The True Witness


Those that call themselves Jehovah’s Witnesses are some of the nicest people you will meet and they are all taught to believe the same thing, but is this enough to help them understand the mysteries of God that Jesus nor the saints were able to convey to natural men, and bring forth the Kingdom of Heaven and attain a place in the 'new earth'?  What has changed today that apparently enables Jehovah's Witnesses to convey the Truth that could not be understood by natural men?  Are natural men able to convey these mysteries more effectively or do they simply not understand the true mysteries and have taken instead to creating their own mysteries to teach to others?  The message of Yeshua, whom the Jehovah’s Witnesses call by the pagan derived name of Jesus, was often seen as controversial and even incomprehensible to those of carnal minds.  Almost all of mankind is under the yoke of the Citizen of this world, a yoke that Yeshua overcome.   However, as reality is alien to the people of the world he was only able to speak to the masses in parables, and reveal truth to his closest disciples 'in the house'.  "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables?  He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given". (Matt 13:10-11 NKJ)  Paul conveyed similar sentiments to the baptized believers he had been ministering to directly, “But a physical man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know [them], because they are examined spiritually.” (1 Cor 2:14 NWT).    And further, he warns these people dedicated to Christ: “And so, brothers, I was not able to speak to YOU as to spiritual men, but as to fleshly men, as to babes in Christ.  I fed YOU milk, not something to eat, for YOU were not yet strong enough. In fact, neither are YOU strong enough now,  for YOU are yet fleshly. (1 Cor 3:1 NWT)  The first century elder Ignatius similarly said, “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them.”  Christians today would do well to ask themselves how to come to be 'in the house' and learn from the One, the mysteries of God that are so profound that they cannot be conveyed in flesh to even the dedicated Christians taught by the apostles themselves.

Yeshua expressed what might today be called tough love.  In Yeshua's instruction passed to us through the written word, he tells us that we must do as he instructs us to do, and then he will show YOU the one whom you are like.  Yes, He will show YOU the one in whom you are like.  In the written word this can only be accomplished through loose metaphoric portrayals, however, for the disciple that does as he instructs this promise gains greater meaning as one gains personal witness of the same Living Word that taught those that gave us the scriptures, those that have come to be 'in the house'.

Unfortunately, while there are some great foundational attributes in those Jehovah’s Witnesses that strive to live the Truth to the highest ideal they can, there are some inherent flaws within the doctrines of Jehovah’s Witnesses that greatly inhibit one's ability to truly witness 'Jehovah' and move beyond the carnal mindset that Yeshua would address with tough love.  What are these flaws, how are they overcome, and how does one build from the foundation that being a Jehovah’s Witness offers?  The sincerest of Jehovah’s Witnesses have it within them to come closer to the One Teacher so that they can become True Witnesses of the One.

'Why, then, do YOU call me 'Lord! Lord!' but do not do the things I say?
Everyone that comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show YOU whom he is like:
He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock-mass. Consequently, when a flood arose, the river dashed against that house, but was not strong enough to shake it, because of its being well built.
On the other hand, he who hears and does not do, is like a man who built a house upon the ground without a foundation. Against it the river dashed, and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house became great.'
(Luk 6:46-49 NWT)

The meaning of 'Jehovah’s Witness'

The term 'witness' is derived from the old English term 'wit' meaning knowledge, sense or mind.  The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition states, 'Wit implies intellectual keenness and the ability to perceive and express in a diverting way analogies between dissimilar things'.  The term 'witness' means, 'One who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced'.  When prefaced with Jehovah, the implication is that the True Witness is an individual that has gained first hand Knowledge of YHVH and is able to convey this first hand account to those that live in mindset that is still limited to perceiving only an earthbound reality.  The writers of scripture themselves did this through the use of analogy and allegory.  The definition of 'witness' can be compared to the definition of a Gnostic, which is 'an individual that that has received first hand gnosis (or divine knowledge) from the Source of their being.  It becomes apparent that in order to be a True Witness of YHVH you must first be a True Gnostic and gain a first hand Knowledge of YHVH directly from the Source that inspired all scripture.  Beyond this, the True Witness conveys to his target audience the Knowledge that Paul said is beyond the comprehension of the natural mind in whatever manner that may help to bring forth the Gnosis that resides deep within us all.

