The Jehovah’s Witness Cult’s False Prophecies


They have made the following claims:

(Wt, 7/1/1943, pg 205) “Jehovah speaks to us through his Son….He has appointed his “faithful and wise servant”, who is his visible mouthpiece…These directions from the Lord come to us as individuals…”

(Informant(KM), 1/1956, pg 1,) “…And how does he speak? Through his appointed channel of communication- his collective congregation of anointed ones…the Watchtower…to dispense Jehovah’s communications”

(Preparation, 1933 ,pg 36, 37, 64) …transmission of information to God’s anointed people…the angels transmit this information, we know that they do it; the scriptures and the facts show that it is done…convey the thoughts to their minds…To all on the outside of the organization of Jehovah his is a secret organization.

Those are some extraordinary claims. I’ve read the Bible and it reads to test all things and Jesus warns not to be deceived by false prophets. So I am going to put these guys to the test. I am just not going to believe what they claim because they made the claim.

The scriptures read:

Deuteronomy 18:20-22 20 “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. 21 And in case you should say in your heart: “How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken?” 22 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. With presumptuousness the prophet spoke it. You must not get frightened at him.”

1 John 4:1 4 “Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired expressions to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets have gone forth into the world.”

Ezekiel 13:8-9 8 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: “‘For the reason that YOU men have spoken untruth and YOU have visioned a lie, therefore here I am against YOU,’ is the utterance of the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.” 9 And my hand has come to be against the prophets that are visioning untruth and that are divining a lie. In the intimate group of my people they will not continue on, and in the register of the house of Israel they will not be written, and to the soil of Israel they will not come; and YOU people will have to know that I am the Sovereign Lord Jehovah.”

So with those scriptures in mind let’s read their false prophecies:

Zion’s Wt, 1/15/1892, pg 1355, reprint “…“battle” is definitely marked in Scripture as October, 1914.”Scan:

The Time is at Hand, 1908, pg 101 “…the “battle of the great day of God Almighty” (Rev.16:14) which will end in A.D. 1914, with the complete overthrow of earth’s present rulership, is already commenced.”

The Finished Mystery, 1917, pg 398, 399, 485 “…the people who are the strength of Christendom shall be cut off in the brief but terribly eventful period beginning in 1918 A.D. A third part are “burned with fire in the mist of the city.” …..After 1918 the people supporting churchianity will cease to be its, supporters, be destroyed as adherents,…Also in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by the millions…”

(Informant, May 1940) “The year 1940 is certain to be the most important year yet because Armageddon is very near.” Scan:

(Aw, 5/22/1969, pg 15) “If you are a young person, you also need to face the fact that you will never grow old in this present system of things. …..all evidence in fulfillment of Bible prophecy indicates that this corrupt system is due to end in a few years. ….as a young person you will never fulfill any career that this system offers. If you are in high school and thinking about a college education, it means at least four, perhaps even six or eight more years to graduate into a specialized career. But where will this system of things be by that time? It will be well on the way toward its finish, if not actually gone!”

(The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah, 1971, pg 216) “Shortly, within our twentieth century, the “battle in the day if Jehovah” will begin against modern antitype of Jerusalem, Christendom.”Scan:

(Millions now Living Will Never Die, 1920, pg. 89, 90) “Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old….”

“Just think, brothers,there are only about 90 months left before the 6000 years of man’s existence on earth is completed…The majority of people living today will probably be alive when Armageddon breaks out.” (Kingdom Ministry, 3/68, p. 4)”Scan:

(The Watchtower from August 15, 1968 states in the bound volume on page 499:)”Are we to assume from this study that the battle of Armageddon will be all over by the autumn of 1975, and the long-looked-for thousand-year reign of Christ will begin by then? Possibly…It may involve only a difference of weeks or months, not years.”

(Our Kingdom Ministry from June 1969 on page 3 states the following):
“…in view of the short time left, a decision to pursue a career in this system of things is not only unwise but extremely dangerous….Many young brothers and sisters were offered scholarship or employment that promised fine pay. However, they turned them down and put spiritual interests first.”

(The Watchtower, October 15, 1969 when researched in the bound volume found on page 623): “More recently earnest researchers of the Holy Bible have made a recheck of its chronology. According to their calculations the six millenniums of mankind’s life on earth would end in the mid seventies. Thus the seventh millennium from man’s creation by Jehovah God would begin within less than ten years…Would not, then, the end of six millenniums of mankind’s enslavement under Satan the Devil be the fitting time for Jehovah God to usher in a Sabbath millennium for his human creatures? Yes, Indeed!”

(Our Kingdom Ministry on page 3 in the May 1974 edition states):
“Reports are heard of brothers selling their homes and property and planning to finish out the rest of their days in this old system in the pioneer service. Certainly this is a fine way to spend the short time remaining before the wicked world’s end.”

“The Scriptural proof is that the second presence of the Lord Jesus Christ began in 1874 A.D.” Prophecy 1929 pp.65,66

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

You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth states on page 147, “…Bible evidence shows that in the year 1914 C.E. God’s time arrived for Christ to return and begin ruling.”

“In 1914 Jehovah placed is royal Son upon his holy hill in Zion…” Watchtower 1932 Nov 1 p.325

Compare with (Rev. 1:7) “BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.”

They have condemned others for false prophesying but doesn’t that condemn themselves for false prophesying?

Light 1930, pg 47, “They have been prophesying particularly since 1918, and everyone knows that their prophecies to date have not come to pass; and that alone is strong evidence that they are false prophets.”

Aw, 10/8/1968, pg23 “…those in times past who predicted an “end of the world”, even announcing a specific date…they were guilty of false prophesying.”

There are a lot more false prophecies they have said. I have the quotes and references but I have yet to get the scans for it. So you see we should be very, very careful by testing all things. According to the Deuteronomy Ch. 18 God gives us they failed the test. I am not just picking on them. There are many, many false prophets out there from what I’ve gathered. Harold Camping, Joseph Smith, Quiboloy etc. etc. The list goes on and on. They all failed the test. Jesus Christ warned to not be deceived by no man (Matthew 24:4).

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