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Was Charles Taze Russell a Pastor?
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Annointed Remnant
2015-03-21 12:57:40 UTC
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No. He not only was never a pastor but he never corrected those who did call
him pastor, hence Pastor Russell became well in use.
ResLight
2016-02-25 15:10:19 UTC
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No. He not only was never a pastor but he never corrected those who did call
him pastor, hence Pastor Russell became well in use.
It is God (through Christ) who actually appoints (ordains) one as a pastor (which means shepherd). Any ordination by men would only be in recognition of God's appointment, or else not represent a true ordination at all. Nevertheless, Russell was elected and ordained as pastor of the congregation of Bible Students in Allegheny around 1876. Later, many other congregations ordained him as their pastor.
http://www.mostholyfaith.com/beta/bible/harvest_gleanings_3/HG173.asp
Annointed Remnant
2016-02-28 13:36:18 UTC
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In article <a5f1eadc-e00e-4d13-ab0d-***@googlegroups.com>, ResLight
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No. He not only was never a pastor but he never corrected
those who did call him pastor, hence Pastor Russell became
well in use.
It is God (through Christ) who actually appoints (ordains)
one as a pastor (which means shepherd). Any ordination by
men would only be in recognition of God's appointment, or
else not represent a true ordination at all.
If that is your definition, then that leaves the ordination wide open for any
nutcase such as Russell to be called Pastor. Anyone from anywhere can say God
has appointed them. In the real world, however, Christian sects will only
appoint a Pastor or Clergyman if he has studied and learned and agrees with the
sect's beliefs. Russell, on the other hand, invented his own religion from a
potpourri of Christian fundamentalist beliefs that were popular in his day. He
borrowed strongly from the Adventists, who were an offshoot from the Millerites,
but he added whatever tickled his ear.

Never=
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theless, Russell was elected and ordained as pastor of the congregation of =
Bible Students in Allegheny around 1876. Later, many other congregations or=
dained him as their pastor.=20
http://www.mostholyfaith.com/beta/bible/harvest_gleanings_3/HG173.asp
ResLight
2016-02-28 17:30:36 UTC
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It is God (through Christ) who actually appoints (ordains)
one as a pastor (which means shepherd). Any ordination by
men would only be in recognition of God's appointment, or
else not represent a true ordination at all.
If that is your definition, then that leaves the ordination wide open for any
nutcase such as Russell to be called Pastor. Anyone from anywhere can say God
has appointed them.
While I do not believe in all that Brother Russell presented, I believe that his works overwhelmingly testify that God did make use of Brother Russell, and I will be eternally thankful that Brother Russell has shown so much truth from the Bible.

See Brother Russell's works at:
http://mostholyfaith.com
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In the real world, however, Christian sects will only
appoint a Pastor or Clergyman if he has studied and learned and agrees with the
sect's beliefs.
Brother Russell had spent about nine years in study before he began publishing his Watch Tower magazine; about five years before appointment as pastor.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?cat=84

The appointment of anyone to any office in the church should not at all be based on whether one agrees with this or that sectarian teaching. It most often happens that way, but that is not how it should be. Indeed, agreeing with a "sects" beliefs, in effect, not only results in being man-pleasers (Galatians 1:10), but also in carnal thinking which will lead the child of God to remain a babe in Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:1) Thus, Brother Russell preached against sectarianism, and sought only to remain faithful to God through Jesus as revealed in the Bible.
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Russell, on the other hand, invented his own religion from a
potpourri of Christian fundamentalist beliefs that were popular in his
day.
In fact, Brother Russell refused to invent any new religion at all, and endeavored to hold to only what he believed God permitted him to understand as revealed in the faith once delivered to the saints. -- Jude 1:3.
http://rlctr.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-religion.html
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borrowed strongly from the Adventists, who were an offshoot from the Millerites,
but he added whatever tickled his ear.
I am not sure what is thought to be wrong in his learning truths from others; nevertheless, I assume that by Adventists, Second Adventists is meant, and not 7th-Day Adventists. As a whole, however, Brother Russell rejected the soteriological teachings of the Second Adventists (as well as that of the SDA) as contrary to the good news of great joy that will be for all the people as revealed in the Bible, and he wrote against such Second Adventist doctrine (as well as against the SDA doctrine).

It appears, however, that most people's ears are not tickled with the true gospel message, for they prefer -- perhaps out of pride, love of tradition, and/or to please man, or for some other reason -- to have their ears tickled with a message that they will gain salvation while most others will be eternally doomed, etc.

Brother Russell did -- in 1876 -- adopt many of N. H. Barbour's conclusions concerning chronology and time prophecy, not because it "tickled his ear", but because he thoroughly examined what was presented to him with the Bible. However, Brother Russell had already come to an general understanding of the atonement several years earlier.

