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"Exposé of Jehovah's Witnesses"
This work is designed to help the sincere Jehovah's Witness recognize the truth about the Watchtower Society:
Its claims to be God's prophet today
Their prophecies have not been fulfilled
Their cover-ups to hide the false prophecies
The responsibility of the sincere Jehovah's Witness before God
The Watchtower claims:
The anointed remnant are the modern-day prophets, like Ezekiel, getting their information from the angels.
In the Old Testament, prophets instructed, warned, exhorted, promised and rebuked. Because of the stand of the Watchtower Society we must test their prophecy the same way the Old Testament prophets were tested.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 / Matthew 7:15-20
In checking what the Watchtower Society prophesied, we find they meet the standards of a false prophet. False prophets are condemned in the Scriptures and we are told to flee from them.
A Word to Jehovah's Witnesses:
In The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life, The Watchtower Society teaches that it is appropriate for any Jehovah's Witness to examine their religious beliefs and the beliefs of others. This has a very practical basis: the truth will always ultimately reveal itself and prevail. Thus, no one has reason to fear any new information about what one believes; if it is the true way, the truth will only confirm it—if it is not the true way, the truth will only confirm that it is a lie.......
A Word to Non-Jehovah's Witnesses:
The Christian has a unique responsibility when dealing with those that claim to be Christians but instead follow the ways of darkness:
"...Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them..." (Ephesians 5:11)
The purpose of this book is to help you, the reader, to understand the complex and devious character of one of the perpetrators of the fruits of darkness, the Jehovah's Witness religion. Once you are able to grasp the key weaknesses and errors in which they have become ensnared, you will be equipped to begin the task of helping that Jehovah's Witness neighbor, relative, friend or visitor to be released from their dark imprisonment......."
It is the words of Jesus we should be listening to, not some windbag who hates Jehovah's witnesses.
Jesus said his sheep would know the truth when he hears it, that means that if you are not a Jehovah's witness by the time the great tribulation starts you are not a sheep, and you will not survive the end of this world ruled by Satan the Devil. Matthew 24:14
Jehovah God does not want anyone to be destroyed, he wants everyone to live in his new world of righteousness, but he is not going to force anyone to obey his requirements. 2Thessalonians 1:8
This good news and warning message, to repent and obey Jesus, the witnesses have been proclaiming for almost 100 years, since the last days started in 1914, will soon stop. We all can see the signs of the times, all the visible evidence that we are living in the very final part of the last days, these prophecies will only get worse before the end. Luke 21: Matthew 24: Revelation 19:
Do not listen to complainers who cannot be faithful to God's word, they just like to hear themselves talk. Matthew 7:14
Read your own personal copy of the Bible every day, start your Bible study with the witnesses and pray to Jehovah God to give you the strength to stop being bad in this world.
It is the words of Scripture we should be listening to instead of some windbag false prophet who do not use the proper names of the Creator and his Son and who ignore their instructions!
I should say who desecrate their names with pagan substitutes.
And spew hate towards any who disagree with their apostasy
no different than the Pharisees and the RCC
And the KKK for that matter!
Blah, blah, blah.....just wind.
Why don't you try to respond rationally to the facts presented?
False Prophecy Fact Sheet
2. Has the Society made false prophecies?
2A. Does the Society claim to be a true prophet of God, and does it ask that we examine its prophecy record?
Yes. The Society states this explicitly when it says: "So, does Jehovah have a prophet to help…and to declare things to come? These questions can be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet?…This 'prophet' was not one man, but was a body of men and women…known…as International Bible Students. Today they are known as Jehovah's Christian Witnesses…" It should be noted that even from its earliest beginnings the Society considered itself to be a true prophet of God. The Society does not expect others to just trust that it is a true prophet: "Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a 'prophet' of God. It is another thing to prove it. The only way that this can be done is to review the record. What does it show?" Watchtower, April 1, 1972
2B. Has the Society predicted that 1914 A.D. would mark the end of earthly rulership?
Yes. The Society made such a prediction in 1908: " ..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" (i.e., it began before 1908). The Time is at Hand, 1908 ed, p.101
2C. Has the Society declared that the earthly arrival of King Jesus took place in October, 1874?
Yes. "Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present since October, 1874, A.D." Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. IV, p.621
2D. Has the Society declared that the Millennium—the 1,000-year reign of Christ—began in 1873?
