Just another failed prophecy ...

by EdenOne 9 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • EdenOne

    So, I was going through some Consolation magazines of 1939, and found this absolute prediction by Rutherford:

    Only 8 years later ..... Oooooopssss......!!

  • FFGhost


  • nowwhat?

    If Jesus' hand picked FDS was a baseball player his batting avg. Would be .000!

  • Rocketman123

    Yes the Jews will never be restored as a nation but they have the opportunity to come under the theocratic government (Himself) and the JWS organization.

    Man that guy could bulllshit up a story couldn't he ?

    He was drunk on both power and booze.

  • Sea Breeze
    Sea Breeze

    Excellent Find! Many thinks to you.... going in my archives.

    For a comparison:

    In 1909, while Israel was just a wasteland, before any Balfour Declaration could give any indication of the restoration of Israel, before WWI, Here is what the Scofield Reference Bible said about the restoration of Israel.

    And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

    Scofield Reference Notes of 1909.: This final restoration is shown to be accomplished after a period of unexampled tribulation (Jer 30:3-10) and in connection with the manifestation of David's righteous Branch (Jer 23:5) who is also Jehovah-tsidkenu (Jer 23:6).

    The restoration here foretold is not to be confounded with the return of a feeble remnant of Judah under Ezra, Nehemiah, and Zerubbabel at the end of the 70 years (Jer 29:10). At His first advent Christ, David's righteous Branch (Lk 1:31-33) did not "execute justice and judgment in the earth," but was crowned with thorns and crucified. Neither was Israel the nation restored, nor did the Jewish people say, "The Lord our righteousness." Cf. Rom 10:3. The prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. Acts 15:14-17.

    --- end quote ---

    Like the Roman Catholic Church, the WT believes THEY are the REPLACEMENT of Israel and it will be they who administer the rulership over the earth during the Millennium.... with the help of Jesus Christ of course.
    From a theological perspective, that is why Rutherford made that statement. He really believed that he would end up King of the World...….. under Jesus of course.

    To this very day, the Watchtower and the RCC give no prophetic significance whatsoever to the establishment of the nation of Israel after nearly 2000 years of exile. Their Replacement Theology prevents them from doing so.

    Many scriptures talk about various features of Israel's final return. The entire book of Revelation pre-supposes the existence of a literal nation of Israel as does Daniel and Ezekiel - before the return of Jesus.
  • redvip2000

    Hm, this still ranks below buying a house to host people coming back from the dead. The fact that many of today's JW policies were implemented by that lunatic should be enough to discredit the entire organization.

  • Diogenesister

    Good catch Edenone

    In that time just look what the Jewish nation have achieved.

    What have the Jehovah's witnesses achieved, under the direction of the watchtower society, in twice that time - apart from making the corporation billions of dollars???

    NOTHING!! Worse than nothing, in fact. They've just impoverished generations of witnesses, spiritually, creatively, intellectually and financially.

  • Disillusioned JW
    Disillusioned JW

    Along the lines of the old Consolation article note what the WT wrote published as late as in 1946 in their 1946 edition of the "Let God Be True" book on pages 207-209 (see http://www.strictlygenteel.co.uk/letgodbetrue/godbetrue16.html ).

    "If more Jews are in the future gathered to Palestine, it will only


    be a political, humanitarian gesture, and not of God's provision according to prophecy. God's promises concerning restoration are being fulfilled upon his spiritual Israelites, Jehovah's witnesses, who are the remnant of faithful followers of His Messiah.


    20 The facts and prophecies prove that the natural Jews will never again be a chosen, re-gathered people. They have as a people flagrantly rejected the Messiah, his truth and his


    kingdom. It is a false hope that they must be regathered to Palestine and be converted in mass to Jesus Christ prior to his second coming and as a sign of the early establishment of his kingdom. God's kingdom was established A.D. 1914, and then Christ Jesus came into Kingdom power at his Father's right hand, and this without any mass conversion of natural Jews to Christ. Much of their suffering has been brought upon themselves by their commercial, rebellious course of action. They will ever be a target of assault by Satan and his agents until Armageddon cleanses the earth of all opposers of Messiah-Christ. Therefore, their only hope is to accept Jehovah's Messiah, Christ Jesus, and come under the protection of his kingdom."

  • Bobcat

    What can be counted on, in any WT interpretation, is the phrase, "the Scriptures conclusively prove ..." or something similar. Always!

    But that's what happens when you set yourself up as God's only channel of communication. You can't allow yourself to be tentative. And the irony is, over the long haul people would appreciate the honesty involved in being tentative.

  • JoenB75

    Actually, Romans 11:25-27 suggests they will be regathered at the end as the conclusion upon the restoration. But it surely does not speak about Zionist Christ rejecting rogue state created in 1948 who is pretty mean to the muslims, although we dont like them either

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