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|I. How the
Watchtower Society feels about examination of beliefs.
Truth that Leads to Eternal Life 1968, pg 13We need to examine, not only what we personally believe,
but also what is taught by any religious organization...
3/15/1969, pg 166 We need to examine, not only what we personally believe, but also what is
taught by any religious organization......
This Life All There Is?, 1974, pg 46, ...really,
would you want to be associated with a religion that has not been honest
10/22/1973, pg 6, Reasonable persons agree that the only fair method is to examine the evidence
on both sides, both for and against a disputed theory. That is how one arrives
at the truth.
8/1/1978, pg 12, ...different churches have published books and brochures for the purpose
of “exposing” Jehovah’s Witnesses as heretics....calling another
a “heretic” or “false prophet”...Naturally, we are not afraid of this kind
of publicity, because we know that it serves to awaken the curiosity of
many honest persons.
- Wt, 6/15/1985, pg 12,...for
the purpose of getting the full depth of the thoughts explained...It requires
digging deeper, putting forth effort to locate that older publication and
then studying the pages...
The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society made these claims & predictions.
They claim to be a Prophet.
1/15/1959, pg 40, 41Whom has God actually used as his prophet?...Jehovah’s Witnesses are deeply
grateful today that the plain facts show that God has been pleased to use
4/1/1972, pg 197Who
is this prophet?..Today they are known as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
10/1/1982, pg 27...“prophet”
class yet on earth. The “war of the great day of God the Almighty” at Har-Magedon
could not start before this composite “prophet” ends his work.
6/8/1986, pg 9, ...all of whom are prophets, or witnesses for God. In fact, they are known
throughout the world as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
They claim to speak in Jehovah’s name.
Nations shall know 1971, pg 58-62,....as
a mouthpiece and active agent...... commission to speak as a prophet
in the name of Jehovah...
to speak as a “prophet” in His name....
pg 29, ...those
of the Jeremiah class have been sent by Jehovah to speak in his name......back
up their message by quoting the words, “This is what Jehovah has said.”
They claim to be the official mouthpiece and channel of Jehovah.
Wt, 9/15/1895, pg 1867, reprint,.....as God’s mouthpiece in.....
Wt, 7/15/1906, pg 3821, reprint.....the
truths I present, as God’s mouthpiece.....
7/1/1943, pg 203He merely uses his "servant" class to publish the interpretation
after the Supreme Court by Christ Jesus reveals it.
7/1/1943, pg 205Jehovah speaks to us through his Son....He has appointed his "faithful and
wise servant", who is his visible mouthpiece...These directions from the
Lord come to us as individuals...
1/1956, pg 1,...And
how does he speak? Through his appointed channel of communication- his collective
congregation of anointed ones...the Watchtower...to dispense Jehovah's communications.
6/15/1957, pg 370identify Jehovah’s channel of communication for our day......respond
to the directions of the “slave” as we would to the voice of God,
because it is his provision.
1/15/1959, pg 40, 41...Jehovah
thrust out his hand of power and touched their lips and put his word
in their mouths.
7/15/1960, pg 439,...collectively
served as the channel of communication from heaven to earth.....
9/1/1991, pg 19,...faithful
and discreet slave has also been called God’s channel of communication,...
2/1/1957, pg 79, 80, God interprets and teaches, through Christ the Chief Servant, who in turn
uses the discreet slave as the visible channel, the viable theocratic organization...
They claim to have a chosen and secret organization with special knowledge
and angelic transmission.
- Vindication 1, 1931, pg 76 God’s
organization is his chosen nation.
1933 ,pg 36, 37, 64 ...transmission of information to God’s anointed people...the angels transmit
this information, we know that they do it; the scriptures and the facts
show that it is done...convey the thoughts to their minds...To
all on the outside of the organization of Jehovah his is a
- Holy Spirit 1976, pg 175, 176He put his word in the mouth of his chosen people ....He has put his word,
his message of the hour, into the mouth of the spiritual remnant.
