Quotations by Joseph Franklin Rutherford

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Born: Monday, November 8, 1869
Died: Thursday, January 8, 1942 (72 years old)
Profession: Clergyman
Nationality: American


Before we can know God and understand his great plan it is first necessary for us to believe that he exists and that he rewards all who diligently seek him.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: God, First)

By his disobedience of God's law, before man had exercised his power to bring children into the earth, not only Adam lost everything for himself, but his children were born as sinners, imperfect, and without the right to live.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Power, God, Children, Earth, Law, Man, Right)

By his own efforts man could never gain the true and desired riches.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Gain, Man)

Every person who will learn the right way, and who will then continue diligently to follow that right way, is absolutely certain in time to possess great riches and all attending blessings.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Time, Blessings, Right, Will)

False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Money, Houses, Oppression)

God created the first man, whom he called Adam. Then God created a woman, whom ho named Eve; and this man and woman were given the power from Jehovah God to reproduce their kind, that is to say, to cause conception and birth of children.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Power, God, Cause, Children, First, Man, Woman)

If you are kept in ignorance of the true way and permit yourself to rely upon and be guided by the opinion of imperfect man, you can never gain the riches that will bring you peace and lasting happiness.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Gain, Ignorance, Man, Opinion, Will)

It is conceded by all that man is the very highest type of all living creatures on the earth. His intelligence is far superior to that of any other earthly being.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Intelligence, Being, Earth, Living, Man)

It is to be deeply regretted that the clergymen would oppose an effort to teach the people the Bible truths; nevertheless, we find much opposition everywhere, and many clergymen will attempt to prevent the people from reading what is here written.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: People, Bible, Effort, Opposition, Reading, Will)

Jehovah created the earth and therefore it is his by right of creation.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Creation, Earth, Right)

Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Imagination, God)

Life everlasting in a state of happiness is the greatest desire of all men.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Men, Desire, State)

Man is more than merely an animal to exist and propagate his species. His mind gives him capacity to search out the great truths in God's arrangement and this lifts him far above the other animal creation.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: God, Creation, Man, Mind)

Reason would lead us to the conclusion that Jehovah would not create a wonderful earth like this, permit man to bring it to a high state of cultivation in many places, and then completely destroy it.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Earth, Man, Reason, State)

Since the days of Abraham many men of unusual intellect not only have diligently studied the divine plan, but have devoted their lives to having a part in making it known to others.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Men, Intellect)

The Bible is God's sacred Word of truth.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: God, Truth, Bible, Word)

The Bible is God's Word expressed and revealed to his creature, man.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: God, Bible, Man, Word)

The Bible is the fountain of truth.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Truth, Bible)

The Bible is the only credible guide either as to the real relationship between man and the earth and the great Creator of both or concerning the purpose of the creation of both.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Purpose, Bible, Creation, Earth, Man)

The Bible shows the clear statement of God's purposes concerning the earth, and man once made its prince. Its opening chapters show that it was intended for man's instruction.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: God, Bible, Earth, Man)

The book of Revelation is written largely in symbols.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

The development of the telescope, together with increased knowledge of things, brought men to see that the earth is not what man had once thought it to be.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Men, Thought, Knowledge, Development, Earth, Man)

The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Admiration, Earth, Man, Understanding, Wonder)

The earth is yet the place of the domicile of man and all the offspring of the first man.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Earth, First, Man)

The ecclesiastical system of Rome, and particularly its leaders, for a thousand years and more thought that the earth is fixed and that everything else revolves about it.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Thought, Earth, Leaders, Rome, Years)

The few men who possess the wealth of the material things of the earth at the present time are not truly happy.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Men, Time, Wealth, Earth, Present)

The holy spirit means the invisible power of Jehovah, holy because he is holy. This power of Jehovah operated upon the minds of honest men who loved and who were devoted to righteousness, directing them in the writing of the Bible.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Men, Power, Bible, Righteousness, Spirit, Writing)

The inspired Scriptures make the clear distinction between false and true riches and make plain the reason why happiness is gained and fully enjoyed only by those who find true riches.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Happiness, Reason)

Today the eyes of orthodox Jews of earth are fixed upon Palestine.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Keywords: Earth, Eyes, Palestine, Today)







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