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WBTS False Prophecies - and the Lying Cover-ups! - 27

Below are more examples of WBTS statements leading up to 1975 when they wrote:  '...interest has been kindled by the belief that 1975 will mark the end of 6,000 years' and even declared that 'it may involve only a difference of weeks or months, not years'


The Watchtower, April 1, 1979, p31 - the WBTS claims:

'... in this strict Biblical sense Jesus is the "mediator" only for anointed Christians.'


Of course there is not a shred of evidence for two classes of Christian and this false doctrine of the WBTS can not be levered into the most fundamental verse in the New Testament which speaks clearly of the real position of the Lord Jesus Christ:

(1 Timothy 2:5): 'For there is one God, and
one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.'

Any reasonably intelligent child can read these words and understand that there is '
one mediator between God and men' and no amount of 'wresting Scripture' (2 Peter 3:16) can make them say otherwise.  It doesn't say 'one mediator between God and anointed men' or 'one mediator between God and one class of men' or anything but the simple truth that is supported by the rest of Scripture.

The 'two classes of believers' system of the WBTS is one of many unique, even secret, doctrines of these false prophets.

President Nathan Knorr was in charge of the production of The Watchtower, August 15, 1968, p494, which clearly encouraged further speculation about 1975 ('Their interest has been kindled by the belief that 1975 will mark the end of 6,000 years') and, on p499 of this same magazine, declared that 'it may involve only a difference of weeks or months, not years'.

Nowhere does the WBTS
EVER prove that this was not their blatant false teaching!

Awake, October 8, 1968, p14 - Again the WBTS 'prophets' give their calculations to show their followers when the '6,000 years of human history ... end' and they call it 'reliable Bible chronology' showing the completion of '6,000 full years of human history ... in the autumn of the year 1975'.

They also make this telling statement:

'Even if we presume that youngsters 15 years of age would be perceptive enough to realize the import of what happened in 1914, it would still make the youngest of "this generation" nearly 70 years old today. So the great majority of the generation to which Jesus was referring has already passed away in death. The remaining ones are approaching old age. 
And remember, Jesus said that the end of this wicked world would come before that generation passed away in death. This, of itself, tells us that the years left before the foretold end comes cannot be many.  How fitting it would be for God, following this pattern, to end man's misery after six thousand years of human rule and follow it with His glorious Kingdom rule for a thousand years!'

Have the WBTS admitted these facts to you?

What they admit here - but have tried to cover up in their magazines since the 1975 false prophecy failed - is that many of 'this generation' that was alive in 1914 had to still be alive in 1975 - when they would have been 76 years old - or, if he should return this year (2015!), they would be 116 years old!

Have you read about any Jehovah's Witnesses who are in this age group - they would certainly be in the news every year as the UK's oldest survivor's always are!

Ask the WBTS why they have tried to adjust these dates - and the age of those who must still be alive when Jesus returns?

It is clearly in order to try and cover up these 'false prophecies'!


Report from the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, Saturday, July 12, 1975


Elder Lyle E. Reusch, overseer for the local Kingdom Hall, was clear in describing the predicted outcome promised by the WBTS 'prophets'.


'All of Christendom is doomed' was still the message but Reusch's group were at least ignoring the advice for truly 'faithful ones' and keeping their 'homes' and 'automobiles'!


But it wasn't just the Los Angeles papers that reported on the WBTS false prophecies - see next page!

What was so important about the 1975 date that the WBTS made so much fuss about?

We read from their work:

"According to the Bible's count of time mankind then completed 6000 years of existence on earth." (The Watchtower, October 1, 1975, p579).

For nearly a decade many sincere Jehovah's Witnesses had believed that 1975 might see the rule of Christ's millenial kingdom on earth.

The 1975 Yearbook (page 256) revealed what was on the minds of many sincere Jehovah's Witnesses who were faithfully following the guidance of the WBTS concerning 1975:

"This certainly raised questions. Does this mean that Babylon the Great (false religion) will go down by 1975? Will Armageddon be over with Satan bound by then?"

