If you are a Jehovah's Witness, please look at these scans of your very own New World Translation Bible.
This is a 1961 copy. I also have a 1950 copy sitting on my shelf that says the same exact thing. It clearly says... "worship" Jesus. Do you worship Jesus? Why not? The Father commands it of His angels. We all know that God will not share His glory or worship with anyone. Why would He command His very own angels to worship Jesus? That would set God at odds with Himself, and that just can't be. The only answer is that God made himself flesh in the form of Jesus, just as John 1:1 & 14 show. Now, the NWT pollutes the real translation of John 1:1, and that's a whole different topic. If you can't wrap your mind around a Triune God, even seeing here it has to be true, go back to the main page and read the articles on "Explaining the Trinity" parts 1 and 2. Now, you will notice in your newer NWT bibles that the word worship in Hebrews above, was changed in 1975 to "obeisance". That is simply to follow with the agenda against Jesus of showing His deity....and if you have the wrong Jesus, you have the wrong God, and are doomed.
Is the Bible inspired? The answer is yes. Is the Watchtower inspired? No, and they will tell you that. So what do you do when the Watchtower contradicts the Bible? Do you put your faith in an organization of fallible men, or in God’s inspired word? Ask yourself again, do you worship Jesus? Why not? The NWT is supposed to be the most exact translation of the scriptures and you see the verse says that all God’s angels are to worship Jesus. You might give the old adage that the light gets brighter. No, the qualities of a prophet of God entail being correct 100% of the time without failure (see Deuteronomy 18:22). And the qualities of the faithful and discreet slave do not allow for a mistake to be made in God’s printed word. So why the difference in this 1961 and older Bible and the ones from 1971 and newer? How can you put your trust in someone that makes such a mistake? This is your eternal soul!
Please look at the following quote available in your own literature…
Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1925 p. 88-90 (Watchtower Society
The chief thing to be restored is the human race to life; and since other Scriptures definitely fix the fact that there will be a resurrection of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and other faithful ones of old, and that these will have the first favor, we may expect 1925 to witness the return of these faithful men of Israel from the condition of death, being resurrected and fully restored to perfect humanity and made the visible, legal representatives of the new order of things on earth.. They are to be resurrected as perfect men and constitute the princes or rulers in the earth .. 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 11, to the condition of human perfection.. A simple calculation of these jubilees brings us to this important fact: Seventy jubilees of fifty years each would be a total of 3500 years. That period of time beginning 1575 years before A.D. 1 of necessity would end in the fall of 1925, at which time the type ends and the great anti type must begin. What, then, should we expect to take palace? In the type there must be a full restoration; beginning of restoration of all things.
Please note the highlighted portion. This is a prophecy in God’s name. Understand that the fact that you are reading this proves it failed which goes against Deuteronomy 18:22. It only takes ONE failure to make someone a false prophet and God commands you to not deal with them. But there are more. Just on this one prophecy, the Watchtower, under Rutherford, built a mansion in San Diego and called it Beth Sarim. It was finished in 1929 and was built to house the return of the prophets of old. When that prophecy failed, Rutherford lived in it till he dies and then the Watchtower sold it!
Other failed prophecies are:
First, I want to show you where the Watchtower claimed authority as God's Prophet.
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, 4/1/72, p. 197.
Now, out of your NWT it says in Deuteronomy 20:21-22:
21 And in case you should say in your heart: “How shall we know the word that Jehovah has not spoken?”
22 when the prophet speaks in the name of Jehovah and the word does not occur or come true, that is the word that Jehovah did not speak. With presumptuousness the prophet spoke it. You must not get frightened at him.’
That being the case, let's see how the Watchtower lays up to God's Word:
1897: "Our Lord, the appointed King, is now present, since October 1874," Studies in the Scriptures, Vol. 4, page 621.
1899: "...the ‘battle of the great day of God Almighty' (Revelation 16:14), which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership, is already commenced." The Time Is at Hand, page 101 (1908 edition).
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, page ii,
"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 11, to the condition of human perfection."
Millions Now Living Will Never Die, page 89.
"The date 1925 is even more distinctly indicated by the Scriptures than
1914." The Watchtower 9/1/22, page 262.
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, page 106
"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, 1/1/25,
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, Sept, 1925 page 262.
1926 "Some anticipated that
the work would end in 1925, but the Lord did not state so. 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, page 232.
1931: "There was a measure of
disappointment on the part of Jehovah's faithful ones on earth concerning
the years 1917, 1918, and 1925, which disappointment lasted for a time...and
they also learned to quit fixing dates."
Vindication, page 338.
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, 9/15/41, page 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 evidence that he was using and guiding them."
1968: "Why are you looking
forward to 1975?" The Watchtower, 8/15/68, page
Count them. With the failed prophecy of Beth-Sarim, that's 14 false prophecies! A Jehovah's Witness might say that the organization is still learning. If that is so, then how can they trust what they are taught now by the Watchtower? Will what they are being taught now change also? Contrary to Watchtower saying, the light does not get brighter. The Watchtower claims to be the faithful and discreet slave. The faithful and discreet slave would not make false prophecies. The faithful and discreet slave would not have had the word "worship" in the verse of Hebrews above, because look at how many people they would have led astray! People who are dead that can't change every time the Watchtower changes their mind on a subject. No, God is straight forward with His prophets. A true prophet of God won't make mistakes prophesying. When they do, they are a false prophet. The Jehovah's Witness organization, that claims to be a prophet of God, is really a false prophet. Jesus said:
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
It is now up to you. Will you believe and trust God’s inspired word, or an organization that clearly is not of God?
In His Grace,
Mike Harris Jr.
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