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This blog site is about Charles Taze Russell, who he was and what he taught. It also serves as a defense against the many insinuations, false accusations, and misinformation that are being spread about Brother Russell.

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C.T.RUSSEL WAS AN ABOMINALBLE FALSE PROPHET.
A BIBLICAL FOOL-FOR HE NEVER UNDERSTOOD THE BIBLE.
A DECEIVER, A LIAR

Stating all the above does not mean that Russell was actually any of these things of which he has been accused, anymore than the accusations made of Jesus mean that those accusations are actually true. Of course, in a general sense, every man is a liar, and in the common failing as humans, every man is a deceiver. Russell admitted many times that he was fallible, and that he could be wrong on some matters. Overall, however, I believe he had much, much, much, much, more right about the Bible than he had wrong. The tens of thousands of pages that have been produced from his works attest that he was not a “Biblical fool.”

Was Russell a Deciever and Antichrist?
Russell and Infallibility
Russell’s Works Online

Dear Nick, the problem how people look at the Bible student Russell id from the misconception that he would be the founder of the Jehovah Witnesses. Certain groups who are against the JW also spread of false rumours about the man Russell. We would advice to have a look at his own writings and take lessons from that. See if he would really be such a bad under-stander of the Biblical Word.

he is not a liar but he’s just trying to tell the truth

Russell made some errors, but, overall, he certainly had much, much, more truth than error. Most of his work was in defense of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, for which I am grateful.
http://ctr.reslight.net

A true minister of God will have only truth and not errors

In addition to this comment, anyone who falls short of perfection and follows Satan will end up in the lake of fire, but what we need to understand is that the lake of fire is symbolic of the ‘second death’ which does not apply as Reslight comments; until the end of the Sabbath Millennium. The lake of fire is actually the ‘second death’ (Revelation 21:8) which no one can be in danger of until being resurrected from the first death [all those who have already died back as far as and including Adam].

This resurrection [re-standing of one’s former physical self] occurs only during the Sabbath Millennium of the Christ which has not yet started.

Alexander

john123paul Submitted on 2012/04/21 at 2:07 am

A true minister of God will have only truth and not errors

I do not know of any scripture that says that a minister of God has to be fully without error, totally infallible, never having expressed anything that is not true.

Jesus, of course, was totally without error, from the day he was born until the day he died. He remained faithful to his God without any error whatsoever. (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:17,18; 3:2; 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5) But he was the only one who has done this, by which he brought incorruptible life to light. — 2 Timothy 1:10.

God has revealed his truths by means of his holy spirit through the apostles. The unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, by means of His holy spirit, especially led the apostles into all the truths concerning Christ and what he said, and thereby the faith was delivered to the saints in the first century. (John 14:26; 16:4-13; Galatians 1:12; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Timothy 2:2; Jude 1:3) The truths revealed to the apostles and made available to us are recorded in the Bible itself. (Ephesians 3:3-12; Colossians 1:25,26; 1 John 4:6) Of course, without the holy spirit, these things that are recorded will still be a mystery to us. — Mark 4:11; 1 Corinthians 2:7-10.

While God gave direct revelations to his apostles by means of his holy spirit, I do not believe that he is doing so today, nor did Charles Taze Russell. Russell, as all of us, have to seek from the revealings given to us as recorded in the Bible. I do believe Russell sought to remain close to the Word of God as revealed through the prophets and the apostles of Jesus. Russell did not claim to a prophet, nor an apostle, and thus claimed no direct revelation; he only sought to remain close to the what the prophets and the apostles had revealed in the Bible.

A true minister of God will be for truth, seeking to allow God to be true even if it proves every man a liar. — Romans 3:4.

Who do you believe to be an infallible minister of God living in modern times, who was absolutely, totally, without error in anything that he taught about the Bible? Where can I find him?

Russell, however, proved himself to be most steadfast in upholding the atonement, the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for sin (1 John 2:2; 4:2,10; 2 John 1:7), and showing how doctrines of men conflict with that Biblical teaching.

