Do JWs have Adventist origins?
Actually, yes. In fact, JWs still share some beliefs with Adventists, including hell (the grave) and the soul (a life, not immortal), that are different from “mainstream” Christianity. I read one of their brochures once, and I recall there being some similarities in beliefs. To the best of my recollection, these two were the main ones. My memory might be fuzzy, though! One big difference I recall is that Adventists believe that Jesus is God whereas JWs do not. Oh yeah- not to mention that the JW “autobiography”, the “Proclaimers” book, admits that Russell had roots ion Adventism. Quote from Russell himself; Proclaimers chapter 5 p 43-44 “Seemingly by accident, one evening I dropped into a dusty, dingy hall, where I had heard religious services were held, to see if the handful who met there had anything more sensible to offer than the creeds of the great churches. There, for the first time, I heard something of the views of Second Adventists [Advent Christian Church], the preacher being