WT article on ''never have we said Jehovah has said"

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  • Crisis of Conscience
    Crisis of Conscience

    I am also marking this for future reference. Thanks everyone!!


  • Listener

    That 1993 quote includes quotes from their magazine in the years of 1883 and 1896 in their defence. But the scan above of the 1894 quote clearly says otherwise. Talk about twisted. No wonder very few ask questions when you have to deal with the most absurd explanations that are offered.

    The stupid logic that goes something like 'well we have said this which clearly means we couldn't have meant such and such when we said that, therefore we have to work out in what sense we would have meant that and without a doubt it didn't mean what you think it meant but must have meant such and such. It is not us getting it wrong but the way you are reading it, you've got to consider all that we have written (in the 1,000s of mags that have been written and once you have a firm grasp of what we are saying, that is, the deeper meanings of God's word, it may be possible then that you will see we are right. But given that you probably won't fully understand these meanings just be patient and things will become clearer when the time is right for you to have a better grasp on these matters.

  • wasblind

    Good morning Radar,

    thanks for bringing that article up


    you got me doin' the happy dance!!!!!!

  • GrandmaJones

    I have seventeen pages of "what we said" kind of stuff. It's amazing that they could print such a downright lie.

  • Refriedtruth

    For 50 plus years the masthead of the Watchtower,viewed when you opened up to the inside front cover would read as follows:
    "This magazine(Watchtower) builds up confidence in the Creators PROMISE of a peaceful and secure *new world* before the generation *that witnessed" the events of 1914 passes away*.
    By their own admission the Watchtowers has published this dogma in hundreds of millions of pieces of their own literature.
    They deleted this false adventist millerite derived prophecy in 1995 because it had FAILED.

  • BluesBrother

    Saculton's post on page one got me looking at the old book again :-

    "The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah , How? page 70 (published 1971

    "33 Likewise it was a trying mission upon which the modern Ezekiel class was sent, to religious people of the same type as those in Ezekiel’s day. But regardless of how Christendom views or regards this group of anointed witnesses of Jehovah, the time must come, and that shortly, when those making up Christendom will know that really a "prophet" of Jehovah was among them. "

    [The punctuation is theirs]

    Note that they have placed the word prophet in quotes..What is this meant to tell the reader? The use of quote marks may be to signify that they are quoting from The Bible and applying the title to themselves. Or, they may argue, it is used to signify that the word is here used in an unusual even ironic sense (just as we might sarcasticly write about the "love" shown by the WTS)

    I think this is deliberatly misleading. They seem to not want the responsibility of actually being a prophet . After all, they know that predictions go wrong. However, they do want the obedience that goes with the status of God's prophet. So...they carefully use this punctuation in order to give themselves some wriggle room if challenged.

    Anyone reading chapter 4 of the "The Know Jehovah - How?" book is left in no doubt that they claim to be the modern day "Ezekiel" appointed by God in 1919 "to speak to all the nations in His name" (quote page 66) and proclaim doom and destruction on Christendom.....

    Is that not acting as a prophet?

  • Mad Dawg
    Mad Dawg

    Hmmm.... The WT says that the mags are not without error. Perhaps I will ask the next JW I bump into what errors they have found in the last, oh say, ten years.

  • Scully

    If the words of the Organization™ are NOT Jehovah's words, there's no use in listening to them or following their direction.

    If the Organization™ really was following Jesus, its words would come true. Since its words have not come true, then they aren't really following Jesus. And since they plainly are not following Jesus, its words cannot be Jehovah's words, and are not worthy of being listened to or followed.

  • Comatose

    Hilarious scans of them saying they never made a prediction in gods name, then read the mission statement at bottom.


  • Captain Blithering
    Captain Blithering

    This is a great collection of scans, bttt and marked!

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