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Over the past few decades, Jehovah’s Witnesses have become a household word. Maybe it’s because we’ve become accustomed to seeing Jehovah’s Witnesses knocking at our front doors, educating others about their religious beliefs in schools. Maybe you have some family members or relatives who are Jehovah’s Witnesses. Today, there are over 7 million people who adhere to the Jehovah’s Witness faith. It has become quite a popular religion indeed.
While members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith seem sincere in their religious practice, its leadership has come under criticism in recent years by former members and those who have studied some of their beliefs. Is there some hidden dark secret lurking in the history of Jehovah’s Witnesses that the general public and the members themselves may be unaware of? Let us take a closer look at this organization in order to fill in the missing blanks!
For the most part, the popular religions of the West are nothing more than a form of spiritual capitalism. Ignorantly, many are unaware that the term “god” originally was a title designated to an ancestor shaman once he/she died and began dwelling in the invisible realms. Under normal circumstances, descendants of the deceased shaman would make offerings to him/her, so that their ancestor could grow strong in the invisible realms and blessed their descendants. During the Biblical times, however, a few of these ancestor spirits created a scheme to ensure the wealth of their descendants. If the descendants of these ancestral spirits were to conquer other people and force their religion upon them, their ancestor’s spirit can grow unusually stronger and provide greater blessing for the select few descendants who would have as their servants all who believed in the descendant’s ancestor, but was themselves not an heir. This is why we find that today’s elite are descendants of the gods of the world’s most popular religions. For more information and references on this topic, please read our article entitled, Does Religion Hinder Human Evolution?
I have family who are members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith, so I had done research on the organization in years prior. During my initiatory studies in esoteric Shinto, I was somewhat surprised to discover that in the inner circles of some Eastern esoteric schools, Jehovah’s witnesses, out of all Western religions, are specifically regarded as being under the influence of cursing and wandering spirits. When one looks at the overall history of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization and their religious beliefs, the influence of these wandering spirits can be easily seen. Here are a few points that clearly reveal the Jehovah’s Witness religion as the product of wandering spirits:
1. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not a theocratic organization. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that they are being guided by an organization that is under the direction of the Creator. First, as discussed in our Does Religion Hinder Human Evolution? article, Jehovah is a god and god and the creator are not the same thing. Whatever force that is guiding Jehovah’s Witnesses has them believing that as an organization, which is said by them to be Jehovah’s only representative on earth, you can go out and make false predictions and still be the only true messenger of Jehovah. What then is the meaning of a false prophet?
Jehovah’s Witnesses, in regards to their past false prophesies, will say “the light gets brighter and brighter.” That may be true for a person who uses logic, someone who is not under divine inspiration, but nowhere in the Bible is it recorded that a person under the influence of Jehovah made false predictions because they did not understand the content of the message. I don’t think Daniel wrote the Book of Daniel with a unique understanding of what he wrote. Nor did the Apostle John write the Book of Revelation knowing the meaning of what he wrote, yet, that did not affect the accuracy of their prophesies. So saying that inaccuracy in a prediction is due to the light getting brighter is a whimsical excuse to fool the weak-minded. The April 1st 1972 edition of the Watchtower magazine, pages 197-198, states:
“So, does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, to warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? These questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet? . . . This “prophet” was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah’s Christian witnesses . . . Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a “prophet” of God. It is another thing to prove it,”
According to The Watchtower magazine, the main journal of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jehovah’s prophet today is known as the International Bible Students, and later as Jehovah’s Witnesses. This means that this organization was guided by Jehovah, since the days that it was known as The International Bible Students, and later as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Let us take a look at what Jehovah’s prophet has to say in modern times.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have a past filled with racism. Who would ever think that Jehovah’s prophet would succumb to racist views in modern times? Charles Taze Russell, the founder of The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society and the Bible Student Movement, a group which Jehovah’s Witnesses emerged from, had this to saying a Watchtower article dated 1904:
The above words are the least of the Watchtower’s organization’s woes, as written by its founder Charles Taze Russell. In an online article entitled, A Brief History of Racism In Watchtower Publications, we find the following:
“A telling insight into Russell’s attitudes towards race came in another Watchtower article in 1902. That article, entitled “The Negro Not A Beast,” attempted to banish the extremely offensive idea being promulgated in a book of the period that black men and women were somehow on a par with animals. Despite its tacit opposition to this outrageous concept, the Watchtower’s riposte was tainted by more than a hint of racist ideology.”