See:

The Atonement Between God and Man by Charles Taze Russell

and

Focus on Charles Taze Russell: Infallibility

Claims that Russell was a freemason are absurd,

Um, his grave is a testimony of his membership into the Masons.

Russell’s grave offers no proof whatsoever that Russell was a member of the Masons’ organization. Many have used their imagination and claimed that Rutherford’s pyramid monument (which is NOT Russell’s grave) has Masonic symbols on it, but in reality there are no Masonic symbols in that pyramid monument at all, nor is there anything at all about the monument that has anything to do with the Mason’s organization. Indeed, outside of what has to be distorted, misrepresented, imagined and assumed, there is no proof at all that Russell was ever a member of the Freemasons, or that he lied when stated: “I have never been a Mason.”

See:
Russell’s Pyramid Tomb?
Russell’s Gravestone

On the other hand, we have tens of thousands of pages of Russell’s works that give overwhelming testimony that Russell was NOT a member of the Freemasons.

See:

Watchtower and the Masons
I am a Free and Accepted Mason
Russell’s Works Regarding Freemasons
Occultism and the Great Pyramid
Russell’s Comments on the Freemasons
Pyramidology Versus Spiritism
Reply to: “Charles Taze Russell founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses was a Mason”
The Temple of God (Russel’s Sermon which often misrepresented)
Masonic Symbols?
Russell and the Great Pyramid

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I need information about the 6,000 years ending in 1874. I think he was right, but he wasn’t meant to figure it all out at that time…….

6,000 years from Adam’s creation, according to the chronology that Russell used, ended around October of 1872, reckoned as the beginning of 1873 (using the October to October year). According to what Russell presented, 6,000 years from Adam’s fall ended in 1874, thus allowing that Adam spent two years in the Garden of Eden before being driven out of the garden.

See:
http://mostholyfaith.com/bible/volumes/B02.asp
http://mostholyfaith.com/bible/volumes/B07.asp
http://mostholyfaith.com/bible/volumes/C05.asp

Christian Greetings,

Charles Taze Russell was an excellent teacher of the Holy Scriptures withe insight and understanding
beyond any individual during his time, however the only blind spot he had was his limited ability regarding accurate Bible Chronlogical dating.

The accurate data regarding the 6,000 years of man’s existence on the earth in relation to 6,000 years of the Great Sabbath is as follows:

ABSOLUTE DATES

Reliable Bible chronology is based on absolute dates. An absolute date is a calendar date that is proved by secular history to be the actual date of an event recorded in the Bible. It can then be used as the starting point from which a series of Bible events can be located on the calendar with certainty.

Once this absolute date is fixed, calculations forward or backward from this date are made from accurate records in the Bible itself; such as the stated life-spans of people, or the duration of the reigns of kings. Therefore starting from a pegged point, we can use the reliable internal chronology of the Bible itself in dating many Bible events.

The main pivotal absolute date for the Hebrew Scriptures is 539 B.C. Modern authorities have set this date for the fall of Babylon as 11th -12th October according to the Julian calendar, or 5th – 6th October according to the Gregorian calendar [Like the Hebrew day, the Babylonian day began at 6pm].

DATE OF ADAM’S CREATION

By using this method we can at last determine and correct the much disputed date for the creation of Adam, using the absolute date 539 B.C.

Event Date Time period

From the ‘Absolute Date’ [Cyrus destroys Babylon] 539 B.C.

To Nebchadnezzar’s enslavement of Israel 607 B.C. 68 years

To the ‘error’ of the house of Israel 997 B.C. 390 years

To the Exodus 1513 B.C. 516 years

To Abraham at 75 years of age 1943 B.C. 430 years

To the Genesis Flood 2370 B.C. 427 years

It is well-established that the period from the Genesis Flood to the creation of Adam is; 1656 years

Therefore by adding 1656 years to 2370 B.C. we arrive at the date 4026 B.C.

By this we can now confirm that Adam was created in 4026 B.C., therefore 6,000 years of man’s existence on the earth ended in 1975 A.D. Allowing 40 years for the ‘Adamic Gap’, the end of 6,000 years of the Great 7,000 year Sabbath will occur in 2015 A.D.