In contrast to this more spiritual definition most Jehovah’s Witnesses, sincerely hold to the belief that witnessing YHVH simply involves sharing with as many people as possible the biblical interpretations of their organizational elders, interpretations which they have already come to justify within themselves.  One of the core doctrines of the Jehovah’s Witnesses' organization is that that genuine experiential knowledge of YHVH is no longer possible today.  This 'wisdom' arose from the pagan priests of the Rome Church in the third and forth century.  The Truth of the One Teacher and the Kingdom within, which was taught by Yeshua, was inconvenient to the ambitions of those authorities in the church and in the government that wanted to use faith to gain control over the people and put themselves forward as intercessors between God and his children.  This was the primary reason that the people were prohibited from reading the Bible themselves several times through history.  Today the Watch Tower continues to promote an interpretation of the written word that suggests to their followers that YHVH stopped offering his direct tuition to his disciples when the apostles passed on.  This leads nearly all Jehovah’s Witnesses to fail to see that without individually gaining the experiential knowledge of YHVH they cannot bear True Witness, and if they are not bearing True Witness then despite their greatest sincerity they are bearing false witness against YHVH and misleading their fellow man.  What is undeniable to all self professed Christians is that Yeshua, his disciples and all the prophets that scribed the scriptures did connect to a higher Source of Knowledge that led them on their respective paths and taught them what they needed to know.  Most Witnesses would also concede that the Law of God is unchanging, for it is written at Malachi 3:6 that it is only the perception of YHVH that changes as the children of God 'come to [their] finish.' Mal 3:6 'For I am Jehovah; I have not changed. And YOU are sons of Jacob; YOU have not come to YOUR finish.'  The inspired men that wrote the scriptures were granted their respective insights from the One Teacher in accordance with the unchanging Law due to 'coming to their finish' by the way that they lived in word, thought, desire and deed.  They in effect gave their lives to living in accordance with TheWay so as to make their physical body the 'Good Ground' for the Truth by making their lives an image of that Truth.  After coming into truth step-by-step, precept-by-precept they began to learn directly from He in whose image they were created.  Luk 6:47 Everyone that comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show YOU whom he is like.  In fact, the only way to rationally negate this truth that is allegorically portrayed in every book of the Bible, is to hold to an Atheist position and deny that ANY man has ever received Gnosis from God.  However, holder of that position are bound to a different state of ignorance.

Key Stumbling Blocks for Jehovah's Witnesses

As with most people, the greatest weaknesses within Jehovah’s Witnesses are the same things they perceive as their greatest strength.  Near the top of this list is the conformity of thought promoted by the centralized structure of the organization.  To those whom they traverse sea and dry land to make converts (Mat 23:15), the Jehovah’s Witnesses highlight the uniformity of thought across their organization as a primary argument that they are the true people of YHVH.  They state that among the true Christians there will not be divisions and highlight 1 Cor 11:18, 'For first of all, when YOU come together in a congregation, I hear divisions exist among YOU; and in some measure I believe it.'   It is true that there will be no deviation from the Truth among those that have received the anointing of mind from the Holy Spirit.  This anointing is what is referred in Greek as being Christ and in Hebrew as being Messiah.  However, it is not accurate to suggest that Paul was condemning the divisions.  The very next verse reads, 'For there must also be sects among YOU, that the persons approved may also become manifest among YOU.'  I note that the word translated as 'sect' in the New World Translation is the Greek word 'heresy', meaning 'choice'.  What Paul is conveying is that even amongst the congregation of those that are in the One Truth there must remain diversity of thought and choice.  Each person remains an independent expression of God's Truth and that which is good from each expression must be raised up to lift the whole of the congregation.  The greatest drawback of the Jehovah’s Witnesses' approach is that it excuses individuals from need to ceaselessly strive to become perfect by doing what Yeshua did to realize the Source of the Living Word within one's self, thereby becoming the begotten Son of God.  Jehovah’s Witnesses, like many others, defer their personal responsibility to know the Truth from their very own personal perspective, to live that Truth and to raise it up so that they may overcome the barriers that exist between the lower consciousnesses present in the physical body and the Eternal consciousness of their true selves.  It is for good reason that each person sees something different in the scriptures.  The scriptures depict the patterns of mind from which we are all created.  Each person is meant to see the pattern from the perspective of where they are personally at in their own spiritual development and colored by laws they were born under upon entering this world.  In doing so, the person is able to use the patterns of the scriptures to incite refinement and growth in their own consciousness, ultimately overcoming the divisions across consciousness that keep the natural person in a state of death and ignorance of Self.  The Jehovah’s Witnesses tend to take an approach of highly structured bible studies using centrally produced study aids that lead the worldwide congregation to obtain the same understanding of what the scriptures are saying.  After learning what these other men interpret the scriptures as saying, the individual Jehovah’s Witnesses are then given a false sense of confidence that their understanding is correct and complete because that interpretation enjoys the consensus of millions of other 'Witnesses'.  They fail to understand that Gnosis or true Knowledge of YHVH can only be obtained by turning away from teachers of the law of this world towards the One Teacher within that Yeshua told them to seek.

