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WBTS False Prophecies - and the Lying Cover-ups! - 13

In their 1980 Yearbook the WBTS continued to lie blatantly about the false prophecy - although they had to concede that they "were scoffed at by our enemies who wrote articles, one of which was entitled 'Millions now living will never die if they take Pink pills,' referring to a remedy that was popular at the time."

1980 Yearbook, p62 - the WBTS now decided to lie blatantly about the false prophecy:

'...  when 1925 came and went without the anticipated happenings coming to pass, those on the outside who had read the book made fun of the brothers. Brother Jules Anache in Sin-le-Noble writes: "We were scoffed at by our enemies who wrote articles, one of which was entitled 'Millions now living will never die if they take Pink pills,' referring to a remedy that was popular at the time."

Worse still, the faith of some of the brothers themselves was shaken.
Some expected to go to heaven that year. This brought about siftings in the congregations, particularly in Alsace.  Sister Anna Zimmermann writes: "Unjustified hopes brought about great testings. Many gave up."'

Despite this allusion to the real facts the WBTS thought they could get away with writing:

'No one has seen them, and
it would be foolish to make such an announcement. It was stated in the Millions' book that we might reasonably expect them to return shortly after 1925, but this was merely an expressed opinion."

We can certainly agree that falsely prophesying that such 'princes' would return - as the WBTS did - '
would be foolish', but to lie that they had only 'stated in the Millions' book that we might reasonably expect them to return shortly after 1925, but this was merely an expressed opinion' is a gross embarrassment.  Why?  Because the 'expressed opinion' was made by a group claiming to be a prophet for 'Jehovah' God and, as we have read clearly in the Bible, God's true prophets never made a mistake when prophesying.  This is despite the WBTS attempts to misuse Scripture (see Scripture dealing with Nathan and Jonah) to prove otherwise and therefore make God's tests for a true prophet pointlessly false, i.e. the WBTS try and call God a liar thus proving their 'father' is Satan:

(John 8:44): 'Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for
he is a liar, and the father thereof.'

But it is also entirely consistent with the constant lying and attempted adjustments practised by the WBTS on their trusting and gullible followers!

The WBTS had also forgotten the excuses they produced at the time (see later examples)!

'The princes' never did show up - do you think the WBTS made a point of admitting this and their many other 'prophetic' failures to the unfortunate Jehovah's Witnesses who joined this 'organisation' of fake Christians in subsequent years?

Vindication, Book 1, 1931, p146-147 & 338-339 - here the WBTS detail the post-1874 false prophecies (up to 1931!):

'God's faithful people on the earth
emphasized the importance of the dates 1914 and 1918 and 1925. They had much to say about these dates and what would come to pass, but all they predicted did not come to passThe predictions as to the dates were correct, but what came to pass could not be fully seen in advance. The failure to come to pass of some of the things predicted has afforded Satan's agents in Christendom, particularly the clergy and the "man of sin", an opportunity to ridicule and reproach the faithful servants of the Lord and to say of and concerning them and their predictions:  'All their visions and predictions have failed; and such proves that they are all wrong, and that all their predictions for the future must fail.'  This the clergy use to turn the people away from God and his truth.

To be sure, no man can say exactly what day or year Armageddon will be fought, but it is easy to be seen that the conditions amongst the people are such now that a great crisis is near.

His day of vengeance is here, and
Armageddon is at hand and certain to fall upon Christendom and that within an early date. God's judgment is upon Christendom and must shortly be executed.

There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah's 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, but to rely (and they do rely) upon the Word of God as to the events that must come to pass.'

So, in 1931, they clearly admit to having 'emphasised' and 'predicted' these dates ('predict' means 'foretell' - which is as near 'prophesy' as the WBTS want to get in this weak confession!).  But they still insist that the '
predictions as to the dates were correct, but what came to pass could not be fully seen in advance'.  So, although they now admit that 'no man can say exactly what day or year Armageddon will be fought' they are still claiming that 'Armageddon is at hand ' - even though they still don't know when! 

