Where did the Jehovah's Witnesses originate?
The modern-day history of Jehovah's Witnesses began with the forming of a group for Bible study in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., in the early 1870's. At first they were known only as Bible Students, but in 1931 they adopted the Scriptural name Jehovah's Witnesses. (Isa. 43:10-12) Their beliefs and practices are not new but are a restoration of first-century Christianity.
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The Jehovah's Witness religion originated in America with Charles Taze Russell who was known for making prophesies that did not come true. His followers were called Bible Students. Russell was succeeded by Joseph Franklin Rutherford, after which the Bible Students became known as Jehovah's Witnesses. For some ill-conceived reason Jehovah's Witnesses believe that God has rejected his people Israel in favour of them.
jehovahs witnesses have been going fron the beginning of time they were called bible students in early days they changed there name to jehovahs witnesses because they are doing the witness work the was done by jesus when he was on earth and also because jehovah is the almightys personal name hence jehovahs witnesses