The intention is to provide access to publications which would normally be found in the library at a Kingdom Hall, but which often cannot be found there today.
This is mainly for two linked reasons:
Firstly: These publications are in short supply. They are now out of print, and there is only a finite number of copies, many of which are suffering the effects of time.
Secondly: The rapid growth in the number of Kingdom Halls throughout the earth has meant that not every Hall can have a copy of every publication. Recently it has been suggested that each congregation language group have its own library, further limiting the availability of these older publications.
There is also another reason for these publications being made available in this way: Some of these books are available on the Internet through sites run by apostates, which means that the person who wishes to consult them may also be exposed to other material of an apostate nature.
It was felt that the need existed for a "safe" site for brothers and sisters who wish to see these early publications to do so in the context of a website containing no dangerous apostate ideas.
This site is maintained by one of Jehovah's Witnesses who fully supports the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. This site is entirely non-commercial. Nothing on this site is for sale or subject to any pecuniary consideration. All material is provided free of charge for research purposes. Pages which are not part of the publications themselves are copyright, and nothing of those may be reproduced without explicit, written consent of the Webmaster.
The site is being extended as the publications are scanned and transcribed to web format. The intention is provide a library of early publications of the Watch Tower Society which can be referred to for research purposes, or purely for casual interest in Theocratic History.
It is appreciated that these documents do not reflect the current understanding of the Bible enjoyed by Jehovah's Witnesses, and for up-to-date information the reader is encouraged to visit the Official Site of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. The following link will take you there: www.jw.org
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