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Nor does it clarify that it was not until 1943 that the beginning of Christ's presence was specifically changed from the year 1874 to 1914.This change was in The Truth Shall Make You Free, released in the time of Knorr and the first book to be printed that did not list the author's name.
However, Rutherford continued to promote Russell's interpretation of the dates for the 1700's, 1800's and 1914 until the 1930's.Quite typically a new religion will think their country is predicted in prophecy. 1799 was the beginning of "the time of the end." This concept started the era of enlightenment and Adventist movement of the 1800's, resulting in Russell's end time belief system. The war that started shortly afterwards, along with Napoleon debasing the Pope, was seen as evidence of the fulfilment of this.The Adventists, Mormons and Watchtower Society all began as US centric religions. In no uncertain terms, Watchtower presented "proof" that 1799 was "definitely" the start of the time of the end. So dramatic was the apparent fulfilment of this prophecy that it led to the start of the Adventist movement and belief that the last days started 1799.No - we're an independent community site offering support for both current and former Jehovah's Witnesses and anyone else who has been affected by the beliefs, doctrines and practices of the Jehovah's Witness religion as governed by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (WTB&TS).We are not affiliated with the WTB&TS in any way and we take your privacy and security seriously doing our utmost to protect your identity and provide a friendly, tolerant and informative environment where you can ask questions, share information and make new friends.This was after the death of Rutherford and well after 1919 when Jesus inspection supposedly found a spiritually cleansed Organization.
One can imagine that over time most of the current doctrine describing events of the 1900's will eventually be seen to be of little relevance and relegated to the forgotten annals of Watchtower history.
It was said by Ellen that "Since the time of Moses no period of darkness of equal density, extent, and duration, has ever been recorded." (Great Controversy, p.
308) This was touched on in Studies in the Scriptures - The Day Of Vengeance (1897) p.604; The time of darkness, the first sign of the end, was caused by fires in New England and was confined mostly to the North-Eastern part of the United States. In 1889, Russell changed the last days from 1798 to 1799, based on a new understanding that papal rule started in 539 A. Few Witnesses today are aware of the relevance of the year 1799, that this year is pivotal to the very existence of Jehovah's Witnesses. "The Day of His Preparation" is another name given to the same period." Studies in the Scriptures - Thy Kingdom Come p.23 In 1796, George Bell postulated that the Pope was the Antichrist and would fall in 1797.
In 1876, Russell became interested in time prophecy, after reading a copy of Barbour's publication Herald of the Morning.
The end had not come in 1874, as the Adventists had predicted.
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