Another self destructive doctrine that Jehovah’s Witnesses hold to that must be overcome is the mantra that we are not able to be perfect despite multiple scriptural commands to be perfect.  Mat 5:48 YOU must accordingly be perfect, as YOUR heavenly Father is perfect.  To verify that this was not to be taken lightly it is repeated by many different writers in Lev 22:21, Deu 18:13, 1Kings 8:61, Mat 19:21, 2Cor 13:11, Php 3:15, 2Tim 3:17, James 1:4.  Would Jehovah command us so consistently to do something that is unattainable, something that we are not required to do?  While some say that Jesus was the only one born perfect and therefore we are not expected to be, is it wise to explain away the advice Jesus gives the man questioning him in regards to the requirements for attaining everlasting life: Mat 19:16 Now, look! a certain one came up to him and said: 'Teacher, what good must I do in order to get everlasting life?' He said to him: 'Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is that is good. If, though, you want to enter into life, observe the commandments continually.' ... Jesus said to him: 'If you want to be perfect, go sell your belongings and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven, and come be my follower.' (New World Translation)  Jesus says in effect, to anyone that wants 'everlasting life' to follow him so that they may become perfect.  When anyone tells themselves that they are not able to be perfect they are making excuses that inhibit them from making the most of the opportunities that God has given them.  This brings to mind the quote from Mahatma Gandhi, 'If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning'  Further to undermining their capacity to become perfect as they are commanded, the Jehovah’s Witnesses are failing to heed the commandments in the scriptures that are attempting to guide them to the One Teacher.  It may be consoling to tell ourselves that we are not perfect all the time but is this what we are meant to focus on, is this the attitude Jesus taught us to hold in our hearts by his example?

Luk 6:46 'Why, then, do YOU call me 'Lord! Lord!' but do not do the things I say?

The effective denial of the inner teacher brings us to the next great stumbling block presented to the followers of this path.  This denial is only a single example of the greater denial of the spiritual nature of the scriptures and especially YOUR living scripture of YOUR journey back to the Father's land as you come to YOUR finish (Mal 3).  There is a fear of spirituality that flows on from the Watch Tower's fear and lack of understanding of Spiritism, Astrology and Divining.  You must seek to understand why we are told not to go to people practicing these things to learn about God.  You should not throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater and reject the essential spiritual nature that gives us life and Gnosis.  At a most fundamental level, we are told to avoid going to these people for the same reason that we are warned not to go to anyone of this world.  Ultimately, we are to test all things, understand all things, harmonize ourselves in the image of YHVH and learn from YHVH, not from other men.  Beyond this it is important to understand that the more unbalanced, or unfinished, a child of God is, in mind and body, the more unbalanced will be their understanding of the Laws and the spiritual influences exerted over that person.  Therefore, since YOU are only able to work on the balancing and cleansing of SELF, it is only through attaining this state of consecration that you will have the balance required to discern the Truth and attain higher understanding.  If out of ignorance you seek to avoid all spirituality and all personal spiritual experience because of the potential dangers of unbalanced encounters then you will never be able to mature beyond the the carnal mindset of natural men, you will never experience the spiritual anointing of mind from the One Teacher and you will never know your spiritual self.  The safest and most prudent course of action is to live your life in a manner that makes your body the 'good ground' as in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, and then trust Him that you are to follow to ensure that you are not mislead by unholy spiritual influences.

