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Jehovah`s Witness/connection to Christadelphians, Sacred Name Groups & Adventists


eric wrote at 2007-06-28 21:47:23
This answer was a good answer!! J.W.s think they are the ONLY ones with the "TRUTH". This of course is not only untruthful or unfactual it is just false and a lie! Since J.W.s have changed doctrine many times over their history I am perplexed why people still fall for it!! My advice is to follow Jesus Christ(Yahshua Messiah) since HE is the way the truth and the life!! Thanks!

Jules wrote at 2009-01-20 10:19:29
I did "study" with the JW's for some time, since I have an inherent belief in God and Jesus. My participation with the JW's mainly served as observance. I don't get taken in by doctrines all that easily. So that's what I did. I observed and asked questions. I also researched vigorously on the origins of their founder Charles Taze Russel. Just the fact that he was quite high up in Free Masonry made me very uneasy.

Then I had a look at the 7 Day Adventists. Their main difference with the JW's is their Sabbath Observance, and changing it the way we did to Sunday, places a question over God's authority. They "prove" it quite convincingly too.

The only thing I'm really after is finding the truth. I agree that "Christianity" has indeed gone through many changes over the centuries. Even the Bible as we know it, has been fiddled with. But I can no longer refute that there is no Jesus and there is no God. So my search will continue. But there is a load of theological garbage I need to wade through first before I will decide what is good and what is bad. Most people forget a line in the Bible that reads: 'Investigate EVERYTHING and keep that which is good.'

I'm attempting just that.

timw wrote at 2012-01-31 19:34:27
Benjamin Wilson wasn't a Christadelphian, but he was baptised by John Thomas who later registered the name Christadelphian.  He set up the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith which pretty much had Christadelphian beliefs originally.  BW and JT fell out over whether or not believers were raised mortal or immortal.  BW self-taught himself Greek and compiled his own word-for-word edition of the New Testament.  It seems this was to add weight to their doctrinal positions which were larely based around the suggestion the Biblical translators injected bias into the text. It has never had scholarly approval, but the rights were bought by the Jehovah's Witnesses and were used to support their New World translation.

There are connections in all these movements to the Adventists and also to the Restoration Movement in America.

I have some extra information on my website, and links to resources.  

Jeff Wise wrote at 2012-12-11 13:29:09
As an ex-JW, I can tell you that Charles Taze Russell (Founder of Jehovah's Witnesses) was and Adventist minister before he started a group called the International Bible Students who later became Jehovah's Witnesses.  

Marcus Ampe wrote at 2014-04-15 11:25:15
Charles Taze Russell (founder of the American Bible Students) also has been a pupil of Dr. Thomas, who had followers calling themselves Thomasites, Biblestudents and Christadelphians.

That many teachings are equal or similar is evident both groups using the same basic books: the Book of books, the Bible or Holy Scriptures.

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Derrick Holland


I was raised in the religion known as Jehovah`s Witnesses for 13 years. Since becoming a born-again Christian, I have researched extensively this religion, especially their doctrines and their history. I can answer questions about their doctrines from the perspective of Biblical Christianity. To be clear: Jehovahs Witnesses is the religion of my upbringing, though I myself was never baptized into the religion, nor have I ever been considered as a Jehovahs Witness.


29 years of Biblical research into the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith, and how they differ from the teachings of the Watchtower.

I would advise each questioner to this forum, to carefully READ the profiles of the various volunteers. There are several such as myself, who are not practicing JWs, but will provide you with an accurate and honest answer, regarding JW teaching. If we don't know the answer, we will try to research and get it for you. There are also some excellent practicing JWs here, who also endeavor to give you a factual and honest answer, based on their point of view. I believe by getting both points of view, the questioner can weigh the evidence for themselves, and make an informed decision. Unfortunately, there are also 3 here who claim to be JWs, but do NOT give honest, or well-researched answers. They will tell you only what they want you to believe, and they often hide facts about the history of their religion, as well as print untruths about other people's beliefs. This is done in an attempt to deceive the unsuspecting reader. It can be easily seen who these 3 are, simply by reading the public posts and "answers" which they write. Their posts will normally be filled with personal attacks, and if you question them about some teaching or aspect of the Watchtower that makes them uncomfortable, they will often reject your question, question your motives for asking it, tell you that you have been reading "apostate" sites, or turn the conversation into an attack on another expert. These ones are better avoided, as there is nothing to be gained by way of positive discussion, as they are not interested in intelligent conversation, or honest dialogue. If after reading the forum, you still have any questions as to who they are, just ask me, and I will be happy to tell you. And I can also provide documentation of their willful dishonesty. One thing is for a forum where people from both sides claim to be "Christians", there should never be any willful lying. Such ones only create a distraction in the forum, and provide nothing of any real value.

High School, some college. Studies of God's Word, the Bible, and how it compares to JW theology. I have found my own personal study and experiences to be far more valuable than any formal education or training. The Bible message is clear...Salvation is ONLY through and by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and no religious organization has a thing to do with it. While attendance at a Bible-preaching, Bible-believing church is a must for spiritual growth and fellowship, no church can grant salvation to its members. Nor is joining a particular group a prerequisite for being saved.

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