Jehovah's Witnesses

They Will NOT Tell You:

 

        That The Watchtower has consistently and falsely prophesied the end of the world. (1914, 1918, 1925, 1942, and 1975)

 

        That since their last false prophecy (the end of the world in 1975) more than 1 million Jehovah's Witnesses have left their church.

 

        That in the 1920's The Watchtower built a palace in San Diego, California which they called Beth Sarim, for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who they prophesied falsely would return from the dead in 1925.

 

        That when Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had not returned from the dead The Watchtower president Judge Rutherford moved into the mansion himself.

 

False Prophecies Stated by Jehovah's Witnesses

 

        1916 - World War I would end in a glorious outcome - Messiah's Kingdom (The Watch Tower reprints, 9/1/16, pg. 5951).

 

        1920 - Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will be resurrected and living on earth by 1925 (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, pp. 89-90).

 

        1940 - Armageddon is very near (The Informant, May 1940, pg. 1).

 

        1941 - Armageddon is surely near (Children, pg. 366).

 

        1968 - The 1000 year reign of Jesus Christ is to start in the Fall of 1975 (Life Everlasting in the Freedom of the Sons of God, pp. 29-30). (1)

 

Their History

 

CHARLES TAZE RUSSELL (1870-1916)

        Founded Zion's Watch Tower and Tract Society in 1884.

        Published Zion 's Watch Tower & Herald of Christ's Presence in 1879.

        Stated people would go into darkness without the aid of his Studies.

 

JOSEPH FRANKLIN RUTHERFORD (1917-1942)

        Replaced some of Russell's interpretations of theology with his own.

        Changed the name of the organization from International Bible Students to Jehovah's Witnesses in July 1931.

 

NATHAN HOMER KNORR (1942-1977)

        Aided in the production of the Watchtower's own translation of the Bible, which alters Scripture to support false Witness theology.

 

FREDERICK WILLIAM FRANZ (1977-Present)

 

Materials Published by The Watchtower Society

 

        Watchtower magazine - First edition, in 1879.

 

        Awake! magazine - This publication carries subjects of current interest which arouses the reader to the Watchtower's viewpoint.

 

        The New World Translation (Bible) - The Watchtower released, starting in 1950, its own translation of the Bible. This version changes Scripture to support false Witness theology. (See NWT John 1:1 and Colossians 1:16,17.)

 

Major Doctrines of The Jehovah's Witnesses

 

        Their Church (The Watchtower) is God's only true Church.

        The Bible can only be understood by Jehovah's Witnesses.

        Jesus Christ of the Bible is really only a created being known as Michael the Archangel.

        Jesus is a god (created) but he is not God the Son.

        Jesus Christ returned invisibly in 1914.

        Jesus Christ was not put to death on a cross but died on a stake in the ground.

        There is no such person as the Holy Spirit.

        Salvation comes only through being a Jehovah's Witness and doing ALL that the Watchtower asks you to do.

        Only 144,000 Jehovah's Witnesses will go to Heaven (no one else).

        If you should hear their message and not become a Jehovah's Witness then God will destroy you and your children at the coming Armageddon.

        Deny the Trinity.

        Deny the Personality of the Holy Spirit.

        Deny the Deity of Jesus Christ.

        Deny the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

        Deny the Visible Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

        Deny eternal torment in Hell.

        Deny Man's Eternal Soul.

        Deny a Heavenly Home for All Believers.

        Rejection of Blood Transfusions (They just changed this within the last couple of years).

        Rejection of Christmas, Easter, Birthdays and other holidays.

        Rejection of Human government. (1)

(1)      Some portions taken from Personal Freedom Outreach, Saint Louis, Mo.