The Watchtower Society
The Watchtower Society:
"Jehovah's Organization" or False Prophet
(Ravening Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, Matt. 7:15)?
How shall we know?
"And IF thou say in thine heart, HOW SHALL WE
KNOW the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet
speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass,
that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath
spoken it presumptuously: thou shall not be afraid of him" (Deut. 18: 21,
Notice: There are only two points to consider to "know"
a false prophet: (1) Does he speak in the name of the LORD? (2) Did the thing
predicted fail to come to pass?
Point 1. The Watchtower Society's
claim to be Jehovah's Prophet.
"More accurately, was there any group on whom Jehovah
would be willing to bestow the commission to speak as a 'prophet' in His
name, as was done toward Ezekiel back there in 613 B.C.E.? (The Watchtower,
3-15-72, p. 189). "It is of importance to every individual on earth to
identify the group that Jehovah has commissioned as his 'servant' or
messenger.... For this reason forthcoming issues of The Watchtower will
further discuss the identity and work of Jehovah's commissioned messenger as
revealed in His vision to Ezekiel" (The Watchtower, 3-15-72, p. 190). "So,
does Jehovah have a prophet to help them, to warn them of dangers 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. It was the small group of footstep followers of Jesus Christ,
known at that time as International Bible Students. Today they are known as
Jehovah's Christian witnesses... 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? (The
Watchtower, 4-1-72, p. 197). "The scroll was doubtless delivered to Ezekiel
by the hand of one of the cherubs in the vision. This would indicate that
Jehovah's witnesses today make their declaration of the good news of the
Kingdom under angelic direction and support. (Rev. 14:6, 7; Matt. 25:31, 32)
And since no word or work of Jehovah can fail, for he is God Almighty, the
nations will see the fulfillment of what these witnesses say as directed
from heaven. Yes, the time must come shortly that the nations will have to
know that really a 'prophet' of Jehovah was among them." (The Watchtower,
4-1-72, p. 200).
Point 2. Things the Watchtower said
that "followed not."
"Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since
October 1874, A.D., according to the testimony of the prophets, to those who
have ears to hear it." (The Battle of Armageddon, Studies in the Scriptures,
Vol. 4, 1897 ed., p. 621)
"...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 Time is at Hand,
Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 2, 1908 ed., p. 101)
"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 chapter eleven, to the
condition of human perfection." (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, pp.
"The year 1925 is a date definitely and clearly marked
in the Scriptures, even more clearly than that of 1914." (The Watchtower,
7-15-24, p. 211)
"Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by
the Scriptures....As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to
base his faith than Noah had...." (The Watchtower, 4-1-23, p. 106)
[Question: Was the Society wrong here about what is "definitely settled" by
the Scriptures and what is not? Also, could they be wrong in other areas
too, regarding what the Scriptures teach?]
"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.... Diligence now and to the end seems absolutely essential to
victory." (The Watchtower, 9-1-25, p. 262)
"Some anticipated that the work would end in 1925, but
the Lord did not so state." (The Watchtower, 8-1-26, p. 232)
"There was a measure of disappointment on the part of
Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1914, 1918, and 1925,
which disappointment lasted for a time....they also learned to quit fixing
dates..." (Vindication, Book I, 1931 ed., pp. 338, 339)
"Receiving the gift, 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." (The Watchtower, 9-15-41, p. 288)
"True, there have been those in times past who
predicted an 'end to the world,' even announcing a specific date.... Yet,
nothing happened. The 'end' did not come. They were guilty of false
prophesying. Why? What was missing?.... Missing from such people were God's
truths and the evidence that he was guiding and using them." (Awake,
10-8-68, p. 23)
"The facts show that the angels of the Lord with him
at his temple have been thus rendering service unto the remnant since 1919."
(Vindication, p. 250)
"Jehovah God has also provided his visible
organization, his 'faithful and discreet slave,' made up of spirit-anointed
ones, to help Christians in all nations to understand and apply properly the
Bible in their lives. Unless we are in touch with this channel of
communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to
life, no matter how much Bible reading we do." (The Watchtower, 12-1-81, p.
