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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:)))
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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 :)  

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      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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      Branch Organization (revised 2003), for branch overseers "Dwelling Together in Unity" (1952, revised 1974, 1982, 1989, 1986, 2004) Standards Manual (2005), for proofreaders Writing for Our Journals, for writers Other
      Memorandum for Regional Building Committees, for Regional Building Committee members Working Together Safely—Safety Rules and Standards for Volunteer Projects, for Regional Building Committee volunteers District Convention Operations (1997), for Convention Committee members Shining as Illuminators in the World (1977,[17] 2004), for attendees of pioneer school Missionary Counsel Booklet (1985), for missionaries Legal guidance for members
      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)
      For medical practitioners
      Family Care and Medical Management for Jehovah's Witnesses (1992, revised 1995)
      BIBLE READING SCHEDULE - 1 YEAR
       
       
      Newsletter
      Our Kingdom Ministry, for publishers Our Kingdom Ministry (format change, January 2009)Our Kingdom Ministry (format change, September 1991)Our Kingdom Ministry (title change, 1982)Our Kingdom Service (title change, 1976)Kingdom Ministry (title change, September 1956)Informant (title change, July 1936)Director for Field Publishers (title change, October 1935)Bulletin for Jehovah’s Witnesses (title change, 1931)Watch Tower Bulletin (title change, 1930)Bulletin (title change, 1919)Suggestions from Colporteurs (title change, 1918)Suggestive Hints to New Colporteurs (title change, 1914)Suggestive Hints to Colporteurs (1896 to 1913)
      Public Meeting Campaign (1945 to 1946)
      Instructions for Car Drivers (1933)
      Outline for Transcription Meetings (1933)
      Your Work With Transcription Machines (1933)
      Bearing Testimony (1932)
      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)
      To Whom the Work Is Entrusted (1919)
       
      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 Srecko Sostar
      The WT Society interprets that JW elders have the right not to disclose secrets to the police and to other government agencies regarding child abuse when members of the organization give them information, whether they are victims or perpetrators.
      In this appeal, WT lawyers defend this right by invoking the Catholic Church and their clergy. In fact, although the WT Society and JWorg claim to have no priestly class as the Catholic Church, they do want the same privileges for their elders, before the bodies of the law, as Catholic priests do.
      What is the doctrine in the Catholic Church regarding "confession"? What is the doctrine of the WT and JW Organization regarding "confession"?
      The Catholic Church allows their priests to listen to the voluntary confessions of their believers and to give them comfort and forgiveness in the name of God as part of Christian mercy. Priests must never reveal to anyone the confession secrets they have heard from believers.
      The WT JW organization teaching that the believers of their religion should also confess their sins to their "priests", who are the elders. Although in the formal every day language, words "confession of sin" are viewed in different way, different picture than it is in Catholic church, it can be said that it is formally the similar idea as in the Catholic Church. Awareness of one's sin may come to elders in two ways: as a voluntary confession of one's sins before one or more elders or when a member of the Assembly declared the sin of another member of the organization.
      There are two outcomes for a JW believer after the elders find out about a sin. He will either be allowed to remain as full member of the assembly, or be expelled/dfd from the organization.
      What does that tell us? Although the WT JW organization claims that it is incorrect and unbiblical when a Catholic priest forgives sins to a Catholic believer, we are free to observe that in their treating, JW elders towards their member, they act in the same way as a Catholic priest. By allowing JW sinner to remain to be a member of the congregation, they, as the Judges of the JW Church, forgave him. They forgave him on their's behalf, on behalf of the injured party, and on behalf of the assembly. In the event that they had excluded sinners, it would mean that no one had forgiven him. This kind of treatment denies the allegations regarding the Catholic Church about who have right to "forgive sins".
      Certain Bible passages teaching assembly members to be prepared to forgive the sins of other members. This actually means that there is a basis on which one sinner can forgive sins of a another sinner. If so, then it means that some sin can be forgiven, not just by the directly injured party, but by any other member of the congregation. Every member can, if he wants and wish, but he is not forced if he does not want to.
      But in the Catholic Church, a believer who has the burden of sin and wants to confess it in his church, goes to only one priest, not two or three, and confesses his sin only to him. In this case, sin is confessed to only one person. And that forms the basis for the "secret" in the Catholic Church. Because the secret is revealed to only one person.
      In the JW congregation, "confession of sin" gets another level of "secrecy." The secret does not remain verbally spoken between two people, but the "secret" extends to 3 or 4 people, maybe more. However, it is very important to note that the "confession" is also documented in writing. According to what i know, a Catholic priest does not making (mandatory) written record for the sins of his believers. JW elders, by contrast, must make a "confidential file" kept in the archives and / or destroyed if it would be said so by the authority of the higher hierarchy body.
       
