Is the Jehovah's Witnesses religion based upon False Prophesy ?

by Finkelstein 19 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Finkelstein
    Vanderhoven7 2 hours ago

    ...which of course is false and amounts to interpretive abuse.

    and strategically exploitative I might add.

    By the way I didn't make this thread to expose some just recent realization but as a means of information toward lurkers JWS and alike who do browse this forum, unbeknownst to us regular folk..

  • stillin

    Steve, thanks for the update.

  • Finkelstein

    So from knowing how the WTS taught its version of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we can see it was indeed tainted with commercialism, not really an accurate and truthful interpretation of bible scripture.

    When Jesus admonished any of his true followers to not set a time on god's own sacred time, he didn't mean except or excluding the leaders of the Watchtower Corporation.

  • scratchme1010

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Is the Jehovah's Witnesses religion based upon False Prophesy?

    No. They are based on false everything.

  • Hairtrigger

    "They saw error in other religions and ...for a new improved religion."

    How far back did they venture in their salient efforts to " take a stand.." ? Apparently not far enough to discover that their Hobogod was a take on another ancient god!

    Thus rendering all religions false and theirs, a duplicitous preying upon all those who are vulnerable.

  • Chook

    They invented false prophecy

  • Finkelstein

    I think its fair to say that C T Russell's proclamation of Christ's return in 1874 and then 1914 setting up his earthly arrangement including the Great Tribulation, This Generation, concluding in Armageddon was advantageous to place over the front cover of the Watchtower magazine, he was a professional salesman after all but perhaps not a true seasoned bible scholar.

    That original marketing idea carried on right through the 20th century until today, its notably become untrue for the simple reason nothing has happened as proclaimed but the core marketing idea remains to this day.

    For some reason and somehow Jehovah picked commercialized false prophets as his earthly chosen ones who self proclaimed they are the only true righteous Christians.

  • Finkelstein

    "They saw error in other religions and ...for a new improved religion."

    Yup that's Russell's original concept, the others religions did not interpret the bible correctly and they swayed toward pagan influences ( Catholicism) and he went out his way to show them wrong but then he himself turned into a bonafide false prophet of the worst kind..

  • steve2

    New religious movements are "free" to call every other religious group out over perceived errors and to posit their own set of "truths". The trouble starts when a new religious movement starts to formalize its various teachings into "the way" and/or "the truth". With the passage of time, the movement becomes less and less able and/or willing to subject its own formalized teachings to the same scrutiny they reserve for all other groups.

    This is the predictable cycle found in religious movements down through time - especially those who set themselves apart from all others. It was as true for Luther as it was for the Anabaptists and as it is for the Amish, Mormons, Adventists, Christadelphians, Exclusive Brethren and JWs, among others.

    It underscores a principle of ageing: The younger you are, the more flexible and adaptable you are, but with age comes a kind of cranky stubbornness and refusal to change your ways.

  • Finkelstein

    Good point Steve2

    The other thing too is that when structured doctrines are calculated and created to drawn in power and control to a central force, it becomes an important necessity to not mess with works .

    Rutherford knew what drew attention to Russell and his literature, he just had to manipulate things a little further, which he did.

    " Christ has returned and a new era for mankind is about to unfold "

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