Beyond the Literal

Denying the inner capacity within us all to be taught by the One Teacher, delegating responsibility to find the Truth to the elders of a religious organization of this world, denial of the need to be perfect, and denial of one's own essential spiritual nature, all contribute to a self limiting mindset that keeps the Jehovah’s Witness by Law from Knowing the Son, the Truth and Eternal Life.  With this self limiting mindset it is impossible to understand how physical mankind is an expression out of the side of the Eternal Self imprisoned in the physical.  There is an engrained teaching amongst the Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as most other Christians, that all scripture is to be taken literally and historically if possible, in a similar manner to that which the Pharisees taught.  This prevents the Jehovah’s Witnesses from seeing what the True Witness of YHVH sees, that all scripture is an allegorical account written in the pattern of our own minds depicting truths about the nature and journey of our own awakening.  At times the symbols and story lines of these allegorical accounts were inspired by historical events but even then they did not necessarily need to remain historically accurate in order to serve their true purpose.  The Good Book was never intended to be a history book, despite their being some historical facts in it.  It is intended as a guide to those that have attained sufficient spiritual maturity to see the deeper meaning that it holds and the patterns it depicts.  In fact, at a literal level it contains a multitude of paradoxes and apparent contradictions that can only be rationally resolved by looking to the deeper meanings that exist at the level of the spirit and mind.  Many of these contradictions were intentionally written into the accounts to force the rational mind to look beyond contradictory literal level.  To the prodigal sons sent into the foreign country of this world, these allegorical accounts act as a catalyst to help overcome the veils cloaking immatured consciousness from the limitless inner consciousness.  Seeing the pattern causes the true seeker of Truth to attempt to the best of their ability to form their life in like pattern to that which bears fruit within one's soul.

Connected to the misunderstanding that the Bible contains literal physical history is a false understanding that the prophesies are speaking of a literal physical future.  Attempting to understand the Kingdom and the 'new earth' in literal sense prevents one from understanding the mystery that is beyond the understanding of the carnal minded, namely to understand in what manner the Kingdom is within you, ready to come into your earthly body when you prepare the body and make it consecrated for this purpose.  John conveys this reality  Jesus answered: "My kingdom is no part of this world. If my kingdom were part of this world, my attendants would have fought that I should not be delivered up to the Jews. But, as it is, my kingdom is not from this source." (Joh 18:36)   Luke gives us the same witness in saying, "neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)  Unfortunately the translators of the the New World Translation were too carnal to understand how this could be, so they 'corrected' the text to read 'the kingdom of God is among you'.   The word translated 'among' is not known to mean this in any other biblical or non-biblical reference so why should it mean 'among' here?  In truth the Kingdom is here Now, within you, and the Knowledge of the Kingdom awaits you!

Will you Know as you should Know?

You can deny that those today that live by His commandments and His will are able to receive the Living Truth through their own mind and their own heart, but will you truly Know until you have walked the path that they have walked and seen what they have seen?  Will you know until you have walked the path He commanded you walk?  Will you strive to move beyond the understanding that is conveyed in the 'Letter that Killeth', as Paul called the written word at 2 Cor 3:6?

What's in a Name?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are perhaps more concerned with giving YHVH a literal spoken name than any other religious group.  Names can in fact be an important part of pattern recognition, particularly if you seek to understand the underlying Hebrew meaning of the names.  Unfortunately, by changing the names originally written, the translators have done seekers a great disservice in obscuring the underlying patterns depicted by the Bible.  This is especially so in regards to Hebrew names such a Yeshua (YHShV) which are depicted as Jesus most places in the New Testament and Joshua in the Old Testament.  So, why did the priests of Rome decide to obscure the names used by the writers and replace them with those they made up?  Part of the reason was undoubtedly to ensure that their followers did not see the underlying pattern and therefore would not seek to live within that pattern.  They wanted people to seek them as their intercessor to God, in the tradition of their Mithraic predecessors.

