What piece of WT literature is worth holding onto, or have you kept? Why?

by losingit 53 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • truthhurts13

    The older ones go for a lot of $ on Ebay. Especially the Studies in the Scriptures. I've kept a 1908 Watchtower, interesting read to say the least

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    I held on to my library for some time hoping I could use the old literature to make a point to dubs about the ever changing new light. Well old or new, most dubs don't read their own literature and would rather learn by being told what is fact. I finally dumped it all

  • bigmac

    ive had no watchtower litter in my life for 30 years--not even a bible--no point.

    earlier this year i cleared my jw dad's house out--he went into a care home. all he wanted was his bible. all the books--and 1000's of old magazines--went to the tip. i washed my hands afterwards.

  • AndDontCallMeShirley

    aunt fancy: I have the complete set of Studies in The Scriptures that are leather bound with gold leaf on the sides. I will keep that for now and anything that is out of print but I am looking forward to this winter when we sit down and burn all of that junk.


    FYI- I recently saw a complete "Studies In The Scriptures" set on Ebay for $1,400.

    The older literature is very valuable. Personally, I'd shelve my emotions and not burn or throw away anything. Sell the literature and make a little $$.

  • ablebodiedman

    I recommend that everyone keep their; "Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom" book.

    Page 109

  • ablebodiedman

    I recommend that everyone keep their; "Jehovah's Witnesses - Proclaimers of God's Kingdom" book.

    Page 109

  • ablebodiedman

    And the July 1st 1955 Watchtower Magazine!

    w55 7/1 p. 411 Christian Baptism for the New World Society

    15 A Christian, therefore, cannot be baptized in the name of the one actually doing the immersing or in the name of any man, nor in the name of any organization, but in the name of the Father, the Son and the holy spirit. This shows, among other things, that Christianity is not a denominational affair, that sects have nothing to do with it.

    and the May 1st 1959 Watchtower Magazine:

    w59 5/1 p. 269 Attain Completeness in the New World Society

    7 To hold to the headship of Christ, it is therefore necessary to obey the organization that he is personally directing. Doing what the organization says is to do what he says. Resisting the organization is to resist him.


  • designs

    I still have a pretty complete library going back to the late 1800s, maybe its because of my feelings for my grandparents.

  • ablebodiedman

    as you can see above I really did do my underlining and also make notes in the margins while doing my studies!

  • ablebodiedman

    Oh yes, what about the covenant with death mentioned in the Isaiah Book?

    Isaiah 28:18-19

    And YOUR covenant with Death will certainly be dissolved, and that vision of YOURS with She´ol will not stand. The overflowing flash flood, when it passes through—YOU must also become for it a trampling place. 19 As often as it passes through, it will take YOU men away, because morning by morning it will pass through, during the day and during the night; and it must become nothing but a reason for quaking to make [others] understand what has been heard."

    Good reason to keep this publication so you can; "make [others] understandwhat has been heard".:

    The Covenant With Death

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