Jehovah’s Witnesses: 1914-2014 RIP
Well folks we’re very close to turning another “tick” on the yearly calendar.
We’re almost to the end of 100 years of expectation of the coming of Armageddon and the ushering in of a “New System of Things” as prophesied repeatedly by the Watchtower leadership.
“It’s just around the corner.”
“The Time Is At Hand.”
“The World Has Ended.”
“Millions Now Living Will Never Die.”
“Oh dear, you’ll never graduate high school.”
“You won’t have time to get married until the New System.”
“You don’t need to have children. Wouldn’t you rather raise them in the New System?”
“The generation that saw these things occurring is rapidly dying out.”
Did any of these sound familiar to you?
Do you think we’ve given Jehovah’s Witnesses and their leaders enough time to show us something or should we give them another hundred years?
I believe that in the next twenty to thirty years the Watchtower will be just another interesting historic footnote of the Adventist movement started in the 1800’s.
You see time has always been supremely important to the members and leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Time has always been the key to their “faith” in God. The promise of having more time, an eternity even, to live without dying has been the theocratic “hook” that draws in the gullible, the disenfranchised, the uneducated and the lost.
Unfortunately for the Watchtower leadership, the time they have left to prove their point to the world and to their rapidly shrinking group of followers is pretty much gone.
With the advent (excuse the pun) of the Internet, the amount of public information about the Watchtower’s history and failed prophecies has exploded. Anyone with an Internet connection and a little curiosity can read enough in an afternoon to equip themselves with sufficient information to make the wise decision not to pursue a “Bible Study” with Jehovah’s Witnesses or to read their propaganda or attend their meetings.
This hasn’t always been the case. Prior to the 1990’s one had to go to libraries or seminary book stores to get the real story on Jehovah’s Witnesses. Not many had the resources, determination, or time to do so. This gave the Jehovah’s Witness recruiters an edge and they fully exploited it as shown by their growth prior to the Internet Age.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses report a maximum of 7.96 million in followers as of the writing of this article.
So let me ask you something: How do you KNOW that is the number?
How do you KNOW that they aren’t just puffing their numbers to keep the rank and file from becoming disillusioned?
If they haven’t come clean on their deception in the past 100+ years then they aren’t coming clean about their own shrinking membership.
When you get to report the numbers, and nothing you say is ever questioned, you can make up pretty much anything you want to now can’t you?
Let me ask you this: “When was the last time a JW knocked on your door?”
I haven’t had one knock on my door in several years and I’ve moved around a bit so it isn’t like they have me on some “Theocratic Do Not Call” list.
The last time I saw JW’s was in front of a WalMart standing by a Watchtower kiosk and nobody was there but two old ladies who looked like they were in when Rutherford was alive.
The movement is dying folks. Their money supply has dried up. Their membership is rapidly deteriorating. Their recruiting efforts are losing momentum. The leaders are in “damage control” mode and are sucking in all of their resources back to the “mother ship”.
So where does that leave you?
Are you still waiting for their promises to come true? I sure hope not. Life is tragically short.
I implore you to take steps to really learn what the Bible teaches. Stop wasting your precious time, life and resources standing around waiting for the empty promises of a burned out cult to come true. They didn’t in 1914 and they won’t now. The Watchtower Bible & Tract Society is done! However, you still have a chance to make a change in your own life. You have the opportunity to learn what Christ really wanted you to know.
Do you have the guts to take a hard objective look at what the Bible really teaches? If you do then read Romans in any other version of the Bible than the New World Translation and think long and hard about what God is trying to say to you.
It will change your life!