Ask A Jehovah's Witness
For A Date?
The peskiest cult in America, these Jehovah Witnesses over the years have
consistently predicted the date of the Second Coming; consistently predicted it
wrong, that is. They predicted he'd come back in 1914, when that didn't work
out, they changed it to 1925. That year came and went, and eventually they
pegged their hopes on 1975. As far as I recall, the only big news item that did
a "return" that year was President Nixon returned to normal life having resigned
You would think that due to all these FALSE PROPHECIES that there wouldn't be
any JW's left around anymore. You would think that people would have enough
common sense to know they've been lied to, deceived, and then do something about
it. You would think... but then again, the operative word here is THINK.
would think, religionists DON'T- and that is why JW's have ignored
the failed prophecies in their own literature just as much as regular Christians
have ignored the myriads of failed prophecies within their own New Testament.
There are dozens and dozens of crystal clear, and some not so clear,
prophecies within the New Testament that predicted Jesus would return before the
end of the 1st century- within the lifetime of Jesus' Apostles. Yet in spite of
these FALSE PROPHECIES the religion marches on.
The lesson in all this? Never underestimate the ability of religious people
to blind themselves to faults within their own religion.
So does Jehovah have a prophet to
help them, to warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? These
questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet?
...Jehovah's Christian Witnesses... of course, it is easy to say
that this group acts as a prophet of God. It is another thing to
||The "battle of the great day of God Almighty"
which will end in A.D. 1914
with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership is already
||Therefore we may confidently expect that
will mark the return of Abraham, Issac, Jacob and the faithful prophets
is even more distinctly indicated by the scriptures than
||Our thought is, that
is definitely settled by the scriptures.5
is here. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may
transpire this year.6
||It is to be expected that Satan will try to
inject into the minds of the consecrated the thought that
should see an end to the work.7
||Some anticipated that the work would end in
1925, but the Lord did not state so.8
||There was a measure of disappointment
concerning the years 1914,
and 1925... and they
learned to quit fixing dates.9
||...and the seventh period of a thousand years
of human history (i.e. the millennium) will begin in the fall of
True, there have been those in times
past who predicted an "end' to the world, even announcing a specific
date. Yet nothing happened! They were guilty of
false prophesying. Why? What was missing? Missing from such
people were God's truths and the evidence that He was using and guiding
From the Jehovah Witnesses' Own
Translation of The Old Testament}
However, the prophet
who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to
speak... that prophet must die. ...How shall we know the
word that Jehovah has not spoken? 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.12
1)Watchtower, 4/1/72, p. 197 2)The Time Is At Hand, 1908 edition,
p. 101 3)Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p. 89
4)Watchtower, 9/1/22, p. 262 5)Watchtower, 4/1/23, p.
106 6)Watchtower, 1/1/25, p. 3
7)Watchtower, Sept. 1925, p. 262 8)Watchtower, 1926, p.
232 9)Vindication, p. 338
10)Life Everlasting In Freedom of the Sons of God, 1966, p. 29
11)Awake, 10/8/68 12)Deuteronomy 18: 20-22, from the
Jehovah Witnesses' own translation.
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