Nevertheless, he still did not accept the study of time prophecy or chronology as being being required for salvation, and definitely not as a requirement to be Christian. Indeed, while he preached against denominationalism and sectarianism, he continuously declared that members of the true church could be found among all the various denominations and sects that claim to be Christian.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?page_id=3386
Annointed Remnant
2016-02-28 19:10:13 UTC
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In article <538c8eba-d30a-422e-9892-***@googlegroups.com>, ResLight
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It is God (through Christ) who actually appoints (ordains)=20
one as a pastor (which means shepherd). Any ordination by=20
men would only be in recognition of God's appointment, or=20
else not represent a true ordination at all.=20
If that is your definition, then that leaves the ordination
wide open for any nutcase such as Russell to be called Pastor.
Anyone from anywhere can say God has appointed them.
While I do not believe in all that Brother Russell presented,
I believe that his works overwhelmingly testify that God did
make use of Brother Russell, and I will be eternally thankful
that Brother Russell has shown so much truth from the Bible.
Russell's works overwhelmingly testify that he was a nut. None of his
predictions have ever came true. We went over this before so I guess you're
going to go back around again in circles, because you adore the nut.
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http://mostholyfaith.com
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In the real world, however, Christian sects will only
appoint a Pastor or Clergyman if he has studied and
learned and agrees with the sect's beliefs.
Brother Russell had spent about nine years in study before
he began publishing his Watch Tower magazine; about five
years before appointment as pastor.
That was a waste of nine years of his life. In nine years he could have
mastered Hebrew and Koine Greek. Instead, he didn't even know how to identify
the Greek letters! He wasted his time on idiotic numerology and pyramid
conspiracies.
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http://ctr-rlbible.com/?cat=3D84
The appointment of anyone to any office in the church
should not at all be based on whether one agrees with
this or that sectarian teaching.
Bullshit! In order to join any organization, you have to agree to abide by its
rules. Religion is and has always been people organizing for a common cause.
Post by ResLight
It most often happens that way, but that is not how it
should be. Indeed, agreeing with a "sects" beliefs, in
effect, not only results in being man-pleasers (Galatians
1:10), but also in carnal thinking which will lead the
child of God to remain a babe in Christ. (1 Corinthians
3:1)
You agree with Russell's idiotic doomsday prophesies and pyramid conspiracies.
What makes you any different than all the others? You don't need to answer. I
already know the answer.
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Thus, Brother Russell preached against sectarianism, and
sought only to remain faithful to God through Jesus as
revealed in the Bible.
And so have thousands of other nutcases.
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Russell, on the other hand, invented his own religion
from a potpourri of Christian fundamentalist beliefs
that were popular in his day.
In fact, Brother Russell refused to invent any new religion
at all,
Bullshit! You can't be that dumb, can you?
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and endeavored to hold to only what he believed God
permitted him to understand as revealed in the faith
once delivered to the saints. -- Jude 1:3.
Exactly right! What *he* believed! AKA new religion.
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http://rlctr.blogspot.com/2008/06/new-religion.html
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He borrowed strongly from the Adventists, who were an
offshoot from the Millerites, but he added whatever
tickled his ear.
I am not sure what is thought to be wrong in his
learning truths from others; nevertheless, I assume
that by Adventists, Second Adventists is meant, and
not 7th-Day Adventists.
You don't know? I thought you were an expert on the nutcase.
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As a whole, however, Brother Russell rejected the
soteriological teachings of the Second Adventists
(as well as that of the SDA) as contrary to the good
news of great joy that will be for all the people as
revealed in the Bible,
The Bible doesn't reveal anything. It's what people want it to reveal, hence
the thousands of different interpretations of it. All the interpreters can't be
right but they can all be wrong.
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and he wrote against such Second Adventist doctrine
(as well as against the SDA doctrine).
Good for him. They were fairly new American Christian sects. Of course his
nonsense was even newer, or at least a mishmash of ideas he borrowed from
Americanized fundamentalist teachings.
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It appears, however, that most people's ears are not
tickled with the true gospel message,
Thousands of folks from around the world have come up with the 'true gospel
message' that are all different. You just happen to believe in the nutcase, but
most people have never even heard of him or his nonsensical predictions. Of
course all the others are wrong and you are right.
Post by ResLight
for they prefer -- perhaps out of pride, love of tradition,
and/or to please man, or for some other reason -- to have
their ears tickled with a message that they will gain
salvation while most others will be eternally doomed, etc.
Now you're sounding just like a Jehovah's Witness. Maybe you should write some
Watchtower articles for them.
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Brother Russell did -- in 1876 -- adopt many of N. H.
Barbour's conclusions concerning chronology and time
prophecy, not because it "tickled his ear", but because
he thoroughly examined what was presented to him with
the Bible.
Oh bullshit! If he was so interested in learning, he would have used a small
portion of his fortune to educate himself instead of following conspiracy
theories and cult beliefs.
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However, Brother Russell had already come to an general
understanding of the atonement several years earlier.
Nevertheless, he still did not accept the study of time
prophecy or chronology as being being required for
salvation, and definitely not as a requirement to be
Christian.
What about his crew of 144,000 that was to be raptured to heaven? No
requirements for them?
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Indeed, while he preached against denominationalism and
sectarianism, he continuously declared that members of
the true church could be found among all the various
denominations and sects that claim to be Christian.
He plagiarized typical American fundamentalism and put his personal stamp on it.
It didn't endure. It is almost forgotten. The Jehovah's Witnesses have taken
it and twisted it into something else. How many young Bible Students do you
know? The teachings of the nutcase will go its way as did that of the Shakers
and the Koreshans.
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http://ctr-rlbible.com/?page_id=3D3386
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:33:31 UTC
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Russell's works overwhelmingly testify that he was a nut.
Brother Russell, I am sure, would feel blessed. -- Matthew 5:11.
http://mostholyfaith.com
Elijahovah
2016-03-02 13:31:52 UTC
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Having a flock makes you a shepherd and that is suffice.
Predicting war for 1914 is also a suffice. The war came and although not OUR Armageddon nor his Armageddon, perhaps you should see how Armageddon is defined because a global death occurs every day. Global death by car, for millions. Global death by plane for 1000s. Global death by cancer yet for others. And still no one has purged off (the very easily purged) global death before 137 by C-14 on organic DNA. Before you turn GMOs into the devil only, you should look at medical circumcision on Abram being an un-natural man-made but God-proven effect to rid unseen unknown bacteria so that your wife's cramp every 2 months proves to be an egg that gives you a last chance pregnancy (which ceases egg releasal upon egg implantation and so completes menopause with both ovaries shut down). In other words having demons running hospitals does not mean God isn't there too. This goes for the WT also.

