(08-19-2015, 11:40 PM)Songbird516 Wrote: The Watchtower and Awake magazine are available in 300+ languages on Jw.org. see if you can find any "illuminati" or NWO messages there. I guarantee that you will not. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that God, the Creator, will set up his kingdom that will rule over a world of righteous people and solve the problems of death, sickness, wickedness, as the Bible promises. it is the antithesis to the NWO as promoted by Satan and his worldly governments.
Charles Raze Russell was one of the first Bible students, as JWs used to be called, but he had a lot to learn. JWs today do not celebrate Christmas or Easter, as Charles T Russell did, because these are of Babylonian origin. Since JWs follow what the Bible says and not everything that CTR believed, it really doesn't matter if he was a freemason or not.
BTW I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses and since all info about our religion is available freely and easily on our website, or on JW Broadcast, it's better to go there than ask people who are likely misinformed.
I'm glad to see a JW on here. Though I am not a JW, my brother and his wife are. My brother had a very rough past growing up. Let's just say, he didn't live the childhood to the fullest. His teen and young adult life were very wild. He went to parties all the time, got drunk with his friends, brought girls from the club scene home every time he was out, and sometimes there would be violence when he was out with his friends. Truly though, my brother has been transformed and has become a new creature. Never have I seen my brother change so much into something so great. Since he met his wife, she helped built his relationship with God. They got married, had a child, a second one on the way and he totally has complete faith in God. There's actually a Kingdom Hall close by where I live and I've actually been there before a couple times. Studied with a brilliant teacher and interacted with a few people there. I still keep in touch with my teacher but I don't attend the meetings. I don't have anything against their teachings because everything they teach is Biblical. Everyone at that Kingdom Hall are all very nice people but I did have a moment that made me feel sad. When I first went to the Kingdom Hall to attend my first meeting, my teacher introduced me to a few older people there. Since I'm young, a woman introduced me to her son and the rest of the young people that go there. I introduced myself and talked to them for a little and I tried to carry on the conversation about the Kingdom Hall, what I'm to expect and all this other stuff. I don't have problems socializing either. They didn't seem to be interested into talking to me at all. I was off balance for a second as they looked the other way gradually. It actually made me feel a little sad, like I wasn't accepted. Maybe they felt some sort of discernment towards me but what ever it was, I can understand why they have done what they did. I know JWs are very careful who they talk to and let into the Kingdom Hall. Being careful not to let the enemy in, protecting and preventing people to turn away from God. I have gone back to the Kingdom Hall a few times after that but I then decided to stop going and only focus on my studies. I know the saying, "Don't rely on your own understanding". I take that to heart but it's been a while since I've studied with my teacher. Though I am a Christian, my brother is JW, and my mother and father are Catholic, we all know Christ and that's what's really important.