ANOTHER SCAN: Finished Mystery also says Jesus became king in 1878!! See for yourself!!

by Lady Liberty 5 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Lady Liberty
    Lady Liberty

    Here is another scan from the Finished Mystery...again..supposed "food at the proper time" from Christ Jesus himself....

    3:16 So then.-"The Spring of 1878, corresponding to the date at which our Lord assumed the office of King,........"

    Actual Scan:

    Again....did Jesus have his dates of when he began ruling as king all screwed up??? ABSOLUTELY NOT! So who then is pulling these dates, 1878, 1914...etc..out of their hat?? The "faithful salve"! This is yet another thing that should clearly show they are not, nor never have been, directed by Jesus.


    Lady Liberty

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  • thetrueone

    But it was really good exploitive manipulation for marketing of their publishing goods.

    They were great bullshitters back then, just as they are today.

    Ironic is it not how a publishing company would quote the verse spoken by Christ about clearing

    out the money handlers from the temple reserved for worship. $$$

  • zoiks

    Thanks, LL... but I think you have it totally wrong!

    The Slave has been faithfully relaying to us what the scriptures clearly and evidently say. Jesus and Jehovah, on the other hand, are falling down on the job, dashing our reasonable and solid expectations.

  • blondie

    In 1993 when the Proclaimers book came out this was buried away in it. I do believe that information on the internet forced them to reveal their past. I have never found any other reference to 1878 before this in WTS publications.

    *** jv chap. 28 p. 632 Testing and Sifting From Within ***Based on the premise that events of the first century might find parallels in related events later, they also concluded that if Jesus’ baptism and anointing in the autumn of 29 C.E. paralleled the beginning of an invisible presence in 1874, then his riding into Jerusalem as King in the spring of 33 C.E. would point to the spring of 1878 as the time when he would assume his power as heavenly King. They also thought they would be given their heavenly reward at that time. When that did not occur, they concluded that since Jesus’ anointed followers were to share with him in the Kingdom, the resurrection to spirit life of those already sleeping in death began then.

    *** jv chap. 28 p. 632 Testing and Sifting From Within ***

    That 1878 was a year of significance seemed to be fortified by reference to Jeremiah 16:18 (‘Jacob’s double,’ KJ) along with calculations indicating that 1,845 years had apparently elapsed from Jacob’s death down till 33 C.E., when natural Israel was cast off, and that the double, or duplicate, of this would extend from 33 C.E. down to 1878.

    *** jv chap. 28 p. 633 Testing and Sifting From Within ***

    See “TheTruthShallMakeYouFree,” chapter XI; “TheKingdomIsatHand,” pages 171-5; also TheGoldenAge, March 27, 1935, pages 391, 412. In the light of these corrected tables of Bible chronology, it could be seen that previous use of the dates 1873 and 1878, as well as related dates derived from these on the basis of parallels with first-century events, were based on misunderstandings.

  • GreyWolf

    My goodness, the 1874, 1878, 1881 dates well well known over the years and were written about by many critics of the Watchtower including ex-Witnesses Timothy White and James Penton. However, most Witnesses, like most people, have little if any historical memory. How many even think about 1975 today? And how many read much of anything except the nonsense from Brooklyn. What the Internet did was make the historical data know more widely, and the Society can't hide much of its dirty linen any longer.

    Many changes came in 1925 when Rutherford published the article Birth of the Nation. He began revising Russell's chronology then. But the year 1874 as the beginning of the parousia wasn't changed till years later. No great announcement was made; the Society simply started to replace 1874 with 1914 and 1878 with 1918. And because Rutherford said Christ had come to his temple in 1918, the Holy Spirit was no longer active! He got information to direct the Society from "lightening flashes in the temple" and from angels (fallen ones, no doubt). When Knorr and Franz came along that teaching was simply forgotten and the Holy Spirit (?) started directing the Society again.


  • diamondiiz

    Problem with Proclaimers book and many other wts publications mentioning past false teachings is that they always make it appear that witnesses thought these things but they don't make it seem like these things were taught for many many years. 1874 was taught for close to 50 years! So these things weren't some small ideas these people thought for a short period of time, these are the things they TAUGHT to millions of people with the idea that God directed them and Holy Spirit gave them these understandings and these false proclamaitions make them false prophets without a doubt!

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