The Bible versus Evolution p.30: “(God) has specially blessed and favored certain branches of the Aryan race in Europe and America. But the fact, that the white race has been more abundantly blessed with the light of the Gospel than others, is not to be understood to signify that when members of other races heard and appreciated the Gospel, they were repulsed or rejected by the Lord. While the elect Church will probably be composed chiefly of the highly favored white race, nevertheless, it will probably have in it representatives out of every kindred, people and tongue.”
Golden Age 1929 Jul 24th: “Is there anything in the Bible that reveals the origin of the Negro? It is generally believed that the curse which Noah pronounced upon Canaan was the origin of the Black race. Certain it is that when Noah said, ‘Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren,’ he pictured the future of the Colored race. They have been and are a race of servants.. There is no servant in the world as good as a good Colored servant, and the joy that he gets from rendering faithful service is one of the purest joys there is in the world.”
So here it is that the said “Jehovah’s prophet,” The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, exhibited displays of racism during its developing stages, publicly, until the desegregation laws wee established in America. Of course, the Jehovah’s Witnesses will easily dismiss this history as “the light gets brighter and brighter,” as a way to justify a false prophesy, something unheard of and unprecedented in the Bible. The Jehovah’s Witnesses appear to be a multi-cultural organization, but in none of their publications do we find the heavenly-class depicted as anything other than European:
Meanwhile, we find the depiction of the most so-called African-Americans in a pamphlet entitled “Spirits of the Dead.” I guess there are so many black people depicted in this pamphlet since the term negro comes from the word negromancy, meaning one who invokes the dead. Below are some excerpts from the pamphlet:
The images above are from the pamphlet Spirits of the Dead. Ironically, it is the only piece of literature published by the Jehovah’s Witnesses where a large number of blacks appear in.
2. Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Leadership Expressed Written Admiration for Nazi Leadership. Many of our readership may be familiar with the horrors of human life that occurred in Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, many people who identified themselves as Jehovah’s Witnesses and Jews faced some of the most notorious crimes and levels of torture in human history. You would think that during this time, leaders of the Jehovah’s Witness religion would be making efforts to accommodate those of their faith after undergoing such horrible conditions, but this was not case. During the mid-1930’s, President of the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society, J. F. Rutherford wrote the following letter to Adolph Hitler, showing his empathy for the Nazi party and the ideals, which were the very same ideals that caused the Holocaust:
“The Brooklyn headquarter of the Watchtower Society is pro German in an exemplary way and has been so for many years. For that reason, in 1918, the president of the Society and seven members of the board of directors were sentenced to 80 years in prison, because the president refused to use two of the magazines published in America under his direction for war propaganda against Germany. These two magazines, “The Watchtower” and “Bible Student” were the only magazines in America which refused to engage in anti-German propaganda and for that reason were prohibited and suppressed in America during the war.
In the very same manner, in course of the recent months the board of directors of our Society not only refused to engage in propaganda against Germany, but has even taken a position against it. The enclosed declaration underlines this fact and emphasizes that the people leading in such propaganda (Jewish businessmen and Catholics) also are the most rigorous persecutors of the work of our Society and its board of directors. This and other statements of the declaration are meant to repudiate the slanderous accusation, that Bible Researchers are supported by the Jews.
The conference of five thousand delegates also noted – as is expressed in the declaration – that the Bible Researchers of Germany are fighting for the very same high ethical goals and ideals which also the national government of the German Reich proclaimedrespecting the relationship of humans to God, namely: honesty of the created being towards its creator.
The conference came to the conclusion that there are no contradictions when it comes to the relationship between the Bible Researchers of Germany to the national government of the German Reich. To the contrary, referring to the purely religious and unpolitical goals and efforts of the Bible Researchers, it can be said that these are in full agreement with the identical goals of the national government of the German Reich.
We are looking forward to your kind approval, which we hope to receive soon, and want to assure our highest respect to you, honorable Mr. Reichskanzler.
