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Jehovah's Witnesses Exposed
In Their Own Words
Charles Taze Russell (founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses movement, or Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society), after absorbing Adventist influences, begins teaching Christ's return in October 1874 commencing a forty year 'harvest period' in the 'times of the Gentiles', to end in 1914 with the beginning of God's kingdom on earth.
The failure of the Jehovah's Witnesses prediction is now reinterpreted, at the suggestion of their 'Brother Keith' to have been an 'invisible' return of Christ. This becomes their doctrine until 1925, after both their 1914 and subsequent 1925 dates pass un-noticed by God.
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"The End Of This World; that is the end of the gospel and the beginning of the millennial age is nearer than most men suppose; indeed we have already entered the transition period [3½ years], which is to be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation Dan.12:3."
(N.H. Barbour and C.T. Russell, 'Three Worlds, and the Harvest of This World', p.17).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"Christ came in the character of a Bridegroom in 1874 the beginning of the Gospel harvest."
('Watchtower', Oct.1879, p.4).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"We need not here repeat the evidences that the "seventh trump" began its sounding A.D. 1840, and will continue until the end of the time of trouble, and the end of 'The times of the Gentiles,' A.D. 1914, and that it is the trouble of this 'Great day,' which is here symbolically called the voice of the Archangel when he begins the deliverance of fleshly Israel. 'At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince [Archangel] which standeth for the children of thy people and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation.' Dan. xii. 1.
"Nor will we here, again present the conclusive Bible proof that our Lord came for his Bride in 1874, and has an unseen work as Reaper of the first-fruits of this Gospel Age."
('Zion's Watchtower', November, 1880 p.1, emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"In this chapter we present the Bible evidence which indicates that six thousand years from the creation of Adam were complete with A.D. 1872; and hence that, since A.D. 1872 are chronologically entered upon the seventh thousand or the Millennium."
(C.T. Russell, 'Studies in the Scriptures', 1889 vol.2, p.33).
"Here we furnish the evidence that from the creation of Adam to (but not including) A.D. 1873 was six thousand years. And though the Bible contains no direct statement that the seventh thousand will be the epoch of Christ's reign, the great Sabbath Day of restitution to the world, yet the venerable tradition is not without a reasonable foundation."
(C.T. Russell, 'Studies in the Scriptures', 1889 vol.2, p.39, emphasis mine)
"If, then, the seventh thousand-year period of earth's history be an epoch specially noted as the period of Christ's reign, we shall by showing that it began in 1873, be proving that we are already in it."
(C.T. Russell, 'Studies in the Scriptures', 1889 vol.2, p.40)
"In the coming 26 years, all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved."
(C.T. Russell, 'Studies in the Scriptures,' 1889 vol.2, p.98-99, emphasis mine).
"Remember that the forty years' Jewish Harvest ended October A.D. 69, and was followed by the complete overthrow of that nation; and that likewise the forty years of the Gospel age harvest will end October, 1914, and that likewise the overthrow of 'Christendom,' so-called, must be expected to immediately follow."
(C.T. Russell, 'Studies in the Scriptures', 1889 vol.2, p.245, emphasis mine)
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"We see no reason for changing the figures – nor could we change them if we would. They are, we believe, God's dates, not ours. But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble."
('Watchtower' July 15, 1894, p.266; p.1677 reprints, emphasis mine)
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the kingdom of God, will be accomplished by the end of A.D. 1914."
('The Time Is At Hand', 1902, p.99, emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"In view of this strong Bible evidence concerning the Times of the Gentiles, we consider it an established truth that the final end of the kingdoms of this world, and the full establishment of the Kingdom of God, will be accomplished at the end of A.D. 1914."
('The Time Is At Hand', 1908, p.99).
"True, it is expecting great things to claim, as we do, that within the coming twenty-six years all present governments will be overthrown and dissolved"
('The Time Is At Hand', 1908, p.99, emphasis mine)
Jehovah's Witnesses' predicted end of the world fails, but they now change their teaching to an invisible Coming known only to true believers. (See 1870).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"Studying God's Word, we have measured the 2520 years, the seven symbolic times, from that year 606 B.C. and have found that it reached down to October, 1914, as nearly as we were able to reckon. We did not say positively that this would be the year."