      It is unacceptable that the WT JW organization invokes the Catholic Church and their "penitent privilege", or "confessional secrets" between believers and chaplains (soul carrier, shepherd), as the basis by which it operates within its own organization and regulates the spiritual life of believers in the JW Church.
      The "confessional secret" in the Catholic Church  and "confession of sin" before the elders in the JW assembly are two things.
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      JW members are instructed by this GB member to trust their leaders aka Governing Body. On other side Bible has many verses that warning people about that issue. Well, it seems how human influence and even manipulation is on work. Just few Bible verses as evidence: 
       My dear brothers, do not trust every spirit. But test the spirits to see if they belong to God. - 1 John
      Do not rely on a friend; do not trust in a companion. Seal the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms - Micah 7
      Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. - Psalm 146
      For your own sakes, quit trusting in mere man,Who is only the breath in his nostrils.*Why should he be taken into account? - Isaiah 2
       
       
    • By Srecko Sostar
      Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations,+ baptizing them+ in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, - Mat 28:19 nwt
      WT Society have changed few times, in last 140 years, baptismal questions.
      Also they stopped to respect, obey Jesus command quoted above. At some moment (perhaps about 1970's , please correct this guessing if it is wrong) JW person who immersing new member into water doing that silently. They do not repeat this Jesus words while baptizing "disciples". 
      What do you think about this?  Whether the absence of spoken words (in the name of ....) is the reason why such baptism would be considered invalid? Or, that is not matter?  

    • By Srecko Sostar
      TEACHING BOX 16A - https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1102017945
      Is Christendom the Antitypical Jerusalem?
      In the past, our literature has referred to Christendom as the antitype of apostate Jerusalem. The conditions in unfaithful Jerusalem—including idolatry and widespread corruption—certainly remind us of what is happening in Christendom. However, in recent years our publications, including the one you are now reading, have not taken the type-antitype approach to prophecy except where the Bible provides a clear basis for doing so. Is there a solid Scriptural basis for referring to Christendom as the antitypical Jerusalem? No.
      Consider the following: Jerusalem was at one time a center of pure worship; later, its inhabitants turned apostate. By contrast, Christendom has never practiced pure worship. Right from its inception in the fourth century C.E., Christendom has always taught false doctrine.
      In addition, after Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians, Jehovah restored the city to his favor and it again became the center of true worship. Christendom, on the other hand, has never had God’s favor, and once it is destroyed during the great tribulation, it will never rise again.
      In view of the foregoing, what may we conclude? When we examine Bible prophecies that were fulfilled on unfaithful Jerusalem, we may say, ‘This or that reminds us of what we see in Christendom today.’ But there appears to be no Scriptural basis for referring to Christendom as the antitypical Jerusalem.
       
