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False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 8:38am On Jul 19
FALSE PREDICTIONS AND PROPHECIES OF THE WATCHTOWER WITNESSES

In the September 15, 1922, issue of The Watchtower, on page 279, is this statement: "God gave Brother Russell to the church to be the mouthpiece for him; and those who claim to have learned the truth apart from Brother Russell and his writings have been manifested by the Lord as deceivers, ready to lead the flock of God in their way."
In the April issue of The Watchtower, 1904, page 126, Russell states that the Lord would ". . . use one member of his church as the channel."
Anyone who is well acquainted with the history of this religious movement knows that Russell was in total control of it, by himself. He made himself president of the New York corporation for life. The other officers were elected each year to fill their positions. What seems incredible to everyone who has read their literature is that the organization now disavows that Russell was ever that faithful and wise servant! They even say that he never did claim to be such. You will not be inclined, I am sure, to accept such bold-faced contradictions!
Honest, Bible reading Christians wonder if one could not learn the truth apart from Mr. Russell and his writings. What on earth did those people do about the truth and becoming Christians all through those first 1900 years of this Christian age? Does it make any sense to you that people, for almost 2000 years, could not become children of God because "those who claim to have learned the truth apart from Brother Russell and his writings have been manifested by the Lord as deceivers?"
The ruling body of Jehovah's Witnesses now affirms that God's prophet, through which God speaks to his people, is a small body of people. Listen to what they say: "So does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? The question can be answered in the affirmative"
(The Watchtower, April 1972, page 197). In that same publication, this is their answer to the question raised: "He has a prophet to warn them. The prophet was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ known at the time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Witnesses." They claim that this group speaks as a prophet in his name, "as was done toward Ezekiel back there in 613 B.C.E."

Here are a few paragraphs that will give you a sampling of their prophecies:
"Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the battle of the great day of God Almighty (Revelation 16:14), which will end in 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. The gathering of the armies is plainly visible from the standpoint of God's word" (The Time Is At Hand, 1888-1911 edition - page 101).
A prediction like this does not need to be refuted. The passing of time has completely devastated it!
By 1914 God's battle against earthly governments was to be brought to an end with the "complete overthrow of earth's present rulership." How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the communist government of the Soviet Union and all of her satellites and subordinate nations which either depend upon her or are sympathetic with her cause? In consideration of such obvious and disastrous contradictions, it is a marvel that anyone would be converted to such a system or would follow such false leaders!
Observe some more of their false and foolish predictions: "Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874, A.D., according to the testimony of the prophets, to those who have ears to hear it: and the formal inauguration of his kingly office dates from April 1878, A.D., and the first work of the Kingdom, as shown by our Lord, in his parables and prophecy (the gathering of his elect), is now in progress. 'The dead in Christ shall rise first,' explained the Lord through the Apostles; and the resurrection of the Church shall be in a moment" (The Battle of Armageddon, Studies in the Scriptures Series IV, 1897, page 62).
"Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt in the mind of a truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus Christ is present and has been since 1974 . . ." (The Watchtower, January 1, 1924, page 5).
"The date of the close of that battle is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning date from October 1874
(The Watchtower, January 15, 1892, page 22). "But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble" (The Watchtower, July 15, 1894, page 226).
"The present great war in Europe (reference to Word War I) is the beginning of Armageddon of the Scriptures" (Pastor Russell's Sermons, 1917). Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will remark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection" (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920, page 90).


