The Watchtower and “Date Setting”

Former Witness and WT critic, Ronald Fry, couldn’t state it any better when he observed: “The pattern or modus operandi of the Watchtower Society has evolved over the years but has basically remained the same. The same magazine that counseled the Witnesses against looking to …

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Rutherford Blames the Bible Students

By the time 1925 rolled in, Rutherford’s backpedaling about his predictions for that year was in high gear when he said in the February 15, 1925 Watch Tower: “No one may safely predict exactly what will take place, even within the next year; but God has given general indications in his Word of many things which are yet to come to pass. He has not specified exactly their chronological order…”

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William Miller’s 6000-year Theory

In spite of all the prediction failures, most nineteenth-century Christian denominations taught that God would bring an end to an evil and selfish world in their century although details varied. Disagreements were plentiful as to when in that century the end would occur; nevertheless, all …

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