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9. DEMONISM and the WATCH TOWER: JW's leader under the demon's control

DEMONISM and the WATCH TOWER: JW's leader under the demon's control

I need to know which of you have this journal: A Journal of Unsectarian Faith, Love and Reformation?

Back to the Bible Way (A Journal of Unsectarian Faith, Love and Reformation, 11-15) by Roy D. Goodrich (Hardcover - 1966)

Back to the Bible Way (Ajournal of Unsectarian Faith, Love and Reformation, 6-10) by Roy D. Goodrich (Hardcover - 1961)

DEMONISM and the WATCH TOWER by Roy D. Goodrich (Paperback - Jan 17, 2010)

Here is some quotes from the book, through the web:

"Goodrich claimed to have been at the convention and heard him say these things which surprised him to say the least. He does not quote from the report of the convention in his Demonism booklet, but appears to write from his memory of it. In the booklet he wrote:

FURTHER SIDELIGHTS ON SOCIETY DEMONISM C. J. Woodworth's Confession and Bold Prophecy

It was our privilege to attend our second Truth convention in the summer of 1913, at Asheville, N. C..... It was at that convention, when Brother C. J. Woodworth, the man who was the continuous Editor of THE GOLDEN AGE from its first issue in 1919 to the last issue of CONSOLATION in July, 1946 made a remarkable, never-to-be- forgotten speech. We vividly recall it. It was confession publicly, by Brother Woodworth, to the effect that he had been very seriously under the control of demons for some time; that under their influence he had written a book contrary to the teachings of Pastor Russell; that his battle with these intelligences had been terrific; and that only by the greatest personal struggle, had he by the grace of God been able to throw off their influence sufficiently to burn the manuscript which he had written... [6]

He later added:

Four and one-half short years later, the winter of 1916 and 1917, found this brother so recently and confessedly under demon control, feverishly and secretly writing the Revelation portion of "The Seventh Volume," "THE FINISHED MYSTERY", which was completed and released for circulation in jig time the following July. [7]

But our point here is this: On pages 126 and 127 of that volume... Brother Woodworth sets down the following, evidently from his own personal experience he had so graphically described in Asheville, four and one-half years previously:... [8]

He then quotes excerpts from these pages. It seems that Goodrich here is implying that since The Finished Mystery was completed "in jig time" and was written only a couple years after Woodworth publicly confessed to being demon possessed and that the book itself seems to promote the idea that his type of struggles are to be expected almost as a test from God (both of the fallen angels and the Church), that Woodworth was probably still under their control."

Bible Student Groups
"Back to the Bible way!"

Founders: Roy D. Goodrich and Maud
Periodicals: Back to the Bible Way, cc. 3000 per month
Hardguarters: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Back to the Bible Way
Long-time pioneer for the International Bible Students Association and the Jehovah's Witnesses, Roy D. Goodrich was excommunicated in 1944. To put his case before the public and to serve as a rallying point for other "free" Bible Students, he began publishing a periodical, Back to the Bible Way, in 1952. Goodrich departed from the main body of Bible Students at two points. He denied that Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Bible Student movement, is to be considered the "wise and faithful servant" of Matthew 25: 45-47. He also rejected Russell's thinking relative to the ransom, and to the significance of 1914. Headquarters were established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from which a large amount of literature was distributed to a mailing list of as many as 3,000.
Goodrich died in 1977 and the movement centered upon him dissolved.
Periodicals: Back to the Bible Way. (Published in Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Seems there was a little movement, no an one man movement, see the underline:
Once a year, all of these conglomerate Witnesses (providing they have made a contribution of at least ten dollars) are allowed to vote for the board of directors, who in turn select the society's officers. No one is ever elected to the board of directors but the previous board of directors, or any newcomers the board of directors might designate. Only once was there a revolt on the board of directors, and those insurgent gentlemen were purged and excommunicated so fast that their personal belongings were out on the street before the meeting ended. There was a minor revolt of the rank and file at the Cleveland convention. A group of eight old-time pioneer Witnesses, led by fifty-nine-year-old Roy D. Goodrich, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a member since 1919, tried to get up on the floor and accuse the board of directors of hypocrisy and of "setting up a dictatorship to rule the Witnesses," and of "establishing the same sort of religious hierarchy as the Roman Catholic hierarchy they condemn." here is Demonism and the Watchtower



From the November 2, 1946 issue of Collier’s magazine
An abridged version of this article appeared in the January 1947 issue of Reader’s Digest

Back to the Bible Way was the name of a periodical produced between 1952 and 1977 by Roy D. Goodrich (October 15, 1886 - December, 1976) as well as of the movement centered upon that periodical. It was headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. [1]
Its primary function was to help spread the thought of Goodrich, who had been excommunicated from the Jehovah's Witnesses for disagreeing that Charles Taze Russell was the good and faithful servant promised in the Parable of the Talents, as well as 1914 being the date of the Apocalypse, as Russell had projected. [1]
The group and periodical ceased activity upon the death of Goodrich in 1977.[1]

[1] Lewis, James R. (1998) The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books ISBN 1-57392-222-6

I need more information about this defunct JW splinter group, and their convinctions. Some said that they were the followers of George Storrs teachings. I realy don't know. So, I waiting information.
Thank you very much!

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1. Roy Goodrich, Demonism and the Watch Tower (Ft. Lauderdale, FL.: The Bible Way Publications), 1969, pp. 1-2.

2. Ibid., p. 1.

3. Ibid., p. 2.

4. Ibid., pp. 29-30. Emphasis in original.

5. Gruss, Edmond, The Ouija Board A Doorway to the Occult (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing), 1994 pp. 3, 98, 99 etc.

6. The Golden Age, April 30, 1930, p. 483.

7. Demonism, p. 30.

8. Roy Goodrich, letter to M.A. Howlett, June 9, 1943, p. 2. Reprinted in Goodrich's Bethel Rides the Broom, n.d.

9. The Golden Age, April 30, 1930, p. 483.

10. The Golden Age, February 18, 1931, p. 342.

11. Ibid.

12. Roy Goodrich, Bethel Rides the Broom, n.d.

13. The Watchtower: June 1, 1960, p. 351; May 1, 1957, p. 285, February 1, 1956, p. 78.


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References and notes

2. Scientific American, "Our Abrams Investigation," March, 1923 through September, 1924: The Lancet, January 24, 1925, pp. 177-181; British Medical Journal, January 24, 1925, pp. 179-185.

3. Roy Goodrich, Demonism and the Watchtower, 1969, Back to the Bible Way.

4. Mae J. Work, "What is E.R.A.?", The Golden Age, April 30, 1930, p. 483.

5. William Hudgings, Dr. Abrams and the Electron Theory, New Century, 1923; William Hudgings, The How and Why of Electronic Healing, Part 1, New Century, 1923.

6. The Golden Age, January 19, 1921, p. 239.

7. The Golden Age, Dec. 2, 1925, p. 140, ¶9.

88. Ibid., ¶10, 11.


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