DATE OF MESSIAH’S ANOINTING

The main pivotal absolute date for the Christian Greek Scriptures is 29 A.D. This is determined by Tiberius Caesar’s succession to the Emperor Augustus. This was 19th August 14 A.D. according to the Julian Calendar.

In Luke 3:1, 3 it states that John the Baptist began his ministry in the fifteenth year of the reign if Tiberius Caesar. From the absolute date we can therefore calculate the fifteenth year of Tiberius’ actual rule to have run from 19th August 28 A.D. to 18th August 29 A.D.

During this time Jesus who was six months younger than John the Baptist, arrived to be baptized at the age of thirty. (Luke 3:2, 21, 23; 1:34-38) This agrees with the fact that, according to Daniel 9:25, sixty-nine “weeks” [prophetic “weeks” of seven years each, totalling 483 years] would elapse after the decree was issued for the rebuilding of Jerusalem with its wall; until the appearance of Messiah.

That decree was issued by Artaxerxes I in 455 B.C., taking effect in the latter part of that year. Therefore 483 years later, in the latter part of 29 A.D. when Jesus while being baptized by John was also anointed by Holy Spirit from Almighty God; thereby becoming the Messiah [Anointed One].

The fact that Jesus was baptized and began his ministry in the latter part of the year, also agrees with the fact that he was to be cut-off “at the half of the week” [or after 3 ½ years]. (Daniel 9:27) Since he died in the Spring, his ministry of 3 ½ years must have begun in the Autumn of 29 A.D.

This evidence also proves that Jesus was born in the Autumn of 2 B.C. and not several years before, as some state. Luke 3:23 shows that Jesus was 30 years of age when he commenced his work. In those days, a Roman was 30 years of age when he received his Toga as a sign of his manhood and a Hebrew at the age of 30 years received his Father’s blessing for the same reason.

CONFIRMATION OF THE DATE 539 B.C.

According to the Nabonidus Chronicle , in the seventeenth year of Nabonidus’ reign (539 B.C.) in the month of Tishri (September/October) Cyrus attacked the Babylonian forces at Opis and defeated them.

The cuneiform tablets found by archaeologists, confirm the sudden fall of Babylon to Cyrus. By means of this inscription the date of Babylon’s fall can be fixed as Tishri 16 (October 5-6) 539 B.C., with Cyrus’ entry seventeen days later; occurring on Marchesvan 3 (October 22-23)

Having established this absolute ‘pivotal’ date, one can then move backwards or forwards in accordance with established ‘period lengths’ [as shown in my previous chart] to confirm in this case, the date of Adam’s creation [4026 B.C.] from which we can then move forward 6,000 years to 1975 A.D.

Event Date Time period

From the ‘Absolute Date’ [Cyrus destroys Babylon] 539 B.C.
To Nebchadnezzar’s enslavement of Israel 607 B.C. 68 years

To the ‘error’ of the house of Israel 997 B.C. 390 years

To the Exodus 1513 B.C. 516 years

To Abraham at 75 years of age 1943 B.C. 430 years

To the Genesis Flood 2370 B.C. 427 years

It is well-established that the period from the Genesis Flood to the creation of Adam is; 1656 years

Therefore by adding 1656 years to 2370 B.C. we arrive at the date 4026 B.C.

By this we can now confirm that Adam was created in 4026 B.C., therefore 6,000 years of man’s existence on the earth ended in 1975 A.D.

Allowing for the Biblical count of forty years for the Adamic Gap [40 years in the wilderness for Israel and 40 days in the wilderness for Jesus] it is possible that the Sabbath Millennium will start in 2015 A.D. However if God decides to apply Psalm 90:1, it will be 2025 A.D.

A secular report on the date of the close of the 2,520 years of the Appointed Times of the Nations is as follows:

“It is an historical fact worth noting that in 1880 the year 1914 was identified as the time for the close of the “appointed times of the nations” from 607 BC to 1914 AD (2520 yrs) and the end of the lease of power granted to the Gentile rulers. This was some thirty-four years before the arrival of that year and the momentous events it initiated.

