What's your favorite Watchtower Quotes?

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  • drew sagan
    drew sagan

    I'm building up a collection of Watchtower quotes that i'm going to be printing out in order to talk with my wifes family (sometime in the future but i don't know when). Just want to be prepared.
    So what are some of you favorite JW quotes? Give me anything you think could make a good impression.
    I've allready got many quotes off the 'quotes' site, just so you know.

  • stillajwexelder
  • drew sagan
    drew sagan

    Sorry, published before I finished.

  • moggy lover
    moggy lover

    Hi, Drew, I'm not entirely certain that this is what you are looking for, but my favourite gem has always been this little gem first published in 1986 in the book : "Worldwide Security under the Prince of Peace"

    In a clumsy attempt at rationalizing the embarrasing idea [for the WTS, that is] that Christ is termed the "Everlasting Father" at Isa 9:6, this is what they write: "In such a way the heavenly Father of Jesus Christ will become the heavenly Grandfather of the restored human family" [Pg 169, par 19]

    So, evidently, in the New System, when all is said and done, and we are all perfect - living in unutterable bliss in a paradise earth - we will begin our prayers with: "Our Grandfather, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name......."


  • Atlantis


  • Atlantis



    "Jesus was not given the personal name Immanuel, but his role as a human fulfilled its meaning."

  • Dansk

    Favourite Watchtower quotes???????????????


  • Atlantis

    Watchtower-1987-September-1-pp. 13-15 True, it is illegal in many countries to disclose to unauthorized ones what is found in private records. But if a Christian feels, after prayerful consideration, that he is facing a situation where the law of God required him to report what he knew despite the demands of lesser authorities, then that is a responsibility he accepts before Jehovah. There are times when a Christian “must obey God as ruler rather than men.”—Acts 5:29. There may be occasions when a faithful servant of God is motivated by his personal convictions, based on his knowledge of God’s Word, to strain or even breach the requirements of confidentiality because of the superior demands of divine law. Courage and discretion would be needed. The objective would not be to spy on another’s freedom but to help erring ones and to keep the Christian congregation clean. Nevada-

  • Hellrider

    In the first half of this century, the Watchtower Society teached that Jehovahs throne was in a particular location, the star Acycione, one of the Pleiades-stars:

    Thy Kingdom Come (SIS vol III) 1891 (1903 edition) p. 327 ***

    Alcyone, the central one of the renowned Pleiadic stars… Alcyone, then, as far as science has been able to perceive, would seem to be ‘the midnight throne’ in which the whole system of gravitation has its seat, and from which the Almighty governs his universe

    Repeated in 1928:

    *** Reconciliation 1928 p.14 ***

    The constellation of the seven stars forming the Pleides… It has been suggested, and with much weight, that one of the stars of that group is the dwelling-place of Jehovah… The constellation of the Pleiades is a small one compared with others… But the greatness in size of other stars or planets is small when compared with the Pleiades in importance, because the Pleiades is the place of the eternal throne of God

    Later on they realised how crazy this was:

    *** Watchtower 1953 November 15 p.703 Questions from Readers ***

    Questions from Readers

    • What is meant by ‘binding the sweet influences of the Pleiades’ or ‘loosing the bands of Orion’ or ‘bringing forth Mazzaroth in his seasons’ or ‘guiding Arcturus with his sons,’ as mentioned at Job 38:31, 32?-W. S., New York.

    Some attribute striking qualities to these constellations or star groups and on the basis of such they then offer private interpretations of Job 38:31, 32 that amaze their hearers. Their views are not always sound from the standpoint of astronomy, and when viewed Scripturally they are completely without foundation. Why? Because we do not know which stars or groups of stars are being referred to in these verses. The names Pleiades, Orion and Arcturus are not the names given in the Bible. Some translations make Mazzaroth refer to the signs of the Zodiac. English translators have merely adopted these pagan names given to constellations or star groups and have inserted them in their translations in the place of the original names that appear in the Hebrew Scriptures, namely, Kimah, Kesil, Mazzaroth and ‘Ayish. To just what stars or star groups these names refer we do not know today. Hence it is useless to indulge in unprofitable speculations. Incidentally, Pleiades can no longer be considered the center of the universe and it would be unwise for us to try to fix God’s throne as being at a particular spot in the universe. Were we to think of the Pleiades as his throne we might improperly view with special veneration that cluster of stars.-Deut. 4:19; 2 Chron. 2:6; 6:18.

    So, it only took them about 50 years to go away from that teaching. At a time when mankind was about to launch rockets into space and about to invent the first computers, the Jehovahs Witnesses were still living in the middle ages...much in the same way they are today.

  • Geronimo

    "I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

    "The craft ones, those with clearly evil intent,shall be crushed by Jehovah God with his totally awesom size one trillion shoes as he trips the light fantastic on their tiny little heads. His way bent out of shape demeanor will bring goosebumps and chills and other unpleasant sensations. Not to mention his complete lack of civilized manners when he scoops up the rebellious ones and has them for a tasty snack. This will be your untimely fate unless you kiss our hiney."

    "Follow us. We know the way."

    "What, me worry?"

    "Try new and improved JEHOVAH JIREH today! Offer void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted by law and good manners."

    "Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy. Jehovah will kill them too, wouldnt you?"

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