conventions held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Central America, South America, Caribbean Islands, Northern Europe, Central and Western Europe, Southern Europe, Asia-Orient, Hawaii, South Pacific, and Africa. [2,117,194 publishers with 216 countries reporting in 1977, -1.0% decrease from the 1976 service year, 41,635 congregations.] see w78 vol., pgs. 24-27.
      1978 Talks
      yb78-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      my * My Book of Bible Stories
      fl * Making Your Family Life Happy
      us * Unseen Spirits - Do They Help Us? Or Do They Harm Us? - intended for spiritists or tribal religions
      Unseen Spirits - Do They Help Us Or Do They Harm Us? 1978
      Jehovah's Witnesses in the Twentieth Century

      1977 C.E.
      “You have need of endurance, in order that . . . you may receive the fulfillment of the promise.”—Heb. 10:36.
      "Joyful Workers" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, El Salvador, Mali, Peru, and the Solomon Islands. [2,138,537 publishers with 210 countries reporting in 1976, 3.7% increase over the 1975 service year, 40,155 congregations.] see w77 vol., pgs. 20-23
      yb77-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      bq * Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Question of Blood
      go * Our Incoming World Government - God’s Kingdom
      lp * Life Does Have a Purpose
      Blood Transfusion-Why Not for Jehovah's Witnesses?
      Bible Topics for Discussion, included in reduced format as a NWT appendix from 1981
      "Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock" (elder's manual)
      Talks

      1976 C.E.
      “Awaiting these things, do your utmost to be found finally by him spotless and unblemished and in peace.”—2 Pet. 3:14.

      In 1976, the Governing Body was organized into six committees to supervise the Kingdom work around the world.
      "Sacred Service" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, Crete, El Salvador, Greece, and Spain. [2,062,449 publishers with 210 countries reporting in 1975, 9.7% increase over the 1974 service year, 38,256 congregations.] see w76 vol., pgs. 20-23.
      yb76-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * The Watchtower
      g-E * Awake!
      gh * Good News - To Make You Happy
      hs * Holy Spirit - The Force Behind the Coming New Order!
      yy * Your Youth - Getting the Best out of It

      1975 C.E.

      1974 C.E.

      1973 C.E.
      “But we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.”—Mic. 4:5.
      "Divine Victory" International Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Middle and South America, the South Pacific, and Africa. [1,596,442 publishers with 208 countries reporting in 1972, 5.7% increase over the 1971 service year, 28,407 congregations.] see w73 vol., pgs. 24-27.
      yb73-E Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * Watchtower
      g-E * Awake
      cn * Comprehensive Concordance
      dy * Divine Victory - Its Meaning for Distressed Humanity
      ka * God’s Kingdom of a Thousand Years Has Approached
      tp73 * True Peace and Security - From What Source?
      Release from Liability (Blood Form used by JW's)
      Jehovah's Witnesses Alternatives to Blood Transfusions 1973 - pediatrics version

      non-Watchtower Publications from this year:
      Watchtower Top Doctor on Blood

      1972 C.E.
      “Say among the nations: ‘Jehovah himself has become king.’”—Ps. 96:10.
      "Divine Rulership" Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, and Greenland. [1,510,245 publishers with 207 countries reporting in 1971, 9.1% increase over the 1970 service year, 27,154 congregations.] see w72 vol., pgs. 22-25.
      In 1972, congregation oversight was assigned to a body of elders instead of to one congregation overseer. All qualified men were encouraged to reach out to share in ‘shepherding the flock of God under their care.’ (1 Pet. 5:2)
      yb72-E Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * Watchtower
      g-E * Awake
      dn * Divine Rulership - The Only Hope of All Mankind
      or * Organization for Kingdom Preaching and Disciple Making
      pm * Paradise Restored to Mankind - By Theocracy!
      Kingdom Ministry School Course
      The Bible in Living English - by Steven Byington

      1971 C.E.
      1970 C.E.
      “Go therefore and make disciples . . . baptizing them.”—Matt. 28:19.
      "Men of Goodwill" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Brazil, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, and Senegal. [1,256,784 publishers with 203 countries reporting in 1969, 8.7% increase over the 1968 service year, 25,694 congregations.] see w70 vol., pgs. 22-25.
      yb70E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      w-E * Watchtower
      g-E * Awake
      bi12-70 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1970 revision)
      sv * Saving the Human Race - In the Kingdom Way

      1969 C.E.
      “Lift your heads up, because your deliverance is getting near.” - Luke 21:28
      "Peace on Earth" International Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, England, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Burma, Nigeria, El Salvador, Liberia, and Mexico. [1,155,826 publishers with 200 countries reporting in 1968, 5.6% increase over the 1967 service year, 25,409 congregations.] see w69 vol., pgs. 22-25.
      Letter regarding expansion in Brooklyn, New York
      w-E * Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link #2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      Our Kingdom Ministry
      fm * “Then Is Finished the Mystery of God”
      Questions on the Book "Then Is Finished the Mystery of God"
      int69 * The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures
      is * Is the Bible Really the Word of God?
      Study Questions for the Book Is the Bible Really the Word of God?
      Aid to Bible Understanding (A-Exodus)
      1969 Watchtower HQ Letter to the Mexico Branch regarding the Military Reserves (needs it's own page)
      1969 Convention Reports

      1968 C.E.
      “Also, in all the nations the good news has to be preached first.” - Mark 13:10
      "Good News for All Nations" District Assemblies held in United States, Canada, British Isles, El Salvador, and Zambia. [1,094,280 publishers with 197 countries reporting in 1967, 3.4% increase over the 1966 service year, 25,206 congregations.] see w68 vol., pgs. 24-27.
      w-E * Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      Letter to All Congregations Regarding the Assassination of Robert "Bobby" Kennedy
      rl * Man’s Rule About to Give Way to God’s Rule
      tr * The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life
      Do You Believe in Evolution or the Bible?
      Would You Like to Understand the Bible?

      BBC Interview with London Bethel Representative Phillip Reese regarding 1975

      1967 C.E.
      "Here I am! Send me.” - Isaiah 6:8
      "Disciple Making" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Israel, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and Zambia. [1,058, 675 publishers with 199 countries reporting in 1966, 2.4% increase over the 1965 service year, 24,910 congregations.] see w67 vol., pgs. 24-27.
      1967 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      ev * Did Man Get Here by Evolution or by Creation?
      qm * Qualified to Be Ministers (Revised edition from 1955)
      Learn to Read and Write
      rn - Rescuing a Great Crowd of Mankind out of Armageddon
      yl - “Your Word Is a Lamp to My Foot”

      1966 C.E. 

      1965 C.E.
      “Do not become fearful of those who kill the body.” Matt 10:2
      "Word of Truth" Assemblies heldin the United States, Canada, Belgium, Fiji, Ireland, and Norway. [1,001,870 publishers with 194 countries reporting in 1964, 4.7% increase over the 1963 service year, 23,483 congregations.] see w65 vol., pgs. 22-25.
      1965 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      gn * “This Good News of the Kingdom” (Revised edition)
      gv * World Government on the Shoulder of the Prince of Peace
      im * “Things in Which It Is Impossible for God to Lie”
      ms * “Make Sure of All Things; Hold Fast to What Is Fine”
      Branch Office Procedure of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (revised)

      1964 C.E.
      “Filled with the holy spirit and ... speaking the word of God with boldness.” - Acts 4:31
      "Fruitage of the Spirit" Assemblies held throughout the United States & Canada, also in El Salvador, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Solomon Islands. [956,648 publishers with 194 countries reporting in 1963, 3.9% increase over the 1962 service year, 22,761 congregations.] see w64 vol., pgs. 24-27.
      1964 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      pw * “Peace Among Men of Good Will” or Armageddon - Which?
      Life in God's New Order

      1963 C.E.
      “Now we are not the sort that shrink back to destruction, but the sort that have faith to the preserving alive of the soul.”—Heb. 10:39
      1963 "Everlasting Good News" International Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses - includes color video of Highlights produced by WTBTS - held in a world tour 24-cities. [920,920 publishers with 189 countries reporting in 1962, 4.1% increase over the 1961 service year, 22,166 congregations.] see w63 vol., pgs. 24-27.
      mg63 * Report on “Everlasting Good News” Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      1963 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      si * “All Scripture Is Inspired of God and Beneficial” (1963, revised 1983, 1990)
      bf * “Babylon the Great Has Fallen!” God’s Kingdom Rules!
      bi8-63 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Large print edition)
      ln * Living in Hope of a Righteous New World
      wg * When God Is King Over All the Earth

      Under the date of April 11th., at Vatican City, Pope John XXIII published his encyclical entitled "Pacem in Terris" and in it he praised the United Nations Organization. He died on June 3rd., after receiving many blood transfusions in May. See bf pg. 544 par. 5 - pg. 545 par. 1.

      1962 C.E.
      “Be courageous and let your heart be strong. Yes, hope in Jehovah,” (Ps. 27:14)
      "Courageous Ministers" District Assemblies held in the United States of America, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, El Salvador, and India. [884,587 publishers with 185 countries reporting in 1961, 3.9% increase over the 1960 service year, 21,557 congregations.] see w62 vol., pgs. 22-25.
      1962 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      tc * Take Courage - God’s Kingdom Is at Hand!
      wr * “The Word” - Who Is He? According to John

      In Vatican City the second ecumenical Vatican Council is opened by Pope John XXIII, with many non-Roman Catholic delegate observers present, on Oct. 11th. But on Dec. 8th., Pope John XXIII adjourned the council until Sept. 8th., 1963.

      1961 C.E.
      1960 C.E.
      “Seek peace and pursue it. For Jehovah’s eyes are upon the righteous.” (1 Peter 3:11, 12)
      "Peace-Pursuing" District Assemblies held in the United States of America, American Samoa, and the Philippines. [803,482 publishers with 175 countries reporting in 1959, 12% increase over the 1958 service year, 19,982 congregations.] see w60 vol., pgs. 20-22.
      1960 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3
      yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses
      bi6 * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures V; Ezekiel – Malachi
      sw * Security During “War of the Great Day of God the Almighty”
      Kingdom Ministry School Course (See 1966 version until we get this one)
      Jehovah's Witnesses and Blood Transfusion - The Facts

      1959 C.E.

      1958 C.E.

      1957 C.E. 
      “From day to day tell the good news of salvation by him,” Ps. 96.2
      "Life-Giving Wisdom" District Assemblies held in the United States of America, Far East, Italy, Japan, Liberia, and Taiwan. [591,556 publishers with 162 countries reporting in 1956, 3.6% increase over the 1955 service year, 16,240 congregations.] see w57 vol., pgs. 24-26.
      1957 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3
      yb-57E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses 
      Faith on the March - by A.H. Macmillan (Technically NOT a WT Publication - yet authorized by N.H. Knorr)
      bi-ps * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures III: Job – Song of Solom
      hn * Healing of the Nations Has Drawn Near

      1956 C.E.
      “Prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.” (Malachi 3:10 AS)
      District Assemblies held in the United States of America, Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Far East, Fiji, India (3),Japan, Philippines, Taiwan. [570,694 publishers with 158 countries reporting in 1955, 8.5% increase over the 1954 service year, 16,044 congregations.] see w56 vol., pgs. 24-26
      1956 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake
      yb-56E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      Manual of Theocratic News Service Information

      1955 C.E.

      1954 C.E.

      1953 C.E.
      “Worship Jehovah in holy array” (Ps 29:2, AS)
      At the "New World Society International Assembly" held in the Yankee Stadium in New York, N.Y., U.S.A., the first in a series of five volumes of the New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures is released to a crowd of 132,811 attendees on July 22nd. this series was completed in 1960. [426,704 publishers with 127 countries reporting in 1952, 11% increase over the 1951 service year, 13,942 congregations.] see w53 vol., pgs. 16 & 17.
      1953 "New World" Assembly Report
      1953 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3
      yb-53E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses 
      INFORMANT
      aa * After Armageddon - God’s New World
      bi4 * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures I: Genesis – Ruth
      bn * Basis for Belief in a New World
      Make Sure Of All Things - 1953
      Do You Believe in Evolution or Creation?
      Man's Only Hope for Peace
      New Heavens and a New Earth
      Procedure of Jehovah's Witnesses under Selective Service-Hayden C. Covington
      Report of New World Society Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses
      The Sign of Christ's Presence
      This Good News of the Kingdom
      Unassigned Territory in the United States
      Which Is the Right Religion?
      Working Together in Unity
      1953 Photos

      1952 C.E.
      “Say to the prisoners, Go forth.”—Isa. 49:9.
      "Press on to Maturity" District Assemblies held in select cities and countries. [394,694 publishers with 120 countries reporting in 1951, 17% increase over the 1950 service year, 13,470 congregations.] see w52 vol., pgs. 16 & 17.
      1952 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb-52E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      gw * God’s Way Is Love
      lg * “Let God Be True” (Revised edition April 1,1952 second edition, 1er.1946)
      Dwelling Together in Unity
      Hope for the Dead
      How Valuable Is the Bible?
      Life in a New World
      The Trinity, Divine Mystery or Pagan Myth?

      1951 C.E.
      “Praise Jah, you people, because Jehovah our God, the Almighty, has begun to rule as king.” (Rev. 19:6, NW)
      "Clean Worship" International Assemblies held in the United States of America, Australia, France, Far East (Japan), Italy, Germany, Norway, Philipines, and Puerto Rico. [328,572 publishers with 116 countries reporting in 1950, 18% increase over the 1949 service year, 13,238 congregations.] see w51 vol., pgs. 16 & 17.
      1951 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb-51E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      wc * Will Religion Meet the World Crisis?
      Awake from Sleep! T04
      Hell-Fire-Bible Truth or Pagan Scare?
      Jehovah's Witnesses Communists or Christians?
      Report of the Clean Worship Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses
      What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe?
      1950 C.E.
      “Preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2)
      At the "Theocracy's Increase International Assembly" in Yankee Stadium, New York, N.Y. U.S.A., the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures is released to a crowd of 82,075 attendees on August 2nd (the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is released in six volumes, from 1950 to 1960, beginning with the Christian Greek Scriptures). See w 97 10/15 pgs. 8-12.
      w-E * The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (format change, August 15, 1950)
      1950 Watchtower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb-50E * Yearbook WBTS
      Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News
      INFORMANT
      bi7 * New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures
      el * “This Means Everlasting Life” or el * This Means Everlasting Life
      ew * Evolution Versus the New World
      lf50 * Can You Live Forever in Happiness on Earth?
      Report of the Theocracy's Increase Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses
      Songs to Jehovah’s Praise
      1950 Photos
      # Baptized in 1950

      1949 C.E. 
      “I . . . will yet praise thee more and more. (Ps. 71:14)
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      g-E * Awake
      yb-49E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      ko * The Kingdom Hope of All Mankind

      1948 C.E.
      “I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.” (Ps. 57:9, A.S.V.)
      World Council of Churches is formally organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in its first World Assembly, August 22nd-September 5th.
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      g- * Awake / Link # 2
      yb-48E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      pg * Permanent Governor of All Nations
      The Watchtower Story

      1947 C.E.
      “Oh praise Jehovah, all ye nations”. (Ps. 117:1, Am. Stan. Ver.)
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      g-E * Awake / Link # 2
      yb-47E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      1947 The Joy Of All The People
      1947 Photos
       
      1946 C.E.

      1945 C.E.
      “Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, Am. Stan. Ver.)
      [October], THE UNITED NATIONS organization is ratified and goes into effect, the LEAGUE OF NATIONS is dissolved on January 10, 1946, when the first General Assembly of the United Nations opened in London, England [symbolic scarlet-colored beast out of the abyss], "the disgusting thing that causes desolation," (Daniel 11:31) since the collapse of the Nazi-Fascist powers at the end of WW II, there has been a rivalry between the superpowers, one representing the KING OF THE NORTH, dominating a socilistic bloc of nations, and the other representing the KING OF THE SOUTH, dominating a largely capitalistic bloc of nations. (Daniel 11:37, 38) See w 97 7/1 pgs. 10-25, also yw pgs. 220-63, also re pgs. 186-98.
      w-E * Watchtower (link # 2)
      g-E * Consolation 
      yb-45E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT (5Mo)
      1945 Informant
      dr * The “Commander to the Peoples”
      mk * ‘The Meek Inherit the Earth’
      ta * Theocratic Aid to Kingdom Publishers
      Organization Instructions for the Kingdom Publisher
      Theocratic Aid to Kingdom Publishers
      1945 - Charter of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

