The Watchtower April Fool
I have just received a copy of the Watchtower April 15th, which a friend posted to me. He highlighted an article to me, entitled “Two Pastors who Appreciated Russell’s Writings””.
The Watchtower article features a former pastor of the Waldenses: Daniele Rivoire, who translated Russell’s book Divine Plan of the Ages into Italian, and Giuseppe Banchetti. who also was a pastor of the Waldenses.
In the first paragraph, the article says that the professor had an “open mind”as regards the writings of Russell, which led Daniele Rivoire to do the translations for Russell.
This statement is incredible in view that many JWs are dissfellowshiped because they have displayed just such an open mind with regard to doctrine and a search for truth.
In the third paragraph, the author of this article reveals his ignorance or deception, by stating that Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1903 were then called “Bible Students”.
The reality is, that Jehovah’s Witnesses today bear no resemblance at all to the “Bible Students” of Russell day. In fact, if Russell were alive today he would almost certainly be dissfellowshiped by present Watchtower policy.
Jehovah’s Witnesses today, do not reflect the teachings of Russell.
Rutherford regarded pastor Russell’s teaching on salvation, as revealed in “Studies in the Scriptures” as a “Ruse of the Devil” (Salvation page 38,351,354)
Does this Watchtower researcher also not realise that Rutherford was in a process of wholesale repudiation of Russell’s six volumes!!!
The April Watchtower article shows that Daniele Rivoire and Giuseppe Banchetti, never became “A Bible Student”.
This truthful observance made in this article is the only redeeming feature..