Sunday, July 13, 2008

Where Did The Year 1914 Come From?

Russell measuring The Great Pyramid.
Although this information is concealed by the Watchtower Society, the facts prove that the year 1914 is just one of Russell's falsely predicted dates identified by the measurements from the Great Pyramid of Giza. Pyramidology is an occult practice used to conclude prophetic years by measuring the Pyramids. Charles Taze Russell (founding father of the Watchtower's theological error) came to accept this occult practice and was inspired to travel to Egypt and measure the Great Pyramid. Russell believed that this Pyramid contained many interesting geometric and mathematical properties. A key element in the study of pyramidology is the Pyramid inch. One Pyramid inch is equal to one prophetic year. Russell believed the Pyramid to be "God's Stone Witness".
After Russell's death in 1916, The Watchtower Society published "The Harp of God" a book which includes an explanation of Christ's return. Apparently there is a difference between the "time of the end" and the "presence of the Lord". This publication states that the year 1799 marked "the time of the end" and 1874 marked the time of the "Lord's second presence".
So, which year did Christ's invisible return take place? Which year was the "beginning of the end", 1799 or 1874? Which year was Armageddon going to occur, in 1914 or 1915? Does the Watchtower Society currently teach that all of these events took place within the same year? Is that year 1914? Or is 1914 the beginning of the "time of trouble"? With all this confusion, it is no wonder why the Society was forced to randomly pick one of these dates to settle confusion and continue their illogical teachings. In the attempts to deviate from the occultic origins regarding the 1914 doctrine, the Watchtower Society was forced to fabricate evidence that 1914 was the year in which Jesus returned invisibly. Although Russell concluded the date 1914 through the measuring of the Pyramids, the Watchtower Society ran with it because it was timely, and the more they could convince people that Armageddon was near the more money they could make. Jehovah's Witnesses believe the historical events that took place in the year 1914 establish that this was still the date that Jesus returned invisibly. Not knowing the real history of the Watchtower, Jehovah's Witnesses rest their entire belief system upon the invisible. In the 1891 revision of this same publication, Russell taught that the Pyramid measurements conclude that this time of trouble was due to begin in 1915. The actual measurements are 3384.904 inches. Russell was incorrect in his measurements by 31 inches, then he was off by 72 inches.
"The Time is at Hand".1889.pgs.99,101.
"The Time is at Hand"1889 revision.pgs.99,101.
In this publication, Russell boldly states that it is "established truth" that the Kingdom of God will be fully established at the end of 1914.
In the revision of the same publication, Russell states that it is "established truth" that the Kingdom of God will be fully established at the end of 1915. From these two publications the only "established truth" is that Russell's writings were not directed by God.
As we reviewed from an earlier publication (Thy Kingdom Come), the year 1874 marked the beginning of "the time of trouble". However, the publication above states that the year 1874 marked the date of the "Lord's presence". Were we not reminded from the publication above that these two events should be differentiated and that we must not "confuse" them? According to their own teachings, how could these two different events take place in the same year? How could anyone not be confused by this false doctrinal ping-pong?
But what other evidence could they use to support such an urgent doctrine? The Society interprets the "seven times" mentioned in Daniel 4:16 as seven Biblical years (one day = one year. 7 X 360 = 2,520). Contrary to most Biblical scholars, the Watchtower Society teaches that Jerusalem was destroyed in 607 B.C., not in 587 B.C. This year was fabricated to suggest that 2,520 (or "seven times"in the book of Daniel) years had past since then to the year 1914. There is nothing in Daniel 4:16 that gives evidence of the Messianic Kingdom as the Watchtower Society claims. This fabricated or "make believe" evidence is how the Society supports the doctrine of 1914, completely alleviating any evidence to the fact that this date was concluded by Russell in his measurements from the Great Pyramid of Giza. Now that we have established the shaky 1914 doctrine and its occult history, let's continue to learn about the "generation" spoken of in reference to this date.
For many years the Society referred to the generation as those who were alive with understanding in 1914. Therefore, Jehovah's Witnesses believed Jesus was not referring to babies born in 1914, but only to those old enough to understand his invisible return.
"You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" pg.154
In the 1990's, the Society was running into some major doctrinal problems regarding 1914. In the efforts to keep followers, the urgency of Armageddon had to remain eminent, but they also realized that all of those from the 1914 generation were dying off. The Society then generalized the definition of "generation" to all who recognize that Christ returned invisibly and that the beginning of the end began in 1914.
"The Watchtower". 11/1/95. pg 19
What exactly is this "generation" the Watchtower Society referred to for so many years? Although there have been major adjustments in recent years regarding this teaching, it is obvious the Watchtower Society has only utilized it to maintain the urgency of Armageddon. The Society ran with the idea that Jesus reference of the "generation" in Matthew 24:34 was regarding any who came from the generation of 1914. It was easy for Jehovah's Witnesses to accept this because for so many years nearly every Watchtower article and publication spoke of this pivotal date and the generation that goes along with it. The urgency of this fabricated doctrine obviously worked to recruit and retain members and their financial contributions.
So, let's clear this up.
Through Charles Taze Russell's doctrinal ping-pong, Armageddon was supposed to occur in the year 1874, later changing the date to 1914.
When 1914 came and went, Russell referred to 1914 as the "beginning of the time of trouble", and Christ's return was now considered invisible.
After Russell's death, the Watchtower Society ran with this date, using the major historical events that had taken place in this year as proof that Russell was correct in his calculations.
The Society referred to this "generation" (Matt.24:34) as those who were teenagers living in 1914 and that they would not pass away before the end comes.
Then the Society added to this "generation" by incorporating all those who were born in 1914; no longer limiting this generation to those who were old enough to understand it.
Then, the Society changed it to all those who at least understand that Jesus came invisibly in 1914.
Next, the Society will never refer to this generation ever again.
The Creator's promise that the new world will arrive before this 1914 generation passes away:
The Creator's promise that the new world will replace the present wicked system of things:
However, in the 1980's the Watchtower Society realized most from that 1914 generation were dying off. The Society then altered the doctrine and the generation, now referring to anyone who was living or born in the year 1914. With the addition of babies born in the year 1914, the Society gained another decade or so with this ever changing doctrine.
"You can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth" pg.154
Awake! Old masthead. Ended 10/22/95.pg.4
Awake! New masthead. Started 11/8/95.pg.4
The Watchtower magazines from 1984.
The flip-flop history and occult background of the 1914 doctrine should verify that this information was not "proper food" from Jehovah God. With confusing reinterpretations of Christ's second return and the "beginning of the end", it would be completely logical to say that the very foundation of Jehovah's Witnesses teachings are based on theological errors, not the word of God. The Watchtower Society's unclear teachings originate with a flickering bulb of false and shaky doctrines.
For many years Jehovah's Witnesses recognized that it was the Creator's promise to bring a new world before the generation of 1914 passed away. Because of the firm grasp from the Watchtower Society, Jehovah's Witnesses cannot see that God Himself would never allow this to be the understanding then entirely change it to something else. This is not progressive understanding from God, it is a deliberate alteration of doctrine created by the Watchtower Society to keep members and their financial contributions. Although most Jehovah's Witnesses went along with this doctrinal change, thousands left knowing that the Watchtower Society (like all other religious cults) claim to be God's chosen organization when they are not. What urgent Armageddon doctrine will the Society come up with next to keep loyal followers and their financial contributions?

