Saturday, August 8, 2009

C. T. Russell and HWA's Examples of Humbleness

C. T. Russell, the founder of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, the followers of which would later become known as Jehovah's Witnesses, the false prophet of the 1914 end of Man's World which did not happen, who based this false prophecy on the erroneous belief that Jerusalem fell in 606 BC, this man wrote a series of six books entitled Studies in the Scriptures. A seventh volume was released after his death.

The False Prophet Russell once stated that these books were essentially the Bible in an arranged form.

"If the six volumes of SCRIPTURE STUDIES are practically the Bible topically arranged, with Bible proof-texts given, we might not improperly name the volumes -- the Bible in an arranged form. That is to say, they are not merely comments on the bible, but they are practically the Bible itself."

Shortly after this Russell made his infamous comment that those who studied the Bible alone would leave, but those who studied Studies in the Scriptures would remain among his followers.

"Furthermore, not only do we find that people cannot see the divine plan in studying the Bible by itself, but we see, also, that if anyone lays the SCRIPTURE STUDIES aside, even after he has used them, after he has become familiar with them, after he has read them for ten years -- if he then lays them aside and ignores them and goes to the Bible alone, though he has understood his Bible for ten years, our experience shows that within two years he goes into darkness. On the other hand, if he had merely read the SCRIPTURE STUDIES with their references, and had not read a page of the Bible, as such, he would be in the light at the end of the two years, because he would have the light of the Scriptures." (C. T. Russell, Watch Tower, September 15, 1910, pp. 298-9. Courtesy of Alan Feuerbacher, Notes on the Proclaimers Book.)

These are quite similar to statements HWA, the false prophet of the 1975 Advent which did not happen, made upon the publication of Mystery of the Ages.

"Since last December I have been working diligently on the largest and most important book of my life. In real fact I feel I myself did not write it. Rather, I believe God used me in writing it. I candidly feel it may be the most important book since the Bible. It is named "Mystery of the Ages". Actually it might be called a synopsis of the Bible in the most plain and understandable language. ... This new book "Mystery of the Ages" unveils all these mysteries. It puts the many different parts of the "jigsaw puzzle" together. It is, in fact, a synopsis of the entire Bible." (Herbert W. Armstrong, September 12, 1985, Co-Worker Letter, Chapter 84 of HWA's Autobiography.)

Such similar behavior is uncanny, and exposes the fact that these false prophets are of the same nature.

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