A "MAN OF LAWLESSNESS" GAVE
Even their name 'Jehovah's witnesses' is a "swelling expression of no profit". (2 Peter 2:18 NWT) By 1931 J. F. Rutherford, 'had run out of suitably impressive material with which to energize his followers. According to Macmillan, "he began to think about" what he would say to Bible Students that was new and of any consequence at an international convention scheduled for July 24-31 in Cleveland, Ohio. "Isaiah 43 came to his mind"... What Rutherford had come up with at 2 o'clock in the morning was a new name for Bible Students: Jehovah's witnesses.' (See pg.119 of the book: 'Visions of Glory' by Barbara Harrison a former JW proof reader). Back then, Bible Students used the King James Version of the Bible. Verse 10 of Isaiah 43 reads: "Ye are My witnesses," saith the Lord, "and My servant whom I have chosen."
It was not the Lord God but J. F. Rutherford who gave Bible Students their new name 'Jehovah's witnesses.' To learn more of the apostasy of JWs of the "disgusting thing" "standing in a holy place", click on this link: 'Visions Of Glory'. ('Visions of Glory. A History and a Memory of Jehovah's Witnesses' was written by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison and published by Robert Hale Ltd).
It was also Rutherford who declared to a large audience of followers at a convention in Cedar Point, Ohio in 1919 that 'all those present are anointed'! Anointed? By whom? Almighty God anoints men as He chooses. Because those attending that convention were not known by Rutherford, by his declaration he lifted himself above God and fulfilled The Christ's words through the apostle Paul. (See 2 Thess 2:3,4 NWT).
The mysterious way in which members of the apostate
"man of lawlessness" of the sect falsely calling themselves Jehovah's
Witnesses actually serve satan, is by seeking and destroying the spiritual progress of potential Christians.
With reference to members of this sect from whom she suffered cold and hostile
behaviour but who considered themselves Jehovah's witnesses, Barbara Harrison wrote:
'My religion savaged those whom it offered salvation. For twelve years I lived in fear.'
By knocking on doors and distributing religious literature to appear righteous,
members of this sect try to deceive new converts that unchristian coldness and self-serving
mock piety is the "Way" of The Christ
In every generation, men that are evilly disposed to become members of the apostate "man of lawlessness" have slipped into congregations of Christ. They have become great in number and evil influence over those perishing because they do not have a love of the truth. (Jude V.4. 2 Thess 2:9,10).
Anyone in their right mind would realize that Almighty God never gave permission to these apostates to use His Name as Jehovah's witnesses do, as though by Divine right. He foreknew that the evil activities of this apostate sect would be revealed. They are merely witnesses to 23,720 cases of child sex abuse among them. Click on: JW Paedophiles 1, JW Paedophiles 2, Panorama Transcript for evidence. Rather than rooting them out and excommunicating them, this sect allows child sex offenders to continue acting as 'elders' and 'ministerial servants' in other congregations! May The Lord God put all these child sex abusers and those sheltering them to death. Amen Lord.
(See 1 Samuel 2:22-25, 34 and 3:12-13 which describes the denunciation of God upon sons and future descendants of the house of Eli through all generations who sin in such a way against God).
In 1941, at a convention in St. Louis, Missouri, J. F. Rutherford said 'a woman was nothing more than (as Kipling had put it) "a rag and a bone and a hank of hair." Marriage, it was implied, was "selfish"; it kept one from entering the full-time service of the Lord.'
Such a remark from a Watchtower president is proof that the
sect falsely calling themselves Jehovah Witnesses are founded on such men of straw. For proof of this, click on the following links: