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100th Anniversary Of Watchtower (Jehovah's Witness) False Prophecy

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2014: The 100th Anniversary of a Watchtower False Prophecy The official WT web site, JW.org, speaks of this 100 year anniversary in an article titled, “100 Years of Kingdom Rule-How does It Affect You?” Paragraph three states, “About 20 years before 1900, God’s servants began to understand a prophecy that was written by Daniel over 2,500 years ago: ‘In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.’ (Daniel 2:44) For more than 20 years, the Bible Students preached that 1914 would be a very important year… later that year, World War I began, and Bible prophecy came true.” “What Does The Bible REALLY Teach?” This book states on page 85, “World events that began in 1914 confirm that the calculation of these sincere Bible students was correct. The fulfillment of Bible prophecy shows that in 1914, Christ became King and God’s heavenly Kingdom began to rule.” “Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874, A.D.” (Studies in the Scriptures, Vol.4, p.621, 1897) “The Scriptural proof is that the second presence of the Lord Jesus Christ began in 1874 A.D.” (Prophecy, 1929, p. 65) “We present the Bible evidence proving that the full end of the times of the gentiles, i.e., the full end of their lease of dominion, will be reached in A.D. 1914; and that the date will be the farthest limit of the rule of imperfect men.” (The Time Is At Hand, 1888, p. 76, 77) “And, with the end of A.D. 1914, what God calls Babylon, and what men call Christendom, will have passed away, as already shown in prophecy.” (Studies In the Scriptures - Thy Kingdom Come, 1891, p.153) “We see no reason for changing the figures - nor could we change them if we would. They are, we believe, God's dates, not ours. But bear in mind that the end of 1914 is not the date for the beginning, but for the end of the time of trouble.” (Watchtower July 15, 1894, p 266; p 1677 reprints)