God’s Kingdom Rules! – or does it?

//God’s Kingdom Rules! – or does it?

This week the midweek book study begins in the new book entitled God’s Kingdom Rules! At the request of a few readers The Watchman’s Post will feature a weekly commentary based upon each lesson. This article actually considers the information presented in the first two lessons. Subsequent articles will appear under the WT Review category. 


When C.T. Russell announced to the Bethel family that the Gentile times had ended, that their kings had had their day, it was just three months after archduke Ferdinand —the presumptive heir of the Austro-Hungarian empire —had been assassinated in his motor carriage, along with his wife Sophie.

article-2414474-1b8647a9000005dc-274_638x361A few weeks later virtually all of the nations of Europe declared war upon each other, which prior to the assassination had been manipulated into forming two opposing blocs of nations with entangling military alliances. Thus began the Great War —later called the First World War.

But Pastor Russell’s bold proclamation was not solely based upon those world events. As all of Jehovah’s Witnesses know, for 40 years prior to 1914 the Watchtower had been pointing forward to that fateful year —building anticipation for something big to occur in fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

What had convinced Russell that 1914 was a marked year on the divine calendar?

Russell explained that God had provided two witnesses —the Bible and the Great Pyramid of Egypt —the so-called witness of stone. Not only did Russell adopt the Adventist’s algebraic chronology, extrapolated from the seven times of Nebuchadnezzar’s madness, but the International Bible Students were also introduced to occultism in the form of pyramidology.

The occult is defined as being “beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious; secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated; hidden from view; not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation.”

That definition certainly defines pyramidology, which purportedly reveals divine secrets encoded in the architecture of the great pyramid, including its secret tunnels leading to the crypts of the departed pharaoh and his queen. 

crosspyr_smIt was believed that the mere measurements of various ascending and descending passageways were encrypted as inch-years. (Never mind that the measurement of the inch did not exist then) Thus, the diligent searcher could supposedly divine esoteric knowledge that God had concealed in stone. (Russell believed that the pyramids were constructed by the enigmatic, post-Flood king/priest —Melchizedek.)

Of course, Russell’s successor —J.F. Rutherford —scrapped pyramidology, so there is no reason to debunk it now. However, it should not be forgotten since, after all, it is part of our spiritual heritage. Since the Watchtower calls attention to the 1914 announcement regarding the end of the Gentile times, as if the veracity of that proclamation is written in stone too, it is only fitting that Jehovah’s Witnesses examine the influences that shaped C.T. Russell’s thinking and the fact that divining occult knowledge from Egyptian pyramids was a weighty factor in the Bible Students’ original fixation on 1914.

It should not be casually dismissed that the pyramid, which was featured so prominently in the Watchtower’s publications back then, is an occult symbol, appearing in various forms in modern-day corporate logos and most notably on the back of the Federal Reserve Note, commonly called the U.S. Dollar. The arcane symbol of the ever-leering eye of the Egyptian god, Horus, peering from the center of the unseated capstone over the pyramid is presumably an oracular message from the owners of the Note —the so-called Illuminati —regarding Satan’s intended Novous Ordo Seclorum —a new world order. The suspended capstone symbolizes that the new world order has not been accomplished, yet.

(For the uninitiated, the U.S. Federal Reserve is not a federal institution. It is a banking cartel that lends money to the U.S. Treasury, the principal owners remaining secret. But it is not so secret that eight families exert controlling interests —the Rothschild dynasty apparently being the most prominent.)

illuminati-belief-6It is fascinating that the Egyptian pyramid is the most common symbol of Satan’s possession and control over the world, since Egypt was the first world power of Bible prophecy. And America is symbolized in prophecy as the greater Egypt —ultimately to be eclipsed by the eighth and final king; hence, the hovering, Delphian capstone.

Most thought-provoking in all of this, the Federal Reserve did not come into existence until December 23, 1913, and the masonic eye of Horus in the capstone insignia did not appear until 1935. But prior to the introduction of the Dollar and its abstruse, unfinished pyramid, Russell’s chart of the ages used the very same occult symbolism —the completed pyramid crowned by the mason’s capstone representing the Kingdom of Christ and the new world order, as the Watchtower used to refer to it. 

The belief that a study of the pyramids could impart hidden knowledge of the very coming of Christ is divination —plain and simple. And yet that is the underlying foundation of the Watchtower’s Russell-esque proclamation that God’s Kingdom rules! In God’s eyes, though, it is no different from the ancient practice of consulting a teraphim.

chart_from_divine_plan_of_the_ages

Now consider the prophecy of Zechariah, written after the destruction of Jerusalem, which brought an abrupt end to idol worship among the Jews. Yet, through Zechariah Jehovah speaks of the reappearance of divination among Christians —even among the shepherds, as a preliminary to the actual coming of Christ: “For the teraphim statues have spoken deception; and the diviners have visioned a lie. They speak about worthless dreams, and in vain they try to comfort. That is why they will wander like sheep. They will suffer, for there is no shepherd.” —Ze 10:2 (For a more detailed consideration of the fascinating prophecy of Zechariah read the article: The Coming Fall of the House of God.) 

