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)
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.