The January 1st Watchtower Admits That JWs Have Been Wrong As To Their Expectations Of The End!...but

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  • snare&racket

    There is no courage in admitting you were wrong after an event having proved to be wrong by it not happening.

    They have to talk about the Elephant in the room every now and then. I think they are aware that the internet is shining light on all their old false prophecies.

    Deut 18:20-22

    “‘However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. 21 And in case you should say in your heart: “How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken?” 22 when the prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true, that is the word that Jehovah did not speak. With presumptuousness the prophet spoke it."

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  • Finkelstein

    The WTS. since its inception never took the warnings in the bible to heart or to honest conscience consideration.

    Why ?

    They were too busy gathering up and creating doctrines that would attract the attention from the public.

    Zion's Watchtower was C T Russell's first attempt at publishing with the help from others and presented his information like he was god's

    personal messager for all mankind. He sold and commercialized the return of Jesus Christ to the fullest,

    kind of like a car salesman who didn't really know about the cars he was actually selling.

    From a clothing salesman to a religious charlatan, a kind of self created opportunist attention seeker, self identifying himself as a savior.

  • frankiespeakin

    The Watch Towers bread & butter is claiming to know and interprete bible verses and what it considers prophecy of those verse joining on verse here to another verse thier writen maybe as far apart as 1 or 2 thousand years.

    For them to admit an error really hurts and is a sign of some great type of cognitive dissonance going on but they may releave this dissonance only to bareability and not completely because they need to go the extra step and say they no idea of when the end will come or if thier ever will be an end like the bible discribes.

  • daringhart13

    Can you post the paragraph from the article?


  • Scott77

    Can you post the paragraph from the article?


    Not only the paragraph but the whole article. Just scan it .


  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    Download it from their official website, daringhart13

  • punkofnice

    Moshe -

    on the watch- that's a good one! Harold Camping gets a pass, too!

    Trouble with the WBT$ is they never actually admit they're's everyone else for being stupid enough to think they said stuff.

    Well, they DID say stuff and we have proven it here!


  • Mr Moody
    Mr Moody

    Here's the pertinent section.....


    Jehovah’s Witnesses have had wrong expectations about when the end would come. Like Jesus’ first-century disciples, we have sometimes looked forward to the fulfillment of prophecy ahead of God’s timetable. (Luke 19:11; Acts 1:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 2) We agree with the sentiment of longtime Witness A. H. Macmillan, who said: “I learned that we should admit our mistakes and continue searching God’s Word for more enlightenment.”

    Why, then, do we continue to highlight the nearness of the end? Because we take seriously Jesus’ words: “Keep looking, keep awake.” The alternative, to be found “sleeping” by Jesus, would prevent us from gaining his favor. (Mark 13:33, 36) Why?

    Consider this example: A lookout in a fire tower might see what he thinks is a wisp of smoke on the horizon and sound what proves to be a false alarm. Later, though, his alertness could save lives.

    Likewise, we have had some wrong expectations about the end. But we are more concerned with obeying Jesus and saving lives than with avoiding criticism. Jesus’ command to “give a thorough witness” compels us to warn others about the end.—Acts 10:42.

    We believe that even more important than focusing on when the end will come, we must be confident that it will come, and we must act accordingly. We take seriously the words of Habakkuk 2:3, which says: “Even if [the end] should delay [compared to what you thought], keep in expectation of it; for it will without fail come true. It will not be late.”

  • cantleave

    We believe that even more important than focusing on when the end will come, we must be confident that it will come

    That just smacks of desperation to me!

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