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November 2002
Articles > Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – Jehovah’s Witnesses (2)

How did the Watchtower cult emerge and develop? The story begins with Charles Taze Russell (1852-1916). His parents were Calvinists in theology and members of a Congregational church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the Bible was taught faithfully. Russell accepted the God-centred theology of the church and of his parents until, at the age of…

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October 2002
Articles > Cults and other religions

Concerning Cults – Jehovah’s Witnesses (1)

It is claimed there are ‘6,000,000 persons’ in ‘over 230 lands’ who are Jehovah’s Witnesses. I cannot verify these statistics but two observations are pertinent. Firstly, growth in the number of Jehovah’s Witnesses has fluctuated in recent years. For example, between 1993 and 2001 their growth in the UK has slowed down. Secondly, Watchtower…

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May 2001
Cults and other religions

Jesus and the JWs

Does the Bible teach in Proverbs 8 that the Father created Jesus? According to the Jehovah's Witnesses, the answer is 'yes'. In their encyclopaedia Aid to Bible Understanding, under the section, ‘Wisdom Personified’ (1971 edition, p.918) we find the following: ‘Many professed Christian writers of the early centuries of the Common Era understood this…

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