Recently, we were challenged when we told someone that the WT itself says that it is not inspired, and we then were asked “is that something you recently started to believe?”
How many people just “forget” what the WT has said?
Well, read it and weep.
Here is what is written inside a February 1972 Watchtower, on the inside cover…
THE PURPOSE OF “THE WATCHTOWER”
Every watchtower has its purpose. It serves as an elevated place for a wide-awake person with sharp vision. It enables him to see far ahead into the distance and tell those below for whom he is a watchman what is drawing near, whether it is a danger against which to prepare or it is something good over which to be glad with strong faith and hope.
Because of having the name “The Watchtower” this magazine justly has to render a similar useful service to the people of all nations. This is an international magazine and makes no racial distinctions, for we are all facing a common world danger, we are all hoping for a common good.
Ever since “The Watchtower” began to be published in July of 1879 it has looked ahead into the future, always striving to aid its readers to advance knowledge and to gain a clearer picture of the glorious new order of things that is in store for righteous mankind. No, “The Watchtower” is no inspired prophet, but it follows and explains a Book of prophecy the predictions in which have proved to be unerring and unfailing till now.
“The Watchtower is therefore under safe guidance. It may be read with confidence, for its statements may be checked against that prophetic book .
Number 1. The Watchtower SAYS it is not inspired
Number 2. What has the WT just instructed us to do? “Check it’s statements” against the Bible.