The Strange Teaching of Pyramidology

Posted on May 24, 2008. Filed under: Things You Might Not Know About Charles T. Russell | Tags: , , , , , |

This is in further reply to:

Under the subheading of “Some Strange Teachings of C. T. Russell” is listed the teaching of “pyramidology.” The statement is made that certain calculations based on the Great Pyramid were “integrated into the prophecies of Russell.”

Although Russell never used the word “pyramidology,” Russell did believe that the Great Pyramid corroborated the Bible. It has been said that truth is stranger than fiction; this, however, is because of limited perceptions of truth. Thus, unless one actually studies Biblical pyramidology, the idea of pyramidology may seem “strange,” just as many non-Christians believe that the idea of God sending a son to die for our sins is “strange,” if their minds have not been conditioned to accept this. Yet, the very fact that Jesus died for our sins is confirmed by the Great Pyramid.

Russell, of course, made no prophecies, thus the statement that calculations were “integrated into the prophecies of Russell,” is incorrect. Russell did present, however, a series of studies on Biblical time prophecies (most of Russell’s studies on time prophecies and chronology were based on earlier studies done by N. H. Barbour and some others), and he believed that the measurements of the passageways confirmed the chronology of the Bible. Russell, himself, however, spent little time and space, comparatively, on the study of the Great Pyramid. John and Morton Edgar, however, actually measured the passageways and wrote extensively on the Great Pyramid, its symbolism — both scientifically and Biblically — as well as the time features. They demonstrated in great detail how the time features of the Bible are corroborated by the Great Pyramid, as well as many other things about the Bible. Whether all their conclusions are correct or not, the evidence that the Great Pyramid was indeed constructed under God’s divine guidance is overwhelming, to say the least.

Let me say, however, that the word “pyramidology” was rarely used until after Charles Taze Russell died. It came more into use when Adam Rutherford named his books “Pyramidology.” His definition of pyramidology shows that the word came into being to distinguish the study of the Great Pyramid as related to the Bible from other studies. The word originally had nothing to do with heathen occultism, nor does such a study of the Great Pyramid have anything to do with heathen occultism, nor with “pyramid power,” etc.

Related information:

Russell and the Great Pyramid

Occultism and the Great Pyramid

Russell’s Pyramid Tomb?

Biblical Study of the Great Pyramid Versus Spiritism

Reply to: Charles Taze Russell Founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses Was a Mason

Masonic Symbols?

Russell’s Cross and Crown Symbolism – Masonic? Rosicrucian?

CTR’s Gravestone

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A truth Presented by Satan

Posted on April 17, 2008. Filed under: Quotes from Russell, Things You Might Not Know About Charles T. Russell | Tags: , , , , , |

On the following websites:

and many more sites, the following quote from Charles Taze Russell is given.

Truth: “A truth presented by Satan himself is just as true as a truth stated by God. . . . Accept truth wherever you find it, no matter what it contradicts” (WT 7/1879, pp. 8-9).

russell-800This quotation is from Russell, and it does state a truth.  Russell was not saying, however, that one should look to Satan as a guide to truth; he was simply putting for a principle as applied to infidels.

Evidently, some people see something wrong with what is stated when in reality there is nothing at all wrong with what Russell wrote. If Satan states something that is true, the truth does not become a lie simply because he stated it. A truth is still a truth no matter who states it. If it actually is truth, how can it not be true?

Nevertheless, Satan often presents a truth in such a way to persuade one to believe in a lie.

However, taking the quote from Russell out of context is evidently designed to mislead one into believing that Russell was in some way in agreement with, in service of, the devil, occultism, spiritism or some form of witchcraft, etc. Let us look at the quote in context:

This question is one which every sincere Christian should ask and seek to answer. We should learn to love and value truth for its own sake; to respect and honor it by owning and acknowledging it wherever we find it and by whomsoever presented. A truth presented by Satan himself is just as true as a truth stated by God.

