Are the witnesses really False prophets?

by MrTheocratic 26 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • MrTheocratic

    When you read the following statements from the Wt. Organization... do they satisfy you? Or better stated...... should you be satisfied by there answers?

    Question (reasoning book-- Have not Jehovah’s Witnesses made errors in their teachings?

    Answer------- Jehovah’s Witnesses do not claim to be inspired prophets. They have made mistakes. Like the apostles of Jesus Christ, they have at times had some wrong expectations.—Luke 19:11; Acts 1:6.

    It is true that the Witnesses have made mistakes in their understanding of what would occur at the end of certain time periods, but they have not made the mistake of losing faith or ceasing to be watchful as to fulfillment of Jehovah’s purposes. They have continued to keep to the fore in their thinking the counsel given by Jesus: “Keep on the watch, therefore, because you do not know on what day your Lord is coming" Matthew 24:42

    The jv book( page 104 )says this about 1975

    In the years following 1966, many of Jehovahs Witnesses acted in harmony with the spirit of that counsel. However other statements were published on this subject, And Some Were Likely more definite than advisable. This was acknowledged in the Watchtower 1980 March 15th page 17.

  • Londo111

    This is pure spin.

    Harold Camping was called a false prophet for his failed predictions...why can't Watchtower be held to the same standards they hold other religions?

    “RELIGIOUS LEADERS sometimes predict tragic worldwide events to warn mankind and gather followers. Doomsday prophet Harold Camping and his disciples widely advertised that the earth would be destroyed in 2011. Needless to say, the world is still here . . . Human predictions are often based on such factors as scientific research, analysis of available facts and trends, or even bogus spiritual insight.”--Watchtower, May 1, 2014.

  • Jerryh

    *** g74 3/8 p. 10 How Advertising Can Manipulate Your Mind ***

    Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary defines a “weasel word” as one that is “used in order to evade or retreat from a direct or forthright statement or position.

    *** w79 7/1 How Jehovah Guides His People ***

    17. Does the nonfulfillment of our own premature expectations mean that Jehovah has altered his purposes?

    (Luke 19:22) . . .‘Out of your own mouth I judge you, wicked slave.. . .

  • Londo111

    Watchtower has claimed be a Prophet when convenient and demands the authority of a Prophet, while at the same time claiming not be be an 'inspired prophet' when convenient, but 'spirit-directed'. It's like getting to have one's cake an eating it too.

    "So, does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, to warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? .These questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet? ... This "prophet" was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Christian witnesses."--Watchtower April 1, 1972

  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen

    From the Insight book:

    One through whom divine will and purpose are made known. (Lu 1:70; Ac 3:18-21) Although the etymology of the Hebrew term for a prophet (na·viʼʹ) is uncertain, the use of this distinctive term shows that true prophets were no ordinary announcers but were spokesmen for God, ‘men of God’ with inspired messages. (1Ki 12:22; 2Ki 4:9;23:17) They stood in God’s “intimate group,” and he revealed his “confidential matter” to them.—Jer 23:18; Am 3:7; 1Ki 17:1; see SEER.
    The Greek pro·pheʹtes literally means “a speaker out [Gr., pro, “before” or “in front of,” and phe·miʹ,“say”]” and thus describes a proclaimer, one who makes known messages attributed to a divine source. (Compare Tit 1:12.) Though this includes the thought of a predictor of the future, the fundamental meaning of the word is not that of prediction.

    So when the GB claims and claimed they are not prophets, they are effectively saying they are not spokesmen for God, and their messages are not from a divine source. In short, they know just as much a you and I do.

    On the other hand, writing you never claimed to be am inspired prophet, while in fact you did so both explicitly (see Londo's post) and implicitly (by stating your message in from God, and your Spirit-guided) makes you a liar.

    There is no honor in defending liars.

  • Londo111

    And Acts 1:6 is not a get out of jail free card either...the apostles did not proclaim a false date, they simply asked a question...

  • Crazyguy

    To answer the question a simple "yes" is all that's needed.

  • jhine




    Yes, false prophets. Just as the bible warned us all about.

    Word play, theocratic warfare or lying for the truth? Just take your pick


    Are the witnesses really False prophets?

    Absolutely Not..

    Jehovahs Witnesses have "NO SAY" in Watchtower World..

    WatchTower is the False Prophet..

    Jehovahs Witnesses "Parrot" the False Prophet..


    Armageddon!..1975!..BRAAAK!...........It`s An Old JW Parrot!..He`s Crazy!!

    Image result for Parrot........Image result for Broadcasting

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