Watchtower proclaims themselves as false prophets
Unlike any other Organization the Jehovah Witnesses say they alone represent God as his spokesman on earth. "The Watchtower is a magazine without equal on earth because God is the author."(W.T. April 15, 1943 pg.127)
"Franz testified in court on Oct.15 1931 that "Jehovah God" is the editor of the Watchtower
Recently In the Watchtower magazine it stated this "Jehovah God is the grand identifier of his true messengers. He identifies them by making the messages he delivers through them come true. Jehovah is also the great exposer of false messengers. How does he expose them? He frustrates their signs and predictions. In this way he shows that they are self appointed prognosticators, whose messages really spring from their own false reasoning-yes, their foolish, fleshly thinking!"(W.T. May 1,1997 pg.8)
"When persons are in great danger from a source that they do not suspect or are being misled by those they consider their friends, is it unkindness to warn them? They may prefer not to believe the warning they may even resent it. But does that free one from the moral responsibility to give that warning?" (W.T Jan.15, 1974 pg.35)
This agrees with previous statements published in the past when they have said..
"If it is false then it is the duty of the clergymen and others who support them to boldly come forward and plainly tell the people wherein the message is false" ...the people have aright to know whether this is truth, and therefore have a right to hear." (the Golden age pg.252)
"We need to examine, not only what we personally believe, but also what is taught by any religious organization with which we may be associated with If we are lovers of the truth, there is nothing to fear from such an examination." (the truth that leads to eternal life,pg.23 1968)
True, there have been those in times past who predicted an "end to the world" even announcing a specific date The end did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying." (Awake Oct.8,1968)
"The outward evidences are that the marshalling of the hosts for the battle of the great day of God almighty, is in progress while the skirmishing is commencing."(W.T. reprints 1, pg.817 Jan. 1886)
"We see no reason for changing the figures- nor could we change them if we would. They are, we believe, Gods dates, not ours. 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. " (W.T. pg.226 July 15 1894)
"Our lord, the appointed king, is now present since Oct. 1874. According to the testimony of the prophets to those who have ears to hear." (studies in the scriptures vol.4,pg.621)
1879 "Christ came in the character of a Bridegroom in 1874.... at the beginning of the Gospel harvest." (Watchtower, Oct 1879, p. 4)
"The scriptures show that his second coming presence was due in 1874 .This proof shows the Lord has been present since 1874 " (W.T.pg.67, Mar.1, 1923)
"Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt in the mind of truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus is present and has been since 1874." (W.T.Pg.5, Jan.1,1924)
"The date of the close of that battle is definitely marked in scripture as Oct.1914. It is already in progress, its beginning dating from Oct,1874"
1889 "In this chapter we present the Bible evidence which indicates that six thousand years from the creation of Adam were complete with A.D. 1872; and hence that, since A.D. 1872 are chronologically entered upon the seventh thousand or the Millennium." (Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 2, p. 33, 1889)
"The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six thousand-year days beginning with Adam are ended, and the great seventh day, the thousand years of Christs reign, began in 1873." (the time is at hand pg.2, 1916)
"According to our expectations the stress of the great time of trouble will be on us soon, somewhere between 1910 and 1912culminating Oct, 1914."(C.T. Russell pg.579 The New Creation)
"The battle of the great day of God Almighty (Rev.16:14) which will end in 1914 with the complete overthrow of earths present day rulership, is already commenced." (C.T. Russell The time is at hand pg.101)
"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." (Zion's Watchtower, Can It Be Delayed until 1914? C. T. Russell July 15, 1894, Also in Watchtower Reprints, l894 p. 1677)
1915 So it was in this harvest also up to A.D. 1878 the time prophecies and the fact of the Lord's presence, substantially as here presented, though less clearly, was our message. Since then the work has widened, and the view of other truths has become brighter and clearer; but the same fact and scriptures, teaching the same time and presence, stand unchallenged and incontrovertible. (The Time Is At Hand; 1889; 1915 ed.; p. 236)
"The present great war in Europe is the beginning of the Armageddon of the scriptures." (Pastor Russells sermons pg.676 1917)
Jehovah Witnesses hate Christianity and continually look forward to their destruction
"His day of vengeance is "It is the day of vengeance, which began in the world war of 1914 and which will break like a furious morning storm in 1918 Also in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions it shall be that any that escape shall come to the works of Pastor Russell to learn the meaning of the downfall of Christianity." (the Finished Mystery 1917 Ed.pg.404, 485 1917)
here, and Armageddon is at hand and certain to fall upon Christendom, and that within an early date. Gods judgment is upon Christendom and must shortly be executed." (Vindication pg.147 J. F. Rutherford)
1914, 1915, 1918 came and went but not to worry there is still assurance with Jehovahs Organization .
"The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the scriptures because it is fixed by the law God gave to Israel." (W.T. pg.262 Oct.1, 1922)
"Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely more settled by the scriptures the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." (W.T.pg.106 April 1 1923)
"The year 1925 is a date definitely and clearly marked in the scriptures even more clearly than 1914." (W.T. pg.211, July,15 1924)
"It is to be expected that Satan will try to inject into the minds of the consecrated the thought that 1925 should see an end of the work, and therefore it would be needless for them to do more." (W.T. pg.262 Sept.1925)
1925 was also important in that Rutherford built a house in San Diego for the resurrection of some O.T. saints..
"Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham , Issac, and Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the apostle in Hebrews chapter 11. To the condition of human perfection." (Millions now living will never die pg.89)
" 1925 shall mark the resurrection of the faithful worthies...We are standing at the very portals of that blessed time!(Millions now living will never die J.F Rutherford pg.105)
1917 'There will be no slip-up...Abraham should enter upon the actual possession of his promised inheritance in the year 1925' (Watchtower Oct. 15, 1917, p. 6157) when this event also failed guess who moved into the palacious mansion, thats right Rutherford. "the great climax is at hand." (J.F. Rutherford pg.147 Vindication)
"There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovahs faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1914.1918,and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time. Later the faithful learned that these dates were definitely fixed in the scriptures, and they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date " (Vindication vol.1 pg.338)
"The year 1940 is certain to be the most important year yet, because Armegeddon is very near."(Informant May 1940) The New world is at the doors time is short." (The New World pg10)
"Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lords provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." (W.T.pg.288 Oct. 15 1941)
"the disaster of Armageddon, greater than that which befell Sodom and Gemmorah, is at the door."(Let God be True pg.194 1946)
"The source of all true prophecy is Jehovah God. He transmits it by means of his Holy spirit or, occasionally by spirit direct angelic messengers." (Aid to Bible understanding pg.1344 1971)
" Jehovahs organization alone, in all the earth, is directed by Gods Holy Spirit or active force." (W.T.pg.402 Sept.1 1973) Obviously its the later because the H.Spirit does not give false statements only the truth.
The cover of Awake Oct.8, 1968 states "Is it later than you think" "You have no time in making friends with God. Because time is rapidly running out for this wicked system of things, it is very close to plunging into the chasm of Armageddon." (pg.29)
The Los Angeles Herald Examiner on July 21,1969 carried an article with the headline "Armageddon due in 70s witnesses told." This is from the watchtower societys president Nathan H. Knor who addressed 81,032 Witnesses in Dodger field narrowing down the time to mid seventies as mentioned in their publication.
"Why are you looking forward to 1975?" (W.T. pg.494 Aug. 15 1968) Now it is firmly maintained that by the autumn of the year 1975 the battle of Armageddon will have been fought and Gods new world will have been established."
"Just think , brothers, there is only 90 months left before 6000 years of mans existence on earth is completed the majority of people living today will probably be alive when Armageddon breaks out." (Kingdom mystery pg.4 Mar.1968)
End of 6000 year of human history after WTS chronology. Strongly hinted to be end of the world; could only be a matter of "days and months, not years" before Armageddon. 1975 (Life Everlasting p26-30; WT 7/15 1967 p446-7; 8/15 1968 p499; 5/1 1975 p 285. See also YB 1980 p30-31. (See What Happened in 1975?)
So why do they say "Christians today understand Bible prophecy in its finest detail only after it has been fulfilled. " (THE WATCHTOWER - MARCH 15, 2000 p.13)
The year 2000
End of world expected to come before end of century. WT 1/1 1989 p.12) (work to be completed "in our 20th century", text changed in bound volume); WT 10/15 1980 p31 ("highly improbable" that this world continues to 2000); 3/1 1984 p18-19 ("end much closer than ").
Today they say these were just mistakes. But when they were being published they said "They are, we believe,Gods dates, not ours." (W.T. pg.226 July 15 1894) These are mistakes, true, but they are prophecies as well.
" does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, to warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? He had a prophet to warn them. This prophet was not one man, but was a small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at the time as the International Bible students. Today they are known as Jehovahs Christian witnesses. Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a prophet of God. It is another thing to prove it. The only way this can be done is to review the record. What does it show? (W.T. April 1 1972)So what does it show?
Remember Franz said "Jehovah God" is the editor of the Watchtower" (F. Franz- for defts-direct pg.795) under oath the societies highest authority on the governing body blames everything that was wrong on Jehovah.
"If you learn what you are doing what God says is wrong, will you be willing to change? ( you can live forever in paradise on earth pg.22, 1982)
It takes humility to admit one is wrong, but also to be truthful enough to say why they were wrong.
the psychics who are false prophets have a better track record than0
"With accurate knowledge of gods word, we can puncture and cut down false teachings, exposing their lack of logic and in particular their conflict of the Holy scriptures. (W.T.pg.18, Oct.15 1984)
The difference between a true and false prophet is that one is speaking the word of the Lord and the other is speaking his own dreams and guesses their prophecies did not come true Therefore they are false prophets; and the people should no longer trust them as safe guides," (W.T. May,15 pg.155-156, 1930)
God does not make mistakes, man does. All one has to do is miss once to be a false prophet. Jesus said he is the truth , the truth will make you free. His word is the truth, if you believe the Bible.
One does not need all the Watchtower publications to know the truth. They only need to know the author of truth which is found in his word the Holy Bible.
Jeremiah a true prophet warned Gods people about false prophets who were not God inspired yet spoke anyway. Chpt.23:16 "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesying to you. They are leading you into futility; they speak a vision of their own imagination, not from the mouth of the Lord."
By their own standard they fail. By the Bibles standard its nothing less than false prophesying. Not since the false prophets of Israel's days have we seen such folly. We hope that the Jehovah's Witnesses will use that logical and rational mind that so often speak about. And look not only with their head but their heart. It is only then they will find the God of Israel.