How can that be when they claim every Christian religion is part of Babylon the Great, the Harlot of Revelation - false religion soon to be destroyed at Armageddon? Heaven forbid that anything out of "Christendom" could possibly be right!
What a lot of people don't realise (including Witnesses who are not old enough to know the history of their organization) is that prior to 1914, the Watchtower believed:
The Last Days began 1799
Jesus Parousia started 1874
Jesus started ruling in heaven in 1878
The Gentile Times would end in 1914, resulting in the end of Armageddon, the fall of false religion, the end of all earthly governments, heavenly and earthly resurrections and paradise on earth.
Even President Knorr expressed doubts about 1914: On 19 February 1975 the Governing Body met in session and listened to Fred Franz’s taped talk on 1975. There followed a discussion about the uncertainty of time prophecies. Nathan H. Knorr (the President) said: “There are some things I know – I know that Jehovah is God, that Christ Jesus is his Son, that he gave his life as a ransom for us, that there is a resurrection. Other things I’m not so certain about. 1914 – I don’t know. We’ve talked about 1914 for a long time. We may be right and I hope we are.” This conversation was recorded.
No way will any Jehovah's Witness ever admit that they could be wrong, and especially when it comes to the name Jehovah which was invented by a Catholic monk called Raymundus Martini in the 13th century.
As for the Hebrew letters that make up the Tetragrammaton - YHWH - here is one interpretation of what those letters mean:
Y - A hand (closed or closing upon), to work, a deed done
H - Behold, to show to reveal
W - A nail, a peg, a hook, joining together, making secure
H - Behold, to show, to reveal
Now go to John 20:25-28 where Thomas declares of the risen Christ, "My Lord and my God!" When I was a Witness, the purple cover edition of the Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures showed the word for word translation into English as "the Lord of me and the God of me."
But that had to be changed because it didn't uphold the teaching of the organization. Just wait till they get "increased light" on 1914. Can't be long now...