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(2.) Rutherford though only spent 9 months in jail.
c. With a fanatical zeal Rutherford convinced the JW’s they must get all the literature into the world that they can.
d. Rutherford mandated that spirituality be mandated in time quotas and attendance quotas.
(1.) Selling books became a mode of worship.
(2.) At the time Russell offered the members 2 free books for every one that was sold.
e. He died on Jan. 8, 1942 from cancer at his mansion he named Beth-Sarim (a house of princes)
C. Nathan Knorr (1905-1977)
1. He was elected the 3 president on Jan. 13, 1942
2. His impact for the JW’s was in publishing.
a. He wrote the JW’s bible "The New World Translation" in 1961.
3. Under his leadership the JW’s expanded into 200 countries.
4. Upon His death in June 1977 Fredrick W. Franz succeeded him.
5. Franz died in 1992 and was succeeded by Milton W. Henschel.
A. Figures taken by the JW’s of their numbers as of 1996
--- 5,413,769 JW’s in the world
--- 975,829 JW’s in the U.S.
--- 43,663 were baptized in the U.S. in 1996 alone
--- 366,579 were baptized in the world in 1996 alone
--- 178,325,750 hours preaching in the U.S. in 1996 alone
--- Over 1 million hours preaching in the world in 1996 alone
--- Conducted 530,200 Bible studies in the U.S. in 1996 alone
Note: not our Bible’s were used but their own literature
--- Conducted over 4 million Bible studies in the world in 1996 alone
--- 13 million people attended their Lord’s Supper in the world in 1996.
a. Only a small fraction could partake of the Lord’s Supper they had to be people in the anointed class. Which means were born on or before 1914.
b. It’s a prime recruiting tool they invite family and friends to come
c. It’s meant to show unity in the Watch Tower community.
B. Watch Tower Publications
1. The society has 2 main publications
a. "The Watch Tower"
(1.) Published in 125 languages
(2.) 18.9 million copies sold monthly
(1.) Published in 81 languages
(2.) 15.7 million copies sold monthly
2. Contemporary Watch Tower Publications
a. 832 million combined copies of literature are sent out a year
b. Putting out 3.5 million copies of new book titles a year.
c. Two of the Bible reference aids are:
(1.) "All Scripture of God is Inspired and Beneficial"
(2.) "Insight on the Scriptures"
3. Bible Translations
a. "New World Translations" in 1961 was written by Knorr.
(1.) Taken from the Wescott-Hort text.
b. Emphatic Diaglott
c. The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures
d. They all were copyrighted in 1969 and 1985
4. Publication facts
a. Since Rutherford’s death all their publications have been anonymous
(1.) The society contends that this preserves the humility of the contributors and focuses attention on God’s will and word, rather than on the human agency used to communicate the devine truth.
(2.) " It is also a way to conceal their identity, qualifications, authority, and expertise in that area which they write.
a. Owns all Kingdom Halls
b. Owns an 8 story factory in Brooklyn
c. They own 7 additional factories world wide
d. They own a large office complex in Brooklyn.
e. They own several blocks of apartments in Brooklyn
(1.) They have 3,000 workers
f. They also own farmland in
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