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Magdeburg”
What is so ironic about all of this is that Judge Rutherford, successor to Charles Taze Russell as president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract society wrote in Reconciliation (1928) page 14:
“The constellation of the seven stars forming the Pleiades appears to be the crowning center around which the known systems of the planets revolve even as our sun’s planets obey the sun and travel in their respective orbits. It has been suggested, and with much weight, that one of the stars of that group is the dwelling-place of Jehovah and the place of the highest heavens;..”
The Nazis also place special emphasis on the Pleiades constellation, as Rutherford even calls it the “dwelling-place of Jehovah.” Many people involved in the demonic science of Ufology, associate Pleiades with the Nordic race.
3. Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Occult. Jehovah’s Witnesses often violate Jesus motto: “Whoever is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” They are constantly casting stones, negative thoughts, at those who do not adhere to their beliefs and at individuals who left their organization. In many ways they have become today’s pharisees. To make matters worst, many who are a part of this organization a left unaware of its occult aims. There main journal is called The Watchtower. This is what Wikipedia has to say under the topic Watchtower:
“A Watchtower or Guardian in ceremonial and derived neopagan magical tradition is a tutelary spirit of one of the four cardinal points or “quarters” (north, east, south, and west). They are also variously associated in many traditions with each the four classical elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and stars (Fomalhaut, Aldebaran, Regulus, and Antares). The Watchtowers are evoked during the ritual of casting a magic circle. Alternately, “Watchtowers” may refer specifically to the abodes of the Guardians, with the guardians themselves referred to as “Watchers” or simply “Guardians”. In Christian influence magic traditions, they are understood to be the Archangels Uriel, Raphael, Michael, and Gabriel.”
What I find most interesting about the above quote is that a “watchtower” is magic can also be a symbol of the stars that rule the four fixed signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. These are often seen in their symbolic guise of the four living creatures that appear in Revelation Chapter 4. However, these correlations were known in ancient times as the of the Egyptian canopic jars, dated a thousand years before the Book of Revelation was written, but lets compare the two:
Revelation Chapter 4:6-9 reads:
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Fomalhaut = Aquarius = The Face of a Man = Charles Taze Russell (First President of the Watchtower Bible Tract Society) born February 16, 1852 in the sign Aquarius.
Antares = Scorpio = The Face of the Eagle = Joseph Franklin Rutherford (Second President of the Watchtower Bible Tract Society) born November 8, 1869 in the sign of Scorpio.
Aldebaran = Taurus = The Face of the Bull = Nathan Homer Knorr (Third President of the Watchtower Bible Tract Society) born April 23, 1905 in the sign of Taurus.
Regulus = Leo = The Face of the Lion = Milton George Henschel (Fifth President of the Watchtower Bible Tract Society) born August 9, 1920 in the sign of Leo.
Virgo = Throne of God = The Mother of God = Frederick William Franz (Fourth President of the Watchtower Bible Tract Society) born September 12, 1893 in the sign of Virgo.
“A naked woman hovers or dances above the Earth holding a staff in each hand, surrounded by a green wreath, being watched by various creatures. In older decks, these are usually a human face or head, a lion, an ox, and an eagle, the symbols of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Or astrologically speaking, the human head represent Aquarius, the lion represents Leo, the ox represents Taurus and the eagle Scorpio. (these four signs are the fixed signs in terms of astrology – which can allude to the four corners of the earth, the four elements, etc.) It also holds reference to the vision of Ezekiel of the “throne” or “chariot” of God in the Old Testament. The four figures in the corners of the card are also referenced in the Book of Revelation, 4:7, where the throne of God is described: “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” The World represents an ending to a cycle of life, a pause in life before the next big cycle beginning with the fool. The figure is at once male and female, above and below, suspended between the heavens and the earth. It is completeness. It is also said to represent cosmic consciousness; the potential of perfect union with the One Power of the universe. It tells us full happiness is also to give back to the world, sharing what we have learned or gained.” Wikipedia.
4. Jehovah’s Witnesses harbors the highest level of sexual offenders that any other religious organization. More than 23,000 people child sex abuse. It is such a situation that Wikipedia has a page dedicated to the issue, entitled, Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Handling Child Sex Abuse. What happy to the lovely group said to be possessed with Jehovah’s holy spirit? How could Jehovah’s modern-day prophet harbor 23,000 sex offenders? All these things illustrate that Jehovah’s Witnesses are under the influences of wandering spirits.