Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders

//Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders

Monday, November 20

Your servants have come . . . out of regard for the name of Jehovah your God, because we have heard about his fame and about all he did.Josh. 9:9.

The Gibeonites wisely recognized Israel’s backer to be the true God. Rahab too perceived God’s hand in the events of her day. After learning about how Jehovah rescued his people, she told two Israelite spies: “I do know that Jehovah will give you the land.” Even though taking such a stand was fraught with danger, she expressed faith that Jehovah could deliver her and her family. These and many other examples in the Bible help us to understand what it means to see God or to see his hand in matters. As we come to know him, we too can see his hand because we perceive his qualities and actions with “the eyes of [our] heart.” Surely we want to be like those past and present who have clearly seen Jehovah supporting his people.

The Governing Body must surely know in their hearts that they have made a mess of things. The public exposure of their failed child abuse policies, amplified by public hearings and class action lawsuits, has opened the eyes of many. Apparently a rather substantial number of congregants are leaving or in the process of fading. As a result of the exodus the Watchtower is shuttering kingdom halls and consolidating congregations.

Of course, the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses will never acknowledge any responsibility in stumbling millions. The Watchtower goes so far as to claim that those who leave the organization have been winnowed out by the angels because of their unsuitability. (Are the Angels Killing off Your Bible Students?)

But the days of the Watchtower’s unseemly boasting of having Jehovah’s undying support are numbered. Anyone who has even a rudimentary knowledge of the history contained in the Bible knows that Jehovah did not always support the Israelites and Jews. In fact, through Isaiah Jehovah explicitly forewarned that he was removing his support from the city where he had placed his name. The third chapter opens: “For look! the true Lord, Jehovah of armies, is removing from Jerusalem and Judah every kind of support and supply, all support of bread and water, mighty man and warrior, judge and prophet, diviner and elder, chief of 50, dignitary, and adviser…”

As was true of the Jews, the Governing Body is defiant in their course, exhibited recently by a “helper” who proclaimed that the Watchtower will never change its “scriptural” two witness policy —implying that shielding pedophiles from prosecution by the superior authorities is somehow their obligation before God. How true Jehovah’s edict: “Because in word and deed they are against Jehovah; they behave defiantly in his glorious presence. The expression of their faces testifies against them, and they proclaim their sin like Sodom; they do not try to hide it. Woe to them, for they are bringing disaster on themselves!” —Isaiah 3:8-9

Because of the ongoing hoax the Watchtower has perpetrated from its very inception, regarding the coming of Christ in 1914 and the supposed beginning of the judgment of the house of God in 1918, Jehovah’s Witnesses have no scriptural basis to anticipate any sort of disaster befalling them. But God does not need a consensus among men to permit him to act. Isaiah continues: “Jehovah is taking his position to accuse; He is standing up to pass sentence on peoples. Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders and princes of his people. ‘You have burned down the vineyard, and what you have stolen from the poor is in your houses. How dare you crush my people and grind the faces of the poor in the dirt?’ declares the Sovereign Lord, Jehovah of armies.” —Isaiah 3:13-15

Ought Jehovah’s Witnesses any longer imagine that Jehovah stood up to accuse the leaders of his people and pass sentence on the peoples back in 1918? To be sure, because the Father has committed all judging to the Son, this is exactly what will be accomplished when Christ comes in the name and glory of his Father as the messenger of the covenant. Indeed, “But who will endure the day of his coming, and who will be able to stand when he appears? For he will be like the fire of a refiner and like the lye of laundrymen.”

In furtherance of their elaborate invisible parousia fraud, the Watchtower claims that the day of his coming, as foretold in Malachi, has already come and gone. But the 1st chapter of Isaiah uses the very same analogy only it is apparent that the refining and smelting process results in the total destruction of God’s enemies within. Here is what it says in context: “Therefore the true Lord, Jehovah of armies, the Powerful One of Israel, declares: ‘Ah! I will rid myself of my adversaries, and I will take revenge on my enemies. I will turn my hand against you, I will smelt away your dross as with lye, and I will remove all your impurities.’”

