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Watchtower Bible and Tract Society

Prophecy History
prepared by:
Mark Edward Sohmer
mark@sohmer.net

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from authentic Watchtower Bible and Tract Society literature.

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claims to be a prophet like Ezekiel and other Biblical prophets.
The Bible gives us a test for false prophets in 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
(Deuteronomy 18:20-22, New World Translation.)
Results of testing the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society against Deuteronomy 18:20-22:
+ 1000 year reign of Christ (millennium) to begin in 1873
+ 1000 year reign of Christ (millennium) to begin in 1874
+ By 1914, Jesus has full control. Gentile governments overthrown. World-wide anarchy.
Full establishment of Kingdom of God in the Earth. Gods Kingdom replaces mans
governments.
+ In 1918 God will destroy the churches wholesale and church members by millions
+ Fall of 1920 will bring world-wide all embracing anarchy
+ 1925 will bring the resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other Patriarchs
+ 1940: Armageddon was very near, remaining months
+ 1000 year reign of Christ (millennium) to begin in 1975
+ 1999: Christian missionary work to be completed by end of 20th Century
Beloved ones, do not believe every inspired expression, but test the inspired
expressions to see whether they originate with God, because many false prophets
have gone forth into the world (1 John 4:1, New World Translation.)

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society


claims to be a prophet like Ezekiel and other Biblical prophets.

The Watchtower, March 15, 1972

The Watchtower, April 1, 1972

The Watchtower, April 1, 1972

The Watchtower, January 15, 1959

The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah, 1971 edition

The Nations Shall Know That I Am Jehovah, 1971 edition

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prophecies regarding 1873

The Time is at Hand, 1916 edition, p. 2 (forward)

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prophecies regarding 1874

The Watchtower, October, 1890

The Battle of Armageddon, 1912 edition

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prophecies regarding 1914

The Time Is at Hand, 1907 edition

The Time Is at Hand, 1907 edition

The Time Is at Hand, 1907 edition

The Time Is at Hand, 1908 edition

The Time Is at Hand, 1915 edition

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prophecies regarding 1918

The Finished Mystery, 1917 edition

The Finished Mystery, 1917 edition

The Finished Mystery, 1917 edition

The Finished Mystery, 1917 edition

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prophecies regarding 1920

The Finished Mystery, 1917 edition


(The 1926 edition reads: in the end of the time of trouble.)

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prophecies regarding 1925

Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920 edition

Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920 edition

Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1920 edition

The Golden Age, March 16, 1921

The Watchtower, July 15, 1922

The Watchtower, September 1, 1922

The Watchtower, April 1, 1923

Vindication I, 1931 Edition

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society was so sure


that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other patriarchs
would be resurrected in 1925, that a mansion was built
for them by the organization in San Diego, California.

The Watchtower, March 15, 1937

Salvation, 1939 edition

Salvation, 1939 edition

The New World, 1942 edition

The following is a reproduction of the deed, dated 1929,


proving that the mansion Beth Sarim was built for the purpose
of housing the resurrected patriarchs.
This deed is recorded in Book 1741, p. 69 at the County Records Office,
San Diego County, California.

In 1975 the organization claimed that the mansion was never built
with the intent of housing the resurrected patriarchs, but merely
for Judge Rutherfords use.

1975 Yearbook of Jehovahs Witnesses, 1974 edition

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prophecies regarding the 1940s

The Informant, May 1940

The Messenger, 1940 edition

The Watchtower, September 15, 1941

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prophecies regarding 1975

Life Everlasting - in Freedom of the Sons of God, 1966 edition

The Watchtower, May 1, 1967

Kingdom Ministry, March 1968

The Watchtower, August 15, 1968

Awake!, October 8, 1968

Kingdom Ministry, June 1969

Kingdom Ministry, May 1974

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prophecies regarding 1999

The Watchtower, January 1, 1989


magazine version

The Watchtower, January 1, 1989


bound version

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regarding false prophets

Prophesy, 1929 edition

The Watchtower, October 15, 1958

Awake!, October 8, 1968

New World Translation, 1971 edition

Aid to Bible Understanding, 1971 edition

Paradise Restored to Mankind - By Theocracy, 1972 edition

Paradise Restored to Mankind - By Theocracy, 1972 edition

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regarding errors in the Bible

The Watchtower, April 1, 1920

The Watchtower, April 15, 1928