Few Christians have never heard of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, but of that larger number very few seem to know what they say the gospel is. To the Jehovah’s Witnesses the Christian gospel is that the kingdom was established in the heavenlies in 1914!
Let the honest-hearted person compare the kind of preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom done by the religious systems of Christendom during all the centuries with that done by Jehovah’s Witnesses since the end of World War I in 1918. They are not one and the same kind. That of Jehovah’s Witnesses is really “gospel,” or “good news,” as of God’s heavenly kingdom that was established by the enthronement of his Son Jesus Christ at the end of the Gentile Times in 1914. (The Watchtower 5/1/81, p.17, emphasis mine)
It is astounding that anyone could believe that, but millions of Jehovah’s Witnesses do! Their strange unscriptural gospel is only part of what they want Christians to start believing! One of the ways a Christian can help a Jehovah’s Witness out of such a delusion is to ask the following two simple questions:
(1) Did Jesus, Paul or any of the early disciples ever preach the gospel of the kingdom? The answer is a definite yes (Mt. 4:23; 9:35; Acts 20:25; etc.).
(2) Did they ever preach the kingdom was established in the heavenlies in 1914? The answer is a definite no.
The conclusion is, the Christians of the first century preached a different gospel than the Jehovah’s Witnesses are. The real gospel centers around the Lord Jesus Christ and an obedient faith in him for eternal life. Ask the Jehovah’s Witnesses the following: Why are you preaching a different gospel, especially since you will be condemned with anathema just for that (Gal. 1:8,9)? The real gospel of grace is detailed in 1 Cor. 15:1-4 and Acts 20:21, with no mention of 1914 or any date!
[Dan Corner has decades of experience refuting false religions, including the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Catholicism, Mormonism, Seventh Day Adventism, etc. The truth needs to heard for the sake of souls, and Dan Corner is willing to be misunderstood to help the religious deceived.]