The Watchtower (Study Edition) January 15, 2014
"100 Years Of Kingdom Rule. How Does It Affect You?"
Page 12, paragraph 3
"Toward the end of the 19th century, light began to shine on a 2,500-year-old prophecy recorded by Daniel: "In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed." The Bible Students spent decades pointing out that the year 1914 would be significant. Many people at that time were optimistic. As one writer states: "The world of 1914 was full of hope and promise." With the outbreak of World War 1 later that year, however, Bible prophecy came true. The subsequent famines, earthquakes, and pestilences as well as the fulfillment of other Bible prophecies proved conclusively that Jesus Christ had begun to rule in heaven as King of God's Kingdom in 1914. By enthroning his Son as the Messianic King, Jehovah had, indeed, become King in a new sense!"
The way this paragraph is written makes it SEEM as if the Bible Students believed that Jesus was enthroned as King of God's Kingdom in 1914. The Bible Students who were alive at that time, did not believe that. They believed that Jesus had already been enthroned in the year 1874. Nelson Barbour had persuaded Charles Russell to draw this conclusion. The Bible Students expected Armageddon to occur in 1914 and they expected to receive their heavenly reward in that year. This is an attempt by the Society to re-write its history.
I'll include a link to a blog entry that I wrote some time ago about the "Faith In Action" DVD, where I compared the DVD to the Proclaimers Book.
Last edited by wallflower; 09-01-2014 at 04:08 AM.
"Don't worry about it darlin' we're not going to break the rules, we're just going to bend them a little bit." - Don Ready
Fair dinkum, mate!