      1944 C.E.
      “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God.” (Psalm 143:10)
      At the "United Announcer's Theocratic Assembly" in Buffalo, New York U.S.A., the Watch Tower edition of the American Standard Version Bible, from the Society's own presses is released on August 10th.
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower (Link # 3)
      g-E * Consolation
      yb-44E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      INFORMANT
      ge * The Coming World Regeneration
      ki * “The Kingdom Is at Hand”
      The Kingdom Is at Hand Study Questions
      ni * “The Kingdom of God Is Nigh”
      ow * One World, One Government
      rw * Religion Reaps the Whirlwind
      Kingdom Service Song Book
      Public Meeting Campaign
      Report of the United Announcers' Theocratic Assembly

      1943 C.E.

      1942 C.E.
      “Blameless in the day of our Lord” (1 Cor. 1 : ?
      While the world is in the heat of battle during World War II, Jehovah's santuary class held an assembly, with 53-conventions in the United States of America, holding simultaneous sessions from Sept. 18-20. This assembly grew to earth-wide proportions when 80-conventions on 4-continents besides islands joined in having the same program. The president of the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society spoke on the subject "Peace-Can It Last?" He showed that WW II would end, and that the international peace beast would ascend out of the abyss but that it would finally go off into destruction. Edition of the King James Bible, printed on the Watch Tower Society's presses is released. Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire goes before the United States Supreme Court
      w * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower (Link # 3)
      g-E Consolation
      yb-42E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses

      1942 Informant
      INFORMANT (5Mo)
      hp42 * Hope
      pe42 * Peace - Can It Last?
      wl * The New World (J.F. Rutherford)
      Jehovah's Witnesses: Who Are They? What Is Their Work?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Jehovah's Witnesses-Their Position (London)
      King James Version (printed on WTBTS presses)
      Kingdom News No. 02 ("The Finished Mystery and Why Suppressed-Clergymen Take a Hand): - J.F. Rutherford
      Organization Instructions: - J.F. Rutherford
      Report of the New World Theocratic Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses
      The New World Study Questions

      1941 C.E.
      “Salvation unto our God . . . and unto the Lamb” (Rev. 7:10, A.R.V.)
      In May, 17-nations are no longer members of the LEAGUE OF NATIONS [being embroiled in World War II, leading to that organizations collapse in December]. The United States of America becomes the ally of Great Britain in World War II, thus continuing the struggle between the KING OF THE NORTH & the KING OF THE SOUTH as prophesied through Daniel at Daniel 11:1-27. See yw pgs. 220-63, also re pgs. 186-98, also bf pg. 592.
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      yb-41E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      g-E * Consolation
      INFORMANT
      ci * Children (J.F. Rutherford)
      cm * Comfort All That Mourn
      gt41 * God and the State
      to * Theocracy
      Children Study Questions: -J.F. Rutherford
      End of Axis Powers-J.F. Rutherford
      Model Study No. 3: -J.F. Rutherford
      Report of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly:-J.F. Rutherford
      The New World-J.F. Rutherford
      Kingdom News #9
      1941 Watchtower Condemns O.R. Moyle in a Resolution
      Talks from 1941

      1940 C.E. 
      “My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”--Ps. 13:5.
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower (Link #3)
      yb-40E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses
      g-E * Consolation
      INFORMANT
      dm * Conspiracy Against Democracy
      fc40 * Judge Rutherford Uncovers Fifth Column
      rf * Refugees
      rg * Religion (J.F. Rutherford)
      se40 * Satisfied
      Dividing the People - J.F. Rutherford
      End of Nazism: - J.F. Rutherford
      It Must Be Stopped - J.F. Rutherford
      Kingdom News No. 7 
      Kingdom News No. 11 (The People Have a Right to Good News Now): jp 200
      Kingdom News No. 12 (The Last War Wins Peace Eternal)
      Kingdom News No. 13 (Education for Life in the New World)
      Kingdom News No. 14 (Overcoming Fear of What Is Coming on the Earth)
      Law-Abiding - J.F. Rutherford
      The Messenger: - J.F. Rutherford
      1940 Talks
      Minersville School District vs. Gobitis - United States Supreme Court case


      1939 C.E.

      1938 C.E.

      1937 C.E.

      1936 C.E.

      1935 C.E.

      1934 C.E.

      1933 C.E.
      “The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Prov. 18: 10,
      October 14th, On September 8, 1926, Germany had been admitted to the League of Nations, but Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler marched Germany out of the league on October 14, 1933. Boldly he went from one worldly success to another, annexing Austria and then Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia and forming the Axis powers, including faraway Japan. Earlier that year, in July, Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen negotiated in Hitler's behalf a concordat with the Vatican and with Pope Pius XI. See yw pg. 274. J.F. Rutherford would write a Letter to Hitler.
      w-E * Watchtower Link # 2
      g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2
      yb-33E * Yearbook IBSA
      cs-33 * The Crisis (J.F. Rutherford)
      dv * Dividing the People (J.F. Rutherford)
      in * Intolerance (J.F. Rutherford)
      pp * Preparation (J.F. Rutherford)
      sk * Escape to the Kingdom (J.F. Rutherford)
      Instructions for Car Drivers - J.F. Rutherford
      Outline for Transcription Meetings - J.F. Rutherford
      Your Work With Transcription Machines - J.F. Rutherford

      1932 C.E.
      “They shall know that I am Jehovah” Eze 6:10
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      g-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Age
      yb-32E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association 
      af * Hereafter (J.F. Rutherford)
      de * Cause of Death
      gd * Who Is God? (J.F. Rutherford)
      ho * Home and Happiness (J.F. Rutherford)
      ke * Keys of Heaven (J.F. Rutherford)
      lb * Liberty (J.F. Rutherford)
      le32 * Health and Life
      nd * What You Need (J.F. Rutherford)
      nw * Good News
      Bearing Testimony: - J.F. Rutherford
      fw * The Final War - J.F. Rutherford
      The Kingdom, the Hope of the World - J.F. Rutherford (this may be the revised version seen below in 1931?)
      pr32 * Preservation or pr32 * Preservation (J.F. Rutherford)
      tu * What Is Truth? or tu * What Is Thruth (J.F.Rutherford)
      v-2 * Vindication II or v-2 * Vindication - tome II (J.F. Rutherford)
      v-3 * Vindication III or v-3 * Vindication - Tome III (J.F. Rutherford)
      wd * Where Are the Dead? or wd * Where Are The Dead? (J.F. Rutherford)


      1931 C.E.
      “The Lord preserveth all them that love him ; but all the wicked will he destroy.” Ps. 145:20.
      The name "Jehovah's Witnesses" is embraced by adopting a resolution at the International Assembly held in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.
      The Watchtower removed the cross from the cover in 1931. The Watchtower started teaching that the cross was a pagan symbol in 1936.
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      The Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (title and cover change, October 15, 1931)
      g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2
      yb-31E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association or yb-31E * Yearbook IBSAn
      Bethel Home Rules & Regulations
      he * Heaven and Purgatory or he * Heaven and Purgatory (J.F. Rutherford)
      kw * The Kingdom, the Hope of the World (revised) - J.F. Rutherford or kw * The Kingdom - The Hope of the World (J.F. Rutherford)
      v-1 * Vindication I
      A Testimony - J.F. Rutherford
      The Messenger - J.F. Rutherford also included here
      The Messenger Convention Report
      1930 C.E.
      “Sing unto the Lord a new song.” Psalm 96:1
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      g-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Age
      yb-30E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association
      Prophecy (J.F. Rutherford)
      cc * Crimes and Calamities or cc * Crimes and Calamities - The Cause - The Remedy (J.F. Rutherford)
      August 11, the book "Light," in two volumes, is released at Watch Tower headquarters, explaining the Book of Revelation.
      lt-1-30 * Light I or lt-1-30 * Light - Tom e I (J.F. Rutherford)
      lt-2-30 * Light II or lt-2-30 * Light - Tome II (J.F. Rutherford)
      ph30 * Prohibition - League of Nations or ph30 * Prohibition League of Nations - Born God or the Devil - Which? (J.F. Rutherford)
      wp * War or Peace, Which? or wp * War or Peace - Which? (J.F. Rutherford)
      In Rebuttal-To the Honorable Federal Communications Commission, Broadcast Division - J.F. Rutherford
      Information by the Peoples Pulpit Association, To the Honorable Federal Communications Commission, Broadcasting Division:

      1929 C.E.
      (Click above link to expand)

      1928 C.E.
      “Sing forth the honor of his name.” (Psalm 66: 2)
      An International Assembly is held in Detroit, Mich. U.S.A., July 30-Aug. 6. Resolution: "Declaration Against Satan and for Jehovah" is adopted, the final resolution in a series of seven. See re pgs. 172-3.
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower
      g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2
      yb-28E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association
      Bulletin-Special Colporteur Edition: - J.F. Rutherford
      Songs of Praise to Jehovah - J.F. Rutherford
      Special Colporteur Bulletin-Winter Edition: - J.F. Rutherford
      Prosperity Sure (J.F. Rutherford)
      Reconciliation (J.F. Rutherford)
      The Last Days (J.F. Rutherford)
      Government (J.F. Rutherford)
      The Messenger: July, 31, 1928 to August, 6 1928 - J.F. Rutherford also included here

      1927 C.E.
      1926 C.E.
      1925 C.E.
      1924 C.E.

      1923 C.E.
      “We all, with open face beholding as a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3:18
      A General Assembly is held in Los Angeles, CA. U.S.A., in August. Resolution: "Proclamation- A Warning to All Christians" is adopted. See re pgs. 134-5, 140, & 173.
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower / Link # 3
      g-E * Golden Age) g-E * Golden Age 
      Lasting Peace and Happiness--How to Find Them (for Chinese)
      Proclamation-A Warning to All Christians - J.F. Rutherford
      World Distress Why? The Remedy (J.F. Rutherford) IBSA
      The Laodicean Messenger (Bible Educational Institute Chicago, Illinois 3rd ed)

      1922 C.E.
      “Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor 15:57

      Second International Assembly is held at Cedar Point, Ohio U.S.A., Sept. 5-12. Resolution: "Proclamation-A Challenge to World Leaders" is adopted in the first of a series of seven resolutions in successive years. See re pgs. 134, 140, & 173.
      w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower / Link #3
      g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2
      Proclamation-A Challenge to World Leaders - J.F. Rutherford
      The Bible on Our Lord's Return - J.F. Rutherford

      1921 C.E.
       
      1920 C.E.
      “The Lord is my strength and song.”-Psalm 118: 1
      LEAGUE OF NATIONS begins sessions, EIGHTH WORLD POWER. See yw pgs. 104-27.
      w-E * The Watch Tower
      g-E * Golden Age (Awake) or g-E * Golden Age

      1920's IBSA Cards
      The Golden Age ABC - J.F. Rutherford
      Millions Now Living Will Never Die - J.F. Rutherford
      Talking with the Dead

      1919 C.E.
      “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; Lord, and righteousness which is of me, saith the Lord.” Isa 54:17
      [March] J.F. Rutherford, and seven associate officers are exonerated of all charges, Babylon the Great has fallen and releases her captivity of Jehovah's Name People, never to be able to enslave them again. Babylon the Great to be destroyed at Armageddon. Two dead witnesses revived in fulfillment of Revelation 11:11, 12. See re pgs. 169-71 pars. 23-9. First assembly of Bible Students under Watch Tower Society supervision held at Cedar Point, Ohio U.S.A., Sept. 1-8. The Golden Age, [now Awake!] begins publication in October.
      w-E * The Watch Tower / Link # 2
      g-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Age ("every other Wednesday", October 1, 1919 to September 22, 1937) / Link # 3
      The Case of the International Bible Students Association
      'The Facts' - Petition to US President for Executive Clemency
      Calamities-Why Permitted?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Can the Living Talk With the Dead? (Talking With the Dead?) - J.F. Rutherford
      Christian Science: - J.F. Rutherford
      Comforting Words of Life: - J.F. Rutherford
      Demons Infest Earth's Atmosphere: - J.F. Rutherford
      Do You Believe in the Resurrection?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Do You Know?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Earth to Be Filled With Glory: - J.F. Rutherford
      Gathering the Lord's Jewels: - J.F. Rutherford
      Golden Age at the Door: - J.F. Rutherford
      Hope of Immortality: - J.F. Rutherford
      Is the Soul Immortal?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Is There a God?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Joyful Message for the Sin-Sick: - J.F. Rutherford
      Our Responsibility as Christians: - J.F. Rutherford
      Predestination and Election: - J.F. Rutherford
      Spiritism Is Demonism: - J.F. Rutherford
      The Bruising of Satan: - J.F. Rutherford
      The Case of the International Bible Students Association - J.F. Rutherford
      The Dawn of a New Era: - J.F. Rutherford
      The Golden Age ABC - J.F. Rutherford
      The Liberty of the Gospel: - J.F. Rutherford
      The Messenger of Laodicea - J.F. Rutherford
      The Rich Man in Hell: - J.F. Rutherford
      Thieves in Paradise: - J.F. Rutherford
      To Whom the Work Is Entrusted: - J.F. Rutherford
      Weeping All Night: - J.F. Rutherford
      What Is the Soul?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Where Are the Dead?: - J.F. Rutherford
      Why God Permits Evil: - J.F. Rutherford
      The Bible Students Convention Reports (January, 2-5, 1919 - Pittsburgh)
      What Russell Taught by Leslie W. Jones


      1918 C.E.
      “The end of all things is at hand: Be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer; and above all things have fervent love among yourselves. (1 Peter 4:7,8)
      [June] J.F. Rutherford, second president of the Watch Tower Society, along with seven associate officers are sentenced to long prison terms on false charges. Two dead witnesses in fulfillment of Revelation 11:7-10. See re pgs. 167-8 pars. 19-22. On February 24th, the first delivery of the talk "The World Has Ended--Millions Now Living May Never Die" at Los Angeles, CA. convention. See jv pg. 719.
      What happened to the ressurection of the anointed to heaven in 1918?
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower
      Unspoken Sermon
      Berean Studies on The Finished Mystery - J.F. Rutherford
      Kingdom News No. 36: The New Millennium What Does the Future Hold for You?
      The Revelation of Jesus Christ (according to the Sinaitic Text)
      Facts for Shareholders (November 15, 1917 WBTS)
      Judge Rutherford Writes a Letter from Prison

      1917 C.E.
      “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”-Numbers 6:24-26 (Chosen by Brother Russell before his death)
      April 6th United States president Wilson declared a state of war existed with Germany and officially enters with its partner, Britian, in the dual world power alliance of the KINGS OF THE SOUTH fighting against the KINGS OF THE NORTH. See yw pg. 272. 
      Russian clergy hold a General Council of Moscow [Sept.- Oct.] and restore Russian patriarchate abolished by Tzar Peter the Great. Russian revolution, Bolshaviki disestablish the Russian Church as the State Church.
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower
      The Bible Students Monthly (The Fall of Babylon) - J.F. Rutherford
      Studies in the Scriptures - volume VII - The Finished Mystery IBSA -C. Woodward, G. Fisher but attributed to C.T. Russell
      What Pastor Russell Said-Edited by Leslie W. Jones
      Pastor Russell’s Sermons
      Harvest Shiftings
      A Message to the Watchers - LIGHT after DARKNESS (September 1, 1917 C.T.Russell)
      EXPANDED BIBLE COMMENTS 1879-1916 or EXPANDED BIBLE COMMENTS 1879-1916 OLD TESTAMENT
      The Parable of the Penny

      1916 C.E.
      (Motto) “Strong in faith.” Psalm 116
      United States of America becomes the Ally of Great Britian in World War I. [Effectively rescuing the SEVENTH WORLD POWER after Great Britain received the "sword stroke" that could have been fatal, the United States came to the rescue. (Rev. 13:13) See w88 12/15 pgs. 19-20, also see re pgs. 190-2 pars. 13-20. Britain and the United States of America become a dual world power, or KINGS OF THE SOUTH. See yw pgs. 104-27 & 220-63, also bf pg. 592.
      w-E * The Watch Tower 
      Convention "Limited" Release - "Things to Remember" - Transcontinental Special 1913
      Home and Office Rules - C.T. Russell
      Biography of Pastor Charles Taze Russell at the age of 60
      Letter Regarding the Death of Pastor Russell


