"The Good News" that Jehovahs Witnesses preach from door to door, world wide, has a definite theme that is different than "The Good News" preached by the churches of christendom.
"Let the honest-hearted person compare the kind of preaching of the gospel done by the religious systems of Christendom during all the centuries with that done by Jehovah's Witnesses since the end of World War I in 1918. They are not one and the same kind. That of Jehovah's Witnesses is really "gospel" or "good news," as of God's heavenly kingdom that was established by the enthronement of his Son Jesus Christ at the end of the Gentile Times in 1914." (Watchtower, May 1, 1981, p. 17)1914
Research on the history of interpretations of Bible prophecy reveals that the Edward Bishop Elliott (1793-1875), incumbent of St. Mark's Church in Brighton, England was most probably the first one to mention the date 1914
in his treatise "Hours with the Apocalypse" first published in 1844. Elliott was one of the best known and most learned millenarians of his time.
Where in the history of man can mention of the year 1914 be found prior to Edward Bishop Elliott in 1844?
Research shows that John Aquila Brown in his book The Even-Tide(London,1823) for the first time explained the "seven times" of Daniel 4 to mean 2,520 years.
James Hatley Frere seems to the first to write on the 2,520 years in 1813, but he never held the times of the Gentiles ( or the "seven times") to be a period of 2,520 years.
Where in the history of man can mention of 2,520 years in relation to Bible prophecy be found prior to James Hatley Frere in 1813?
If in fact, the "Good News" that Chirstians are to preach today, is about 1914, which is arrived at by the use of the figure 2,520 years, and neither 1914 or 2,520 years were used by anybody until the 1800's, then what was the "Good News" up to the 1800's that was preached by the Faithful Slave for all the centuries since 33 C.E.?
Why the change from what was preached as "Good News" by the apostles, to a "Gospel" about the date 1914? Wouldn't Gal.1:8,9 apply here?
8 However, even if we or an angel out of heaven were to declare to YOU as good news something beyond what we declared to YOU as good news, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said above, I also now say again, Whoever it is that is declaring to YOU as good news something beyond what YOU accepted, let him be accursed