It is true. The Watchtower’s 1914, invisible parousia, is a deception. Bethel’s “diviners have visioned a lie.” The end result will be that the sheep will be scattered when the end begins.

Paul spoke of a demonic spell that would hold sway over Christians prior to Christ’s coming —calling it “a deluding influence.” According to the inspired apostle the deluding influence is “an operation of Satan,” backed “with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders and every unrighteous deception… so that they may come to believe the lie.”

What is “the lie”? Paul explained in the opening verses of the second chapter of his second letter to the Thessalonians, writing: “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. Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.”

Watchtower from 1886 heralding the presence has begun

Watchtower from 1886 heralding the presence has begun

Those newly associated with Jehovah’s Witnesses may be unaware of the fact that the Watchtower has  been heralding “the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ” as an established fact virtually from its inception. Originally 1874 was the official beginning of the parousia and that date was not shifted to 1914 until about 1940! 

Prior to 1914 the Bible Students expected the war to lead into global anarchy, “the end of all kingdoms” and the day of Jehovah. Were those Bible Students shaken from their reason and alarmed by the Watchtower’s “inspired statement” concerning 1914? No doubt many were.

And throughout the past century up to the present moment, the Watchtower has continued to sound the alarm by spoken messages, and apostolic-like letters in the form of tracts, magazines, brochures and books, “to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here.” The WT actually used to teach that the day of Jehovah began in 1914. Here is a quote from the November 15, 1953 Watchtower:

The great day of Jehovah is the day for salvation. Its completion is the time looked for and hoped for in Christian hearts for centuries. This day in complete fulfillment had its beginning in the autumn of 1914 (A.D.), when Christ began to rule in the midst of his enemies, and it continues until the destruction of Satan and his wicked organization is completed.

The evidence is undeniable. The Watchtower has been the source of a steady stream of messages, essentially believed by Jehovah’s Witnesses to be “inspired statements,” announcing that the presence has begun and that the day of Jehovah is here. Because this persistent message is the very core of the Watchtower’s doctrine and the basis for its authority, it bears all the earmarks of the “deluding influence” authored by the presence of a man of lawlessness.

However, the fraud of 1914 does not discount the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Quite the contrary. In his wisdom God’s allowance for “the lie” to go to those who otherwise know the truth is so that our love for the truth may be tested in the future. Jehovah’s Witnesses will have to demonstrate their faith apart from the Watchtower. Passing the test will require more than underlining the correct answer in the Watchtower Magazine.

The Devil’s unholy influence certainly explains how and why Russell was so taken with the divination of pyramidology. Having focused the attention of the Bible Students on 1914 powerful, deceptive signs appeared when the nations of Europe tumbled into war. And from the filth of blood and guts spilled in the caldron of madness sprang the Spanish Flu. That cruel pestilence claimed more souls in a few months than the ghastly war itself. Clearly, Satan’s deceptive scheme became fully operational and his lying signs and wonders have been in place and accepted by Jehovah’s Witnesses ever since as proof that God’s Kingdom rules!

Now for some specifics of the lesson.

THE HARVEST IS A CONCLUSION OF A SYSTEM

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According to the Watchtower the Kingdom harvest began in 1914. 12th paragraph states the following:

The parable thus indicates that the Kingdom would be established, not in the first century C.E., but only after the growing season ended. As matters worked out, the growing season ended and the harvest season began in 1914.

Think of what the Watchtower is claiming: “The growing season ended”? What does that mean? How can that possibly be true? Can any of Jehovah’s Witnesses give a rationale explanation? Of course not. It is a nonsensical notion that defies all reason —bearing all the telltale signs indicative of a deluding influence.

But think about it. If the growing season ended in 1914, how is it possible for anointed Christians to exist presently, since none of those now living were “planted” prior to the supposed end of the planting and growing season. You may be sure though, that of the millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses who sit through the book study no one will dare raise that question —thus, the delusion is allowed to persist.

Besides the obvious, since the Society has recently “adjusted” various prophetic illustrations of Christ so as to have a future fulfillment, such as the separation of the sheep and the goats, the parting of the wise and foolish virgins and the appointment of the faithful slave over all of the master’s belongings —why does the Watchtower persist in teaching such utter nonsense as regards the harvest?

Apparently, it is because Jesus specifically connected the harvest with the conclusion of the system of things. And if the Watchtower were to “adjust” their understanding of this illustration to harmonize with all the others it would shatter the delusion that the conclusion began in 1914. There are many other incongruities with the Watchtower’s 1914 harvest teaching that are examined in various other articles on this site and in Jehovah Himself Has Become King

(Related to the harvest Jesus’ illustration of the dragnet also is to be fulfilled during the conclusion. In keeping with the overweening obsession to perpetuate the delusion the Governing Body actually teaches the blasphemy that the angels are busy removing ‘unsuitable fishes’ from the Watchtower’s ‘dragnet.’ Supposedly, persons who may study or attend the Memorial, but who for whatever reason do not progress, are prevented from doing so by Jehovah’s powerful angels. Amazingly, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not question this sort of nonsense, nor do they find such teaching repulsive or shocking. Those pioneers who work so hard to bring such persons into the truth might rightly wonder why the angels are working counter to them and killing off their Bible studies.)