10/15/1980, pg 17God gives his humble servants special knowledge that others do not have...
having advance knowledge from Jehovah, his servants are equipped .....
E. They claim Jehovah instructed or used them
on certain events.
1927, pg 121Because it was the Lord’s due time to restore these truths he used
Charles T. Russell to write and publish books known as Studies in the Scriptures
by which the great fundamental truths of the divine plan are
They claim they are the beloved wife of Jehovah and are our Mother.
2/1/1952, pg 79, 80,...forsake
the enlightening guidance of the organization that mothered us? “Forsake
not the law of thy mother.”(Prov.6:20-23)....
5/1/1957, pg 283, 284, 285...show respect for Jehovah’s organization, for she is our mother and the
beloved wife of our heavenly Father, Jehovah God.
7/1/1976, pg 400,....taught
through his wifelike organization, their “mother”.....
They predicted the following dates as the battle of Armageddon.
Wt, 1/15/1892, pg 1355, reprint...“battle” is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914.
Time is at Hand, 1908, pg 101...the “battle of the great day of God Almighty” (Rev.16:14) which will
end in A.D. 1914, with the complete overthrow of earth’s present rulership,
is already commenced.
Finished Mystery, 1917, pg 398, 399, 485...the people who are the strength of Christendom shall be cut off
in the brief but terribly eventful period beginning in 1918 A.D. A third
part are “burned with fire in the mist of the city.” .....After 1918 the
people supporting churchianity will cease to be its, supporters, be destroyed
as adherents,...Also in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale
and the church members by the millions....
- Millions now Living Will Never Die, 1920, pg. 89, 90Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old...."
- Vindication 1,
1931, pg 146, 338, 339...years 1914,1918 and 1925 ..... they also learned to quit fixing
dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on certain dates....
May 1940The year 1940
is certain to be the most important year yet because Armageddon is very
9/15/1941, pg 288...in the remaining months before Armageddon.
5/1/1968, pg 273Chart of dates 1975 end of 6th 1000-year day...2975 end of 7th 1000-year
1/22/1969, pg 16Other Bible prophecies clearly foretell God’s purpose to bring this wicked
system to an end in a few years.
5/22/1969, pg 15If you are a young person, you also need to face the fact that you will
never grow old in this present system of things. .....all evidence
in fulfillment of Bible prophecy indicates that this corrupt system is due
to end in a few years. ....as a young person you will never fulfill
any career that this system offers. If you are in high school and
thinking about a college education, it means at least four, perhaps
even six or eight more years to graduate into a specialized career. But
where will this system of things be by that time? It will be well on the
way toward its finish, if not actually gone!
10/15/1969, pg 622, 623...seventh millennium from man’s creation by Jehovah God would begin
in less than ten years.
Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah, 1971, pg 216Shortly, within our twentieth century, the "battle in the day if Jehovah"
will begin against modern antitype of Jerusalem, Christendom.
1/1/1989, pg 12 The apostle Paul was spearheading the Christian missionary activity. He
was also laying a foundation for a work that would be completed in our 20th
century. (This quote was later changed in the WT bound volume to:
He was also laying a foundation for a work that would be completed in our
- In 2010 the generation of 1914 that would not pass away has changed to overlapping generations. See Item I K
They blamed other religions for setting dates and called them false prophets.
1930, pg 47,They have been prophesying particularly since 1918, and everyone knows that
their prophecies to date have not come to pass; and that alone is
strong evidence that they are false prophets.
10/15/1958, pg 613, “Sometime between April 15 and 23, 1957, Armageddon will sweep the World!...”
So prophesied a certain California pastor Mihran Ask, in January 1957.....Such
false prophets tend to......
10/8/1968, pg23...those in times past who predicted an “end of the world”, even announcing
a specific date...they were guilty of false prophesying.