Again, although Isaiah identifies Jehovah as the Avenger and Refiner, in reality Christ has been appointed to carryout God’s work to a completion. But the point is, God’s adversaries are among his people. That is why God allows them to bring disaster upon themselves. And the disaster will completely eliminate wicked men from God’s organization.

Isaiah further states: “The rebels and the sinners will be broken together, and those leaving Jehovah will come to their finish…The strong man will become tow, and his work a spark; both of them will go up in flames together, with no one to extinguish them.” —Isaiah 1:28, 31

Paul likely had this passage in mind when he wrote the following: “For no one can lay any other foundation than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw, each one’s work will be shown for what it is, for the day will show it up, because it will be revealed by means of fire, and the fire itself will prove what sort of work each one has built. If anyone’s work that he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward; if anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, but he himself will be saved; yet, if so, it will be as through fire.”

“The day” of which Paul wrote is obviously the day of the Lord —or the day of Jehovah if you please. That is when the heat is turned up, so-to-speak. And combustible materials, likened to wood, hay and straw, will be burned up. We may be certain that the entire prophetic edifice upon which the Watchtower is built will be consumed in the conflagration just like literal straw and field stubble.

Obviously the rebels and sinners did not come to their finish in 1918. They are still very much alive and thriving among Jehovah’s Witnesses. While we may expect many more to be stumbled due to the increasing of lawlessness, the end is in sight. Already the ax is lying at the root of the trees. And as John the Baptizer warned: “every tree, then, that does not produce fine fruit is to be cut down and thrown into the fire.” —Matthew 3:10

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2017-11-20T10:07:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Commentary|57 Comments
  • Revv_zone@gmail.com Please8834

    If the Elders know they have made a mess of things, rather many things, who or whom is telling them that all is well? It’s no wander any of them have humbled themselves, or are the ones, that may have a clue that all is not well with Jehovah as the old staying at wheel with the steady as she goesattitude, if so for what reason? Do they hope that they will overpower the wicked within and somehow bring about a major change until Christ comes? Or do they stay simply because of the cushy comfy positions they hold? It amazes me that no one has made any attempt of humility.

    • Isaac of Coimbatore

      What is humility? Sorry brother there is no such word in Watchtower dictionary. So humility is not a English word but some Dravidian word LOL. He he he

  • Isaac of Coimbatore

    Ha ha ha. In 1918/19 Jesus already came and cleaned? The congregation of JW itself was in its infancy how can he refine? Why the JW itself established in 1926 how can he refine worldwide congregations in 1918. May be Rutherford is correct he said that holyones like Abraham Isaac and Jacob will be resurrected was that the time Christ came but that is1925. But organization established only in 1926. Oh bedsheets is not fitting. Organization established in India after Christ refined no anointed ones from India. But what about some guys commit adultery and holding a position of MS and what about elders swaping their wives in Pothanur congregation Coimbatore. When Jesus will clean? Blind GB telling lies that Christ came and refined in 1918. Is:42:19.

  • trudy

    Here we go in the news about abuse Victim done by her brother then shunned by jw family after going to the police and elders told not her to report what had happen as it brings bad name on Jehovah
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8ijDHZ0Fyk

  • Leonard k

    John 16:32
    Look! The hour is coming, indeed, it has come, when each one of you will be scattered to his own house and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

    Psalm 76:7
    You alone are awe-inspiring. Who can withstand your intense anger?

    Psalm 83:18
    May people know that you, whose name is Jehovah,You alone are the Most High over all the earth.

    Psalm 86:10
    For you are great and do wondrous things;You are God, you alone.

