Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and Jehovah Essay

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Elisabeth Martinez
The Second Coming The Jehovah’s Witness organization grew out of an independent Bible study initiated by Charles Taze Russell in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in 1870. Russell and his small group of followers were interested in studying Christ’s return, also for the purpose of correcting Adventist beliefs. In 1879 Russell founded a periodical titled Zion’s Watchtower and Herald, which later became The Watchtower. Russell’s rapidly growing organization became Zion’s Watch Tower Tract Society in 1884, moving its headquarters to its present location in Brooklyn, New York, in 1909. Russell’s death in 1916, a split occurred in the group the majority following J. F. Rutherford under the name Millennial Dawnists. They adopted the name Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1931 to distinguish themselves from other splinter groups. During Rutherford’s term of leadership the Awake! Magazine was founded and the current door-to-door method of witnessing was developed. Nathan H. Knorr succeeded Rutherford as president and during his tenure the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead was founded. Frederick William Franz served as president from 1977 to 1992. The current president is Milton G. Henschel. The Jehovah Witness beliefs are in strict accordance to the Bible. Their Bible is called the New World Translation Bible. Their God is the God of the Old Testament and they call him Jehovah. Jehovah’s reject the symbol of a cross because they believe it comes from a pre-Christian, pagan origin. They believe Jesus was nailed to a single upright wooden stake. They don not believe in the Trinity. They believe that the Holy Spirit is a force, which intervenes for God on earth. Jehovah’s view Satan as the enemy of God. The way to resist him is to learn about Jehovah. Jehovah’s accept Genesis as the creation of man. They also believe that every man is born with original sin. They say that when you…