Restored 1972, pg 353,354, Jehovah, the God of the true prophets, will put all false prophets to shame
either by not fulfilling the false prediction of such self-assuming prophets
or by having his own prophecies fulfilled in a way opposite to that predicted
by the false prophets. False prophets will try to hide who they really
6/15/1974, pg 381Similarly the “false prophet” is not a person, but is a system or
an organization. A “prophet” claims to have inspired information for
the direction of others.
12/8/1981, pg 14, Since the Bible speaks about only “one faith,” All of today’s religious
groups outside the one true faith must, according to this standard, be counterfeits,
composite, “false prophets.
I. They predicted other events.
Truth Shall Make You Free, 1943 ,pg 285,....Man
on earth can no more get rid of these demonic “heavens” than man can by
airplane or rockets or other means get up above the air envelope...
pg 444In 1942 the “faithful and discreet slave” guided by Jehovah’s unerring spirit
made known that the democracies would win World War II .... “faithful
and discreet slave” has been tipped off ahead of time.....
J. They say they are not a False Prophet.
3/22/1993, pg 3, 4,
They do not claim that their predictions are direct revelations from
Jehovah and that in this sense they are prophesying in Jehovah’s name.
......when their words do not come true, they should not be viewed as false
generation of 1914 that would not pass away has changed to overlapping
generations. (Another failed prediction)
the literature before 1995spoke of the generation that was 10-15 years old or born during 1914 would
not pass away before Armageddon.
11/1/1995, pg 14,...
Jesus was not departing from his established use of the term “this
generation” which he consistently applied to the contemporary masses.....
11/1/1995, pg 17Rather than provide a rule for measuring time, the term “generation” as
used by Jesus refers to a contemporary people of a certain historical period.....
11/1/1995, pg 19, Therefore,
in the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy today, “this generation” apparently
refers to the peoples of the earth who see the sign of Christ’s presence
but fail to mend their ways.
- Wt, 4/15/2010 pg 10, He evidently meant that the lives of the anointed who were on hand when the sign began to become evident in 1914 would overlap with the lives of other anointed ones who would see the start of the great tribulation.
Charles Taze Russell dealt in pyramidology , astrology , sungod emblems and Masonic
Russell measured pyramid tunnels to verify his dates 1874, 1878, 1881, 1914
, 1915 and 1918, Rutherford continued this pyramidology until 1928 then said
it was under the direction of Satan the Devil.
Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom 1993, pg 162, Has picture
of a chart of the pyramids.See actual pull out chart from " Studies in the Scriptures, The Devine Plan
Of The Ages Volume 1, 1910
Kingdom Come 3, 1897, (Studies in Scriptures), pg 342, Then measuring down the “Entrance Passage”....3416 inches symbolizing
3416 years ....This calculation shows A.D. 1874 as marking the beginning
of trouble.....the Pyramid witnesses that the close of 1874
was the chronological beginning of the times if trouble....
Kingdom Come 3,1916, (Studies in Scriptures), pg 342, Then measuring down the “Entrance Passage”....3457 inches symbolizing
3457 years ....This calculation shows A.D. 1915 as marking the beginning
of trouble....the Pyramid witnesses that the close of 1914 was
the chronological beginning of the times if trouble....
Wt, 5/1881, pg 225, reprint,.....“grand
gallery” measures 1874 inches long at the top.....Now notice how aptly these
three distinct dates (1874,1878,1881,) are marked by the pyramid, in ending
the grand gallery.....
- Zion’s Wt,
9/1881, pg 272,
reprint, Diagram of measurements of pyramids.
Divine Plan of the Ages, 1910, (Studies in Scriptures), pg front of book,Diagram of measurements of pyramids.
10/1/1917, pg 6149,...refers
to the Great Pyramid, the measurements of which confirm the Bible teaching
that 1878 marked the beginning of the harvest of the....