      1915 C.E.
       
      “Are ye able to drink of My cup?” (Mt 20:20-23)
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower
      IBSA Our Temple Chicago
      A Great Battle in the Ecclesiastical Heavens - J.F.Rutherford
      What Say The Scriptures About Hell - IBSA

      1914 C.E.
      (Click on the year above to expand)

      1913 C.E.
      “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Most High.” Psalm 116:12, 13
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower
      In the Garden of the Lord - C.T. Russell
      Brooklyn Tabernacle (Tract)

      1912 C.E.
      (Unknown)
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtowerw-E * Watch Tower (January 1, 1912 Vol.XXXII n°1)
      Suggestive Hints To New Colporteurs
      Berean Studies on The Battle of Armageddon - C.T. Russell
      Berean Studies on The Time Is at Hand - C.T. Russell
      Berean Studies on Thy Kingdom Come - C.T. Russell
      Debate between C.T.Russell - L.S.White (february, 23-28, 1908 Head at Music - Cincinatti - Ohio)

      1911 C.E.
      (Unknown)
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower
      Souvenir Notes Bible Students’ Convention
      Berean Studies on The Divine Plan of The Ages - C.T. Russell
      Everybody's Paper - C.T. Russell
       
      1910 C.E.
      (Motto) “Love one another as I have loved you”—unto self-sacrifice. (John 15:12)
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower
      Berean Studies on The At-one-ment Between God and Man 1910 edition - C.T. Russell
      Jewish Hopes - C.T. Russell

      1909 C.E.
      My help cometh from the Lord (Ps. 121:2)
      Headquarters of WATCH TOWER SOCIETY is transferred from Pittsburg, PA., U.S.A. to Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A.
      Sweden Branch Office established

      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower The Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (title and cover change, 1909)
      Berean Bible Teachers' Manual
      Berean Questions on Tabernacle Shadows of the Better Sacrifices - C.T. Russell
      Bible Student's Manual - Clayton J. Woodworth
      Peoples Pulpit - C.T. Russell
      Photos:
      Souvenir Notes - Bible Students Conventions 1910
      News-clippings from 1892-1909 from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

      Photos:
      Charles T. Russell in Copenhagen, Denmark with the local Bible Students group


      1908 C.E. 
      (Unknown)
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * The Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Zion’s Glad Songs (needs it's own page)
      The Wonderful Story of God's Love
      No. 80—Are You of the Hopeful or of the Hopeless? Seven Women Desire One Husband. The Millennial Morning Is Dawning! The Ransom Price Paid for Sinners Guarantees a Millennial Age of Restitution
      No. 81—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels. The Hope of Immortality
      No. 82—What Is the Soul?
      No. 83—An Open Letter to a Seventh-Day Adventist

      1907 C.E. 
      “Ye are not of the world, even as I am not of the world,” for “I have chosen you out of the world.” John 17:9, 11, 21
      w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower (needs it's own page)
      Instructor's Guide and Berean Index - C.T. Russell
      Watch Tower Bible (King James Version with Berean Helps) (Bible Students Edition, Berean Bible)
      Daily Heavenly MANNA for the Household of FAITH (Zion's Watch Tower)

      No. 76—Earthquakes in Prophecy. “Tongues of Fire.” “In the Evil Day.” Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit
      No. 77—God’s Unspeakable Gift. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?
      No. 78—Physical Health Promoted by Righteousness
      No. 79—The Lost Key of Knowledge. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?

      1906 C.E. 
      (Motto) “In due time” 1 Tim 2:6 “Be patient therefore, brethren.”
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      No. 72—To Hell and Back! Who Are There. The Great Prison House to be Destroyed. The Oath-Bound Covenant. Selling the Birthright
      No. 73—(Same as No. 57)
      No. 74—Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation
      No. 75—Spiritism Is Demonism!

      1905 C.E.
      “Wisdom is the principal thing: Therefore get wisdom.” Prov 4:7
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Hymns of the Millennial Dawn
      In the Garden of the Lord 1905 (needs it's own page)
      No. 68—Increasing Influence of Spiritism
      No. 69—Study to Show Thyself Approved Unto God. Christendom in Grave Danger. Refrain Thy Voice From Weeping. Hope for the Innumerable Non-Elect
      No. 70—Cheerful Christians. Divine Predestination in Respect to Mankind
      No. 71—(Same as No. 15)
      Mailing Tract - Why God Permits Evil

      1904 C.E.
      Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are reputable; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Php 4:8
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Daily Heavenly Manna for the Household of Faith-Gertrude W. Seibert
      Studies in the Scriptures V The At-one-ment Between God and Man
      Studies in the Scripture - volume VI - The New Creation
      No. 64—Criticisms of Millennial Hopes and Prospects Examined
      No. 65—(Same as No. 11)
      No. 66—(Same as No. 21)
      No. 67—(Dutch translation of No. 21)

      1903 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Debate between C.T.Russell vs Dr.E.L.Eaton (october, 20-25 Carnegie Hall, Allegheny. PA)
      No. 60—Why Are Ye the Last to Welcome Back the King?
      No. 61—Protestants, Awake! (revised)
      No. 62—(Same as No. 12)
      No. 63—Christ’s Death Secured One Probation or Trial for Life Everlasting to Every Man

      1902 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      The Emphatic Diaglott
      No. 56—Epistle to the Hebrews (Yiddish only) (booklet)
      No. 57—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities and Why God Permits Them
      No. 58—(Same as No. 17)
      No. 59—The World’s Hope

      1901 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      No. 52—Food for Thinking Christians—Our Lord’s Return—Its Object, the Restitution of All Things Spoken
      No. 53—The Scriptures Clearly Teach the Old Theology That Death Is the Wages of Sin, and Not Eternal Torment
      No. 54—(Same as No. 14)
      No. 55—(Same as No. 32)
       
      1900 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Zion's Glad Songs - C.T. Russell
      No. 48—What Say the Scriptures About Our Lord’s Return—His Parousia, Apokalupsis and Epiphania (booklet)
      No. 49—Which Is the True Gospel? April
      No. 50—(German translation of No. 49)
      No. 51—Heathendom’s Hope Future, Therefore Wait Thou Upon the Lord

      1899 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Tabernacle Shadows of The "Better Sacrifices"
      Studies in the Scriptures - volume V - AT-ONE-MENT between GOD AND MAN
      Tabernacle Shadows (needs it's own page)
      No. 44—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels
      No. 45—(Same as No. ?
      No. 46—The Good Shepherd and His Two Flocks
      No. 47—(Swedish translation of No. 40)

      1898 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      No. 40—What Is the Soul?
      No. 41—Must We Abandon Hope of a Golden Age?
      No. 42—Crosses True and False. Crucified With Christ
      No. 43—The Bible Versus the Evolution Theory (booklet)

      1897 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Studies in the Scriptures III Thy Kingdom Come
      Studies in the Scriptures - volume IV - The Day of Vengeance
      Moulton Geden Concordance J-20 in Kingdom Interlinear
      No. 36—Awake! Jerusalem, Awake!
      No. 36—(Extra) (French translation of No. 22)
      No. 37—“How Readest Thou?”
      No. 38—The Hope of Immortality
      No. 39—What Say the Scriptures About Spiritualism (Spiritism)? (booklet)

      1896 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Hymns of the Morning (Zion's Glad Songs of the Morning) (Zion's Watch Tower, February 1, 1896) - C.T. Russell
      Joseph B. Rotherham's New Testament, Twelfth Edition Revised-
      Outlines of the Divine Plan of the Ages - C.T. Russell
      No. 32—What Say the Scriptures About Hell? (booklet)
      No. 33—(Dutch translation of No. 1)
      No. 34—(German translation of No. 1)
      No. 35—(Swedish translation of No. 28)
      No. 35—(Extra) (French translation of No. 21)

      1895 C.E.
      Kaiser Wilhelm declared that "the German Empire has become a world empire." He mixed himself in with the Middle East, for four years later, a group of German bankers got from the Turkish sultan a concession for building a railroad across Asiatic Turkey from the Staits of Bosporus, opposite Constantinople, southward to Baghdad in Mesopotamia. Looking to further imperial communications, he said: "Germany's future lies upon the water." The total tonage of his navy became second only to that of Britain. The KING OF THE SOUTH looked on nervously. See Ibidem, pgs. 149, 150, also see yw pg. 269.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (format change, 1895)

      No. 25—The Only Name—A Criticism of Bishop Foster’s New Gospel
      No. 26—(Swedish translation of No. 21)
      No. 27—(Same as No. 14)
      No. 28—Why Are Ye Last to Welcome Back the King?
      No. 29—(Norwegian translation of No. 21)
      No. 30—(German translation of No. 28)
      No. 30—(Extra) Wait Thou Upon the Lord
      No. 31—(Extra) A Helping Hand for Bible Students (Ad for Millennial Dawn and letter of withdrawal)

      1894 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      A Conspiracy Exposed and Harvest Siftings (ZWT extra) - C.T. Russell
      No. 21—Do You Know?
      No. 22—(Same as No. 6)
      No. 23—(German translation of No. 21)
      No. 24—(Same as No. 5)

      1893 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      No. 16—(Same as No. 15 in booklet form)
      No. 17—The Scripture Teaching on Purgatory
      No. 18—Did Christ Die as Man’s Representative, or as His Substitute?
      No. 19—(Norwegian translation of No. 14)
      No. 20—(Swedish translation of No. 14)

      1892 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (semimonthly, 1892)
      No. 11—The Tabernacle Shadows of the “Better Sacrifices” (booklet) (© 1891)
      No. 12—The Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation—Why Evil Was Permitted
      No. 13—(Norwegian translation of No. 1)
      No. 14 - A Dark Cloud and Its Silver Lining
      No. 15-"Thy Word Is Truth"- An Answer to Robert Ingersoll's Charges Against Christianity
      Bible Students Tracts `Thy Word is Truth` 1892

      1891 C.E.
      April 19-25, first convention of Bible Students.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Zion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (format change, 1891)
      Studies in the Scriptures 2: The cleansing of the sanctuary
      Studies in the Scriptures - volume III - Thy Kingdom Come
      No. 8—The Wonderful Story—Illustrated (booklet)
      No. 9—(Swedish translation of No. 1)
      No. 10—A Broad Basis for True Christian Union. Contend Earnestly for the Faith Once Delivered to the Saints
      No. 11-The Tabernacle Shadows of the "Better Sacrifices": 

      1890 C.E.
      1889 C.E. 
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Studies in the Scriptures - volume II - The Times Is At Hand
      (The author of Studies in the Scriptures, Charles Taze Russell, reported that he did not write them "through visions and dreams, nor by God's audible voice," but that he sought "to bring together these long scattered fragments of truth".The first volume was written in 1886. Originally titled The Plan of the Ages as part of a series called Millennial Dawn, it was later renamed The Divine Plan of the Ages. The name of the series was changed to Studies in the Scriptures in 1904 in order to clarify their nature as biblical textbooks.
      The Old Theology (Bible Students' Tracts)
      No. 1—Do the Scriptures Teach That Eternal Torment Is the Wages of Sin?
      No. 2—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities, and Why God Permits Them
      No. 3—Protestants, Awake! The Spirit of the Great Reformation Dying. How Priestcraft Now Operates
      No. 4—Dr. Talmage’s View of the Millennium
      The Minister's Daughter
      Bill Arp Slip

      1888 C.E. 
      The grandson of William I came to the German imperial throne as William II, commonly called Kaiser Wilhelm. Says one authority: "He was a firm believer in the divine right of kings and of kaisers, (Caesars), in particular. On numerous occasions he spoke of himself as 'the instrument of the Lord,' and took such excessive interest in the army, ... but his selfish ambition had no bounds. It is now greatly conceded that almost from the first day of his reign he began to plan for world domination; that he ... resolved that he, William, would show the world that one man could raise himself to the topmost pinnacle and not only rule Germany, but through Germany might rule the civilized earth." See The Encyclopedia Americana, Volume 29, pg. 333b. He declared that he owed his 'awful responsibility toward the Creator alone, wherefrom no man, no minister, no parliment, no people can relieve the sovereign.' See Ibidem volumn 12, pg. 520b., also see yw pg. 266.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower

      1887 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Arp Slip (Arp Tract)
      Songs of Hope For All People by John H. Paton (Not an official WT Publication by quite possibly used back then by the Bible Students)


      1886 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Studies in the Scriptures (six booklets bound) - C.T. Russell
      Studies in the Scriptures - volume I - The Divine Plan Of The Ages
      The first volume was written in 1886. Originally titled The Plan of the Ages as part of a series called Millennial Dawn, it was later renamed The Divine Plan of the Ages. The name of the series was changed to Studies in the Scriptures in 1904 in order to clarify their nature as biblical textbooks.

      1885 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      Uncle Daniel's Bible Class Book - a non WT publication endorsed by Zion's Watch Tower

      1884 C.E.
      Zion's Watch Tower and Tract Society, now the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania, is legally chartered.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower
      New Measures of the Great Pyramid by a New Measurer (a non WT Publication yet used for the Pyramid articles)

      1883 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower

      1882 C.E.
      1881 C.E.
      1880 C.E.
      w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * THE HERALD OF CHRIST PRESENCE-ZION'S WATCH TOWER (text)
      Poems and Hymns of Millennial Dawn
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (August, 1880 Vol.11 N°2 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.355)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (July, 1880 Vol.11 N°1 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.345)
      The Day Dawn 

      1879 C.E.
      C.T. Russell publishes first issue of Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ' Presence.
      Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence (July 1879)
      Early Bible Students Postcards
      Songs of the Bride (1879; 144 hymns expressing the desires and hopes of Christ’s bride)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (June, 1879 Vol.8 N°6 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.329)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (May, 1879 Vol.8 N°5 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.313)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (April, 1879 Vol.8 N°4 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.297)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (March, 1879 Vol.8 N°3 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.281)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (February, 1879 Vol.8 N°2 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.265)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (January, 1879 Vol.8 N°1 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.241)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (complete)
      All Watchtower bound volumes 1879-1949

      1878 C.E.
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (December, 1878 Vol.7 N°6 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.225)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (November, 1878 Vol.7 N°5 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.209)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (October, 1878 Vol.7 N°4 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.193)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (September, 1878 Vol.7 N°3 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.177)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (August, 1878 Vol.7 N°2 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.161)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (July, 1878 Vol.7 N°1 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.145)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (complete)

      1877 C.E.


      1876 C.E.
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (March, 1876 Vol.4 N°2) (scan-see p.129) or w-E * (text - see p.202)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (January, 1876 Vol.4 N°1) (scan-see p.113) or w-E * (text - see p.178)
      Gentile Times-When Do They End? CT Russell 1876

      1875 C.E.
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (December, 1875 Vol.3 N°6) (scan-see p.97) or w-E * (text - see p.156)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (October, 1875 Vol.3 N°5) (scan-see p.84) or w-E * (text - see p.134)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (September, 1875 Vol.3 N°4) (scan-see p.65) or w-E * (text - see p.109)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (August, 1875 Vol.3 N°3) (scan-see p.49) or w-E * (text - see p.80)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (July, 1875 Vol.3 N°2) (scan-see p.33) or w-E * (text - see p.53)
      w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (June, 1875 Vol.3 N°1) (scan-see p.17) or w-E * (text - see p.24)

      1874 C.E.


      1872 C.E.
      Charles Taze Russell and his Father Publish "The Evening Prayer" via their Music Publishing Business


      1871 C.E.
      January 1st, Germanic Empire established, with William I being declared Caesar or Kaiser. Germany assumes role as KING OF THE NORTH. The interest of this KING OF THE NORTH began to clash with those of the modern KING OF THE SOUTH, the Anglo-American dual world power. The Germanic KING OF THE NORTH was the most lively and mighty champion of the former SIXTH WORLD POWER, Rome. When the German Parliment opened in October of 1871, Emperor William I voiced the conviction that "the new German Empire will be a reliable shield for peace." What does history show? See yw pgs. 263 & 265.

      1870 C.E.
      C.T. Russell and a group from Allegheny, Penn. U.S.A. begin a systematic study of the Bible. Italy is established as a kingdom independent from the Vatican.

      1865 C.E.
      'THE WATCH TOWER' - Volume 1 (Actually produced by the Anglican Church - Not WTBTS) However you can see how it influenced the Watch Tower cover of 1879.


      1859 C.E.

      1856 C.E.
      The "Holy Synod" of the Russian Orthodox Church, under pressure from the "people" to gain further Bible knowledge, undertook its own synod translation, doing so with guidelines that were carefully crafted to insure that expressions used would conform to church views. See w97 10/1 pg. 12.
      1850 C.E.
      George Storrs wrote The Watch Tower

      1833 C.E.
      Regency of Greece declares Orthodox Church of Greece to be independent.
      The Gospel Anchor vol 3 editor Henry Grew

      1832 C.E.
      The Gospel Anchor Volume 1 (Not a WT publication...yet later edited by one of the great influences of Pastor Russell)
      The Gospel Anchor vol 2 editor Henry Grew


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      Preparing for a Child Custody Case Involving Religious Issues (1997) Direct and Cross Examination Questions in Child Custody Cases (1987)"Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News" (1950)
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      Suggestions for Workers—Special Bulletin (1929)
      Bulletin-This Kingdom Gospel Must Be Preached (1929)
      Bulletin-Special Colporteur Edition (1928)
      Special Colporteur Bulletin—Winter Edition (1928)
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      Tracts
      Numbered series
      No. 1—What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?—1951 No. 2—Hell-Fire—Bible Truth or Pagan Scare?—1951 No. 3—Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists or Christians?—1951 No. 4—Awake from Sleep!—1951 No. 5—Hope for the Dead—1952 No. 6—The Trinity, Divine Mystery or Pagan Myth?—1952 No. 7—How Valuable Is the Bible?—1952 No. 8—Life in a New World—1952, revised 1964 No. 9—The Sign of Christ’s Presence—1953 No. 10—Man’s Only Hope for Peace—1953 No. 11—Which Is the Right Religion?—1953 No. 12—Do You Believe in Evolution or the Bible?—1953, revised 1968 No. 13—Why You Can Trust the Bible—1987 No. 14—What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?—1987 No. 15—Life in a Peaceful New World—1987, revised 1994 No. 16—What Hope for Dead Loved Ones?—1987 No. 17—A Peaceful New World—Will It Come? (© 1991)—1992 No. 18—Jehovah’s Witnesses—What Do They Believe?—1992 No. 19—Will This World Survive?—1992, revised 2005 No. 20—Comfort for the Depressed—1992, revised 2000 No. 21—Enjoy Family Life—1992, revised 1998 No. 22—Who Really Rules the World?—1992 No. 23—Jehovah—Who Is He?—1998, revised 2001 No. 24—Jesus Christ—Who Is He?—1999 No. 25—Do You Have an Immortal Spirit?—2001 No. 26—Would You Like to Know More About the Bible?—2001 No. 27—All Suffering Soon to End!—2005   No. 37 - Where Can We Find Answers to Life's Big Questions? - August 2014 campaign Tract  Targeted distribution
      How to Find the Road to Paradise (for Muslims)—1990 Jehovah’s Witnesses—A Christian Community (for Muslims) (Arabic)—1992 No. 71—Does Fate Rule Our Lives?—Or Does God Hold Us Responsible? (for Muslims) (Asian languages)—1994, revised 2001 No. 72—The Greatest Name (for Muslims) (Asian languages)—1994, revised 2001 No. 73—Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses? (for Muslims) (Turkish)—1995, revised 2001 No. 74—Hellfire—Is It Part of Divine Justice? (for Muslims) (Indonesian and Turkish)—1995, revised 2001 No. 75—Will Suffering Ever End? (for Buddhists) (Asian languages) (© 1995)—1996 Jehovah’s Witnesses—What You Need to Know (French, Dutch)—1996 No. 76—Jehovah’s Witnesses Reply (Serbian and other languages)—1997 No. 77—How Precious Is Life to You? (for Buddhists) (Mongolian)—1999 People of France, You Are Being Deceived! (French, English)—1999 No. 78—It Could Happen to You! (Russian)—2000 What Is Brewing In France? Could Freedom Regress? (French)—2000 “You Are the Light of the World” (Spanish)—2000 No. 79—You Can Benefit! (Czech) (© 2000)—2001 No. 81—Is Your Life Ruled by Fate? (Chinese) (© 2007) No. 82—You Can Trust the Creator! (for Native Americans) (© 2007) Other
      You Have Been Warned—1936
      Dividing the People—1940
      It Must Be Stopped—1940
      Law-Abiding—1940
      Quebec, You Have Failed Your People!—1946
      Quebec’s Burning Hate for God and Christ and Freedom Is the Shame of All Canada—1946
      Regret and Protest by American Convention-Hosts Over Religious Discrimination Against Visiting Witnesses of Jehovah—1950
      How Has Christendom Failed All Mankind?—1958
      Would You Like to Understand the Bible?—1968
      Rwanda Persecutes Christians—1986
      Religious Persecution in Singapore—1996
      Youths—What Will You Do With Your Life?—2002 Would You Like to Know the Truth?-2008 -  
      Bible Students tracts
      Watch Tower Tracts (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1881
      No. 1—Why Will There Be a Second Advent?
      No. 2—(Title uncertain)
      No. 3—(Title uncertain)
      No. 4—Why Evil Was Permitted
      No. 5—The Narrow Way to Life
      No. 6—Albert Delmont Jones: A Call to "The Marriage Supper of the Lamb." The Hour of God's Judgment, and Consequent Fall of Babylon
      No. 7—Work of Atonement—Tabernacle Types

      The Minister’s Daughter—1882
      Arp Slip (Arp Tract)—1887

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1889
      No. 1—Do the Scriptures Teach That Eternal Torment Is the Wages of Sin?
      No. 2—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities, and Why God Permits Them
      No. 3—Protestants, Awake! The Spirit of the Great Reformation Dying. How Priestcraft Now Operates
      No. 4—Dr. Talmage’s View of the Millennium

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1890
      No. 5—Friendly Hints on Bible Study and Students’ Helps
      No. 6—The Scripture Teaching Concerning the World’s Hope (The Hope of the Groaning Creation)
      No. 7—The Wonderful Story of Wisdom, Love and Grace Divine (The Wonderful Story—The Old, Old Story)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1891
      No. 8—The Wonderful Story—Illustrated (booklet)
      No. 9—(Swedish translation of No. 1)
      No. 10—A Broad Basis for True Christian Union. Contend Earnestly for the Faith Once Delivered to the Saints

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1892
      No. 11—The Tabernacle Shadows of the “Better Sacrifices” (booklet) (© 1891)
      No. 12—The Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation—Why Evil Was Permitted
      No. 13—(Norwegian translation of No. 1)
      No. 14—Bible Study and Needful Helps Thereto
      No. 15—“Thy Word Is Truth”—An Answer to Robert Ingersoll’s Charges Against Christianity

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1893
      No. 16—(Same as No. 15 in booklet form)
      No. 17—The Scripture Teaching on Purgatory
      No. 18—Did Christ Die as Man’s Representative, or as His Substitute?
      No. 19—(Norwegian translation of No. 14)
      No. 20—(Swedish translation of No. 14)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1894
      No. 21—Do You Know?
      No. 22—(Same as No. 6)
      No. 23—(German translation of No. 21)
      No. 24—(Same as No. 5)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1895
      No. 25—The Only Name—A Criticism of Bishop Foster’s New Gospel
      No. 26—(Swedish translation of No. 21)
      No. 27—(Same as No. 14)
      No. 28—Why Are Ye Last to Welcome Back the King?
      No. 29—(Norwegian translation of No. 21)
      No. 30—(German translation of No. 28)
      No. 30—(Extra) Wait Thou Upon the Lord
      No. 31—(Extra) A Helping Hand for Bible Students (Ad for Millennial Dawn and letter of withdrawal)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1896
      No. 32—What Say the Scriptures About Hell? (booklet)
      No. 33—(Dutch translation of No. 1)
      No. 34—(German translation of No. 1)
      No. 35—(Swedish translation of No. 28)
      No. 35—(Extra) (French translation of No. 21)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1897
      No. 36—Awake! Jerusalem, Awake!
      No. 36—(Extra) (French translation of No. 22)
      No. 37—“How Readest Thou?”
      No. 38—The Hope of Immortality
      No. 39—What Say the Scriptures About Spiritualism (Spiritism)? (booklet)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1898
      No. 40—What Is the Soul?
      No. 41—Must We Abandon Hope of a Golden Age?
      No. 42—Crosses True and False. Crucified With Christ
      No. 43—The Bible Versus the Evolution Theory (booklet)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1899
      No. 44—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels
      No. 45—(Same as No. ?
      No. 46—The Good Shepherd and His Two Flocks
      No. 47—(Swedish translation of No. 40)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1900
      No. 48—What Say the Scriptures About Our Lord’s Return—His Parousia, Apokalupsis and Epiphania (booklet)
      No. 49—Which Is the True Gospel?
      No. 50—(German translation of No. 49)
      No. 51—Heathendom’s Hope Future, Therefore Wait Thou Upon the Lord

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1901
      No. 52—Food for Thinking Christians—Our Lord’s Return—Its Object, the Restitution of All Things Spoken
      No. 53—The Scriptures Clearly Teach the Old Theology That Death Is the Wages of Sin, and Not Eternal Torment
      No. 54—(Same as No. 14)
      No. 55—(Same as No. 32)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1902
      No. 56—Epistle to the Hebrews (Yiddish only) (booklet)
      No. 57—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities and Why God Permits Them
      No. 58—(Same as No. 17)
      No. 59—The World’s Hope

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1903
      No. 60—Why Are Ye the Last to Welcome Back the King?
      No. 61—Protestants, Awake! (revised)
      No. 62—(Same as No. 12)
      No. 63—Christ’s Death Secured One Probation or Trial for Life Everlasting to Every Man

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1904
      No. 64—Criticisms of Millennial Hopes and Prospects Examined
      No. 65—(Same as No. 11)
      No. 66—(Same as No. 21)
      No. 67—(Dutch translation of No. 21)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1905
      No. 68—Increasing Influence of Spiritism
      No. 69—Study to Show Thyself Approved Unto God. Christendom in Grave Danger. Refrain Thy Voice From Weeping. Hope for the Innumerable Non-Elect
      No. 70—Cheerful Christians. Divine Predestination in Respect to Mankind
      No. 71—(Same as No. 15)

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1906
      No. 72—To Hell and Back! Who Are There. The Great Prison House to be Destroyed. The Oath-Bound Covenant. Selling the Birthright
      No. 73—(Same as No. 57)
      No. 74—Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation
      No. 75—Spiritism Is Demonism!

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1907
      No. 76—Earthquakes in Prophecy. “Tongues of Fire.” “In the Evil Day.” Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit
      No. 77—God’s Unspeakable Gift. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?
      No. 78—Physical Health Promoted by Righteousness
      No. 79—The Lost Key of Knowledge. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?

      The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1908
      No. 80—Are You of the Hopeful or of the Hopeless? Seven Women Desire One Husband. The Millennial Morning Is Dawning! The Ransom Price Paid for Sinners Guarantees a Millennial Age of Restitution
      No. 81—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels. The Hope of Immortality

      No. 82—What Is the Soul?No. 83—An Open Letter to a Seventh-Day Adventist

      Calamities—Why Permitted?—1919
      Christian Science—1919
      Comforting Words of Life—1919
      Demons Infest Earth’s Atmosphere—1919
      Do You Believe in the Resurrection?—1919
      Do You Know?—1919
      Earth to Be Filled With Glory—1919
      Gathering the Lord’s Jewels—1919
      Golden Age at the Door—1919
      Hope of Immortality—1919
      Is There a God?—1919
      Is the Soul Immortal?—1919
      Joyful Message for the Sin-Sick—1919
      Our Responsibility as Christians—1919
      Predestination and Election—1919
      Spiritism Is Demonism—1919
      The Bruising of Satan—1919
      The Case of the International Bible Students Association—1919
      The Dawn of a New Era—1919
      The Liberty of the Gospel—1919
      The Rich Man in Hell—1919
      Thieves in Paradise—1919
      Weeping All Night—1919
      What Is the Soul?—1919
      Where Are the Dead?—1919
      Why God Permits Evil—1919
      Proclamation—A Challenge to World Leaders—1922
      Proclamation—A Warning to All Christians—1923
      Ecclesiastics Indicted—1924
      The Broadcaster—1924
      Message of Hope—1925
      World Powers Addressed (A Testimony to the Rulers of the World)—1926
      “Where Are the Nine?”—1928
       
      Kingdom News
      Tracts in the Kingdom News series have been published intermittently since 1918, replacing the earlier series, The Bible Students Monthly.
      No. 1—Religious Intolerance—Pastor Russell’s Followers Persecuted Because They Tell the People the Truth—Treatment of Bible Students Smacks of the ‘Dark Ages’—1918
      No. 2—“The Finished Mystery” and Why Suppressed—Clergymen Take a Hand—1918
      No. 3—Two Great Battles Raging—Fall of Autocracy Certain—Satanic Strategy Doomed to Failure—The Birth of Antichrist—1918
      No. 4—Attempt to Wreck Garden Assembly—The Facts—1939
      No. 5—Can Religion Save the World From Disaster?—1939
      No. 6—Time of Darkness—Isaiah 60:2—1940
      No. 6—Which Will Give You Freedom? Religion or Christianity? (London)—1940
      No. 7—Do You Condemn or Wink at Unspeakable Crimes?—1940
      No. 7—Religionists Devise Mischief to Destroy Christians (London)—1940
      No. 8—If the Bill Becomes Law—1941
      No. 8—Jehovah’s Mandate to His Servants; Witness Against Papal Rome, Nazism, Fascism—Enemies of Christianity (London)—1941
      No. 9—Victories in Your Defense—1941
      No. 9—Where Does the Church of Scotland Stand? (London)—1941
      No. 10—Life in the New Earth Under New Heavens—1942
      No. 11—The People Have a Right to Good News Now—1942
      No. 12—The Last War Wins the Peace Eternal—1943
      No. 13—Education for Life in the New World—1944
      No. 14—Overcoming Fear of What Is Coming on the Earth—1944
      No. 15—World Conspiracy Against the Truth—1946
      No. 16—Is Time Running Out for Mankind?—1973
      No. 17—Has Religion Betrayed God and Man?—1973
      No. 18—Government by God, Are You for It—Or Against It?—1974
      No. 19—Is This All There Is to Life?—1974
      No. 20—Would You Welcome Some Good News?—1975
      No. 21—Your Future—Shaky? Or ... Secure?—1975
      No. 22—How Crime and Violence Will Be Stopped—1976
      No. 23—Why So Much Suffering—If God Cares?—1976
      No. 24—The Family—Can It Survive?—1977
      No. 25—Why Are We Here?—1978
      No. 26—Relief From Pressure—Is It Possible?—1978
      No. 27—What Has Happened to Love?—1979
      No. 28—Hope for Ending Inflation, Sickness, Crime, War?—1980
      No. 29—Is a Happy Life Really Possible?—1981
      No. 30—Is Planet Earth Near the Brink?—1981
      No. 31—Are We Nearing Armageddon?—1982
      No. 32—A United, Happy Family—What Is the Key?—1983
      No. 33—Life—How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?—1985
      No. 34—Why Is Life So Full of Problems?—1995
      No. 35—Will All People Ever Love One Another?—1997
      No. 36—The New Millennium—What Does the Future Hold for You?—2000
      No. 37—The End of False Religion Is Near!—2006 
       
      The Bible Students Monthly
      The Bible Students Monthly (monthly, 1913–1918)
      The Fall of Babylon (monthly, special subtitle during 1917-1918)
      Everybody’s Paper (monthly, 1911-1913)
      Peoples Pulpit (monthly, 1909-1911)
       
