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Jehovah's Witnesses

WBTS False Prophecies - and the Lying Cover-ups! - 18

Even in the 1930's the WBTS claimed to know what the tests for a true prophet were - even after they had failed these tests!

The Watchtower, May 15, 1930, p154 - we see that the WBTS agree with the true test for a genuine prophet - as long as they think you will not recognise that they perfectly fulfil the definition in that it applies 100% to them!

The Watchtower, May 15, 1930, p155 - 'man-made theories and guesses' are the speciality of the WBTS!

The Watchtower, May 15, 1930, p156 - the WBTS attacked those who, they claim, mistakenly thought that World War I would lead to a 'world safe for democracy' (since they are un-named we have to wonder if they actually existed) and they concluded:

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Their prophecies did not come trueTherefore they are false prophets; and the people should no longer trust them as safe guides, but should look to the Lord through his revealed Word for their instructions as to what is to occur on the earth in the future.'

They continued:

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This text proves again that those men who foretell things out of harmony with the Bible statements are false prophets'.

You can hardly get more out of harmony with the Bible than proceeding to make guesses about the return of Jesus and  repeatedly speculating about Armageddon!

The WBTS glibly accuse these 'other' false prophets of '
speaking his own dreams and guesses ... [and] sounding forth man-made theories or guesses, either his own or those of others' and then they even identify themselves when they write 'when the term 'false prophet' is used, we shall get the correct thought if we think of a false teacher'!

How very true - but then they never expect their own followers to spot the truth as they weave their cunning psychological lies and blatant amendments of their 'false prophecies'.

We must remind all Jehovah's Witness that this Watchtower magazine stated perfectly clearly that if one is discovered to be a false prophet:

'the people should no longer trust them as safe guides'!


In Light I, 1930, p194 - the WBTS wrote:

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All of the Lord's people looked forward to 1914 with joyful expectation. When that time came and passed there was much disappointment, chagrin and mourning, and the Lord's people were greatly in reproach. They were ridiculed by the clergy and their allies in particular, and pointed to with scorn, because they had said so much about 1914, and what would come to pass, and their 'prophecies' had not been fulfilled.  One wearing sackcloth usually puts it on himself. God's people on earth, after the reproach that came upon them following 1914, put sackcloth upon themselves as an evidence of mourning. (Lam. 2 : 10) This is proven by what appeared in The Watch Tower.'

Where in the Bible do we find 'sackcloth' replaced by the written word - especially when it comes in the form of the un-Scriptural rambling of 'The Watchtower'?

Are you going to follow the advice of 'the discreet and faithful slave' (who has falsely prophesied and lied repeatedly) or trust in the God of the Bible and His Word alone for your salvation and guide to the earth's future?

The Watchtower, February 1, 1938, No. 3, p35 - the WBTS claimed:

'As far back as 1880 The Watchtower pointed to  A.D. 1914 as the date marking the end of the world, at which time great trouble would come upon the nations; but at that time it was not seen by God's people on earth that the trouble would be the battle of Jehovah against Satan's organization. For many years it was believed by them, and so stated in The Watchtower, that "the time of trouble" would be a terrific clash between the various elements of the earth, such as capital and labor. Not until 1925 was "the time of trouble" Scripturally understood.  The Watchtower in its issue of January 1, 1925, forcefully stated for the first time that the "time of trouble" would be the battle of the great day of God Almighty, led by Christ Jesus against Satan and all his forces, resulting in complete triumph of the Lord. In the May 1, 1925, issue of The Watchtower there appeared the article "For the Elect's Sake", showing the relationship of God's servant class on earth to the great time of trouble upon the world and why and by what means it is shortened or "cut short".'

As we have seen, while the WBTS make this claim regarding '
A.D. 1914 as the date marking the end of the world ' and even claim that 'Not until 1925 was "the time of trouble" Scripturally understood , the truth is very different.

We can certainly see that the '
the end of the world ' is coming very, very slowly - a hundred years and still counting type of slowness!

Still, the WBTS think we should be grateful that:

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All this information came not from or by one man, but by the Lord God, being given to his people gathered under Christ at the temple and these things learned by them in the secret place or temple the Lord commanded should be told by them from the house-tops, that is to say, publicly (Matt. 10: 27) Thus the Lord made known to his people the cause of the trouble, how it would come about, and what would be the result.'

Why do you think the WBTS tried to hide the fact that C.T. Russell claimed to be '
'the discreet and faithful slave' for years and the 'Governing Body' decided to take over the rôle but were just as hopeless and continued to prophesy falsely?

The WBTS claim these things were '
learned by them in the secret place or temple [and] the Lord commanded [they] should be told by them from the house-tops, that is to say, publicly' but Brooklyn, New York is hardly a secret place or temple, is it?

In the reference they give
(Matt. 10:27) we read:

'What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs'.

Genuine orthodox, Bible-believing, Christians believe God's Word is only found therein and that the Lord Jesus Christ promised the Holy Spirit would lead us 'into all truth' (John 14:26; 16:7ff. etc.).

How can anyone believe that the blatant false prophecies and un-Biblical doctrines of the WBTS are, in any way, connected to His Truth?

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