Blasphemed the name of God (Revelation 16:9)


And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

Revelation 16:9 - King James


⚪ The name of the mighty one, Pastor Russell (not Jehovah)

Rev. 16 [...]
And blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues.Misrepresented the name and character of the mighty one, Pastor Russell, to whom the Lord committed the task of presenting to His Church this meat in due season. This misrepresentation burst like a storm after the publication of Volume IV, Studies, and continued until the Pastor's death, yea [...]
And they repented not to give Him glory. — "One great obstacle to many is the contracted idea generally entertained of the meaning of the word god. They fall to not that the Greek theos (god) does not invariably refer to Jehovah, but signifies a mighty one.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 241, page 242 + Cover


⚫ The people have blasphemed God

Rev. 16 [...]
[...] "And men were burned with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of that God who has authority over these plagues; and they reformed not to give him glory." - Vs. 9, Diag.
Since 1925 there has been no abatement of the oppression of the masses of the people, but the 'sun of Satan', or ruling class, has continued to scorch them. The people are in the furnace of affliction and injustice and cruelty, and fire is kindled and administered by that body of rulers of this day of Christendom. It continues to burn, and that "sun" company is burning itself out. The result has been and is that both the "sun" group and many of the people have blasphemed God. The wicked "sun", or ruling class, violently oppose the bowl poured out, or message of truth, and continue to bring reproach upon the name of God and to blaspheme his name by inducing many to believe that their suffering, oppression, crimes and calamities proceed from God and that God is responsible therefor.

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, Vol 2, page 30 + Cover