You will notice that the Watchtower likes to enclose the word PROPHET in quotation marks when they talk about themselves.
This is canny duplicity!
Putting quotes around the word gives them an out. It means the word is not to be taken as written, but, rather in another sense.
They eat their cake and have it too!
Jehovah's Witnesses are "prophets" is literally true. Unfortunately, it isn't factually true.
IDENTIFYING THE "PROPHET"
These questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet? ... This "prophet" was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Christian witnesses. ... Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a "prophet" of God. It is another thing to prove it. The only way that this can be done is to review the record.
JW1983 - JWs are NOT false prophets
Jehovah’s Witnesses, in their eagerness for Jesus’ second coming, have suggested dates that turned out to be incorrect. Because of this, some have called them false prophets. Never in these instances, however, did they presume to originate predictions ‘in the name of Jehovah.’ Never did they say, ‘These are the words of Jehovah.’ The Watchtower, the official journal of Jehovah’s Witnesses, has said: “We have not the gift of prophecy.” (January 1883, page 425) “Nor would we have our writings reverenced or regarded as infallible.” (December 15, 1896, page 306) The Watchtower has also said that the fact that some have Jehovah’s spirit “does not mean those now serving as Jehovah’s witnesses are inspired. It does not mean that the writings in this magazine The Watchtower are inspired and infallible and without mistakes.” (May 15, 1947, page 157) “The Watchtower does not claim to be inspired in its utterances, nor is it dogmatic.” (August 15, 1950, page 263) “The brothers preparing these publications are not infallible. Their writings are not inspired as are those of Paul and the other Bible writers. (2 Tim. 3:16) And so, at times, it has been necessary, as understanding became clearer, to correct views. (Prov. 4:1Smile”—February 15, 1981, page 19. - Awake 1993, 3/22, page 4.
Time to identify a FALSE PROPHET:
Every Awake! from 1968 to 1994 stated the following:
Most importantly, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure new world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away. (March 8 1988)
JW's changed that doctine of the 1914 generation in 1995, yet claimed it was the "Creator's promise" in every issue of the Awake! for a quarter century.
The MILLIONS NOW LIVING (will never die) are dead and in their graves.
Promise spoken; promise broken.
Who spoke? _________ Witnesses!
Whose witnesses? ___________ Witnesses?
Spoke in WHOSE NAME? ____________ Witnesses!
Fill in the blank and you identify who the false "prophets" are because they spoke in JEHOVAH'S name.