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209 - History of the Jehovah's Witnesses

A Walk Through the Past of a World Religion
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Created by Kevin Conover
Last updated 3/2016
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In this ninth course of the "World Religions" series, we will examine the history of the Jehovah's Witnesses. We will discuss who the founder was, when they were first founded, and the important events in their timeline. We will examine each of these in depth and begin to build a foundation that will help you be able to determine whether the teachings of this religion are trustworthy. Some of the questions we will examine include:

  • Was the founder trustworthy?
  • Was he a good moral example?
  • Was he consistent in his teaching?

Answering these questions for yourself is critical in being able to determine whether or not a religion is most likely true.

We hope this course will inspire you to continue to explore world religions and ignite a passion to search for the truth.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in studying world religions
  • Anyone curious about the differences between Jehovah's Witnesses and Christianity
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What Will I Learn?
Examine the History of Jehovah's Witnesses
Understand its timeline and important events
Compare the claims of Jehovah's Witnesses to Christianity
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  • Viewing other courses in the "World Religions" series may be useful but not required
  • Taking notes is encouraged but not required
Curriculum For This Course
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2-Year Apologetic Curriculum Introduction: Why Educate for Life? (video)
2 Lectures 03:46

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Preview 03:33

Course 208 is recommended before taking this course.

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What is Jehovah's Witness?
5 Lectures 22:30

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Article 1: History of the Jehovah's Witnesses (downloadable)
4 pages

Coming Again

The Rapture
The Era of Miller and Russell
6 Lectures 19:34
History Under Miller and Russell

Use of Pyramidology


Miracle Wheat

Russell Predicts Armageddon

Take the follow-up article quiz after reading this article.

Article 2: Jehovah's Witness Failed Prophecy (downloadable)
3 pages
The Era of Rutherford
3 Lectures 21:10
History Under Rutherford

The Patriarchs' House

Later History
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Kevin Conover is the host of Educate for Life radio, a weekly program that airs in San Diego, California, on 1210 AM KPRZ and on You Tube-Educate for Life Video. He's interviewed many experts including organic synthetic chemist, Dr. James Tour, one of the top 50 scientists in the world, ADF President, CEO, and General Counsel Michael Farris, world renowned brain surgeon, Dr. David Levy, world wide evangelist Will Graham, and expert on human sexuality, Dr.Christopher Yuan, who is also a former homosexual, among many others. He frequently speaks at events on the truth of the Bible and is the founder of Educate for Life, a Christian education ministry, which helps people know why the Bible is the only book that can credibly be called God's Word.

Kevin Conover lives in San Diego with his wife and three kids. He earned his BA from the University of California San Diego where he was also the commencement speaker. He earned a Masters Degree in Divinity from Trinity Biblical University and a Masters Degree in Apologetics from Biola University.

He taught Christian apologetics at Horizon Christian High School for four years and was voted by the students as teacher of the year four years in a row. He is currently in his sixth year of teaching apologetics at Christian High School which is associated with Shadow Mountain Church and Pastor David Jeremiah.

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