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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BIG NEWS: Watchtower admits they were wrong in January 2013 Watchtower magazine.

I am shocked that this isn't getting more publicity, but I would strongly encourage people to spread this news. In the January 1, 2013 edition of the Watchtower Magazine, the official publication of the Jehovah's Witnesses, they said this in one of their lead articles:

5 comments:

Danny Haszard said...

Anyone that questions the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses will be labeled an "opposer" and a heretic or apostate by the members.

Then the extreme shunning and isolation of that person will follow. Even family members will refuse to speak to the person. Some have even committed suicide as a result. --
Danny Haszard Bangor Maine

Trebor135 said...

Well, it's time for the missionaries targeting the Jehovah's Witnesses to start coming out of the woodwork.

Millions of neo-Arians being brought into the Orthodox Church is a very attractive idea to me. Hmm...

Lord have mercy!

Trebor135 said...

Hi Danny--you wrote:

"Then the extreme shunning and isolation of that person will follow. Even family members will refuse to speak to the person. Some have even committed suicide as a result."

Chilling. I expect, however, that an appeal might be made to Titus 1--

[10] As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him,
[11] knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

--to justify shunning.

What's the humane way to interpret and implement this passage...?

Adam Hovey said...

JWs get their dates wrong all the time. No surprise there. Thanks for defending the TRUE faith

Your_Word Is_Truth said...

I really don't want to be picky here but I am going to. It struck me that the author of this website did not read and understand what the Watchtower actually said. After quoting from that magazine the author said (ALL CAPITALS MINE of emphasis)


“Why would they admit they got PREDICTIONS wrong? “

The article said nothing at all about predictions, it used the wording

“have had WRONG EXPECTATIONS “

There is a clear difference between a prediction and an explanation.

the WTS (JWs) never predicted anything they just gave their understanding (explanations) on what some Bible prophecy was all about. They even tell why they have had such underthings the article said

“Because we take seriously Jesus’ words: “Keep looking, keep awake.” The alternative, to be found “sleeping” by Jesus, would prevent us from gaining his favor. “