Yes. "The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great thousand-year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that great Seventh Day, the thousand years of Christ's reign, began in 1873." The Time is at Hand, 1916 ed., p.ii
2E. Has the Society predicted that the visible, physical return to earth of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would take place in 1925?
Yes. "…Since other Scriptures definitely fix the fact there will be a resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other faithful ones of old…we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth."
Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p.89
2F. How certain, in the minds of the Society, was the 1925 resurrection date?
"As certain as any date could be....."
Watchtower, Sept 1, 1922, p.262
2) "Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the Scriptures, marking the end of the typical jubilees."
Watchtower, April 1, 1923, p.106
2G. When 1925 arrived did the Society begin to back down on its prophecies about the significance of that year?
Yes. "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during the year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time, God will accomplish his purposes concerning his own people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire during this year that they would fail to joyfully do what the Lord would have them to do."
Watchtower, Jan. 1, 1925, p.3
2H. As the year 1925 progressed, did the Society indicate even more doubt about 1925 being the resurrection year—the year the new order begins?
Yes. Rather than suggest that a mistake was made or that God changed His mind, the Society subtly began to back down even further: Typical of this erosion process is the following: "It is to be expected that Satan will try to inject into the minds of the consecrated the thought that 1925 should see an end of the work, and that therefore it would be needless for them to do more." Watchtower, 1925, p.262
2J. Did the Society attempt to deflect criticism by clinging to the dates even though the prophecies concerning them went unfulfilled?
Yes. Basically the Society clung to the position that the dates were valid in spite of the lack of fulfillment: "Later the faithful learned that those dates were definitely fixed in the Scriptures ... " Vindication, Vol. I, p. 338-339
2K. Did the Society indicate that as a result of disappointments it had decided to quit setting dates?
Yes. They seemed ready to give up the practice of fixing dates: "…they also learned to quit fixing dates for the future and predicting what would come to pass on a certain date, but to rely (and they do rely) upon the Word of God as to the events that must come to pass." Vindication, Vol. I, p. 339
2L. Did the Society, nevertheless, continue to imply that certain times and years were scheduled for Armageddon?
Yes. This was done with great care but the implication was always clear: Armageddon was only "months away," that is, less than a year. A typical example of the subtlety of these suggestions is seen in the following report: "Receiving the sift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." Watchtower, Sept. 15, 1942, p.288
2M. Does the Society admit that such prior date setting activities amounted to false prophesying?
Yes......."Missing was the full measure of evidence required in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that he was guiding and using them." Awake, Oct. 8, 1968, p.23
2N. Has the Society concluded its date-setting activities or has it prophesied other dates such as 1975?
It continues submitting new dates. A classic example is an entire article devoted to a prophecy concerning the year, 1975. This was calculated to be the year of the end of this present age. Its title: "Why Are You Looking Forward to 1975?" Watchtower, Aug. 15, 1968, p.494
2O. Has the Society confirmed the 1975 date as accurate?
Yes. "According to this trustworthy Bible chronology six thousand years from man's creation will end in 1975, and the seventh period of a thousand years of human history will begin in the fall of 1975 C.E." Life Everlasting—In Freedom of the Sons of God, p.28
8. Is the name "Jehovah" actually the name of God?
8A. Does the Society believe that "Jehovah" is the name of God?
Yes. They have used it for more than 50 years and state categorically that it is "a translation of God's name, in Hebrew YHWH." Make Sure of All Things, 1953, p.188
8B. God's name?
No. They hold that "there is no such name as Jehovah." The name of God as it appears in Scripture is without appropriate vowels so, "no Hebrew can pronounce it today."
Letter, Michael Esses
8C. Where did the mistranslation "Jehovah" come from?
"'Jehovah' is generally held to have been the invention of Pope Leo X's confessor, Peter Galatin." The Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 88
"'Jehovah' is a mispronunciation…almost entirely disregarded by the Jews…of the Hebrew 'YHWH' the…name of God…this pronunciation is grammatically impossible; it arose through pronouncing the vowels…of 'Adonay'(the Lord)…with the consonants of ' YHWH. " The Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 87
8D. Is there any basis for the Society using "Jehovah" as the name for God?
No. "The pronunciation Jehovah has no authority at all and appeared only in late medieval times; it is an attempt to vocalize the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) usinq the vowels written under it by the scribes, which vowels however were never intended to be combined with the four consonants of this word." Grant and Rowley, Dictionary of the Bible, p. 334
8E. If "Jehovah" is incorrect and not the name of God, what is the correct name?
