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"Millennial Dawn", "Golden Age" and "Watchtower" what does this have to do with Jehovah's Witnesses?

Russell named his organization Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. His earlier magazine was called The Golden Age. Before the name of Jehovah’s Witnesses was established the followers of Russell’s teachings were known as Russellites and Millennial Dawnist.


  1. Those are simply names of a some of the very early Bible-based publications. They were known as Bible Students, & that’s what they called themselves then. Others often called them by the names of the publications, or by the name of the president of the organization, but they didn’t call themselves that…
    Were you aware that Christ in Scripture is called,
    “The Faithful Witness”, at Rev. 1:5 ?
    That the entire Jewish nation was told:
    “You are my Witnesses”, is the utterance of Jehovah [God], “…that I am God,” recorded at Isa. 43:10-12 ?
    Since Jesus was born an Israelite, he was born into a nation of witnesses of God, and, *he* became the *foremost* witness… So, is it not logical that his footstep followers would call themselves, “Jehovah’s Witnesses” ? http://watchtower.org/e/jt/
    Read the Bible, at:
    Where Can You Find True Teachings?
    Feel free to visit our Web site or meetings:
    (Ps 83:18; Ex 6:2-8; Isa 43:10-12)

  2. They were actually known as Bible Students and later Jehovah’s Witnesses.
    The name of Jehovah’s Witnesses is descriptive. It is taken Isaiah 43:10 where Jehovah God says “You are my witnesses… even my servant whom I have chosen… ” Since they dedicated their lives to God, they bear witness concerning his name (Jehovah), his Godship and his purposes.
    “Millennial Dawnists”, “Russellites”, “Rutherfordites”, and “Watch Tower People” were nicknames that other gave them with the intend to mock them.

  3. “Millennial Dawn”, “Golden Age” and “Watchtower.” are popular phrases of terminology used with with Enochian Magic, and the Freemasons.
    The entire Writing Department of the Watchtower Society is under demonic influence.
    That’s the reason there is so much NEW LIGHT beaming forth out of the pages of the Watchtower magazine.
    The Watchtower Society’s second president, “Judge” J. F. Rutherford, claimed angels enlightened him with God’s interpretation of Scripture. He said invisible spirits transmitted the interpretations, as well as organization instructions, inaudibly into his mind. Rutherford stated that these claims were not spiritism. Was Rutherford contacted and informed by invisible spirit creatures, making fraudulent claims, or suffering from delusions? If his claims of angels transmitting Biblical interpretations into his mind were true and not the result of delusions or lying, Rutherford was a channel for the spirit world, that is, a spirit medium……….
    That is enough for me on this question

  4. All were publications produced by the International Bible Students through the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
    You see Jehovah’s Witnesses were known as International Bible Students prior to the adoption of the new name.
    Yes some were quick to use terms like “Russellites” but that was never the official name . Your information is wrong.

  5. To say that J.F.Rutherford spoke with angels or was spiritistic in anyway is absolute slander. Since God’s word the Bible condemns involvement with demonism and spiritism. (read Deuteronomy 18:10-12 and 1John 4:1-6) The Bible Students that later took on the name Jehovah’s Witnesses have always sincerely tried to base their beliefs solidly on the Bible. Yes they have made errors but unlike other so-called Christian religions, they have allowed themselves to be corrected and admitted when they were wrong in some area of understanding scripture and made the necessary adjustments along the way. As Proverbs 4:18 states the “light keeps getting brighter” as time moves on. Even the Apostles of Christ did not always have the correct understanding or expectations. When Christ was resurrected they had the wrong viewpoint and asked him if “he was restoring Israel at that time”??(Read Acts 1:6-8) Did that wrong understanding or expectation make them false apostles?? Of course not!! They humbly allowed themselves to be corrected and made the necessary adjustments and kept striving to follow Christ and his teachings no matter what, despite ridicule and persecution. Those that ridicule and call down evil on Jehovah’s Witnesses should examine their own beliefs in light of the scriptures. If they are so convinced they have the truth why are they not following Christ’s commandment stated at Matthew 28: 18-20 and preach door to door as Jehovah’s Witnesses do today, Christ and his disciples did in the 1st Century???? (read Luke 4:43, Acts 1:8,Acts 5:42, Acts 20:20, 1corinthians 9:16,Matthew 24:14)
    At John 15:14 Christ stated “You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you.”

    • Early Watchtower leaders required Russell to swear an oath disavowing occultist practices. His regular use of them troubled those leaders.
      This discredits Russell and also those leaders. Jesus said to never swear oaths, but to recognize the power of the tongue. Each sentence begins with a silent “I swear…” That is the seriousness God views speech with.


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