      Recordings
      New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (3 discs, MP3 format) The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (CD in Red Book CD-DA format, 2005) The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (CD in MP3 format, 2004) The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (cassette, 1988)
      Awake! (CD in digital audio format, 2005) Awake! (CD in MP3 format, 2004) Awake! (cassette, 1990)
      Dramas
      The Watch Tower Society produces audio recordings of dramatic presentations of biblical characters or contemporary settings with a religious theme. Audio recordings, including dialog, music, and sound effects, are produced at the Watch Tower Society headquarters and other branch offices. The recordings are presented at annual conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses, usually accompanied by members acting out the scenes with costumes and props. The audio recordings are later made available for home use by members.
      To Whose Authority Do You Submit? (Jeroboam) (2006) They Bore Thorough Witness to the Good News (Paul the Apostle) (2004) Boldly Witnessing Despite Opposition (Saint Stephen) (2003) Stand Firm in Troublesome Times (Jeremiah) (2003) Respect Jehovah's Authority (Korah) (2001) Warning Examples for Our Day (Zimri) (2000) Appreciating Our Spiritual Heritage (Jacob and Esau) (1999) //Families—Make Daily Bible Reading Your Way of Life!// (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) (1998) Keep Your Eye Simple (contemporary) (1998) Marked for Survival (contemporary) (1998) Why Respect Theocratic Arrangements? (Gideon) (1997) Doing What is Right in Jehovah's Eyes (Josiah) (1993) Doing God's Will With Zeal (Jehu) (1992) Jehovah's Judgment Against Law-Defying People (Noah and Lot) (1990) Preserving Life in Time of Famine (Joseph) (1990) Jehovah Delivers Those Calling Upon His Name (Joshua) (1987) Beware of Losing Faith by Drawing Away From Jehovah (Moses) (1982) Jehovah's Name to be Declared in All the Earth (Plagues of Egypt) (1981) Videos
      What Your Peers Say Cell Phones (2013)  
      Whiteboard Animation Beat A Bully Without Using Your Fists (2013)  
      Walk By Faith Not By Sight DVD 2012 Become Jehovah's Friend (series) Listen, Obey and Be Blessed (2012)  
      Jehovah's Witnesses—Faith in Action (2 volumes) Out Of Darkness (2010) Let the Light Shine (2011)  
      The Wonders of Creation Reaveal God's Glory (2009) Extras Slide Show  
      Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (2008) Warning Examples for Our Day—Respect Jehovah's Authority (Bible dramas) (2008) Pursue Goals That Honor God (2007) To the Ends of the Earth and United by Divine Teaching (2007) United by Divine Teaching (1994) To the Ends of the Earth (1995)  
      Organized to Share Good News and Our Whole Association of Brothers (2006) Our Whole Association of Brothers (2000) The New World Society in Action (1995) Jehovah's Witnesses—The Organization Behind the Name (1990)  
      Noah Walked with God—David Trusted in God (2004) Noah—He Walked With God (1997)  
      Transfusion Alternatives—Documentary Series Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective (2000) No Blood—Medicine Meets the Challenge (2001) Transfusion-Alternative Health Care—Meeting Patient Needs and Rights (2002)  
      Faithful Under Trials—Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet Union (2001) Young People Ask—How Can I Make Real Friends?(1999) Young People Ask—What Will I Do With My Life?(2004)  
      Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (1996) Fear Not! - Nazi Persecution (1996) (Not a WT Production however it deals with JW's) The Human Factor - Purple Triangles (Not a WT production however it deals with JW history) Purple Triangles (1992) The Bible—A Book of Fact and Prophecy (3 volumes) Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy (1993) Mankind's Oldest Modern Book (1994) Its Power in Your Life (1997)  
       
      Music
      Songbooks
      Sing to Jehovah (2009; 135 Kingdom songs; words and melodies composed by Jehovah's Witnesses)
      Sing Praises to Jehovah (1984; 225 Kingdom songs; words and melodies composed by Jehovah's Witnesses)
      Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1966; 119 songs; orchestral recordings were made, and used as accompaniment in congregation meetings. Some vocal selections were also recorded.)
      Songs to Jehovah’s Praise (1950; 91 songs, more up-to-date themes without archaic language)
      Kingdom Service Song Book (1944; 62 songs)
      Songs of Praise to Jehovah (1928; 337 songs; a mixture of Bible Students' compositions and older hymns)Kingdom Hymns (1925; 80 songs, with music, especially for children)
      Hymns of the Millennial Dawn (1905; 333 songs published in 1890, with music added)
      Zion’s Glad Songs (1900; 82 songs, many written by one Bible Student, to supplement the earlier collection)
      Zion’s Glad Songs of the Morning (1896; published as the “Watch Tower” of February 1, words for 11 songs, with music; lyrics written by Bible Students
      Poems and Hymns of Millennial Dawn (1890; 151 poems and 333 hymns, published without music. Most were the works of well-known writers)

      Songs of the Bride (1879; 144 hymns expressing the desires and hopes of Christ’s bride)
      Recordings
      Sing to Jehovah - Piano Accompaniment (CD, MP3 and AAC) Sing to Jehovah - Vocal Renditions (5 CDs, MP3 and AAC) Sing Praises to Jehovah (music to accompany singing, CD) Sing Praises to Jehovah (audiocassette)Sing Praises to Jehovah (phonograph records)
      Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1 - 9 (orchestral arrangements, CD and MP3) Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1 - 9 (audiocassette)Singing Kingdom Songs (1996; vocal renditions, audiocassette and CD)Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1980; orchestral arrangements, audiocassette) 
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      The Supreme Court Rejected a Case About the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Sex Abuse
      By Hemant Mehta October 8, 2019   Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced that it would not take up a wild case concerning the organization that oversees the Jehovah’s Witnesses. We can breathe a huge sigh of relief that the case won’t be overturned. (In that link, it’s case 19-40 on page 42.)
       
       
      The case, which involved child molestation and religious secrecy, centered around an incident that took place on July 15, 2006.
      J.W., a nine-year-old girl with Jehovah’s Witness parents, was invited to her first slumber party at the home of Gilbert Simental. He had a daughter her age, so that wasn’t too weird. Two other girls (sisters) were also at the party. These families all knew and trusted Simental because, while he was no longer a local Witness leader, he had spent more than a decade as an elder in the faith. He was a religious leader who stepped down, he said, to spend more time with his son. They believed him. They all respected him. It’s why they allowed their girls into his home.
      During that party, everyone got into a pool in the backyard… including Simental. And he proceeded to molest J.W. and the sisters. He did it again later that night. The sisters eventually told their parents, who reported Simental to local Witness elders (which is what they’re taught to do in these situations).
      Simental confessed to some of the allegations, and the elders basically gave him a faith-based slap on the wrist: a reprimand that had no meaning outside church circles.
      Things changed only when the sisters’ school principal learned about what happened and, as required by law, reported the abuse to local law enforcement. Police soon contacted J.W.’s family asking for their story, but after consulting with the Witnesses, her father chose not to speak with the cops.
      It was a year later when J.W., then 10 years old, told her parents what Simental did to her in the pool. It infuriated them, and they told the Witness elders that they wanted a restraining order against him. The elders told him not to do that since it would require informing the police about what Simental did — and they preferred to keep his actions private.
      Here’s the bigger problem: There’s reason to believe the Witnesses were aware that Simental was a child molester… and they kept it from the families. Simental was allowed to be a religious leader — earning respect from the community — even though higher-ups in the religion knew that he shouldn’t be around children.
      It raised an important question: How much blame did the Witnesses deserve for what happened at that pool party?
      J.W.’s family eventually filed a criminal lawsuit against Simental and a separate civil suit against the Watchtower Society (the Witnesses’ governing organization). They basically said the Witnesses should have informed congregation members about Simental and stopped him from being around children. They never should have allowed him to be a religious leader.
      The Watchtower Society’s argument? They didn’t know Simental was a child molester, and the pool party occurred after he was no longer a religious leader, and the slumber party wasn’t a church-sponsored event, so leave them out of this.
      (To be clear, I’m simplifying the details of this case and the legal journey quite a bit.)
      When this case went to trial in California, J.W.’s family demanded that the Watchtower Society produce documents relating to what they knew about child molesters within the faith. The Witnesses had already admitted to keeping lists of problematic leaders along with their specific “crimes” — similar to the Catholic Church. If Simental was on that list — from 1997, nearly a decade before the pool incident — it would essentially be a smoking gun showing the Witnesses knew he was a threat to kids but did nothing about it.
      But the Witnesses refused to hand over that material. They treated it like Catholics treat confession: It’s private information, they argued, and to reveal what was said internally would violate their religious beliefs.
      J.W.’s family didn’t buy that argument. The information they wanted wasn’t bound by clergy-penitent confessional privilege. It’s not like Simental told the elders what he had done in order to confess his sins. He was caught. The Witnesses were merely shielding him from legal punishment.
      In the criminal trial, Witnesses elders were forced to admit their practices and that the private discussions they had about abusive clergy members were not considered confidential under the law.
      Mark O’Donnell, writing at JWSurvey, explained what happened next:
       
        Simental’s appeal got him nowhere. He’s in prison today. But there were still so many questions about what responsibility the Witnesses had in this whole matter.  
      J.W.’s family wanted to know why Simental, a known pedophile, was promoted within the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Why did they allow him to be around children? Why didn’t they warn families? Why did they just give him a slap on the wrist?
      In 2013, the civil trial began against the Watchtower Society, but again, the Witnesses didn’t want to provide necessary documents. They eventually lost the case. In 2015, the Riverside Superior Court of California awarded J.W. a judgment of $4,016,152.39. This past December, the Fourth District Court of Appeal in California upheld that decision.
      You get the idea: The Witnesses refused to hand over internal data, presumably because it would’ve been like handing over a loaded gun. So the courts had no choice but to assume the plaintiff was telling the truth and the Watchtower Society was negligent in their handling of Simental.
      Earlier this year, in a Hail Mary attempt to reverse their punishment, the Watchtower Society appealed to the Supreme Court. They wanted the justices to say that documents relating to child abuse within a religious group can be kept confidential.
      Here’s how the Witnesses’ attorney introduced his case to the justices. (You don’t need a law degree to see how he just completely dismissed the molestation.)
      Watchtower attorney Paul Polidoro said the Supreme Court needed to consider whether California violated the Constitution when it held the Jehovah’s Witnesses responsible for what Simental did “during non-church activity,” forced them to hand over internal communications, and punished them for protecting everyone’s “privacy rights.”
      J.W.’s attorney responded to that brief asking the Court to flat-out reject this case.
      Indeed, that’s what the Court decided. When the first set of orders in the new term was released yesterday, there was this case among many many others, in the list of those which would not get heard this term.
       
       
      It was the right move. There’s nothing further to debate here. Finally, this case has been put to rest.
      (Image via Shutterstock. Large portions of this article were published earlier)
         
    • By admin
      Part of a series on: Jehovah's Witnesses
      A number of corporations are in use by Jehovah's Witnesses. They publish literature and perform other operational and administrative functions, representing the interests of the religious organization. "The Society" has been used as a collective term for these corporations.
      The oldest and most prominent of their corporation names, "Watch Tower Society", has also been used synonymously with the religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, even in their own literature.[1] Particularly since 2000, Jehovah's Witnesses have maintained a distinction between their corporations and their religious organization.[2][3] About 4300 Jehovah's Witnesses in the USA provide voluntary unpaid labor, as members of a religious order (see logo below) and are part of the Worldwide Order of Special Full-Time Servants of Jehovah's Witnesses
       
      Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
      See Main article: 

      Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania is a non-stock, not-for-profit organization[4] headquartered in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, United States. It is the main legal entity used worldwide by Jehovah's Witnesses, often referred to as "The Society". It holds the copyrights of most literature published by Jehovah's Witnesses. The society was founded in 1881 with William Henry Conley, a Pittsburgh businessman, as the first president and Charles Taze Russell as secretary-treasurer.[5] The society was incorporated as Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society in Pennsylvania on December 15, 1884, with Russell as president.[6] The corporation was officially renamed Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society in 1896; similar names had been in unofficial use since at least 1892.[7]
      Personnel (as of September 1, 2005)
      President: Don A. Adams Vice Presidents: Robert W. Wallen, William F. Malenfant Secretary/Treasurer: Richard E. Abrahamson Directors: Danny L. Bland, Philip D. Wilcox, John N. Wischuk Name changes
      Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society (1881–1896) Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (1896–1955) Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (since 1955) See also - Trademarks owned by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
      United States corporations
      Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
      Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (originally called the Peoples Pulpit Association of New York) is a corporation used by Jehovah's Witnesses, which is responsible for administrative matters, such as real estate, especially within the United States. This corporation is typically cited as the publisher of Jehovah's Witnesses publications, though other publishers are sometimes cited. The corporation's stated purposes are: “Charitable, benevolent, scientific, historical, literary and religious purposes; the moral and mental improvement of men and women, the dissemination of Bible truths in various languages by means of the publication of tracts, pamphlets, papers and other religious documents, and for religious missionary work.”[8] 
      See also: Watchtower Real Estate News and an example of it's investment portfolio strategy
       
      Selected Personnel (as of April 1, 2012)
      President: Leon Weaver Jr. (Replaced Max H. Larson) Vice Presidents George M. Couch, Lonnie R. Schilling Secretary/Treasurer Gerald F. Simonis Directors Gerald D. Grizzle, David G. Sinclair, Robert M. Pevy
      Originally known as the Peoples Pulpit Association, the organization was incorporated in 1909 when the Society's principal offices moved to Brooklyn, New York. In 1939, it was renamed Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Inc., and in 1956 the name was changed to Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.[9]Until 2000, a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses was president of both the Watch Tower (Pennsylvania) and Watchtower (New York) corporations, as well as Britain's International Bible Students Association corporation; in 2001, it was decided that the corporations' directors need not be members of the Governing Body.[2] In 2001 the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York was listed among the top forty revenue-generating companies in New York City, reporting an annual revenue of about 951 million US dollars.[10]
       
      Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses (Incorporated 2000)
      Coordinates all service (i.e., proselytic) activities, including door-to-door proselytism, circuit and district conventions, etc.
      President William L. Van De Wall Vice Presidents Charles I. Woody, Leon Weaver, Jr. Secretary/Treasurer William H. Nonkes Directors Harold K. Jackson, Merton V. Campbell, Stanley F. Weigel Other US corporations
      Reorganization in 2000 resulted in the creation of several additional corporate entities to serve the needs of the United States branch of Jehovah's Witnesses. Since then, most written communication with congregations and individuals in the United States involves the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, Inc; other corporations include, for example,
      Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses, New York. Incorporated in 2000 to give particular attention to those in special full-time service: Bethel volunteers, missionaries, traveling overseers, special pioneers; and assembly halls. See also their special Vow of Poverty and Obedience.      President Patrick J. LaFranca Vice Presidents Peter D. Molchan, Ralph E. Walls Secretary/Treasurer Joseph D. Mercante Directors Marvin G. Smalley, Kenneth J. Pulcifer, Eugene D. Rosam, Jr.
      Kingdom Support Services, Inc., New York. Incorporated in 2000 to deal with construction of Kingdom Halls and Assembly Halls, other engineering needs, and vehicles. President Harold L. Corkern Vice Presidents Alan D. Janzen, Robert L. Butler Secretary/Treasurer Alexander W. Reinmueller Directors James F. Mantz, Jr., Thomas Kalimeris, Alan G. Browning Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Florida President Leonard R. Pearson Vice Presidents Alejandro G. Rodriguez, Maurice C. Turcot Secretary/Treasurer Mark L. Questell Directors Jim Moody, Sr., Anselm J. Packnett, Donald R. Krebs Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New Jersey President Charles V. Molohan Vice Presidents James L. Bauer, J. Richard Brown Secretary/Treasurer Alan K. Flowers Directors Allen E. Shuster, David L. Walker, Vernon C. Wisegarver Valley Farms Corporation (Incorporated 1987) President Charles J. Rice Vice Presidents Kent E. Fischer, Robert L. Rains Secretary/Treasurer Albert L. Harrell Directors John R. Strandberg, Samuel D. Buck, Louis A. Travis LEGAL DEPARTMENT 
      It is assumed this team works on behalf of any of the corporations listed on this page
      Philip Brumley: Coordinator Mario Moreno Gregory Olds Don Ridley Carolyn Wah (Wah is Assistant General Counsel for the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. Ms. Wah is an attorney and was admitted to law practice in the State of New York in 1985. She has published numerous papers and given presentations on issues of religious practice, minority religions, mental health and family law.) Charles Creger Joseph Jandrokovic
      Listed as Watchtower attorneys practicing in New York: Attorneys at 100 Watchtower Drive in Patterson, NY 12563:
      Philip Brumley (home address 131 Brimstone Road,[ seriously ? ] Patterson NY 12563 although also given for him in another document was 2891 Route 22, Patterson, NY 12563-2236; New York attorney registry: 2224871);
      Mario F. Moreno (home address 720 Route 292 in Holmes NY 12531),
      Carolyn Wah ,
      Adam Lett , ----- Is this Stephen Letts' son?
      Paul D. Polidoro,
      Donald T. Ridley,
      Robert C. James,
      Richard King,
      John Miller III,
      Richard Moake,
      Erna Neufeld,
      Gregory D. Olds (home address 79 Willow Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 involved with Religious Order of JWs),
      William R. Bell,
      Christine Benham,
      Max Custer,
      Michelle Dickinson,
      Lisa Douglas,
      furthermore: Michelle Dickinson at 27 Hudson Watchtower Drive, Ossining NY 10562;
      further: Christine Benham at 275 Tanner Marsh Road, Guilford Connecticut 06437;
      further, James M. McCabe can be mailed at 4817 Santa Monica Avenue, Suite B, San Diego, California 92017

