Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Generation that HAS Passed Away

This year has seen the deaths of the last British veterans of the First World War. There are none left who can recall first hand the mud and the death of the Western Front. Remembrance Day remains, as it ought to. We need a day on which the horrors of war, and the heroism, can be remembered. We also need to remember that war still goes on, and the idea that human progress can put an end to war is a horrible delusion.

But the death of the last veterans of the Great War reminds us of something else, and that is the false prophecy of the Watchtower Society. They confidently declared that “the generation that saw the events of 1914 shall not pass away.” They wrote in 1984: "…Yes, you may live to see this promised New Order, along with survivors of the generation of 1914—the generation that will not pass away" (The Watchtower, May 15, 1984, pages 6-7, as quoted here). Again: “Thus before the 1914 generation completely dies out, God’s judgment must be executed” (The Watchtower May 1, 1985, page 4)

It is now officially a fact that that generation has passed away, and that fact has been marked at Remembrance Day services in Britain. No doubt the Watchtower has its own explanation of its false prophecy, but the fact remains that they have been exposed once again. 1914, 1920, 1925, 1975 and 2000 have passed without the prophesied Armageddon.

This is not the first time, of course. The Watchtower Organisation claims to speak for God, it claims that its interpretations of prophecy are infallible. Yet not one of these interpretations has proved to be true. They have predicted the end of the world many times, and each time they have been proved wrong. The idea that the Watchtower speaks directly for God is surely laughable by now! Yet the leaders have not repented or acknowledged that they were mistaken. This is a sign of a morally bankrupt religious leadership. They have been supported by false prophecy, and the failure of a prophecy that has been repeated for decades should be a warning to all that they do not possess the truth.

Jesus says: “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes to the Father except through me.” God has not given an organisation, whether the Watchtower Society, the Roman Catholic Church, or the FIEC (the grouping my Church is connected with), as the only conduit of salvation, He has sent His Son so that all who believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. No organisation can save you, but:

Jesus ready stands to save you,
Filled with mercy, love and power;
He is able,
He is willing, doubt no more.

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