As previously mentioned 1975 was a target year for most if not all of Jehovah’s Witness. But that year came and went and nothing that the Watchtower had predicted happened. The failed prediction of what was to happen in 1975 for the thousands of families of Jehovah’s witness was catastrophic, I briefly mentioned just a few examples of what was going on during these years preceding 1975, in my previous writings. They, The Watchtower had emphatically predicted that within THIS generation the end would come. The generation that they had written, spoken, and preached about, was the generation that was alive and witnessed the events that occurred in 1914, when according to them, Jesus returned, invisibly, His return was understood only by the Watchtower, who according to them were the only ones who “had eyes of understanding”. In the book “You can Live forever in Paradise on Earth” under a chapter entitled “The end of the World Is at Hand” it says this on page 154 “ Also the Bible said that all these things would happen upon the generation that was alive in 1914. Yet what were prominent world leaders foretelling just before 1914? They were saying that conditions promising world peace were never more favorable. Yet the terrible troubles the Bible foretold began right on time, in 1914!…………After drawing attention to the many things that have marked the period from 1914 onward, Jesus said: “ Mat 24:34 -14 ………..Which generation did Jesus mean? He meant the generation of people who were living in 1914.Those persons yet remaining of that generation of people who were living in 1914. Those persons yet remaining of that generation are now very old. However, some of them will still be alive to see the end of this wicked system. So of this we can be certain. Shortly now there will be a sudden end to all wickedness and wicked people at Armageddon.” Question is did the rank and file make this date up of did they act as a prophet of Jehovah? You be the judge. A side note here, when things do not happen as the Watchtower predicts, the blame is put on their people. Usually they will say, some people expected this and that to happen, they ran ahead of Jehovah, notice how Nathan H Knorr the than president of the Watchtower points the finger to their followers, when he writes the following in the 1975 year book of Jehovah’s W. page 256 “ just think where we are in the stream of time! Its importance was deeply impressed on our minds back in 1966. God’s people then received the absorbing book Life Everlasting in Freedom of the sons of God. It did not take long for most of them to note the chronological chart in it that identified 1975 as the “end of the 6th 1,000 year day of man’s existence (in early autumn)”This certainly raised questions.Does this mean that Babylon the Great will go down by 1975? Will Armageddon be over, with Satan bound by then? It could, acknowledged F.W.Franz, the Watchtower Society vice-president. …………..All things are possible with God. But we are not saying. Anything. And don’t any of you be specific in saying that is going to happen between now and 1975. But the big point of it all is this, dear friends: Time is short. Time is running out, no question about that. Among all things, brother Franz urged: “Let us make the most of the time and get in all the good hard work to Jehovah while the opportunity afford”. Keep in mind this is taken from the 1975 year book, just a few years earlier over and over there was urgency about this date, that it is the end of the 6,000 years of man’s history and Armageddon coming in the fall of 1975, and now they are saying, if you thought something was going to happen it’s your fault not ours?. That is hypocrisy in the highest regard. I can go back to many other publication they have published since the 60’s and over and over they hammered away at the urgency of the time, because 1975 was only months away, Witnesses today have no idea of their own history, nor are they interest in looking back, because each year the Watchtower produces “New Light”as a way of cover over their mistakes and false prophecies, the mantra is we never said that it’s your fault, you have run ahead of Jehovah’s organization.
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