They consider the use of God's name vital for proper worship.They reject Trinitarianism, inherent immortality of the soul, and hellfire, which they consider to be unscriptural doctrines.Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none.'" (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures 2013 Edition) —which was adopted by resolution.The name was chosen to distinguish his group of Bible Students from other independent groups that had severed ties with the Society, as well as symbolize the instigation of new outlooks and the promotion of fresh evangelizing methods.The Watch Tower Society has made various unfulfilled predictions about major biblical events such as Christ's Second Coming, the advent of God's Kingdom, and Armageddon.Their policies for handling cases of child sexual abuse have been the subject of various formal inquiries.In 1932, Rutherford eliminated the system of locally elected elders and in 1938, introduced what he called a "theocratic" (literally, God-ruled) organizational system, under which appointments in congregations worldwide were made from the Brooklyn headquarters.From 1932, it was taught that the "little flock" of 144,000 would not be the only people to survive Armageddon.
There were very few requirements and most of it would be guesswork to fill in the blanks. The junior developer was, well, junior, but bright, and he remembered what you taught him, so there was a chance we could succeed.
They do not observe Christmas, Easter, birthdays or other holidays and customs they consider to have pagan origins incompatible with Christianity.
The group's position regarding conscientious objection to military service and refusal to salute national flags has brought it into conflict with some governments.
His election was disputed, and members of the Board of Directors accused him of acting in an autocratic and secretive manner.
In June 1917, he released The Finished Mystery as a seventh volume of Russell's Studies in the Scriptures series.