      First, perhaps is about Lexicon, Vocabulary  in JW Culture. When JW Church and members talking about "Christendom" they refer firstly or mostly to Roman Catholic Church and all Churches and Denominations that believe In Jesus Christ...but in wrong, false and idolatrous way. But JW consider themselves to be Christians too, but not part of "Christendom" (by this they quote can be consider as Christendom.  "....we are Christians who do our best to follow the example set by Jesus Christ and to live by his teachings." -https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/are-jehovahs-witnesses-a-cult/
      Why this linguistic distinction is so important to JW? To be, sometimes, called with name "Christians" but want to run miles away from word "Christendom"?
      Christendom - https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christendom
       noun - English Language Learners Definition of Christendom
      : people who are Christians
      : the part of the world where most people are Christians
      But another thing is of bigger importance. Do you remember how many articles and books and magazines taught you all, over such long period of decades, on so many meetings and congregations baked up with so many Bible verses and Study paragraphs about who is Jerusalem and who is Christendom and all that stuff??!!
      And now they figured up, they rowed deep, Under Spirit Motivation and Guidance, to tell you how Now there is No Single One Solid Scriptural Basis to believe in that teaching, doctrine, dogma! 
      Do You really believe how Church Leaders and Guardians of Doctrine in WTJWORG know what they are talking about , as those who watch for your souls?! 
        
    • By The Librarian
      yb1955_E.pdf
       
       
      Part of the archive:
       
