Has the Kingdom of God really begun ruling the world? Jehovah’s Witnesses will unhesitatingly respond that it has. And why shouldn’t they? As long as the Watchtower has existed, it has declared that the Kingdom of God has begun ruling. Every Watchtower Magazine is emblazoned with the subheading: “Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom.”

Most Jehovah’s Witnesses today are probably unaware that the publishers of the Watchtower originally proclaimed that the Kingdom of God came to power in 1878. Long after 1914, the Watchtower shifted the date from 1878 to 1914. Given the undeniable fact that the Watchtower trumpeted a false coming of Christ for nearly a half-century, how can we be sure that the final part of the days really began in 1914 and that Christ took up his great power and hurled Satan and the demons down to the earth in that year? Are not Christians exhorted to “make sure of all things”? And this is a pretty important thing.

The fact is, Christ has not returned, the Kingdom has not come to power, and Satan and his angels have not been hurled down, at least not in 1914. Over the past two decades, e-Watchman has produced incontrovertible evidence debunking the Watchtower’s core doctrine.

It strains credulity, though, to suppose that mere humans could have contrived such an elaborate doctrine that has persuaded millions of trusting Christians to embrace a lie—the lie that Christ has begun ruling and that the demons have come down to earth in a rage. It could only have been fabricated by the influence of the master influencer, the father of the lie—Satan the Devil. Indeed, the inspired apostle wrote about the presence of a man of lawlessness and an operation of Satan that is based upon a false parousia. It is a necessary prelude to the authentic presence of the Son of man.

To be sure, though, the Devil can only do what God permits, and that is in harmony with what the apostle wrote: “That is why God lets a deceptive influence mislead them so that they may come to believe the lie, in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness.” — 2 These 2:11-12

“The lie” is the centerpiece of the Watchtower’s doctrine—the lie that the Kingdom has begun ruling the world. What is of the utmost importance, though, is that “the lie” is promulgated among and by anointed Christians. God permits his people to believe and preach a lie to test their faith when Christ actually comes.

Because the “seers” believe “the lie,” the Watchtower is oblivious to developments leading up to the thief-like arrival of the Son of Man. Have not the prophets of Bethel assured Jehovah’s Witnesses that there cannot be another world war? 

Although “the lie” is part of the operation of Satan, men who promote it are complicit nonetheless.  And so are those who believe it. People hear what they want to hear. No one wants to hear the truth concerning God’s coming judgment. That is why God denounces not only the false prophets but also the people who wish to have their ears tickled. “If a man walks after wind and deception and tells this lie: “I will preach to you about wine and alcoholic drink,” Then he would be just the preacher for this people!” — Micah 2:11

“Spiritual paradise” sounds better than a pedophile’s paradise, does it not? And being bystanders as Babylon the Great is destroyed sounds better than the desolation of Jehovah’s earthly organization. Plenty of nutritious spiritual food and drink sounds better than a spiritual famine to come, does it not? Drink Up, then. It is almost closing time.

The context of the verse above is most instructive. Jehovah’s people have become his enemy and God is determined to rectify that bad situation. “But lately my own people have risen up as an enemy. You openly strip off the majestic ornament with the garment from those passing by confidently, like those returning from war. You drive the women of my people out from their delightful houses; from their children you take away my splendor forever. Get up and go, for this is no place of rest. Because of uncleanness, there is destruction, grievous destruction.” — Micah 2:8-10

Since the prophecy concerns those whom God declares to be his own people, we might be inclined to assume his people were the Jews and the “grievous destruction” that befell them was when Babylon razed Jerusalem to the ground. However, the rest of the prophecy indicates otherwise.  Please consider the remaining verses of the second chapter: “I will certainly gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely collect the remaining ones of Israel together. In unity I will place them, like sheep in the pen, like a flock in its pasture; it will be noisy with people.’ The one breaking out will go before them; they will break out and pass through the gate and go out by it. Their king will pass through before them, with Jehovah at their head.”

Jehovah indeed gathered back the Israelites from Babylon; even so, the Jews never again had a king of David’s lineage. According to the Watchtower, Jehovah has already collected the remaining ones of spiritual Israel, and the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses is the flock that is noisy with people. Here is what the Watchtower said in the year 2000:

From 1919 through 1931, Kingdom light shone brighter and brighter as these ones cast off the remaining shackles of Babylonish thinking. They increased in number to tens of thousands as Jehovah fulfilled his promise: “I shall without fail collect the remaining ones of Israel together. In unity I shall set them, like a flock in the pen, like a drove in the midst of its pasture; they will be noisy with men.” (Micah 2:12) In 1931, Jehovah’s glory upon his people became even more evident when they accepted the name Jehovah’s Witnesses.

This supposed fulfillment of prophecy goes to the heart of “the lie.” That is because Micah’s prophecy indicates that a “grievous destruction” immediately precedes the appearance of the king, who leads them out. Have Christians experienced any sort of destruction from the hand of God in modern times? If so, when?

The truth is simple. Jesus foretold what could be called a “grievous destruction” would befall the city of God, otherwise known as Jerusalem, during a great tribulation that would come upon the entire inhabited earth.

The appearance of a “disgusting thing” standing in a holy place will be a signal for Christians to flee immediately. What is the holy place in modern times? It is Christ’s congregation. According to Paul, the antichrist, known as the “son of destruction,” the man of lawlessness, will sit down in the temple of God. That is the holy place.

Already, we see the mystery of this lawlessness at work. The Watchtower’s partnership with the United Nations is a mystery. Their unreserved endorsement of the World Health Organization’s deadly vaccine underscored this mysterious alliance. 

As Paul foretold, the apostasy must come first—first before Christ returns. First, before the Kingdom comes to power.

Because Jehovah’s Witnesses have enshrined the satanic lie that the Kingdom came to power in 1914, they have no insight into what is happening now—namely, that the world is on the edge of war; no, not little wars here and there—but world war. Some say World War Three has already begun. That is because the proxy war is over. What is now taking place in Ukraine is unprecedented. Nations with nuclear weapons are now openly at war. And, of course, the Middle East is a smoldering fire ready to turn into a conflagration, too. Then there is the arming of Taiwan with weapons to fight China. Every nation is preparing for war.

The question is, where is the Watchtower in this time of crisis? Doesn’t the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to be watchmen? Isn’t the iconic watch tower symbolic of the role that Bethel presumes to play as visionaries and seers of what is coming? Are they not Jehovah’s earthly mouthpiece? Where is the vaunted, anointed Micah class? Ah, let Jehovah’s word answer: “This is what Jehovah says against the prophets who are leading my people astray, who proclaim ‘Peace!’ while they bite with their teeth but who declare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths: ‘You will have night; there will be no vision; there will only be darkness for you, no divination. The sun will set on the prophets, and the day will turn dark for them. The visionaries will be put to shame, and the diviners will be disappointed. All of them will have to cover over the mustache, for there is no answer from God.’” — Micah 3:5-7

Covering over one’s mustache means a man puts his hand over his mouth. In the instance of the Israelites, every man had a beard and mustache. Now that the Governing Body has decreed that Christians can grow beards, and one of their members recently proclaimed that the Governing Body will never be embarrassed or apologize for getting it wrong, it seems like the time is right for the lights to go out at Bethel and for the self-proclaimed prophet class to put their hands over their mouths in shame. 

“As for me, I am filled with power by the spirit of Jehovah, and with justice and might, to tell to Jacob his revolt and to Israel his sin.” — Micah 3:8

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