I have thoroughly researched the Watchtower doctrine of 1914, and am convinced it is neither biblically or historically correct. But every now and then I wonder how ironic it is that World War 1 did start in that year, also pestilence and famine perused. Maybe, just Maybe the Witnesses are correct. So with that nagging doubt in my mind I decided to take the Watchtower time prophecy of 2,520 years and apply it to the true historical date when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians; 586/587 b.c.e..
It is a Difference of 20 years from the date Jehovah's Witnesses say Jerusalem fell; 607 b.c.e.. Therefore 2,520 years from 586/87 b.c.e brings us to 1933/34. Did anything of significance happen at that time? YES! Adolf Hitler became chancellor of the German army and a year later dictator. Shortly thereafter his actions caused World War 2 , which was greatly more destructive than World War 1.
Now to be clear, I do not believe in the 2,520 year time prophecy. It is not in the scriptures or in history. Nor am I saying that it is 1933 that Jesus started to rule invisibly in kingdom power. The point Iam making is that the year 1933 and 34 is just as significant, if not more,as 1914. Especially if Witnesses consider that it was in World War 2 when Jehovah's Witnesses were extremely persecuted in Nazi camps.
You see, many Witnesses say that when Satan was expelled from heaven he started the first World war. Well, one can make the argument that if we apply their same time prophecy to the date that all the historical data gives as to when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians(586/87), that this is when Satan was cast out and he directed Hitler by making him chancellor ,giving him the power to start World War 2.
Conclusion: 1914 is not such a unique fingerprint for Christ coming into power and for the sign of the last days to begin.