Russell and the Magical Growing Pyramid
Charles Russell, founder of the Watchtower magazine and the
International Bible Students Association which later spawned the
Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Great Giza Pyramid was much more
than a tomb. According to Charles, God had ordered its original
construction and it was built by the priest king Melchizedek who
is mentioned in the biblical book of Genesis. According to him it
was therefore a divine marker left for mankind, and it’s
“prophesies” were left for Charles Russell to
According to Russell the internal measurements
indicated that the 'end times' that was spoken of in the Bible
would begin in 1874. This was according to the 1904 edition of
Russell’s book “Millennial Dawn, volume three”.
Six years later in 1910, the same book was renamed “Studies
in the Scriptures, volume three”. The exact same paragraph
now indicated that the year 1914 and not 1874 had become the
start of the end times! That is a forty year difference in two
versions of the same paragraph of the same book! Because of this
change, the measurement from the “Entrance Passage”
of the Great pyramid to the entrance of the “Pit” had
to also increase by forty inches!
How could the measurements
of this great stone monument, which has remained unchanged
throughout thousands of years of history, have changed by forty
inches in six years?
I think that the forty inch difference
was the length of 'Pastor' Russell’s nose after he had told
this huge whopper.
chart is called the
Chart of the Ages and shows
Russell used the measurements
of the great pyramid
predict mankind's future
here is the paragraph from the 1904 edition of Millennial Dawn,
volume 3 (Thy Kingdom Come) p.342.
Parentheses footnotes have
been added to indicate the differences with the 1910
“So, then, if we measure backward down the
"First Ascending Passage" to its junction with the
"Entrance Passage," we shall have a fixed date to mark
upon the downward passage. This measure is 1542 inches, and
indicates the year B.C. 1542, as the date at that point. Then
measuring down the "Entrance Passage" from that point,
to find the distance to the entrance of the "Pit,"
representing the great trouble and destruction with which this
age is to close, when evil will be overthrown from power, we find
it to be 3416 inches (3457 inches - In the 1910 edition),
symbolizing 3416 years from the above date, B.C. 1542. This
calculation shows AD. 1874 (1915 – In the 1910 edition) as
marking the beginning of the period of trouble; for 1542 years
B.C. plus 1874 years AD. equals 3416 years. Thus the Pyramid
witnesses that the close of 1874 was the chronological beginning
(1914 will be the beginning - In the 1910 edition) of the time of
trouble such as was not since there was a nation -- no, nor ever
shall be afterward. And thus it will be noted that this "Witness"
fully corroborates the Bible testimony on this subject...”
are a couple of extra facts about this small snippet. Russell
assumed that God used the measurement unit of inches to indicate
the prophetic timeline. This was a couple of thousand years
before the measurement unit was even in use. Why did God use
imperial measurement? Why not metric? After all it has become a
more universally used measure. Also BC and AC was used in the
Pyramid prophesy although the Anno Domini dating system was only
devised by the monk Dionysius Exiguus in 525 AD. Well this would
certainly be a fantastic prophesy if it were true would you not
agree. It would imply God (not the Pharaoh Khufu) had the pyramid
built with a measurement system which had not yet been devised,
using a calendar system which would not exist for thousands of
years, so that Charles Russell could unravel the mysteries of the
ages in the late nineteenth century. Brilliant!
after his death in 1916 even his followers at the Watchtower
Society had abandoned his ideas. In 1928 the Watchtower magazine
of 15 November 1928 declared: “It is more reasonable to
conclude that the great pyramid of Gizeh, as well as the other
pyramids thereabout, also the sphinx, were built by the rulers of
Egypt and under the directions of Satan the Devil... Then Satan
put his knowledge in dead stone, which may be called Satan’s'
Bible, and not God's stone witness...”
So it went from
being God’s monument to Satan’s Bible. That’s
quite a reversal.
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