Anthony Morris is no longer a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Okay, admittedly, this article has been posted in a shameless effort to take advantage of a surge in Internet searches for information about Anthony Morris and his departure from the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
I will leave it to others to speculate on the reasons for his departure. No doubt Jehovah’s Witnesses will circulate bits of gossip and rumors, whatever.
The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses has increasingly been made irrelevant anyway. That is because the scene of this world is about to change in a very big way.
For the past 20 years, I have staked out a spot on the Internet to present a unique message based on Bible prophecy. The core of the message is that the Watchtower has served God’s purpose in publishing basic Bible truths and has trained and equipped millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses to serve as ministers that have preached the good news of the Kingdom throughout the entire inhabited earth, as Jesus said would take place before the end.
However, and this is a big caveat, the Watchtower has also been the source of what the apostle Paul referred to as a deluding influence that is part of an operation of Satan directed at those who are ministers of the good news. What exactly is the operation of Satan?
The context of Paul’s warning to the brothers is found in his second letter to the Thessalonians. In the first chapter, Paul wrote about the second coming of Christ and his glorification in connection with the holy ones. Beginning with the second chapter though, the apostle issued a warning, saying: “However, brothers, concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired statement or by a spoken message or by a letter appearing to be from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here.”
Who can deny that from the very first issue, the Watchtower was been the sole source of authoritative statements, speeches, and talks, as well as magazines and books declaring that the parousia has begun and the day of Jehovah is here? Hebrew prophecies depict the operation of Satan as a whitewashed wall that requires regular plastering and maintenance. That is an apt symbolism for the Watchtower’s 1914 doctrine and all of the many adjustments that have been made over the years to maintain the myth that Christ has already returned and has been invisibly present.
God’s watchman was ordered to speak to the keepers of the wall and give them Jehovah’s message: “Tell those plastering with whitewash that it will fall. A torrential downpour will come, hailstones will fall, and powerful windstorms will break it down. And when the wall falls you will be asked, ‘Where is your coating of plaster?’” — Ezekiel 13:11-12
I have presented this message to the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses in various forms over the years—including gift copies of the book Jehovah Has Become King, to all members of the Governing Body.
What form will the torrential downpour and windstorms take? The tempest of Jehovah is the great tribulation. As it stands presently, the nations are preparing for war on an unprecedented scale. I have been warning of a third world war for many years. Not because I have any special knowledge of geo-political affairs, but because I believe Jesus and I know that the First World War did not fulfill the prophecy. That is the delusion.
The Watchtower has contradicted itself in many ways. The claim is made that since 1914 all of the events Jesus foretold have been in evidence. However, the keepers of the wall also admit that we have not seen all these things. For example, Jesus said: “Also, there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth anguish of nations not knowing the way out because of the roaring of the sea and its agitation. People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” — Luke 21:25-26
The Governing Body is correct. We have not witnessed people becoming faint out of fear. On the contrary, the world is relatively carefree at this present time. But here is the problem: Jesus said, “when you see all these things, know that he is near at the doors.” — Mathew 24:33
How is it possible for the present generation to “see all these things” if most of the things occurred more than a century ago—long before anyone alive today was even born? Is it reasonable to believe “all these things” occur over successive generations? Did not Jesus clearly say: “Truly I say to you that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things happen.”
The keepers of the wall have been compelled to concoct an absurd explanation that Jesus meant there will be overlapping generations of anointed persons. Even so, we still have not seen “all these things happen.”
As it stands, the tempest of Jehovah is brewing. World War Three is coming. It will rock civilization to its core. And the Watchtower’s whitewashed wall will come tumbling down. All the things Jesus foretold will be in evidence, including men becoming faint out of fright when the big bombs explode and hypersonic missiles streak through the heavens.
Perhaps Anthony Morris had some inkling of what is coming?