CTR’s Gravestone

Posted on April 24, 2008. Filed under: Is it true what they say? | Tags: , , , , , , , |


This post is in reference to a statement made on the site:

http://www.watchthetower.net/russell.html

regarding the gravestone of Charles Taze Russell

The claim is made that Russell personally chose a giant pyramid weighing several tons as his “memorial stone.” A link is given providing a page written by Randall Watters. The link is titled “Russell’s Pyramid Gravestone,” making it appear that Russell’s gravestone was a pyramid. The link is provided below:

http://www.watchthetower.net/russ3.html

Russell’s gravestone was not a pyramid! Russell was not buried under any pyramid. The pictures presented show that Russell’s gravestone was not pyramid. I present the link to a picture of Russell’s actual gravestone as shown on the page:

http://www.watchthetower.net/pyr_1.jpg

As one can see, that gravestone/tombstone is not a pyramid. Russell, however, never claimed to be the “Laodicean Messenger”, as has been inscribed on the grave stone. Nevertheless, the photo linked above was evidently not Russell’s original gravestone; I present below a link to a photo of the original gravestone:

http://ctr.reslight.net/gravestone.jpg

Although there have been claims that Russell left instructions to build a pyramid on the plot, I have not found nor seen any proof that Russell left any such instructions. His instructions for his funeral are presented on the web page linked to above, which states:

I desire to be buried in the plot of ground owned by our Society, in the Rosemont United Cemetery, and all the details of arrangements respecting the funeral service I leave in the care of my sister, Mrs. M. M. Land, and her daughters, Alice and May, or such of them as may survive me, with the assistance and advice and cooperation of the brethren, as they may request the same. Instead of an ordinary funeral discourse, I request that they arrange to have a number of the brethren, accustomed to public speaking, make a few remarks each, that the service be very simple and inexpensive and that it be conducted in the Bible House Chapel or any other place that may be considered equally appropriate or more so. (from Watchtower Reprints, 12/1/16)

Nothing is said in his instructions about building an expensive pyramid weighing several tons. The pyramid in the middle of the WTS plot was constructed by Rutherford several years after Russell died. Such a flamboyant style expressed by constructing such a pyramid seems to match Rutherford’s character more than it does Russell’s.

Of course, some time later, Rutherford claimed that the Great Pyramid was built by Satan to deceive, which, in effect, would credit Satan with knowing about the book of Revelation before it was given to Jesus! — Revelation 1:1,2.

After Russell died, Rutherford, by mean of deceit and legal trickery, gained control of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, and used that legal entity as a basis to form a new organization, which he later called “Jehovah’s Witnesses.”

For more information concerning the Great Pyramid and the Bible, see:

http://gp.reslight.net/

Regarding the false claims concerning Russell and the Great Pyramid measurements, see:

Strange Teaching of Pryramidology

Russell’s Pyramid Tomb?

Occultism and the Great Pyramid

Russell on “Great Pyramid”

Biblical Study of the Great Pyramid Vs. Spiritism

The Alleged “Clear” Occultism of 1914

Russell and the Great Pyramid

Links to other sites that make similar claims that Russell’s gravestone is a pyramid, or that Russell is buried in or under a pyramid, etc. Some of the sites may not directly state this, but may use wording that could lead the reader to conclude that Russell was buried under, or in, Rutherford’s pyramid monument. Please note that many of the writers on these sites linked to may present a lot of imaginative and false information about Russell as though “fact”.

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Hello, I would like to share one of the publications that showed CTR wanted a pyramid next to his grave marker. It was mentioned in the 1919 I. B. S. A. Convention Report pg. 7 of his funeral service.

CTR had requested it and JFR granted it. I can expound later if you wish. Go to my site, I have a picture of this page and have the whole PDF as well. You’ll probably have to save it and enlarge it to read page 7.
Here’s the link…it’s the 6th picture down.

http://middleman777.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/the-watchtower-and-the-occult/

Blessings…
MM777

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MM777,

Thanks for your comments and the link.

Yes, I am aware of what was said in 1919 Convention Report, and I realize that Rutherford made the claim three years after Russell died that Russell had desired that a pyramid be built. I do not accept Rutherford’s claim as actual proof that Russell wanted this pyramid to be built. Rutherford, and his associates, would often misrepresent Russell.

Brother Russell’s written instructions never said anything about a pyramid being built in the cemetery.

The link to “the-watchtower-and-the-occult” misrepresents Russell in many ways.

For instance, see:
http://ctr.reslight.net/pyramid.html
regarding the misrepresentation of the change made to Russell’s book, “Thy Kingdom Come.”

Christian love,
Ronald

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