In the 30th August 1914 edition of The World, a leading New York newspaper at that time; a feature article in that paper’s Sunday magazine section commented on this as follows: “The terrific war outbreak in Europe has fulfilled an extraordinary prophecy. For a quarter of a century past, through preachers and through press, the International Bible Students… have been proclaiming to the world that the Day of Wrath prophesied in the Bible would dawn in 1914.”

Jesus in answer to his disciples question regarding his invisible presence in kingly power [at the end of the Gentile Times], gave the composite sign of what to expect as recorded in Matthew 24:3-31 also Luke 21:7-33 which included World Warfare, fearful sights and great signs from heaven such as the episode at Mons when angelic apparitions caused both sides to cease hostilities all that day; followed by a fear of things coming upon the earth such as nuclear threat and natural events building towards the Great Tribulation. Today as we gaze at the horizon, this moment is fast approaching.”

No one has yet come forward with any concrete evidence to contradict this information. As one observer has already pointed out: “To do so would discredit all that we have already confirmed as to the absolute accuracy of God’s prophetic formula.”

N.B.

ADAMIC GAP

If Adam had been created exactly at the end of the sixth creative day, then 6,000 years of man’s existence would run parallel to 6,000 years of God’s 7,000 year Sabbath. This would mean that the seventh period of that 7,000 year Sabbath [which is the 1,000 year Sabbath reign of the Christ] would start immediately at that point in time.

However, Genesis 1:27 informs us that man was created towards the end of the sixth day and not at the end of it; this is confirmed in Genesis 2:8 where we read that “7 Then the LORD God took dust from the ground and formed a man from it. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nose, and the man became a living person.8 Then the LORD God planted a garden in the east, in a place called Eden, and put the man he had formed into it.” NCV

Now this is a most interesting statement in that we are now also informed that Adam was created even before the Garden of Eden was formed. This means that the end of 6,000 years of man’s existence would be completed at an earlier date than the end of 6,000 years of the 7,000 year Sabbath. This difference between these two time periods is known as the ‘Adamic Gap’.

The fact that the Garden of Eden was formed after the creation of Adam confirms also that during this period, the sixth day had still not ended. After settling Adam in the Garden a further time period elapsed while God waited to see if Adam would find a companion among the creatures already created. Although naming the animals no companion was found, so God then created the woman Eve.

This creation of Eve proves that the sixth day had still not ended, due to the fact that when it eventually did end; God declared the next 7,000 year period a Sabbath on which he rested from his work regarding the Earth. Although as Jesus later said in John 5:17 “My Father never stops working, and so I keep working, too.” NCV This ‘work’ pertained to everything else he was and is still creating in the heavens and the physical Universe, but not pertaining to the Earth; to do so would profane his own Sabbath.

So during the wilderness of decision from the creation of Adam to the end of the sixth day when Almighty God entered his 7,000 year Sabbath, we find a parallel in the later nation of Israel who also under-going a period of decision; wandered in the wilderness for forty years. As forty is a very significant number in the Scriptures and taking into consideration the ‘pattern and parallel’ formula of Almighty God, then it would seem most appropriate that the length of this ‘Adamic Gap’ would also be forty years.

Forty years for the ‘Adamic Gap’, not 138 years as some suggest, based on (1872-2010). 1975 brings us very close now to the beginning of this period, whereas 1874 means that we would already be in the Sabbath Millennium of the Christ with Satan already bound and started on his 1,000 years of incarceration, the whole of resurrected mankind under this new Theocratic Government and everyone heading for absolute perfection and full knowledge. This of course has not yet happened, so 1874 is obviously an erroneous date.”

In other words, Adam was forty years old when he and Eve reached the end of the sixth day of creation.

So bringing the figures up-to-date, 1975 marks the end of 6,000 years of man’s existence on the earth; now by adding the 40 years of the ‘Adamic Gap’ we arrive at the year 2015 for the end of 6,000 years of God’s 7,000 year Sabbath rest.

