Good morning folks! I have believed in the 1914 JW core teaching for more than 20 years. But now, after seeing much about this date, I find it uncomfortable and odd to believe it unquestionably, much less defend it against opposing thoughts.
By just looking at, and reflecting on, some of these bible verses and checking their correlations, it would be reasonable to conclude that Christ is already KING way back before 1914.
Matthew 28:18 from New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
18 Then Jesus came to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
"Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt."
1 Timothy 6:15
which He will bring about at the proper time - He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
"These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful."
Therefore Pilate said to Him, "So You are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice."
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” ( Psalm 118:26)
“May there be peace and glory in the highest heaven!”
Therefore, if Christ has existed as KING even when the WT has not been hatched, why is there a need for him to invisibly rule as king beginning in 1914?