After this failed to happen, there was confusion and reaction within the church.
Main article: Organizational structure of Jehovah's Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses are organized hierarchicallyin what the leadership calls a "theocratic organization", reflecting their belief that it is God's "visible organization" on earth.
Inhe wrote what is viewed as sacred text, called Studies of the Scriptures.
They believe Jesus ordered them at Matthew to "go make disciples of all the nations", warning people that the day of God 's judgement, or Armageddonwill happen soon. Rutherford died in and Nathan Knorr became the next president. Acts Similarly, Jehovah is using only one organization today to accomplish his will.
They now believe Satan and his demons were expelled from heaven in and were sent to earth, resulting in the increased evil, suffering and wars seen at the time. Russell was a gifted communicator and writer.
They are most famous for their refusal to participate in any holiday and birthday celebrations which they see as pagantheir refusal to receive blood transfusions and their refusal to participate in the government or military.
Each congregation has four meetings each week: The "Service meeting" and the "Theocratic Ministry School" both on the same night A public talk and the "Watchtower study" both on the same day Members can also listen to the meeting over the phone.