False Prophecies of the Watchtower Society

The references below are only a small sample of the false prophecies or disclaimers to false prophecies given by an organization that claims and does not claim to be a prophet of God.

1972 IDENTIFYING THE "PROPHET "-- "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 WATCHTOWER 4/1/72 (See Deut. 18:21)

1972 "Consider, too, the fact that Jehovah's organization alone, in all the earth, is directed by God's holy spirit or active force" and later on the same page, "Under the influence of God's holy spirit, you can share in this grand work of finding, welcoming and educating those who will become fellow praises of Jehovah." THE WATCHTOWER 1/7/73, p.402

1889 "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 ruler ship is already commenced." THE TIME IS AT HAND, p. 101 (1908 edition)

1908 ''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." STUDIES IN THE SCRIPTURES vol. II, 1908, p.98-99

1914 "The present great war in Europe is the beginning of the Armageddon of the Scriptures." PASTOR RUSSELL'S SERMONS, p. 676

1916 "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, p. 2 (Forward)

1917 "Also in the year 1918, when God destroys the churches wholesale and the church members by millions.... " THE FINISHED MYSTERY vol. VIl, 1917, p.485

1918 "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

1922 "The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than 1914." WT 9/1/22, p. 262

1923 "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 upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." WT, p. 106, 4/1/23

1925 "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 this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may transpire this year." WT, 1/1/25, p. 3

Sept.1925 "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 to the work." WT, p. 262

1926 "Some anticipated that the work would end in1925, but the Lord did not state so. The difficulty was that the friends inflated their imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations beyond reason, they were inclined to throw away everything." THE WATCHTOWER, p. 232

1931 "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... and they also learned to quit fixing dates." VINDICATION, p. 338

1941 "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." WT 9/15/41, p. 288

1968 "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 using and guiding them." AWAKE 10/8/68 (See Luke 21:8)

1968 "Are we to assume from this study that the 'battle of Armageddon will be over by the Autumn of 1975 ... it may involve only a difference of weeks or months not years." THE WATCHTOWER, 15/8/68


My friend, these are only a small sample of the false prophecies of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, the legal arm of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Any good Bible student that takes time to study the teachings of the Watchtower over a period of years will find false teachings, false prophesies, contradictions and inconsistencies and cover-ups (see). Could it be that the Jehovah's Witness is being deceived, and if it is, then Why?