The building blocks of the esoteric money making machine known as the
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society should be of monumental interest to all
Jehovah's Witnesses. This multi-national and multi-billion dollar business empire is
cleverly masquerading as a financially modest Christian religion. The business
growth and success of the Watchtower organization is phenomenal, and through
examining the following evidence one can solidly conclude that Watchtower leaders
utilize devious business schemes which are based on religion. We encourage you to
view the following video, then review the material entailed below it in order to fully
grasp the fact that the Watchtower Society is and always has been interested in
nothing more than financial gain.
Russell's systematic, wide spread and
deliberate indoctrination through his
publications connected well with many
confused and spiritually ungrounded
people, vacillating in a whirlpool of
spiritual uncertainty. Russell carefully
disguised his piratical business
operations with the protective coloration
of religion.
Business schemes that are based on religion have obviously worked for the
Watchtower Society. The leaders of this multi-billion dollar corporation
shamefully attempt to conceal their financial success and their money making
schemes from loyal followers. Although Jehovah's Witnesses believe "Jehovah's
organization" to be financially modest, it is only through Watchtower trickery
and outright concealment that this high rolling money machine could be
classified as such. To a frightening degree, Charles Taze Russell mastered the art
of using religious economic power to build what is now known as one of the
sleekest, smoothest and most powerful sales organizations on earth. Like
Russell's business plan, the plan of the modern day Watchtower Society is to
insinuate, misapply, and twist Biblical scripture to control and coerce people for
their corporate and financial gain. The unrestrained indulgence for power and
money has proven beneficial throughout the Watchtower organization's history.
Some say the circus is the greatest show on earth, but the Watchtower Society's
business tricks, revenue generating performances, and all their underhanded
efforts to keep this giant multi-level club afloat is far more fascinating.
Has the modern day Watchtower Society deviated from the savvy business schemes
of their founding father? On the contrary, today the Watchtower Bible and Tract
Society is a massive sales organization utilizing over six million people to help them
sell their product. For any sales organization to be successful it is vital to have a
good product and the Watchtower's product is undeniably saleable. Everyone wants
to live in a new world filled with grandiose and paradisaic conditions. All successful
sales organizations also know the importance of keeping their customers loyal. The
Watchtower Society is exemplary in this business practice, loyalty at all costs. Loyal
Witnesses will lie and shun close relatives to uphold and honor the Watchtower
Society, even forfeit their own lives. This unyielding loyalty keeps the Watchtower
Society's coffers filled. As of 2001, The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society was one
of the top 40 largest revenue-generating companies in New York City, reporting an
annual revenue of $951 million US dollars. Its yearly report is different from a Wall
Street company as the company's employees are volunteers who live and work in the
Brooklyn complex, in turn allowing the Watchtower leaders to consume the profits
instead of paying for labor.
The timing was right; a period of religious activism was taking place in America.
This religious shuffling was known as the Third Great Awakening, gaining its
momentum from the Second Great Awakening in the early 1800's. A spirit of
revival encouraged the emergents of new religious ideology, spawning counterfeit
Christian religions such as the Mormons and the Millerites. William Miller, who
started the Millerite movement, attracted thousands of loyal followers. Miller
calculated that Jesus would return to earth somewhere between 1843 and 1844.
This was a magic ingredient for Miller, but this predicted date failed and he
became known as a great disappointment.
Russell became known as the "Laodecian Messenger", which was not a title from
God, rather a title he grabbed from the esoteric school of economics. Intoxicated
with power, Russell was like an enthusiastic snake oil salesman setting off to sell
the world on his new product. The timing was perfect. It was a simpler lifestyle, a
world with less distraction. People were committed to their families, their neighbors
and to God. In an era before radio, television and the Internet, information could
only be gathered by print, such as newspapers, magazines and books. Many people
were prolific readers, and C.T. Russell gave them something to read indeed. Russell
now had the instruments and the catalyst (books and magazines) to unleash his
propaganda machine and begin his marketing plan.
Being a quasi-religious entrepreneur, Russell
more than likely extracted the needed business
dynamics from the Miller model. Miller was
able to attract thousands of followers through
predicting dates for God's day. Russell quickly
realized people can easily be motivated and
remain loyal to anyone in the name of God who
is shouting the end of the world is near. The
power of gullibility comes into play, and
Russell (the charismatic guru) claimed he had
received some self proclaimed enlightenment; a
godly exalted position was looked up to in the
eyes of his disciples otherwise known as Bible
Students.
Russell proclaimed he was special in God's eyes and that God was always with him,
through his claims of being the Laodecian Messenger. He was a self proclaimed
messenger supposedly enlightened by the creator of the universe, successfully
becoming the master teacher through teaching others how to sell his books. Yes,
Russell was a clever business man indeed, perhaps the cleverest propagandist of his
time. In reference to C.T. Russell, the September 30th 1912 edition of the Nation
Presbyterian Weekly stated:
"It is better to put an idea into peoples heads that will
constrain them to give off what they suppose is their own volition than to exact
money by urgency."
Russell was not a humble Christian Pastor helping people
connect with God and his Kingdom. He was a savvy and sharp salesman who simply
exploited and sold God's Kingdom short.
Young Charles Taze Russell
2001 Report. Top 40 Revenue Generating Companies.
C.T.Russell in his office
Charles Taze Russell
Charles Taze Russell (founding father of the
Watchtower Society's theological error) was
an energetic and ambitious young man. When
Russell was just eleven years old, he entered a
business partnership with his father through
opening a chain of clothing stores. In a few
years, young Russell sold the stores and his
entrepreneurial spirit moved him in pursuit of
another business, the business of religion.
Russell had planned a recipe for success and
the main ingredient was bringing God into his
business plan. In 1884, Russell established
Zion's Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
It's Only a Business
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