18 comments:

Danny Haszard said...

I applaud your blog!


The REAL DEAL
Jehovah's Witnesses Millerite/Adventist sect spin-off American war of 1812 army captain William Miller is ground zero for Jehovah's Witnesses.

There is nothing that made me gasp in horror of all WT/JW falsehoods more then this finding that it all came from the Millerite movement.
Yes,the "great disappointment"of Oct 22 1844 has never died out... it lives on in the Seventh day Adventist (who admit it) and the Jehovah's Witnesses who deny it. The central CORE doctrine of the Watchtower,yes the reason the Watchtower came into existence was to declare Jesus second coming in 1914.When the prophecy (derived from William Miller of 1842) failed they said that he came "invisibly".

Ergo,no 1914 then there can be no 1918 inspection and sealing of the 'anointed' so the entire Watchtower Bible and Tract Society doctrinal superstructure comes crashing down like a house of cards

WILLIAM MILLER http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/12/132920/1.ashx THE BEGINNING of it ALL

Jesus second coming aka 'return to power' aka 'establishment of his heavenly kingdom' aka 'invisible return to power' all mean the same thing.
There are thousands and thousands of pages of evidence that this false 1914 date is the CORE CREED of the Watchtower.

grissom6471 said...

Well, actually back in the 1920s and 1840s, before the watchtower. Scholars looked to 1914 as the end of the Gentile times in fulfillment of Daniel 4.

They used the first invasion of Jerusalem in 606/607 as the beginning of the gentile times though Jerusalem was destroyed in 587. It was Nelson Barbour that added the 20 years to push the destruction to 607.

Thus if you use the pre-Nelson Barbour chronology, then you get the same results, the gentile times ended in 1914.

Markus said...

fantastic picture! where do you have it from?

Defender said...

1914
what are you talking about are you crazy?
the year 1914 came from the prophecy found in Daniel 4 and Jesus Prophecy about his presence in Matthew 24 Luc 21 revelation6.

you are really out of your mind apostate.
Let me copy and paste for your where 1914 came from, from the reasoning book by Jehovah witnesses,
you might not understanding if you are not a witness or an ex witness, but the apostates will understand, now you are not only lying it seems like you are going crazy.

CALCULATING THE “SEVEN TIMES”

“Seven times” = 7 X 360 = 2,520 years

A Biblical “time,” or year = 12 X 30 days = 360. (Rev. 11:2, 3; 12:6, 14)

In the fulfillment of the “seven times” each day equals one year. (Ezek. 4:6; Num. 14:34)

Early October, 607 B.C.E., to December 31, 607 B.C.E.= 1/4 year

January 1, 606 B.C.E., to December 31, 1 B.C.E. = 606 years

January 1, 1 C.E., to December 31, 1913 = 1,913 years

January 1, 1914, to early October, 1914 = 3/4 year

Total: 2,520 years


you are really making me laugh in your madness

Markus said...

