Todays study article for 6th October discusses 2 Cor 4 " We Do Not Give Up."
In the race for life Christians must not give up or be distracted by , among other things, postponed expectations . Hmm, what is the difference between expectations, predictions or prophecy? The word expectation puts the emphasis on the individual not the leaders that wrote the misleading material.
We have an example of a faithful couple who "expected to receive their heavenly reward in 1914" but remained faithful for many decades after. There is no mention of those who did not do so.
Secular writings report : ( Wikipedia 'Bible Students')
"By mid-1919 about one in seven Bible Students had chosen to leave rather than accept Rutherford's leadership, forming groups such as The Stand Fast Movement, Paul Johnson Movement, and the Pastoral Bible Institute of Brooklyn. It is estimated that as many as three quarters of the Bible Students associating in 1921 left the movement by 1931 in protest against Rutherford's rejection of Pastor Russell's teachings"