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The Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers BookSubmitted by Teeny on May 19, 2012 - 8:47 am 4 Comments
When I was 13, the Jehovah’s Witness Organisation, also known as the Watchtower Society, decided to print their 750 paged paragon of propaganda and gave it the title Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom.
I remember my soon-to-be step-father, who was a Ministerial Servant and in the London Bethel at the time, coming round and bringing us this heavy hardback book. Dad always brought us the goodies about a month earlier, which allowed me to brag that we had all the latest publications printed by the Society. Youth can be blissfully ignorant at times.
Mother put the book in the centre of our library. It sat there and shone. From time to time, I was allowed to flick through the Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers book and take a look at all the great images. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the cross and crown images. “They used to believe in the cross!”, I shouted out. Mother calmed me down by telling me that Jehovah had, through time, instructed the Governing Body and made them see that the cross, was in fact not to be worshipped any longer.
In the image above (click on it to make it larger), it says the following:
For years, Bible Students wore a cross and crown as a badge of identification, and this symbol was on the front of the “Watch Tower” from 1891 to 1931. But in 1928 it was emphasized that not a decorative symbol but one’s activity as a witness showed he was a Christian. in 1936 it was pointed out that the evidence indicates that Christ died on a stake, not a two-beamed cross.
I would like to thank the person who found the evidence that pointed out Christ died on a stake, as it allowed me to write the article “Did Jesus Christ Die on a Cross or Stake?”
Anyway, I want to talk about the cross and crown logo that the Bible Students (a.k.a. Jehovah’s Witnesses) used as their logo. I know some of you might now be uttering “oh not another Jehovah’s Witness and Freemasons article”, therefore let me put your mind at rest. Even though the cross and crown has been used in Freemasonry, this article isn’t about that.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s think about the logo for a moment. What do we know? We know that Jehovah’s Witnesses have changed their doctrines. They used to believe in the cross and even wore it. The Watch Tower magazine used the image of a cross as its logo too. So what am I getting at? According to the Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers book, the Watchtower Organisation used to have pagan beliefs that were (and this is the import bit) based on the evidence that was presented at the time.
If you’re a current Jehovah’s Witness, does this not affect you? Hell, I’m not one and it affects me because it shows that the Jehovah’s Witness faith is definitely NOT run by God. “Yes but the Organisation owned up to making the mistake and due to the New Light that Jehovah has given the Governing Body, the Watchtower Society now has a better understanding and has moved on from these pagan origins.” If your mind triggered a similar comment, you should be ashamed of yourself. Here’s why.
Imagine you have a family and young children and that you have a few friends from another city coming round for a meal. As they’re travelling from afar, they’ll be staying the night too. Your friends call you up and tell you that they’ve met a great guy called Johnny and that he’s fun to be around. They want you to meet him too. They ask if Johnny can come over to dinner and stay the night too.
You love your friends and trust their judgement, therefore if they tell you that they have a friend that is good company, then it’s fine by you to. However, before they end the call, they tell you one more thing about this friend of theirs. “Oh, I think you should know that Johnny was convicted and found guilty of molesting a young boy. Thing is, he only did it once. He served his time and due to his new ways, he has a new life now and he’s not molesting children anymore.”
Gulp. How do you feel about inviting Johnny over now? Remember, you have young children. Would you welcome a once child molester into your home and have him stay the night? I think not.
Before you start with “oh but all religion is pagan and all religion tells you that their religion is the right one,” please don’t. Just answer this question: Knowing that the Jehovah’s Witness religion had got it so terribly wrong in the past, how can you honestly say that they are Jehovah’s Earthly Organisation? And, how can you honest say that they might not be getting some of their current teachings wrong?