It is interesting to note here that other around the Earth are also already pinpointing this date as marking the end of this world system. Even the Mayan’s have marked this event according to their calendar as occurring in 2012, which again is interesting because when the adjustment between their calendar and ours was made; it also came out as 2015.

Of course, before we all start jumping on the band-wagon and start declaring this date as the end of this world system and the beginning of the Sabbath Millennium of the Christ; we must also take into consideration God’s word at Psalm 90:10 which informs us that due to extra mightiness instead of seventy, this period could indeed be eighty.

The clarification for this application is that while the count of years from 1975 to 2015 is the measure of the length of the ‘Adamic Gap’, the end of the thirty year parallel during which Satan was cast down to the earth thereby initiating the last generation [70 years] of this world system (Matthew 24:34; Mark 13:30) covers 1945 to 2015. So if because of special mightiness these years are eighty, then we are moving steadily toward October 4/5 2025 for the beginning of the Sabbath Millennium of the Christ.

In the name of Yeshua ha Notzri Messiah Liberatus

Pathfinder in truth and hope

Alexander Winslow

There are a lot of theories based on all kinds of assumptions regarding when Adam was created. I personally find the self harmony of the chronology combined with the study of time prophecy and the Great Pyramid that Russell used to be the biggest reason for staying by that chronology. The basic chronology that Russell used may be found at:

http://mostholyfaith.com/bible/volumes/B02.asp

The confirmation of that chronology, however, involves a much greater study. I would recommend, in addition to Volumes 2 and 3 of Studies in the Scriptures, the following:

The Divine Plan and its Chronology (Paul Mezera) (pdf)

Which is the True Chronology? — Julian T. Gray

I do not necessarily agree with all conclusions given by the above authors.

One may find more related to chronology at:
http://www.heraldmag.org/olb/contents/bsllinks/Doctrine.htm

Let me just point out one minor problem that destroys everything that Russell taught.
The 607 date is wrong by at least 20 years, modern archeology support the earlier date.
Now, if that date is wrong then everything about 1914 is wrong and the whole thing collapeses like a bunch of dominoes falling.
Russell was a fraud, a charlatan, a deciever. Just like Satan, the father of lies.
Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. So did Russell. He followed in the steps of his master.

Hello Scott,

Your comment: “Let me just point out one minor problem that destroys everything that Russell taught. The 607 date is wrong by at least 20 years, modern archaeology support the earlier date. Now, if that date is wrong then everything about 1914 is wrong and the whole thing collapses like a bunch of dominoes falling. Russell was a fraud, a charlatan, a deceiver. Just like Satan, the father of lies. Satan comes to kill, steal, and destroy. So did Russell. He followed in the steps of his master.”

So basically you are saying that modern archaeology is infallible?

I hope not, because over the years archaeology has often stated emphatically that a certain thing is so, only to rescind it years later. Also, depending on the method on which they reach this conclusion; it is well to take into account that the actinism from the sun which has been bombarding this planet since the Genesis Flood has thrown out archaeological data in most cases by hundreds of years.

On the other hand, one sure way of confirming the accuracy of Biblical dates is by using the Absolute Date formula:

Reliable Bible chronology is based on absolute dates. An absolute date is a calendar date that is proved by secular history to be the actual date of an event recorded in the Bible. It can then be used as the starting point from which a series of Bible events can be located on the calendar with certainty.

Once this absolute date is fixed, calculations forward or backward from this date are made from accurate records in the Bible itself; such as the stated life-spans of people, or the duration of the reigns of kings. Therefore starting from a pegged point, we can use the reliable internal chronology of the Bible itself in dating many Bible events.

The main pivotal absolute date for the Hebrew Scriptures is 539 B.C. Modern authorities have set this date for the fall of Babylon as 11th -12th October according to the Julian calendar, or 5th – 6th October according to the Gregorian calendar [Like the Hebrew day, the Babylonian day began at 6pm].

CONFIRMATION OF THE DATE 539 B.C.

