With the existence of the miraculous Qur’an and the person of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), I have no doubt that Jesus was a prophet as they both attest to him. "2 They went on saying for decades things like: "In 1914, he went into action as ruling king. The Temple of God - Sermon by Brother Russell. On this basis it exerts tremendous control over just about every aspect of the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses. No man’s opinion is expressed in The Watchtower…” [Watchtower 1931 Nov 1 p.327], “The Lord gives interpretation to his prophecies and causes the same to be published… As certain as the Lord has caused these truths to be published in The Watchtower.” [Watchtower, 1936 Mch 1 p.72–73], “It is vital that we appreciate this fact and respond to the directions of the “slave” as we would to the voice of God, because it is His provision.” [Watchtower 1957 Jun 15 p.370], “The holy spirit is the active force of the living God, which he sends out through his Son, Christ Jesus, and which operates toward Jehovah’s people, enlightening and directing his theocratic organization on the earth today as it did in the days of the apostles.” [Watchtower 1959 Apr 1 p.219], “Consider, too, the fact that Jehovah’s organization alone, in all the earth, is directed by God’s holy spirit or active force. So I ask Jehovah’s Witnesses to reflect on the following. A Restoration Light Site: This blogsite is about Charles Taze Russell, especially in presenting his own statements concerning various controversial subjects, and also in defense of Russell against the many misrepresentations being made concerning Mr. Russell. MATT SLICK LIVE RADIOCall in with your questions at 877-207-22763-4pm PST; 4-5pm MST; 6-7pm ESTWatch on FacebookPast Shows Radio PodcastRadio Show SurveySubscribe to CARM Radio, CARM wishlistWant to help CARM in a different way? Watchtower magazine, published in 1931 November 1, p.327. The Watchtower leaves all of this far more ambiguous than they used to. The problem with this explanation is that numerous publications prior to 1914 presented their chronological predictions as the product of God’s guidance upon His people. The founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Charles Taze Russell, taught that Jesus' return began in 1874 (though he did not fully ascend to the throne until 1878) and that the day of God's wrath would be complete in 1914 or 1915. By reading the Watchtower Society’s recent publications, one might gather that Russell, the Watchtower president, did not speak specifically about just what 1914 would bring. This is all a matter of public record. “Consider, too, the fact that Jehovah’s organization alone, in all the earth, is directed by God’s holy spirit or active force. The Bible clearly teaches that one should “not fear” those who make false prophecies, they are false prophets and are “without God’s authority”. He also left behind thousands of confused followers. Satan and his demons were promptly hurled out of heaven, this act cleansing the seat of government. He thus explains that the time between the invisible return of Christ and the end of God's judgment of the world would be well within one generation.1 In spite of the fact that this failed to transpire, Watchtower literature continued to hold to the 1874 return of Christ through the 1920's. Why are we are? Just names given by the church. declared an apostate and shunned by their family and friends. Very frequently the tactic employed by the organisation is that of emphasising the absence of specific terminology, as if the non-use of particular words or phrases frees them from having made false predictions in the name of God. What was there special about the manner of His going away that would correspond to the manner of His coming again? (Zech. It did not end before the generation of 1874 passed away. God’s name and his Word were certainly involved in all that was presented to readers of their publications. In 2014 they repeated all of this, and went on to further explain: "Anyone who was anointed after the death of the last of the anointed ones in the ﬁrst group—that is, after those who witnessed the “beginning of pangs of distress” in 1914—would not be part of “this generation.”—Matt. ” I have doubt that Jesus was a prophet” should be ” I have no doubt that Jesus was a prophet”. If this great change from the dominion of Satan to the rule of Christ shall begin to manifest itself this very year, 1914, it will be a cause for. It became immensely popular and over 20 million copies of the study aid were printed and distributed around the world during his lifetime. Today the Watchtower Society wields total control over Jehovah’s Witnesses lives and beliefs. To my understanding, all such expectations are wholly unscriptural, untrue, misleading, and hindrances to a right understanding of the Bible. Those who have built with gold, silver, precious stones [the promises of God's Word], shall be fireproof in that Day; while those who have built with the wood, hay and stubble of tradition-Higher Criticism, Human Evolution, etc.,-will find their faith structure amenable to the fire; and they will suffer the loss of faith and have tribulations accordingly. 24:8," (God’s Kingdom Rules, 2014, pg 12), "The anointed ones who are still alive and part of “this generation” are getting on in years; yet, they will not all die oﬀ before the great tribulation begins. He left behind a legacy of end time prophecies, not one of which had brought the results foretold. I know that from 1914 - 1916, we find that he still believes that the time of the end had begun 1799, but he does not state anything related to when it is to end.