God is the one who announced that war in 1914 was the start of Armageddon, and God was the one who inspired Russell to get his global preaching licence of Britain in 1914, with Russell in total ignorance, God does not need to explain truth to Russell to use him. He did not explain truth to Persian king Cyrus by telling Cyrus no youre not the Christ; he merely got his temple built using him.

So too jehovah used Russell to start the 94-year old temple (year 1 of Cyrus over Jews to year 32 of Artaxerxes (537-443bc = 1914-2008AD) with two facts proving this Jehovah not the WT. Fact one is all dates published in supposed 7th-Day Advent style and Mormon style is a 50th Jubilee of building the solid temple and now building the human temple. Fact two it starts from 4025bc Adam to 1914AD completing 360-day calendar as year 6000. The 61-year difference in 360-day and whole years in 1975 completing 6000 in 1976 plus the 40-year punishment to the idiots who expected their leaving Egypt to enter the Promised New World (without any effort on their own part) brings us to today 2016 and Armageddon starting with the current religious USA issues and soon the Persian against real Jews (of Jesus) day and hour poster announcement (of Armageddon asteroid) which will begin the chaos.

I too predicted 1997 as Armageddon because it divides the WT by Nehemiah's city wall in year 20 of Artaxerxes (in 1983 I refused to see the 13 years beyond Nehemiah and it was not until 2007 that i read of all Bible books completed in 443bc year 32 which was 2008 declaring Elijah in Malachi in reference to my realizing in 1983 that i was he). POINT is my evil opposition by best friend of 40 years who went from her accepting pot in college, to homos are better friends when they help you move, to hates religion doesnt want to hear it, yet loves to sing so sings in her brother's Catholic Church, let's her God-saved husband throw Jehovah digs at me from the Bible, but she cannot here ONE WORD of bible answer to him without a fit that i talk to much. BOTTOM LINE PREDICTION based on 7 years i predicted the Gulf War to the day in 1990 and she the liar will say i predicted Armageddon end and it didnt happen. Liars do not listen. They do not take what you said to put you in jail but rather seek anything they can make up to do it, like Jesus destroying the temple in 3 days with his bomb to blow up the Lamb. I also predicted the triad of Jupiter Mars and Venus (derived from 1770bc as Adam's 2256am) now mistaken as the triad in 1991 would inspire Saddam Hussein to make TV announcement on Jun 18 that he is Armageddon (mother of battles). I was in Best Buy selling TVs on Jun 18 and every TV had Oprah on it and me

and it was interrupted by Saddam's global announcement LIVE, his activism versus God's out of my mouth. The things of God go unnoticed by a wicked world.
YES i have more things not come true than come true, just like the weather man. Doesnt make the weather men false prophets. What is true is God, what is not true is not God. The warning not to follow false prophets refers to following false words not the condemning of a one man as charlatan while you worship another man as God's prophet. Not everything Moses said came true. And that which didnt come true he didnt push it as still from God.

Likewise then Jehovah has proved he is taking these unworthy people thru Armageddon as the ground base survivors to restore all dead humans. Bring wicked back to life doesnt make the world wicked when you can take control of wicked dying, righteous living, righteous resurrected, and any murderer can be killed after his dead victim is raised back up be it once or twice or 3 times.
The miracles are not a reward, but a healing, changing the plan which was ruined. This is why God does not go healing every holy Christian, it's his plan not ours to do the speaking by who he heals or who he uses to build be it pagan Cyrus or one of you pagans here.
Annointed Remnant
2016-03-03 13:44:27 UTC
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In article <ea55e6b6-f259-4250-a691-***@googlegroups.com>, Elijahovah
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Having a flock makes you a shepherd and that is suffice.
I'm sure David Koresh and Jim Jones would have agreed with you.
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:41:40 UTC
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Instead, he didn't even know how to identify
the Greek letters!
Irrelevant. Nevertheless, he could make use of those Greek letters in the use of a Greek lexicon and other works that demanded such, which is what he tried to explain, but was not permitted to do so in court.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?cat=67
Annointed Remnant
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In article <650cf6f5-72ca-4991-a31d-***@googlegroups.com>, ResLight
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Instead, he didn't even know how to identify
the Greek letters!
Irrelevant.
Only to someone trying to defend the nutcase.
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Nevertheless, he could make use of those Greek letters in
the use of a Greek lexicon
WTF! He could use a dictionary? He plainly said he couldn't read Greek and
didn't even know all the Greek letters. The most he could do is read someone
else's translation. That's not scholarship, pal. Why do you keep defending the
lying nutcase?
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:42:53 UTC
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He wasted his time on idiotic numerology and pyramid
conspiracies.
Absolutely false. Brother Russell was definitely never in support of what is generally called "numerology" (the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one's birth, to determine their supposed influence on one's life, future, etc.). The word "numerology" in its etymology, however, would simply mean study of numbers, and if the rest of the definition is ignored, one could say that Brother Russell did indeed make some study of numbers as they are used in the Bible -- nothing wrong with that.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?p=508