It is Yahweh. "That the pronunciation in ancient times was Yahweh is concluded from transcriptions in the early Christian fathers." Grant and Rowley, Dictionary of the Bible, p. 334
9. Has the Society altered the Scriptures to suit its own particular needs?
9A. Where has the Society altered the text?
Can anyone imagine being on the Witness Stand in a worldly court for a couple hours and being forced to respond to some of these allegations that inexorably lead to the inescapable conclusion that the wtbt$$$ is a lying and false prophet?
I don't think that would be admissible in a court.
I thank Jehovah God through Jesus our King, that the angels in heaven are directing this preaching work of Jehovah's witnesses today, and only the meek and humble will be gathered into the spiritual Ark for survival into God's new earth.
Revelation 7:2,3 Revelation 14:6-9
As long as you go around using false pagan names for the Creator and Son and ignoring their commands - and falsely prophesying - it is not a sign of meekness or humility. It's worshiping a golden calf! A god of your own making!
The RCC won't allow the use of the name YAHWEH either.
They also keep their own sabbath. How are you any different?
Not to mention
Excellent work yon!
You certainly are not frightened by your opponets which evidences to them, for all to see.
(HOW THE WTBT$$$ MOTIVATES THROUGH FEAR!)-mine
Learning About Our Faith
"....During our Bible studies we were introduced to literature of the Watchtower Society, the organization behind the Witnesses. This gave me an opportunity to compare and re‐examine my religion. I discovered many differences. I first learned that Jesus was only an angel and a created being. He was not God and should not be worshipped; only Jehovah God is worthy of worship. I also discovered that there was no Hell and that only 144,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses can go to Heaven—all other Witnesses will live on a perfect Earth after the Battle of Armageddon.
Little did we realize that we were listening to false doctrines and that the repeated exposure to them, which we were receiving in the Bible study, would soon quiet our apprehensions and questions and give these doctrines the ring of truth.
Soon we found ourselves attending meetings five times each week and our family was studying regularly from the Watchtower Society Literature. At first, all of these activities became something of a burden to us: A habit that had many responsibilities, some of which were rather boring and repetitious. But, I felt that there must be a good reason for all the work we were required to do and soon I learned not to question what was asked of my family or myself. I even discontinued verifying in my own Bible each of the scriptures being taught to me and began to use the Watchtower Society’s New World Translation.(The Society challenged the King James Bible as being a translation that was both outdated and inaccurate. Ironically, we later learned that the Society’s version was considerably less accurate than the King James Version.)
The Society Plants the Seeds of Doubt
As we progressed in our studies, we were, introduced to the Society’s doctrine concerning blood transfusions. We were taught to completely reject the idea of accepting a blood transfusion of any kind either for ourselves or our children. I asked why this was so and was informed that, according to Acts 15:28-29, we were all to abstain from eating blood. I was puzzled.“Don't you eat meat?” I asked.“Yes,” was the teacher’s reply,“But only if it is properly drained.”
The next day I called the State Agriculture Department and was informed that it was almost impossible to drain all the blood from any kind of meat and that it could not be completely removed through the cooking process. When I shared this information with the acting overseer of the Kingdom Hall (who was the Watchtower Society’s chief representative at the local level and presiding officer of the congregation) he could not give me an answer. A special letter was then written to the Society’s officer in New York City.
A month had passed when the overseer read to me the Society’s reply: I was told that it was my choice if I wanted to eat meat, but I could not take a blood transfusion. I was then informed that, because of my questioning, I had raised doubts in the brother’s minds so no one in the Kingdom Hall was allowed to study with me until I had demonstrated a change in attitude. This was a very serious form of discipline. It meant, to state it simply, that I was in serious trouble with the organization.
I later discovered that the Society used some form of this strategy regularly to discourage challenges to its teachings. We had been taught that God’s earthly organization, The Watchtower Society, was crucial to our receiving eternal life. If we became separated from the Society, our future in Paradise was in serious doubt. By inserting the fear into my mind of being rejected by the organization (i.e. disfellowshipped), the Society had forced me to put away any doubts that I might have had and motivated me to accept the teachings of the Society without question. It was a very effective strategy; I no longer openly questioned what I was being taught....."
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