Jehovah's Witnesses, is The Watchtower really inspired by Jehovah?
NEW YORK KING'S COUNTY CLERKS'S COURT RECORD, 1940, vol. II, p 795: Fred W. Franz on the witness stand:
Q: Who subsequently became the Editor of the magazine, the main editor of the "Watch Tower" magazine?
A: In 1931, October 15th, as I recall, the "Watch Tower" discontinued publishing the names of any editorial committee on the second page.
THE COURT: He asked you who became the editor.
THE WITNESS: And it said --
THE COURT: Who became the editor?
Q: Who became the editor when this was discontinued?
A: Jehovah God.
Q: At any rate, Jehovah God is now the editor of the paper, is that right?
A: He is today the editor of the paper.
Q: How long has he been editor of the paper?
A: Since its inception he has been guiding it.
Q: Even before 1931?
A: Yes, sir.
Nathan Homer Knorr on the witness stand, at the same Olin Myle trial, sections 4420 & 4421 :
Q: But you don't make any mention in the fore part of your Watch Tower that "We are not infallible and subject to correction and may make mistakes"?
A: We have never claimed infallibility.
Q: But you don't make any such statement that you are subject to correction in your Watch Tower papers do you?
A: Not that I recall.
Q: In fact, it is set forth directly as God's Word, isn't it?
A: Yes, as His Word.
A: That is right.
Even the Watchtower itself claims:
The Watchtower is not the instrument of any man or set of any of men, nor is it published according to the whims of men. No man's opinion is expressed in the Watchtower."
(Watchtower 1931 November 1 page. 327)
"Nothing is interpreted but the interpretation comes from God and is then published."
(Watchtower 1943 July 1 page. 202-203)
"Jehovah God has made Known to his anointed ones in advance what these scriptures mean."
(Watchtower 1931 June 1 page.160)
"God uses and directs the WTS."
(VINDICATION Book 1 1931 page. 77)
YET, since Jehovah directs and edits The Watchtower. How could Jehovah be so wrong about several things? The Cross (you didn't recieve "new light" until your second president).
The men of Sodom will/will not be resurrected SEVERAL TIMES. Did Jehovah keep changing his mind?
And since it's "not" inspired by God, then why do you hold The Watchtower (that makes several changes and mistakes) up so high, you believe what it says, teach from it, and use it's teachings as dogma? Why can't you understand and believe only the Bible without The Watchtower?
You didn't answer the question. All you said was that my citation was flawed. Maybe you'll be kind enough to prove it?
That still doesn't take away what The Watchtower said in their publications. Read them again.