Consider another aspect of the “deluding influence” perpetrated by Bethel. Paragraph 19 states:

What may we conclude? Well, we know that the sign of Jesus’ presence in Kingdom power is clearly evident around the globe.

The above statement is a bald-face lie. The Governing Body surely knows that to be true. By their own teaching all the aspects of the composite sign that Jesus provided are clearly not in evidence. Such as? Well, as recorded by Luke Jesus foretold that “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. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But as these things start to occur, stand up straight and lift up your heads, because your deliverance is getting near.”

Concerning the verse above on page five of the October 15, 1995, Watchtower the Society stated:

That lies ahead of us. But not all humans will then be in such fear as to make them become faint. On the contrary, Jesus said: “As these things start to occur, raise yourselves erect and lift your heads up, because your deliverance is getting near.”

arw2If one of the major features of the sign “lies ahead of us,” which will signify that our deliverance is getting near, how can it be true that “the sign of Jesus’ presence in Kingdom power is clearly evident around the globe”? The simple answer is, it cannot be true. The simple truth that the leadership cannot accept is that Christ’s presence has not begun, nor has God’s Kingdom begun ruling. It is simply unthinkable, considered out of the realm of reality that the fulfillment of the other features of the sign could also lie ahead us; namely, nation rising against nation in warfare. Yet, here we stand on the brink of world war three. And we may be certain that once the missiles start flying the very first casualty will be the Watchtower’s 1914 delusion. 


Paragraph 16 showcases the extent to which the Watchtower is compelled to go to keep the 1914 delusion in force. The notion of overlapping generations comprising “this generation,” which Christ foretold would not pass away until all things occur, may well be the most absurd notion ever put forward by Bethel.

2017-08-26T07:28:58+00:00 September 18th, 2016|WT Review|92 Comments
  • Anderiega

    Thank you thank you thank you. I just can’t get over the irony that we (Jehovah’s witnesses) are studying THIS publication NOW. It’s like we are foie gras ducks…they are literally shoving 1914 down our throats. Thank you for helping with a liver detox.

    • ewatchman

      I never liked pâté anyway. ;~)

      • Joel

        Hi Brother King. Joel here. I was just wondering . . .

        If the vast majority of all JWs accept just about anything the Governing Body (GB) says on any given topic—especially end-time prophetic speculation, er, “teachings,” I was just wondering . . . then if the Society were to change, essentally DUMP their deeply embedded doctrinal teaching on 1914—couching in the veneer of “a new adjustment” or “new understanding,” then would not ALL JWs simply ACCEPT the new explanation and just continue on in their unwitting man-worship of the GB?

        What would the big deal be? We are already conditioned to accept everything the Organization teaches anyway! So why would that be any different?

        • LW

          That may be the case, but here’s the thing: 1914 isn’t just another side teaching of JWs, it is part of the very foundation of their faith..and so even though most would accept it, it would probably require a major mental adjustment on their part. Virtually everything is tied to that year, and so that will change their outlook. It means anticipating even more to happen in the future. So, I don’t feel that it will go over that smoothly, at least not for everyone.

          We’ll just have to wait and see.

          • Joel

            Yeah, I hear ya LW. Yep, you’re probably right; it would take, as you quite well put it, “a major mental adjustment” for the vast majority to accept such a HUGE generational doctrinal change.

        • ewatchman

          Most of the changes or adjustments have been pretty minor. But even at that, sometimes JW’s are stumbled by changes. Dropping 1914 would take an enormous toll. Either way, though, at some point the fraud will become apparent. That’s why Jesus said “many will be stumbled.”

          • Joel

            OK. Got ya! Thanks!

    • sally

      This is a nightmare. I looked through the book the other day, the JW’s were celebrating Christmas up until 1926!! There is a pic in there of them having their presents and all the decorations etc. If they were getting that so wrong in 1926 then why oh why is 1914 just so readily accepted? I am so not looking forward to this book.

      • Shelley.

        They teach that Jehovah cleansed them in 1918 and chose them for his people.they were not just celebrating Xmas in the twenties, theystill accepted blood transfusions, smoked cigarettes

  • The Watchtower has reminded us of the need to prove to ourselves that what we believe is truly in harmony with God’s Word:

    It is important…that you “keep testing whether you are in the faith,” as Paul declared. Keep checking to see whether the things you believe are in keeping with
    God’s Word. But the question is, Are you willing to put your religion through such a test? There is nothing to fear, because if you have the right religion you can only be reassured by the examination. And if what you believe is not in keeping with the Bible, then you should welcome the truth, because it leads to light and life.
    ─Watchtower, May 1, 1958 p.261; Is Your Religion the Right One?

    Thanks Jehovah for using Robert to make sense of the MADNESS.

