Drearyweather: I am currently discussing this with a family member
Watchtower has learned enough from over a century of failed doctrines and prophecies to not show assertiveness in their predictions. However, the historical record reveals many of their concrete claims that never came true. Here's one such example:
Awake! 1961 Feb 22 pp.5,7,8
"But then it also speaks of a group of people preaching about the
righteous kingdom of God, a war of God against all wickedness, followed
by a paradise earth without death - all to be realised in the twentieth
That now-operating kingdom in heaven will, within the twentieth century, cleanse the entire earth of wickedness. ...
Revelation 16:16 calls it the "war of the great day of God the
Almighty," Armageddon. This war will come in the twentieth century. It
will come right on schedule, as have the wars, food shortages,
earthquakes and other events foretold. This generation will see its
Perhaps you can show this to your family member.