On the same page, Vice-President F.W. Franz, after bringing up the point that all this was possible, warned Jehovah's Witnesses:

"And don't any of you be specific in saying anything that is going to happen between now and 1975."

After 1975 came to an end and Christ's thousand-year kingdom had not arrived the WBTS began to admit that it is impossible to know when this kingdom will start.  Of course, anyone taking the whole of the Bible seriously could have told them that - and to this day no one on earth knows when Christ Jesus will return.  But all of us have the Word of God which gives clear clues to the signs that point to the End Times!

But the WBTS teach that if one knew the date of Eve's creation and added 6000 years to that date the resulting figure would be the date that Christ's millenial kingdom begins. They claimed to know the date of Adam's creation - 4026 BCE. However, The Watchtower magazine (January 1, 1976, p30) announced that there is a time lapse between the creation of Adam and the creation of his wife Eve.  They also stated that whether this time lapse is weeks, months, or even years, they did not claim to know.  But the WBTS claimed to know when Adam was created while admitting that, because we do not know when Eve was created, we cannot calculate when the 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ will begin.

So why were so many Jehovah's Witnesses looking forward to 1975?  The answer is found on page 256 of the 1975 Yearbook which wrote, concerning 1975:

"Its importance was deeply impressed on our minds back in 1966."

The WBTS also employed the 'Emperor's New Clothes' deception again when they wrote:

Man's Salvation Out of World Distress At Hand!
speaks of people who "refuse to discern the invisible, spiritual 'presence' of Jesus Christ in Kingdom power since the close of the Gentile Times in 1914." (Man's Salvation Out of World Distress At Hand!, 1975, p288)

As before, what they are really forcing Jehovah's Witnesses to accept, against normal reasoning processes, is:

'
If you are a meek and teachable Jehovah's Witness and obedient to the WBTS commandment to 'discern' what we instruct you to believe, you will not argue or quibble over something for which you have no evidence at all (and which goes against the clear Scriptural warning given by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:23-27) because this will show you are not going to be in 'Jehovah's' 'Paradise on Earth' and such a thought is surely too horrific to contemplate!'

In the 1975 Yearbook the Society made the claim that for over a century Jehovah's Witnesses "enjoyed spiritual enlightenment and direction."

How can we believe this when the WBTS told us how a false prophet can be recognized, and by that criteria, proved themselves to be a false prophet?

How, then, can it be said that Jehovah's Witnesses have "enjoyed spiritual enlightenment and direction" by following a false prophet?

On p146 of the same Yearbook, they wrote:

» the WBTS typically back-tracked when their 'prophecy' failed!

Life Everlasting - the Freedom of the Sons of God, 1966, p29 - the WBTS wrote:

"According to this trustworthy Bible chronology six thousand years of human history will end in the fall of 1975 C.E."

For almost ten years the WBTS allowed its readers to believe that Christ's millenial kingdom would come by 1975. Let's examine the evidence closer.

Remember, The Watchtower (January 1, 1976) wrote that it was impossible to determine when Eve was created. Yet in the Awake! (October 8, 1968, p14) we read:

"According to reliable Bible chronology Adam and Eve were created in 4026 B.C.E."

Following this statement a chart was used to prove that 6000 years of human history would end in 1975.  They also wrote:

"... Adams's naming of the animals and his realizing that he needed a counterpart would have occupied only a brief time after his creation. Since it was also Jehovah's purpose for man to multiply and fill the earth, it is logical that he would create Eve soon after Adam, perhaps just a few weeks or months later in the same year, 4026 B.C.E. After her creation, God's rest day, the seventh period, immediately followed." (Watchtower, May 1, 1968, p271)

