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More Contradictions

  • We are told to be witnesses in the New Testament, but not once are we referred to as Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Why be called a name "given to you by God," only to change it three more times?

  1. If God gave the JW's the name they now have, were the names they had before wrong? 

  2. If they had the wrong names before, what makes them so sure that they have the right name now?

  3. How much does that speak to their credibility?

  • Zion’s Watchtower society 1884

  • The People’s Pulpit Association 1909

  • The International Bible Student’s Association 1914

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses 1931

  • Why were they without a name that they believe was divinely given to them for sixty years?  Russell never came up with “Jehovah’s Witnesses,” it was a title that he never used or intended to. 
     

  • Why is it that the teachings of Russell have slowly disappeared?  As the founder of this group, shouldn’t he be a cornerstone for what is being taught? 
     

  • Why isn’t anyone held accountable for the prophecies being spoken? 
     

  • Why would I want to join a church that was born of lies and confusion? "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." I Corinthians 14:33
     

  • The Watchtower has the right to make these prophecies (all false so far), but when they claim to God’s only voice on earth, their integrity is destroyed. Why should I believe them, when they have such a bad track record? Lies and suppression of facts are common in politics and business, but one expects to find honesty in those who claim to be speaking for God.  


Old Light, New Light & Black Light

When the organization wrote prophecies in the Watchtower magazine that failed, they use the terminology of "new light" to explain it away.

The concept of New light is taken from Proverbs 4:18

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

Typical of the JW's almost complete lack of Bible knowledge, this verse is not speaking about prophecy or direct revelation from God, but the righteous man's increasing ability to live a holier life with age and experience.

  • New Light should not contradict Old Light, but it often does with Jehovah's Witnesses.

  • The fact that Jehovah's Witnesses actually swallow this "New Light" explanation from the organization when prophecies fail is the ultimate testimony of their blind faith in false human organizations.

  • We invite all new Jehovah's Witness converts to closely decide for themselves if "New light" adds to "Old Light" or flatly contradicts it.

 Will the men of Sodom be resurrected?  

Yes

Watchtower 7/18/1879 p. 8

No

Watchtower 6/1/1952 p. 338

Yes

Watchtower78/1/1965 p. 47g

No

Watchtower7 6/1/1988 p. 31

Yes

Live Forever (old edition ) p. 179

No

Live Forever (new edition ) p. 179

Yes

Insight, volume 2, p. 985

No

Revelation book, p. 273

Contradictory light! BLINKING LIGHT! Not new light!

Examples
Old Light
Original prophecy
New Light
More specific prophecy
(Adds to Old Light)
Black Light
Failed prophecy
(contradicts Old Light)
We give an answer The answer is yes The answer is now no!
It will be a color It will be blue We were wrong about blue, it will now be red
It will rain It will rain today We were wrong about today, it will rain tomorrow
Armageddon is in the Bible Armageddon in 1925 &1975 We were wrong when we said 1925 &1975


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