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Are Jehovah’s Witnesses False Prophets?

Submitted by Jaymes on July 5, 2012 - 10:42 am 3 Comments

The Watchtower Building in Brooklyn New York - Are Jehovah's Witnesses False Prophets?Well, are Jehovah’s Witnesses False Prophets? We get tons of emails asking us if they are, so we thought we’d write dramatisation of what would happen if a Jehovah’s Witness came to your door and you claimed they were false prophets.

JW: Hello, I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and I’m here to share with you the good news about Gods kingdom.

Householder: Hi. Thanks, but to be honest with you, I am not really interested.

Puzzled JW: Can I ask why you’re not interested?

Householder: Of course. You see, I’ve heard some things about the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Curious JW: Really? Please let me know what you’ve heard so that I can clear this up.

Householder: Well the Jehovah’s Witnesses have made many false predications about the end of the world. They’re a Doomsday Cult and the Bible tells us to beware of false prophets.

Confident JW: Oh I see. What’s you’re name? My name is John T.

Householder: My name is Emma.

Really Confident JW: Well Emma, that was in the past and we have never claimed to be prophets. Let’s take a look at the scripture in 2nd Peter, chapter 2 and verse 1 to 3.

The uber confident Jehovah’s Witness whips out his New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures and begins to read it to Emma.

1 However, there also came to be false prophets among the people, as there will also be false teachers among YOU. These very ones will quietly bring in destructive sects and will disown even the owner that bought them, bringing speedy destruction upon themselves. 2 Furthermore, many will follow their acts of loose conduct, and on account of these the way of the truth will be spoken of abusively. 3 Also, with covetousness they will exploit YOU with counterfeit words. But as for them, the judgment from of old is not moving slowly, and the destruction of them is not slumbering.

Glistening JW: So you can clearly see from these scriptures that God isn’t referring to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Householder: Err, I am sorry John but you’re mistaken. You see, you don’t get to choose what words describe your actions. Would you agree that a prophet is someone who predicts the future?

Worried JW: Yes.

Householder: Good. Therefore the Jehovah’s Witnesses can’t say they are not prophets any more than someone who has written many software programs can’t say they aren’t programmers because they never claimed to be a computer programmer.

Troubled JW: To be honest with you Emma, I don’t even know what predictions you’re referring to?

Householder: Yes, you seem to have been born after 1975, right?

JW: Yes. I am only 18. I tell you what Emma; I’ll go and do some research about this topic and will come back, say this time next week?

Householder: John, if you’re going to research via the Jehovah’s Witness channels, do you really think they would openly show you their false prophet past?

Distraught JW: Err…

Householder: Of course they won’t. If you really want to do some research, Google it.

Confident JW: But you must understand Emma, the internet is filled with websites that want to harm the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Therefore, if you’ve been reading such websites, I can completely understand how you came to think that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are false prophets. I am here out of my own free will and am willing to spend time with you to show you how you to can live in a paradise Earth.

The door shuts in John T’s face.

You see, in Biblical terms, a prophet is someone who speaks for God. Have you ever heard the Watchtower Society claim they are the mouthpiece of God? We have heard them say this many times. Personally, I have also read it too. The first time they made this claim was in Zion’s Watch Tower, dated July 15, 1906. On pages 229-30, Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, made this claim for the first time.

To wrap up this article, let us answer the question: Are Jehovah’s Witnesses False Prophets?

“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,” (Watchtower, Apr. 1, 1972, p. 197).

You decide, but before deciding, please do me a favour and name one woman who, as a Jehovah’s Witness, acted like a prophet.

  • seethetruth

    Funny, I was thinking of that very quote from the Watchtower that you placed at the bottom of the article. Those Witnesses too young to know, don’t have a clue.

    Romans 6:16 – Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

    2 Cor 11:19 – You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise! 20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face.

    The very sad state of these brothers and sisters is that they don’t know genuine love because they don’t comprehend the love of Christ.
    As far as one woman, who as a “Jehovah’s Witness”, acted like a prophet? I know one who was disfellowshipped for apparent apostasy.
    Please consider:

  • rosemary osborn

    Such a sad, joyless, rigid, controlling, judgemental cult. I spent 20 years giving my all-100 hours
    a month and more as a pioneer-shunning higher education(new world coming back in 1960) now I will send anything to stop that higher up millionaires from ruining so many lives in the future. They have caused so much misery and more. I want to be a spoksman on any tv show or whatever.This is me Rosemary Osborn 301-520-5908

  • ResLight

    Charles Taze Russell was never a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organizaiton. There was no such “organization” in the days of Russell. The JW organization came into existence after Russell died. Russell, himself, preached against such central control of God’s people by any man or group of men. Russell was a non-sectarian who believed that the true church is not found in any “outward organization”, but that it exists amongst true Christians as found amongst the various professed Christians “denominations” and “sects”.

    Russell believed and taught that all consecrated Christians are God’s mouthpieces. He was not, in the July 15, 1906 Watch Tower, proclaiming himself to be the sole “mouthpiece” for God.