    Psalm 136:4
    He alone does great wonders,For his loyal love endures forever

  • 😖

  • Max

    This article is very appropriate for what is happening these day with
    the bodies of elders around the world. Used to be that diversity of
    thought was encourage in a body of elders because it was necessary
    and appropriate to use bible law with the foremost care to treat
    Jehovah’s sheep in fairness and just. Now diversity of thought in a
    body of elders is penalized because every procedure and action has
    been outlined in the elders’s book “Shepard the flock of God” so
    now elders need to follow the book to the letter. Following a book
    means that Jehovah’s law of love is secondary to the procedures of
    the WT. Because of “The Book” elders do not seems to feel
    responsible for the fate of brothers and sisters during a judicial
    comity because in a way is not them disfellowshipping the friends but
    the WT. This careless believe has produced a culture of loveless
    corporate elders whom make every effort to manage the sheeps as
    employees of a corporation efficiency is king over love and
    compassion. They categorized publishers as a single or double digit
    publisher. The friends are treated according to how much they are
    able to produce” and not according to their spiritual progress
    reflected in the way they apply Jehovah’s fruits of the spirit in
    their daily life. The friends have taken notice of this trend and
    many blame Jehovah for the loveless and careless way the WT is
    treating them. Sadly when many decide to fade away the new thing to
    say is “ The angels are cleaning the congregation”… Well we’ll
    see how that line goes when the King comes and finds His sheep
    malnourished and crying for the pain inflicted by the shepards

    • e.v.g

      Some elders can not give one simple advice, I know that by first hand. Probably the gb knew that and created that book. although that book was created by others who could not understand the bible very well, or probably by an arrogant man or by a freemason.

    • The Raven

      They also said it back then when we were cut off from further studies. They claimed the angels were “killing” them off. You hit it right on the head, Max. It’s a corporate view of all matters and it appears their bottom line is a priority. No wonder so many are discouraged and leave, with a few remaining who are aware of what’s happening. I am hoping those few like you will factor into something of some benefit to the brothers and sisters when the time comes.

      • Max

        You know I’m finding out that it is easier for an atheist to become a JW than a brother or a sister could even start to reason far more understand that the WT is wrong. It is truly a daunting task.

        • The Raven

          LOL! You’re right, Max! But…we know why.

    • Heidi Camacho

      Well said.
      Excellent!
      My sentiments, exactly.

  • trudy

    Do you know that the born in jw children make it to elders and then these are easy to control as they are shaped be loyal to the Watchtower rather then Jehovah or Jesus but can control the flock who think they are angels and may be gone to God house as I know one ….. they don’t know different about the laws of the land ..as they belive they are above all ..The org has said this twisted the scriptures ..when I have heard elders say they wore told not to go to police etc they started to think when on the court because the common sense was making them see something about there thinking ,,but they were scared more of the watchtower then anything and protecting that ..
    Just think if Juese was here right now ,would he walk into Warwick and say I am HOME and feel at ease …He be in there with his JCB and taking down that temple tower. and stick all they books on the fire ,round up they GB and make them wash feet fro the rest of there lives .That would be really funny ,,But can you see would any of the top ranks wash feet ,
    No they are living the dream on the expense of the poor which most are .
    I feel they indertly made many single in there false dates .That’s is true my mate who is 72 has had his fill ..He had a child and was frown on as the days was near that was back in the 60-70s I belive .
    His daughter was DF for marring a worldly person .She never came back .
    They DF you for that ..Where is a scripture for doing that ,why is that a sin or crime in there eyes .

  • The true test for a prophet is found in Deuteronomy 18:20-22. This scripture teaches that a prophet must be tested by checking his prophecies. Deut. 13:1-4 “If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, “and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’– which you have not known–‘ and let us serve them,’3 “you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.4 “You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.”

    Christ had said no one would know the time of his return “no one knows the day or hour” (Matthew 24:36; Mark 13:32). This is a Jewish idiom that means one cannot predict with any accuracy when he will come back. This in the Greek tense that means no man will ever know, only the Father knows, it is reserved for him alone. This doesn’t stop numerous people from saying that they DO know. They do this by playing word games such as the word ‘know’ does not mean what it says or they just ignore this warning. By doing this they fall right into the category of a false predictor of the times, what Jesus called a false prophet.

