Children, 1941, WTB&TS

Children, by J. F. Rutherford, 1941

This book (see further down) is from the time when the Watchtower was strongly discouraging marriage and the bearing of children.

This is the flyer from the St. Louis Convention (1941) where the book, Children, was introduced and highlighted. You can see Judge Rutherford at the microphone in the inset box:

Multi-paged flyer announcing the subject of children at the 1941 St. Louis Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly with the featured speaker Judge Rutherford
Multi-paged flyer announcing the subject of the 1941 St. Louis Jehovah’s Witnesses Assembly with the featured speaker Judge Rutherford
Page 4 of Children flyer
One of the inside pages of the Children flyer describing the great joy with which the Witnesses and their children
received the free book, Children.

Read the pages from the book Children below to understand what the Society was teaching about marriage and children in the 1940s. (Scroll down to see the cover of the book and the cover page.)

Book Children, pp. 310-311. Beginning the argument for not marrying and having children until after Armageddon.
Beginning the argument for not marrying and having children until after Armageddon.
Book Children, pp. 312-313; The "other sheep," the "Jonadabs" "appear" to be admonished by Scripture not to marry and have children.
The “other sheep,” the “Jonadabs” “appear” to be admonished by Scripture not to marry and have children.
Book Children, pp. 314-315; Parents and children will, however, have to bear the persecution which is now upon them in the schools and will continue through Armageddon.
Parents and children will, however, have to bear the persecution which is now upon them in the schools and will continue through Armageddon.
Children cover page
Cover pages
Cover of the book Children
Front cover
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