May I interrupt some of these prophecies to ask a few questions and make a few comments! Jehovah's Witnesses, who are inspired like Ezekiel grin, keep telling us that all these predictions and dates are evident in the Scriptures. But, where in the scriptures is any of this found? They speak so positively and certainly, they tell us, because the Bible reveals it. Where? In this last prophecy which I have quoted from their so-called inspired writings, they tells us that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other patriarchs of that day would come back in 1925 "to the condition of human perfection." Please note, it was not said that they would be some kind of spirit beings, invisible to human eyes, but men of human perfection. Do you honestly feel that such utter foolishness needs a reply?
Let us read more of their prophecies from their theocratic arrangement in which God supposedly speaks directly through them: "The year 1925 is here. With great expectations Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be"
(The Watchtower, January 1, 1925, page 3)
. Their foretelling of events had failed so many times, they were a little more cautious here. I can't say I blame them!
Although none of their prophecies has ever come to pass, this does not deter them in continuing to make them
"Thus the end forever of Nazi-Facist-Hierachy rule will come, and that will mark the end forever of demon rule" (The Watchtower, December 15, 1941, page 377). If the devil no longer rules in men's hearts and in the nations of the world, as Jehovah's Witnesses predicted in 1941, how do you account for the millions who have been slain by Communist Russia and the tens of millions by those who have embraced the Communist philosophy in Cuba, Central America, and many countries of Africa like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, et al. What about Afghanistan? Poland? China? Uganda? And, the list goes on!
And, yet, these inspired interpreters (?) of the word of God told us that all of that ceased at the defeat of the Nazis! In fact, they told us much earlier that in 1914 earth's rulership would end and there would be no more evil sovereign governments to control affairs on the earth.
All of their forecasting is intellectual garbage, if it could be called intellectual! Take note of what Judge Rutherford said in 1940:
"I stated that the Nazis and Fascists were bent upon destroying the British Empire, and that would be accomplished" (Judge Rutherford Uncovers Fifth Column, 1940, page 15). Could anybody be so naive or uninformed as to believe that Hitler destroyed (Jehovah's Witnesses believe this word means annihilated) the British Empire, which includes her many commonwealth nations?
In their prevision (?), Jehovah's Witnesses could see such men as Abraham coming back to earth and reigning as princes in this world:
"These men will be visible representatives of The Theocracy, which is the government created and built by the Almighty God as His capital organization and which shall rule the world. Further proof that these princes will shortly take office upon the earth as perfect men is found in the prophecy of Daniel . . . we are now living at the end of days, and we may expect to see Daniel and the other mentioned princes any day now!" (Consolation, May 27, 1942, page 13). 1975 was another year to which Jehovah's Witnesses pointed as the end of world affairs.
[b]"In view of the short time left, a decision to pursue a career in the system of things is not only unwise but extremely dangerous"
(Kingdom Ministry, June 1969, page 3).
"Many young brothers and sisters were offered scholarships or employment that promised fine pay. However, they turned them down and put spiritual interests first" (ibid.).
"Reports are heard of brothers selling their homes and property and planning to finish out the rest of their days in this old system in the pioneer service. Certainly this is a fine way to spend the short time remaining before the wicked world's end - 1 John 2:17"
(Kingdom Ministry, May 1974, page3). One wonders how these young people who refused jobs more than a decade ago have fared in this intervening period, And, one wonders also where those people who sold their homes have lived these many years! But, more than all of that, some of us wonder how these false prophets have attempted to explain these unfulfilled prophecies to their followers! But, Satan's servants have a great amount of zeal in the face of all the failed predictions!
They will be making other predictions, I am sure. Contradictions, proved false prophecies, seem never to discourage them in their fruitless efforts. One good thing you can say about these people is they never seem to flag in those exertions.
In the early days of this sect, Russell was elected by a small Bible class group as pastor of their movement. That was in 1876. In 1879, he founded what is known as The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was founded in 1896. This has become the inspired voice (?) of this movement, however, this name was not adopted until 1939. The name Jehovah's Witnesses was not used until 1931.This is about 1900 years too late to be the Lord's church! The Watchtower Magazine taught repeatedly and clearly, in that early day of the denomination, that Jehovah God was represented to his people through a single individual, who was variously called that wise and faithful servant, prophet, the channel or instrument, mouthpiece, etc.
This was their teaching and there was little doubt who that individual was: Charles Taze Russell. Listen to some of their earlier statements in their inspired (?) magazine, The Watchtower:
"There is no one in present truth today who can honestly say that he has received a knowledge of the divine plan from any source other than by the ministry of Brother Russell, either directly or indirectly" (The Watchtower, May 1, 1922, page 132). "The evidence is overwhelming concerning the Lord's second presence, the time of the harvest, and that the office of that servant has been filled by Brother Russell. This is not man-worship by any means" (ibid.).
Still another quotation: "Thousands of readers of Pastor Russell's writings believed that he fulfilled the office of that faithful and wise servant, and that his great work was giving to the Household of Faith meat in due season. His modesty and humility precluded him from openly claiming this title, but he admitted as much in private conversation" (The Watchtower, December 1, 1916, page 357).
"Brother Russell was the Lord's servant. Then to repudiate him and his word is equivalent to a repudiation of the Lord, upon the principle heretofore announced" (The Watchtower, May 1, 1922, page 132). There is little doubt but that Pastor Russell believed that he was that faithful and wise servant. In the Watchtower, April 15, 1903, Russell said: "There would be no violation of principle, however, in supposing that the Lord at the time indicated would specially use one member of his church as a channel or instrument through which he would send appropriate messages, spiritual nourishment appropriate at that time" It was stated in the Watchtower of September 15, 1922, that "Satan has attempted by many attacks upon this fact to break it down; to cause the Lord's people to believe: that Brother Russell was not the channel by which the Lord would lead his people . . ."
After the death of Russell, Judge Rutherford became that prophet, that wise and faithful servant. In a court case in 1943, Fred Eranz, the president of the society, explained that the five-member editorial committee was disbanded in 1931. When questioned on the stand (where he was sworn to tell the truth), Judge Rutherford replied: "Who one earth, if anybody, had charge of what went in or did not go in the magazine?"

