Paradise Restored To Mankind - By Theocracy, 1972, p353-354 - the WBTS were so 'self-assuming' that they decided to expose the shame of being a false prophet:
'Jehovah, the God of the true prophets, will put all false prophets to shame either by not fulfilling the false prediction of such self-assuming prophets or by having His own prophecies fulfilled in a way opposite to that predicted by the false prophets. False prophets will try to hide their reason for feeling shame by denying who they really are.'
We can see from the historical record that the WBTS were put to shame, for all of their prophesies failed!
Then they tried to deny ever claiming to be prophets!
They also attempted to shift the blame onto the naive Jehovah's Witnesses who believed them!
And, as Zion's Watch Tower, February 1881, p3 showed - they came up with a system of denying their obvious contradictions:
'If we were following a man undoubtedly it would be different with us; undoubtedly one human idea would contradict another and that which was light one or two or six years ago would be regarded as darkness now: But with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and so it is with truth; any knowledge or light corning from God must be like its author. A new view of truth never can contradict a former truth. "New light" never extinguishes older "light," but adds to it.'
We have pointed out this claim to Jehovah's Witnesses and explained the obvious fact that the WBTS's "older light" (false prophecies) was clearly in error, and now the WBTS was trying to say that "new light" is correcting this "older light." They rarely even begin to try and explain why they believe it is sensible to base their eternal destiny on the WBTS as God's "channel of truth"?
We have spoken to Jehovah's Witnesses about the other false prophecies of the WBTS and they admitted that they had been in error in some prophecies in the past. But they also tried to use the false arguments of the WBTS, arguing that some of the Biblical prophets had also been in error (see explanation of Luke 19:11, Acts 1:6, 1 Chronicles 17, and Jonah 3-4). But the Jehovah's Witnesses also used the same false WBTS claim - that the "light" (supposedly from God) is getting brighter and brighter today, and the WBTS understands things in a much clearer light now than it did before. Thus Jehovah's Witnesses try and argue that the light is getting brighter with each passing day. This begs the question we always ask: if the light is getting brighter every day isn't it possible that, years from now, you might discover that everything you believe now is in error since the light ten or twenty years from now will be so much brighter?" Jehovah's Witnesses have no answer to this question - because it is obviously an indisputable point (which would not be the case if the Word of God really described imparting knowledge, wisdom and guidance in the manner that the WBTS claims)!
But there is a further painful fact: the WBTS have also made colossal doctrinal changes during the course of their history concerning everything from the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ to blood transfusions and organ donation - and the destination of the men of Sodom and Gomorrah! This means, for example, that people who were dis-fellowshipped for accepting an organ transplant in the late 1960's and died before the WBTS changed their minds (in 1980!) would have been out of favour with the organisation that (according to them) is essential if you desire eternal life - and therefore they would have been 'annihilated':
Organ transplants are cannibalism, hence inappropriate for Christians. (The Watchtower, November 15, 1967, pp702-4)
Jehovah's Witnesses consider all organ transplants to be cannibalism, hence unacceptable. (Awake!, June 8, 1968, p21)
Organ transplants are not necessarily cannibalistic. (The Watchtower, March 15,1980, p21)
This is just one example of the doctrinal 'flip-flops' perpetrated by the WBTS - as we will detail later.
Regarding the other WBTS excuse that they teach Jehovah's Witnesses to use at our doors - 'We've admitted our mistakes - therefore, we're not false prophets" - we ask the obvious question again:
'Where does the Bible teach that after a prophecy fails, if the prophet admits he made a mistake he is no longer a false prophet?'
You can search all you like - there is no such cop-out for false prophets!
Compare their other excuse A CENTURY LATER in The Watchtower, December 1, 1981 (see later photocopy!), which clearly reveals the devious nature of the WBTS as they tried to argue that:
'At times explanations given by Jehovah's visible organization have shown adjustments, seemingly to previous points of view. But this has not actually been the case. This might be compared to what is known in navigational circles as "tacking." By maneuvering the sails the sailors can cause a ship to go from right to left, back and forth, but all the time making progress toward their destination in spite of contrary winds.'
In 1881 they say 'with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning' but in 1981 you can blatantly go 'right to left, back and forth' and yet this is not contradiction and a sign of false prophets?!