Kings Of The North And King Of The South
By B. J. Kotwall
The Watchtower Society (WTS) has recently again been proven  false.

Daniel chapter 11 (in the Bible) is about "the king of the south" and "king of the

Scholars generally agree that the "king of the south" refers to the Ptolemies of Egypt and the "king of the north"  refers to Selucids of the Selucid of the north and east of  Judah. Daniel chapter 11 to the wars between Ptolemies and Selucids for control of what had been the land of Cannan. (The New Bible Commentary Revised 1970; Dictionary of the Bible 1965 J.L. McKenzie; The Companion Bible; Matthew Henry Concise Commentary on the Bible).

The WTS in contrast had concluded that the "king of the south" is fulfilled in present day Britain and America, and the "king of the north" in the Soviet Union. (Your Will Be Done on Earth 1958 pp. 263 & 278).

The WTS in their Your Will book said :

...the Soviet Union, the Communist power, that since it seized power in
Russia in 1917, has held world domination as its aim to this day. (p.
278)...Down to the time of the end at Armageddon there will be
competitive coexistence between the 'two king' (p. 297)...Jehovah's
angel foretold further aggressions by the Communist king of the north
before his end in Armageddon. (p. 300)
Despite predictions that the Soviet Union will competitively exist until Armageddon, and will fall at that time after aggressions  against the rest of the world, the Soviet Union is now defunct since 1991 and has fragmented into a Commonwealth of Independent States and other former Soviet republics.

Additional outrageous nonsense in Your Will book includes:

The Soviet Union will gain control of most of the world and its wealth and resources including oil! (pp. 297, 303). The Soviet Union will then be terrified by reports issued by the WTS and initiate an attack against Jehovah's Witnesses. (JWs) (pp. 304, 305). Finally the Soviet Union and America will join forces to attack the JWs which leads to the annihilation of both America and the Soviet Union. (pp. 306, 307) Billions of people who are not JWs will at that time be destroyed. (p. 347)

In a previous WTS book called The New World (1942)  " the king of the north" was quite different and "included the Central Powers, or imperial Germany, Roman Catholic Austria-Hungary, Roman Catholic Italy and Vatican...Japan..." (p.324) An even earlier WTS book called Thy Kingdom Come (1891) applied chapter 11 of Daniel to the Napoleonic period in 1799!

More recently after the failure of their above  prediction  The Watchtower of
November 1, 1993, had further eleven pages speculations on the subject!  The failure of their previous prediction was not mentioned in the article!   Instead we read:

So who is the king of the north now?...we cannot say. One thing we do
know. Soon, the king of the north will conduct an offensive campaign
that will be triggered by "reports that will disturb him ..."... This
campaign will immediately precede his "end" (p. 21)...Hence the
reports 'out of the north' may well be Satan's propaganda inciting the
king of the north and all other kings to attack Jehovah's people...
Alternatively, the report "out of the north" could prove to originate
with  Jehovah... (p. 22)
How close are these events? the article says :
We are in the homestretch in the race for life. (p. 23)
In spite of WTS's repeated prophetic failures they keep promulgating their
speculations as if God was responsible for them, thus bringing God in disrepute!
Expressions such as "Jehovah provides his loyal servants with advance knowledge about this system's end " (The Watchtower 1984 July 1, pp.8-9) are common in WTS writings.

The prophets of the WTS have once again proven themselves false. (Deuteromomy 18:21-22)

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