6/15/1922, pg 187,....passages
of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh.... and at the same time proves the correctness
of the chronology.
5/15/1925, pg 148,....Pyramid
of Egypt, standing as a silent and inanimate witness of the Lord, is a messenger....
11/15/1928, pg 344,....the
great pyramid of Gizeh, as well as other pyramids thereabout, also the sphinx,
were built by rulers of Egypt and under the direction of Satan the Devil.
to be Ministers, 1955, pg 304,...The
Divine Plan of the Ages.” It was very well received by the public, as is
attested by the fact that more than six million copies were distributed
over a forty-year period.
- A Pyramid
was erected on the Bethal Family plot in Rosemont United Cemeteries,
in Pittsburgh, Pa. The size of pyramid is nine feet across the base, and
is seven feet in height, weighing several tons.(See
the Pyramid at Charles Taze Russell's grave site)
B. Russell used Masonic imagery from the Knights Templar logo of the Masons
as an emblem on the cover of the Watchtower.
Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom 1993, pg 88, Has a picture of emblem on Watchtower in upper left hand corner, it’s
a cross & crown and a armored knight with two swords.See
article Emblems used by the Watchtower Society
Russell used the symbol of the sungod Ra on the covers of his books.
Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 88, Has a picture the books “The Finished Mystery” and “ Pastor Russell’s
Sermons” with the symbol on it.(See
scanned copy of "The Divine Plan of The Ages" and "The Finished Mystery"
with the sungod Ra symbol)
Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 651, Has a picture the book “The Finished Mystery” with the symbol on it.
Russell wrote about Astrology.
Wt, 5/01/1903, pg 3184, reprint We seriously question all the claims of Astrology; yet the following-from
whatever source the suggestions come, even though of the Adversary himself-seem
remarkably true to our expectations based upon the Word of the Lord, For
this reason alone we present them here as follows:-“Saturn is the representative
of the great motive power that has dominated the mind of man up to the present
time......Saturn-God to save his Throne......Jupiter, representing law,
religion and morality........Jupiter must also transfer his allegiance from
grasping Saturn to the newly discovered factor that stands for universal
brotherhood; namely, Uranus. When Uranus and Jupiter meet in the humane
sign of Aquarius in 1914......Uranus is preparing the way for Neptune, who
symbolizes Love in it’s very highest form - the fulfilling of the law.”
In 1903 Jupiter will be in the Sign of Pisces-sign of the feet, or understanding.....
Wt, 5/15/1895, pg 1814, reprint,....system
of planets....common center,-the group Pleides, And the reasonable
suggestion has been made that the center may be the heavens of the
heavens, the highest heaven, the throne of God.
6/15/1915, pg 5710, For this reason the suggestion has been made that the Pleides may represent
the residence of Jehovah, the place from which he governs the universe.
1927, pg 94, The face of the deep , of course, would be toward Pleiades,
which are claimed to be the habitation of Jehovah.
1928, pg 14....It
has been suggested, and with much weight, that one of the stars of the group
is the dwelling place of Jehovah.
The 1914 date is based on the fall of Jerusalem in 607 B.C. during King
A. It was taught for years that Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C. then quietly
changed to 607 B.C. so the numbers would add up.
1936, pg 60 Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C.
1937, pg 216, Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C.
Truth Shall Make You Free 1943, pg 236, Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C.
Means Everlasting Life 1950 ,pg 204 Jerusalem fell in 607 B.C.
All Encyclopedias disagree with the 607 B.C. date. All historians point
to a date twenty years later.
No 23 Knowledge in Depth, pg 885, The city fell in 587/586 and was completely destroyed.
book of Knowledge 1991, book 10, pg 104, In 586 B.C., Jerusalem fell to the conquering Babylonians.
World book on Encyclopedia, 1990, book II, pg 99,In 587 or 586 B.C., the Babylonians conquered Judah and destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem.