Yet these false WatchTower Witnesses are still bold to continue to
DECEIVE THE HEART OF THE SIMPLE.
? BEWARE?
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by MaxInDHouse(m): 8:58am On Jul 19
At last you've abandon the other thread only to start this endless journey.
Well enjoy your delusion! smiley
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by agitator: 9:02am On Jul 19
PARACLETOS:
FALSE PREDICTIONS AND PROPHECIES OF THE WATCHTOWER WITNESSES

Here are a few paragraphs that will give you a sampling of their prophecies:
"Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the battle of the great day of God Almighty (Revelation 16:14), which will end in 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. The gathering of the armies is plainly visible from the standpoint of God's word" (The Time Is At Hand, 1888-1911 edition - page 101).
A prediction like this does not need to be refuted. The passing of time has completely devastated it!
By 1914 God's battle against earthly governments was to be brought to an end with the "complete overthrow of earth's present rulership." How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the communist government of the Soviet Union and all of her satellites and subordinate nations which either depend upon her or are sympathetic with her cause? In consideration of such obvious and disastrous contradictions, it is a marvel that anyone would be converted to such a system or would follow such false leaders!
Observe some more of their false and foolish predictions:
[color=990000]"Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874, A.D., according to the testimony of the prophets, to those who have ears to hear it: and the formal inauguration of his kingly office dates from April 1878, A.D., and the first work of the Kingdom, as shown by our Lord, in his parables and prophecy (the gathering of his elect), is now in progress. 'The dead in Christ shall rise first,' explained the Lord through the Apostles; and the resurrection of the Church shall be in a moment"[/color]
(The Battle of Armageddon, Studies in the Scriptures Series IV, 1897, page 62).
"Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt in the mind of a truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus Christ is present and has been since 1974 . . ." (The Watchtower, January 1, 1924, page 5).
"The date of the close of that battle is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning date from October 1874"

(The Watchtower, January 15, 1892, page 22). "But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble" (The Watchtower, July 15, 1894, page 226).
"The present great war in Europe (reference to Word War I) is the beginning of Armageddon of the Scriptures" (Pastor Russell's Sermons, 1917). Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will remark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection" [I](Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920, page 90).[/i]