Brother Russell never wrote anything in support of "pyramid conspiracies" whatever that is thought to mean.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?page_id=2853
Annointed Remnant
2016-03-04 16:03:58 UTC
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In article <6c814520-1cfe-48cf-9e7f-***@googlegroups.com>, ResLight
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He wasted his time on idiotic numerology and pyramid
conspiracies.
Absolutely false. Brother Russell was definitely never in support of what i=
s generally called "numerology" (the study of numbers, as the figures desi=
gnating the year of one's birth, to determine their supposed influence on o=
ne's life, future, etc.). The word "numerology" in its etymology, however, =
would simply mean study of numbers, and if the rest of the definition is ig=
nored, one could say that Brother Russell did indeed make some study of num=
bers as they are used in the Bible -- nothing wrong with that.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?p=3D508
Brother Russell never wrote anything in support of "pyramid conspiracies" w=
hatever that is thought to mean.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?page_id=3D2853
You're lying for the nutcase, pal. Russell's fascination with dates involving
doomsday prophecies is legendary. His belief that an Egyptian pyramid was built
by God and contained (by measurements) the time of the second coming of Christ
is ludicrous. That's as stupid as Ben Carson's belief that the pyramids were
used to store grain. Two nutcases! Try educating yourself, pal.
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:43:50 UTC
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In order to join any organization, you have to agree to abide by its
rules. Religion is and has always been people organizing for a common cause.
The above is evidently speaking of joining an organization designed by man and being men-pleasers to the teachings of that organization; I am speaking of being a Christian pastor (shepherd) as appointed by God through Jesus.
http://mostholyfaith.com/Beta/bible/volumes/F05.asp

Brother Russell's views concerning the organizations of men who claim this or that authority:

There is no organization today clothed with authority. -- Watch Tower, October 1, 1893, page 1573.

A visible organization is out of harmony with God's divine plan. -- Watch Tower, December 1, 1894, page 1743.

Beware of "organization." It is wholly unnecessary. -- Watch Tower, September 13, 1895, page 1866.

There would be nothing to come out of, as an organization, if one is an International Bible Student. -- The Watch Tower, July 15, 1915, pages 218, 219.

The Bible says that we should "do good unto all men as we have opportunity, especially to the Household of Faith." (Gal. 6:10). Therefore we should do good to our Roman Catholic neighbors, our Methodist neighbors, and all other neighbors. We should be glad to do good to every one. But if we have the choice of doing something for the saints or for a neighbor, then we should give the preference to the Lord's saints, whether they be Presbyterian saints or what not. That would include whoever is a son of God. We are the children of God, and we are glad to serve any other child of God, though we would be glad to see them all enjoying the liberty wherewith Christ makes free, not being entangled in any yoke of sectarian bondage. If the Son makes us free, then are we free indeed-Gal. 5:1. -- (1915) What Pastor Russell Said, page 644

Let it be borne in mind that the Society exercises no authority, makes no criticism, but merely gives advice; and that in the interest of the Lord's Cause and the Lord's people. -- The Watch Tower, August 15, 1916, page 248.
Annointed Remnant
2016-03-04 16:11:46 UTC
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In order to join any organization, you have to agree to
abide by its rules. Religion is and has always been
people organizing for a common cause.
The above is evidently speaking of joining an organization
designed by man and being men-pleasers to the teachings of
that organization;
All religion is designed by man, pal.
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I am speaking of being a Christian pastor (shepherd) as
appointed by God through Jesus.
There are plenty of those nutcases around. They're everywhere. Russell was
only one of thousands.

Without organization and concurrence, there can be no religion. Even Russell
himself said that those who stopped reading HIS books and read the Bible only,
would slip back into darkness. Stop lying for the nutcase, pal. He had cult
going and you're part of it.
V.D. A
2016-03-25 19:16:45 UTC
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In order to join any organization, you have to agree to abide by its
rules. Religion is and has always been people organizing for a common cause.
The above is evidently speaking of joining an organization designed by man and being men-pleasers to the teachings of that organization; I am speaking of being a Christian pastor (shepherd) as appointed by God through Jesus.
http://mostholyfaith.com/Beta/bible/volumes/F05.asp
There is no organization today clothed with authority. -- Watch Tower, October 1, 1893, page 1573.
A visible organization is out of harmony with God's divine plan. -- Watch Tower, December 1, 1894, page 1743.
Beware of "organization." It is wholly unnecessary. -- Watch Tower, September 13, 1895, page 1866.
There would be nothing to come out of, as an organization, if one is an International Bible Student. -- The Watch Tower, July 15, 1915, pages 218, 219.
The Bible says that we should "do good unto all men as we have opportunity, especially to the Household of Faith." (Gal. 6:10). Therefore we should do good to our Roman Catholic neighbors, our Methodist neighbors, and all other neighbors. We should be glad to do good to every one. But if we have the choice of doing something for the saints or for a neighbor, then we should give the preference to the Lord's saints, whether they be Presbyterian saints or what not. That would include whoever is a son of God. We are the children of God, and we are glad to serve any other child of God, though we would be glad to see them all enjoying the liberty wherewith Christ makes free, not being entangled in any yoke of sectarian bondage. If the Son makes us free, then are we free indeed-Gal. 5:1. -- (1915) What Pastor Russell Said, page 644
Let it be borne in mind that the Society exercises no authority, makes no criticism, but merely gives advice; and that in the interest of the Lord's Cause and the Lord's people. -- The Watch Tower, August 15, 1916, page 248.
Jesus said to call no one rabbi or teacher, nor to obey anyone calling them by a title. There was a reason for that. Pride and idolisation, something you're clearly doing being a die hard fan of Russel, even if he's been proven a complete nut.