    • Jehovah’s Witnesses1874 Charles Taze Russell visited a meeting and met Barbour a 2nd day Adventist. Befriending Russell he convinced him that Christ actually returned invisibly in 1874.(One false influence births another.)

      Russell was thoroughly convinced and wrote “Second advent in 1874; the Lord took power in 1878. (STUDIES, Vol. 3, p. 234)

      Scriptures prove that the Lord’s Second Advent was in 1874. (STUDIES, Vol. 7, p. 680

      Eighty-eight proofs that the Lord’s Second Advent occurred in the fall of 1874 (STUDIES, Vol. 7, pp. 68-71)

      “Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874, A.D.” STUDIES, Vol. 4, p. 621

      “The Millennium began in 1874, with the Return of Christ.” (STUDIES, Vol. 7, p. 386)

      “The second coming of the Lord therefore began in 1874 (CREATION, p. 289 early editions, p. 310 later editions)

      “Our lord, the appointed king, is now present since Oct. 1874. According to the testimony of the prophets to those who have ears to hear.” (Studies in the Scriptures vol.4,pg.621)

      1914 was one of the more important dates believed to be the start of the war of Armageddon by the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Other dates followed as this one failed, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975

      1908 Lee T. Spangler – a grocery store owner in York, Pennsylvania announces that the world would end by fire in October 1908.

      1935 Rastafarians- Christ was manifested as Hale Selassie fulfilling the prophesies of Rev.5:2-5 and 19:16. He is the king of Kings and lion of the tribe of Judah.

      1936 The issue of Plain Truth,(June/July 1934) the magazine launched by Worldwide Church of God founder Herbert W. Armstrong, predicts that the economic depression and fear of war marking the early 1930s would continue until 1936. Then, said Armstrong, “we may expect to see the heavenly signs of the sun and moon becoming dark … which shall be followed by the ‘Day of the Lord”‘ (p. 5).

      1941 William blessings of The house of Prayer for all people, the 2nd coming occurred in 70 CE. When the temple was destroyed, the dead were raised and the saints were raptured. Yahshua is already here and will establish the kingdom before 2,000 A.D. (The Encyclopedia of World religions J.G. Melton)

      1950’s William Branham was believed him to be the prophet Elijah who was to come before the return of Christ Jesus. I sincerely believe and maintain as a private student of the word along with Divine Inspiration that 1977 ought to terminate the world systems and usher in the Millennium.” (Seven Church Ages Page 322) Branham proclaimed himself the angel of Revelation 3:14 and 10:7 and prophesied that by 1977 all denominations would be consumed by the World Council of Churches under the control of the Roman Catholics, that the Rapture would take place, and that the world would be destroyed. (Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, p. 96)

      1954 Charles Laughead, a respected physician at Michigan State College, proclaimed to his friends and family that doomsday would occur on December 20, 1954.

      1957 The Remnant Church, Mrs.Tracy B.Bizich marked the beginning of the end of the world in 1957 the first angel blew the trumpet in 1962.

      • The Witnesses make many claims in their attempt to convert you to their faith. They profess to have the only true Christian church, to be the only true representatives of God, to have the only correct biblical teaching, and to be the only true announcers of Jehovah’s coming kingdom.

        If they are the only true church and are the only true voice of God’s word, then what they say should prove to be true and especially in prophecy. When it comes to predicting the future, the Watchtower organization fails miserably. Following are some of the false predictions made over the years by the Watchtower organization. If you present these to a JW, he will probably say something like, “Those are taken out of context,” or “They didn’t claim to be the prophet of God,” or “The light is getting brighter, and we are understanding Bible prophecy better now,” etc. Make a copy of these false prophecies, found in the appendix, and give it to them to check. They are right out of the Witnesses’ literature.

        Remember Deut. 18:22, “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.” If someone makes a false prophecy and they have claimed to be a prophet of God, then they are false prophets and are not to be listened to. Do the Witnesses claim to be the prophet of God? Yes, they do.

        In 1972 the Jehovah’s Witness Watchtower claimed to be the prophet of God.