According to the Nabonidus Chronicle , in the seventeenth year of Nabonidus’ reign (539 B.C.) in the month of Tishri (September/October) Cyrus attacked the Babylonian forces at Opis and defeated them.

The cuneiform tablets found by archaeologists, confirm the sudden fall of Babylon to Cyrus. By means of this inscription the date of Babylon’s fall can be fixed as Tishri 16 (October 5-6) 539 B.C., with Cyrus’ entry seventeen days later; occurring on Marchesvan 3 (October 22-23)

Having established this absolute ‘pivotal’ date, one can then move backwards or forwards in accordance with established ‘period lengths’ [as shown in my previous chart] to confirm in this case, the date of Adam’s creation [4026 B.C.] from which we can then move forward 6,000 years to 1975 A.D.
Counting back from 539 B.C. we arrive at the date 607 B.C. for the fall of Jerusalem and the beginning of the Appointed Tomes of the nations as later referred to By Christ Jesus.

A secular report on the date of the close of the 2,520 years of the Appointed Times of the Nations is as follows:

“It is an historical fact worth noting that in 1880 the year 1914 was identified as the time for the close of the “appointed times of the nations” from 607 BC to 1914 AD (2520 yrs) and the end of the lease of power granted to the Gentile rulers. This was some thirty-four years before the arrival of that year and the momentous events it initiated.

In the 30th August 1914 edition of The World, a leading New York newspaper at that time; a feature article in that paper’s Sunday magazine section commented on this as follows: “The terrific war outbreak in Europe has fulfilled an extraordinary prophecy. For a quarter of a century past, through preachers and through press, the International Bible Students… have been proclaiming to the world that the Day of Wrath prophesied in the Bible would dawn in 1914.”

Jesus in answer to his disciples question regarding his invisible presence in kingly power [at the end of the Gentile Times], gave the composite sign of what to expect as recorded in Matthew 24:3-31 also Luke 21:7-33 which included World Warfare, fearful sights and great signs from heaven such as the episode at Mons when angelic apparitions caused both sides to cease hostilities all that day; followed by a fear of things coming upon the earth such as nuclear threat and natural events building towards the Great Tribulation. Today as we gaze at the horizon, this moment is fast approaching.”

No one has yet come forward with any concrete evidence to contradict this information. As one observer has already pointed out: “To do so, would discredit all that we have already confirmed as to the absolute accuracy of God’s prophetic formula.”

In other words, Charles Taze Russell got right!

Alexander

Scott,

Many archeologists also claim many things that would denigrate the Bible, or allege that the Bible is inaccurate. I accept the chronology that Barbour and Russell presented because it is so harmonious with so many different features that fit together so well. This is one of the basic reasons I accept the Bible also, although many archeologists and others present all kinds of things that they say would prove the Bible false.

The date, 1914, however, is not contingent on accepting 607/6 as the year in which Jerusalem was destroyed; from the JWs perspective, it is, since they only use one prophecy to support the year 1914, that is, Daniel 4. Many Bible Students do not accept that Jerusalem was destroyed in 607/76 BC, but still believe that in 1914, the time of trouble began. There were those Bible Students, even in Russell’s day, who did not accept 607/6 BC as the date of Jerusalem’s destruction; there were other Bible Students who believed that Russell was in error regarding an alleged “zero year” (the chronology Russell used, however, was not based on adding an alleged “zero year”, but rather was based on whole years from fall to fall, rather than from January to January), and they believed that the Gentile Times would end one year later, that is, in October of 1915 rather than 1914. Regarding this, Russell stated: “We neither urge nor insist upon our views as infallible, nor do we smite or abuse those who disagree; but regard as ‘Brethren’ all sanctified believers in the precious blood.” (“Knowledge and Faith Regarding Chronology”, Watch Tower, October 1, 1907, page 294)
http://www.mostholyfaith.com/bible/reprints/Z1907OCT.asp#Z294:9

For some of the various views of Bible Students concerning chronology, see:
http://www.heraldmag.org/olb/contents/bsllinks/Doctrine.htm

I do believe that the “time of trouble” did begin in 1914, and that we are still in that time of trouble, and that it may last for many years more.

