Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I know I'm slow, but I'm old, OK!

Well, I do want to continue the question and answer session on "how to witness to the JW's. So here is another issue that you can address with them. I will continue to share these with you until, I can't think of any more. I also want to get started on the "Rapture" soon. Someone ask me personally if I would do the same thing with "Mormons" that I have with JW's and I can probably do that also. So here we go.

Deuteronomy 18:20-22
"However, the prophet who presumes to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die. And in case you should say in your heart: "How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken? when the prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true, that is the word that Jehovah did not speak. With presumptuousness the prophet spoke it. You must not get frightened at him." (NWT)

The Watchtower organization identifies itself as "The Prophet", saying
"This Prophet" was not a 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. They are still proclaiming a warning....The added claim is made that: "Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road of life, no matter how much Bible reading we do.
OK, the question here is, "Is it true that they are God's channel of communication, or is it a false prophet, fitting the description of Deuteronomy 18:20-22? The test is simple. Step #1 We already know the organization "spoke in the name of Jehovah", so we go to step #2 Have the prophesies actually occurred or come true? Let's consider the facts and you determine what the answer is.
Throughout half of its hundred-year history, the Watchtower Society taught the belief of its founder and first president, Charles Taze Russell, that the Great Pyramid of Egypt was "inspired" of God-----Just like the Bible. The Society's publications translated inches of pyramid measurements into calendar years, in attempts to foretell future events. Thus, they predicted that the Battle of Armageddon will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership". Did that really happen? NOPE.
Still determined to act as a prophet, the Watchtower Society went on to predict an earthly resurrection for the year 1925. They are to be resurrected as perfect men and constitute the princes or rulers in the earth, according to his promise..therefore we may connfidently expect that 1925 will mark the return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old. Did this really happen?
More resently, the organization misled millions into believeing that "the end" would come in 1975. Did that really happen? NOPE!
They will try to cover all these false prophesises up by saying they all were mistakes and that the organization has learned from these mistakes and no longer makes prophetic statements about when the end will come. Here comes another question then.
Ask the JW to take out a copy of his latest "Awake" magazine, there is a statement of purpose telling why AWAKE ! is published. Ask the JW to read it. Here is what it says; "Most importantly, this magazine builds confidence in the Creator's promise of a peaceful and secure New Order before the generation that saw the events of 1914 passes away." Another prophecy!
The facts are inescapable: The Watchtower Society spoke as a prophet in the name of God, and what was prophesied did not come true. Read Matt. 7:15 and 24:24

Next issue to address with JW's will come just as soon as I get the time. We will discuss: Earthly paradise vs. heaven
Let me hear from you if this is helping firm your belief and if it helps you witness to the witnesses.