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ResLight
2016-03-01 17:44:48 UTC
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You agree with Russell's idiotic doomsday prophesies and pyramid conspiracies.
Since Russell did not even believe in doomsday, but rather the day of blessing, and since Russell did not believe in any "pyramid conspiracies", the above statement is meaningless. In a broad sense, the world became doomed to the condmenation of death through Adam when Adam sinned (Romans 5:12-19), and eventually this present heaven and earth -- under the present sun of corruption and vanity (Psalm 89:47; Ecclesiastes 1:2,9,13-15; 2:11-17; 4:7; 7:13; Romans 8:20)-- will pass away. (Matthew 24:35; 13:31; Luke 16:17; 21:33; 2 Pegter 3:10; Revelation 21:1) The result of this, however, is not doomsday, as that word is often used, but rather it results in the day of blessing of all the heathen. -- Genesis 12:3; 22:16-18; Galatians 3:7-9,16,29; Hebrews 6:13-20; Acts 3:19-25; Revelation 20:1-3.
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:45:25 UTC
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Thus, Brother Russell preached against sectarianism, and
sought only to remain faithful to God through Jesus as
revealed in the Bible.
And so have thousands of other nutcases.
Many claim to preach against sectarianism, but most set up some dogma of man that goes beyond what is written as criterion for salvation, or to be recognized as a Christian. Many claim to be non-sectarian but then, in effect, say that one has to accept the teachings of the men who claimed that their added-on dogma to be "orthodox" and necessary for salvation and also necessary to be recognized as Christian, especially the alleged "orthodox" view on the trinity, a concept that no where ever presented in the Bible. And thus is promoted a trinitarian sect or cult, which demands one to figuratively bow down to teachings of men that have to imagined beyond what is written, although they may be read into the scriptures.

Others do similarly in other ways.
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:46:20 UTC
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and endeavored to hold to only what he believed God
permitted him to understand as revealed in the faith
once delivered to the saints. -- Jude 1:3.
Exactly right! What *he* believed! AKA new religion.
Presenting Biblical truth does not mean that he was inventing a "new religion". Brother Russell, over and over, inserted the editorial phrase "we believe", and he did not reject others as being Christian if they disagreed with what he believed. He recognized the Christian religion as being more than being that of a denomination, sect, and organization under the control of this or that man or body of men, or of adhering even to what he believed.
ResLight
2016-03-01 17:48:20 UTC
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The Bible doesn't reveal anything. It's what people want it to reveal, hence
the thousands of different interpretations of it. All the interpreters can't be
right but they can all be wrong.
This is partly correct, and God designed the Bible so that it would produce the results spoken of above. I disagree, however, that the Bible doesn't reveal anything.
http://rl-bibleinfo.com/?p=380
ResLight
2016-03-01 18:02:14 UTC
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Thousands of folks from around the world have come up with the 'true gospel
message' that are all different. You just happen to believe in the nutcase, but
most people have never even heard of him or his nonsensical predictions. Of
course all the others are wrong and you are right.
Evidently, then you believe that anyone who believes that there is a true gospel that is given in the Bible must be a nutcase? Most who claim to have "the true gospel", however, only have part of it right, for they usually add to it something they claim will eternally doom those who do not accept their "true gospel", and thus fall short of fully preaching the real gospel -- the real good news of great joy that will be for all people -- that is spoken of in the Bible. Indeed, while elements of the true gospel may be found among the creeds of men, it is marred by adding to it bad tidings of great woe of eternal damnation will be for most of the people who in this age do not accept the gospel.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?p=3152
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for they prefer -- perhaps out of pride, love of tradition,
and/or to please man, or for some other reason -- to have
their ears tickled with a message that they will gain
salvation while most others will be eternally doomed, etc.
Now you're sounding just like a Jehovah's Witness. Maybe you should write some
Watchtower articles for them.
This response misses the point; the JWs cannot claim to not be preaching a message as described since they do. Thus, I cannot imagine that how what I stated sounds like a "Jehovah's Witness" who preaches eternal doom upon those who do not come to their organization for salvation.
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Brother Russell did -- in 1876 -- adopt many of N. H.
Barbour's conclusions concerning chronology and time
prophecy, not because it "tickled his ear", but because
he thoroughly examined what was presented to him with
the Bible.
Oh bullshit! If he was so interested in learning, he would have used a small
portion of his fortune to educate himself instead of following conspiracy
theories and cult beliefs.
Russell did indeed educate himself, and he certainly did not follow "conspiracy theories and cult beliefs". Indeed, he preached against doing such.
https://www.google.com/search?q=cult&sitesearch=mostholyfaith.com
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What about his crew of 144,000 that was to be raptured to heaven?
While Brother Russell did not believe in the doctrine of "the rapture", at least in the nature of what is usually presented as being "the rapture", he did discuss the application of the 144,000 as being joint-heirs with Christ in heaven, which as applied to the resurrection, could be referred to as being a rapture (as being "ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy"). Such an application of the word "rapture" would not fit just the 144,000 but it could result in such for Adam and absolutely any of all of Adam's descendants. Nevertheless, whether the resurrection of the unbeliever actually results in "rapture" depends on how they respond to the blessings being given to them during the last day, when they will learn God's righteousness.
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These brothers do a fairly good job of presenting what basically is in agreement with what Brother Russell believed:
http://www.christianquestions.com/900-so-when-does-the-rapture-happen/#t=3:24.457
I do not necessarily agree with all they state.
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No
requirements for them?
Any requirement to be of the 144,000 are set by God, not by Brother Russell or anyone else. Who ends up being included in the 144,000 is determined by God, not anyone else. We can present from scripture various things that God says is necessary to attain the mark of the prize of the high calling, but only God determines that one has actually met that mark. -- Philippians 3:14.
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Any requirement to be of the 144,000 are set by God, not by Brother Russell or anyone else. Who ends up being included in the 144,000 is determined by God, not anyone else. We can present from scripture various things that God says is necessary to attain the mark of the prize of the high calling, but only God determines that one has actually met that mark. -- Philippians 3:14.
He that awakes in heaven has been chosen. Even if its the 137,000 already there and 7000 partakers, the other 7000 will awake on earth. AND the 8 ruling the WT without all the rest of them better hope there is a catch-basket (as they phrased it) so they can wake up on earth to see these 144,000 in heaven. the hour is here, the Lamb will die again. Russell taught that humans must give up flesh to go to heaven and so they too are the sacrificed bride of Jesus. That hour is here, the bride must die just as Jesus was told by his cousin John (before he died in 32AD) that the Lamb must die in week 70 (Passover 33AD) or the Lamb does not go to heaven. Jesus had a choice. And to prove it to Jesus then John offended the bitch of Herod and lost his head. It took his sacrifice to remind Jesus what must occur if he is the Lamb. It took cousin Mordecai to say bitch wake up. If you are the queen oh Esther you must stop this day and hour or assure our survival because GOD can do this without you if he must choose someone else to do it. This applies to the Christ-bride. The hour will be announced by the king Jesus thru wicked Haman (the governments and astronomers) but it is Esther who must save them, and she can only do this by appearing for 40 days unharmed by government death. MY SUGGESTION IS SERVE GRAPE KOOL-AID and all churches will convince the USA there must be arsenic-cyanide in it to kill these 14,000 partakers. The proof of clean kool-aid will put this genocide into an arrest of all churches by government, the USA President (like Caesar) will not punish Babylon The Great but demand peace, and like the Jews who hated Romans they will refuse peace and start a civil war to the death until it has spread to the whole world during this 40 days that precedes the day and hour astral impact everyone already knows. SO EASY PREDICTION, we await President Obama to spot and see and announce the asteroid that God will not keep silent because it means the life of Pharaoh's son, or wife or daughter. REMEMBER how in the movie 2012 the President made sure his daughter gets on those Mount Everest arks! It just means the President knows that to assure his family's life that if astral impact is ever spotted that in God's face he needs to announce it coming, not side with the devil and keep secrets by claiming he is preventing chaos. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SURVIVE ARMAGEDDON IN GOD'S WAY not the way of the USA. The license of 1914 is legally binding by the British contract with God in 1763 where upon 2300 years they prayed to win the war against the Dutch, God froze the Dutch harbor crushing the wood ships, the Dutch gave New Amsterdam to the British and the British called it New York and declared all will worship God the way God wants them in the whichever way they see God speaks to them. Darius of Persia said in the 17th year of the temple (537-520bc or 1914-1931) let the kings who touch this temple face the wrath of the God who builds it and has put his name on it.
As they killed the temple and poured its blood in 33AD, they kill the temple and pour its blood in 2016AD. The 1914 license is broken as if they have no fear this is indeed God's temple, the one raised in a twinkling of an eye. Jerusalem descends to earth, rises to heaven, descends to earth 40 days, rises to heaven. Up or down this is the 144,000 appearing to those they baptized during the world's last 40 days. Oh wow 7 years since I stood on Mount Ararat (is that a judgment?)
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He plagiarized typical American fundamentalism and put his personal stamp on it.
Russell rejected many of the major teachings of the self-proclaimed "fundamentalists", because he could not find those teachings in the Bible, which expresses the faith once delivered to the saints. Russell rejected the fundamentalist view on the atonement, he rejected the fundamentalist view of the "nature" of Jesus (trinity), the rejected the fundamentalist view concerning what the human soul is, what hell is, and many, many other things, in favor of the faith once delivered to the saints as found in the Bible. This does not mean that he rejected any consecrated Christians who held to these views as not belonging to the Christian religion itself.