The WBTS wrote, in Aid To Bible Understanding (p333): "from Adam's creation to the birth of Seth equals 130 years."  Compare this with the statement on page 538 of this book: "At the age of 130 another son was born to her. Eve called his name Seth." The conclusion is simple. Adam and Eve were both 130 years old when Seth was born which means they were created in the same year. What year? Awake! (October 8, 1968, p14) says "reliable Bible chronology" puts their creation in 4026 BCE. This means they supposedly knew when the millenium would start  -  1975. This certainly raised the hopes of many Watchtower readers. The WBTS now says that they don't have all the evidence concerning when the millenium will start. But note what they wrote before:

"True there have been those in times  past who predicted an 'end to the world' even announcing a specific date. Some have gathered groups of people with them and fled to the hills or withdrawn into their houses waiting for the end. Yet nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing was the full measure of Bible evidence required in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that He was guiding and using them. But what about today (1968)? Today we have the evidence required, all of it. And it is overwhelming! All the many, many parts of the great sign of the 'last days' are here, together with verifying Bible chronology." (Awake! October 8, 1968, p23.)

So the WBTS claimed in 1968 that it had all the evidence, now it claims it doesn't!

Where did the evidence go?

Obviously, 'Jehovah' never revealed anything to them.

The WBTS tries to cover its false prophecies by quoting Proverbs 4:18, claiming that it gets "new light" on the Scriptures which somehow updates the "truth" and introduces "present truth!"

But, the understanding about the year 1975 didn't get clearer because now the WBTS claims to know less than it knew ten years ago.

The "light" got darker - in fact it went out.

Inspired Solomon wrote: "The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble." (Proverbs 4:19 RSV.)


What kind of Organisation resorts to blatantly covering-up when they are exposed as False Prophets?!

Notice that there are only two kinds of prophets: TRUE PROPHETS and FALSE PROPHETS - so the later WBTS ploy of writing 'prophet', 'prophets', or 'prophecies' when talking about the subject simply cannot hide the fact that the WBTS are FALSE PROPHETS!

It is obvious that the Watchtower material after 1975 followed the same pattern prior to this (possibly last?)
False Prophecy and desperately tried to hide the truth from Jehovah's Witnesses by misquoting their own literature to present Charles Taze Russell and his early study group in a favourable light.

The Watchtower, July 1, 1973, p402, claimed:
'Direction by God's spirit enables Jehovah's servants to have divine light in a world of spiritual darkness (2 Cor 4:4). For instance, long ago they understood that 1914 CE [AD] would mark the end of the Gentile Times or 'appointed times of the nations,' during which the Gentile nations were allowed uninterrupted rulership of the earth (Lk 21:24). This 2,520-year period began with the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple by the Babylonians in the late seventh century BCE. For example,
Zion's Watch Tower of March 1880 had declared: "The Times of the Gentiles" extend to 1914, and the heavenly kingdom will not have full sway till then.'  Only God by his holy spirit could have revealed this to those early Bible students so far in advance'.

This is a lie - for we have read how they believed 1914 would mark the end of the time of trouble, not the beginning.

Further, this
Watchtower quote (above) of the earlier 1880 Zion's Watchtower  is incomplete and misleading:

'The Times of the Gentiles' extend to 1914, and the heavenly kingdom will not have full sway till then, BUT AS A 'STONE' THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS SET UP 'IN THE DAYS OF THESE (TEN GENTILE) KINGS,' AND BY CONSUMING THEM IT BECOMES A UNIVERSAL KINGDOM - A 'GREAT MOUNTAIN AND FILLS THE WHOLE EARTH' (
ZWTR, March 1880, p82).

The WBTS clearly prophesied that 1914 was not the beginning of the time of trouble, but the end, bringing with it the end of all human rulership, on earth. 

By not fully quoting their own material, the WBTS slyly make it seem as if C.T. Russell and his study group pointed forward to 1914 in the way they teach today, portraying him as a true prophet.

Further - as we will reveal later - Russell and the WBTS employed occultic methods in their attempt to 'prophesy' and to support their false doctrines!


