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Since 1995 the Watchtower has twice redefined “this generation”


Jehovah’s Witnesses are under the influence of the man of lawlessness







As all Jehovah’s Witnesses surely know, 1914 is the centerpiece around which virtually all prophecy in the Bible is interpreted by the Watchtower. It is been hailed as ‘the most important date in all human history’ — the very year that Jesus Christ took up his great power and began ruling the world. (While Jehovah’s Witnesses well know that Jesus began ruling as king over his congregation from the very beginning, all of the accomplishments of the Watchtower-sponsored worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses are attributed to Jesus supposedly having become king in 1914 – even though the first century Kingdom preachers also accomplished a remarkable work.)

For many decades Jehovah’s Witnesses believed that the generation that was alive in 1914 and witnessed the events such as World War I and the horrific Spanish influenza pandemic would still be alive to witness the end of this system. But obviously, that entire generation has passed off the scene.

Jehovah’s Witnesses used to believe that a generation was the average length of a lifespan. And according to the 90th Psalm our lifespan is 70 or 80 years. That holds true today. That being the case, 1994 was the cutoff date for the 1914 generation. And even that is stretching it, considering that a baby born in 1914 could not really comprehend the events that were happening in the world. Reasonably, a person would have had to have been an adult to “see” with the eyes of understanding all these things that Jesus foretold would happen.

So, in 1995 the Watchtower was compelled to redefine a generation.  And since then there have been several iterations. The latest rework being what the Governing Body member, David Splane, presented in the September presentation of JW Broadcasting. (Discussed in the video below)

The Devil perform his deceptionJehovah’s Witnesses have every reason to be puzzled and confused at the latest explanation. But, there is a very profound reason for the Watchtower’s illogical attachment to 1914. It is the “deluding influence,” formerly called the “operation of error,” which Paul foretold would  emanate from a man of lawlessness ensconced within Christ’s congregation.

The delusion has to do with authoritative announcements and letters written with apostolic authority,  declaring that the presence of Christ has begun and that the day of Jehovah is here. Who among Jehovah’s Witnesses can deny that this has been the message of the Watchtower since 1878 when it first began publication?

The deluding influence ultimately originates with Satan. The apostle foretold that the Devil is allowed to perform all manner of powerful works, lying signs and wonders, along with every unrighteous deception.

The beginning of the First World War on the very year that the Watchtower’s chronology predicted is certainly a powerful, albeit lying sign, that has deceived Jehovah’s Witnesses into imagining that Christ has already come. (Even though the Watchtower also insists that Jesus is still coming.)

It is for this very reason that the coming of Christ will be an hour his own disciples do not think likely.

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Man of Lawlessness

   An afterthought…

Romans besiege Jerusalem Jesus did not always refer to a generation as being a wicked and adulterous generation. Just as he told his disciples that “this generation will by no means pass away until you see all these things,” Christ also told the Jews and their Pharisees the same thing.

When denouncing Jerusalem as the killer of the prophets in the 23rd chapter of Matthew Jesus said: Some of them you will kill and execute on stakes, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.”

There was no ambiguity as to the length of the generation Jesus had in mind. There certainly were not overlapping generations. Surely, the apostles did not need a whiteboard and a pointer to explain what Jesus meant. Very simply, many of the Jews who were living then were still alive when the Roman armies came in 70CE and annihilated Jerusalem.


whitewashed wallThis website first came online in September, 2002.  Over the course of these past 13 years it has been my unhappy duty to expound in considerable detail, what eventually will surely be considered one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated upon a trusting people – the Watchtower’s 1914 fraud.

It is not simply that the Watchtower teaches that the powerful Kingdom of God began ruling in 1914 and that Jesus’ invisible presence began then. Over the course of these past 100 years the Watchtower has interpreted virtually every prophecy in the Bible, with just a few exceptions, explaining them in relation to 1914. In other words, everything has been fulfilled.

Perhaps the most insidious aspect of this teaching is that Jehovah’s Witnesses have been led to believe that the judgment of the house of God is an accomplished fact. Hence, there is no expectation that there is a future day of reckoning – no accounting on the part of those who speak and teach in the name of Jehovah. By their clever teaching that Christ has already come with the fire of a refiner and the lye of a laundryman, the implication is that the organization now has heaven’s irreversible approval. This is the basis for Jehovah’s Witnesses to imagine that they are at peace with God.

Not only that, because the Watchtower claims to be God’s spokesman and it takes to itself such fabricated designations as the “Jeremiah class,” the “Ezekiel class” in the “Micah class,” the Watchtower is not so subtly implying that it is playing the role of a prophet. The implication is that Jehovah has revealed all of his confidential matters to a select few intimates closely associated in Bethel’s hierarchy. But now consider the 13th chapter of Ezekiel. Speaking to the prophets of Israel God states: “Woe to the stupid prophets, who follow their own spirit, when they have seen nothing! O Israel, your prophets have become like foxes among the ruins.”

How aptly that applies to the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They claim to be prophets and to speak in the name of Jehovah, but what have they “seen”?

On the one hand they claim to have seen all the events that Jesus foretold would occur during the conclusion. Simultaneously, though, they contradictorily also admit that we have not seen all the things that Jesus foretold. In that sense they fit the description of the stupid prophets who have waited in vain for the false vision they have promulgated to become a reality, as Ezekiel goes on to write: “They have seen false visions and foretold a lie, those who are saying, ‘The word of Jehovah is,’ when Jehovah himself has not sent them, and they have waited for their word to come true.”

Jehovah’s stake in the matter is that the stupid prophets have misled his people. God likens them to men who plaster whitewash on a flimsy partition wall, imagining that they are secure in their delusion. Again, here is what Jehovah has said: “All of this is because they have led my people astray by saying, ‘There is peace!’ when there is no peace. When a flimsy partition wall is built, they are plastering it with whitewash.’”

Jehovah commanded his watchman to tell the stupid prophets that their wall will fall in a thunderous downpour of Jehovah’s denunciation. Following the pattern found in Ezekiel I have also notified the Watchtower on numerous occasions that their whitewashed wall is doomed to collapse in the immediate future.

Although the Watchtower has assured Jehovah’s Witnesses that there cannot be a Third World War obviously Bethel has no control over reality. At this very moment the nations are feverishly preparing for a global conflict that will make the two previous to the world wars pale into insignificance by comparison. More significantly, the other aspects of the sign of the apocalypse are sure to present themselves in equal proportion —signifying that the authentic presence of Jesus Christ has begun.

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