        IDENTIFYING THE “PROPHET”–“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? . . . This “prophet” was not one man, but was a body of men and women. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ, known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as 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 prove it,” (Watchtower, Apr. 1, 1972, p. 197). (See Deut. 18:21.)

        1897 “Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874,” (Studies in the Scriptures, vol. 4, p. 621).
        1899 ” . . . the ‘battle of the great day of God Almighty’ (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth’s present rulership, is already commenced,” (The Time Is at Hand, 1908 edition, p. 101).
        1916 “The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great 1000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th Day, the 1000 years of Christ’s Reign, began in 1873,” (The Time Is at Hand, forward, p. ii).
        1918 “Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named by the Apostle in Hebrews 11, to the condition of human perfection,” (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p. 89).
        1922 “The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914,” (Watchtower, Sept. 1, 1922, p. 262).
        1923 “Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge,” (Watchtower, Apr. 1, 1923, p. 106).
        1925 “The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year,” (Watchtower, Jan. 1, 1925, p. 3).
        1925 “It is to be expected that Satan will try to inject into the minds of the consecrated, the thought that 1925 should see an end to the work,” (Watchtower, Sept., 1925, p. 262).
        1926 “Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were inclined to throw away everything,” (Watchtower, p. 232).
        1931 “There was a measure of disappointment on the part of Jehovah’s faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1917, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time . . . and they also learned to quit fixing dates,” (Vindication, p. 338).
        1941 “Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord’s provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon,” (Watchtower, Sept. 15, 1941, p. 288).
        1968 “True, there have been those in times past who predicted an ‘end to the world’, even announcing a specific date. Yet nothing happened. The ‘end’ did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What was missing? . . . Missing from such people were God’s truths and evidence that he was using and guiding them,” (Awake, Oct. 8, 1968).
        1968 “Why are you looking forward to 1975?” (Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1968, p. 494).
        A JW might say that the organization is still learning. If that is so, then how can they trust what they are taught now by the Watchtower? Will what they are being taught now change also?

        A true prophet of God won’t err in prophesying. Only a false prophet does. The Jehovah’s Witness organization, that claims to be a prophet of God, is really a false prophet. Jesus warned us by saying, “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect–if that were possible” (Matt. 24:24).

        • Bklyn Kevin

          Are Jehovah’s Witnesses False Prophets?
          Excerpt:
          In their zeal to convince the unwary that Jehovah’s Witnesses are false, evangelicals cite the law at Deuteronomy 18:22, which made it an offense punishable by death to presumptuously speak an untruth in the name of Jehovah. The folly of their reasoning is that the mere appearance of false prophets in the midst of the Israelites did not disqualify the entire nation from being God’s people. Nor does it mean that Christians are not Christians because they are misled by false teachers. (Related Youtube video)

          On the contrary, the apostle Peter prophesied that just as the Israelites were menaced by false prophets, so too, there will be false teachers among the anointed congregation of Christ, who will “greedily exploit you with counterfeit words.” (II Peter 2) Please note, Peter did not say that you might be targeted by false teachers or that the the misleaders would be on the outside. Jesus’ apostle said “there will also be false teachers among you.”

          According to Peter’s inspired words such teachers would be in their midst up until the judgment of God overtakes them. That is what Peter meant when he said their judgment was not slumbering, that they bring speedy destruction upon themselves. So, here is the irony: If Jehovah’s Witnesses are the true faith then they must also have false teachers among them who exploit them. Is such the case? Absolutely!
          Read more> https://e-watchman.com/jehovahs-witnesses-false-prophets/

          • Isaac of Coimbatore

            Yeah that’s correct

    • you can spare yourself from some embarrassment by getting up to speed about what the site is about. Here is a video I did about 8 years ago on the topic of Jehovah’s Witnesses being false prophets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_bd1kHDCGE&feature=youtu.be

      • Isaac of Coimbatore

        Brother King you video and reply is like giving an hit to Thomas Dickensheets. Well done brother. I learned a lot.

