1919 question

by AuntBee 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • AuntBee

    When did the organization first start claiming that Jesus chose them in 1919? Does anyone know? It wasn't in 1919, was it? -- Thanks ahead of time.

  • blisterfeet

    I know 1914 remains an important date. And 1925 they have failed prophesies. I’m not farmiliar with 1919 being a big date, I didn’t see anything on jwfacts about 1919 either.

  • blisterfeet

    I wasn’t looking in the right place. Apparently this is available. https://jwfacts.com/watchtower/1919-derived.php

  • Phizzy

    I have a vague memory that it was at least a decade after 1919 when the claim was first made. For confirmation I should imagine the people who run this blog spot : http://truthhistory.blogspot.com/

    being experts on early JW history may well be able to supply you a definitive answer.

    Let us know what the answer is please, if you get it ?



  • Lost in the fog
    Lost in the fog

    The organisation has always said that Jesus came to inspect and clease the earthly part of the temple in 1919.

    Here's a relatively recent Question from Readers which touches on this topic. I hope that's of some help to you.

    [ w16 March p. 29-p. 32 par. 8 ].

    "When were God’s people held captive by Babylon the Great?"


  • Finkelstein

    It was J Rutherford's proclamation that his organization was god's chosen as means to validate his doctrines and the man he succeeded C T Russell , both who were head editorial writers for the WTS.

    In 1919 the WTS was still teaching Pyramidology , so really must have been god's chosen organization.

    The doctrines made by the WTS weren't supported by the bible, making the WTS a commercialized false Prophet (Charlatans) who some people were unfortunately ignorant and naive to involve themselves with.

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