I certainly do not believe that Russell is “a fraud, a charlatan, a deceiver”. Russell made errors as all Christians do; I do not believe that this merits labeling him as “a fraud, a charlatan, a deceiver.” Russell, certainly did not come steal or destroy, except that he sought destroy false teachings by showing what the Bible does, what it does not say, or how false teachings end up denying the scriptural basis for the ransom sacrifice of Jesus. I, for one, will be eternally grateful that God used Brother Russell to set forth what the scriptures say concerning why God permits evil, and how God is going to bless all the peoples in the age to come! Yes! Praise God! Yes, I believe that Russell did indeed endeavor to follow in the footsteps of his master, the Lord Jesus, whom Yahweh appointed over all of His sheep.

I have a question. What happened to Margaret Russell (Land)? I can’t find any information on her. The Pastor-Russel group claims she was part of the group with her dad and brother during the five years of careful researching. Is this true? Which direction did she go after Russell died?

Several sources relate that she died in 1945. The self-appointed “official” website on Charles Taze Russell states: “Margaret (“Mae”, married name Margaret Land) … died nearly 90 years old in the late 1940s, having opposed the changes initiated by the new leadership of the Bible Society her brother formed.”
http://www.pastor-russell.com/misc/bio.html

I cannot be certain, but evidently, she remained a Bible Student and never accepted Rutherford’s new organization. If anyone else has information on this, feel free to post.

The Bible makes it clear. all liars will have their part in the lake of fire and all that love a lie.

Rickdoez1@hotmail.com stated:

The Bible makes it clear. all liars will have their part in the lake of fire and all that love a lie.

I am not sure why this is being posted, but I agree with the scripture that shows that, after the final judgment, those who are liars will indeed be thrown into the second death. — Revelation 21:8.

Russell’s comments on Revelation 21:8:

which calendar did mr. Russell use to determine his elaborate date settings? was it the pagan roman calendar which is solar or did he use the biblical and God ordained calendar which is a lunar calendar(Psalm 104:19), but beside all this The son of God not Russell said that we are forbidden to know Gods dates he has set for himself.. (Acts 1:7), therefore i conclude he was a false prophet, he”s wrong on oct.1. 1914 and thats why all the other dates they have made have been wrong too.

The chronology Brother Russell used was based on the Jewish calendar year as it runs from fall to fall. The dates are converted based on this; that is, as for example, the year 1915 AD actually began in October of 1914. Corresponding, the year 606 BC actually began in October of 607 BC.

There is nothing in Acts 1:7 that says that anyone is forbidden to study the time prophecies of the Bible. Nevertheless, unless God wants anyone to understand those prophecies, no matther how much one studies them, they will not understand. It was not, in the first century, the due time for those prophecies to be understood. The disciples had asked him, “Lord, are you now restoring the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus reply was: “”It isn’t for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within His own authority.” This does not mean that the time prophecies of Daniel and elsewhere would never be understood. Why would God record such prophecies if they were never to be understood?

Brother Russell never claimed to be a prophet, and never gave any prophecies. He did give his conclusions based on study of Bible prophecies. He did not claim to be infallible, and even stated that he could be wrong, especially concerning chronology and time prophecies. He allowed others to have their own views, and some of his associates believed that the Gentile Times would end in the 1930s, not 1914.

I have posted a lot concerning Charles Taze Russell regarding his allegedly being a prophet.

http://ctr.rlbible.com/?cat=56

Nevertheless, I believe he was right that Jesus did return in 1874, that the Gentile Times did end in 1914, and that the time of trouble did begin in 1914.

By “they”, are you referring to the Jehovah’s Witnesses? Russell was never a member of that organization, and the Bible Students, as a whole, never became “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

See:
http://www.rlbible.com/ctr/?page_id=2084
and
http://rlbible.com/?p=488

I am the son of a man who was once a member of the Russellites who was shunned after the dropping of the A-bomb. Truthfully, He never spoke of it, but the impact on a man having his own mother and church family label him a “murderer” The truth I learned was “forgiveness” was not a part of their doctrine. I only met my grandmother once, before this visit She did not talk to my dad for many years.
I learned of the Russellites as I researched Dwight Eisenhower as he and my Grandfather Ivan were mates and played church ball together. Today is my Dad’s birthday. I asked for forgiveness for her and for my heart. Happy Birthday Dad.

james c hudson
Submitted on 2013/08/19 at 12:55 pm

I am the son of a man who was once a member of the Russellites who was shunned after the dropping of the A-bomb.