      Judah Schroeder (son of former GB member Albert Schroeder was trained as an attorney by the WT Society) (I think he has left bethel to go live down in Florida)

      US Websites:
      www.regionalbuildingcommittee.com
      www.circuitvehicles.com
      www.ibsaconvention.org
      www.jw-hawaii.org
      GENERAL NY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, SUBSIDARIES, SPECIAL OPERATIONS:
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Buffalo, NY Headquarters
      Mountainbrook Ltd Partnership (dba "Watchtower Educ Ctr") Patterson, NY Headquarters
      Watchtower (dba "Kingdom Farms") Lansing, NY (There are also other Kingdom Farms in Florida and Colorado, but I have not listed them at this time)
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Brooklyn, NY Headquarters
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Watchtower Health Care Sup") Brooklyn, NY Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Construction Division") Brooklyn, NY Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Watchtower Farm") Wallkill, NY Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Bossert Hotel") Brooklyn, NY Branch
      Watchtower Bible And Clergy, The (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Fortuna, CA
      Watchtower Associates Ltd Woodbury, NYWatchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania, PA
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania Brooklyn, NY (Headquarters)
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Trafford, PA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Kingdom Hall Jhovahs Witnesses") Clinton, IL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Mattituck, NY Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses," "Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses," "Kingdom Hall Inc") Fort Payne, AL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Lakeview Congrg Of Jehovahs W") Stanton, MI Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Kingdom Hall Jhovahs Witnesses") Lake Ariel, PA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Sun City, AZ Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Pennsylvania Brooklyn, NY Branch
      ADDRESSES OF KEY OPERATIONS: Some of these seem like duplicates, but they "may" represent various operations and subsidiaries, such as printing factories, or shipping operations. Some of them, I do not yet know what their specific purpose is.

      WATCHTOWER, 317 Auburn Rd, Lansing, NY 14882 WATCHTOWER EDUC CTR, 100 WATCHTOWER DR., PATTERSON, NY 12563
      MOUNTAINBROOK LTD PARTNERSHIP, 100 Watchtower Dr., Patterson, NY 12563 (Investment operation of Patterson site, including hotel)
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC., 25 COLUMBIA HTS,. BROOKLYN, NY 11201
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 25 COLUMBUS HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, NY 11201
      WATCHTOWER ASSOCIATES LTD, 147 HOLIDAY DR, WOODBURY, NY 11797
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY THE, 121 N WILLOW ST, ONEIDA, NY 13421
      WATCH TOWER SOCIETY, 1971 STRAUSS ST., BROOKLYN, NY 11212 (1971 BUSINESS COMMITTEE OF JEHOVAH WITNESSES)
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK INC, 800 RED MILLS RD., WALLKILL, NY 12589
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC., 86 MONTAGUE ST # 98, BROOKLYN, NY 11201
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC., 117 ADAMS ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11201 (Branch Location)
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 5550 BERGEN AVE., MATTITUCK, NY 11952 (Branch Location)
      WATCHTOWER BIBLE, 16100 RIV AVE, BRONX, NY 10451
      {FORMERLY} WATCHTOWER BIBLE & TRACT SOCIETY INC), W RIVER RD N ROUTE 85, FULTON, NY 13069
      WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, FOOTS CORNERS RD & ROUTE 96, INTERLAKEN, NY 14847(Headquarters location)
      WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY, 4208 NATIONAL ST, FLUSHING, NY 11368GENERAL PA CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, BRANCHES, & SUBSIDARIES:

      STATE BRANCHES or SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN STATES:
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Brooklyn, NY Branch
      Jehovah's Witnesses Crown Point (Inc) (dba "Watchtower Society") Crown Point, IN
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Emmett, ID Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Hernando, FL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Clearfield, PA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses Brklyn") Brooklyn, NY Branch
      Watchtower Society (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Cleveland, OH
      Watchtower And Bible Society (Inc) (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses W S Spanish") Ocala, FL
      Watchtower Bb Tract Soc Of Ny Jasper, GA Branch
      Watchtower Bb Tract Soc Of Ny (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Libby, MT Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Baker, MT
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witness Lake Mangoni") West Palm Beach, FL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Saint Paul, MN Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses(Inc)") Ashland, WI Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Charlotte, MI Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc West Palm Beach, FL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") El Toro, CA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Bishop, CA
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Soquel, CA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Fort Myers, FL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Toms River, NJ Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Pottstown, PA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Yakima, WA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Bemidji, MN Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Clarkesville, GA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") West Des Moines, IA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses-Mont") Montgomery, TX Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Knoxville, TN Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Crystal Lake, IL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Watchtower Bible And Track") Tijeras, NM Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Memphis, TN Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses," "Jehovah S Witnesses") Honolulu, HI Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Anchorage, AK Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Portland, OR Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Cleveland, OH Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Saraland, AL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs
      Witnesses," "Jehovah S Witnesses") Reedley, CA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Austell, GA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Conyers, GA Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") Sandusky, OH Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovah Witnesses East") De Leon Springs, FL Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc Yerington, NV Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") San Antonio, TX Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovah Witnesses") Denver, CO Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses Sandusky") Sandusky, MI Branch
      Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of New York Inc (dba "Jehovahs Witnesses") San Antonio, TX Branch
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      Watchtower Society, New York acquires QCSTelecom Inc
       
      Corporations outside the United States
      THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF JEHOVAH’S CHRISTIAN WITNESSES 
       
      International Bible Students Association

      International Bible Students Association is a corporate not-for-profit organization used by Jehovah's Witnesses in the United Kingdom. Some Jehovah's Witnesses publications cite this corporation as publisher or co-publisher.[citation needed]
      It was founded in 1914 as a corporation of the Bible Students by Charles Taze Russell in London, England, and was the first legal corporation representing Russell's ministry in Europe. Along with their Pennsylvania and New York based corporations, Watch Tower publications since 1914 have stated: "All three of these corporations were organized for identical purposes and they harmoniously work together."[20]
      Later corporations, such as in Canada, were similarly named. The name continues to be used for corporate entities (for example, in East Africa), but in 1931 the religion formally changed its name worldwide from International Bible Students Association to Jehovah’s witnesses.

      Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Britain
      Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Ireland

       
      Other corporations
      Since the formation of the International Bible Students Association, many other legal entities sanctioned by the Governing Body have been used throughout the world to further the interests of Jehovah's Witnesses.[21]Typically these are synonymous with the branch offices in various countries. These include:
      Testigos de Jehová de Venezuela, La Victoria, Venezuela Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses of East Africa Associação Torre de Vigia de Bíblias e Tratados Iglesia Cristiana de los Testigos de Jehová - (Colombia) Testigos Cristianos de Jehova - (Spain) Congregación Cristiana de los Testigos de Jehová - (México) Wachtturm Bibel- und Traktat-Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, e. V., Selters/Taunus (Germany, Austria) Watchtower Bible & Tract Society Of Australia, Inc. (Australia) Address: 12-14 ZOUCH RD, DENHAM COURT, NSW 2565 Macarthur-camden, Sydney Metro Tel: 02 98295600 Jah-Jireh Charity Homes - suspected connection Jah-Jireh Homes of America Świadkowie Jehowy w Polsce Watch Tower Bible And Tract Society Of The Philippines Administrative Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia (Can someone write this in Russian here? Thank you.) Address: 186 rosevelt ave., sfdm, quezon city 1100, Tel: 24116090 The European Association of Jehovah's Christian Witnesses Association religieuse des Témoins de Jéhovah du Bénin Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Canada
      In some countries, Jehovah's Witnesses use the corporation name Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, or a similar name translated into the local language. In 2005, the branch office in Canada began using this name for a separate Canadian entity for most correspondence, while retaining Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada for other matters. Literature of Jehovah's Witnesses has also referred to the religion generally as the "Christian congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses".[22][23][24]
       
      Corporations used for International Conventions
      Detroit International Hospitality Committee. (Possibly a PR firm hired by WTBTS)
       
      Defunct Corporations
      Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Lünen-Magdeburg of the new-apostolic sect - Prussia - Dissolved 1933
      Jehovah's Kingdom Corporation

      Watch Tower Society of Cuba
       
      Associations / Splinter Groups
      Association of Jonadab Class 
       
      References
      ^ Such as in their book Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace” (OCLC 15485620), ©1986 Watch Tower, pages 26-27, "That momentous date [that is, 1914] had been pointed forward to since 1876 by those who became associated with the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. ... In all the warring nations [during World War I], the dedicated Christians who were associated with the Watch Tower Society came under tremendous pressure to abandon their resolve to keep free from bloodguilt." ^ a b "How the Governing Body Differs From a Legal Corporation". The Watchtower: 29. 15 January 2001. ^ Isaiah’s Prophecy—Light for All Mankind, volume 2, ©2001 Watch Tower, page 317 ^ "Pennsylvania Department of State". Corporations.state.pa.us. Retrieved 2012-12-31. ^ Jehovah's Witnesses: Proclaimers of God's Kingdom (Watchtower, 1993), p. 576. ^ J. Rutherford, //A Great Battle in the Ecclesiastical Heavens,// 1915, p. 14. ^ "Printing and Distributing God’s Own Sacred Word", Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom, page 603 ^ "The Warning Work (1909-1914)", The Watchtower, March 1, 1955, page 141 ^ "Early Legal Corporations", Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom, page 229 ^ "Newsday.com article". Watchtowernews.org. 2001-09-17. Retrieved 2012-12-31. ^ Letter from Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., to All Bodies of Elders in the United States, dated February 27, 2001. ^ Our Kingdom Ministry, Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., 2002 January p7 ^ NYS Dept of State, Division of Corporations, site retrieved March 23, 2009 ^ "Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, site retrieved March 23, 2009". Sunbiz.org. Retrieved 2012-12-31. ^ Our Kingdom Ministry, September 2005, page 1 ^ The Watchtower, January 15, 2001, page 14-15 ^ The Watchtower, July 15, 2006, page 20 ^ Awake!, June 2006, page 19 ^ The Watchtower, April 1, 2007, page 25 ^ See “The History and Operations of Our Society,” Watch Tower, 1917, pp. 327-330, as referred by The Watchtower, March 1, 1955, page 141 ^ Brochure insert, Our Kingdom Ministry, January 2002, page 7. ^ The Watchtower, August 1, 2004, page 6 ^ Awake!, January 22, 2005, page 21 ^ Awake!, June 8, 2002, page 11
      See also:
      Bethel Personnel Assignments (2000)
      LDC Seminar from November 2014
       
    • By The Librarian
      yb1955_E.pdf
       
       
      Part of the archive:
       
    • By The Librarian
      Three years 23,000 volunteers Prayers, sweat and Holy Spirit The world headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses has been built in a beautiful setting in Warwick, New York. Are you looking forward to visiting?
    • By Srecko Sostar
      The Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks) CV-96-4849 is a fund to compensate people suffering from the Holocaust. As stated at swissbankclaims.com/index.asp (3 Mar 2006);
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Early in 1933, the Watchtower office in Berlin was closed and Jehovah's Witnesses were banned in many German states. This was due to the refusal of Jehovah's Witnesses to swear loyalty to the government or to serve in its armed forces.
      In an attempt to appease Hitler into lifting the ban, Rutherford instigated a Declaration of Fact sand sent a Letter to Hitler discussing the Watchtower's support of the Nazi regime.
      "Therefore, on June 25, 1933, a declaration regarding their ministry and its objectives was adopted by Jehovah's Witnesses at an assembly in Berlin. Copies were sent to all the high government officials, and millions more were distributed to the public. Nevertheless, in July 1933 the courts refused to grant a hearing for relief. Early the following year, a personal letter regarding the situation was written by J. F. Rutherford to Adolf Hitler and delivered to him by special messenger. Then the entire worldwide brotherhood went into action. 
      On Sunday morning, October 7, 1934, at nine o'clock, every group of Witnesses in Germany assembled. They prayed for Jehovah's guidance and blessing. Then each group sent a letter to German government officials declaring their firm determination to keep on serving Jehovah." - Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimer's Of God's Kingdom p.693
       
      "Dear Reichskanzler, 
      … 
      The Brooklyn headquarter of the Watchtower Society is pro German in an exemplary way and has been so for many years. For that reason, in 1918, the president of the Society and seven members of the board of directors were sentenced to 80 years in prison, because the president refused to use two of the magazines published in America under his direction for war propaganda against Germany. These two magazines, "The Watchtower" and "Bible Student" were the only magazines in America which refused to engage in anti-German propaganda and for that reason were prohibited and suppressed in America during the war. 

      In the very same manner, in course of the recent months the board of directors of our Society not only refused to engage in propaganda against Germany, but has even taken a position against it. The enclosed declaration underlines this fact and emphasizes that the people leading in such propaganda (Jewish businessmen and Catholics) also are the most rigorous persecutors of the work of our Society and its board of directors. This and other statements of the declaration are meant to repudiate the slanderous accusation, that Bible Researchers are supported by the Jews. 

      The conference of five thousand delegates also noted - as is expressed in the declaration - that the Bible Researchers of Germany are fighting for the very same high ethical goals and ideals which also the national government of the German Reich proclaimed respecting the relationship of humans to God, namely: honesty of the created being towards its creator. 

      The conference came to the conclusion that there are no contradictions when it comes to the relationship between the Bible Researchers of Germany to the national government of the German Reich. To the contrary, referring to the purely religious and unpolitical goals and efforts of the Bible Researchers, it can be said that these are in full agreement with the identical goals of the national government of the German Reich. 

      ... 

      We are looking forward to your kind approval, which we hope to receive soon, and want to assure our highest respect to you, honorable Mr. Reichskanzler. 