Life Everlasting - the Freedom of the Sons of God, 1966, p29 - the WBTS wrote:

"According to this trustworthy Bible chronology six thousand years of human history will end in the fall of 1975 C.E."

For almost ten years the WBTS allowed its readers to believe that Christ's millenial kingdom would come by 1975. Let's examine the evidence closer.

Remember, The Watchtower (January 1, 1976) wrote that it was impossible to determine when Eve was created. Yet in the Awake! (October 8, 1968, p14) we read:

"According to reliable Bible chronology Adam and Eve were created in 4026 B.C.E."

Following this statement a chart was used to prove that 6000 years of human history would end in 1975.  They also wrote:

"... Adams's naming of the animals and his realizing that he needed a counterpart would have occupied only a brief time after his creation. Since it was also Jehovah's purpose for man to multiply and fill the earth, it is logical that he would create Eve soon after Adam, perhaps just a few weeks or months later in the same year, 4026 B.C.E. After her creation, God's rest day, the seventh period, immediately followed." (Watchtower, May 1, 1968, p271)

The WBTS wrote, in Aid To Bible Understanding (p333): "from Adam's creation to the birth of Seth equals 130 years."  Compare this with the statement on page 538 of this book: "At the age of 130 another son was born to her. Eve called his name Seth." The conclusion is simple. Adam and Eve were both 130 years old when Seth was born which means they were created in the same year. What year? Awake! (October 8, 1968, p14) says "reliable Bible chronology" puts their creation in 4026 BCE. This means they supposedly knew when the millenium would start  -  1975. This certainly raised the hopes of many Watchtower readers. The WBTS now says that they don't have all the evidence concerning when the millenium will start. But note what they wrote before:

"True there have been those in times  past who predicted an 'end to the world' even announcing a specific date. Some have gathered groups of people with them and fled to the hills or withdrawn into their houses waiting for the end. Yet nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing was the full measure of Bible evidence required in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that He was guiding and using them. But what about today (1968)? Today we have the evidence required, all of it. And it is overwhelming! All the many, many parts of the great sign of the 'last days' are here, together with verifying Bible chronology." (Awake! October 8, 1968, p23.)

So the WBTS claimed in 1968 that it had all the evidence, now it claims it doesn't!

Where did the evidence go?

Obviously, 'Jehovah' never revealed anything to them.

The WBTS tries to cover its false prophecies by quoting Proverbs 4:18, claiming that it gets "new light" on the Scriptures which somehow updates the "truth" and introduces "present truth!"

But, the understanding about the year 1975 didn't get clearer because now the WBTS claims to know less than it knew ten years ago.

The "light" got darker - in fact it went out.

Inspired Solomon wrote: "The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble." (Proverbs 4:19 RSV.)Life Everlasting - the Freedom of the Sons of God, 1966, p29 - the WBTS wrote:

"According to this trustworthy Bible chronology six thousand years of human history will end in the fall of 1975 C.E."

For almost ten years the WBTS allowed its readers to believe that Christ's millenial kingdom would come by 1975. Let's examine the evidence closer.

Remember, The Watchtower (January 1, 1976) wrote that it was impossible to determine when Eve was created. Yet in the Awake! (October 8, 1968, p14) we read:

"According to reliable Bible chronology Adam and Eve were created in 4026 B.C.E."

Following this statement a chart was used to prove that 6000 years of human history would end in 1975.  They also wrote:

"... Adams's naming of the animals and his realizing that he needed a counterpart would have occupied only a brief time after his creation. Since it was also Jehovah's purpose for man to multiply and fill the earth, it is logical that he would create Eve soon after Adam, perhaps just a few weeks or months later in the same year, 4026 B.C.E. After her creation, God's rest day, the seventh period, immediately followed." (Watchtower, May 1, 1968, p271)

