For those who regularly read Watchtower publications:
How much time do you take to examine the author(s) of the source material that the Society has utilized as a reference?
Do you follow a directive as set forth in this quote:
However, The Watchtower does not claim to be inspired in its utterances, nor is it dogmatic. It invites careful and critical examination of its contents in the light of the Scriptures.
The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom. August 15, 1950 p. 263
Something that the Watchtower Society says is that it is “not part of the world” in accordance with John 15:19. This means that they do not participate in politics, military service, holidays, birthdays, etc. Additionally, one would think to keep “oneself without spot from the world” the organization would not rely on “Christendom” at times which the organization roundly condemns with such quotes as:
Jehovah’s Witnesses are no part of Christendom. In fact, Christendom was founded nearly 300 years after Jesus’ death, and its beliefs have greatly deviated from what Jesus taught. For example, we do not accept Christendom’s belief in the Trinity, which teaches that Jesus is God himself. Nowhere do the Scriptures contain this blasphemous teaching. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; John 14:28) We do not use the cross as a symbol, nor do we employ statues in any way as part of our worship. These are all things that the Bible condemns.—Exodus 20:3-5; 1 John 5:21.
Jehovah’s Witnesses-What Do They Believe? 1992 p. 3-4.
Although they roundly condemn “Christendom,” the organization is highly reliant upon it. This is demonstrated by utilizing various resources. The resources include commentaries, Bible translations (the organization printed the King James and American Standard Versions), and other types of “mainstream” Christian publications.
One prominent example is how the organization condemns the term “Trinity” yet does not describe it accurately to the Witnesses. The following resource under “Chapter 1” gives an excellent definition of the term “Trinity” which is not how the organization describes it (modalism is how the Society describes the Trinity): Confession of Faith