May I interrupt some of these prophecies to ask a few questions and make a few comments! Jehovah's Witnesses, who are inspired like Ezekiel grin, keep telling us that all these predictions and dates are evident in the Scriptures. But, where in the scriptures is any of this found? They speak so positively and certainly, they tell us, because the Bible reveals it. Where? In this last prophecy which I have quoted from their so-called inspired writings, they tells us that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other patriarchs of that day would come back in 1925 "to the condition of human perfection." Please note, it was not said that they would be some kind of spirit beings, invisible to human eyes, but men of human perfection. Do you honestly feel that such utter foolishness needs a reply?
Let us read more of their prophecies from their theocratic arrangement in which God supposedly speaks directly through them: "The year 1925 is here. With great expectations Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be" (The Watchtower, January 1, 1925, page 3). Their foretelling of events had failed so many times, they were a little more cautious here. I can't say I blame them!
Although none of their prophecies has ever come to pass, this does not deter them in continuing to make them
"Thus the end forever of Nazi-Facist-Hierachy rule will come, and that will mark the end forever of demon rule" [I]
(The Watchtower, December 15, 1941, page 377).[/i] If the devil no longer rules in men's hearts and in the nations of the world, as Jehovah's Witnesses predicted in 1941, how do you account for the millions who have been slain by Communist Russia and the tens of millions by those who have embraced the Communist philosophy in Cuba, Central America, and many countries of Africa like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, et al. What about Afghanistan? Poland? China? Uganda? And, the list goes on!
And, yet, these inspired interpreters (?) of the word of God told us that all of that ceased at the defeat of the Nazis! In fact, they told us much earlier that in 1914 earth's rulership would end and there would be no more evil sovereign governments to control affairs on the earth.
[color=990000]All of their forecasting is intellectual garbage, if it could be called intellectual![/color] Take note of what Judge Rutherford said in 1940:
"I stated that the Nazis and Fascists were bent upon destroying the British Empire, and that would be accomplished" (Judge Rutherford Uncovers Fifth Column, 1940, page 15). Could anybody be so naive or uninformed as to believe that Hitler destroyed (Jehovah's Witnesses believe this word means annihilated) the British Empire, which includes her many commonwealth nations?
In their prevision (?), Jehovah's Witnesses could see such men as Abraham coming back to earth and reigning as princes in this world:[/I] "These men will be visible representatives of The Theocracy, which is the government created and built by the Almighty God as His capital organization and which shall rule the world. Further proof that these princes will shortly take office upon the earth as perfect men is found in the prophecy of Daniel . . . we are now living at the end of days, and we may expect to see Daniel and the other mentioned princes any day now!"
[i](Consolation, May 27, 1942, page 13)
. 1975 was another year to which Jehovah's Witnesses pointed as the end of world affairs.
"In view of the short time left, a decision to pursue a career in the system of things is not only unwise but extremely dangerous" (Kingdom Ministry, June 1969, page 3).
"Many young brothers and sisters were offered scholarships or employment that promised fine pay. However, they turned them down and put spiritual interests first" (ibid.).
"Reports are heard of brothers selling their homes and property and planning to finish out the rest of their days in this old system in the pioneer service. Certainly this is a fine way to spend the short time remaining before the wicked world's end - 1 John 2:17"
(Kingdom Ministry, May 1974, page3). One wonders how these young people who refused jobs more than a decade ago have fared in this intervening period, And, one wonders also where those people who sold their homes have lived these many years! But, more than all of that, some of us wonder how these false prophets have attempted to explain these unfulfilled prophecies to their followers! But, Satan's servants have a great amount of zeal in the face of all the failed predictions!
They will be making other predictions, I am sure. Contradictions, proved false prophecies, seem never to discourage them in their fruitless efforts. One good thing you can say about these people is they never seem to flag in those exertions.
In the early days of this sect, Russell was elected by a small Bible class group as pastor of their movement. That was in 1876. In 1879, he founded what is known as The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was founded in 1896. This has become the inspired voice (?) of this movement, however, this name was not adopted until 1939. The name Jehovah's Witnesses was not used until 1931.This is about 1900 years too late to be the Lord's church! The Watchtower Magazine taught repeatedly and clearly, in that early day of the denomination, that Jehovah God was represented to his people through a single individual, who was variously called that wise and faithful servant, prophet, the channel or instrument, mouthpiece, etc.
This was their teaching and there was little doubt who that individual was: Charles Taze Russell. Listen to some of their earlier statements in their inspired (?) magazine, The Watchtower:
"There is no one in present truth today who can honestly say that he has received a knowledge of the divine plan from any source other than by the ministry of Brother Russell, either directly or indirectly" (The Watchtower, May 1, 1922, page 132). "The evidence is overwhelming concerning the Lord's second presence, the time of the harvest, and that the office of that servant has been filled by Brother Russell. This is not man-worship by any means" (ibid.).
Still another quotation: "Thousands of readers of Pastor Russell's writings believed that he fulfilled the office of that faithful and wise servant, and that his great work was giving to the Household of Faith meat in due season. His modesty and humility precluded him from openly claiming this title, but he admitted as much in private conversation" (The Watchtower, December 1, 1916, page 357).
"Brother Russell was the Lord's servant. Then to repudiate him and his word is equivalent to a repudiation of the Lord, upon the principle heretofore announced" (The Watchtower, May 1, 1922, page 132). There is little doubt but that Pastor Russell believed that he was that faithful and wise servant. In the Watchtower, April 15, 1903, Russell said: "There would be no violation of principle, however, in supposing that the Lord at the time indicated would specially use one member of his church as a channel or instrument through which he would send appropriate messages, spiritual nourishment appropriate at that time" It was stated in the Watchtower of September 15, 1922, that "Satan has attempted by many attacks upon this fact to break it down; to cause the Lord's people to believe: that Brother Russell was not the channel by which the Lord would lead his people . . ."
After the death of Russell, Judge Rutherford became that prophet, that wise and faithful servant. In a court case in 1943, Fred Eranz, the president of the society, explained that the five-member editorial committee was disbanded in 1931. When questioned on the stand (where he was sworn to tell the truth), Judge Rutherford replied: "Who one earth, if anybody, had charge of what went in or did not go in the magazine?"