    • Anderiega

      Dear brother…. welcome. There were false prophets IN Isreal. The presence of false prophets in WT does not prove that EVERYTHING Jehovah’s witnesses believe is false….it simply proves we ALL need to study the Bible for ourselves and bolster each other’s faith in what we can prove (scripturally) is true, and be patient for everything else to be revealed. 😊

  • The 1874 Generation
    Many Jehovah’s Witnesses are unaware that their founder’s original teaching was that Jesus’ invisible return was in 1874 rather than 1914. The founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell, taught that Jesus’ return began in 1874 (though he did not fully ascend to the throne until 1878) and that the day of God’s wrath would be complete in 1914 or 1915. He thus explains that the time between the invisible return of Christ and the end of God’s judgment of the world would be well within one generation.1 In spite of the fact that this failed to transpire, Watchtower literature continued to hold to the 1874 return of Christ through the 1920’s. One publication, for example, plainly stated:

    “Surely there is not the slightest room for doubt in the mind of a truly consecrated child of God that the Lord Jesus is present and has been since 1874,” (Watchtower Jan 1, 1924 p.5)

    Thus for some time, the Jehovah’s Witnesses taught that the end must come before the generation of 1874 passed away.

    Those Alive in 1914
    In spite of all this clarity and alleged certainty, the date of Jesus’ “invisible return” was eventually changed to 1914 (the date of Russell’s original prediction for the final judgment). As to the generation, the Watchtower literature explained:

    “Some persons living A.D. 1914 when the series of foretold events began will also be living when the series ends with Armageddon. All the events will come within the span of one generation,” (Watchtower, Sept 1, 1952)

    The literature was clear that the “battle of the day of Jehovah” would come “shortly, within our twentieth century.”2 They went on saying for decades things like:

    “In 1914, he went into action as ruling king. Satan and his demons were promptly hurled out of heaven, this act cleansing the seat of government. (Revelation 12:7-12) The Present world system had entered its final days. The countdown that had proceeded for some six millenniums now nears its zero hour. So close is it that people who were alive in 1914, and who are now well along in years, will not pass off the scene before the thrilling events marking the vindication of Jehovah’s sovereignty come to pass – Mark 13:30,” (Survival into a New Earth, 1984, Pg 185)

    “It was to our generation that Jesus referred when he added the key thought: ‘this generation will by no means pass away until all things occur.’ (Matt. 25:34) The generation that saw the beginning of woes in 1914 would also see the end of Satan and his entire wicked system of things. Some who were alive then would still be alive when ‘the end’ comes,” (Awake!, 1966, pg 18)

    The literature even seemed to imply that they did not merely mean just anyone born by 1914, but specifically those who were old enough to actually be witnesses of the things that occurred that year:

    “Some who saw the events of 1914 will also see the complete destruction of this present wicked world,” (Studies in the Scriptures, 1989, pg 200)

    We have left the twentieth century behind. We are over a century passed 1914. The Watchtower expectation remains unfulfilled. While there are still a small number of people left who were alive in 1914, even a few who were old enough to qualify as eyewitnesses, the Watchtower has already begun preparing for the inevitable failure of this prediction by changing the rules again on what they once proclaimed to be so certain.

    • While it’s impossible to read the motives of another man’s heart, these changes at least appear rather telling. If the Watchtower writers really believed their own teachings, you would expect them to see that the 1914 generation was nearly over and to be doubling down with urgency as the end must be upon us any day now. Instead, you see the convenient rewriting of the teachings to buy time while straining the definition of words beyond reason. It seems the leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses wish to maintain just enough urgency to keep their people engaged, but that they doubt their own teachings too much to let them stand in the twilight years of their once firm prediction. The Watchtower has a long history of false prophecies due to their poor system of interpreting the Bible. This is another example where a single set of biblical misunderstandings has produced as series of failed predictions and is in the process of producing more before our very eyes. The world did not end in 1914. It did not end before the generation of 1874 passed away. It did not end before the close of the twentieth century. The Watchtower writers have already hedged their bets that they will fail again as we approach the tragic passing away of the last of those who lived to see the year 1914. These predictions have failed, and continue to fail, because the governing body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses is not God’s organization as they falsely claim to be, and they cannot interpret the Bible properly. The whole Jehovah’s Witness system has shown itself to be a lie.