What would happen to the worldly priests and teachers if people could see clearly:

Suddenly the tithes and authority granted to men would not be necessary.  The priests would not be able to sell salvation in the manner of a life insurance policy.  Man would see that he must bear his own cross and follow in the example of our elder brother Yeshua.

To complete the effort of obscuring the pattern of the scriptures through changing names, the translators would translate "Ya'kov" as "Jacob" in the Old Testament and "James" most places in the new testament.  They obscure the parallels betweenthe younger brother that receives the inheritance of his elder brother, and travels to the far country where he becomes complete, the younger brother depicted in the parable of the two sons, and Yeshua's younger brother of the same name in the New Testament.  Not seeing this pattern perhaps you will not discover that YOU are this wayward prodigal son that is destined to be perfect, reunite with your elder Brother in YOUR Father's land.  Similar confusion is promoted by not translating some instances of Miriam, while translating others as Mary.

It may seem to those that see the Bible as a literal history book that the translation of names is not important, and that is what the churches and religious organizations of this world would like you to believe.  But the Bible is a depiction of patterns and these patterns are obscured somewhat by the changing of names.  Of course, anyone that wants to understand the deeper meaning of names and seek the patterns that bear fruit, living life to the highest standard of truth that they have been blessed to know, will cut through the cloud of confusion.  Alternatively, these patterns of mind exist in literally everything around us for us to observe for ourselves should we have the eyes to see them.

Another aspect of names that should be given careful thought is the reason that the Bible used 72 different names to depict 'God' and why those names are obscured today.  Do they all depict the same 'God' or is there more to it?  If we take a look at Genesis we may note that YHVH Elohim does not make an appearance until chapter two, after the seven days of creation have been depicted where the Creator of Law completed his work and rested while the Law he spoke into effect brings about that which was seen as 'very good' from the beginning.  Further, YHVH separate from YHVH Elohim does not appear until chapter four, when Adam and Eve become pregnant.  So if the Creator depicted in chapter one has completed his work and did not need to go back to work on day eight, what does YHVH Elohim represent?  What does YHVH represent in the Mind of YHVH Elohim, and indeed the Minds of those created in the likeness and image of YHVH Elohim? If you read this article from the beginning keeping this in mind you may come to see more clearly the answers to these questions, and if you walk in TheWay and dedicate your life to seeking the answer from the One you are certain to come to the answers by way of the Law.  I am not suggesting that there is not a God Almighty, but often times people look at images of the One and mistake it for the One. 

Teachers Of The Law

Many 'Witnesses' confess themselves as teachers of the Bible.  I have witnessed their elders and their study guides telling the Witnesses in attendance that a part of their calling is to teach others the will of Jehovah.  However, given the propensity of even well meaning men to misinterpret the allegorical accounts written by those who walked in the manner that allowed them to acquire direct Gnosis, the scriptures provide warning.  It would be diligent of all self proclaimed teachers of the laws to bear in mind the following scriptures.  Mat 23:15 'Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.'   2 Peter 2:1-3 'However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among YOU. These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects (Greek 'heresies': meaning 'choices') and will disown even the owner that bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.' (NIV)  It would be naive for Jehovah’s Witnesses to believe that these warnings apply to them any less then they apply to all followers of the Pharisees, or indeed the followers of any other religious leader.  Even the Pharisees, for the most part, sincerely believed they were teaching their followers how to understand the will of YHVH.  However, this sincere belief and sincere effort applied to a carnal interpretation of the inspired word only saw them rebuked by He who represented the fulfilled Law.  In truth, all any faithful shepherd of this world will do is offer to guide God's children into the life and mindset required to receive Gnosis or Knowledge direct from the One inner Teacher.  Why?  Peter expresses the answer to his disciple Clement by proclaiming that unless you learn the Mysteries of God from what was called the True Prophet or one of his disciples, then you possess no real knowledge of any substance -- i.e., “Hence, O beloved Clement', proclaims Peter, “if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.  Therefore, if someone comes to teach another man the Law of the the Most High and at the same time not only denies personal witness but also denies even the need for personal witness they should take heed remembering that he who breaks the least of the commandments breaks the greatest:  Exodus 20:16 'You must not testify falsely as a witness against your fellowman.'  Yeshua gave a similar warning to those 'within the house' when he said,  'But whoever stumbles one of these little ones that believe, it would be finer for him if a millstone such as is turned by an ass were put around his neck and he were actually pitched into the sea.'  Mar 9:42  This may sound harsh but is it not the truth?