The WBTS wrote, in Aid To Bible Understanding (p333): "from Adam's creation to the birth of Seth equals 130 years."  Compare this with the statement on page 538 of this book: "At the age of 130 another son was born to her. Eve called his name Seth." The conclusion is simple. Adam and Eve were both 130 years old when Seth was born which means they were created in the same year. What year? Awake! (October 8, 1968, p14) says "reliable Bible chronology" puts their creation in 4026 BCE. This means they supposedly knew when the millenium would start  -  1975. This certainly raised the hopes of many Watchtower readers. The WBTS now says that they don't have all the evidence concerning when the millenium will start. But note what they wrote before:

"True there have been those in times  past who predicted an 'end to the world' even announcing a specific date. Some have gathered groups of people with them and fled to the hills or withdrawn into their houses waiting for the end. Yet nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing was the full measure of Bible evidence required in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that He was guiding and using them. But what about today (1968)? Today we have the evidence required, all of it. And it is overwhelming! All the many, many parts of the great sign of the 'last days' are here, together with verifying Bible chronology." (Awake! October 8, 1968, p23.)

So the WBTS claimed in 1968 that it had all the evidence, now it claims it doesn't!

Where did the evidence go?

Obviously, 'Jehovah' never revealed anything to them.

The WBTS tries to cover its false prophecies by quoting Proverbs 4:18, claiming that it gets "new light" on the Scriptures which somehow updates the "truth" and introduces "present truth!"

But, the understanding about the year 1975 didn't get clearer because now the WBTS claims to know less than it knew ten years ago.

The "light" got darker - in fact it went out.

Inspired Solomon wrote: "The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble." (Proverbs 4:19 RSV.)


What kind of Organisation resorts to blatantly covering-up when they are exposed as False Prophets?!

Notice that there are only two kinds of prophets: TRUE PROPHETS and FALSE PROPHETS - so the later WBTS ploy of writing 'prophet', 'prophets', or 'prophecies' when talking about the subject simply cannot hide the fact that the WBTS are FALSE PROPHETS!

It is obvious that the Watchtower material after 1975 followed the same pattern prior to this (possibly last?)
False Prophecy and desperately tried to hide the truth from Jehovah's Witnesses by misquoting their own literature to present Charles Taze Russell and his early study group in a favourable light.

The Watchtower, July 1, 1973, p402, claimed:
'Direction by God's spirit enables Jehovah's servants to have divine light in a world of spiritual darkness (2 Cor 4:4). For instance, long ago they understood that 1914 CE [AD] would mark the end of the Gentile Times or 'appointed times of the nations,' during which the Gentile nations were allowed uninterrupted rulership of the earth (Lk 21:24). This 2,520-year period began with the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple by the Babylonians in the late seventh century BCE. For example,
Zion's Watch Tower of March 1880 had declared: "The Times of the Gentiles" extend to 1914, and the heavenly kingdom will not have full sway till then.'  Only God by his holy spirit could have revealed this to those early Bible students so far in advance'.

This is a lie - for we have read how they believed 1914 would mark the end of the time of trouble, not the beginning.

Further, this
Watchtower quote (above) of the earlier 1880 Zion's Watchtower  is incomplete and misleading:

'The Times of the Gentiles' extend to 1914, and the heavenly kingdom will not have full sway till then, BUT AS A 'STONE' THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS SET UP 'IN THE DAYS OF THESE (TEN GENTILE) KINGS,' AND BY CONSUMING THEM IT BECOMES A UNIVERSAL KINGDOM - A 'GREAT MOUNTAIN AND FILLS THE WHOLE EARTH' (
ZWTR, March 1880, p82).

The WBTS clearly prophesied that 1914 was not the beginning of the time of trouble, but the end, bringing with it the end of all human rulership, on earth. 

By not fully quoting their own material, the WBTS slyly make it seem as if C.T. Russell and his study group pointed forward to 1914 in the way they teach today, portraying him as a true prophet.

Further - as we will reveal later - Russell and the WBTS employed occultic methods in their attempt to 'prophesy' and to support their false doctrines!

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