      • Sharon

        amen

      • Craig Knight

        Thomas Hello! – The Bible said God would take out a people for his name at Acts 15:14 – New International Version
        Simon has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles.

        JW’s have made Jehovah’s name known and his purpose for the earth and have freed many people from the bondage to Constantine’s lies. The preaching work and getting Bibles into the hands of over 700 different languages around the globe is pretty impressive you have to admit. Jehovah uses whatever agency He can find to spread his purpose just as the Devil uses men to oppose the truth. The WTS has done much good and much harm. It was also foretold that they would be called stupid prophets and that Christ would cleanse his people especially those in leadership positions. But as Mark and Cora have returned to the belief in the Trinity is just proof of the treachery of the Devil. Kim and Mike have a youtube channel I’m sure you have seen them. Mike is now accepting the trinity as well. That’s the dog returning to the vomit of Constantine isn’t it? Jehovah’s people are now spread about all over the world and have left WT for their false teachings and their legalistic approach to God’s word. God’s people do not need to be associated with any organization especially now that youtube has a plethora of ex JW’s and their stories. WT is falling but our faith in Jehovah God need not fall. Don’t let yourself be sucked back into Christendom my friend but stick with the true God Jehovah and seek clarification out here in the wilderness with the rest of us. I stumbled over WT and left for 30 years but returned after finding RK’s website. Stick with the basic’s of the truth and drop the rest of it. May God bless you to not let anger caused by these GB men to break your search for truth.

    • Hi Thomas, The readers here are well aware that the Watchtower used to teach that the parousia began in 1874. Here is a sampling of the articles previously published on this site –

      https://e-watchman.com/maintain-devils-1914-parousia-hoax/
      https://e-watchman.com/second-time-christ-appears/
      https://e-watchman.com/jehovah-is-a-god-of-judgment/
      https://e-watchman.com/second-coming-jesus-christ/
      https://e-watchman.com/not-know-master-house-coming/

      • Island Breeze

        Who left the barn door opened?

      • Observing Quietly

        Me thinks Frances Ben Charles has returned.

        • Burt Reynolds

          He does not appear to be. These posts are quotations and Thomas may just have woken up and is sounding off like we all did at that point. Doubtless we shall see in due time! Frances had an opinion, these quotes are just factual and we may have the chance of helping someone! 😀

          • The Raven

            Much of this is cut and paste from here:

            The Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry
            https://carm.org/the-watchtower-and-the-1914-generation

            Matt Slick runs the site. Here’s what they believe:

            https://carm.org/statement-faith

            • Burt Reynolds

              Thanks Raven. Well he only told us what we already know! Sometimes I feel like making my own statement of faith to trolls but it’s not printable!

            • The Raven

              I hear ya!

            • Island Breeze

              I see you can spot a troll instantly to!

            • Isaac of Coimbatore

              Hey hey nice comment. Well that’s what I feel. Yo are right!

    • Burt Reynolds

      Hello Thomas, I take it if you know Mark and Cora that you are an ex-JW or perhaps fading? This is quite a potted history of the watchtower you have quoted here and is well known to us as ‘witnesses’ also, in fact, one might say all to well known judging by the experiences we have had. What may be helpful for you to know is that the watchtower does in fact have a role in prophesy. It is not a question of coming to understand that the watchtower is deceitful, and thus leaving it, but of understanding why these things have come about and what we need to do. Jehovah still exists does he not? There is still a Creator is there not? There is still a purpose, then. You, we, need to understand that. Before you go off as an ex-JW activist, first give yourself the understanding of the watchtower’s place in prophesy so that you can make a balanced descision in this turning point in your life. Read the articles that Robert has quoted, and ask your questions. You are welcome to help and support here.