always creating nonsense threads to post crap. is it only russia or communist that are evil, so US, UK, and other capitalist countries are good
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by agitator: 9:03am On Jul 19
MaxInDHouse:
At last you've abandon the other thread only to start this endless journey.
Well enjoy your delusion! smiley

ah shocked shocked shocked i didn't know he has been creating crap threads. undecided undecided undecided
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 9:11am On Jul 19
agitator:


always creating nonsense threads to post crap. is it only russia or communist that are evil, so US, UK, and other capitalist countries are good

Unfortunately you have derailed from the bone of contention.
Read again with open heart. Look for all the reference books and do the research on your own.
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 9:12am On Jul 19
agitator:


ah shocked shocked shocked i didn't know he has been creating crap threads. undecided undecided undecided
Refute the "crap" with Bible references if you can.
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 9:17am On Jul 19
MaxInDHouse:
At last you've abandon the other thread only to start this endless journey.
Well enjoy your delusion! smiley

You failed the TEST of either a true witness or false?
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by MaxInDHouse(m): 9:21am On Jul 19
He just want to make himself an enemy of truth, after helping him to see how deluded he is, he wanted to bite the finger that fed him instead of showing gratitude!

Imagine someone writing a whole epistle just to explain what a WITNESS means and after quoting the scriptures that directly defined what a WITNESS meant he abandoned the thread and created this rubbish! smiley

agitator:

ah shocked shocked shocked i didn't know he has been creating crap threads. undecided undecided undecided
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by MaxInDHouse(m): 9:22am On Jul 19
No wahala continue your FINE WORKS, more grease to your elbow! smiley


PARACLETOS:

You failed the TEST of either a true witness or false?
Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Kingsnairaland(m): 9:29am On Jul 19
PARACLETOS:
FALSE PREDICTIONS AND PROPHECIES OF THE WATCHTOWER WITNESSES