However, Brother Russell acknowledged that he had received much of his understanding of chronology from N. H. Barbour, and his understanding of other matters from other Christians who had been his tutors. I am not sure what is thought to be wrong with that.
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It didn't endure. It is almost forgotten.
I am not sure what this is meant to say. The doctine of the "ransom for all" has certainly endured, and is still being proclaimed by thousands in many nations and many languages. However, its message is not meant to be appreciated but by a few in this age; in the age to come it will be revealed to all.
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The Jehovah's Witnesses have taken
it and twisted it into something else.
Rutherford rejected the Bible Students' teaching of the central doctrine of the ransom for all, and replaced it with the "organization" dogma, which basically states that one has to come to that organization for salvation. This is almost the very opposite of the good news of great joy that will be for all the people that Russell taught.
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How many young Bible Students do you
know?
I have met many Bible Students from many different places, both young and old.
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The teachings of the nutcase will go its way as did that of the Shakers
and the Koreshans.
I have no reason to think that the teaching of the ransom for all (which is not the teaching of a nutcase) will ever go away. Indeed, it will be revealed to the whole world after Satan is abyssed, to the glory of the God and Father of Jesus.
http://www.christianquestions.com/723-did-jesus-die-for-all-or-just-a-few/
http://www.christianquestions.com/781-jesus-died-so-who-benefits/
http://herald-magazine.com/christian-literature/online-reading-doctrinal/online-reading-the-philosophy-of-atonement/
http://www.dawnbible.com/booklets/blood.htm
http://www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.com/category/ransom-answers/
http://reslight.net
http://www.biblestudentarchives.com/about.html
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It didn't endure. It is almost forgotten. =20
I am not sure what this is meant to say. The doctine of
the "ransom for all" has certainly endured, and is still
being proclaimed by thousands in many nations and many
languages.
Hate to clue you in, pal, but there are over 7 billion people living on this
planet. If your little cult has 7000 members, that represents about one per
million living people, and several billion have died since the nutcase preached
his nonsense.
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However, its message is not meant to be appreciated but
by a few in this age; in the age to come it will be
revealed to all.
Do you know how ridiculous that sounds to those outside your cult?
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The Jehovah's Witnesses have taken
it and twisted it into something else.
Rutherford rejected the Bible Students' teaching of the
central doctrine of the ransom for all, and replaced it
with the "organization" dogma, which basically states
that one has to come to that organization for salvation.
This is almost the very opposite of the good news of
great joy that will be for all the people that Russell
taught.
Neither makes any sense. You can't take nonsense invented by a nutcase and
convert it into something that makes sense.
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How many young Bible Students do you
know?
I have met many Bible Students from many different
places, both young and old.
That's an obvious dodge.
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The teachings of the nutcase will go its way as did
that of the Shakers and the Koreshans.
I have no reason to think that the teaching of the
ransom for all (which is not the teaching of a nutcase)
will ever go away. Indeed, it will be revealed to the
whole world after Satan is abyssed, to the glory of
the God and Father of Jesus.
Sure it will. I'll put it on my calendar.
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http://www.christianquestions.com/723-did-jesus-die-for-all-or-just-a-few/
http://www.christianquestions.com/781-jesus-died-so-who-benefits/
http://herald-magazine.com/christian-literature/online-reading-doctrinal/on=
line-reading-the-philosophy-of-atonement/
http://www.dawnbible.com/booklets/blood.htm
http://www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.com/category/ransom-answers/
http://reslight.net
http://www.biblestudentarchives.com/about.html
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Hate to clue you in, pal, but there are over 7 billion people living on this
planet. If your little cult has 7000 members, that represents about one per
million living people, and several billion have died since the nutcase preached
his nonsense.
Since I have no "little cult", I am assuming that by "little cult" you are using such of the Bible Students movement.

