Here are a few quotes from The Watchtower
Bible and Tract Society publications, we have included these to give you some insight
into the philosophy and thinking of The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society
leaders and the teachings to which Jehovah's Witnesses are exposed. More will be added to the
list as time permits and as they appear in The Watchtower Bible and Tract
Watchtower 1/15/1976 p 47
ONE thing hard for many people today to understand
is that there can be and there is only one true religion.
Watchtower 12/1/1981 p27
But Jehovah God has also provided his visible organization, his �faithful and
discreet slave,� made up of spirit-anointed ones, to help Christians in all
nations to understand and apply properly the Bible in their lives. Unless we are
in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not
progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do.
Watchtower 2/1/1996 p 6
What Must We Do to Be Saved? We must hold firmly to our Christian faith because,
unlike what you may hear in some churches or on religious television programs,
the Bible says we can fall away. It tells of Christians who abandoned �the
straight path.� (2 Peter 2:1, 15) We thus need to �keep working out our own
salvation with fear and trembling.��Philippians 2:12; 2 Peter 2:20.
Watchtower 12/1/1991 p19
To Hebrews, worship meant service. And this is what it
means to true worshipers today. A very important, distinctive mark of true
religion is that all who practice it share in the godly service of preaching
"this good news of the kingdom . . . in all the inhabited earth for a witness to
all the nations." (Matthew 24:14; Acts 1:8; 5:42) What religion is known
worldwide for its public witnessing to God�s Kingdom as mankind�s only hope?
Watchtower 10/1/1999 p 18
Through �the faithful and discreet slave,� Jehovah has also provided the timely
journals The Watchtower and Awake! and other Bible-based publications. (Matthew
24:45) Diligently studying these will fortify us spiritually. Yes, we must take
the time��buy out the opportune time��for personal study.
Watchtower 8/1/1982 p 20
This shows that Paul did not subscribe to the view held by many religionists
today, namely, �Once saved, always saved.� After accepting Jesus as our savior
and redeemer, and dedicating our lives to Jehovah God, we have only started on
the way to salvation, not finished it. So Paul counsels us to �keep working out
our own salvation with fear and trembling.� (Philippians 2:12) Why �keep
working� and why with �fear and trembling,� if �once saved, always saved�? It is
possible to fall away and impossible for certain of such ones to revive to
repentance again, �because they impale the Son of God afresh.� And Jesus himself
said that it is possible for someone to �take your crown.� He also said in his
remarks on the �conclusion of the system of things�: �He that has endured to the
end is the one that will be saved.� (Hebrews 6:4-6; Revelation 3:11; Matthew
24:3, 13) It is our current standing with God that counts, not what we once
were, whether good or bad. (Ezekiel 33:12-16) That is why we must continue
working at kingdom preaching, continue practicing right conduct, and do both
with a healthy fear of falling short.
Watchtower 10/15/1969 p 627
In imitation of God�s faithful servants in the past, true Christians today use
God�s name. Does the religion with which you associate do so? If it does not,
then it could not be the true religion, for God said: �My people will know my
name.� Not only would they know what the name is, but they would know it as a
name glorified by reason of God�s own acts. Also the Bible says: �Everyone who
calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.�
Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses 1939 p 85
It should be expected that the Lord would have a means of communicating to his
people on the earth, and he has clearly shown that the magazine called The Watch
Tower is used for that purpose.
10/1/1994 p. 8
All who want to
understand the Bible should appreciate that the "greatly diversified wisdom of
God" can become known only through Jehovah's channel of communication, the
faithful and discreet slave.
8/15/1981 p. 29
They say that it
is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at
home. But, strangely, through such 'Bible reading,' they have reverted right
back to the apostate doctrines that commentaries by Christendom's clergy were
teaching 100 years ago,
Watchtower, 12/1/1916 p. 377
Russell, thou hast, by the Lord, been crowned a king; and through the
everlasting ages thy name shall be known amongst the people, and thy enemies
shall come and worship at thy feet.