      Yours faithfully, 
      Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Magdeburg"
      FULL TEXT in German:

      source: https://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/hitler-nazi.php
       
       
       
    • By JW Insider
      I am writing this on Sunday 12/9 at about 3:30 PM.
      On Thursday night I drove up here to Warwick with relatives. We completed the five exhibits at Warwick, spoke with some Bethelites we knew, and attended the Sunday morning meeting held in the Bethel Auditorium where the "Long Meadow" congregation meets. This is a congregation of about 180 persons, some of whom travel from up to about half-an-hour away, and many (if not most) of the members are Bethelites who live in the HQ complex on site.
      Tomorrow we'll go to Wallkill.
      The first thing you notice from setting your smartphone maps and GPS routing systems is that the Warwick Bethel is not in Warwick. It's actually all within the borders and limits of Tuxedo Park, NY. If you look at the back of the Warwick Bethel brochure you'll see that 1 Kings Drive, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987 is the actual address. 
      The name was picked, I assume, because Warwick is a town just a little farther away, in another zip code (10990), and smaller than Tuxedo Park, but with a name that sounds just a bit more Biblical. It's a name that also sounds a bit more alliterative: as in, "Watchtower at Wallkill" and "Watchtower at Warwick." Wars, Wicks, Walls, and Kills are all found in the Bible, but no Tuxedos of any stripe.
      The exhibits were very good. I'll find my previous post that discusses them and try to get it to land below this one.
    • By JOHN BUTLER
      I thought today's study article was good. Quite basic and practical. 
      However the first sentence of paragraph 2 made me laugh. If it were true there would not be half the problems within the Org, the child abuse being a good example.
      Paragraph 7 first sentence also is almost funny, but not so because it contains God's name which should not be mocked. 
      Paragraph 14 The last sentence says.. "... requires that we exercise empathy, putting ourselves in their situation to the extent possible."  How many brothers or sisters actually do this ? How many have done this regarding Child Abuse victims ? 
      I like the bit in paragraph 18 " there will be no more sickness, wars, inherited death, .....  Because of course there will still be death after Armageddon but it will be because people do not want to serve God properly. 
      Paragraph 17 talks about, not telling people, they are not doing enough. However in truth this is not put into practice. People, including my wife, are being 'pushed' into doing more for the Org. 
      All in all it made for a good read though. But it seems to be telling the congregants to do what people in the world do normally. Keep Displaying Love,
      Compare  Matthew 5 v 43 through 48
       “You heard that it was said: ‘You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44  However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you, 45  so that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his sun rise on both the wicked and the good and makes it rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous.i 46  For if you love those loving you, what reward do you have? Are not also the tax collectors doing the same thing? 47  And if you greet your brothers only, what extraordinary thing are you doing? Are not also the people of the nations doing the same thing? 48  You must accordingly be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. 
      Is this not showing that people in the world show love to one another. So it is obvious that JW's should do the same. 
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Many people wish, want to know what is, how looks Context about some issue. That is because of reason to be able to understand more and better some issue, and if they have to make some decision about to be sure they will make good choice.  
      Here is example how WT "scribes" manipulates with Context !!!!!! 
      Reasoning from the Scriptures, page 89, Cross; The Imperial Bible-Dictionary acknowledges this, saying: “The Greek word for cross, [stau·rosʹ], properly signified a stake, an upright pole, or piece of paling, on which anything might be hung, or which might be used in impaling [fencing in] a piece of ground. . . . Even amongst the Romans the crux(from which our cross is derived) appears to have been originally an upright pole.”—Edited by P. Fairbairn (London, 1874), Vol. I, p. 376.   Text in red color is missing text in Reasoning book. Very important CONTEXT. Oh, context always problem with you:))) _____________________________________________________ The Imperial Bible-Dictionary acknowledges this, saying: “The Greek word for cross, [stau·rosʹ], properly signified a stake, an upright pole, or piece of paling, on which anything might be hung, or which might be used in impaling [fencing in] a piece of ground. But a modification was introduced as the dominion and usages of Rome extended themselves through Greek speaking countries. Even amongst the Romans the crux (from which our cross is derived) appears to have been originally an upright pole and this always reminded the more prominent part. But from the time that it began to be used as an instrument of punishment a transverse piece of wood was commonly added; not, however, always even than.....  The following text continues, describing the types of crosses and the ways in which the convicts were murdered...,others extending their arms on a patibulum. There can be no doubt, however, that the later sort was the more common and that about the period of the gospel age crucifixion was usually accomplished by suspending the criminal on a cross piece of wood. But this does not itself determine the precise form of the cross; ....  the text continues to describe 3 types of crosses.—Edited by P. Fairbairn (London, 1874), Vol. I, p. 376.   Please, if you know some more examples about similar "intellectual dishonest" give example   
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Confusing and controversial ideas and perceptions we can find about God, life and death, feelings, acts/deeds of human and gods.
       
      HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT LIFE
      3. What did Jehovah do when Cain killed Abel?
      3 The Bible teaches us that our life and the lives of other people are precious to Jehovah. For example, when Cain—Adam and Eve’s son—was very angry with his younger brother Abel, Jehovah warned Cain that he needed to control his anger. But Cain didn’t listen, and he became so angry that he “assaulted his brother Abel and killed him.” (Genesis 4:3-8) Jehovah punished Cain for murdering Abel. (Genesis 4:9-11) So anger and hatred are dangerous because they can make us become violent or cruel. A person who is like that cannot have everlasting life. (Read1 John 3:15.) To please Jehovah, we must learn to love all people.—1 John 3:11, 12. - https://www.jw.org/ase/publications/books/bible-study/respect-gods-gift-of-life-blood/
       
      On other side we can find this in Bible, directly as words inspired to be written by Almighty God.  
       
       
        7   Remember, O Jehovah,What the Eʹdom·ites said on the day Jerusalem fell:“Tear it down! Tear it down to its foundations!”+ 
      8  O daughter of Babylon, who is soon to be devastated,+Happy will be the one who rewards you With the treatment you inflicted on us.+
      9  Happy will be the one who seizes your children And dashes them against the rocks.+ -  https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/psalms/137/
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
    • By ARchiv@L
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z21sPtXvQRo
    • By Jack Ryan
      from 2016 the year that they started the return to Jehovah brochure.
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Just one of many changes WT made in recent years. 
      19 In review, what have we learned? In the beginning of this article, we raised three “when” questions. We first considered that the great tribulation did not begin in 1914 but will start when the United Nations attacks Babylon the Great. Then, we reviewed why Jesus’ judgment of the sheep and the goats did not begin in 1914 but will occur during the great tribulation. Finally, we examined why Jesus’ arrival to appoint the faithful slave over all his belongings did not occur in 1919 but will take place during the great tribulation. So, then, all three “whens” apply to the same future time period—the great tribulation. How does this adjusted view further affect our understanding of the illustration of the faithful slave? Also, how does it affect our understanding of other parables, or illustrations, of Jesus that are being fulfilled during this time of the end? These important questions will be considered in the following articles.
      source of paragraph: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2013530
       
      Here in this paragraph we see just some of many changes from past teachings in Watchtower ideology.
      Well, questions are as follow:
      What is The Truth?
      Can The Truth Stop To Be True?
      Does The Truth have the Owner?
      Why do some people like to claim that Only They know a Certain Truth?
      Does some Truth exists outside of our awareness of the existence of such truth?
      Why do we argue how some Truth or Truths can never change?
      Why can not we name The Truth, which has ceased to be true, that it is a Lie or at least Not The Truth?
      Do these truths from paragraph 19 cease to be true on the day of publication in the Watchtower Journal on July 15 2013 or are they, in fact, have never been The Truth?
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      3) We do not lobby, vote in political elections, run for government office, or try to change governments. …Otherwise, how could we have a clean conscience when we preach the good news that only God’s Kingdom can solve mankind’s problems? source: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2016288#h=36
       
      lobby verb [ I or T ]  UK  /ˈlɒb.i/ US  /ˈlɑː.bi/
      C2 to try to persuade a politician, the government, or an official group that a particular thing should or should not happen, or that a law should be changed:
      https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/lobby
       
      Recent example how WT Company and JW members participated in "lobbying" was writing letters to Russian Government and their politicians. 
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Personally, I believe that what Serena stands for in her social projects is truly worthwhile. One of the video I've put out shows that she is socially active in many areas of American community life.
      She stands for high school education and university higher education. Includes self in health programs. In charitable actions. She is UNICEF ambassador. Have Philanthropic projects. Helping on Community violence. She is Partnership with Equal Justice Initiative. One have said: "She's talking when others are being quite." She started Annual charity run. She is Ambassador for the Allstate Foundation, a purple plus project for domestic abuse victims.
      Basically, first please take look at the links for Serena, and then read the controversial WT articles that actually say how Serena is "meddling in the things of this world". 2. Tim 2: 4 - 4 "No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civil affairs but tries to please his commanding officer."
      Not want talking about her motives, because we must look first at person in positive way without prejudice. So, Serena is fine role model in helping people, all people, not only to people of "her flock". :))
      It is to long with copy/paste WT articles, but some people wants to see black on white.
      1) „What is the theme of the message of Jehovah’s Witnesses? When Jesus gave his preaching commission, he did not instruct his followers to preach social or political reforms, union of Church and State, or any other secular ideology. Instead, he foretold: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations.” (Matthew 24:14) Thus, in obedience to Jesus’ instructions, true Christians today continue to speak to their neighbors about God’s Kingdom—the only government capable of bringing an end to Satan’s wicked system and ushering in a righteous new world.“  - source: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2012324#h=10
      TRUE Christians today do not participate in politics. Why not? Because they follow Jesus’ example. He said about himself: “I am no part of the world.” Regarding his followers, he stated: “You are no part of the world.” (John 15:19; 17:14) Consider some reasons why Christians should not become involved in politics.
      2) 1. Human ability is limited. The Bible states that humans have neither the ability nor the right to govern themselves. “It does not belong to man who is walking,” wrote the prophet Jeremiah, “even to direct his step.”—Jeremiah 10:23.
      Just as humans were not created to fly successfully on their own strength, so they were not created to rule successfully by themselves. Speaking about the limits of government, historian David Fromkin noted: “Governments are composed of human beings; therefore they are fallible and their prospects are uncertain. They exercise a certain power, but only a limited one.” (The Question of Government) No wonder the Bible warns us not to put our trust in man!—Psalm 146:3. source: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2012323#h=1
      3) We do not lobby, vote in political elections, run for government office, or try to change governments. …Otherwise, how could we have a clean conscience when we preach the good news that only God’s Kingdom can solve mankind’s problems?  source: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2016288#h=36
      4) Reformers are found in almost every society, where they encourage change in an orderly, constitutional manner. Generally, they are not anarchists or revolutionaries, since most reformers stay within the law and refrain from violence. A few reformers occupy influential positions in society and take the initiative in introducing change. Others lobby and prod those in power into taking some action.
      Reformers try to get society to rethink its approach on issues. They do not just protest; they have ideas about how to improve things. To draw attention to their concerns, reformers may petition the public, demonstrate in the streets, or seek publicity in the media. Among the worst things that can happen to a reformer is for society to ignore him…..There can be no doubt that Jesus had the ability to bring about reform. As a perfect man, he could have blazed a trail with sweeping changes and innovations. Yet, Christ did not initiate a campaign to rid the world of corrupt officials or dishonest businessmen. He did not lead street protests against injustice, although he himself was to become the innocent victim of an outrageous miscarriage of justice….What Christ had in mind was, not a simple reform, but a complete change in the way mankind’s affairs are governed. This change will be put into effect by the heavenly Kingdom introduced by the Creator of mankind, Jehovah God, and administered by Jesus Christ as King. source: https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102004202#h=28
       
      5) Special appendix on domestic violence with brand new "instructions"
      17 Admittedly, there have been instances where an “unbelieving husband” seems to prove that he is not “agreeable to staying with her.” He might be extremely physically abusive, even to the point that she feels that her health or life is in danger. He might refuse to support her and the family or severely endanger her spirituality. In such cases, some Christians have personally decided that, despite what he might say, the mate is not “agreeable to staying” together and that a separation is necessary. But other Christians in comparably difficult situations have not; they have endured and tried to work at improving matters. Why?
      18 In such a separation, the two are still marriage mates. If they lived apart, each one would face challenges, as mentioned earlier. The apostle Paul gave another reason for staying united. He wrote: “The unbelieving husband is sanctified in relation to his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in relation to the brother; otherwise, your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.” (1 Cor. 7:14) Many loyal Christians have remained with an unbelieving mate under very trying circumstances. They can testify that doing so was worthwhile in a special sense when their mate became a true worshipper.—Read 1 Corinthians 7:16; 1 Pet. 3:1, 2. source: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-study-december-2018/honor-what-god-has-yoked-together/
      What would Serena say about this? Here are 2 links.
       
       
      https://www.allstatenewsroom.com/news/allstate-foundation-purple-purse-and-serena-williams-launch-national-street-art-campaign-to-make-domestic-violence-and-financial-abuse-visible/
    • By Witness
      My mother was a “plein air” artist, and although it sounds rather sophisticated, this artist scraped for every brush and tube of paint she could get.  When raising five children, I am sure her love of painting conflicted with the necessary care of her offspring.  Many times, it was evident that the artwork took precedence, especially when dinner’s aromas were overpowered by the lingering fumes of the day’s use of turpentine; a sure sign that an unfinished piece of art was given top priority.
       Her philosophy was, never copy another artist’s work; that of a well-known painter, or otherwise.
      As a girl, I was frequently in tow with father, mother, little brother, art supplies and camping gear piled in the back of a station wagon, and heading for the mountains.  Other artists would arrive for the ‘art fest’ over the weekend.  As they readied themselves before the scene to be painted, their own unique tools, color choices, and techniques emerged to achieve what they envisioned of the natural scene before them.  Even through my young eyes, I could clearly understand the intent of each artist’s desire to capture the scene.  Mountains, plains, trees, sage, water were all identifiable from a different, but recognizable perspective. No one owned the scene, only the work and technique they used, to illustrate what they perceived. 
      Art forgery is a different matter. The intent is to deceive and pilfer the unsuspecting one into thinking they are buying the original piece of art.  In the case of copied works by the famous “Masters”, detailed analysis using microscopes and x-rays detects the evidence of modern paints and materials.  Also, extensive, historical research is applied to identify a forgery.
      Note the comments made by an article on art forgery:
      “Regardless of what technique is used, every authentication starts with determining whether a work has a provenance, which is THE RECORD OF A WORK’S OWNERSHIP HISTORY. Ideally, THE RECORD SHOULD STRETCH ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE WORK’S CREATION.
      “Unfortunately, an unidentified forgery will accumulate its own provenance the longer it goes undiscovered, so the provenance becomes INCREASINGLY REINFORCED AS TIME PASSES. Forgers will often take advantage of the loose provenance by creating an ILLUSION of provenance along with forging the work. THEY WILL BUILD A FRAUDULENT IDENTITY for the work with fake documents and staged photographs. The longer the forgery goes undetected, the harder it may be to detect that the documents are not genuine.”   (https://alj.orangenius.com/techniques-art-forgery/)
      False prophets are common, but could a spiritual counterfeit picture of “truth” be painted in order to rob an individual not only of their physical investments but of their spiritual life?  Let’s briefly put the Watchtower under a microscope using a valid historical record, the Bible, and see what its “provenance” shows.  At one point it made the comment,
      "As Christians, we face up to similar challenges today. We cannot take part in any modern version of idolatry—be it worshipful gestures toward an image or symbol or the imputing of SALVATION to a person or an ORGANIZATION." Watchtower 1990 11/1 p. 26 Our Relative Subjection to the Superior Authorities
      This is a similar stand of CT Russell when first gathering his Bible Students, when he said, “Beware of ‘organization’.  It is wholly unnecessary.  The Bible rules will be the only rules you need”.  Wt 9/15/1895
      What about a statement made BEFORE the 1990 WT. quote? 
      WT. 10/1/1967 p. 591:   "Make haste TO IDENTIFY THE VISIBLE THEOCRATIC ORGANIZATION of God that represents his king, Jesus Christ. IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR LIFE. Doing so, be complete in accepting its every aspect”
      Watchtower appears to be staging some confusing fake documents, at whatever angle we look at it.  Which quote is genuine, which is a lie?  They both carry their own lying qualities.  Today, the Watchtower has completed painting its illusion of a spirit-directed organization providing a spiritual paradise to lead you into God’s Kingdom.   2 Thess 2:1-4; Jer 8:11; 14:13-14; 28:8,9
      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thess+2%3A1-4%3B+Jer+8%3A11%3B+14%3A13-14%3B+28%3A8%2C9&version=NIV
      Watchtower 16/11 pg 16-20:
      BE LOYAL TO JEHOVAH AND SUPPORT HIS ORGANIZATION - “Yes, if we are LOYAL to Jehovah and follow the direction he gives us by means of his organization, HE WILL GIVE US EVERLASTING LIFE and he will be loyal to us forever!” 
      WT 15/8/15 pg 15-20:
      PREPARE NOW FOR LIFE IN THE NEW WORLD -  “If we want to be ready for life in the new world, we need to learn to be CONTENT and to COOPERATE with Jehovah’s ORGANIZATION and with one another.
      To prepare for everlasting life in the new world, we need to OBEY the direction from Jehovah’s ORGANIZATION now.” Wt 15/8/15  pg 15-20
      Concisely, a JW must:
      BE LOYAL TO THE ORGANIZATION
      FOLLOW AND OBEY THE DIRECTION OF THE ORGANIZATION
      LEARN TO BE CONTENT WITH THE ORGANIZATION
      LEARN TO COOPERATE WITH THE ORGANIZATION
      This is now your solid, established teaching, JWs.  The requirement held out for everlasting life, according to the Watchtower is total reliance on, and devotion to, the organization; along with a spurious, idolatrous attempt made, to link it with God.  Isa 46:5; Rev 13:1,5-8 The necessity of the organization has been a gradual development within the last 100 years; a provenance that has now come under scrutiny. Rev 16:13-16; Ezek 8:6; Amos 7:8; Rev 11:1  Of course, we believe that the faithful early Christians received salvation.  What about God’s anointed ones and believers over the centuries since Christ, in various parts of the world?  JWs, we know there was no “organization” that TRUE Christians relied on as one’s salvation throughout the centuries. Rev 20:4  Or, do you feel there was not a single soul that was faithful to God and Christ after the formation of the early congregations, UNTIL the Watchtower organization emerged?  Col 2:8; Rev 13:1,4,10   https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isa+46%3A5%3B+Rev+13%3A1%2C5-8%3B+Rev+16%3A13-16%3B+Ezek+8%3A6%3B+Amos+7%3A8%3B+Rev+11%3A1%3B+20%3A4%3B+Col+2%3A8%3B+Rev+13%3A1%2C4%2C10&version=NIV
      It appears a wrench has been thrown into the working out of our salvation; and indeed, this is the case.  Ask yourself, where is Christ in all of this organization business?  When Jesus said, “destroy this temple and I will raise it up in three days”, did he mean that an earthly, man-made corporation decked out with major complexes world-wide and modern-day synagogues was to be established 1900 years later? 
      “BUT HE WAS SPEAKING OF THE TEMPLE OF HIS BODY.  So when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they BELIEVED THE SCRIPTURE and the STATEMENT Jesus had made.”  John 2:19-22
      Does this “temple” require money and physical upkeep?  Does it require any earthly goods whatsoever?  Phil 3:18,19 
      “For you know that it was NOT with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. 
       He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. THROUGH HIM you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.”  1 Pet 1:18-21
      According to scripture, an earthly organization established with your “silver and gold” is not Bible-based as necessary for salvation.  Exod 32:8,4; Isa 42:8; Rom 1:20-22,25; Acts 4:12 
      We are revealing a case of forgery; a counterfeit “Mount Zion”, the Temple of God. (Heb 12:22,23)  It appears so incredibly authentic that God’s Chosen ones and companions have been lulled into passivity by its illustrious beauty and promise of peace if one remains within its picture.  1 Thess 5:3  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Phil+3%3A18%2C19%3B+Exod+32%3A8%2C4%3B+Isa+42%3A8%3B+Rom+1%3A20-22%2C25%3B+Acts+4%3A12%3B+Heb+12%3A22%2C23%3B+1+Thess+5%3A3++&version=NIV
      From Pearl Doxsey’s article, “What’s Wrong with Peace and Security”?
      “Is this perception of present peace and security accurate?
      What is the danger of feeling safe from Satan due to the supposed spiritual shelter of an organization?
      Prophecy tells us that when Satan makes his final attack against the woman's seed,
      they do not expect the attack, nor perceive their vulnerability (Eze.38:11,14; Jer.49:31)
      Can you see that this overlaps with the period where the leaders of God's people are falsely declaring peace and security? (Eze.13:16; Rev.13:11,4; 1Thess.5:3)
      Because of their drowsy, overconfident condition, they are deceived and conquered (Rev.13:7; 9:5,10; Matt.5:13; Rev.11:2; 12:4; Dan.8:10,11,12,13; 2Thess.2:4).”    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Eze.38%3A11%2C14%3B+Jer.49%3A31%3BEze.13%3A16%3B+Rev.13%3A11%2C4%3B+1Thess.5%3A3%3BRev.13%3A7%3B+9%3A5%2C10%3B+Matt.5%3A13%3B+Rev.11%3A2%3B+12%3A4%3B+Dan.8%3A10%2C11%2C12%2C13%3B+2Thess.2%3A4&version=NIV
      Now, on to Pearl’s  “An Illustration”:
      “Satan knows he cannot prevent the prophetic SPIRITUAL signs and events which Jesus foretold for the end, from coming to pass (Rev.12:4,5,12,13).
      Satan realizes that the only way to prevent the remnant from grasping hold of the life-saving warnings, is to stage a counterfeit earlier fulfillment (Rev.12:15,9; 13:9,10,11,14; Matt.24:4,5,23,48; 2Thess.2:2) both religious and secular. He has the power to do so (1John5:19). Satan hopes that the remnant who are searching for the truthful interpretations of unfolding end-time events,
      will be detoured, by Satan's own premature counterfeit "fulfillment" (2Thess.2:2,3,11; Matt.7:15; 24:4,8,11,13,24; Rev.13:11).

