Thursday, July 14, 2016

Witnesses of Jehova

According to August 2014 organizational data published in the 2015 Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses, globally subscription surpassed 8.2 million enthusiasts involved in evangelism, convention participation went beyond 15 million, as well as annual Memorial participation exceeded 19.9 million. Jehovah's Witnesses are routed by the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses, a team of elders in Brooklyn, New York, which develops all doctrines based on its interpretations of the Bible; they prefer to utilize their own translation, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.

The group arised from the Bible Student motion, established in the late 1870s by Charles Taze Russell with the development of Zion's Watch Tower Tract Society, with substantial business and doctrinal modifications under the leadership of Joseph Franklin Rutherford. The name Jehovah's witnesses was embraced in 1931 to differentiate themselves from other Bible Student teams and also symbolize a break with the heritage of Russell's customs.

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