    • LW

      Indeed

      • Vilhelm Bock

        To LW, Posting image clips of the “Watchtower Examination” youtuber is as posting filth. That guy is a hard core Trinitarian whose sole purpose is to convince people Jesus is God. A prime example of someone who is an educated idiot. Why dirty Robert Kings commentary board by posting that trash?

    • amen

  • Sam

    Just to repeat what has already been said …thank you Robert! Having a commentary of these lessons is going to help ease the nausea of going through all new generation malarky and the rest of it. I’ve actually been dreading it, but not now

    • ewatchman

      Yeah. I suspect the word “malarky” is going to come into more common usage among Jehovah’s Witnesses in the near future.

    • Joseph Stephan

      Sam, You doing okay? Is there anything I can do for you? Been thinking about you, haven’t seen you posting any of your thoughts on ewatchman. Hope you are doing well.
      Sending you some love. Miss you
      Joseph

      • Vilhelm Bock

        Unsubscribe from this thread

        Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 6.

        ——– Original message ——–

  • T L C

    Loved it!! Thank you

  • LW

    Well as the expression goes, “Something has to give”. Just how long will it be until information such as what is presented in this article will finally hit home ? The Kingdom Proclaimers book briefly made mention of the pyramids and how it figured into the 1914 doctrine. But, that is all it mentions…and no wonder, for this is connected with occultism, the very thing that Babylon the Great is involved with and that true Christians are to abstain from. I do hope we see some suitable explanation from the WT as to what impelled Russell to come upon this date–probably because most among the newer and younger generations have absolutely NO IDEA as to where this truly comes from. Oh but wait, if one was to really see where that comes from, what about this other notion, or that and so on?

    I would argue that their discovery would not only shock, but could very well smash and destroy the faith of the newer ones, who are not thoroughly familiar with the original teachings of the Bible Students. It would open up a can of worms.

    I suppose the revelation of all this will not occur until, as the Scriptures, say “the cities CRASH in ruins…” THEN, it will be painfully clear…

    • RLALLEN

      I still have the image of an elder who came to visit…As he was about to leave, getting into his car, he pointed his indignite index finger in reply to my 1914 rebuttle as to rebuke me….The gravel flew from the driveway and in a cloud of dust, he disappeared…POOF!…Just like the 1914 lie will disappear when Christ returns!

      • LW

        Indeed. I get that we’re not supposed to harp on the past so much, but we need to know where we have come from, spiritually speaking.

        Especially when it comes to the occult, it can be a very touchy subject. This is no joke at all. The influence of it in all of this world leaves no denial as to the truth.

    • Sam Knight

      I believe it originated from a Catholic arch bishop named Usher.

    • Sam Knight

      I read that the pyramid of Giza originally had 144000 polished white casing stones. That number also shows up in the dimensions. This leads me to ask the question..
      Why did the ancient builders place significance on this number?
      What did they know about it?
      As a former JW I would have thought the 144000 was a secret plan of God’s only revealed thousands of years later in the book of revelation.
      Perhaps the 144000 casing stones is a lie intended to deceive and confuse?
      I’d certainly appreciate answers to this. Thankyou.

  • RLALLEN

    Thanks Brother King for the relief from the watchtowers repressive 1914 yoke! Great article!

  • Yuri Fisher

    Hello brothers sisters and friends here.
    When I started to study with JW in 1984 I was sure that 1914 doctrine is true. Then it was so logical to see that 1914 generation is soon to end and Armageddon is near. It was so logical then. But now we all see tha 1914 generation is gone. So WT invented overlapping generations. I did not believe is from the start. Every thinking person will see that this is going against words of Jesus about 1 generation. Today I will not teach people this new WT teaching. I also cannot participate in studying this book. All I can do is to ignore it all together. I am sorry for many people in JW organization who do not sees the real Truth but repeats lies of Man of Lawlessness. How new people who baptize now can believe overlapping generations. They are totally blind spiritually. They never check what they learn. How terrible it is. They will perish with WT. My eldes know that I have different beliefs about WT future. They say that you do not believe GB. So we ignore you too. I hope Jehovah will stop this wrong teachings soon. It become to rediculous to read WT publications about 1914. Thanks to Robert again for explaining us true meaning of Bible prophesies.

    Blessings from Jehovah to all of you.

    Yuri

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Hey brother are you from Israel? And were you a Jew? Your view point is correct and I support that.

      • Yuri Fisher

        Hello brother Basavaraj
        Yes I am from Israel land of Bible. I am a Jew. This is very good to be from Israel and see all biblical places. You can alao come to us and see where Jesus was. I am visiting many times those places. You are from India as I can see from your name.

        Blessings to you my brother.