But notice how they contradict themselves in the most obvious manner as they admit that they:

  1. emphasized the importance of the dates 1914 and 1918 and 1925.
  2. They had much to say about these dates and what would come to pass
  3. but all they predicted did not come to pass.
  4. The predictions as to the dates were correct, but what came to pass could not be fully seen in advance.
  5. Later the faithful learned that these dates were definitely fixed in the Scriptures;
  6. and they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date
  7. but to rely (and they do rely) upon the Word of God as to the events that must come to pass.

Clearly they hope no one will notice that, just after they had written this, they wrote:

'
This is not predicting dates but is merely calling attention to events that must come to pass because clearly set forth in God's Word.'

How can the dates be '
definitely fixed in the Scriptures' when they say 'they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date' and then at the same time claim that 'This is not predicting dates but is merely calling attention to events that must come to pass because clearly set forth in God's Word  - while claiming that 'they do rely upon the Word of God as to the events that must come to pass.'

The WBTS use circular reasoning - which always fails - and is obviously self-contradicting.

Either the Word of God is clearly showing when events will occur or a false prophet is doing exactly what Scripture warns us to beware - prophesying from their own vain imaginations!

The WBTS also exhibit the typical behaviour of lying false prophets and offer false apologies when caught out while they are actually completely unrepentant.

If the dates are fixed in Scripture - but fail - and the WBTS say they will now stop from fixing the dates (which are fixed in Scripture!) but are now going to rely upon the Word of God as to the events (dates) that must come to pass then, logically, they are not going to do anything different!

And so it proved, as we will see.

The 1975 false prophecy came 44 years later and devastated the lives of thousands of zealous Jehovah's Witnesses, as we pointed out earlier.

Understandably, hundreds of thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses left the Watchtower organization worldwide between 1976 and 1978.  They had faithfully followed the non-prophet organisation of the WBTS and finally realised they had been duped.

There is a DVD showing those devastated Jehovah's Witnesses who protested outside the offices of the WBTS in Brooklyn, New York.

After all their arrogant bragging the WBTS are left exposed to the world as foolish, lying, FALSE PROPHETS who will be judged by God!

The Watchtower, March 15, 1980, p17-18 - the WBTS made a typical adjustment in which the failures fell on everyone but those who set themselves up as "prophets" for 'Jehovah' God:

'In modern times such eagerness, commendable in itself, has
led to attempts at setting dates for the desired liberation from the suffering and troubles that are the lot of persons throughout the earth.

With the appearance of the book
Life Everlasting - in Freedom of the Sons of God, and its comments as to how appropriate it would be for the millennial reign of Christ to parallel the seventh millennium of man's existence, considerable expectation was aroused regarding the year 1975.

There were statements made then, and thereafter, stressing  that this was
only a possibility.

Unfortunately, however,
along with such cautionary information, there were other statements published that implied that such realization of hopes by that year was more of a probability than a mere possibility.

It is to be regretted that
these latter statements apparently overshadowed the cautionary ones and contributed to a buildup of the expectation already initiated.'

In its issue of July 15, 1976, The Watchtower,
commenting on the inadvisability of setting our sights on a certain date, stated:

"If
anyone has been disappointed through not following this line of thought, he should now concentrate on adjusting his viewpoint, seeing that it was not the word of God that failed or deceived him and brought disappointment, but that his own understanding was based on wrong premises."

In saying "anyone,"
The Watchtower included all disappointed ones of Jehovah's Witnesses, hence including persons having to do with the publication of the information that contributed to the buildup of hopes centered on that date.'

Note how only those who were responsible for the book
Life Everlasting - in Freedom of the Sons of God and those 'persons having to do with the publication of the information that contributed to the buildup of hopes centered on that date' are mentioned, but the Governing Body (aka 'the discreet and faithful slave') who make up the "prophet" group responsible for the false prophecies are not identified.

Just like the 'popes', even when they instruct evil they are still infallible and to be followed!

'Jehovah's Witnesses In The Divine Purpose', 1959, p252 - the WBTS were still talking about the 1925 false prophesy in 1959!

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