Americana, 1995, book21, pg 304,...survived
until 587 B.C, when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia destroyed Jerusalem
and annexed Palestine.
Students Encyclopedia, 1987, No 10, pg 159, In 597
Nebuchadnezzar II, of Babylonia captured Jerusalem, and in 586 B.C.,
after a Jewish rebellion, he destroyed the city and took many of its inhabitants....
Ten of thousand of clay cuneiform tablets were found in Mesopotamian area
to back up the 587/586 B.C. as the all of Jerusalem.
Your Kingdom Come, 1981 pg 186, 187, Vat 4956: This is a cuneiform tablet that provides astronomical information datable
to 586 B.C.E. It says that the observations were from Nebucahadnezzar’s
37th year. This would correspond to the chronology that places the 18th
regional year in 587/ 6 B.C.E. However, this tablet is admittedly
a copy made in the third century B.C.E so it is possible that its historical
information is simply that which was accepted in the Seleucid period.
Thousands of contemporary Neo-Babylonian cuneiform tablets have been found
that record simple business transaction, stating the year of the Babylonian
king when the transaction occurred. Tablets of this sort have been found
for all the years of reign for known Neo-Babylonian kings in the accepted
chronology of the period.
Society ignores validity of tablets.
Your Kingdom Come, 1981, pg 186, 187, From a secular viewpoint, such lines of evidence might seem to establish
the Neo-Babylonia chronology with Nebuchadnezzar’s 18th year ( and the destruction
of Jerusalem) in 587/ 6 B.C.E. However, no historian can deny the possibility
that the present picture of Babylonian history might be misleading or in
error. .....the inspired Word of God it can be used as a measuring rod in
evaluating secular history and views.
Russell got the date 1914 originally from the pyramid measurements.
- See Item III
F. The 1914 date was to be Armageddon as Russell preached, not Christ’s
presence as taught today.
- See Item I
What would Jesus have examined, when he made his decision to choose
a pure organization in 1919?
Jesus would have examined their leaders.
B. Jesus would have examined their teachings.
C. Jesus would have examined their latest literature.
Did Jesus choose the “Faithful & Discreet Slave” of the Watchtower Bible
& Tract Society in 1919 as a pure and true organization? Lets examine their
teachings in around that time period to see just what Jesus would have seen.
Predicted Armageddon in 1914 & 1918
Wt, 1/15/1892, pg 1355, reprint...“battle” is definitely marked in Scripture as October,1914.
Time is at Hand, 1908, pg 101,...the “battle of the great day of God Almighty” (Rev.16:14)which will
end in A.D. 1914, with the complete overthrow of earth’s present rulership,
is already commenced.
Finished Mystery, 1917, pg 398, 399, 485,...the people who are the strength Of Christendom shall be cut
off in the brief but terribly eventful period beginning in1918 A.D. A third
part are “burned with fire in the mist of the city.” .....After 1918 the
people supporting churchianity will cease to be its, supporters, be
destroyed as adherents,... Also in the year 1918, when God destroys the
churches wholesale and the church members by the millions....
B. Taught pyramidology and astrology.
- See section
III A & D
Used the sungod emblems and the masonic imagery.
- See section
III B & C
Did not use the name Jehovah on a regular basis for the first forty years.
Celebrated Christmas, New Years and Birthdays.
Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 200, Christmas
Wt, Jan.1886, pg 817, reprint, “A Happy New Year”....
Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 201, Birthday
Saluted the Flag.
5/15/1917, pg 6086, reprint,....everyone
in America should take pleasure in displaying the American flag...Since
the Bethal Home was established in one end of the Drawing Room there has
been kept a small bust of Abraham Lincoln with two American flags displayed
about the bust, This is deemed entirely proper.
Taught the White race was superior, and Blacks could change to White in the
Wt, 10/1/1900, pg 2706, reprintThough
once as black as charcoal, the Rev. Mr. Draper is now white. His people
say that his color was changed in answer to prayer.