        Yuri

        • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

          Yes I am from India. We are from South India. Though it is an idol worshiping country yet many of the cultures of South India matches with Jewish culture and that is one of the reasons why it was easy for my great grand father to accept the Bible, But I am a born JW and my father was the first to know about JW in 1967 when I was not even born. I came to know about Robert’s website in 2010 when I was about to leave the WTS and turn into an atheist. I did not do so because of my wife as she was/is a very good woman. Finally Robert’s website helped me to put faith once again in Jehovah and Jesus. Through Robert’s website I learned that we should not put faith in an organization and that is idolatry even though it bears Jehovah’s name, but we should put faith in Jehovah and Jesus as they are one who gives us salvation but not WTS. Prior to 2010 I was going to meetings for the sake of my wife but now I go to meetings to tell the new things as my answers in the watch tower study program are different which is not taught in the Watch tower but they will not dis-fellowship me as my father-in-law himself is an elder and watch tower study conductor. I am also happy to learn that 1914 is a false story and work of the man of lawlessness including Child abuse. I could now able to understand the deep meaning of bible prophecies under the lens of Robert and it is found to be correct, meaningful, logical and thus tastes sweet. I also taught my wife that 1914 is false. Now she completely skips 1914 to her bible studies. I was bit afraid first to speak this matter with her as she was a staunch JW and her father and brothers are elders and staunch society men. Well here in India there are many people who love Israel for different reasons. Your country’s agricultural and medical technology is extensively used in India. I like your country’s medical technology as it benefits many with minimal invasive and life saving which I experienced from my father who is 87 years old.

          Well I like to know how being a Jew you managed to come to JW and e-watchman’s website? In-spite of knowing the real truth how you managed to still stick to JW. In India there is no other option after knowing the truth. In India if you know about Jehovah and found that WTS is false you cannot once again go back to Hinduism as it will become very clear to a JW that Hindu gods are either demi gods or demon, then the only option is either be a JW or an atheist, but you have the option in Israel but still you managed to be JW and I appreciate that, I appreciate still more that you are here in this website by the by how you came to know about e-watchman and how did you first become a JW I am instrested to know that?
          Any way my brotherly love to You form India be my friend
          forever.

          From Karnataka South India

          • Yuri Fisher

            Dear brother Basavaraj
            I am delighted to have your reply letter to me. I am happy that you are not blinded by false teachings of WT organization. Yes WT uses the holy name of Jehovah. And this is good. At the same time they teach some false stories. I came to brother Robert site by pure chance. No body told me about it. I was treated by some elders with injustice. And I was asking myself why there is injustice in Jehovah’s organization. So I decided to look around on internet for the answers. And I am sure Jehovah guided me to this site. First I was not sure is it the right site. But when I read the book JHBK. And everything was right there. So I also was happy I have found the real truth. I also wanted to live JW organisation. But because of my wife I stayed. I go to the meeting only to encourage her. She also knows about 1914. But she is not sure. I often tell her about real meaning of prophesies. And how everything will be. I also wrote article about it. I will send you this one soon. My email is Truewitness100@gmail.com You can write me there. I became a witness 30 years ago in Haifa Israel. We have had very good congregation then. I loved to read Bible and also to hear explanations from Bible. After this me and my wife moved to another city in Israel Netanya. We live there now. We have had many persecutions. Jewish religion also became corrupt. So I cannot go back to judaism. I want to stay Jehivah’s servant but without lies of WT. WT gave us initial knowlege of Bible but not correct knowlege on every thing. Soon WT will collapse and instead of it we will have true anointed that will endure persecutions from 8Th King. Then we should follow the true anointed and not WT. Only then we can survive GT. I hope we can stay together as friends and brothers here on this site and to see the end of this world.

            Greatings to you and your wife.

            Blessings from Jehovah to you.

            Yuri

            • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

              Thank you for your reply I will meet you in in your email

    • Basavaraj Of North Karnataka

      Yeah I agree with you that is what exactly taking place

    • rajan

      Hello Yuri

      You have a good grasp of the truth although we are all still learning and being refined by Jehovah God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
      My name is Rajan and I am from South Africa. I came to know the truth in its basic form while still in school in the early 1970’s and because of being young and inexperienced I got sidetracked and this was compounded by the 1975 fiasco and I wandered in the wilderness until 2010/2011 when I asked Jehovah for the truth and guidance and after seeking out many sites I found the e watchman.
      I did not believe everything immediately but through diligent prayer and much consideration and understanding from Jehovah I am now certain that Robert King is a true anointed servant of God.
      True he does not know the actual time of the end but he has an excellent grasp of the prophecies and much wisdom. This is due to Jehovah’s blessing upon him.
      I have been to the kingdom halls a couple of times and i communicate with the brothers and sisters but they are very protective of the WTS and do not like anything that shows them to be wrong.
      We are at the cusp of WWIII and then all hell breaks loose as they say.
      Then I am sure we who are around Robert will be used to reassure our brothers and sisters who are in disarray when the towers fall.

      Take care

      R

  • rajan

    Hi Robert

    A mehodical and well presented antithesis to the Watchtower delusion regarding 1914
    As you stated last year the end is very near. The Americans just killed 62 Syrian soldiers and the Syrians
    Are claiming it is an act of war. I really think we are just about there.
    I must thank you for being the faithful and dutious watchman that you are
    I consider you in light of the holy scriptures as that watchman in the book of Ezekiel who is picked up by his hair and shown the blasphemous acts of Jehovah’s own priests e.g. bowing down to the sun with their backs turned towards the temple – today that would be the Governing body (all anointed thus of the priestly class) having consorted so to say with the U.N. And tacitly condoning child abuse with their dictates.

