Verifying The Claim The IBSA ,not JW ,were approved by Jehovah God / Christ Jesus as God`s Chosen People in 1919 ??

by smiddy3 12 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • carla

    If the International Bible Students still exist in some form or another then the jw's can't claim God inspected them at all can they? (not that I think they could anyway) how would a jw see this if they looked at the history?

    This site says jw's are not International Bible Students. I have not looked at this site in full just a quick google-

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    carla, the site at does not say JW's (Jehovah's Witnesses) are not International Bible Students, instead it says "Bible Students Are Not Jehovah's Witnesses ". That is very different. The various Bible Students groups (such as Dawn Bible Students) are not a part of International Bible Students Association, but the people working at International Bible Students Association in the UK are Jehovah's Witnesses. Furthermore, the International Bible Students Association in the UK publishes literature of the Jehovah's Witness.

    carla, the site you linked to at in Comments section, in a comment by Richard.Tazzyman on September 20, 2018 says "Hello Diana,The IBSA In England is the Legal name used by the JWs In the UK." In contrast he then says regarding his group (not ISBA in the UK) that "We are the original Bible Students which the JWs broke away from when Pastor Russell died.We have members all over the world & In the UK as well."

    But, perhaps there is a different IBSA (a non-JW one) than the JW one used in the UK.

  • smiddy3

    Maybe this helps ??

    The Bible Student movement is a Millennialist[1] Restorationist Christian movement. It emerged from the teachings and ministry of Charles Taze Russell (1852–1916), also known as Pastor Russell, and his founding of the Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society in 1881. Members of the movement have variously referred to themselves as Bible Students, International Bible Students, Associated Bible Students, or Independent Bible Students.

    I also understood the Berean Bible Students in Melbourne Aust. were a breakaway group from Russell according to a then Presiding Overseer in the 1960`s .

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