Wt, 7/15/1902, pg 3043, reprintWhile it is true that the white race exhibits some qualities of superiority
over any other, we are to remember that there are wide differences in the
same Caucasian (Semitic and Arvan) family...
Wt, 2/15/1904, pg 3320, reprint How can all men be brought to perfection and which color of skin was the
original? The answer is now provided. God can change the Ethiopian’s skin
in his own due time.
Golden Age,7/24/1929, pg 702, ...when Noah said, "Cursed be Canaan, a servant of servants shall he
be unto his brethren," he pictured the future of the Colored race.
The above described teachings around the 1919 date are 180 degrees opposite
to what is taught now.
If the teachings were correct in 1919, when Jesus chose the Watch Tower Bible
& Tract Society, Jesus would have to abandon the WTBTS now because
their belief system is totally reversed.
If the teachings are correct now, they were therefore wrong
then, so on what basis would the WTBTS have been chosen?
Jehovah’s Witnesses didn’t recognize the 1914 date for Jesus’ second presence,
they thought the presence was 1874 up until the year 1943.
Kingdom of a Thousand Years has Approached, 1973, pg 206, 209
1929, pg 65, 66
Why are you baptized in the Father, the Son and the Spirit of the Organization?
Baptized only in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
7/1/1955, pg 411A Christian, therefore, cannot be baptized in the name of the one actually
doing the immersing or in the name of any man, nor in the name of any organization,
but in the name of the Father, the Son and the holy spirit. This shows,
among other things, that Christianity is not a denominational affair, that
sects have nothing to do with it.
Dedicated to God and his "spirit-directed organization" (the Watchtower Society).
6/1/1985, pg 30Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify you as one of
Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization?
this is how the Society really feels about examination of their beliefs.
2/1/1952, pg 79, 80, If
we do not see a point at first we should keep trying to grasp it, rather
than opposing and rejecting it and presumptuously taking the position that
we are more likely to be right than the discreet slave. We should meekly
go along with the Lord’s theocratic organization and wait for further clarification......
to be Ministers 1955, pg 156, If we have love for Jehovah and for the organization of his people we shall
not be suspicious, but shall, as the Bible says, ’believe all things,’ all
the things that The Watchtower brings out, in as much as it has been faithful
in giving us knowledge of God’s purposes.....
5/1/1957, pg 283, 284, 285,We
will not ‘forsake our mother’s teaching’ by immediately beginning to criticize
and find fault.....gratefully and willingly show our respect for Jehovah’s
organization, for she is our mother and the beloved wife of our heavenly
6/1/1967, pg 338,...in
Jehovah’s organization it is not necessary to spend a lot of time and energy
in research, for there are brothers in the organization who are assigned
to that very thing....
8/1/1967, pg469, 470 It is true that some points are difficult to grasp at first, but instead
of complaining or arguing about them...... it may be better to leave it
alone for a while, waiting further clarification....we must avoid complaining
even about small things....
pg 27,....some who point out that the organization has had to make
some adjustments before, and so they argue: “This shows that we have to
make up our own mind on what to believe.” This is independent thinking.
Why is it so dangerous?
3/1/1991, pg15, If we are Jehovah’s Witnesses, we should remember that our lives and others
depend upon our obedience. Each Witness needs to keep pace with Jehovah’s
7/1/1994, pg12, 13, As loyal servants of Jehovah, why would we even want to peek at the propaganda
put out by rejecters of Jehovah’s table...
|XI It is not wrong for a person to expose a false religion.
11/15/63, pg 688, 689, It is not a form of religious persecution for anyone to say and show that
another religion is false. Why should anyone practice a religion unless
he is convinced that it is true and right?
Rbi8 Matthew 12:36-37 ***
36 I tell YOU that every unprofitable saying that men
speak, they will render an account concerning it on Judgment Day; 37 for by
your words you will be declared righteous, and by your words you will be condemned.”
