Aug. 15 Watchtower Tip Toes into Occult

by cameo-d 13 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • cameo-d

    Another odd thing I noticed is that the rag states:

    "During Christ's rule of a thousand years Satan will be confined to the abyss, the dead will be resurrected and man will be elevated to perfection on earth."

    Notice it says man will undergo a says nothing about earth being returned to a paradise condition!

    So where does this "paradise earth" concept come from?

    Could it be an exaggeration of ideas from Milton's "Paradise Regained"?

  • JustHuman14

    We cannot forget the fact that Russell was into Pyramid Worship, and Numerology, the Book "Angels and Women" a story of a fallen angel(demon)So actually WT never forgot their roots...

  • cameo-d

    Another thing that should be noted about Milton is that he was one of several writers who promulgated the advent of Lucifer as the devil. There is nothing in Hebrew or Christian scripture that actually states that the devil is named Lucifer.

    In Paradise Lost, Milton incorporates paganism with christianity. Is it any wonder the WT honors him with a photo in this issue?

    Apparently, Milton's fictional writings have had some influence in shaping modern day christianity.

  • cameo-d

    Why would Watchtower promote a man associated with Rosicrucians?

    Does Watchtower hold similar viewpoints of the Rosicrucians?

    Perhaps the secret society which most influenced Isaac Newton were the Rosicrucians. [21]

    ....... The Rosicrucian belief in being specially chosen for the ability to communicate with angels or spirits is echoed in Newton's prophetic beliefs. Additionally, the Rosicrucians proclaimed to have the ability to live forever through the use of the elixir vitae

    .........Like Newton, the Rosicrusians were deeply religious, avowedly Christian, anti-Catholic, and highly politicised.

    During his own life, Newton was openly accused of being a Rosicrucian, as were many members of The Royal Society. [22] Though it is not known for sure if Isaac Newton was in fact a Rosicrucian, and he never publicly identified himself as one, from his writings it does appear that he may have shared many of their sentiments and beliefs.

    Despite this lack of evidence, Isaac Newton is still frequently identified as being a member of several early Masonic Lodges including the Grand Lodge of England. There is currently a Freemason Lodge operating at Cambridge University named The Isaac Newton University Lodge, however this does not emphatically mean that Isaac Newton was a founder or even a member, as there are many social and scholastic clubs which bear his name. [24]

    (Just like WT, some find it to their advantage to cover their tracks in this deceit.)

    Considering the secretive nature of early Freemasonry and the belief that the modern structure of the organization was partly established during Newton's lifetime in and around London, there is continued speculation as to the role that Newton may have had in the formation of Masonic Orders in their modern context. Newton's membership of The Royal Society and the fact that many Royal Society members have been identified as early Freemasons has lead many to believe Newton was a Mason himself. It is clear that Newton was deeply interested in architecture, sacred geometry, and the structure of the Temple of Solomon, a subject that plays an important role in early Masonic mythology.'s_occult_studies

    Newton was a known occultist in his day. Why would Watchtower promote him in their magazine as someone JWs should look up to?

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