Perhaps no class of people are more apt to overlook this fact than the Christian. How often do they in controversy overlook and ignore truth presented by their opponents. This is particularly the case when arguing with an infidel. They feel at perfect liberty to dispute everything he says on religious subjects. This is not the correct principle. Many infidels are honest – as anxious to speak and believe the truth as are Christians – and if in converse with them we ignore truths which they may advance, we not only fail to convince them of our truths, but put an end to all hope of reaching them; for our failure to admit the evident truth which they advance begets in them contempt for the one who is not honest enough to admit one truth because he does not see how it can be reconciled to another. Accept truth wherever you find it, no matter what it contradicts, and rely for ability to afterwards harmonize it with others upon “The Spirit of truth, which shall guide you into all truth,” as Jesus promised.

Truth, like a modest little flower in the wilderness of life, is surrounded and almost choked by the luxuriant growth of the weeds of error. If you would find it you must be ever on the lookout. If you would see its beauty you must brush aside the weeds of error and the brambles of bigotry. If you would possess it you must stoop to get it.

Be not content with one flower of truth. Had one been sufficient there would have been no more. Gather ever, seek for more.

Weave them together as a garland – “Bind them on thee as a bride doeth.” “Bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: so shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.” Prov. 3:3.

C. T. R.

By reading the whole article, it becomes obvious what Russell meant by his statement. He is likening the infidels who are being used by Satan as though they were Satan; Jesus did something similar when he called the apostle Peter “Satan”. (Matthew 16:23; Mark 8:33) Peter, of course, was not literally Satan, but he was imitating Satan is speaking an untruth. Likewise, the infidels who reject the creative account of the Bible, although they may presents many things that are not true, may also present a lot of truths in what they say, although they may misrepresent those truths to promote what is not true.

Likewise, if Satan, or his demons speak a truth, it is still true regardless of their purposes for stating the truth. The implication of many who like to take the quote out of context appears to be to imply that the opposite is actually the truth, thus, that absolutely everything Satan says is a lie, and that thus, Satan cannot speak one sentence without everything in that sentence being a lie. Such an idea, if extended to the demons over whom Satan is prince, then the demons lied when they called Jesus: “the son of God,” and “Son of the Most High.” (Matthew 8:29; Mark 3:11; Luke 1:32; 4:41; 8:48) Thus, if they cannot tell the truth at all, then we should believe that it is a lie to say that Jesus is the “Son of God,” or that Jesus is the “Son of the Most High.”

In Job 1:7, we read:

Yahweh [Jehovah] said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Then Satan answered Yahweh [Jehovah], and said, “From going back and forth in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” — World English Bible translation.

Did Satan lie when he stated the above? Did he lie to Jehovah by saying that he had been going back and forth in the earth, etc.? We have no reason to think that he did so.

But didn’t Jesus say concerning Satan that “there is no truth in him?” — John 8:44, Word English.

We believe the correct thought that Jesus expressed should be understood in reference to the  “truth” that Jesus had just spoken of (John 8:32,40): such “truth is not in him.” (John 8:44) Regardless, we don’t believe Jesus intended to say that Satan can absolutely never tell a truth, anymore than he meant that those Jewish leaders to whom he spoke could never tell a truth. Did Jesus believe that when Satan spoke to Eve, saying that if she ate of forbidden tree, that he eyes would be opened, that he lied? (Genesis 3:5,7) Did Jesus believe that Satan lied to Jehovah when he answered Jehovah as recorded in Job 1:7? We do not think that he believed such. However, most often when Satan tells us a truth, it is framed in a setting of a lie, as in Genesis 3:5. By such methods he misrepresents the truth that he states with a lie.

Another motive for quoting Russell as quoted on the sites may have been to leave the impression that Russell believed that what Satan says is “the truth” — even if it contradicts God’s Word — which is again far from Russell’s intent in his statement. Russell’s works overwhelmingly attest of his view concerning Satan, that he was a liar, and the father of the lie, as Jesus said.

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