Rbi8 Deuteronomy 18:20-22 ***
20 “‘However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my
name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name
of other gods, that prophet must die. 21 And in case you should say in your
heart: “How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken?” 22 when the
prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true,
that is the word that Jehovah did not speak. With presumptuousness the prophet
spoke it. You must not get frightened at him.’
Rbi8 1 John 4:1 ***
4 Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression,
but test the inspired expressions to see whether
they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the
Rbi8 Ezekiel 13:8-9 ***
8 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah
has said: “‘For the reason that YOU men have spoken untruth and YOU have visioned
a lie, therefore here I am against YOU,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord
Jehovah.” 9 And my hand has come to be against the prophets that are visioning
untruth and that are divining a lie. In the intimate group of
my people they will not continue on, and in the register of the house of Israel
they will not be written, and to the soil of Israel
they will not come; and YOU people will have to know that I am the Sovereign
Rbi8 Matthew 7:15-16 ***
15 “Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to
YOU in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits
YOU will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from
thistles, do they?
Rbi8 2 Peter 2:1 ***
2 However, there also came to be false prophets among
the people, as there will also be false teachers among YOU. These very ones
will quietly bring in destructive sects and will disown even the owner that
bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.
Rbi8 Ephesians 5:6-10 ***
6 Let no man deceive YOU with empty words, for because
of the aforesaid things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.
7 Therefore do not become partakers with them; 8 for YOU were once darkness,
but YOU are now light in connection with [the] Lord. Go on walking as children
of light, 9 for the fruitage of the light consists of every sort of goodness
and righteousness and truth. 10 Keep on making sure of what is acceptable to
individuals, people make assumptions, state their beliefs, and even make predictions,
which may prove to be true or false. When stressing the claims the Society has
made, they elevate themselves to a special status, such as
"God’s only channel", "God's beloved wife", "God’s woman", "Jehovah’s theocratic
organization called Zion", "our mother", "our parents along with
Jehovah", and so on. In elevating themselves up on this pedestal and prophesying
these untruths such as the 1914, 1915, 1925, 1943 & 1975 predictions for
Armageddon, they are guilty of the most serious of sins, false prophesying.
When an organization encourages others to accept their dictates as God-given
truth and behave according to certain expectations, then promises rewards for
doing so, and negative consequences for failure to do so, then that organization
assumes at least some responsibility for what happens to the people who actually
follow them. Accepting the role of leader implies some responsibility
to the followers. The Society claims at times to be acting as God's special
representative on earth, but when faced with their failed predictions, then
they are just imperfect men, carried away by eager expectation. They claim that
Jehovah has "touched their lips and put his word into their mouths". But, the
God of the Bible is not a God of confusion; He does not lie; He does not
light our paths with blinking, flashing, or partial light. (See scriptures below
for Jehovah's perfect attributes.) Jehovah has commanded us from the Bible to
stay away from such ones making such false predictions.
Rbi8 Numbers 23:19 ***
19 God is not a man that he should tell lies, Neither
a son of mankind that he should feel regret. Has he himself said it and will
he not do it,And has he spoken and will he not carry it out?
Rbi8 Psalm 19:6-9 ***
7 The law of Jehovah is perfect, bringing
back the soul. The reminder of Jehovah is
trustworthy, making the inexperienced one wise.8 The orders from Jehovah
are upright, causing the heart to rejoice;The commandment of Jehovah
is clean, making the eyes shine.9 The fear of Jehovah is pure, standing
forever. The judicial decisions of Jehovah are true; they have proved altogether
Rbi8 Deuteronomy 32:4 ***
4 The Rock, perfect is his activity, For all
his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice;Righteous
and upright is he.
Rbi8 Malachi 3:6 ***
6 “For I am Jehovah; I have not changed.
Rbi8 Hebrews 6:18 ***
18 in order that, through two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie,
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