Question by Pile: Are Jehovahs Witnesses making all the arguments one would EXPECT from a guilty false prophet?
IF Jehovahs Witnesses were indeed guilty of making false prophecies, what kind of excuses would you EXPECT them to make?
1. Say, “just what IS a prophecy after all?” This excuse avoids a direct answer of whether or not they are guilty of false prophecy, and engages in a word play, a debate of definitions. If a guilty sinner can cast doubt on what the definition of the sin is in the first place, then they can wiggle out of admitting they are guilty of it.
2. Accuse other people, especially other GOOD people that they ALSO have committed the sin. This is the “We are in good company” defence. If they can get you to think that Jesus or other people said similar things, then it will make them feel less guilty
3. Flat denial of ever even coming close to the sin of false prophecy. Completely deny that they ever even remotely SUGGESTED what might occur in the future. (This one is easily proved wrong by simple documentary evidence. But the advantage this excuse has, is that the one denying the sin, puts the burden of proof on the accuser, making them have to go back and dig up all those old issues of the WT. AND the guilty sinner, by the way, will NEVER EVER bother to look up information that might prove them to be guilty of false prophecy. So the sinner is basically saying, “lalala I can’t hear you! lalalala.” And they will never be able to get forgiveness, because they don’t even reall know they are guilty. Yet they refuse to even consider that they MIGHT be guilty as the accuser says. This type of person is destined to die in their sin and never have a revelation. Willful ignorance is what it is)
4. Giving new fancy names to the sin of false prophecy. This one is just more word play. The guilty sinner, instead of calling the sin “false prophecy” or “fornication” (or whatever the sin was) calls it “mere speculation” “mere interpretation” “beautiful love making” “self defence” “bible chronology” “we were speaking in metaphor” “the light got brighter” ‘That was old truth, now we have new truth” … Renaming the sin is a common defense that guilty sinners use.
5.” That was a Long Time ago! We’re over it! Who cares what happened 100 years ago?” This excuse my father, and also a Yahoo user I was emailing, both have used recently. But I have heard it many many times over the years. The guilty sinner speaks of the sin as something that happened so long ago, it isn’t even worth talking about. Therefore they just shut down and do not engage in talk about it at all. The funny thing about this excuse is that it admits guilt, but it downplays the seriousness of the sin by suggesting that there is a statute of limitations on the sin. This is PRETTY convenient for the guilty sinner. Of course, the guilty sinner must assume that he HAS THE RIGHT to determine what sins have what statutes of limitations on them, how long the statue of limitations is and what sins get a statute of limitations and what sins don’t. The sad consequence of this excuse is like the others, as long as one uses the excuse, they can never get forgiveness and they can never have a breakthrough about their own sinfulness. They are destined to die ignorant in their sin.
Any other great excuses, probably from JWs themselves are welcomed.
angelmuse uses a combination of the number 2 and the number 4 excuses She says that in the Bible there were some good people who had “wrong ideas.” So good people are with us in our filthy sin of false prophecy, and it’s really just “lack of clarity.” More word play. She comes up with a new term to call false prophecy. “Lack of clarity. She also uses false analogy, comparing her sin of false prophecy with what good people in the Bible did in a totally different and unrelated situation, different time and different people. So angelmuse does not come up with a new excuse for her false prophecy, she just combines two already well known and used excuses used by sinners of all sorts for milleniums.
Abernathy the Dull is living upo to his name by using one of the less imaginary excuses, Flat out denial and refusal to engage.
6. Almost forgot!!!! One of the biggest excuses of guilty sinners! A JW below reminded me. PERSONALLY ATTACK THE CREDIBILITY OF THE PERSONS WHO CAUGHT YOU IN THE ACT OF SINNING! Yes, the classic, simple, AD HOMINEM attack. Ignore all the arguments and all the facts and just attack the accusers, question their motives and character and then you don’t even have to answer their questions. This is a big one. I can’t believe noone else brought this up. I can’t believe I forgot!
Answer by Abernathy the Dull
Your question is exactly what one would expect from an anti-JW trying to prove that JWs are false prophets, when they’re really not.
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