Sunday, April 30, 2017

Charles Taze Russell and the Alleged "Satanic Bloodlines"

By Ronald R. Day, Sr.

There are many sites, videos and publications being produced that are claiming that Brother Charles Taze Russell was of a "Satanic" bloodline, and with a lot of insinuations, misrepresentations, distortions of facts, etc., their arguments sound persuasive, and alas, many are being deceived into believing this lie. Many Christians who believe that Jesus paid the wages of sin for our redemption are also being deceptively led to, in effect, deny the redemption in Christ as presented in the Scriptures, as they seem to be easily persuaded with the deceptive methods employed.

All mankind came under what could be called the "Satanic" bloodline of Adam when Adam sinned. Adam originally was a "son of God". (Luke 3:38) As a result of his sin, all mankind, became condemned in his sin (Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22), and as such, by nature, became "sons of wrath", "sons of disobedience", (Ephesians 2:2,3), "children of the devil" (1 John 3:10), "offspring of vipers." (Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:33; Luke 3:7) This is the only "Satanic" bloodline revealed in the scriptures.

The claim, however, seems to be that simply possessing a certain name makes one of a "Satanic bloodline." Of course, this would have no meaning except that it also be concluded that anyone of such a bloodline would have to be excluded from being able to be saved through the blood of Jesus. It is being claimed that because Charles Taze Russell bears the family name of "Russell" that this is supposed to mean that he is of some alleged "Russell" Illuminati/Satanic bloodline. Therefore, by such name association and obscure reasoning, these people are arguing that Brother Russell was of such a bloodline, and a member of what they call the "Illuminati". Does the Bible support such an idea? Did Russell believe in such?

In reality, all this "name" heritage as proof of Satanic bloodline is nonsense. Regardless of what "name" line you are born with, without Christ (faith in the pure sinless blood of Jesus that was sacrificed), all descendants of Adam are still of the Biblical Satanic figurative bloodline as a 'sons of wrath',  'sons of disobedience', 'offspring of vipers'. (Matthew 3:7; 12:34; 23:33; Luke 3:7; Romans 3:13; Ephesians 2:2,3) Regardless, of what name one may be born with, whether Jew or Gentile, if you have been regenerated through faith in Jesus,  you are a son of God, the seed of Abraham through faith. -- Romans 8:14; 9:8; Galatians 3:26-29.

The judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation. -- Romans 5:16, New American Standard (NAS).
By the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one. -- Romans 5:17, NAS. Through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men. -- Romans 5:18, NAS.
Through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners. -- Romans 5:19, NAS.

As a result of Adam's sin, God subjected Adam and all his descendants to a "bondage of corruption" (Romans 8:21), "vile passions" (Romans 1:26), "a reprobate mind" (Romans 1:28), "vanity" (Psalm 39:6; Ecclesiastes 1:2,14; 2:11; 3:19; 11:8; Romans 8:20), so that, whether Jew or Gentile, outside of Christ:

Romans 3:9: They are all under sin.
Romans 3:12:There is no one who does good, no, not, so much as one."
Romans 3:13 "Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"
Romans 3:14 "Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness."
Romans 3:15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood.
Romans 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways.
Romans 3:17 The way of peace, they haven't known."
Romans 3:18 "There is no fear of God before their eyes."

Without faith in the blood of Jesus, one is still "dead through trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1); a child of disobedience (Ephesians 2:2), by nature a child of wrath, remaining under that wrath (Ephesians 2:3; John 3:36), and thus of the only bloodline that scripturally could be called "Satanic".

The above is basically what Charles Taze Russell taught; scripturally, was he of a Satanic bloodline that could not be redeemed through faith? Definitely not. Through faith in the blood of Jesus, as a "son of God" he was delivered from the realm of the children of darkness into the realm of the children of light. -- Ephesians 5:8.

Russell, however, did not believe one needed a "go-between", such as human leaders of an organization such the Jehovah's Witnesses, in order to accept the pure blood of Jesus.  He believed and taught that any one, of any Christian denomination or sect, or outside of all Christian denominations or sects, could belong to Jesus.

See Russell's sermons and studies:
  A Blessed Hope for Suffering Humanity
  O Give Thanks Unto the Lord, For His Mercies Endureth Forever
  Who, Then, Shall Be Saved?
  The Law of Retribution
  The Fact and Philosophy of the Atonement
  Ransom and Restitution
See our own study:
The Ransom For All

 Searches of Russell's works (please note that not all of the results given may actually be the words of Charles Taze Russell; additionally Google includes a lot of advertisements before it lists the results of the search):

"Bloodline" - Russell evidently never used the word "bloodline" itself, thus we do not include this word in our searches using Google.

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