The discussion then revolved on the prophecy concerning the year 1975. Matt (the elderly gentleman’s name) answered:
“You have a misconception there. I’m not saying you’re wrong. What I know…I’m telling you what I know. It wasn’t a misconception about 1975. It was a lot of people that chose to think of it maybe not quite so right.”
Puzzled, I asked, “What do you mean?”
He answered, “Well, never in the pages of the WT did they say, did the Witnesses say, that the end was coming in 1975. They never said that. But some people, what was said, in terms of bible chronology, it was a demarcation of a time period, that’s all it was.”
I then asked him about the 1968 Watchtower article that asked, “Why are you looking forward to 1975?” He answered:
“That was back in 1975…things change, and we realize a lot of things that are going on…a lot of it is looking in a rear view mirror…us humans don’t know everything; that’s why I keep studying.”
The facts tell a different story than how Matt is choosing to remember it. Here are two relevant pictures:
The top picture is the actual article and the second picture is the continuation of the article. Note the two arrows. Here is what the wording in the first black arrow reads in part:
“Are we to assume from this study that the battle of Armageddon will be all over by the autumn of 1975, and the long-looked-for 1,000 year-reign of Christ…”
The second arrow reads, in part:
“And yet the end of that sixth creative ‘day’ could end within the same Gregorian calendar year of Adam’s creation. It may involve only a difference of weeks or months, not years.”
Contrary to what Matt alleged, this article clearly states that 1975 was going to be the year that the “long-looked-for 1,000 year-reign of Christ” would be ushered in. Matt either has a poor memory and is unintentionally fuzzy on the details, or else he is trying to deceive me.
The problem with the WTBTS is their extensive written record that anyone can locate within a small amount of time and searching on the internet. One does not have to rely on hearsay or the fallible memories of aging JW’s; any interested individual can go to the source documents and read for themselves exactly what was taught on any of these controversial subjects.
Not only does the WTBTS leave behind an extensive written record of their false prophecies, they also leave behind an audio record. For example, click here for a Youtube video that clearly shows that Matt’s memory of 1975 is positively erroneous.
Can Matt be mistaken in his memories, or is he a deceiver and a liar? I believe the evidence clearly points to the fact that Matt is intentionally trying to cover up the muddy tracks left behind by this deceptive organization that falsely predicted the end of the world in 1975.
Friends, my post should cause you to be alarmed at the intentional falsification that many members of the WTBTS undergo in trying to whitewash this wicked organizations history. They deliberately and consciously seek to alter embarrassing history that is available for public scrutiny, endeavoring to convince others that the WTBTS never said what they actually did. This is an evil that defies explanation.
As I have reported on many occasions, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is one of the most deceptive and hypocritical of any religious organization on the planet today. I am honored that in my small way, I am a part of an ever increasing group of people doing what they can to expose the evil of this satanic organization.