I don't know where you have obtained the number 7000; Bible Students are not into keeping record of numbers as are the JWs.

Nevertheless, from some figures I have read in some convention reports, I would say that there several thousand in Africa alone that believe in the ransom for all. Considering figures from Poland, France, and other countries, I would say that there are at least 30 to 40 thousand, or maybe even more, worldwide, who believe in the ransom for all.

Nevertheless, even if there were only 2 or 3, or even zero, who still believe in it, it is totally irrelvant; God will see to it that in the age to come all the heathen will come to a knowledge of the truth.
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Hate to clue you in, pal, but there are over 7 billion people living on t=
his
planet. If your little cult has 7000 members, that represents about one =
per
million living people, and several billion have died since the nutcase pr=
eached
his nonsense.
Since I have no "little cult", I am assuming that by "little cult" you are =
using such of the Bible Students movement.
I don't know where you have obtained the number 7000;
Since you dodged my question, I picked the number 7000 because it was one
millionth of 7 billion.
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Bible Students are not into keeping record of numbers as are the JWs.
They would be if they were in greater numbers.
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Nevertheless, from some figures I have read in some
convention reports, I would say that there several
thousand in Africa alone that believe in the ransom
for all. Considering figures from Poland, France, and
other countries, I would say that there are at least
30 to 40 thousand, or maybe even more, worldwide, who
believe in the ransom for all.
Well, that's nice. Forty thousand folks. That's still almost one per million.
Your God is asleep at the wheel, I see.
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Nevertheless, even if there were only 2 or 3, or even
zero, who still believe in it, it is totally irrelvant;
God will see to it that in the age to come all the
heathen will come to a knowledge of the truth.
In that case, you're wasting your time, ole boy. Condemn them all and let God
sort it out. Ha. Some religion you got there, pal.
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However, its message is not meant to be appreciated but
by a few in this age; in the age to come it will be
revealed to all.
Do you know how ridiculous that sounds to those outside your cult?
Yes, truth does indeed sound ridiculous to those not enlightened. It was the same in the first century:
Acts 26:24 - As he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are crazy! Your great learning is driving you insane!"

1 Corinthians 1:23 - but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks,

1 Corinthians 2:14 - Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of the God's Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can't know them, because they are spiritually discerned.


And Jesus himself stated to his disciples: "To you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them." -- Matthew 13:11.
For more related to this, see my study, Understanding Kingdom Mysteries
http://rl-bibleinfo.com/?p=380
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However, its message is not meant to be appreciated but
by a few in this age; in the age to come it will be
revealed to all.
Do you know how ridiculous that sounds to those outside your cult?
Yes, truth does indeed sound ridiculous to those not
enlightened.
That's not 'truth,' pal. That's bullshit, and the billions outside you little
cult can see how ridiculous your founder, Charles Taze Russell, was.
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Acts 26:24 - As he thus made his defense, Festus said
with a loud voice, "Paul, you are crazy! Your great
learning is driving you insane!"
You're sounding like the Jehovah's Witnesses again, pal. You can't compare a
white American fundamentalist religion with what Paul may or may not have said.
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1 Corinthians 1:23 - but we preach Christ crucified; a stumbling block to Jews,
and foolishness to Greeks,
1 Corinthians 2:14 - Now the natural man doesn't receive the things of the God's
Spirit, for they are foolishness to him, and he can't know them, because they
are spiritually discerned.
And Jesus himself stated to his disciples: "To you it is given to know the
mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but it is not given to them." -- Matthew
13:11.
For more related to this, see my study, Understanding Kingdom Mysteries
http://rl-bibleinfo.com/?p=380
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Rutherford rejected the Bible Students' teaching of the
central doctrine of the ransom for all, and replaced it
with the "organization" dogma, which basically states
that one has to come to that organization for salvation.
This is almost the very opposite of the good news of
great joy that will be for all the people that Russell
taught.
Neither makes any sense. You can't take nonsense invented by a nutcase and
convert it into something that makes sense.
The day will come when you will understand.

Isaiah 2:2-4 - And it shall be in the last days, the mountain of the house of Jehovah shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it.[3] And many people shall go and say, Come and let us go up to the mount of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob. And He will teach from His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For out of Zion the Law will go forth, and the Word of Jehovahfrom Jerusalem.[4] And He shall judge among the nations and shall rebuke many people. And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, nor shall they learn war any more.
-- Green's Literal.

Isaiah 29:18 - In that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
-- World English.

1 Timothy 2:3-6 - For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; [4] Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. [5] For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; [6] Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
-- King James Version.