The importance of Eve's creation to the end of
the world and 1975
The Watchtower Society claims Armageddon will come
within 6,000 years after the date of Eve's creation. In other words, if we add
6,000 years to the date of Eve's creation we will arrive at the date of the end
of the world. The Watchtower declares there is but one problem, that is, no one
knows the date of Eve's creation. However, this was NOT a problem BEFORE
September 1975! The reason for this cover-up is obvious!
This is what the Watchtower said about Eve's creation
and 1975 AFTER Sept. 1975
"Although the time of Adam's creation can be
determined, the beginning of God's 'rest day' cannot. This is so because
there was a time lapse of unspecified length between Adam's creation and the
creation of Eve. Not until after the creation of Eve did God's 'rest day'
begin. The start of that day being unknown, its end is likewise unknown."
(The Watchtower, 1-1-76, p. 30)
"Does this mean, then, that mankind has not reached
6,000 years into the 7,000-year period that God 'blessed and made sacred' as
his great 'rest day'? Does it mean that Christ's millennial Kingdom rule, as
the final 1,000 years of that 'rest day,' is to be reckoned from September
1975?-Gen. 1:27, 31; 2:2,3; Rev. 20:1-6. No, it does not mean that. Why not?
Well, the Bible record shows that God's creations on the 'day' just
preceding that 7,000-year 'rest day' did not end with Adam's creation. It
shows a time lapse between the creation of Adam and that of his wife, Eve.
During that time, God had Adam name the animals. Whether that period
amounted to weeks or months or years, we do not know. So we do not know
exactly when Jehovah's great 'rest day' began, nor do we know exactly when
it will end. The same applies to the beginning of Christ's millennial
reign." (The Watchtower, 10-1-75, p. 579)
This is what the Watchtower said about Eve's
creation and 1975 BEFORE 1975
"According to reliable Bible chronology, Adam and Eve
were created in 4026 B.C.E." (Awake!, 10-8-68, p. 14)
"Therefore, God's seventh day and the time man has
been on earth apparently run parallel. To calculate where man is in the
stream of time relative to God's seventh day of 7,000 years, we need to
determine how long a time has elapsed from the year of Adam and Eve's
creation in 4026 B.C.E. ....Thus, eight years remain to account for a full
6,000 years of the seventh day. Eight years from the autumn of 1967 would
bring us to the autumn of 1975, fully 6,000 years into God's seventh day,
his rest day." (The Watchtower, 5-1-68, p. 271)
"At the age of 130 another son was born to her. Eve
called his name Seth...." (Aid to Bible Understanding, 1971 ed., p. 538). If
this information is compared to the chart in the lower right-hand corner of
page 333 of the same volume, one will see, "From Adam's creation to the
birth of Seth" was "130 years". Hence, both Adam and Eve were 130 years old
when Seth was born, implying they were both created in the same year.
"It would not be by mere chance or accident but would
be according to the loving purpose of Jehovah God for the reign of Jesus
Christ, the 'Lord of the sabbath,' to run parallel with the seventh
millennium of man's existence." (Life Everlasting-In Freedom of the Sons of
God, p. 30)
"Even if one cannot see beyond 1975, is this any
reason to be less active? The apostles could not see even this far; they
knew nothing about 1975....If they had delayed or dillydallied and had been
complacent with the idea the end was some thousands of years off they would
never have finished running the race set before them." (The Watchtower,
8-15-68, p. 501)
"Yes, the end of this system is so very near! Is that
not reason to increase our activity?...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." (Kingdom
Ministry, May 1974, p. 3) [Question: Was this sound counsel offered by the
Society? What do you think happened to those who sold their homes and
property and spent all the money, after it was apparent that they were
misled about 1975? What would you have done if it was you?]