In the September 15, 1922, issue of The Watchtower, on page 279, is this statement: "God gave Brother Russell to the church to be the mouthpiece for him; and those who claim to have learned the truth apart from Brother Russell and his writings have been manifested by the Lord as deceivers, ready to lead the flock of God in their way."
In the April issue of The Watchtower, 1904, page 126, Russell states that the Lord would ". . . use one member of his church as the channel."
Anyone who is well acquainted with the history of this religious movement knows that Russell was in total control of it, by himself. He made himself president of the New York corporation for life. The other officers were elected each year to fill their positions. What seems incredible to everyone who has read their literature is that the organization now disavows that Russell was ever that faithful and wise servant! They even say that he never did claim to be such. You will not be inclined, I am sure, to accept such bold-faced contradictions!
Honest, Bible reading Christians wonder if one could not learn the truth apart from Mr. Russell and his writings. What on earth did those people do about the truth and becoming Christians all through those first 1900 years of this Christian age? Does it make any sense to you that people, for almost 2000 years, could not become children of God because "those who claim to have learned the truth apart from Brother Russell and his writings have been manifested by the Lord as deceivers?"
The ruling body of Jehovah's Witnesses now affirms that God's prophet, through which God speaks to his people, is a small body of people. Listen to what they say: "So does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? The question can be answered in the affirmative"
(The Watchtower, April 1972, page 197). In that same publication, this is their answer to the question raised: "He has a prophet to warn them. The prophet was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ known at the time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Witnesses." They claim that this group speaks as a prophet in his name, "as was done toward Ezekiel back there in 613 B.C.E."

Here are a few paragraphs that will give you a sampling of their prophecies:
"Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the battle of the great day of God Almighty (Revelation 16:14), which will end in 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced. The gathering of the armies is plainly visible from the standpoint of God's word" (The Time Is At Hand, 1888-1911 edition - page 101).
A prediction like this does not need to be refuted. The passing of time has completely devastated it!
By 1914 God's battle against earthly governments was to be brought to an end with the "complete overthrow of earth's present rulership." How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the communist government of the Soviet Union and all of her satellites and subordinate nations which either depend upon her or are sympathetic with her cause? In consideration of such obvious and disastrous contradictions, it is a marvel that anyone would be converted to such a system or would follow such false leaders!
Observe some more of their false and foolish predictions: "Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874, A.D., according to the testimony of the prophets, to those who have ears to hear it: and the formal inauguration of his kingly office dates from April 1878, A.D., and the first work of the Kingdom, as shown by our Lord, in his parables and prophecy (the gathering of his elect), is now in progress. 'The dead in Christ shall rise first,' explained the Lord through the Apostles; and the resurrection of the Church shall be in a moment" (The Battle of Armageddon, Studies in the Scriptures Series IV, 1897, page 62).
"Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt in the mind of a truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus Christ is present and has been since 1974 . . ." (The Watchtower, January 1, 1924, page 5).
"The date of the close of that battle is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914. It is already in progress, its beginning date from October 1874
(The Watchtower, January 15, 1892, page 22). "But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble" (The Watchtower, July 15, 1894, page 226).
"The present great war in Europe (reference to Word War I) is the beginning of Armageddon of the Scriptures" (Pastor Russell's Sermons, 1917). Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will remark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection" (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920, page 90).


