Watchtower Chronology and Daniel’s 70 Weeks

DID DANIEL’S 70 WEEKS PROPHECY START WITH ARTAXERXES’ 20TH YEAR DECREE IN 455 OR 445 BC?

Daniel 9’s 70 weeks prophecy is significant because it not only proclaims when Jesus, the Messiah, would come to earth “to make an end of sin… to bring in everlasting righteousness… to anoint the most holy place” but it also proclaims how long God would continue to work strictly with the literal nation of Israel when it proclaims that Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city…” providing us a framework of when God would open up the Gospel to the Gentiles (non-Jews) in offering salvation to anyone who would believe. Daniel 9:24-27 states: Continue reading “Watchtower Chronology and Daniel’s 70 Weeks”

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Why 1914 and 607 are False

JW Facts BookEVIDENCE 1914 A.D. AND 607 B.C. DATES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ARE WRONG

WHY 1914 A.D. IS IMPORTANT TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

The date 1914 A.D. has played a dominant role in the eschatology of the Jehovah’s Witnesses from its inception in 1879 with the writings of Charles Taze Russell, founder of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. For over a hundred years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been teaching that 1914 marks the conclusion of a prophetic time period they call “the Times of the Gentiles” or “appointed times of the nations” which they claim began with the fall of Jerusalem in 607/606 B.C.

Prior to 1914, Jehovah’s Witnesses proclaimed that the end of this period would culminate in the destruction of all earthly governments in the “Battle of Armageddon.” 1. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, it seemed to them that such prophetic declarations by the Watchtower Society were indeed being fulfilled and that the new system of things under Christ’s millennial reign of 1,000 years was just around the corner. Heralding such statements, Jehovah’s Witnesses flocked to the streets, urging prospective converts to join the Watchtower organization in order to avoid the impending doom that they claimed would occur near this date. Continue reading “Why 1914 and 607 are False”

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