@defender:

trust me, every ex-jw know this calculation...

Defender said...

Danny I don't know who you are, but you have the wrong informations.
Russell was a friend of Barbour(an and adventist) and even support financially Herald of the morning an adventist publication at that time. but in august 1878 issue barbour denied the substitutionary value of christ's death. Because of that Russell decided to withdraw from the herald and fellowship with Mr. Barbour. In July Russell start publishing zion's watchtower and Herald of Christ's Presence.
Russell was never an adventist, my friend you have been mislead.
and by the way Jehovah witnesses were not the first one to explain that the Lord's return will be invisible.
much earlier Sir Isaac Newton(1642-1727) had written that Christ would return and reign invisible to mortals.
1856 Joseph Seiss, a Lutheran Minister in Philadelphia.
1864 Benjamin Wilson.

there are plenty of prooves in the bible and secular history about 1914.
You have the wrong sources my friends. Good luck

grissom6471 said...

Markus.

Exjws do not understand the calculation.

They think that they see that Jerusalem was destroyed in 587 that the Society was wrong. Then they start unraveling the whole fabric until they have nothing, not even the Bible as they reject Daniel 4 and the other scriptures.

Remember that which was written in the Bible will come to be.

So if you knew the calculation, you all would understand that the kings in the line of David must reign as sovereign on Jehovah's throne in Jerusalem until Jesus.
In 607 that stopped until 1914.

grissom6471 said...

Danny Haszard is wrong. as usual.

JWs are not from the Millerites.

Miller was looking for the 6000 years of human history as significant and only that.

1914 is not a false date.

Markus said...

this calculation is hard to believe for everyone else as the JW, because no one but the JW believe that Jeruslam was destroyed 607. People thought this, truly, but this was around 100 years ago ;)

grissom6471 said...

Markus,

1914 is not based on the destruction of Jerusalem. It is based on the kings in the line of David ruling on Jehovah's throne and 2520 years from that ended, Jesus became king in heavenly Jerusalem.

That belief preceded Charles Russell.

NICKEL ALLERGY SUFFERERS said...

The writer of this blog is correct. 1914 is a false date, a date manufactured by the Watchtower to fit their doctrine. The Bible says that no one would know where the time of the end would come, yet he allowed the Witnesses to concoct dates and times so that they would know? You people are completely delusional, but that is what happens when people fall under the spell of some religious leaders. They are ready to believe anything that they say. Read the Harp of God or some of the other older books. Russell tells you himself how he came up with 1914 and how he embranced pyramidology. Of you can continue to bury your head in the sand and deny the true history of the Watchtower.

grissom6471 said...

Nickel:

The looking to 1914 preceded the Watchtower Society, and Russell.

Isn't it easy to call people delusional and make claims, when you don't have the facts.

steve said...

Russell would be disfellowshipped from the WT Society for teaching now what was taught then. Yet that is when God is suppposed to have chosen the Bible Students as His Organization on earth.

They celebrated Xmas, birthdays, believed in Pyramidology and that the end was coming in 1925 and still believed in 1919 that Charles Russell was the 'faithful slave.'
If Jesus was looking for his 'Faithful Slave',they were denying that they were it.

grissom6471 said...

To username Steve:

That is the stupidest thing I've read here.

No one is disfellowshipped from the Watchtower Society because the Watchtower Society is a friggin printing company.

If someone was teaching today what Russell taught back then, s/he would not be disfellowshipped from the congregation but would be considered old fashioned. It would be like driving a Model-T on leaded gasoline. We have progressed since then.

Yes, Jehovah God chose then Bible students back from 1874-1919 because they were the only ones serving him and doing his will. If there were others, then name them. Thus the were Jesus' faithful slave. If there were others who were faithful, name them.

And being faithful is not about celebrating Christmas and birthdays when one did not know they were wrong.

miken said...

Just to update on the latest position re the 'Generation'.From the Watchtower Feb 15 2008 page 24 para 15 refers to a class of anointed christians. To quote " As a class these anointed ones make up the modern day "generation" of contemporaries that will not pass away "until all these things occur". Tis is the same position as recorded in the Watchtower of Feb 15, 1927 see Interesting Questions page 62. An 81 year circle! With regard to the time span of a Generation the Watchtower Feb 15 2008 page 25 in the box on that page states "So when the term "Generation" is used with reference to people living at a particular time, the exact length of that time cannot be stated except that it does have an end and would not be excessively long."
No reference is given to substantiate this definition.

Ronde said...

Miken,

It appears that no one knows what generation means. Many others "Christian" groups have other interpretations of "generation".
So why do people pick on Jehovah's Witnesses for attempting to find a meaning and application of it.

Some say it is a length of time.

So we will just have to wait for the new scrolls to find out.

Anonymous said...

Funny that the defenders don't even know much about the organisation they're desperately seeking to defend! Leave it to the ex-JWs: we know what we're talking about.

Ronde said...

Whatever