Jehovah’s Witness 1914 False Prophecy

Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries has posted an excellent illustration, based on a 1984 Watchtower publication, that clearly shows the Watchtower Society to be a false prophet organization.  Make sure you read Dr. White’s explanation, then consider printing this image to keep in your Bible for the Jehovah’s Witness that knocks on your door.  A brother and I are meeting with a JW in a few weeks, Lord willing, and I will be sure to have this handy.  Make sure you click the image for full size.

As another false prophecy is about to NOT be fulfilled, please see the following article: May 21, 2011 and the Harold Camping Cult “Prophecy”

For additional resources on Jehovah’s Witnesses, see:  Cults and World Religions

A Fascinating Reminder of the 1914 False Prophecy

I used to spend a lot of time on the subject of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. It was the second major group I tackled and studied. I still have a huge number of their old, old books, shelves of them, actually. I also have a whole set of what are called “bound volumes,” yearly compilations of all of the Watchtower and Awake! magazines. Of course, much of this is now available digitally on the Watchtower Library CD Rom (which isn’t easy to get hold of, but not impossible). Anyway, I just checked the dark corner of one of my shelves and pulled out the bound volume for the Watchtowers of 1984. On the cover of the May 15, 1984 publication (repeated on page 4) is a picture of a group of elderly people, all looking upward. The title give is “1914: The Generation That Will Not Pass Away.” You will look in vain for such confident promises in today’s Watchtower publications, as they have effectively buried the 1914 prophecy, but it was front and center for many decades. In fact, on page 5 of this same publication we read, “If Jesus used ‘generation’ in that sense and we apply it to 1914, then the babies of that generation are now 70 years old or older. And others alive in 1914 are in their 80’s or 90’s, a few even having reached a hundred. There are still many millions of that generation alive. Some of them ‘will by no means pass away until all things occur.’—Luke 21:32.”

Well, I was sent this graphic a few days ago. It contains that same cover picture (I double checked it in my own printed edition), but identifies each and every person in the picture by name, and gives the date when they all passed away. A tremendous testimony to the status of the Watchtower Society as a false prophet—just like Harold Camping already is (1994), and will be proven yet again in about three weeks. False prophets come, false prophets go, but Christ continues to build His church, not by the popularity of His teachings, but by the changing of the heart.

(HT:  John Samson)

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3 Responses to “Jehovah’s Witness 1914 False Prophecy”
  1. Brother Justin,

    If possible, get these photocopies: http://www.watchman.org/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=67

    After I have discussed the nature of Christ with JWs, I use these photocopies almost every time because it shuts down any doctrinal claim they make to the contrary as it completely removes any foundation for doctrinal credibility. I make them a copy so that they can follow along with me. After going through the first false prophecy, I ask them,

    “How can I trust your organization’s teachings about the nature of Jesus when it has gotten the end of the world wrong four times? (!) Your Bible commands me in Deut. 18:20-22 and 1st John 4:1 to reject false prophets and that’s what I’m doing with your organization.”

    I do the same thing with Mormons.

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