What Really Happened in 1975 with Jehovah's Witnesses?

1975 - the end?


1975 and the "Life Everlasting" book

When Prophecy Fails — The 1975 Fiasco Viewed from Inside Bethel

The Children of 1975
1975 for Deniers 
1975 Proclaimers book quote  
Wiki Watchtower end of world dates

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Danny says,

Remember- The origin of all Watchtower teachings that makes them unique over all other religions is their creed of Jesus second coming 'invisibly' in the year 1914.
 The Jehovah's Witnesses actually have roots with the Seventh Day Adventist, they both have common origin in the William Miller apocalyptic movement of the 18th century.
 Of course here in 2009 it is quite a stretch to proclaim Jesus advent in 1914 then try to explain "invisible" emperor's new clothes fashion, why everything is all still messed up in the world.
So often the JW revisionist apologist will play the blame game and say 1914 second coming is an invention of ' disgruntled apostates'.
Major failed teaching means
Watchtower game over.


1975 - Watchtower Quotes

"From 1966 to 1975 the Watchtower regularly implied that Armageddon would arrive in 1975. However, ask a Jehovah's Witnesses about this date and they will invariably deny there ever being such statements or that the Watchtower assigned any great importance to 1975. With this in mind it is enlightening to read the following quotes showing exactly what the Watchtower said. "



“I’ve been studying with Jehovah’s Witnesses for a year and I am thinking about getting baptized, but I wanted to do some research into the history of the organization before I made my decision.  Recently, I ran across statements on the Internet that claim that Jehovah’s Witnesses taught that the world would end in 1975, so I asked my bible study teacher about that. She flat out denied that the Watchtower ever taught that 1975 would be the end of the world. She said that a few individual Jehovah’s Witnesses thought the end would happen in 1975, but she said that the Watchtower Society never officially gave that date for the end of the world.  I am confused! If the Watchtower Society never gave the 1975 date for the end of the world, why does Anne Marie on your website say that they did in their 1966 publication, Life Everlasting in Freedom of the Sons of God? Is there anyway I can get the documentation that Anne Marie talks about in her story?”


The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society: The Critical Years 1975-1997

"Several unrelated discoveries of the faulty 607BC-1914AD chronology that forms the very foundation of much Watchtower teaching concerning their own authority were squelched by the Governing Body in the late `70's. When all the information came to the attention of many Bethel family members in 1979-1980, and some talked to others about it, a major witchhunt began in order to silence those who talked of the cover-up."


We'll add some good of Youtube presentations on the matter:

What really happened in 1975?


1975 - What the Watchtower Wants To Keep Hidden From You


The Millerites: Armageddon (History Channel)

Windows Media Version


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