Wednesday April 23, 2014

Classic Watchtower Publications

Following are classic Watchower publications and articles available for download. Quite unusually, (though not surprising when compared to "current" truth) the Watchtower Society no longer prints or distributes these classic works that are part of its historic foundation. Bible Students, however, continue to print and make available the Studies in the Scriptures - Series I - VI and other works of Russell. Research enthusiasts have also scanned and made available other original publications in electronic format.

Studies In the Scriptures

Studies in the Scriptures have been released in a number of editions and covers, and were also released as the Millenial Dawn.

The following links open in a new window so you may need to disable your pop up blocker. The downloadable PDF files are searchable copies of the original books. They have been scanned, OCR'd and highly compressed, so may contain minor character errors.

Studies In the Scriptures Series I - The Divine Plan of the Ages

(written 1886)

Series 1 - The Divine Plan of the Ages - 1916 edition 1.4Mb searchable pdf

Link to 1909 edition with option of 22Mb .pdf file or 741Kb .txt file

Millennial Dawn - The Divine Plan of the Ages - 1902 edition 20Mb searchable pdf

Studies In the Scriptures Series II - The Time Is at Hand

(written 1889)

Series 2 - The Time is at Hand - 1916 edition .87Mb searchable pdf

Link to 1911 edition with option of 26Mb .pdf file or 736Kb .txt file

Studies In the Scriptures Series III - Thy Kingdom Come

(written 1891)

Series 3 - Thy Kingdom Come - 1916 edition 1.46Mb searchable pdf

Millennial Dawn - Thy Kingdom Come - 1891 edition 6.8Mb searchable pdf

Studies In the Scriptures Series IV - The Day of Vengeance

(written 1897) -renamed The Battle of Armageddon in 1912 Series 4 - The Battle of Armageddon - 1916 edition 1.45Mb searchable pdf

Studies In the Scriptures Series V - The At-One-Ment Between God and Man

(written 1899)

Series 5 - The At-one-ment Between God and Man - 1916 edition 1.11Mb searchable pdf

Link to 1910 edition with option of 32Mb .pdf file or 1Mb .txt file

Studies In the Scriptures Series VI - The New Creation

(written 1904)

Series 6 - The New Creation - 1916 edition 1.64Mb searchable pdf

Studies In the Scriptures Series VII - The Finished Mystery

(written 1917)

Series 7 - The Finished Mystery - 1918 edition 2.87Mb text searchable pdf

Series 7 - The Finished Mystery - 1918 edition 4.7Mb text searchable pdf with images

Series 7 - The Finished Mystery - 1918 edition scanned 19Mb searchable pdf

An HTML version of the 1926 edition can be found at strictlygenteel.co.uk/finishedmystery/fmtitles.html

In the 1926 edition Rutherford's predictions for 1920 have been edited out.

The Finished Mystery discusses the book of Revelation, is filled with bizarre teachings and a large portion of the interpretations are now considered wrong by Jehovah's Witnesses. It was written after Russell's death by Rutherford, and hence not accepted as being of any doctrinal merit by either Jehovah's Witnesses or Bible Students.

Millions Now Living Will Never Die

Millions Now Living Will Never Die was released in 1920, based on a talk first given in 1918. This was a classic work of Rutherford that discussed his Zionist stance and belief that the earthly resurrection of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would begin in 1925. Millions Now Living Will Never Die 32.8Mb searchable pdf.

Millions Now Living Will Never Die 6.18Mb non-searchable pdf

Various Publications

1902 Maria Russell's Letter

1931 Messenger 17Mb is the 1931 International Convention report that also contains information on Bethsarim.

1938 Moyle letter to Roosevelt

1939 Moyle letter to Rutherford

1954 Walsh Trial 94Mb

1935 Golden Age 7.2Mb contains the Watchtower's proposed calendar

Funeral Talk Discourse talk outline for Witness Funerals. This is very much a marketing pitch for the Watchtower Society and it's beliefs, with very little mention of the deceased. Included is the statement that "Instead of eulogizing the deceased, use the material in this outline to give a fine witness concerning the truth."

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