    You are truly blessed

    R

  • Shelley.

    I can’t help smirking thinking of someone pointing out that not one of the GB was planted

  • Burt Reynolds

    Why then are those who visit and understand the truth of this site, not subjected to this test? …….’However, the fraud of 1914 does not discount the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Quite the contrary. In his wisdom God’s allowance for “the lie” to go to those who otherwise know the truth is so that our love for the truth may be tested in the future. Jehovah’s Witnesses will have to demonstrate their faith apart from the Watchtower. Passing the test will require more than underlining the correct answer in the Watchtower Magazine.’ ……….Is there a scriptural reason? Does the bible suggest there will be an element with foreknowledge? Even the majority of the annointed have no idea what is written here. Why then, this little group feeding off the back of the preaching work? Why are we excused a huge part of this entrance exam and waved through with such an advantage?

    • i dont know of any scripture that says visitors of e-Watchman wont walk through the fire like everyone else.
      1-Cor 3:11-15
      element with foreknowledge ? Daniel 12:4

      • Burt Reynolds

        HelloD34, it’s not that we will go though the fire or not, it’s the advantage.

        • well your wording fooled me. not subject to the test?

          so youre asking of what good is the advantage in knowing the truth? o_0… i have a hunch you already know that answer to that.

          waved through with no exam?!
          i doubt that.

          we are being feed because Jehovah himself is feeding us as he said – Ez 34:8-16
          https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+34%3A8-16&version=VOICE

          ‘those who are first will be last an those last, first.’ – https://e-watchman.com/many-first-will-last-last-first/

        • Anderiega

          I don’t like pop quizzes….I’d rather study for the test. I guess that’s one reason why we’re all here….we are avid students and we want to be as prepared as possible. But I still have test anxiety!

          • Burt Reynolds

            Ha ha…..pop quiz. That’s one way to describe the tribulation. Made me laugh.

      • Rev 3:10

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Luke 12:48. Indeed, everyone to whom much was given, much will be demanded of him, and the one who was put in charge of much will have more than usual demanded of him.
      This would apply to the great crowd as well.

    • Bklyn Kevin

      Burt asked “Why are we excused a huge part of this entrance exam and waved through with such an advantage?.

      Because we truly loved the truth rather than accepting the lie, Unlike those Paul described in

      2 Thessalonians.

      Paul gives the answer.
      2 Thessalonians 2:
      10 B. for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the “love of the truth” in order that they might be saved.
      11 That is why God lets a deluding influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.

      Although we may be excused from the exam as you say due to our love for the truth we are still going to be subjected to the test.

      Excerpt:
      Up until now God has used the Watchtower Society as a tutor, teaching meek persons the essential truth necessary to know God’s will and purpose. It has produced the two groups foretold in scripture; namely, the little flock and the other sheep.
      But these must pass a final test before being granted entry into either the new heavens or the new earth. The final test will involve abandoning the tutor when it becomes apparent that God is finished with it.
      Will the Watchtower become a false Christ?. Read more>
      https://e-watchman.com/will-wa

      • Burt Reynolds

        Thanks Kevin. I don’t deny that we will be tested, if not more, but that why we should have and advantage such as this. If it is because of a love of truth, then it is reward enough.

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Actually many people in the world know of the truth and that includes the various religions.

          But knowing the truth is not the same as loving the truth, and perhaps that’s what gives us the advantage because we love the truth and refuse to settle for anything less than the truth as Spoken / said by Jesus

          • i like that reply about loving the truth because it makes me feel good about myself that i really do love the truth. ive thought of that before. i dont consider myself special but ive always thought of and stuck with Jehovah. ya just assume everyone (in the Halls) does.

          • Peter Zuccerberg

            Do you also mean with that that they have two masters, one a love for and the ability to understand truth, but with that, a love for something else and that something else list is practically limitless?

            • Bklyn Kevin

              One could say that people have many masters in which they serve and don’t serve all through the course of their life and they either hate one or love the other and yet despise another but nonetheless we as flawed humans still serve them due to our inherited sin from Adam, to each his own imperfection.

              Now people during the course of time had developed their own truth based upon what Satan dictates whether it be political or religious as well as scientific and people adhere to It not knowing what the real truth is.

              However all that changed 2000 years ago when Jesus the son of GOD came into the world and broke up Satan’s monopoly on supposed truth by informing first the Jews and then the gentiles that Jesus Is the way and the “truth” and the life and no one can come to the Father and have salvation except through him / Jesus. John14:6

              Now if we truly love the truth than we would not only be listening to the truth but also applying the sayings of God. As spoken / said by Jesus.
              That’s why I said” knowing the truth is not the same as loving the truth.
              Read more>
              https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/john/8/#v43008047

    • 1914for100Alex

      I don’t know if this answers your question or not, but I came across it while looking up some of the scriptures that DA posted.

