Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Thinking, Nov 28, 2016.
I’m always surprised at how many faiths now understand this
Charles Taze Russell – An Early American Christian Zionist
Some time ago David Horowitz, a well-known Jewish author, wrote a book about Charles Taze Russell, entitled, "Charles Taze Russell - An Early American Christian Zionist". The book does contain a lot of good information about Charles Taze Russell.
The book is now out of print, and, although one may still be able to purchase copies, sellers usually ask for a high price.
I have not found any place, however, that Brother Russell ever referred to himself, or any other Christian, as a "Christian Zionist". Brother Russell seemed to apply the term "Zionist" exclusively to Jews who believed in the restoration of Israel.
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The reason why I’m putting this up is because some are now Claiming he was a secret Zionist etc.
The above Post comes from a Ronald Day...who is an expert on Russell and I believe from what I have seen a honest studious man..tho I do not agree with everything he believes.
You will probably find him on Facebook..he spends a lot of time straightening out false claim or misunderstandings of Russell.
The point being Russell did foresee that one day Israel would be built back up to a nation and play a major part in bible fulfilment..?
To my understanding he was no Zionist..but even if he was...we do not follow Brother Russell...we follow Christ... but with out a doubt he was used by Jehovah in aiding many of us to flee BTG..as were many before him..Spurgeon Whitefield and so many others...it has taken many many hundreds of years to come out of BTG...no one man accomplished that.
I personally do not believe Jehovah will now use the Jewish nation...tho they are currently preparing to welcome the Messiah..
Mayby Jehovah will let them know that..that is his land and he will reclaim it...who knows? So much we don’t know how it will play out.
Poor Russell..I feel for him...he did the best he could with the ability he had and the knowledge and insight that Jehovah allowed him to have at that time...
I think we need to step back ..on look the whole picture of Jehovahs plan...
It’s an interesting read...
Tho this is talking to the anointed it helps us all..
Hang in there and stay strong!..and if we stumble that’s okay too because we will get back up...even if it’s just a crawl...just keep going forward In the right direction...
I know many accuse us of not possibly being The household that Jehovah has and is using..of being a cult...but is that really true.
Gods true people became worse than the nations around them...and he disciplined them...yet they were still his people.
We are in confusing spiritual times..and it’s hard to stay focused on the direction Jehovah pointed us in....
I know we all know this but personally I seemed to need the reminders as they make me stronger at this time of the year...it’s so easy to get tired and weary in this world we live in so I hope this helps some one like me ...
By the way this person is not one of Jehovah’s witnesses
Melbourne International assembly 2019...the spontaneous singing and dancing of the brothers was fantastic..we sang seven songs at the close..one after another..after groups of brothers and sisters sang and danced...I’m so happy I have lived long enough to see this beautiful outpouring of emotions...all errors and disappointments or personality clashes melted away..and we were just brothers and sisters flawed but United in song and music.
I have tried to post up some links to show the singing and dancing but they won’t work
Well I’ve learnt how to do this...this is spoken by a worker for the public transport system...they did a excellent job...as an extra 46;000 people must have been a horrendous task for them to handle
I wish I could post up the spots of spontaneous dancing and singing that happened all around the stadium.,,,but alas it won’t work for me,,,,so onto another subject,
Just keeping you all updated with what is happening in Australia as to our religious freedom that’s under attack.
Of course we know this was all prophesied....but it’s eeerie to see it all playing out...exciting, scary..all feelings wrapped up in one..
This is actually what Charles Russell thought
Before 1904 he said the gentile nations would end or something dramatic would happen in 1914
To mark that.
He at that time thought after 1914 things would wrap up pretty quickly with the gradual onsetting of Armageddon.
After 1904 he changed that understanding as to what is below.....
I believe Brother Rutherford went on to change his understanding...( please correct me if am wrong in that)
And no...I do not follow Russell ...I follow Jehovah and Christ..but I certainly believe Jehovah used Charles Taze Russell ..as he did many before him...
So these NEW understandings ....that are put forth by some who claim to have unique understandings are not new at all....
Being pruned..and why
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