They have prophesied many many times. Among their many prophesies have been,
The invisible coming of Christ in 1874.
The end of the world in 1914. (close!)
The end of the world in 1975.
They were so sure of their prophecy that in the year 1925 all members of their church
would be changed to heavenly glory that they actually built houses for Moses and the Old
They prophesied that World war two was actually Armageddon.
Their last great public prophecy was that the world would end in 1984.
Their current literature says that Jesus returned to earth in spirit form in 1914,
some days after the war began, and that only they know this.
Ed. Gruss - a former JW leader examined their public predictions going back to 1877 and
found that every single prophecy was false.
Here is the full list of their false prophecies + the statements to avoid blame when the
prophecies proved to be false.
1972 IDENTIFYING THE "PROPHET" - "So, does Jehovah have a prophet
to help them, to warn them of dangers and to declare things to come? These questions can
be answered in the affirmative. Who is this prophet? ... This "prophet" was not
one 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 ... Of course, it is easy to say that this group acts as a
"prophet" of God. It is another thing to prove it." THE WATCHTOWER 4/t/72 p. 197 (See Deut. 18:21)
1889 "The battle of the great day of God Almighty (Rev.
16:14),whicb will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present
rulership is already commenced." THE TIME IS AT HAND,
p. 101 (1908 edition)
1914 "The present great war in Europe is the beginning of the
Armageddon of the Scriptures." PASTOR RUSSELL'S
SERMONS, p. 676
1916 "The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six
great 1000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th Day,the 1000
years of Christ's Reign, began in 1873." THE TIME IS AT
HAND, p. 2 (Forward)
1918 "Therefore we may confidently expect that 1925 will mark the
return of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, particularly those named
by the Apostle in -Hebrews 1 1, to the condition of human perfection." MILLIONS NOW LIVING WILL NEVER DIE, p. 89
1922 "The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the
Scriptures than 1914." THE WATCHTOWER, 9/l/22, p.
1923 "Our thought is, that 1925 is definitely settled by the
Scriptures. As to Noah, the Christian now has much more upon which to base his faith than
Noah had upon which to base his faith in a coming deluge." THE
WATCHTOWER, p. 106, 4/l/23
1925 "The year 1925 is here. With great expectation Christians have
looked forward to this year. Many have confidently expected that all members of the body
of Christ will be changed to heavenly glory during this year. This may be accomplished. It may not be. In his own due time God will accomplish his purposes
concerning his people. Christians should not be so deeply concerned about what may
transpire this year." THE WATCHTOWER, I/ 1/25,
Sept 1925. "It is to be expected that Satan will try to
inject into the minds of the consecrated, the thought that 1925 should see an end to the
work." THE WATCHTOWER, p. 262
1926 "Some anticipated that the work would
end in 1925, but the Lord did not so state." THE
WATCHTOWER, 1926 p.-232.
"The difficulty was that the friends inflated their
imaginations beyond reason; and that when their imaginations burst asunder, they were
inclined to throw away everything." THE
WATCHTOWER, 1925, p. 56 par. 51
1931 "There was a measure of disappointment
on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning the years 1914, 1918, and 1925,
which disappointment lasted for a time ... and they also learned to quit fixing
dates." VINDICATION, p. 338
1938 "They had preached that in an early time
God would overthrow "Christendom". Many had emphasised the year 1925 as the
date, and then when that date did not materialize the date was moved up to 1932. Again,
1932 came and "Christendom" was not destroyed, and now it was discovered that
"Christendom" would be spared for a while longer for the sake of the Jonadab
class, and this made the proud "elective elder" crowd very mad." THE WATCHTOWER, 2/15/1938 p. 54
1941 "Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them,
not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for most
effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." THE
WATCHTOWER, 9/13/41, p. 288
1968 "True, there have been those in times
past who predicted an "end" to the world, even announcing a specific date. Yet
nothing happened. The end did not come. They were guilty of false prophesying. Why? What
was missing? Missing from such people were God's truths and the evidence that He was using
and guiding them. " AWAKE 10/8/68 (See Luke
1968 "WHY ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO 1975?" THE WATCHTOWER, 8/15/68, p. 494
Then if anyone says to you, Look here is the
Messiah - or, there He is - do not believe him...
for the Son of Man will come like the lightning which flashes across the sky
from the east to the west.
You will see the Son of Man sitting at the
right hand of power, and coming with the clouds of heaven
Look, He is coming with the clouds and everyone shall see Him,
including those who pierced Him
..and all the peoples of the earth will weep as they see the Son of
Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory
No one knows, however, when that day and hour will come - neither
the angels in heaven, nor the Son, the Father alone knows.
Yes indeed, I AM coming soon!
Taken from : Matt. 24:23 & 29 & 36 Mark 14: 62 Rev.1: 7 (& 22:20)