      Proverbs 22:19 For your confidence to be in Jehovah,
      I am giving you knowledge today.

  • along with current world events, this specific book-study is right on queue – Daniel 11:14a/b
    Jehovah’s day is approaching

    • LW

      I heard this book was supposed to replace the revelation book apparently. I think they realized that most of what was published in that book was way off…which can only mean that we are gonna see some major fireworks

      • oh yeah?. huh. yeah its just as deceptive as that grand anticlimax book huh

        • LW

          I mean I don’t know that for a fact. To be fair D34, I’m not slamming this. But even if it’s nor a direct replacement, going to the Revelation book, I think that there is a good reason why it’s no longer in print because of the interpretations therein.

          • do you have a twitter account?
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        • LW

          Hello, did you see my last reply?

          • umm what one? been swamped all day 🙁

            • LW

              To this do you have a twitter account?
              (this message will self-destruct in 10 min)

              I was like “were you serious?”

            • yeah i didnt want to leave a irrelevant off topic comment

      • Burt Reynolds

        Are you serious? The watchtower replaced the content of revelation with this study book?

        • LW

          Again Burt, I honestly do not know for sure. I probably shouldn’t have said that…

        • hes talking about the grand climax book. this is like its replacement

          • LW

            I don’t want to pass wrong information around…i will double check before posting next time…

            Sorry I posted in haste…

            • Kevin b

              I would be surprised if we ever studied the revelation book again. Watchtower has change an awful lot of things since it was published.

            • it was to the best of your recollection of understanding.
              i get you. eitherway the book is having the same effect missleading Jehovah’s witnesses

  • Revv_zone@gmail.com Please8834

    Hats off Robert..This Article should be a touchstone post ,or capstone to debunking the 1914 lies. Excellent!

    • ewatchman

      Surely they know I can’t be bought ;~)

      • sally

        See this is what I have such a hard time understanding, the fact that people obviously viewed/do view this site, and read the daily texts, listen to podcasts etc but still continue on the exact same course and would rather this all went away. It’s way too hard to understand how that could happen.

        • Thinking

          A brother sent me this..it’s from the message bible…I really loved it…he used scriptures to say what I tried to in a book..hahah

          13,
          “13 Therefore, those with insight will keep silent at that time,For it will be a time of calamity.”

          “That is why a wise person remains silent at such times,
          because those times are so evil.”

          13 Justice is a lost cause. Evil is epidemic.
          Decent people throw up their hands.
          Protest and rebuke are useless,
          a waste of breath.”

          A brother sent me this..it’s from the message bible…I really loved it…he used scriptures to say what I tried to in a book..hahah

          13,
          “13 Therefore, those with insight will keep silent at that time,For it will be a time of calamity.”

          “That is why a wise person remains silent at such times,
          because those times are so evil.”

          13 Justice is a lost cause. Evil is epidemic.
          Decent people throw up their hands.
          Protest and rebuke are useless,
          a waste of breath.”

          • Burt Reynolds

            That is good! What’s the chapter, book? It’s too modern in language ( far out man) for me to recognise where it comes from. Yr bruv. Burtcool. (Knowwhatimean?)

            • Thinking

              Hahaha…..It’s the Message bible Burt…Amos 5…
              I really like the message bible because it doesn’t mince words…but as I said to Sally it’s certainly not a study bible .
              Yet great to get someone started..then when you get into the deep stuff…go to more precise translations..
              Fair Dinkum man ???

          • sally

            Wow that is very good! Where it it from?

            • Thinking

              Sally it is from the message bible ..Amos 5:13
              But read the whole chapter..to get the proper gist of it.

              The message bible is NOT a study bible…but it gets people reading the bible..and sometimes it’s excellent because it just speaks so plainly…
              Sometimes if I don’t quiet get what the scripture is saying I go to the message bible…most times it’s excellent ..
              A few times I found it a bit hopeless ..but generally it’s great for plain speaking and straight to the point.
              I personally would like to use it on the doors over here in Australia..as hardly anyone owns a bible ..and if they do it’s passed down they a family and a antique never to be used..
              You will enjoy the chapter I’m sure ..
              Sis

      • Anderiega

        How many different people do you think read this site?

        • ewatchman

          On average about 30-35,000 visitors per month.

          • Burt Reynolds

            That must be very heartwarming for you. I’m really pleased for you too, to see how many people you reach out to. This must be one of the widest, most effective witnesses by an individual in the history of the watchtower. Truely blessed by Jehovah in carrying out his work….and the watchtower disfellowship you for it. As Anderiega mentioned in he earlier post, that is irony indeed, if not irony personified. Everyone here is supporting you in this work.

      • Burt Reynolds

        It is far easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom, so you’re very wise not to be bought. However, I expect with all their billions, the watchtower are buying into genetic engineering to create a very very very small camel, ‘darn’ it! ?

