The Bible predicts that there will be many false prophets in the Last Days. Here are some examples:
- Matthew 24:11: "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many."
- Mark 13:22: "for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect."
As we know, the WTS says that these are the Last Days. Thus, they should be able to point out "many" false prophets as Jesus predicted in Matthew 24:11.
But, in a transparent attempt to avoid accountability for myriad Watchtower failed predictions, the Society has redefined the word "prophet." The Watchtower and its followers contend that as long as you're interpreting something already written in the Bible, then you can't be a false prophet. Thus, the Watchtower definition of "prophet" is so narrow that it's basically impossible to be a false prophet.
In Watchtower-land, I could open the Bible to a random page--say, Haggai 2:21 "Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, 'I am going to shake the heavens and the earth," and assert that this verse means that there is going to be an earthquake in Alabama at 2:21 tomorrow morning--and I wouldn't be a false prophet because I'm just "interpreting Bible prophecy."
See how absurd this Watchtower logic becomes? As I mentioned in another thread, Watchtower logic excuses hucksters like Hal Lindsey (Late Great Planet Earth) and Ed Whisenant (88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988) from being false prophets because those guys tie their predictions to Daniel, Revelation, etc. Heck, even David Koresh based his predictions on the Bible. But none of these clowns are false prophets in Watchtower-land!
Since it's so difficult to meet the Watchtower test for a "prophet," then who in the world are these "many false prophets" that Jesus predicted would be roaming around in the Last Days? Any takers?