Applying "correction" of TWENTY YEARS to Watchtower computations

by Terry 3 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Terry
    Terry

    If you are making plans for a flight from one location to another you include the time of take-off to arrival.

    From, say, DFW Airport to L.A.X. might be a 3 1/2 hour flight.

    If you leave at a certain time you can compute the time of arrival.

    Simple?

    Two complications might arise to give you an inaccurate arrival time.

    1.Your flight is delayed for takeoff.

    2.Daylight Savings time might be different for one state than the other

    3.Time Zones are crossed.

    Does this make the arrival time impossible to compute?

    No. It makes ADJUSTMENTS necessary.

    If your Takeoff time is noon in DFW and your arrival time at LAX is 1:30 P.M. you've accounted for time zone changes and such already.

    If your flight is delayed an hour you simply add an hour to your arrival time.

    Obvious.

    What about applying this principle to the ERROR of computation the Watchtower Society has been basing its entire Governing Body/Faithful and Discreet Slave teaching on?

    Jesus returned (invisibly) in 1914 and in 1919 Christ "inspected" the various christian denominations and chose the one who would be "THE" right one. Presto! Faithful and Discreet Slave authority to channel Jehovah's Kingdom information!

    As we have come to discover the computation (takeoff and arrival times) are off by 20 years!

    Watchtower says.....(Ping!) 607 b.c.e to 1914 c.e.

    Where does this "correctly" place the arrival time of Jesus in VIEW OF THE ERROR?

    Corrected prophetic application says....(Ping!) 537 b.c.e. to.......?

    First, consider this.

    Awhile back, Alleymom posted a simple chart:

    Just start with Nabonidus, the last Babylonian king, and work backward.

    Babylon falls to Cyrus the Persia -- 539 BCE
    Nabonidus -- 17 years
    Labashi-Marduk -- 3 months (WT says less than 9 months)
    Neriglissar -- 4 years
    Evil-Merodach -- 2 years
    Nebuchadnezzar -- 43 years

    Nabonidus -- 17 years

    Year 17 = 539 BCE
    16 = 540
    15 = 541
    14 = 542
    13 = 543
    12 = 544
    11 = 545
    10 = 546
    9 = 547
    8 = 548
    7 = 549
    6 = 550
    5 = 551
    4 = 552
    3 = 553
    2 = 554
    1 = 555
    0 = accession year = 556

    Labashi-Marduk -- less than a year 3 months in 556

    Neriglissar -- 4 years 4 = 556
    3 = 557
    2 = 558
    1 = 559
    0 = accession year = 560

    Evil-Merodach -- 2 years
    2 = 560
    1 = 561
    0 = accession year = 562

    Nebuchadnezzar -- 43 years
    43 = 562 BCE
    42 = 563
    41 = 564
    40 = 565
    39 = 566
    38 = 567
    37 = 568
    36 = 569
    35 = 570
    34 = 571
    33 = 572
    32 = 573
    31 = 574
    30 = 575
    29 = 576
    28 = 577
    27 = 578
    26 = 579
    25 = 580
    24 = 581
    23 = 582
    22 = 583
    21 = 584
    20 = 585 19 = 586 BCE
    18 = 587 BCE

    So Jerusalem was destroyed in 586/587 BCE by Nebuchadnezzar.

    The Watchtower, being in error by 20 years, should have taught WHAT YEAR as the "arrival" time of Jesus?

    NINETEEN THIRTY-FOUR. 1934

    The inspection of denominations and choice of Faithful Slave Class should have been when?

    NINETEEN THIRTY-NINE. 1939

    Question: What actually changes when you apply error-correction to "arrival time" as far as

    prophetic fulfillment?

    Anybody?

    Without the smokescreen "event" interpretation that WWI brought to world events you have this silly, lonely year hanging out there in time and space with nothing to attach it to!

    Just a silly prediction gone awry.

    Conclusion? It is the event of WWI that is the ONLY thing giving a mask of credibility to Watchtower false prophecy interpretations.

    The Society predicted ARMAGEDDON and not the BEGINNING of a time of woe for 1914.

    Being wrong in public is shameful. Pretending you are right is lying.

  • garyneal
    garyneal

    Cue scholar

  • Quentin
    Quentin

    The only thing I care about is: are we there yet? There was a time, many years ago, I knew the answers and could explain the 607 question clearly. The things you lose when free of a cult, eh

    Good point Terry...

  • Terry
    Terry

    I can't believe I thought this was important at one time!

    I must have had my brain in mothballs.

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