False Prophecies by Watchtower

"Jehovah's Witnesses are the only true prophets of God!" (Watchtower 4/1/72)

1889 "The battle of the great day of God Almighty, which will end in A.D. 1914 with the complete overthrow of earth's present rulership is already commenced." (Time is at Hand, p.101)
1906 Russell (1st JW President) said: These truths I present as God's mouthpiece. I admit to being the 'faithful and wise servant' foretold in Matthew 24. (Watchtower 7/15/06, p.229, Watchtower 12/1/16.)
1913 "Some have a strong desire to worship God, others have a weak desire, and others have no desire at all. The difference is due to the shape of the brain." (Watchtower 3/15/13, p.84).
1917 "In the year 1918, WHEN GOD DESTROYS THE CHURCHES WHOLESALE AND THE CHURCH MEMBERS BY THE MILLIONS, it shall be that any escape shall come to the works of Russell…" "World War I will close about October 1, 1917." (Finished Mystery, p. 485, 268).
1918 "We may confidently expect that 1925 will make the return of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the faithful prophets of old, then the condition of human perfection." (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, p. 89).
1929 "The Scriptural proof is that the second presence of Jesus began in 1874." (Prophecy, p.65).
1943 Franz (current President) said, "JEHOVAH IS THE EDITOR OF THE WATCHTOWER (Moyle vs. WT). Franz said he was a Hebrew and Greek scholar, but could not translate Gen. 2:4 before the judge. He also claimed he was offered a Cecil Rhodes Scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship Trust's president stated, "I have checked our records and do not find Frederick Franz was elected to a Rhodes Scholarship."
1943 "Man cannot by airplane or rockets or other means get above the air envelope which is about our earthly globe and in which man breathes." (Truth Shall Make You Free, p. 285).
1966 "1975 (in early autumn) will be the end of the 6th 1,000-year day of man's existence. It would not be by mere chance or accident but would be according to the loving purpose of Jehovah God for the reign of Jesus Christ to run parallel with the seventh millennium of man's existence." (Everlasting Life in Freedom, p.30).
1966 "Six thousand years from man's creation will end in 1975, and the seventh period of a thousand years of human history will begin in the fall of 1975 C.E." (Life Everlasting in Freedom of the Sons of God, p. 29).

1968 "The battle of Armageddon will be all over by the autumn of 1975. It may involve only a difference of weeks or months, but not years." (Why Are You Looking Forward to 1975, Watchtower 8/15/68).


"When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him." (Deut. 18:22).

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