False Predictions

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  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    What You Will Not Be Told At The Door By

    The Jehovah’s Witness (or Watchtower Bible and tract society) have made the following
    predictions which appear in their own literature:

    1. That Jesus would return by 1874. when Jesus failed to appear, the Witnesses claimed
    that it was an unseen, spiritual return. (Watchtower, Feb. 1881, p 188).

    2. That Jesus would return in 1914 with the Battle of Armageddon ending in October of
    1914 (Zion’s Watchtower, Jan 15, 1892, p.21-23).

    3. That with the end of 1914, what God calls Babylon, and what men call Christendom will
    pass away. (Thy Kingdom Come, 1895, p.153).

    4. When the prophecies of 1914 failed, the new date of 1918 was set for God’s wholesale
    destruction of the church members by the millions. (Finished Mystery, 1917, p.485).

    5. With the failure of this prophecy, a new date of 1925 was set. Therefore we may
    confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob…”
    (Millions Now Living, 1920, p.89-90).

    6. With the expected arrival of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob “any day”, a house was built for them
    in 1930 in San Diego, California and called “Beth Sarim” meaning “House of the Princes”.
    By 1942 it was still “held in trust for the occupancy of those princes on their return”.
    (The New World, 1942, p.104).

    7. In 1941 they claimed that the world was nearing the end and facing “the remaining
    months before Armageddon”. (Watchtower, Sep 15, 1941, 288).

    8. The fall of 1975 was to mark the beginning of Christ’s 1000 year, literal visible reign
    on earth. (Awake! Oct 8, 1968, p.14).

    In March 1968, “there are only about ninety months left before 6000 years of man’s
    existence on earth is completed”. (Kingdom Ministry, March 1968, p.4).

    Dressing well, Sincerity and Zeal do not necessarily indicate the presence of TRUTH.

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  • Olig

    Point 7 is interesting, not heard of that one before I'll have to look it up!!!

  • Finkelstein

    People who join the JWS organization make a vow (baptism) to uphold and support the doctrines which the WTS (GB) make, even though they are unscriptural and one might say are apostate against god and son.

    Jesus warned about false prophets, how to identify them and what to do when you come upon them, JWS do neither.

    The WTS did even worse by making money out their false teachings.

    One cant expect salvation when you go against Jesus's own instructions for preaching his Gospel.

  • zeb

    Much more recently was the decree that the witnessing work would end in the 20th Century.

  • Biahi

    Olig, I think number 7 had something to do with the release of the book entitled “Children”.

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    A couple of relevant memes:

  • waton

    Sea Breeze, great !

    Note: if any of the jws, named on that cover were of the "anointed", ---there is proof that wt was, and still is in error. contradicting it's own and "jesus' " teachings.

    wt teaches now that the anointed generation must and will pass away, must die to go heaven, way before the end. and

    in that chasm picture, The first row, the last that did not leave in time will, go down too. The leader will get that sinking feeling, the last audience standing a temporary lift first.

    Pack your [golden] parachutes well. dont reach for the front seats in the synagogue.

  • Tobyjones262

    Its easier to ask what have they ever said that was proven correct? Nothing I can think of. In fact CT Russell was supposed to be gods channel and if you teach today anything he did you would be an apostate. So much for the fucking channel.

  • WillYouDFme

    Great list:)

    Love getting the reminders of how many there were.

  • john.prestor

    It's like Jehovah's Witnesses suffer from this bizarre collective amnesia where they just forgot that they hear the same thing all their life and heard it for years if not decades. Personally, I think they either tune it out because they hear it so often or more likely if they call it to mind they get embarrassed that they believed these kind of prophecies so when they fail it's easier to just pretend they never believed them and the leadership never said them because the alternative means feeling gullible or, and this one's even scarier, maybe the faithful slave don't know what they're talking about. And then they go on to dupe others whether they mean to or not, and make excuses to themselves like Even if it's not true it's still the best way of life, that kind of thing. Which is patent nonsense...

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