Who are these “Russellites” that you are speaking of? If anyone is a “Russellite”, he is in contradiction to Charles Taze Russell.

http://rlctr.blogspot.com/2009/09/russels-comments-on-russellites-and.html

Are you speaking of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or the Bible Students?

James, in reading over your comments today, and my earlier reply, I believe that you are possibly referring to the Jehovah’s Witnesses as “Russellites”. Your comments are too vague to really comprehend exactly what is meant. In reading my reply, it may appear that I may have been too hasty in my reply; I get a lot of comments from people making all kinds of false claims and false accusations, and it first seemed to me that your comments may have been doing the same thing.

I do know for a certainty that “forgiveness” is a indeed a part of the doctrine of Charles Taze Russell; was your grandmother associated with the Bible Students, or was she joined to the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization? This could make a great difference, since the doctrine of atonement that Russell believed in and that the Bible Students still uphold, is almost the very opposite of the JW doctrine.

At any rate, most of the Bible Students who were associated with Charles Taze Russell never became members of the organization known as “Jehovah’s Witnesses”. Charles Taze Russell preached against that kind of “organization”, and he certainly preached forgiveness, and yet, in keeping with the words of Jesus and his apostles, he also believed that there are sins which cannot be forgiven. This latter judgment, however, is mostly between God and the individual, since no one on earth today is being given the power to judge the hearts of men, although many may seem to set themselves up to do such judging.

See:
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22forgiveness%22+site%3Amostholyfaith.com

See also:
Bible Students Did Not Become “Jehovah’s Witnesses”
http://rlbible.com/?p=488

However, each consecrated Christian is responsible for his own actions. If one fails to show forgiveness, it does not mean that all would do the same thing. The only scritural exception would be where on who had once had an accurate knowledge of the truth willfully tramples upon the blood by which he had been sanctified. Such cannot even seek repentance before God. Since, however, we do not have the apostles amongst us today, and since one cannot determine such matters except through special aid of the holy spirit which the apostles had, our judgments could end up being carnal, rather than spiritual.

See:
http://rlbible.com/?page_id=516

http://revelation12seeninheavens2017.wordpress.com

Isaiah 42:8
I am Yahweh [He will be (who he is)], that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to engraved images.
Isaiah 42:9
Behold, the former things have happened, and new things do I declare. Before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Isaiah 42:10
Sing to Yahweh a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth; you who go down to the sea, and all that is therein, the isles, and the inhabitants of it.
Isaiah 42:11
Let the wilderness and the cities of it lift up [their voice], the villages that Kedar does inhabit; let the inhabitants of Sela sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

Very few in this age are able to sing the song of newness; Solomon wrote of the world under the sun of vanity: “That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind. That which is crooked can’t be made straight [justified, righteous]; and that which is lacking can’t be counted.” (Ecclesiastes 1:10,15) Thus, this new song is outside the norm of things as they are under the present sun of vanity. How can this be?

All mankind was subjected to vanity due to Adam’s sin. (Romans 5:12-19; 8:20-22) However, Jesus’ begettal in the womb of Mary was not under this condemnation, since his God specially prepared his body. (Matthew 1:20; Hebrews 1:10) Thus, Jesus was not born under the present sun of vanity; his sinless life represented a new sun, a sun of righteousness [straightness, justified]. (Malachi 4:2) Jesus, however, did not retain his human life, but he gave it up “for the life of the world”. (John 6:51) In doing this, Jesus died for Adam and all who are dying in Adam. (Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; 1 John 2:2; 4:10) What grand “new song” this is!!!!

See:
http://atonement.rlbible.com


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