The Deut. 18:21,22 Prophet test and more
Read Deut. 18:20-22 for questions 1-6. (This is also
the PROPHET TEST, according to the following Watchtower publications: "Aid to
Bible Understanding," 1971 ed., p. 1348; "Make Sure Of All Things Hold Fast To
What Is Fine," 1965 ed., p. 394 and "Sermon Outlines," p. 8.) "But it may be
asked, How are we to know whether one is a true or a false prophet? There are at
least three ways by which we can positively decide: (1) If he is a true prophet,
his message will come to pass exactly as prophesied. If he is a false prophet,
his prophecy will fail to come to pass." (THE WATCHTOWER, 5-15-30, p. 154)
(1) According to Deut 18:20-22, what are the ONLY TWO
CONSIDERATIONS GIVEN BY JEHOVAH to "KNOW" a true prophet from a false prophet?
(v.22) (a) __________ (b) __________.
NOTICE: There are only true prophets and false
prophets. The Bible doesn't mention a third class being someone who "speaks as a
(2) Is more than one false prophecy needed to identify
a false prophet, when he speaks in the name of the LORD? ____YES ____NO.
(3) Does admitting to the false prophecy ("mistake" as
called by some) have anything to do with clearing someone from being a false
prophet? (v.22) ____YES ____NO. (The Watchtower claims to admit their "mistakes"
regarding dates. However, since they don't admit to their 1975 "mistake," are
they telling the truth? ____YES ____NO.)
(4) Did Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Daniel, Amos, or any
Bible prophet have to admit to any of their false prophecies? ____YES _____NO.
Did they ever have to rely on Prov. 4:18, as The Watchtower Society tries to?
(5) Could Prov. 4:18 be a factor to consider to know a
false prophet, since Jehovah gave only two considerations and this wasn't one of
them? (v.22) ____YES ____NO, Proverbs 4:18 is not relevant here.
(6) Should YOU be afraid of what a false prophet says?
(v.22) ____YES ____NO.
Read Matt. 7:15-20 for questions 7-14.
(7) Will false prophets look like Christians (sheep)?
(v.15) ____YES ____NO.
(8) Are false prophets extremely dangerous to one's
spiritual life? (v.15) ____YES ____NO.
(9) Jesus said, inside false prophets are
__________________ __________ (v.15).
(10) Can we "KNOW" a false prophet by his fruit
(prophecies)? (v.16) ____YES ____NO. A prophet produces prophecies like a fruit
tree produces fruit.
(11) A good tree produces good fruit and an evil tree
produces evil fruit, just like a true prophet produces true prophecies and a
false prophet produces false __________ (v.17).
(12) Can a true prophet produce a single false
prophecy? (v.18) ____YES ____NO. Please note: Jonah did not produce a false
prophecy regarding the destruction of the Ninevites. Jeremiah wrote: "If at any
time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and
destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent
and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned" (18:7,8, NIV). This is EXACTLY
what occurred with the Ninevites (Jonah 3:10). Furthermore, Micah 3:12 is just
like Jonah's message to the Ninevites; yet Jer. 26:18,19 notes this
pronouncement of judgment and comments upon it, in light of Jer. 18:7,8.
(13) Did Jesus agree with Deut. 18:21,22 when he said
that we will "KNOW" a false prophet tree by his worthless fruit (false
prophecies)? (v.20) ____YES ____NO. NOTICE: The "fruit of the spirit" listed in
Gal. 5:22,23 is not the "fruit" of the false prophet spoken of in Matt. 7:15-20!
(14) Did Jesus say we should consider Prov. 4:18 as a
factor to "KNOW" if someone is a false prophet or not? (v v.15-20) ____YES
(15) From 2 Chronicles chapter 18, does the evidence
identify Zedekiah as a true prophet? (Notice v. 10) ____YES ____NO. Does the
evidence identify Micaiah as a true prophet? (Notice v. 27) ____YES ____NO.
Furthermore, in Jeremiah chapter 28, does the evidence identify Hananiah as a
true prophet? ____YES ____NO. [Please notice how Hananiah, in verses 2 through
4, contradicted Jeremiah's prediction in Jer. 25:11. Be sure to ponder Jer. 28:9
and 28:15.] Does Jer. 28:9 show a similarity between Hananiah and the
Watchtower's many predictions about 1,000 years of peace coming after
Armageddon, which was supposed to occur in 1914, in 1925, then in 1941, and then
in 1975? ____YES ____NO.
