The Watchtower organization has claimed to be the prophet of God yet it has made numerous false prophecies. The excuse given for their false prophecies has been to quote Proverbs 4:18, which says, “But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established.” Whether or not the “light gets brighter” or not, does not change the fact that the Watchtower made false prophecies.  The Bible says in Deut. 18:20-22, “‘However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. And in case you should say in your heart: “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…”
 If the New World Translation (NWT) condemns false prophesying and states that it is proof that God is not speaking through that prophet, then doesn’t this prove that the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society is not speaking for God? CARM Questions for Jehovah’s Witnesses




The premise of this question is wrong. To illustrate that fact simply consider the intent of the law at Deuteronomy. If a man was found out to be a false prophet by means of the criteria provided did that prove that Israel was not God’s nation? Of course not. Israel, in fact, suffered under many false prophets and wicked priests, but ultimately God accomplished his purpose in connection with his chosen people. 

As regards Christianity, consider the words of warning provided by the apostle Peter. At II Peter 2:1 we read: “However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among you. These will quietly bring in destructive sects, and they will even disown the owner who bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves.”

The apostles did not say that there might be false prophets among Christians. He forewarned that there would most certainly be “false teachers among you.” By the same method of reasoning, then, does the existence of false teachers prove that Christ’s congregation does not speak for God?

Furthermore, since there is no evidence that God has ever destroyed any false teachers in the entire Christian era, the destruction that comes upon them speedily must be a future judgment coincident with the coming of Christ. That means that the false teachers will be among Christians up until the day of Christ.


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