JW Files Research Outline On The Watchtower Society
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I. How the Watchtower Society feels about examination of beliefs.
  1. The 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...
  2. Wt, 3/15/1969, pg 166 We need to examine, not only what we personally believe, but also what is taught by any religious organization......
  3. Is This Life All There Is?, 1974, pg 46, ...really, would you want to be associated with a religion that has not been honest with you?
  4. Aw, 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.
  5. Wt, 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.
  6. 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...
II. The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society made these claims & predictions.

A. They claim to be a Prophet.

  1. Wt, 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 them.
  2. Wt, 4/1/1972, pg 197Who is this prophet?..Today they are known as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  3. Wt, 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.
  4. Aw, 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.

B. They claim to speak in Jehovah’s name.

  1. The Nations shall know 1971, pg 58-62,....as a mouthpiece and active agent...... commission to speak as a prophet  in the name of Jehovah...
  2. Wt,3/15/1972, pg 189...commission to speak as a “prophet” in His name....
  3. Wt,9/1/1979, 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.”

C. They claim to be the official mouthpiece and channel of Jehovah.

  1. Zion’s Wt, 9/15/1895, pg 1867, reprint,.....as God’s mouthpiece in.....
  2. Zion’s Wt, 7/15/1906, pg 3821, reprint.....the truths I present, as God’s mouthpiece.....
  3. Wt, 7/1/1943, pg 203He merely uses his "servant" class to publish the interpretation after the Supreme Court by Christ Jesus reveals it.
  4. Wt, 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...
  5. Informant(KM), 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. Wt, 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.
  7. Wt, 1/15/1959, pg 40, 41...Jehovah thrust out his hand of power and touched their lips and  put his word in their mouths.
  8. Wt, 7/15/1960, pg 439,...collectively served as the channel of communication from heaven to earth.....
  9. Wt, 9/1/1991, pg 19,...faithful and discreet slave has also been called God’s channel of communication,...
  10. Wt, 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...

D. They claim to have a chosen and secret organization with special knowledge and angelic transmission.

  1. Vindication 1, 1931, pg 76 God’s organization is his chosen nation.
  2. Preparation, 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 secret organization.
  3. 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.
  4. Wt, 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.  

  1. Creation 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 clarified.

F. They claim they are the beloved wife of Jehovah and  are our Mother.

  1. Wt, 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)....
  2. Wt, 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.
  3. Wt, 7/1/1976, pg 400,....taught through his wifelike organization, their “mother”.....

G. They predicted the following dates as the battle of Armageddon.

  1. Zion’s Wt, 1/15/1892, pg 1355, reprint...“battle” is definitely marked in  Scripture as October, 1914.
  2. The 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.
  3. The 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....
  4. 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...."
  5. 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....
  6. Informant, May 1940The year 1940 is certain to be the most important year yet because Armageddon is very near.
  7. Wt, 9/15/1941, pg 288...in the remaining months before  Armageddon.
  8. Wt, 5/1/1968, pg 273Chart of dates 1975 end of 6th 1000-year day...2975 end of 7th 1000-year day....
  9. Aw, 1/22/1969, pg 16Other Bible prophecies clearly foretell God’s purpose to bring this wicked system to an end in a few years.
  10. Aw, 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!
  11. Wt, 10/15/1969, pg 622, 623...seventh millennium from man’s creation by Jehovah God  would begin in less than ten years.
  12. The 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.
  13. Wt, 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 day.)
  14. In 2010 the generation of 1914 that would not pass away has changed to overlapping generations. See Item I  K

H. They blamed other religions for setting dates and called them false prophets.

  1. Light 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.
  2. Wt, 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......
  3. Aw, 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.
  4. Paradise 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 are.
  5. Wt, 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.
  6. Aw, 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.

  1. The 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...
  2. Wt,7/15/1960, 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.

  1. Aw, 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 prophets....

K.The generation of 1914 that would not pass away has changed to overlapping generations. (Another failed prediction)

  1. All the literature before 1995spoke of the generation that was 10-15 years old or born during 1914 would not pass away before Armageddon.
  2. Wt, 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.....
  3. Wt, 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.....
  4. Wt, 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.
  5. 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.
III  Charles Taze Russell dealt in pyramidology , astrology , sungod emblems and Masonic imagery.

A. 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.

  1. Jehovah’s 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
  2. Thy 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....
  3. Thy 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....
  4. Zion’s 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.....
  5. Zion’s Wt, 9/1881, pg 272, reprint, Diagram of measurements of pyramids.
  6. The Divine Plan of the Ages, 1910, (Studies in Scriptures), pg front of book,Diagram of measurements of pyramids.
  7. Wt, 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....
  8. Wt, 6/15/1922, pg 187,....passages of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh.... and at the same time proves the correctness of the chronology.
  9. Wt, 5/15/1925, pg 148,....Pyramid of Egypt, standing as a silent and inanimate witness of the Lord, is a messenger....
  10. Wt, 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.
  11. Qualified 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.
  12. 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.

