109, 2006 July)
Could thousands of doctrinal flip-flops all come from God?
with the end of A.D. 1914, what God calls Babylon, and what men call
Christendom, will have passed away, as already shown from prophecy.
(Thy Kingdom Come 1891, p. 153)
the great city of confusion, with all her boasted civil and
ecclesiastical power… Her destruction will be fully accomplished by the
end of the appointed "Times of the Gentiles" –1915. (The Battle of
Armageddon 1897 p.111)
witnesses themselves are not nor can they be interpreters of
prophecies. But as fast as the "superior authorities" Jehovah and
Christ reveal the interpretations through their provided channel that
fast do God's people publish them the world over… (The Watchtower 1952
April 15, p. 253)
1914 and 1915 [See 1st and 2nd quotes] are two of about thirty dates
when prophecies published by the Watchtower Society (the organization
that governs Jehovah's Witnesses) failed.
Babylon interpreted as Christendom and the "superior authorities"
interpreted as "Jehovah and Christ" [See 3rd quote] are now considered
false doctrine by JWs – these being two of thousands of theological
How could millions of people believe that thousands of errors are
interpretations [See 3rd quote] revealed by God?