When C.T.Russell first printed his magazine it was called "Zions Watchtower and herald of Christs Presence" was it not ?
So obviously he was concerned about witnessing about Jesus and announcing His kingdom to all who would listen and read his magazine.It was Jesus and his kingdom that he was witnessing about ,and of course those who followed him ,would have done and did the same.
Their are over 20 scriptures in the Christian Greek Scriptures telling Christians to witness for and about Jesus
And that was in harmony with what the New Testament ( the Christian Greek Scriptures ) is all about ,witnessing to,for,and about Jesus Christ.
Their is not one scripture in the New Testament ,the Christian Greek Scriptures that says or even indicates that Christians
should witness about Jehovah or a kingdom of Jehovah ,their is not one scripture that authorizes Christians to do such a thing not one.
Then along comes Joseph F.Rutherford. He must have been a charismatic man to some extent to influence so many people to change from a biblical stance to one contrary to what the scriptures actually say.
And how did he do this ? by changing the emphasis on the kingdom of Jesus to the kingdom of Jehovah even though the kingdom of Jehovah is not even mentioned in the Bible .
Sleight of hand ?
J.F.Rutherford was so intent on dis engaging from anything associated with Christendom that was probably the reason for adopting the God of the Old Testament and transforming him into the New Testament that drove him.
For anybody who thinks the name of Jehovah is in the New testament ,the Christian Greek Scriptures look up the Kingdom interlinear of the Christian Greek scriptures by the WTB&TS ,KI, and you will find that the name Jehovah does not appear their in the word for word translation.