    • 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 Outta Here
      This publication is mentioned in the Proclaimers Book Ch.16, p.245, and again in God's Kingdom Rules Ch.11, p.115, para. 25.
      We have it listed in the Archive of Publications but not linked. So here is copy of this rather fascinating item.
      1920 - Golden Age ABC .pdf
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      By Guest Nicole
      Watch_Tower_Publications_Index_2001-2015.pdf
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      Examining the Scriptures Daily - 2016
      2016 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses 
      2016 Calendar
      2016 Watchtower(s)
      2016 Awake!(s)  
      Our Christian Life and Ministry (this has now replaced Our Kingdom Ministry)
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      2016 Imitate Their Faith Circuit Assembly
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      Individual videos
      2016 Forms
      2016 Letters to All Congregations
      2016 Letters to All Bodies Of Elders
      TO ALL BODIES OF ELDERS Re: Revised Public Talk Outlines
      Feb 5, 2016 Letter to All Bodies of Elders - Re: Attending Pioneer Service School Abroad
      Feb 9, 2016 Letter to All Bodies of Elders - Re: Supply of Screens for Video Playback at Kingdom Halls
      To Applicants for the School For Kingdom Evangelizers
      2016 Working Together Safely
      Outlines
      2016 Regional Convention Releases and info
      2016 Special Conventions (a new name for the old International Conventions)
      Official 2016 JW.org News Releases
      March 7, 2016 - Witnesses Receive Telly Awards for Video News Reporting
      2016 Watchtower Library DVD
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    • No, not all. Many sports organizations  and institutions etc have closed down.  But JWs will be accountable for every one.... because we will not close down and operate under a new name.....and it is fair for the victims. But as usual - the press will only single us out even though the injustice was not "planned" or tolerated.   It is just an extremely sensitive issue and most people - even today - do not completely know how to cope with it because it can destroy families. Elders who deal with it are under severe strain....  but this is why an elder must excuse himself if he does not feel able to handle it.  Luckily the new laws are in place which stipulate that this crime  must be reported to the authorities - in most first world countries.  So this takes pressure off them.      There is nothing wrong with not having the full picture or making a mistake - GB and JWs are imperfect people after all.  But I am absolutely sure that JWs understand the teachings of the bible, they do have a slave that is working hard on the preaching work and giving encouragement at the proper time. I am sure the bible is absolute reality and Jehovah has a nation on earth which comes from all nations and they do not learn war any more. They have unity because they do apply the bible principles that promote unity as a nation on earth.  Are they perfect people?   By no means.... ordinary people who try to stay faithful to Jehovah and the good and bad he set for us.  We are NOT better than anyone else ...... just extremely blessed to be drawn by Jehovah and receive his spirit to remain in the truth.  We cannot remain in the truth without his spirit.    For a while they can but eventually the develop a bad attitude. Of course, a KGB agent can infiltrate JWs and become an alder........ but his motivation is similar to Judas Iscariot. He is paid by the government and supported by them. Jehova will judge him. Most of us are just simple people who honestly and unhypocritically try to serve Jehovah....  So we remain because Jehovah gives his spirit to us....... and where else can we go where there is one nation under Jehovah?.
    • Which reminds me of JW 'parties' here in the UK. I know of such parties where Elders dress up in costumes. One such Elder who's name is Andy, dresses up as Andy Pandy. Others dress us as the Incredible Hulk, Batman etc. No part of the world of course   I do wonder what Jesus thinks as he looks down on them.  
    • @Arauna Quote " My friend, this is only a wish these days - justice is becoming a thing for the rich only who can afford good lawyers and get off. "  Not so with JW Child Sexual Abuse Victims. Some of them are not rich but they are getting justice at last. In many countries earthwide CSA victims from many 'walks of life' are getting some justice. Not just in JW Org of course, but it's good to see justice for all victims.
    • Different situations were present in ancient times. i.e. Israelites were allowed to have a concubine for instance..... BUT Job was a good man because he was generous with his possessions and he was faithful to only one wife - even though se was a nagger - lol. Does this mean that Jehovah will judge these people by the standards set by Jesus of one wife only? Yes, the laws of justice, mercy,  being honest are universal laws and will be in effect - no matter what the era or time period..... but some other considerations will also be taken into account.  After all - Jehovah is perfect and he will judge perfectly.  Unfortunately we do not judge perfectly.  Some persons did things as a young stupid person and society still hold them accountable for their entire life and treats them like outcasts....Jehovah can read the heart and he knows.  There are many situations where we cannot judge perfectly.... 
    • @Arauna Quote "Things are moving ...... not  exactly in timing as mommy WT organization predicted BUT as the bible predicted." EXACTLY. The Bible is never wrong. Watchtower and GB and JW Org are OFTEN WRONG.  Arauna, you are so helpful to us some times. When you actually admit that the W/t GB and JW Org are wrong.  But go careful, because you could be accused of being Apostate by actually admitting your Org / W/t gets it wrong.  After all that is why some of us are accused of being Apostate isn't it ? Because we believe God, working through Christ, as ruler, rather than men.   
    • I do the same.. You will notice that I do have my own opinions on some things.... which comes from meditation......  .  I  will of course not go and teach this to others.  I teach the basic core teachings to my studies and help them to appreciate that they must do self study for maturity...  I also prepare them for their time as a witness when they will see that everyone is not perfect....... they may even bump their toe on a rock below the surface of the love-feasts.. Most new witnesses face a test with fellow witnesses after baptism -  or a new congregations - it is inevitable..... just depends on how big the test is.  I also help them to get life-skills as a witness.  Some did not learn this while at home or had too many bumps in life.  The qualities to survive and the attitudes that assist in cooperating with others and being kind and fitting in. The realit y is: we are social animals and want to fit in , be successful in the group and it is hard on some people- especially if one has some weird personality quirks..... Navigating life - no matter where you go - is hard.  For us the workplace can be a specially hard because people expect us to be "better" than others...... when we are just ordinary people like everyone else..... The only difference is that we try to be faithful to god........ to the best of our very imperfect ability. Sometimes we must face ridicule for that...so as ordinary people we have to build up courage and work on our social skills to navigate out of difficult situations. I have a very friendly personality and stand out easily..... as a woman this is not always a good thing.  So I have learnt to be smart and gauge the right time to say what I think.  Last year I went to see two Arabic brothers and spoke to them about their attitudes towards women..... because Arabs have an inbred attitude which the truth does not completely correct.... years and years of training in a certain way is not just going to disappear.  I waited for the right time and managed to do it successfully....   did they take my concerns to heart?   I do not know....  but I seemed to do OK afterward.  As I grew older I learnt to not keep quiet about my concerns....... but wait for a long time until the time is right and then talk.  Every time I was successful, I grew in maturity.  Now I help the young sisters to also grow strong and become pillars in the congregation.   
    • @Arauna  I agree with you here, but the problem arises when, on thinking of spiritual things and reading the scriptures privately, we then find ourselves in disagreement with the teachings of the the GB  / JW Org.  I have always been encouraged to pray for guidance of holy spirit and read the scriptures. But I do find that on reasoning on the scriptures, I have been troubled by the way the GB / JW Org have dealt with and are dealing with things. 
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