      • Sharon

        thank-you burt someone who actually cares about other people

    • Sharon

      yes and lets not forget Thomas Beth sarim the house they built for Abraham Isaac and Jacob,and well because they never did occupy the place,the drunkard did.

      • Isaac of Coimbatore

        Hey! the drunkard did. You mean Rutherford. I really hate him.

    • Heidi Camacho

      Add to that, that JW’s were told and saying that Armageddon was coming by 1975 and that there was no need to go to school, get married, etc.

      • ‘stay alive 75’ was the saying at the time if i remember correctly

        • Daisy

          You remember correctly Doc! I can vouch for that saying , having moved to where “the need was great”, 121 miles away in 1974, to pioneer whilst my two young daughters were in day school. Boy! The urgency to place publications was heady hah.
          My son was born in 1975! He’s forty-two today!
          My eldest daughter is a grandmother of two!
          What a journey lol. And here I am.. finally in my old age with the peace that excels all thought thanks to my renewed love for the real truth that leads to eternal life…ever grateful for the loving brothers found on this site.

      • Isaac of Coimbatore

        1975? No even born. Thank GOD!!

  • The voice

    “Apparently a rather substantial number of congregants are leaving or in the process of fading”
    Recently at the meeting they were talking about growth and in the same breath they are in the process of eliminating a congregation and merging them.
    Laughable

  • Shelley.

    No more year book is proof that the numbers are rapidly declining or the number of partakers has increased significantly meaning we have a huge increase in mentally ill brothers and sisters.

    • a watcher

      I do not believe that all new partakers are mentally ill. I believe that at least half of the new partakers are genuine.

      • And here’s something to consider: What prevents a mentally ill person from being anointed? Paul said God chooses the weak, foolish, ignoble things and the things looked down upon. Why not the mentally ill?

        • a watcher

          All things are possible with God.

        • Eric

          So you’re saying I have a chance? Lol

          • Bklyn Kevin

            Scriptures for thought.
            Jehovah is near to all those calling on him,
            To all who call on him in truth. Psalm 145:18.

            Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones. James 4:8

            Invitation to eat and drink for free (1-5)
            Search for Jehovah and his reliable word (6-13)

            Search for Jehovah while he may be found.
            Call to him while he is near. Read more> https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/nwt/books/isaiah/55/#v23055006-v23055013

        • Sharon

          or how about Jesus said keep doing this in remembrance of me,and he meant all of his true followers

        • Craig Knight

          That’s a wonderful thought Robert. I always felt like the mentally ill had no place in the WTS because they could not be used for the preaching etc. I always knew God would judge them mercifully for their condition but what you said was just so loving. Having OCD I kind of fit into that category. Ha ha!

      • Shelley.

        I’m not saying anyone is mentally ill.The org. Implies these new partakers are.I say who are they to judge if a person has been given this invitation mentally ill or not.They have to come up with some explanation for this increase because for years the numbers were decreasing every year and it was implied that this meant we were getting closer to the end of this system.So if they stop producing these stats they can avoid the issue all together.I believe that the increase is proof that we are near the end.As brother King said the end is in sight.Jesus said many will be stumbled and the love of the greater number will turn cold and we are seeing this right now.The org is getting desperate with their article on Propaganda.Their stand on the two witness rule on the November broadcast was disgusting.Any thinking JW should ask themselves why this was an issue with the media and apostates in the first place because no reason was given on the broadcast.They slit their own throats because many will dig deeper into this issue for answers and many many more will be stumbled.I pray that these ones will be as fortunate as I was to find Brother Kings site.

        • trudy

          I belive , Mary said to “Jesus are you out of your mind ” She did not understand and fell short to the truth and strayed towards the Devil .So true followers will be accused ..and marked ..Every one is spoon fed .

    • Sharon

      shelly what Jesus and his disciple’s did that evening was something the Jews had been doing for thousands of years,maybe not thousands,but from the time Jehovah delivered them.

  • Sharon

    I Caught the image of the cross immediately brother Robert nice artwork

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