The Adventists that taught Charles Russell made many false Armagedon Prophecies...and still HE didn't learn??

by Witness 007 4 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    William Miller the founder of Adventists preached that Armagedon would come between March 21st 1843 - March 21st 1844...nothing happened.

    When nothing happened he said: "I confess my error, and acknowledge my dissappointment..." April 18th 1884 was set as the new date....then October 22nd 1844. Russell claims he learnt everthing he knows about Chronlogy from the same Adventists....then he goes ahead and makes afew false prophecies of his own.....don't they learn ANYTHING from history??? What drive these men....including todays Governing body to continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over.

  • thetrueone

    It has to be acknowledged with Russell and Miller that what they espoused to be biblically true there was no real penalty that

    these men had to endure for making these prophetic proclamations, outside of some personal condemnation from their peers.

    If what they did or said was to bring attention to themselves directly or in Russell's case his literature, it might be

    they just wanted to highlight themselves before the public as a guiding light with some special wisdom and insight,

    a inner motive to heighten their own personal stature in their community.

    Retrospectively it appears for both of them this was accomplished.

  • civicsi00

    Don't worry. The rest of the leadership hasn't learned either. Rutherfraud even attempted his own date-setting and then lost about 3/4 of the membership.

  • Deputy Dog
    Deputy Dog

    These men can't help it. They are themselves fulfilling bible prophecy.

    Luk 21:8

    And he said, "See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he!' and, 'The time is at hand!' Do not go after them.

  • pirata

    Russell didn't learn, Rutherford didn't learn, Knorr didn't learn, the GB doesn't learn...

    Interestingly, the Awake Mar 22 1993 stated that the Millerites were not false prophets (of course they had to state that otherwise, they'd be putting their shoe in their mouth):

    William Miller, generally credited with founding the Adventtist Church is quoted as saying "I am fully convinced that sometime between March 21, 1843, and March 21, 1844, according to the Jewish mode of computation of time, Christ will come."

    Does the failure of such predictions to come true convict as false prophets those who made them, with the meaning of Deuteronomy 18:20-22?... [quotes the scripture]

    There are some who make spectacular predictions of the world's end to grab attention and a following, but others are sincerely convinced that their proclamations are true. They are voicing expectations based on their own interpretation of some scripture text or physical event. They do not claim that their predictions are direct revelations from Jehovah and that in this sense they are prophesying in Jehovah's name. Hence, in such cases, when their words do not come true, they should not be viewed as false prophets such as those warned against at Deuteronomy 18:20-22. In their human fallability, they misinterpreted matters.

    I wish red flags had been raised when I first read this article. Guided by spirit but repeated "human fallability"... hmmmm...

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