The history of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is as irrelevant to one's search for Truth as any other history, real or imagined.  However, history can function as an opportunity to observe the Laws in action.  To this end I would like to make some brief observations in regards to the history of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Above there is a quote from 2 Peter 2:1-3 'However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among YOU. These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects (Greek 'heresies': meaning 'choices') and will disown even the owner that bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.  Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.' (NIV)  We are presented the opportunity to observe at least two instances of the Laws behind this truth in action within the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization.

The first observation relates to the owner that brought forth the unfruitful choices that the the Witnesses themselves offer.  While all Christians today credit Jesus Christ as their founder, the more recent figure Jehovah’s Witnesses credit as their founder is Pastor Charles Taze Russell.  By looking at Russell's fundamental tenets of belief we have a good opportunity to observe the workings of the Law that are depicted in the 2 Peter verses above, 'there will also be false teachers among YOU. These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects (choices) and will disown even the owner that bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.'  While Russell's own thoughts were not infallible, he was himself a sincere seeker and did work to set a foundation that could facilitate those that he led to seek to find greater understanding than he did.  Among Russell's better realizations was the need for small independent Bible Student Groups that would promote the individual seeker's efforts to discern the meaning of the scriptures independently of any central man or body of men.  To this end, he established a publication that would accept a variety of submissions from the outer groups.  To ensure that there was diversity of thought he also sought to ensure that after his death there would be no person that would hold control over what was published and so he established a diverse board and let it be known his desires for how that board should be operated.  However, soon after Russell passed on from this world, the organization he founded to facilitate and promote this free thought and expression, turned upon itself and reversed these founding principles.  Russell made the mistake of appointing a lawyer named Joseph Franklin Rutherford, as Chair of the governing body.  Rutherford soon sought to make changes to the direction of the organization and used his legal knowledge to discover a legal technicality that made Russell's other board appointments invalid, allowing him to appoint others in their stead and stamp his own authority on the direction of the organization.  Those that did not agree with Rutherford's direction and alternate understandings split off and remained 'Bible Students'.  Others liked Rutherford's idea of delegating selected elders to interpret the scriptures and present them with study aids that would help them see the message these elders see.  Demonstrating how the masses like to be told what the Bible says and what Jehovah's will is, today there are over 6 million Jehovah’s Witnesses learning from the centralized governing body Rutherford formed compared to only several thousand Bible Students that attempted to stay true to Russell's founding principles.  It is also interesting to observe that of those that stayed the course acknowledging the importance of independent thought did indeed move beyond some of Russell's other doctrinal misunderstandings.  Today the history of the inception of the Jehovah’s Witness movement, like the inception of all religious movements of man, acts as an excellent example how false prophets turn upon their founders.  Most Jehovah’s Witnesses would actually find many of Russell's ideas very foreign to their own beliefs.

The second observation of the Laws I would like to highlight relates to who 'the owner' is that brought forth the choices we all have and do the Jehovah’s Witnesses in effect disown the owner of all choices when they delegate the responsibility for interpretation to a central religious organization in order to do away with heresies, or choices, in that organization and fail to seek perfection by living in accordance with the example of Yeshua, the Nazirite.  I believe there is sufficient discussion above for you to look within your own heart to discern whether the teachers of Jehovah’s Witness doctrine are false prophets that have disowned the owner of all their choices.  Yeshua was a True Witness, as defined above, and his teachings speak strongly against following exoteric religious leaders and the pagan beliefs of traditional Christianity as it existed even in his time.  Will you follow his example?


The Cosmic Drama:
Rutherford era illustration from the Jehovah’s Witnesses' Enemies book.