For more related to this, see these studies:
The Restoration of All Things
http://binfo.rlbible.com/?p=393
The Ransom for All
http://reslight.net/?p=126
God Desires All Men to Be Saved
http://reslight.net/?p=161
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Rutherford rejected the Bible Students' teaching of the=20
central doctrine of the ransom for all, and replaced it=20
with the "organization" dogma, which basically states=20
that one has to come to that organization for salvation.=20
This is almost the very opposite of the good news of=20
great joy that will be for all the people that Russell=20
taught.
=20
Neither makes any sense. You can't take nonsense
invented by a nutcase and convert it into something
that makes sense.
The day will come when you will understand.
I already understand. It's you who cannot understand.
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No. He not only was never a pastor but he never corrected those who did call
him pastor, hence Pastor Russell became well in use.
It is sad for the devil to say out of the mouths of a bastard, This is my Catholic Church ordaining pastors for God and so your Lutheran Church cannot elect anyone as a REAL pastor. ResLight just said his personal congregation and who the FK cares if its juts 20 people elected him and made him pastor. How dare some bitch come on here and speak right over her announcing his election and claim that just any nutcase cannot make themselves a pastor. The law of America does not say religion has to be a pastor who came from a former church. This is why mots devil worshippers are like those Jews who were so most self-righteous that thay felt they had God's authority and permission to put jesus to death and regard his miracles as from the devil because they didnt bill or charge any money. As Jesus called Peter a demon the day of his death, so too Mz.Anointed is a demon. YOU ARE as Jesus defines you; Jesus is not a liar; he sees correctly.

So bitch, apologize to ResLight for ignoring she said PASTOR Russell was elected and chosen as pastor. I dont care if he then left Allegheney it is not a step down.
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No. He not only was never a pastor but he never corrected those who did =
call
him pastor, hence Pastor Russell became well in use.
It is sad for the devil to say out of the mouths of a bastard, This is my C=
atholic Church ordaining pastors for God and so your Lutheran Church cannot=
elect anyone as a REAL pastor. ResLight just said his personal congregati=
on and who the FK cares if its juts 20 people elected him and made him past=
or. How dare some bitch come on here and speak right over her announcing hi=
s election and claim that just any nutcase cannot make themselves a pastor.=
The law of America does not say religion has to be a pastor who came from =
a former church. This is why mots devil worshippers are like those Jews who=
were so most self-righteous that thay felt they had God's authority and pe=
rmission to put jesus to death and regard his miracles as from the devil be=
cause they didnt bill or charge any money. As Jesus called Peter a demon th=
e day of his death, so too Mz.Anointed is a demon. YOU ARE as Jesus defines=
you; Jesus is not a liar; he sees correctly.
So bitch, apologize to ResLight for ignoring she said PASTOR Russell was el=
ected and chosen as pastor. I dont care if he then left Allegheney it is no=
t a step down.
If Russell had spent nine years studying the Bible rather than pyramid schemes
and stupid doomsday predictions, he would have realized that there is absolutely
no unchallenged objective evidence that Jesus ever existed. And certainly no
contemporary evidence has survived to this day. Isn't it odd that some god
appeared as a human while performing miraculous works, yet there is no record of
any of that. And to top that off, his ghostly, invisible father (not Joseph)
impregnated his mother. And the same people who claim all that is true will
disclaim the discovery of the gold tablets by Joseph Smith and the fact that
Jesus appeared in North America and great battles were fought there thousands of
years ago. It's always some other religion that appears insane - never yours -
unless you're an atheist - then they ALL appear insane.
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None of his
predictions have ever came true.
This is false, but irrelevant.
http://ctr-rlbible.com/?page_id=3000
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Brother Russell had spent about nine years in study before
he began publishing his Watch Tower magazine; about five
years before appointment as pastor.
That was a waste of nine years of his life. In nine years he could have
mastered Hebrew and Koine Greek.
Yes, and by doing so, he could have never come to a knowledge of the ransom for all. He could have become so indoctrinated in sectarian theology that he remained blinded to the truth about the ransom. Of course, what could have been is actually irrelevant.

On the other hand, Paul S. L. Johnson, who did study both Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek, still arrived at similar conclusions as Russell before he read Brother Russell's books, although he could not fully put it all together. After reading Russell's works, he related of his amazement of the overall accuracy of what Brother Russell presented, and how he had put the scriptures together so that they were in harmony with each other, especically as related to the atonement and the coming blessings for all mankind. This does not mean that endorse all the Johnson wrote.
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Brother Russell had spent about nine years in study before=20
he began publishing his Watch Tower magazine; about five=20
years before appointment as pastor.
=20
That was a waste of nine years of his life. In nine years he could have
mastered Hebrew and Koine Greek.
Yes, and by doing so, he could have never come to a knowledge of the ransom=
for all. He could have become so indoctrinated in sectarian theology that =
he remained blinded to the truth about the ransom. Of course, what could ha=
ve been is actually irrelevant.=20
On the other hand, Paul S. L. Johnson, who did study both Biblical Hebrew a=
nd Biblical Greek, still arrived at similar conclusions as Russell before h=
e read Brother Russell's books, although he could not fully put it all toge=
ther. After reading Russell's works, he related of his amazement of the ove=
rall accuracy of what Brother Russell presented, and how he had put the scr=
iptures together so that they were in harmony with each other, especically =
as related to the atonement and the coming blessings for all mankind. This =
does not mean that endorse all the Johnson wrote.
Russell was enthralled by conspiracy theories; he was intellectually lazy, being
enticed by goofy theories of doomsday prophecies. These types are everywhere,
but not all are as rich as Russell was who could push his nutcase agendas
without relying entirely on donations.
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