What was it that first got you thinking that the Society was WRONG in how they INTERPRET the BIBLE?

by UnDisfellowshipped 31 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • UnDisfellowshipped

    What was it that first got you thinking that the Society was WRONG in how they INTERPRET the BIBLE?

    For me personally, it was the way they always downgrade Jesus to be an angel and are promoting the Governing Body in His place.

    Also when the Society taught that Jesus was Abaddon/Apollyon the FALLEN ANGEL in Revelation.

  • StAnn

    607/587 BCE.

  • JeffT

    The world didn't end.

  • truthsetsonefree

    A close read of the Bible without referring to WT publications was all the proof I needed.

  • alanv

    It was when we were studying the Revelation book and the society had the arrogance to apply just about everything in the book to themselves

  • digderidoo

    607 v 587 for me too. If they've got that one wrong, what else have they got wrong?

  • designs

    1975, 7000 year creative days, and oh yes everything in Revelations applied to themselves.

  • acolytes

    It was a society


  • jaguarbass

    January 1, 1976.

  • blondie

    Did the WTS "consistently" teach that Christ's presence began in 1914 or 1874?

    *** w93 1/15 p. 5 ‘Caught Away to Meet the Lord’—How? ***The Watchtower has consistently presented evidence to honesthearted students of Bible prophecy that Jesus’ presence in heavenly Kingdom power began in 1914.

    *** w93 8/15 p. 9 Why You Need to Attend Christian Meetings ***Jehovah’s Witnesses have consistently shown from the Scriptures that the year 1914 marked the beginning of this world’s time of the end and that “the day of judgment and of destruction of the ungodly men” has drawn near.

    *** 1,000 Reign book ka chap. 11 p. 187 par. 6 “Here Is the Bridegroom!” ***This harvest was understood to be under the invisible direction of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose presence or parousia began in the year 1874

    *** w67 2/15 p. 110 par. 21 Jehovah Makes Full Might Abound ***. From its first year of publication, in 1879, Zion’s Watch Tower, official journal of the “faithful and discreet slave,” consistently proclaimed the year 1914 as the date for the end of “the Gentile times” and the establishment of God’s kingdom by Christ

    *** 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.

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