May I interrupt some of these prophecies to ask a few questions and make a few comments! Jehovah's Witnesses, who are inspired like Ezekiel grin, keep telling us that all these predictions and dates are evident in the Scriptures. But, where in the scriptures is any of this found? They speak so positively and certainly, they tell us, because the Bible reveals it. Where? In this last prophecy which I have quoted from their so-called inspired writings, they tells us that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other patriarchs of that day would come back in 1925 "to the condition of human perfection." Please note, it was not said that they would be some kind of spirit beings, invisible to human eyes, but men of human perfection. Do you honestly feel that such utter foolishness needs a reply?
Let us read more of their prophecies from their theocratic arrangement in which God supposedly speaks directly through them: "The year 1925 is here. With great expectations Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be"
(The Watchtower, January 1, 1925, page 3)
. Their foretelling of events had failed so many times, they were a little more cautious here. I can't say I blame them!
Although none of their prophecies has ever come to pass, this does not deter them in continuing to make them
"Thus the end forever of Nazi-Facist-Hierachy rule will come, and that will mark the end forever of demon rule" (The Watchtower, December 15, 1941, page 377). If the devil no longer rules in men's hearts and in the nations of the world, as Jehovah's Witnesses predicted in 1941, how do you account for the millions who have been slain by Communist Russia and the tens of millions by those who have embraced the Communist philosophy in Cuba, Central America, and many countries of Africa like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Ethiopia, Sudan, Libya, et al. What about Afghanistan? Poland? China? Uganda? And, the list goes on!
And, yet, these inspired interpreters (?) of the word of God told us that all of that ceased at the defeat of the Nazis! In fact, they told us much earlier that in 1914 earth's rulership would end and there would be no more evil sovereign governments to control affairs on the earth.
All of their forecasting is intellectual garbage, if it could be called intellectual! Take note of what Judge Rutherford said in 1940:
"I stated that the Nazis and Fascists were bent upon destroying the British Empire, and that would be accomplished" (Judge Rutherford Uncovers Fifth Column, 1940, page 15). Could anybody be so naive or uninformed as to believe that Hitler destroyed (Jehovah's Witnesses believe this word means annihilated) the British Empire, which includes her many commonwealth nations?
In their prevision (?), Jehovah's Witnesses could see such men as Abraham coming back to earth and reigning as princes in this world:
"These men will be visible representatives of The Theocracy, which is the government created and built by the Almighty God as His capital organization and which shall rule the world. Further proof that these princes will shortly take office upon the earth as perfect men is found in the prophecy of Daniel . . . we are now living at the end of days, and we may expect to see Daniel and the other mentioned princes any day now!" (Consolation, May 27, 1942, page 13). 1975 was another year to which Jehovah's Witnesses pointed as the end of world affairs.
[b]"In view of the short time left, a decision to pursue a career in the system of things is not only unwise but extremely dangerous"
(Kingdom Ministry, June 1969, page 3).
"Many young brothers and sisters were offered scholarships or employment that promised fine pay. However, they turned them down and put spiritual interests first" (ibid.).
"Reports are heard of brothers selling their homes and property and planning to finish out the rest of their days in this old system in the pioneer service. Certainly this is a fine way to spend the short time remaining before the wicked world's end - 1 John 2:17"
(Kingdom Ministry, May 1974, page3). One wonders how these young people who refused jobs more than a decade ago have fared in this intervening period, And, one wonders also where those people who sold their homes have lived these many years! But, more than all of that, some of us wonder how these false prophets have attempted to explain these unfulfilled prophecies to their followers! But, Satan's servants have a great amount of zeal in the face of all the failed predictions!
They will be making other predictions, I am sure. Contradictions, proved false prophecies, seem never to discourage them in their fruitless efforts. One good thing you can say about these people is they never seem to flag in those exertions.
In the early days of this sect, Russell was elected by a small Bible class group as pastor of their movement. That was in 1876. In 1879, he founded what is known as The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was founded in 1896. This has become the inspired voice (?) of this movement, however, this name was not adopted until 1939. The name Jehovah's Witnesses was not used until 1931.This is about 1900 years too late to be the Lord's church! The Watchtower Magazine taught repeatedly and clearly, in that early day of the denomination, that Jehovah God was represented to his people through a single individual, who was variously called that wise and faithful servant, prophet, the channel or instrument, mouthpiece, etc.
This was their teaching and there was little doubt who that individual was: Charles Taze Russell. Listen to some of their earlier statements in their inspired (?) magazine, The Watchtower:
"There is no one in present truth today who can honestly say that he has received a knowledge of the divine plan from any source other than by the ministry of Brother Russell, either directly or indirectly" (The Watchtower, May 1, 1922, page 132). "The evidence is overwhelming concerning the Lord's second presence, the time of the harvest, and that the office of that servant has been filled by Brother Russell. This is not man-worship by any means" (ibid.).
Still another quotation: "Thousands of readers of Pastor Russell's writings believed that he fulfilled the office of that faithful and wise servant, and that his great work was giving to the Household of Faith meat in due season. His modesty and humility precluded him from openly claiming this title, but he admitted as much in private conversation" (The Watchtower, December 1, 1916, page 357).
"Brother Russell was the Lord's servant. Then to repudiate him and his word is equivalent to a repudiation of the Lord, upon the principle heretofore announced" (The Watchtower, May 1, 1922, page 132). There is little doubt but that Pastor Russell believed that he was that faithful and wise servant. In the Watchtower, April 15, 1903, Russell said: "There would be no violation of principle, however, in supposing that the Lord at the time indicated would specially use one member of his church as a channel or instrument through which he would send appropriate messages, spiritual nourishment appropriate at that time" It was stated in the Watchtower of September 15, 1922, that "Satan has attempted by many attacks upon this fact to break it down; to cause the Lord's people to believe: that Brother Russell was not the channel by which the Lord would lead his people . . ."
After the death of Russell, Judge Rutherford became that prophet, that wise and faithful servant. In a court case in 1943, Fred Eranz, the president of the society, explained that the five-member editorial committee was disbanded in 1931. When questioned on the stand (where he was sworn to tell the truth), Judge Rutherford replied: "Who one earth, if anybody, had charge of what went in or did not go in the magazine?"