(16) Considering Prov. 4:18, did the "light" for
date-setting get any brighter from 1874 to 1975 for The Watchtower Society?
____YES ____NO ____ Stayed the same.
(17) Getting back to Jonah, was he angry because the
Ninevites repented of their sins and to his displeasure, Jehovah, therefore,
didn't destroy them? (Jonah 3:10-4:3). ____YES ____NO.
(18) Are false prophets a sign of these last days we
are now living in? (Matt. 24:11) ____YES ____NO.
(19) Will "MANY" be deceived by false prophets? (Matt.
24:11) ____YES ____NO.
(20) Will false prophets (and false Christs) offer such
convincing evidences, that if it were possible, even the chosen ones would be
deceived? (Matt. 24:24) ____YES ____NO.
(21) Will the ones deceived by a false prophet, though
sincere, receive equal punishment as that false prophet? (Ezek. 14:10) ____YES
(22) Is it implied that false prophets are excellent
deceivers? (Matt. 24:11,24) ____YES ____NO.
(23) Does the Bible ever say anything good about false
prophets? ____YES ____NO.
(24) Should we trust a false prophet to interpret the
Bible for us? ____YES ____NO.
(25) For my own future sake, I will personally check
these cited Watchtower quotes which show false prophecies. _____TRUE _____FALSE.
(26) According to the aforementioned Armageddon
prophecies, The Watchtower Society is, as they claim, a prophet of Jehovah with
the ability to "declare things to come" (THE WATCHTOWER, 3-15-72, pp. 189,190
and THE WATCHTOWER, 4-1-72, pp. 197-200). ____TRUE ____FALSE.
(27) The evidence cited in this study reveals the true
identity of The Watchtower Society, according to Deut. 18:21,22, to be: ____
TRUE PROPHET ____ FALSE PROPHET, which I will not allow to interpret the Holy
Bible for me.
(28) The most important question:
Jesus said, "You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them
you possess eternal life. These are the ones that testify about me, yet you
refuse to come to me to have life" (Jn. 5:39,40). The teachings of the
Watchtower Society cause people to not go to Christ for everlasting life. If you
are a Jehovah's witness, will you continue to allow this to happen to you?
Just Like 1975
Today the Watchtower Society claims to be the "faithful
and wise servant" of Matt. 24:45-47. They also teach that Russell never claimed
for himself to be that "servant," but said that "servant" was a class of people.
The evidence reveals this is only a partial truth! Russell originally taught it
was a "class," but obviously changed his mind afterwards and admitted he alone
was that "servant" (THE WATCHTOWER, 12-1-16, p. 357). Also, it was openly taught
by the Watchtower, after Russell's death, that he [Russell] was that "servant"
(THE WATCHTOWER, 3-1-17, p. 67; THE WATCHTOWER, 12-15-16, Reprints p. 6024)! Why
the cover-up about Russell being that "servant"? So the Society can create or
abolish doctrine and policy at will and without question. If the Society didn't
deny it, then their many publications could only be a rehash of Russell's
More Revealing Truth About The Watchtower
In THE WATCHTOWER, 4-1-83, p. 31, the Society addresses
Johannes Greber, his involvement in spiritism and his demon-inspired New
Testament translation. In that article, they imply from the foreword of his 1980
edition of his N. T., that they just learned about his involvement in spiritism.
Is this the truth or just another deception?
The truth is, The Watchtower Society knew about
Johannes Greber and his demon-inspired New Testament since 1956. This is evident
from their expose of him and his translation of the New Testament (THE
WATCHTOWER, 2-15-56, pp. 110,111). However, The Watchtower Society quoted his
demon-produced New Testament for backing of their own literature numerous times
AFTER 1956 (The Word, Who is He?--According to John, 1962 ed., p. 5; Aid to
Bible Understanding, 1971 ed., pp. 1134,1669; Make Sure of All Things, 1965 ed.,
p. 489; THE WATCHTOWER, 9-15-62, p. 554; THE WATCHTOWER, 10-15-75, p. 640; THE
WATCHTOWER, 4-15-76, p. 231). Do you think it was proper for The Watchtower
Society to do this? _____YES _____ NO.