      Satan cannot change nor fulfill the true SPIRITUAL signs Jesus gave. But he can fabricate a decoy within his own physical, visible realm, which IS under his power (Rev.2:9; Eph.6:12; John12:31).
      He must do this before the True signs arrive.
      Yet, he cannot fabricate a counterfeit for EVERY single true prophetic spiritual detail that Jesus gave.

      Will the chosen notice these discrepancies? Will they prove attentive enough to prove wise, faithful, awake, sober, and discreet?”
      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Rev.12%3A4%2C5%2C12%2C13%3BRev.12%3A15%2C9%3B+13%3A9%2C10%2C11%2C14%3B+Matt.24%3A4%2C5%2C23%2C48%3B+2Thess.2%3A2%3B1+John+5%3A19%3B2Thess.2%3A2%2C3%2C11%3B+Matt.7%3A15%3B+24%3A4%2C8%2C11%2C13%2C24%3B+Rev.13%3A11%3BRev.2%3A9%3B+Eph.6%3A12%3B+John12%3A31&version=NIV
      (This article is a valuable first step in understanding end time prophesy concerning God’s chosen/anointed people.)
      The article on art forgery said, “Finding a forgery can cast doubt on the authenticators and damage the reputation of the sellers”. 
      The “two witnesses” of Rev 11:3, who work for Christ, reveal the authenticity of the Body of Christ as God’s Temple Zion and expose the Watchtower organization and its Harlot leaders for what they are -fakes, who paint with layers of lies. Ezek 13:10-12; Matt 23:12, 27; John 16:13; Rev.2:29    JWs!  As companion “sellers” of the Watchtower and its “good news”, your reputation with the Head of the anointed Body – Christ – will continue to deteriorate!  Sadly, many doubt the authenticity of Christ’s anointed “two witnesses” whose job it is to draw attention to this forgery.  Zech 4:3,11,14; Matt 10:20; 2 Cor 10:4,5    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Rev+11%3A3%3BEzek+13%3A10-12%3B+Matt+23%3A12%2C+27%3B+John+16%3A13%3B+Rev.2%3A29%3BZech+4%3A3%2C11%2C14%3B+Matt+10%3A20%3B+2+Cor+10%3A4%2C5%3B+&version=NIV
      Art forgery can be a federal and state offense.  What will happen to the Watchtower for its blasphemous offense before God?  Scripture tells us - Zech 4:7; Rev 8:8 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zech+4%3A7%3B+Rev+8%3A8&version=NIV
      I am sure you will say the organization is necessary in spreading the “good news of the kingdom”; yet, the good news is, the false promise of peace and security has been exposed, stopping short any further deceit and pilfering to come against the anointed (“Jacob”) and their companions who see it as it is – an illusion. 2 Thess 2:9-12  They come forth eagerly desiring to shed Watchtower’s sins and to accept freely, the Truth from Christ.  The authentic works of the Father and Christ have been found by those with keen understanding and eyes that see. God has redeemed His people.  Matt 7:7; 10:6, 1 Cor 1:28,29; Isa 48:20; Rev 18:4-8  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Thess+2%3A9-12%3BMatt+7%3A7%3B+10%3A6%2C+1+Cor+1%3A28%2C29%3B+Isa+48%3A20%3B+Rev+18%3A4-8&version=NIV
      Other articles are found on Pearl’s blog:
      YHWH’S GENUINE MOUNTAIN
      ORIGIN OF DARKNESS/”GOOD NEWS”/WOMAN’S SON
      4womaninthewilderness
       
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      (New news ....)  A MONTANA Judge Orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to Turn Over Internal Documents Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse
      April 12, 2018
       
      On April 5, 2018, Judge James Manley of Sanders County, Montana ordered the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization to produce documents and testimony related to internal reports and investigations into the childhood sexual abuse of NPR’s two clients.
       
      In this case, the two Plaintiffs were sexually abused as children by a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Elders in the local Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Thompson Falls, Montana were aware of the abuse and failed to report it to the police, choosing instead to handle the reports and investigations internally pursuant to Jehovah’s Witness guidelines. Their decision not to report the abuse to authorities allowed the perpetrator to remain in the congregation and continue to abuse one of the Plaintiffs.
       
      Throughout this case, and similar childhood sexual abuse cases across the country, the Jehovah’s Witnesses have refused to produce documents related to their internal handling of reports of sexual abuse and related investigations and disciplinary actions claiming that the information is protected by the clergy-penitent privilege and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
       
      Through briefing to the court, NPR convinced the Judge that Defendants’ privilege claims were unsupported and improper under the law. The Court agreed that Defendants could not blanket everything related to their investigations in secrecy and that they must turn it over to the Plaintiffs. Often, this is the very evidence that can win or lose a case like this against a religious institution.
       
      The case of Nunez, et al. v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York, et al.  is set to go to trial in September of 2018.
      The plaintiffs in this case are represented by NPR partner D. Neil Smith and associate Ross E. Leonoudakis.
       
      ----------------------------------------------------------
      A Jury of 12 held in public view ... or a tribunal of three held in complete secrecy.
      Which would YOU choose,  to get Justice?
       
    • By James Thomas Rook Jr.
      Which Pill Would We Take ..... The Red Pill? .... or the Blue Pill?
      In the political world, more and more people are rejecting "Fake News" as provided by CNN (Clinton News Network), ABC (All 'bout Clinton) and NBC (Nothin' but Clinton), etc., and are seeking the truth about what they are being told ..... wherever it may be found.
      Today John Stossel had an article about this on Foxnews which is incredibly important ... not only for the political ramifications ... but every manner of philosophical thought ....  and our very view of how the Universe works, and what "makes it tick".
      If you have seen the movie "The Matrix" .... a MUST SEE movie .... you already know the common expression "Red Pill? Blue Pill?".
      If you don't ... YOU SHOULD. 
      The concept behind the expression is incredibly important ... as to whether we live in and artificial fantasy construct world ... or a world of what is actually REAL.
      JOHN STOSSEL: More people tuning out mainstream media, embracing 'truth'
      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/03/27/john-stossel-why-so-many-are-taking-red-pill-and-discovering-truth-about-mainstream-media.html
      Oh ... and if you have not seen it .... get a copy of the movie, so you will actually get a "feel" for the depth of the now commonly understood  idiomatic expression.
      (For those in Rio Linda, that has nothing to do with sex, it has to do with basic understanding .....)
      Grok?
       
       
       
       
       
    • By Witness
      "This week a troubling story on W5: Avery Haines investigates an alleged sex abuse cover-up within the Jehovah's Witnesses. From across Canada, to the United States, England and Australia she reveals how the religious sect's doctrine protects accused sex offenders and pedophiles and makes it virtually impossible for complaints to be reported to police. Watch NO WITNESSES Saturday at 7 pm on CTV."
      https://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/
       
    • By Witness
      Many "Jehovah's Witnesses" have said to me, 
      "Don't you think that we should just wait on Jehovah to straighten things out in the leadership of the Organization? Surely Jehovah will take care of things in His own due time."

      Has not God already made clear how He handles wayward leadership and those who cling to them who lead His people astray? Did he "straighten out" Jerusalem, when they rejected His Son? How does God always conclude his covenants with those who reject His guidance? What happened in 70 C.E.?
      Don't you remember Christ's warning, at Matt.24:15,16?

      Please consider my scriptural reply to your questions....
      Because of the critical times in which we live, we must consult Yhwh's direction in this (Prov.3:5,6).
      Certainly, we do not want to view the continuing existence of sin and false doctrines as Yhwh's fault, as if  He wants it to continue until He feels inclined to correct it (1John1:5; Rom.3:4). Any apostasy that exists, is due to men, and not due to God's complacency. 
      True, this futility and operation of error is being permitted by Yhwh (Rom.8:20; 2Thess.2:11,9), but not without purpose! 
      Be certain that you see clearly what that purpose is!


      2Thess.2:9,10,11,12 tells us, that Yhwh allows this test by Satan, so that those who do not really love Him and the truth, will be deceived and marked. The outcome? Eze.14:10; 2Thess.2:10,12; Rev.13:8 and Rev.19:20,21 answer.
      Does Yhwh really hold accountable, and condemn, those who are deceived into subjection to corrupt leaders, or even just the complacent condoning of an environment of corruption?
      See Ezek.14:10; 1Tim.2:14; Psalm26:4 make the answer to that clear.
      So, if we continue to subject ourselves to a false prophet and continue to take in the spiritual food they provide; how does Yhwh view us? (Matt.15:14; 1Cor.10:21,22; Rev.2:2,14,16,20,21,22,23).
      "Waiting on Jehovah" is for the endurance of injustice, after you have actually been subjected to it for righteousness' sake(Rev.6:10; 1Pet.2:19; 5:9; Matt.5:10,11,12; Gal.5:1,7,8; Matt.10:32; Rom.8:17; 2Tim.2:12). 
      The example of Christ was to speak out against religious corruption and poisonous spiritual food (Matt.23). He knew that Truth was the only way to salvation (John14:6; 17:3,17). He was willing to die to provide the vital warning, that we must not be complacent followers (John18:37; 8:40; Matt.23:13,33,38; 5:20; 15:14). So also, do his brothers and true followers (Luke9:23,24;Rev.6:11; 12:11; Matt.5:13,14,15,16). If we know what is right, and do not do it; it is a sin for us (James4:17; Gen.3:3). We know it is right, to warn those in spiritual peril (Ezek.3:18; 33:8). We know it is wrong to tolerate wicked leaders (Rev.2:20; 2Kings9:7;Eze.13:17; 2Cor.11:4,20,13,12,3).

      Sitting still in silence, is not truly, "waiting on Jehovah"...as if His patience is to blame for our drunken sleep.
      We do not "wait on Jehovah" for Him to make us take action to do what is right (Deut.30:15,19; Luke13:24). Yhwh is not going to force the corrupt ones to change, so we should stop waiting for that. He is allowing a short time, to see what WE will choose; the condoning of corruption...or faithful action that results in life. (Gal.6:4; Mark10:29,30; Rev.2:2; 2Cor.6:17; Rev18:4; Mark 8:35)
      We have free will, and must choose for ourselves to obey His warnings and guidance. "Waiting" will not accomplish this, nor save us. Decisive action was needed to save Noah and his family (Gen.6:22; Heb.12:25). It is the same today (Matt.24:37; 1Cor.10:11).


      Many may be under the impression that we have enough time before the end; and that there is time for the Organization to be cleansed and repaired. The reality is, that no longer will imperfect men running an imperfect organization, rule in righteousness during the remainder of Satan's system. 
      The very next kings will be Yhwh, Christ, and his glorified brothers (2Pet.3:5,6,7,11,13; Rev.12:10; 6:10,11; 14:1). These have no need of a man-made Temple, buildings, or Organization (John4:21,23,24; Matt.24:2; Isa.26:5; Job 5:11; Eze.21:25,26,27;Luke14:11). God himself is constructing his own, perfected "organization"; and the last of the living stones are taking their place in the completed Tabernacle of God (1Cor.15:50; 1Pet.2:5,9; 1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:20,21,22; Heb.11:10; Acts7:48; Zech.4:9-10) This everlasting and glorious "organization" comes down out of heaven from God (Rev.21:2,3,4,5; 22:3,4; Dan.2:44); not up from the ashes of corruption and sin (Job 14:4).

      Yhwh has made plain in so many scriptures, that now is not the time for loyalty to those condemned. It is a time for fleeing, an opened door provided by the merciful compassion of the King of Eternity; who does not implement the cleansing fire of His wrath, until first He warns His prophets (Amos3:7; 2Pet.1:21). 
      Let him that has ears...listen!
      (Luke21:21,22; 17:32; Isa.52:11; 2Cor.6:17; Jer.51:45; Rev.18:4)
      Pearl Doxsey, 4womaninthewilderness
       
       
       
       
       
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