Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom is a 750 web page guide that’s printed by Jehovah’s Witnesses which supplies an in depth historical past of the historical past, group and organizational construction, numerous faculties, assemblies and packages, literature, in addition to a bit on persecution, and issues throughout the group itself. The reference work may be very detailed and full and features a 6 web page chronological historical past from 1870 to 1992. It accommodates chapters and has a 33 chapters, in addition to a 24 web page Index.
Whereas it was written by Jehovah’s Witnesses, it doesn’t skip over or whitewash issues all through the trendy historical past of Jehovah’s Witnesses of about one-hundred and forty years, however provides an trustworthy account of even the weak factors, and failures of the group along with offering a optimistic account of the historical past, roots, and integrity of hundreds who’ve been persecuted for his or her religion. Whereas the current day statistics is likely to be outdated, having been written seventeen years in the past, the reference takes you far sufficient alongside within the modern-day historical past, to go away the reader just about at this time stage of growth amongst Jehovah’s Witnesses. Additionally featured are a whole bunch of images and illustrations, together with a one web page image part of the Governing Physique that was alive at the moment. Solely two members of the Governing Physique in 1992 are nonetheless alive as we speak. The current Governing Physique of Jehovah’s Witnesses, consisting of 9 members, is for the massive half new, except for the 2 surviving members who at present nonetheless serve on the Governing Physique.
For anybody who’s doing analysis on Jehovah’s Witnesses, has questions associated to the historical past or group, it’s an trustworthy and full reference work. It’s a good addition to any public, faculty or college library and it can provide the reader or researched some extent of reference whereby she or he can confirm statements that she or he might have heard or learn regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses, or get background info surrounding these factors.
It’s modestly and factually written, and never self-aggrandizing. It additionally accommodates Biblical background for the historical past of Christianity, the persecution they skilled, and a quick summation of the Bible story and theme.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are identified for his or her zealous preaching, which they’ve continued, in imitation of the primary century Christians for the historical past of their group, however particularly within the post-WWI period till as we speak, and an account of the explanations for that work, in addition to how and what it has achieved can be chronicled on this guide. Jehovah’s Witnesses contemplate themselves to be, and are usually thought-about to be, totally, a Christian faith, which revolves across the teachings of Jesus and his ministry. It’s believed that the theme of Jesus preaching was God’s Kingdom, in keeping with the Christian Greek Scriptures, and so the title of this guide, “Jehovah’s Witnesses, Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom.”
“This excellent news of the dominion will probably be preached in all of the inhabited earth for a witness to all of the nations, after which the top will come.” Matthew 24:14, Jesus Christ.
Jehovah’s Witnesses care about youngsters. They work very onerous to provide literature of their magazines and books to assist mother and father to boost and shield their youngsters successfully and efficiently. From 1974 till as we speak, the Watchtower journal alone has over 10,000 references to youngsters. The trendy day publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses have a mixed 41, 662 references to youngsters. Books resembling My E-book of Bible Tales, have helped hundreds of thousands of kids of Jehovah’s Witnesses, to achieve a basis in a love for God, along with hundreds of thousands of kids who are usually not Jehovah’s Witnesses. The publication, The Biggest Instructor, printed in 2003, teaches youngsters worthwhile classes of honesty, love of neighbor, love of God, kindness, to keep away from prejudice, and to not develop emotions of self significance, in addition to giving youngsters a hope for the longer term.
Jehovah’s Witnesses additionally produce books for Youth, resembling Questions Younger Individuals Ask, Solutions That Work, now obtainable in two volumes. This guide helps teenagers to achieve sensible steering in important areas of life, together with relationships, romance and intercourse, medication and alcohol, dealing with funds, tips on how to get together with and get to know one’s mother and father, and tips on how to take care of the media, and tips on how to develop a relationship with God.
Moreover, the Watchtower and Awake magazines, printed by Jehovah’s Witnesses have had scores of articles via the 12 months that take care of the topic of kid abuse. Since 1970 there are near a thousand references to that delicate topic in Witness publications, and the general public assertion of Jehovah’s Witnesses on baby abuse is a matter of file. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses are academics in private and non-private faculties, as is the author of this text, and are very involved with the security of kids and their welfare. Jehovah’s Witnesses recognize and help the work of educators and organizations who’re involved with youngsters and baby abuse, and continuously quote from authorities on this and related topics of their literature.
The October 2007 Awake journal said, “The first accountability for safeguarding youngsters towards abuse belongs to oldsters, to not youngsters. So educating mother and father comes earlier than educating youngsters.” Each youngsters, and particularly mother and father, have to be educated about baby abuse. The guide The Biggest Instructor, helps youngsters themselves to have understanding on this topic, to have the ability to counter any potential abuse from predators or others.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses media website states on baby rearing, “Inside the household, mother and father maintain major accountability for offering wanted love and coaching to their youngsters. (Titus 2:four; Ephesians 6:four) They need to train their youngsters Scriptural values and supply loving self-discipline. The Bible doesn’t condone harsh bodily punishment. (Deuteronomy 6:6, 7; Ephesians 6:four; Titus 2:four) Dad and mom additionally present for his or her bodily wants resembling meals, clothes, shelter, schooling, and medical care. Kids be taught from the Bible that they have to obey and honor their mother and father, whatever the mother and father’ non secular beliefs. Kids are additionally inspired to indicate respect to their grandparents and to different older individuals within the household in addition to locally.-Leviticus 19:32.