|Contributed by Noel Parsons|
6,000 years from Adam ended in A.D. 1872. (Daily Heavenly Manna, inside cover page),
6,000 years of human history ended in 1873. (The Time is at Hand, p.33)
6,000 years of human history ended in 1972. (The Truth Shall Make You Free, p.152, 1943 edition)
6,000 years of human history ended in 1975. (Awake!, October 8th, 1968, page 15).
*******Dizzy yet? (Notice how Watchtower switched dates FOUR times in 100 years of their history!) Want some more flip flops?
The Book of Ruth is "not prophetical" (Watchtower Reprints IV, p.3110, 12/7/02)
The Book of Ruth "is prophetic" (Preservation, p. 169, 175, 176.)
*******Not convinced yet that Watchtower doesn’t have a clue?
Will the men of Sodom be resurrected?
Yes....Watchtower 7/1879 page 8
No.....Watchtower 6/1/52 page 338
Yes....Watchtower 8/1/65, page 479
No.....Watchtower 6/1/88, page 31
Yes...Live Forever (old Ed.) page 179
No....Live Forever (new Ed.) page 179
Yes...Insight, vol. 2, page 985
No...Revelation book, page 273
SOME FALSE PROPHESIES
RETURN OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB:
1918: "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection," (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p. 89).
1922: "The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than
1914," (Watchtower, Sept. 1, 1922, p. 262).
1923: "Our thought is that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge," (Watchtower, Apr. 1, 1923, p. 106).
*******NOTICE HOW WATCHTOWER BACK PEDDLES ON 1925 ONCE 1925 ROLLS AROUND:
1925: "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year," (Watchtower, Jan. 1, 1925, p. 3).
*******NOW THEY BLAME JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES FOR THE FAILED DATE IN 1926 (OTHER CULTS HAVE DONE THIS AS WELL):
1926: "Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything" (Watchtower, p. 232).
*******AH, BUT THEY’VE LEARNED THEIR LESSON, RIGHT?
1931: "There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1917, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time...and they also learned to quit fixing dates" (Vindication, p. 338).
*******NO, THEY HAVEN'T:
1941: "Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon" (Watchtower, Sept. 15, 1941, p. 288).
1968: "Why are you looking forward to 1975?" (Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1968, p. 494).
*******WATCHTOWER ADMITS THOSE WHO PREDICT FALSE DATES (and this includes them) ARE GUILTY OF FALSE PROPHESYING AND DON’T HAVE GOD’S GUIDANCE:
1968: "True, there have been those in times past who predicted an 'end to the world', even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing from such people were God's truths and evidence that he was using and guiding them," (Awake, Oct. 8, 1968).
QUESTION TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES: WHY ARE YOU WILLING TO GIVE UP YOUR LIVES FOR A FALSE PROPHET?