Jehovah’s Witness sect was born out of Charles Taze Russell’s Bible Student movement of the late 1800s.i
The headquarters of the movement is in New York, where elders make up the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses.ii This ruling council is in charge of policies and doctrines, publications and conventions, and administration of the staff worldwide.iii As of 2010, there are over 100,000 Jehovah’s Witness congregations around the globe.iv
Jehovah’s Witness Doctrine
Jehovah’s Witnesses are sincere, but because of certain doctrinal misunderstandings, cannot truly be called Christians. Here are some Jehovah’s Witness doctrines, and how they differ from the truth of Scripture:
Jehovah’s Witnesses and Occultism
Jehovah’s Witnesses deny any connection between occultism and the JW movement, but we can see the marks of Masonry and the occult throughout Jehovah’s Witness documents and history.
One of Russell’s books, The Divine Plan of the Ages, is a key resource for Jehovah’s Witnesses. As we see from the photos below, it is also imprinted with occult symbolism, such as the symbol of the god Ra, and the occult pyramid.