  1. Jehovah’s 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

C. Russell used  the symbol of the sungod Ra on the covers of his books.

    1. Jehovah’s 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)
    2. Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 651, Has a picture the book “The Finished Mystery”  with the symbol on it.

D. Russell wrote about Astrology.

  1. Zion’s 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.....
  2. Zion’s 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.
  3. Wt, 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.
  4. Creation, 1927, pg 94, The face  of the deep , of course,  would be toward Pleiades, which are claimed to be the habitation of Jehovah.
  5. Reconciliation, 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.
IV  The 1914 date is based on the fall of Jerusalem  in 607 B.C. during King Nebuchadnezzar’s time.

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.

  1. Riches 1936, pg 60 Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C.
  2. Enemies 1937, pg 216, Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C.
  3. The Truth Shall Make You Free 1943, pg 236, Jerusalem fell in 606 B.C.
  4. This Means Everlasting Life 1950 ,pg 204 Jerusalem fell in 607 B.C.

B. All Encyclopedias disagree with the 607 B.C. date.  All historians point to a date twenty years later.     

  1. Britannica No 23 Knowledge in Depth, pg 885,  The city fell in 587/586 and was completely destroyed.
  2. The book of Knowledge 1991, book 10, pg 104, In 586 B.C., Jerusalem fell to the conquering Babylonians.
  3. The 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.
  4. Encyclopedia Americana, 1995, book21, pg 304,...survived until 587 B.C, when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia destroyed Jerusalem and annexed Palestine.
  5. Merit Students Encyclopedia, 1987, No 10, pg 159, In 597 B.C., King 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....

C. 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.

  1. Let 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.   Business tablets: 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.

D. Society ignores validity of tablets.

  1. Let 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.

E. Russell got the date 1914 originally from the pyramid measurements.

  1. See Item III A

F. The 1914 date was to be Armageddon as Russell preached, not Christ’s presence as taught today.

  1. See Item I G
 
V  What would Jesus have examined,  when he  made his decision to choose a pure  organization in 1919?

A. Jesus would have examined their leaders.
B. Jesus would have examined their teachings.
C. Jesus would have examined their latest literature.

VI  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.

A. Predicted Armageddon in 1914 & 1918

  1. Zion’s Wt, 1/15/1892, pg 1355, reprint...“battle” is definitely marked in  Scripture as October,1914.
  2. The 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.
  3. The 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.

  1. See section III A & D

C. Used the sungod emblems and the masonic imagery.

  1. See section III B & C

D. Did not use the name Jehovah on a regular basis for the first forty years.

E. Celebrated Christmas, New Years and Birthdays.

  1. Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 200, Christmas
  2. Zion’s Wt, Jan.1886, pg 817, reprint, “A Happy New Year”....
  3. Jehovah’s Witnesses Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom, 1993, pg 201, Birthday

F. Saluted the Flag.

  1. Wt, 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.

G. Taught the White race was superior, and Blacks could change to White in the “New System”.

  1. Zion’s 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.
  2. Zion’s 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...
  3. Zion’s 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.
  4. The 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.
VII  The above described teachings around the 1919 date are 180 degrees opposite to what is taught now.

A. 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.

B. If the teachings are correct now,  they  were  therefore wrong then, so on what basis would the  WTBTS  have been chosen?

VIII Jehovah’s Witnesses didn’t recognize the 1914  date for Jesus’ second presence, they  thought the presence was 1874 up until the year 1943.
    1. God’s Kingdom of a Thousand Years has Approached, 1973, pg 206, 209
    2. Prophecy, 1929, pg 65, 66
IX Why are you baptized in the Father, the Son and the Spirit of the Organization?

A. Baptized only in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

  1. Wt, 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.

B. Dedicated to God and his "spirit-directed organization" (the Watchtower Society).

  1. Wt, 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?
X Now this is how the Society really feels about examination of their beliefs.
  1. Wt, 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......
  2. Qualified 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.....
  3. Wt, 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 Father....
  4. Wt, 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....
  5. Wt, 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....
  6. Wt, 1/15/1983, 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?
  7. Wt, 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 organization.
  8. Wt, 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.

  1. Wt, 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?
  2. Scriptures:

    *** 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 world.

    *** 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 Lord Jehovah,

    *** 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 the Lord;

As 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.

Jehovah's perfect attributes.

*** 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 righteous.

*** 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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