Yet these false WatchTower Witnesses are still bold to continue to
DECEIVE THE HEART OF THE SIMPLE.
? BEWARE?
all their predictions from the fake Bible they twit and re wrote everything is false

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Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 9:29am On Jul 19
PARACLETOS:

WHO IS A WITNESS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES?

The Apostles were Jesus's eye Witnesses
Acts. 10:38-39
38. how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
39. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree


Therefore to be a Witness, you MUST have been the first to;
Observed
Seen
Felt
Witness
Touched


And NOT being;
Told
Narrated to
Discussed with
Informed
Etc.


Some scriptural examples of TRUE Eye WITNESSES WERE;
1. Jehovah
2. Christ
3. Moses
4. Children of Israel
5. Apostles
6. Holy Spirit

*APOSTLES CHOSE A REPLACEMENT FOR JUDAS....

Read the conditions and who were deemed fit as a WITNESSE TO CHRIST

Acts. 1:21-23
21. Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us,
22. beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”

23. So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias... "

*PAUL ON HIS WAY TO DAMASCUS WAS MET BY JESUS WHO MADE HIM BECOME HIS EYE WITNESS
Acts. 26 :15-16
Who are you, Lord?’


“ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied.
16‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me.


So WHEN did either RUSSEL OR RUTHERFORD, OR WATCHTOWER OR ANY OF YOU ACTUALLY "SAW" "FELT" "TOUCHED" "OBSERVED" "WITNESSED" when JEHOVAH GOD CREATED the world or made anything or wrought miracles, or performe wonders as in the days of the children of Israel?

Therefore based on the aforementioned facts, ARE YOU QUALIFIED TO BE A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS?


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You must be a damn liar for saying that you responded to the issue of the meaning of a witness.
Did you answer the questions I asked?

MaxInDHouse:
He just want to make himself an enemy of truth, after helping him to see how deluded he is, he wanted to bite the finger that fed him instead of showing gratitude!

Imagine someone writing a whole epistle just to explain what a WITNESS means and after quoting the scriptures that directly defined what a WITNESS meant he abandoned the thread and created this rubbish! smiley

Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 9:31am On Jul 19
Kingsnairaland:
all their predictions from the fake Bible they twit and re wrote everything is false

From the pit of hell.

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Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by MaxInDHouse(m): 9:33am On Jul 19
More grease to your elbow! smiley

PARACLETOS:

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You must be a damn liar for saying that you responded to the issue of the meaning of a witness.
Did you answer the questions I asked?

Re: False Predictions Of The Jehovah's Witnesses by Nobody: 12:05pm On Jul 19
PARACLETOS:


FALSE PREDICTIONS OF THE WATCHTOWER WITNESSES
Some years ago Judge Rutherford wrote and published a book which he titled, Millions Now Living Will Never Die. Here are some things he said in that book: "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will remark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews chapter eleven, to the condition of human perfection" (pages 89, 90). He further stated that they would be "fully restored to perfect humanity and made visible representatives of the new order of things on the earth" (page 88).
Over Seventy years have gone by since his prediction was to have been fulfilled, and although he promised that they would be perfect and that they would be visible, I have not encountered any of these old patriarchs, and I have never heard of anyone who has! When one hears or reads this kind of rubbish, he immediately reflects on what God said a long time ago: "When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him" (Deuteronomy 18:22).

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MaxInDHouse:
More grease to your elbow! smiley

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