They love to pretend the League of Nations/UN thing demostrated their claim to be God's channel. However the idea was not original to them nor did they demonstrate any prescience. I did a thread 7 years ago on the topic where I pasted an article from Carl Jonson. The UN, was the WTS given special knowledge?
Are there any Watchtower prophesies that came true?
Watchtower Dictionary says:
prophet noun 1. Any of the Old Testament characters, such as Ezekiel and Jeremiah, who acted as God’s spokesmen, performed miracles, and foretold future events. 2. The Jehovah’s Witness organization today, in its claimed role as God’s spokesman or channel of communication. 3. A role the JW organization says it has never claimed for itself.
NOTE: Although definitions #2 and #3 contradict each other, both must be accepted and believed. The organization employs definition #2 when asserting its authority over members and definition #3 when trying to escape responsibility for failed predictions.
a prophet yet not a prophet
In a classic example of Orwellian doublethink Jehovah’s Witnesses learn to think of their organization as God’s prophet and, at the same time, not a prophet at all. These contradictory notions, both of which must be believed simultaneously, are reflected in these quotes from The Watchtower:
“Whom has God actually used as his prophet ?… Jehovah’s witnesses are deeply grateful today that the plain facts show that God has been pleased to use them.”—January 15, 1959, pages 40-41
“Thus this group of anointed followers of Jesus Christ, doing a work in Christendom paralleling Ezekiel’s work among the Jews, were manifestly the modern-day Ezekiel, the ‘prophet’ commissioned by Jehovah… these followers of Christ embraced the name ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’… ”—April 1, 1972, pages 198-199
“Jehovah’s Witnesses… do not claim infallibility or perfection. Neither are they inspired prophets.”—May 15, 1976, page 297
(For several similar quotes see Index of Watchtower Errors pages 112-113.)