  • LW

    But prior to the introduction of the Dollar and its abstruse, unfinished pyramid, Russell’s chart of the ages used the very same occult symbolism —the completed pyramid crowned by the mason’s capstone representing the Kingdom of Christ and the new world order, as the Watchtower used to refer to it.

    Mind blown

  • Sun

    This is wrong, if you read Matthew 24:36 to 25:30 Than you see Jesus talk about KEEP WATCH!
    But other people have made own point about the servant and virgins, and talents, but Jesus point is only KEEP WATCH!
    Bible was not chapter and verse.

    The Day and Hour Unknown
    36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.

    42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

    45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    The Parable of the Ten Virgins
    25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

    6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’

    7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’

    9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’

    10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.

    11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’

    12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’

    13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.

    The Parable of the Bags of Gold
    14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

    19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

    21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

    22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

    23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

    24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

    26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

    28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

  • Sun

    The governing body have made own point about the servant, something Jesus never made, Jesus point is only KEEP WATCH!

  • Sun

    They not understand what Jesus said!

  • Sun

    And the devils days in revelation is 1260 days, thats why he have short time. And tribulation is 1260 days, and the beast rule in 42 months (1260 days) all happening in same time, and the woman run away in 1260 days, and the two witness is 1260 days, same time, the devils short 1260 days.

  • Sun

    If They was true, if witness was true, then They had understand Daniel 12, but They not understand, so They not true.

  • Sun

    But it make no difference, because all people on earth must faight for survive the great tribulation, so if you survive the great tribulation then you are lucky. Because God only think about his elect. Read mark 13:20

  • Kevin b

    This weeks meeting talks about the new definition of “this generation”. Who remembers this Watchtower cover?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6a20924970b4ef580e81aa94c97bbcdd69756814b2377ac985c202d18466c53c.jpg

    • LW

      Six years before I was born

  • LW

    We just had our first Study in the God’s Kingdom Rules book, and one of the footnotes in the lesson said the following:

    Anyone who was anointed after the death of the last of the anointed ones in the first group—that is, after those who witnessed the “beginning of pangs of distress” in 1914—would not be part of “this generation.”—Matt. 24:8.

    HM? So that means that if someone was anointed after say, 1992 (when the last of the old anointed died) and 2016, then that possibly younger anointed individual would NOT be part of “this generation”?

    Is that in essence what is being implied here?

  • LW

    A question, in the Gods Kingdom Rules book, it said the following:

    Anyone who was anointed after the death of the last of the anointed ones in the first group—that is, after those who witnessed the “beginning of pangs of distress” in 1914—would not be part of “this generation.”—Matt. 24:8.

    So if I am understanding this correctly:
    If the last of the first group of anointed ones ( e.g. Fred Franz, who died in 1992) passed away, then if anyone was anointed between that year and 2016, they would not be part of this generation?
    Was not Jesus speaking to all his anointed followers?

    • 1914for100Alex

      Matthew 24:34 states:

      Truly I say to you that this generation will by no means pass away until all these things happen.

      This is after Jesus gives his disciples a list of all the things that are to occur to one particular generation at the time of the end. I personally think this is Jesus’ way of leaving a clue that 1914 is a hoax. Hope this helps.

  • Bklyn Kevin

    One can only guess what Russell was thinking when he tried to associate / tie the satanic worldly pyramids to Jehovah’s divine plan, I mean Paul said it best and showed Us the obvious contrast between the two existing forces and that they could not possibly be mixed up .

    2 Corinthians 6:
    14Do not become unevenly yoked with unbelievers. For what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what sharing does light have with darkness?
    15 Further, what harmony is there between (Christ and Beʹli·al?) Or what does a believer share in common with an unbeliever?
    16And what agreement does God’s temple have with idols? For we are a temple of a living God;just as God said: “I will reside among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
    17 ‘Therefore, get out from among them, and separate yourselves,’ says Jehovah, ‘and quit touching the unclean thing and I will take you in.
    18 And I will become a father to you,and you will become sons and daughters to me,’ says Jehovah, the Almighty.”

    Also keep in mind Russell was a businessman and a educated man so one has to seriously question what was Russell thinking when he wrote this hogwash and yet at the same time Russell had brought wonderful truth to light that had been hidden for centuries.
    who could know for sure what Russell was thinking, perhaps he had a little too much Passover wine when he wrote this stuff – when he had associated Jehovah’s divine plans with pyramidology or perhaps it was a combination of the deluding influence that came from his associates.

    In any respect the bible clearly warned us about putting our faith in man.

    Psalms 118:8 It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to trust in humans.

    Psalms 146:3-4. Do not put your trust in princes Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground;On that very day his thoughts perish.

    Nonetheless it happened and let’s think Jehovah for leaving us his written word as well as a sure foundation his son Jesus Christ to clear up matters
    1Corinthians 3:11 For no one can lay any other foundation than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ

    Isaiah 28:16
    Their fore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah says:”Here I am laying as a foundation in Zion a tested stone, The precious cornerstone of a sure foundation. No one exercising faith will panic.

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