('Watchtower', November 1, 1914, p.325, emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"Be not surprised, then, when in subsequent chapters we present proofs that the setting up of the Kingdom of God is already begun, that it is pointed out in prophecy as due to begin the exercise of power in A.D. 1878, and that the 'battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Rev. 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1915, with the complete overthrow of the earth's present rulership, is already commenced."
('The Time Is At Hand', 1915 ed.; p.101, emphasis mine),
"We are already living in the seventh millennium – since October 1872."
(The Time Is At Hand; 1915, p.363)
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"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', 1916 Foreword, p.2, emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"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, emphasis mine)
– How many did not die?
"Just think, brothers, there are only about ninety months left before 6,000 years of man's existence on earth is completed... The majority of people living today will probably be alive when Armageddon breaks out, and there are no resurrection hopes for those who are destroyed then. So, now more than ever, it is vital not to ignore that spirit of wanting to do more."
('Kingdom Ministry', March 1968, p.4, emphasis mine)
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"According to reliable Bible chronology Adam was created in the year 4026 BCE, likely in the autumn of the year, at the end of the sixth day of creation."
They teach that this year is a promised date for the end of the world, as it is supposed to 'the 6,000th anniversary of Adam's creation'.
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"Jehovah's prophetic word through Jesus Christ is:
'This generation [of 1914] will by no means pass away until all things occur.' (Luke 21:32)
And Jehovah, who is the source of inspired and unfailing prophecy, will bring about the fulfillment...
"Just as Jesus' prophecies regarding Jerusalem were fulfilled within the life span of the generation of the year 33 C.E., so his prophecies regarding 'the time of the end' will be fulfilled within the life span of the generation of 1914. ...
"...Yes, you may live to see this promised New Order, along with survivors of the generation of 1914 -- the generation that will not pass away."
('The Watchtower', May 15, 1984, pp.6-7. The bracketed words "[of 1914]" is in the original. Emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state –
"Thus judgment would be executed sometime during the life span of people seeing the first evidence of the time period foretold by Jesus. ...this time period began in 1914. Thus before the 1914 generation completely dies out, God's judgment must be executed."
('The Watchtower', May 1, 1985, p.4. Emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state that there will be –
"a peaceful and secure new world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away... The Hebrews... reckon seventy-five years as one generation..., most of the generation of 1914 has passed away. ...Jesus' words will come true, 'this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.' This is yet another reason for believing that Jehovah's thieflike day is imminent."
('Awake!', April 8, 1988, pp.4 & 14. Emphasis mine).
Jehovah's Witnesses state in "Why Awake is Published":
Before Nov 8th – "Most important, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure new world before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away" (Emphasis mine);
After Nov. 8th – The '1914 generation' reference is now deleted and replaced with – "Most important, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure world that is about to replace the present wicked, lawless system of things".
October: In Milford, Connecticut, USA –
Jehovah's Witnesses' umbrella organization, 'The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society', decide they don't want a jury to decide their case and instead pay $1.55 million to the plaintiff (estate of Frances Coughlin) rather than plead guilty for their minister Jordon Johnson's reckless driving. The organization which claims it is waiting for the ever-eminent "end of the world" decides to settle in a pragmatic move to protect its long-term interests regarding its more than $1 billion dollars of accumulated assets.
Milford Superior Court
(CV-00-0072183 S).
The 'Jehovah' Fallacy
Remember that one of the Jehovah's Witnesses most central doctrines betrays their gross ignorance of Holy Scripture.
They insist that when the Bible refers to the 'name of the Lord' it refers to a special term for God which they identify as 'Jehovah' (a non-existent term based on the misunderstanding of the King James Version translators who combined the vowels of 'Adonai' with the consonants of 'Yahweh').
In the Biblical Hebrew the term 'name of God' refers to the nature of God, hence:  
  "Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the Name of the LORD!
Blessed be the Name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore!"
Psalm 13:1-2.
  This 'name' is not a word which is to be praised, the spelling of which we may argue over.  
It refers idiomatically to the nature, the character of God, the One above all who is to be trusted above all because of His incorruptible nature, His name. Hallelujah!
  1 John 1:10  

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