209 - History of the Jehovah's Witnesses

A Walk Through the Past of a World Religion
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Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Viewing other courses in the "World Religions" series may be useful but not required
  • Taking notes is encouraged but not required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Examine the History of Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Understand its timeline and important events
  • Compare the claims of Jehovah's Witnesses to Christianity

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in studying world religions
  • Anyone curious about the differences between Jehovah's Witnesses and Christianity

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: What is Jehovah's Witness?
History of Jehovah's Witnesses
4 pages

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

Coming Again
The Rapture
Section 2: The Era of Miller and Russell
History Under Miller and Russell
Use of Pyramidology
Miracle Wheat
Russell Predicts Armageddon
3 pages

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

Section 3: The Era of Rutherford
History Under Rutherford
The Patriarchs' House
Later History
Section 4: Next / Previous Course for 2-Year Curriculum

Proceed to the next course to continue Unshakable, the 2-Year Apologetic Curriculum.


If needed, go back to the previous course & continue Unshakable, the 2-Year Apologetic Curriculum.

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Instructor Biography

Kevin Conover, Christian Apologetics Teacher

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 is currently working towards 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 third year of teaching apologetics at Christian High School which is associated with Shadow Mountain Church and Pastor David Jeremiah.

Kevin is a volunteer assistant pastor at Skyline Church with Dr. Jim Garlow, a frequent guest host on the Bob Siegel radio show, and speaks at a variety of events on the truth of the Bible. He is the founder of a Christian education ministry, Educate For Life, which helps people know why the Bible is the only book that can credibly be called God's Word.

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