It may sound odd, but if there is anything that proves Jehovah’s Witnesses are the true faith it is the presence of an evil within. Ironically, an expression of that evil is the belief imposed upon Jehovah’s Witnesses by the leadership of the Watchtower that there is no evil presence. Jehovah’s Witnesses are supposed to be in spiritual paradise –insulated from the Devil’s influence. To be sure, according to prophecy spiritual paradise is the complete absence of wickedness among God’s people. But, alas, there are evil persons who walk among Jehovah’s Witnesses. Indeed, there is an evil slave who presides over the master’s house. And if you want to believe it, the “smooth words” that emanate from the king of the north and seduce into apostasy those acting wickedly against the covenant have to do with this very thing –that the Watchtower received Christ’s approval in 1919 and is now the shining city on the hill.
Jesus explained the presence of evil in a simple illustration. It is recorded in the 13th chapter of Matthew. In response to his disciples’ request for an explanation of his illustration of the wheat and the weeds, Jesus said: “The sower of the fine seed is the Son of man; the field is the world. As for the fine seed, these are the sons of the Kingdom, but the weeds are the sons of the wicked one, and the enemy who sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is a conclusion of a system of things, and the reapers are angels.”
According to Christ’s illustration the angels perform a precise and unequivocal division that is only performed once. As a result, the sons of Satan are completely removed from Christ’s Kingdom, as Jesus went on to say: “Therefore, just as the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the system of things. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will collect out from his Kingdom all things that cause stumbling and people who practice lawlessness, and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace.”
No doubt it is due to the influence of the sons of the wicked one that Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the nonsensical notion that the harvest took place back in 1918. Even more absurd, the Watchtower teaches that the weeds are the clergy of Christendom and successive generations of clergymen have been weeping and gnashing their teeth due to the Watchtower’s exposure of them! The Watchtower even claims that clergymen who have died since 1918 will not receive a resurrection, since they have already been pitched into the fiery furnace of everlasting death.
But we may be certain that at some point the operation of Satan will come to light, even as Jesus himself said: “For there is nothing hidden except for the purpose of being exposed; nothing has become carefully concealed but for the purpose of coming into the open. Whoever has ears to listen, let him listen.”