Of course, the leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses can never say they were ever wrong about anything. The reason for this is that the leaders have told everyone a thousand times over, including in their publications, that this organization is run directly by God Himself. We are told that the “Governing Body” gets all their information directly from God. How else could God’s only true religion on Earth be run? That is why in their 150 plus year history, there has never been an apology. (Even with the 1975 debacle, they blamed the publishers for “reading too much into the date” and not themselves. More on this soon.)
However, despite God running the place, the leaders have screwed up and changed their minds and policies over the years. They have done this on dozens of occasions.
Since God can never be wrong, they had to come up with the term “new light.” The old light isn’t wrong of course. It could never be. It’s just the “new light” is much better and brighter than the old light. Very clever don’t you think?
Here are some of the few examples of how “the new light” has come into play or as they say “the light has gotten brighter” over the years.
On whether or not the gay men of Sodom would be resurrected to the paradise Earth:
1879: These men will be resurrected.
1952: The light gets brighter. These men will not be resurrected.
1965: More “new light.” These men will be resurrected, for sure.
1988: Jehovah apparently changed his mind once again. These men will not be resurrected!
How about the separating of the "sheep and the goats ” during the judgment period?"
1919: It will take place after the time of tribulation.
1923: It is taking place now, before the tribulation.
1995: Guess what? The light gets brighter. It will take place after the time of tribulation.
Then you have the ‘Lord’ in Romans 10: 12-16
1903: 'Lord' refers to Jesus.
1940: The light gets brighter? 'Lord’ refers to Jehovah.
1978: The light gets dimmer? 'Lord' refers to Jesus.
1980: The light gets brighter once again? 'Lord' refers to Jehovah.
These are just a few of the hundreds of things the Society has changed their mind on over the years.
They say they are directed by god himself and they say he never lies. So why would their god Jehovah give so much false or misleading information over the years? How and why would he flip flop so many times?
Seems light from god might be on a on a dimmer switch sometimes, brightening the light and dimming it once again.
But who knows, maybe it’s not God changing his mind about all this stuff. It’s just a bunch of confused old church leaders, just like in the other religions in the world who all claim God is only talking to them.
If this “new light” stuff is pretty confusing, just ask Jehovah’s Witnesses about it. They won’t be able to explain it either.