Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Watchtower Buildings in Brooklyn, New York

Classification

Millenarian, Restorationist

Orientation

Christian

Polity

Hierarchical

Geographical area

Worldwide

Founder

Charles Taze Russell (founded Bible Student movement)

Origin

1876: Bible Students founded

1931: Named Jehovah’s witnesses

Pennsylvania and New York, USA

Branched from

Bible Student movement

Separations

See /Jehovah’s Witnesses

splinter groups/

Congregations

103,267

Members

7.1 million

Official Website

http://www.watchtower.org

Statistics from 2009 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses is a restorationist,[1] millenarian[2] Christian denomination.[3] The religion reports worldwide membership of over 7 million adherents involved in evangelism;[4] they report convention attendance of over 12 million, and annual Memorial attendance of over 17 million.[5][6] They are directed by the Governing Body, a group of elders which exercises authority on all doctrinal matters, based on their interpretations of the Bible, with preference given to their own translation, the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.

From: Wikipedia



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